Looking for an inexpensive way of keeping a watchful eye on your loved ones or pet? Consider the Winees Cam M2, a $50 affair that features 2K video capture and Alexa support.
It doesn’t cost very much these days to add peace of mind and security to various rooms throughout your home. The Winees Cam M2 is proof positive that you can set up an intelligent and fairly well-rounded experience on the cheap.
The M2 can be mounted to a wall or set on a desk and fully installed, ready to go, inside of around five minutes. That’s taking it out of the box, putting it together and pairing it to the AiDot app. Speaking of which, AiDot bills itself as “The 1st smart analysis camera service” and it’s pretty easy to see why.
AiDot Cloud Service
The AI is truly smart in that it can differentiate between humans, pets, packages, and vehicles. Indeed, the advanced algorithm can tell the difference between your dogs playing with each other and a delivery driver bringing a package to the door. This way you don’t end up with any false positives or notifications.
Likewise, the camera and cloud service pairing make for excellent baby monitors, of sorts. Set one of these up in the bedroom and you’ll be able to keep a close eye on your beloved toddler while in another room. Or, if you’re at work and want to check in on the family, simply pull up the app and have a look.
Thanks to the 24/7 monitoring capabilities you can keep an eye on your loved ones or personal property while outside of the home. And should something happen that needs your attention, the app will send you a notification.
Considering whether or not you might need a pet sitter for your home? Set up a camera or two around the home and you’ll know just where your dog goes throughout the day, when it eats, and how it behaves.
Where to Buy
You can learn more about AiDot and the services at its website where you can also purchase a camera. As of today you can pick one up for as low as $41.99.
About the Winees M2
Features include 2K (2560 x 1440) video and image capture, motion detection for people and pets, night vision, and support for Amazon Alexa. Additionally, it features night vision for humans and pets, AI software for detection, pushing notifications, and more. All of these details, and more, can be backed up in the 18-month AiDot Cloud Service that’s as low as $35.29 right now.
The main camera component is roughly the size of half of a tennis ball with a magnetic back. Use that to stick it to the desktop mount or mount it flush to a wall with the included accessories.
The mobile app is easy to set up with a number of customizations. For instance, you can ask it to send you notifications when it detects motion from pets and/or humans. It’s designed to record up to 15 seconds of footage at a time once it detects movement.
The camera comes with a microSD card slot that allows for up to 128GB but you’ll have to supply your own external storage. It does have three months of cloud service to keep things accessible from anywhere.
Rounding things out, the app lets you take snapshots of what’s in frame, a two-way mic allows for conversation, and the siren can be used to scare would-be intruders off. Bonus points awarded for Alexa support.
You can also head to the Winees website and learn more about its products or to make a purchase. Alternatively, you can find them at Amazon as well. The M2 is currently listed at $52 with a two pack at $90 ($45 each).