The EZVIZ BC1C Battery Powered Wireless Security Camera Review!
I reviewed the easy vis bc, one duo pack, which i have installed on my detached garage around back link in the description. If you guys want to check that out, essentially i wanted an additional one so that i can set up a security camera for the front of my house. To give me a complete vantage point of my entire front driveway. This is where this comes in now. This can be charged as a single security camera, which gives you that full 210 days worth of battery life, but this also complements with a solar panel. So if you wanted to have continuous charging and power to the camera, then you can set this up with the solar panel on the front of the house as well. But i find it more convenient to have a solar panel to give continuous charging to the camera itself so that i dont need to worry about taking it off charging it and then putting it back on every single time or every around 200 days. So lets go ahead and first unbox this now theres a lot of key features that i wanted to highlight just before i go into this its listed on each side of the box, but just for convenience, heres, a screenshot listing all of the main features of the Security camera now it is full hd, so you do get 1080p video. You can see. It has a huge battery life. In there 7 800 milliamp hours, its got an inbuilt storage of 32 gigabytes.
You can also store the video recordings on the cloud package that you can purchase separately, so theres multiple different ways. You can store the video and play that back. It also has color night vision and i will be showing some sample clips that ive taken both at daytime and at night time, just to show you the quality. Now this is made to be set outdoors, so it is ip66 dust and water protected. It gives you very accurate human detection, which i, like you know. If you do have, maybe animals like some dogs or some cats that run around it wont pick them up. But if a human does come in in place of the camera, then it will give you an alert on the phone. Then it also has two way talk as well. Just in case you know you get someone to drop off a delivery and maybe youre not at home, then you can get notified via the app and then you can talk through it and let them know to place the package anywhere. They, like theres, also an alarm system in there for a bit of added security. It does support 2.4 gigahertz wi fi, and i do recommend setting this up as close as possible to your wireless router. Just to make sure you always have continuous signal to the camera. So that it doesnt cut off the recording at any time and of course, to save space, it does have the h.
265 codec in there for video compression. Then you can also do voice alerts and it works with the solar panel for complete battery charging continuously. So now lets go ahead and open this, so there you have two things in the box: youve got the camera and the solar panel, so pretty straightforward, im, just gon na unpack the camera. So you can see you know pretty much easily. It fits into the palm of my hand, that is a very nice sized camera, and actually i do like the color of this. Its got this nice black and space gray, type design very clean. Its got some lights on there as well, so at night time to give you the best color night vision. The flood light on this will actually come on and just on the back, you have your micro, usb charging port and in the accessory box is where you have the charging cable, the nails and the plugs the bracket. You also have a usb plug for the charging cable and then also, if you wanted to set this up via magnets, then you can do that instead of using the one with the screw on it, because this is a very strong magnet as well like so and Then you can just really position it elsewhere. If you are going to set this outdoors, i wouldnt recommend using the magnet, because anyone can just literally just steal it just pull it off and take it so definitely screw it in just for that added security.
So, like with my other bc, one duo peg. I will be drilling the holes into the wall and ill be using these plugs for that and inside this box you have yourself the user manual. If you want to read up more information about how to set this up. This is also complemented with an easy vis. App as well so make sure to Music have plenty download them. This is a very large solar panel, so you can be pretty sure. Youll always get maximum power maximum battery life at all times and again. This is the bracket and i will be drilling holes in the wall using the screws and the plugs comes with a little user manual as well just to get you up and running okay. So this is everything that i need. You know its very basic, just the camera, the solar panel, the brackets the screws and the plugs. Like i mentioned. This is all complemented with the easy vis app there. You can see the live video you can play back the recordings you can set. Where you want to store them, you can download them share them. You can do two way talk. You can do motion detection, push, notifications and alerts that kind of stuff, so theres plenty of different things, and i will be showcasing a little bit about the app once i show you some sample clips so im looking to place this camera above one of the front Windows next to an existing camera that faces downwards towards the front door.
The solar panel will place just to the front of the house next to one of the lights to catch maximum amount of sunlight. Much like i already have on the other side, which is a solar panel to a very bright motion, sensor, flood light that i also installed a while back, but the bc one camera will face directly forward. So i can get a good vantage point for the entire front driveway, which will allow me to see anyone coming from both sides of my gates. So let me go ahead and now set this up: Music. Okay, you saw how quick and easy that was to set up. It was minimal effort and thats. Actually, one of the reasons why i like the easy vis security cameras. Now i just wanted to quickly run through the app before i show you some sample clips setting it up was very easy. You literally just select the camera, scan the qr code thats at the back of the device, and then you make sure the blue light is flashing. Then you go through the next steps. Then it starts configuring. The device on the network takes about maybe 25 seconds and thats it youre connected. So then you can just add. You know some naming conventions put the settings in place for the camera and once youve done that youre pretty much ready to go and install it. Okay, so if i scroll down youll see this is the live view of the security camera, its super clear and the camera itself is actually not too far away from my wireless router, which is in this room, and the door is just on the other side of This room as well, so it has very good coverage if your camera is set up quite far away from your wireless router and the signal is quite poor, then you can actually change the resolution to make sure that you still get consistently smooth video and recording on The application, but mine is you, know very super fast broadband as well, and i have it very close, so ive set it to full hd to get the maximum resolution.
Now you can see here, you know you can view the video history. If you take snapshots and pictures, you can record speak, which is a two way talk: option active defenses to set the alarm and then change the definition of the video. If i hit definition, this is what i was mentioning. I have it set to full hd, but you can set it to high def and standard video quality as well. In this video im only going to be showing the full hd clips as samples just to give you an idea of what the maximum quality would look like, both in day and night conditions on the top right hand, side youve got the settings button. This is where you can, you know, make sure you set up everything that you would like on how youre going to use the camera working mode. You know this is probably one of the most important ones. If you want the video to be consistently recording and to have like loop recording so that you dont miss any part of the entire days worth of footage, then thats what you can set that for. Ideally, you should have that plugged into the solar panel so that it consistently has power as well so performance mode. You know it sets one video clip thats longer, but it saves a little bit of power. Then you can choose some of the power saving options as well. In case you wanted to have the camera set in battery only so if you charge it with the micro usb and you dont want the solar panel, then these are some of the options that i would recommend intelligent detection.
You know this is where you can set the distances for motion detection as well and set the notification settings for that audio. You can set that to either on or off depending on, if you are going to be using two way talk image. You know this is the type of quality that you want when you take pictures so ive just said its original, which i think would be fine, color night vision, obviously ive selected that as well and then right at the bottom. If you wanted to have you know the osd on top of your pictures, which is the on screen display, you can set the information about the date and the time stamps and that kind of stuff. When you export the picture light, you know if you have that red camera status, light to show that its recording. If you want to turn that off which i have, then you can just hide from anyone else to showcase, is it on or is it off as bit of a more of a security measure but thats totally up to you and then this is where you can See the battery levels its currently at 72 for me, but it is charging by solar panel, so the app itself is very quick and easy. You know if i go into live view. I can see everything clearly, you know, as you can see, the car is driving by theres, not that much buffering. You know i still maintain a good strong signal, so i will keep this in that position.
I get a good field of view of most of my driveway, which is exactly what i want now lets. Take a look at some sample video clips that ive taken both day and night, so theres a main road just behind me there, and once you see the cars going by you can hear its quite busy. You can hear a lot of the noise, but more than that, you can still hear me quite clearly, which i think is great its a bright sunny day today. So, even though this is 1080p, i think the video quality is so clear. You can still see the sharpness, the details, the colors and no matter what distance from the gate up until the camera, the person is in youd still be able to make them out so thats, one of the key features of having a security camera so im very Impressed and you can see the wide angle view – i think thats really important if you have a large driveway like this. So this is a sunset and even now you guys can see its very clear. The lights have not come on yet on the camera, and you can still make up everything in the video. So you can see the cars in the background with the headlights super clear, and this is how the audio is when im about three meters away from the camera. So it might not be the clearest portfolio, but you can still make it up from this distance and even if i step back a little bit, how clear is that all right guys, so it is now very dark the sun has set.
I just wanted to show you how dark it is, but now let me walk in front of you and you can actually see the flood lights are on on the camera and its still pretty clear. So this is the color night vision. The reason it says because the lights come onto the camera, it then actually makes it easier to see you in color, but the clarity im checking on my phone at the same time is pretty good as well, even though its very dark behind me. The light highlights the subject, so the person in the shot in the frame will be very easily visible on the camera and the video recording, even though everything else behind you might be very dark. So overall im pretty impressed right so thats it guys its pretty straightforward. You know im so happy with this camera. I really recommend you check out ezviz and their website. They have a whole host of different types of security cameras both indoors and outdoors im. Pretty sure youll find the right one for your tailored needs. This one specifically comes in just less than 100 pounds. I have a link in the description, do check it out. Sometimes they may run some offers and run some discounts and vouchers. So you can save a bit of money on that, but for that price and what you get and the quality that you get especially for a peace of mind if you want to secure your home, i recommend this is the one to get any other questions.
You guys have specifically about this. Camera then drop a comment down below. If you did find this useful make sure to give it a thumbs up make sure to subscribe.