Do you know what’s happening right outside your door? Like, literally? What about when you’re not at home? Do you have a smart doorbell or security camera?
Cameras, both indoor and outdoor models alike, are getting increasingly less expensive. At the same time, the features continue to improve.
If you want full, always accessible coverage on your home’s safety and security, consider EZVIZ’s C3X Outdoor Smart Wi-Fi Camera.
What is the C3X Outdoor Security Camera?
Billed as the world’s first commercial-grade security camera with a dual-lens configuration, it provides an accurate representation of what’s happening in the dark of night. One lens grabs color information while the other handles ambient brightness. So, instead of grayscale pictures and video you’ll get colorful images.
Similar to what’s found in other modern security cameras, the C3X offers motion capture and can distinguish between a person and a vehicle.
Water and dust resistant, the camera includes a siren and strobe light to help ward off would-be intruders or to alert neighbors. Additionally, you can pre-record messages which can be played when someone wanders onto your property or into an area that is considered off-limits.
Users have the options to store recordings locally on microSD cards or pay for encrypted cloud-base storage.
- C3X Camera
- Drill Template
- Screw Kit
- Waterproof Kit
- Power Adapter 1.5 m (4.9 ft.)
- Quick Start Guide
The setup can feel a tad overwhelming at first, but if you follow the verbal and written instructions, it will detail everything you need to do.
First up comes powering on your camera. All you need to do is plug it into an available outlet, but for the Ethernet cable, you will need to find an Ethernet port. This could be more of a challenge depending on proximity to a router.
Next, you’ll download the EZVIZ app, and register your camera with the QR code located near the base plate. I found it easier to take a picture beforehand and then use that. There is the option to use the camera within the app. Once you’re registered, the camera will need to connect to a 2.4GHz Wi-fi network. Then the rest is all downhill.
We found the camera to be intuitive with a simple user interface in the app. It’s easy to digitally zoom (up to 8X) the feed in and out, record footage and more.
There are plenty of options to play with in the app which provides peace of mind not only when we’re away, but when we wake in the morning.
If there were one feature we’d like to see added to the camera, it would be more seamless integration with virtual assistants. It would be great if we could pull up a live, or slightly delayed, feed to monitor an area.
Overall, this camera is very effective with many of the features we look for today. we feel confident suggesting that your house will safely monitored with the C3X.
We appreciate that the camera is able to withstand the elements and has an articulating connection point that allows for the exact angle we need.
Whereas more expensive cameras from other brands include 2K or higher resolution, the 1080p capture here is more than sufficient for our needs.
For more information about the EZVIZ C3X Outdoor Security Camera, check out the manufacturer’s website. The camera is available at retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and Walmart for about $130-$150.