Since I opened my coworking space in Totnes, it quickly became clear that I need some kind of security system just so that I can monitor who is coming and going. I already have the Hive system in place and use the door sensors and smart plugs for the lighting and heating. Initially, I thought this would be adequate but then I realised that without being able to see who had opened the door, it wasn’t all that helpful to me.
I had a situation where the Hive door sensors alerted me to the fact that someone had entered the space at 20:30 one evening when we were closed. I had no idea who it was so I jumped in the car and headed straight here to catch the intruder. It’s a 20 minute journey though so unsurprisingly, by the time I had got here, the intruder had gone. However, the offices did smell particularly clean and it was then that I remembered that the cleaner comes in on Tuesday evenings. So that was a wasted journey and a lot of unnecessary stress.
A Simple Indoor Home Security Camera
So I started to look into a simple camera system that I could plug in and have it monitor the space when I am not here. It was luckily at this time that I received an email about reviewing one of these cameras. Kami cameras provide smart AI-driven security and home cameras and their products looked like the exact thing I had in mind.
I was sent the Kami Indoor 360 Camera which retails at £54.99 on their website. It looked like just the thing to enable me to see what was going on in the office when I’m not there. This nifty little bit of kit features 360° rotation and AI-driven movement detection and follow-up. The Kami Indoor Camera detects people (or pets if you are using it at home) and keeps them in the field of view as they continue to move. This means I can use one camera to monitor the whole office. When movement is detected I then receive an alert to my smartphone with a short video clip of the detected motion allowing me to stay up-to-date with who’s coming and going. No more covert cleaning operations!
You can upgrade your cloud storage so you can keep your recordings safe which would be really useful if you wanted to monitor your office throughout the day, but as I’m here every day and can monitor it in person, I haven’t needed to do this. the short 6 second clip I receive is more than adequate for my needs.
Ease of Installation
At first, I was getting alerts all the time and it took me a little while to work out that you can set the camera to home mode. In this mode, you don’t get any notifications which is perfect for when you are in the office (or at home) and can easily see what is going on.
One of the main things that attracted me to the Kami Indoor 360 Camera was the ease of installation. It was a simple case of downloading the Kami Home app, activating my account and pairing the camera. The cameras simply plug into the wall using a standard plug or USB cable.
The camera also has two-way audio so you can talk to people in the office when you are not there. So if I wanted to ask the cleaner to do something extra for example, I could just talk to her when she arrived (although that would probably freak her right out unless I told her the camera has this functionality beforehand).
I’ve been using the Kami Indoor Home Security Camera for at least six months now and I have been really impressed with it. It meets all my needs and gives me a much better sense of security knowing that my business premises are safe when I am not there. In fact, I was so impressed with the camera that I received from Kami for this review that I actually bought a second camera myself for the smaller second office. And I absolutely haven’t regretted it.
An Indoor Home Security Camera that Delivers Peace of Mind
But this isn’t just a useful little device for businesses. It would be a great addition to a home as well. You can use it to make sure that your home is secure while you are away on holiday. For example, checking in to make sure the neighbour who promised to feed your cat is popping in regularly. You could set it up in the nursery to keep an eye on your baby as it could alert you to noises and movement so you know when your precious little bundle has awoken from their nap. You could even use it to keep an eye on older kids playing in another room. There are just so many useful ways that the Kami indoor home security camera can give you peace of mind.
Do you have an indoor home security camera in your home or office? Has it helped to give you peace of mind? Let me know in the comments below why you love yours.