This HD WiFi spy camera is built in to a Bluetooth speaker style object, so is completely inconspicuous and perfect for covert, home video surveillance. It has a built in 5000mA rechargeable battery (charger supplied) and so has no wired connections whatsoever. The battery is capable of running the system for up to 8 hours at a time before needing a recharge. Alternatively for permanent use you can power the camera from the mains using the adaptor and connection cable supplied for charging.
The covert camera system will record 1080P HD video and can record continuously or whenever motion is detected. It has built in infrared for close range night vision so you can view and record video footage in low light or dark conditions too.
WiFi & App
Everything is controlled via the free to download app, so you can run the camera system completely from your mobile phone or tablet. The WiFi is very easy to set up and we have written our own guide to walk you through the process (takes less than 2 minutes!). You can then view live video from the hidden camera from wherever you may be: at work, next door or at the supermarket. Can be used to monitor babysitters, the care of elderly relatives or perhaps you suspect some sort of theft is taking place at your home or workplace.
There are multiple features and functions controllable via the “device settings” menu in the app – at the touch of your mobile phone or tablet screen: Motion Detection Recording, Video File Length, SD Card Cycling, Infrared (night vision) Scheduling, Time & Date Set Up, Device Reboot, Password Change and many more technical features such as Alarm Scheduling & Email Notifications etc.
The Cylinder camera has a rotating lens which is also controlled via the app, just swipe your finger across the live camera view and the lens will slowly rotate left or right so that you can see more of the cameras’ subject area.
Micro SD Card
It can hold up to a 128G micro SD card giving plenty of recording space – micro SD card not supplied.
Ensure you have fully charged the built in battery or have the camera connected to mains power. Flick the ON/OFF switch on the unit to the ON position.
Install & open the free app – Pro iCam – from either the app store (for apple devices) or the play store (for android devices).
Tap the + sign in the top right corner to add a camera.
Install the free app – Pro iCam – from either the app store (for apple devices) or the play store (for android devices).
Now tap the + sign in the top right corner to add a camera.
Enter the UID (Unique ID) manually or tap QR Code and scan the code if your phone has the facility to scan (this is the easiest option), the QR code to scan will be detailed on a label on the camera itself.
If you’re entering the UID manually then it must be entered exactly as it is on the label otherwise a connection will not be made. Any O you see in the UID is a zero, not the letter O.
The default password is shown in the manufacturers manual (it’s usually 8888 and you will be asked to change the password after connecting).
Now go to the WiFi Settings on your phone/tablet and find the camera UID in the router list (may take a couple of minutes to show in the list) and connect.
You can now go back to the Pro iCam app and after 3-4 minutes the message beneath the camera name should show as “Online”. Tap to view.
Then tap the Cog icon to the right of the camera name to enter the menu.
Tap “Device Settings” and then “WiFi Config”. Find your router in the list and you will then be prompted to enter your router password.
The camera will then reboot (again, this may take 3-4 minutes) and then show as “Online” again. Done!
You can now connect and watch live video when you’re out at the coffee shop, supermarket, office or even when you’re on holiday.
Remember, the quality/speed/smoothness of the video will be dependent upon the internet connection your mobile device is able to pick up and also the speed of the connection at the camera location. It also depends upon the resolution you have set, the higher the quality the more bandwidth required etc.