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I’ll be the first to admit that I have absolutely no desire to have a video monitoring system installed in my house. But when the folks at VueZone asked me if I’d be interested in trying out the company’s motion-detecting camera system, I was intrigued.
Setting up the VueZone system (the SM2700, with a base station and 2 motion-sensing cameras was sent to me) really was incredibly simple. It required only that I registered the base station on the VueZone site, then paired the cameras to it by the press of a button on each unit. Once they were set up, I could view them on the My VueZone site, or via a mobile app that worked equally as well on Android as it did on my iPhone.
The mounting accessories that come with the SM2700 are quite nice. The cameras, which are small and very light, mount easily to a magnetc half-dome base. That base can stick to a surface via an included adhesive pad, or you can choose to use mounting screws to manage the same. Though the SM2700 only comes with 2 cameras, their field of view is good enough to cover the main living areas of my house after some thoughtful positioning.
The best part is that, since the cameras run over your WiFi network, there’s no messing around with wiring. The only wires required, in fact, are an ethernet cable for your base station and the power cord for the same.
What’s interesting, also, is that you can choose to record videos and take snapshots with the cameras. So if something funky is going on, you have photographic proof.