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If you’ve been shopping for smart-home security cameras, you know just how expensive they can be. Cams like the Nest and the Ring Stick Up can soak you for up to $125. But they're not the only games in town.
Get this: You can grab a top-notch smart-home cam with unbeatable picture quality and night vision and live streaming for less than 20 bucks. In fact, many shoppers have done just that, making the new Teckin HD Cam a top-rated item at just $18, or $8 off with on-page coupon, at Amazon. This is a 31 percent savings and the retail giant's lowest price ever on this super-popular smart-home cam, which has earned a five-star rating from more than 2,200 reviewers.
And if you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? Don't you fret; you can sign up for a free 30-day trial here. (And, just for future reference, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)
That 2020 model is so last year....
The Teckin HD Cam beats the previous version by a long shot. It has night vision, while the cam's wider viewing angle can capture more activity on your periphery (say that ten times fast!). The camera detects motion and instantly goes into record mode. And HD live streaming ensures an incredibly clear picture.
"...The picture quality for nighttime and during the day is excellent," raved a delighted five-star reviewer. "The setup is simple and user-friendly, and once you download the app you are good to go. It has a wide range of coverage, so depending upon where you place it, you can get a pretty wide-range view."
Safe and sound
The camera records video and audio on a microSD card (which can hold up to 128GB), and also saves to the Teckin Cloud for 15 days of storage. It even has two-way audio, so you can talk to anyone on the other side of the camera.
This comes in handy if you're a pet owner and you want to check in on your baby. "I bought this camera to keep an eye on my dog in his crate. Super easy to set up and use. Two-way audio system also lets me talk to my dog when I’m not home," shared a satisfied Amazon shopper.
More good news: The Teckin works with the Amazon Alexa voice assistant for hands-free navigation and voice commands too. "This little camera is awesome," reported a savvy shopper. "I love that it works with Google and Alexa. I can wirelessly set it up so that the picture shows up on my TV when I’m in the other room. All I have to do is say 'Alexa, turn living room camera on,' and boom!, the TV plays what the camera sees..."
At $18 (was $26), the Teckin HD Cam is one of the best ways to get a simple but effective home-security instantly and on the cheap. As another five-star reviewer said, "This camera is a steal! Such great quality!"
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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