EZVIZ, global supplier of home intelligence products, has strengthened its offering with its first outdoor pan/tilt camera, the C8C. Designed to overcome challenges in outdoor surveillance and protection, the maker says its C8C boasts powerful features including panoramic monitoring, AI-powered human shape detection, colour night vision and event-triggered active defence. It is an all-in-one camera that records, detects and deters in the face of property security needs.
Compact and attractive, the orb-shaped C8C is designed to fit in any home environment. With a 360° field-of-view, the camera takes in views across large outdoor spaces. The pan and tilt features help overcome blind spots in monitoring that many outdoor cameras suffer from. Furthermore, the camera comes equipped with a noise-cancelling microphone. Users can manoeuvre the C8C using the EZVIZ App on their mobile device to see and hear what’s going on. The C8C also has two external antennas for enhanced Wi-Fi connections and is IP65-rated.
To solve the industry-wide headache in late-night monitoring, the C8C features a full-colour night vision mode by way of professional optical lenses and two built-in spotlights. By illuminating the environment, the C8C renders colourful scenes even at night. This supplemental lighting can be turned on manually, again using the EZVIZ App, or can be set to trigger automatically through EZVIZ’s smart night vision mode. When Smart Mode is enabled, the camera will detect movement and switch the video display from black-and-white to full-colour.
Monitoring everything that happens outdoors is a complex practice. EZVIZ has sought ways to reduce false or irrelevant alerts, as well as provide an active defence system. To do so, EZVIZ programmed an advanced AI algorithm into the C8C camera so it can recognise and detect human shapes intelligently. When strangers trespass on the property, alerts will be sent to users’ mobile devices and a strobe light will be activated on the spot for deterrence.
“We believe the C8C will become a must-have for many homeowners since it solves multiple security problems all at once, and combines functionalities in a great design,” says Lexie Zhang, product manager of EZVIZ’s outdoor pan/tilt camera range. “It is flexible in installation and versatile in use, and the pan-tilt feature will bring people a whole new experience in outdoor monitoring.”
Like all other EZVIZ products, the C8C boasts easy control, live viewing, and video playback using the free EZVIZ app. All videos are recorded in 1080p high-definition and compressed with the H.265 standard. Users can either store footage on the camera’s local micro-SD card or subscribe to EZVIZ’s CloudPlay for cloud storage, which now provides a free trial for up to 30 days.