This post is the opinion of Beth of Experimental Mommy. While a sample was received to facilitate this review, all opinions remain 100% honest.
How many times are you out of town and would love to check on your house, or you put your child to bed and want to go see if they are asleep but are too afraid to open the door and wake them? If you are anything like me, this happens all of the time. With the Diamond Multimedia’s Plug n View Camera this is all possible.
When my husband unboxed the camera, he seemed overly excited. He told me that he used to buy Diamond Multimedia branded computer parts years ago, and he didn’t realize that Diamond had expanded into personal cameras. Their high reputation with my husband was a point in the “good” column. Another good thing was how easy it was to unbox and setup.
The absolute best feature is how easy it is to connect to your network. It uses HomePlug powerline communications, which is a fancy term for internet over electricity. And because of this, installation takes only two steps. You simply 1) plug a cable from your router to the box plugged into an electrical outlet, and 2) plug the camera into any other electrical outlet. That’s it! No Computer Science degree required, no long call to tech support. (However, make sure that you don’t plug the box or the camera into a surge protector. Trust me on this!)
From the Company website:
The PlugnView home monitoring solution is the first of its kind using HomePlug AV-compliant powerline communications (PLC) technology. The advanced Plug and Play Technology automatically configures and connects the PlugnView Camera to the Diamond PlugnView App. After the initial setup, you can begin viewing the area selected for monitoring right from your smartphone, anytime, anywhere using the smartphone 3G, 4G, LTE or Wi-Fi connections.
- Remote monitoring over the internet from your iPhone, iPad and your Android smart phone or tablet.
- Schedule recordings, email notification alerts and motion detection supported with optional Windows PC software.
- Access and monitor live video anytime, anywhere through your iPad, iPhone and Android smartphones or tablets.
- Ensure the safety of your children.
- Keep an eye on your pets.
- Care for the elderly and disabled.
- IR night vision up to 16 feet.
- Easy two step installation.
- No PC required for installation.
- Wall and ceiling mount accessories included
One day last week there was a really bad rain storm at the office and reports that electricity was out in several areas of the city. I just opened the Plug n View App on my smartphone and I was able to see my living room and know that everything was safe at home. At night I put the camera in my two-year-old’s room, and was amazed to see her walking around the room and talking to her babies, I always wondered what she did before she fell asleep. There are endless possibilities with this camera. You can check in on the baby sitter, peek in on the pets and even just watch your children play from any here! With an affordable price of just $119.00, the camera is a feature anyone can have in their home.
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