5MP image sensor, 180-degree fisheye panoramic view, free forever 24-hour cloud recording, built-in human & fall detection, digital zoom tracking, work with Amazon Alexa, Google Home, IFTTT and many more… Yes, these are part of the wonderful features of SpotCam Pano 2 Fisheye 180° Panoramic View Wi-Fi Smart Cloud AI Camera from Taiwan. Does it perform well? Let’s find out now…
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Package Content & Design
Everything comes well-protected in a sturdy package. There are 2A power adaptor, micro USB cable, metal mount and some screws for you to install Pano 2 against the wall.
Followed by FCC statement, Wi-Fi important notice, sticker, quick start guide and user manual in multiple languages. As usual, take your time to go through them.
Outstanding build quality with sturdy plastic housing. Pano 2 comes with 180 degrees field of view. Loaded with 5MP image sensor that able to record Full HD 1080P at 25 frame/sec. It is using H.264 encoding by the way. 10 high-power LEDs can be found in the front. Non visible to our eyes. That’s great. Microphone and some sensors are located there too.
There are speaker, reset button and micro USB port at the back. You can’t miss the flexible rotatable magnetic stand too. FYI, its magnetic is very strong. No worry about dropping Pano 2 at all. And the round anti-skid does provide stability when place on a flat surface.
Installation is pretty much straightforward. Simple and easy. Just install it at the place that you prefer. It can cover 180-degree. That’s basically all the view from the wall. Then follow the quick start guide to setup it. In short, you need Wi-Fi, smartphone/tablet/PC and Internet access. That’s all. Of course, you need to have SpotCam account too. They have step by step video guides for you if really don’t know how to setup. No worries…
SpotCam supports a lot of ways to access your Pano 2. Access it through mobile devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android Phone and Android tablet. Or web browser like Edge, Firefox 3+, Safari 3+, Chrome and so on. Totally up to you. Personally, I prefer to use PC to watch these videos with larger monitor at home. And Android smartphone while on the go.
Above screenshots are from SpotCam App for Android. You can use it to watch live video feed. Scroll and view back all the recorded events there as well. As you can see, there are several type of alerts – motion event, person detected and audio event. There are offline event and fall detection too. All of these are available for free. And you can configure Pano 2 through the app and web browser. A lot of things can be setup. Be sure to take your time to do so. Especially, on those alerts. Besides receiving real-time alert notification through app, you can also receive it through email.
SpotCam Pano 2 comes with 1-day cloud video recording for free forever! All videos are stored on cloud storage through Internet directly. Therefore, even there is a thief broke into your house and steal everything including your SpotCam, you still have the recorded video footage at cloud server. For normal ones which store in SD card and NAS, they are gone for sure.
You can also opt for more day cloud video recording by upgrading the plan from USD 3.95 monthly onward. Up to 30 days of storage is available. In addition, they also offer smart video AI too. For example, face recognition, baby crying detection, missing object and so on. Just pick the one that suits you will do.
Yes, 180-degree fisheye panoramic view! SpotCam Pano 2 can cover everything in the view. No need to pan or tilt it. In addition, it supports digital zoom tracking. And both PIP and PBP modes are there just like below screenshot. Video quality is decent as a cloud IP camera. Everything is clear and has accurate colours too. 5MP image sensor does a great job however limited by high video compression. Nonetheless, it does the job well.
Night vision is working properly. It is able to detect human clear thanks to the 10 high power LEDs. Below screenshot is captured in a pitch black room. LEDs do an excellent job no doubt. It may not get as clear as the day. But it does the job. And send alert notification once event rule is triggered. That’s great.
Please be informed that SpotCam Pano 2 comes with free forever 24-hour fulltime cloud recording, which means that you can check the videos stored during the latest 24 hours and videos stored over 24 hours will be covered by new videos. Also, you can export certain important videos from the cloud for free, in this way, you can store and refer back them on your own device anytime and not limited to the 24-hour restriction.
- Clear 5MP image sensor with 180-degree fisheye panoramic view
- Free forever 24-hr fulltime cloud recording
- Built-in human detection & fall detection with no extra fee
- Digital zoom tracking with both PIP & PBP
- Amazon Alexa, Google Home, IFTTT support
- Real-time alerts & notifications
- Easy installation
- A little too much video compression
SpotCam Pano 2 is a solid cloud IP camera with clear 5MP image sensor. Ultra-wide 180-degree fisheye panoramic view. Real-time alerts to keep you informed any time. You can’t miss the best part – free 24-hour fulltime cloud recording. Interested? visit SpotCam website for more information. And get yours there or Amazon.