A security cam that charms.
SpotCam’s new and improved Eva 2 brings clearer 1080p recording along with free for life 24 hours continuous cloud recording, making it one of our favorite security cameras.
Since moving into a new place one thing I’ve always wanted to set up is a security camera and thankfully SpotCam just sent us the Eva 2 for review. The SpotCam Eva 2 brings 1080p video recording presented in an easy to install a device that can be fully configured via a smartphone app.
The Eva 2’s white exterior might not make it stealthy if you’re trying to hide the fact that it’s a security cam. The body is small and mimics the dimension of a small water bottle and looks like a snowman at times given its white color. Below the Eva 2, you’ll find rubberized footing and a mounting bracket if you want to put it up against a wall.
The front houses a single LED that gives you an indication of the camera’s status which can also be turned off to be more discreet. The back is where you’ll find the micro USB port to connect the Eva 2 to power along with a ‘SET’ button used for setting up the camera. The micro USB that came in the package is short, meaning that you would need a longer cable if you want to put up the camera in a higher place or against a wall.
Setting up the Eva 2 is a breeze. You’ll be required to download the SpotCam app (available on Android and iOS) to connect the camera to your Wi-Fi network. Once that is done, you can pretty much access and control the camera wherever you are.
Eva 2’s camera supports pans and tilts and has a 130-degree viewing angle. The SpotCam is loaded with functions that basically lets you control the Eva 2 in any way you can think of, this includes saving footage directly on your smartphone.
The 1080p image seen live through the app is crisp and clear thanks to the new and updated camera sensors that also support night mode. The camera also supports a human tracking feature along with a siren function if it detects motion and audio. This is essential when you leave your home and would want to know if someone else is in there.
What’s more, two-way audio is supported, so you can basically broadcast a message on the Eva 2 and whoever is on the camera can also talk back.
SpotCam also made the Eva 2 compatible with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and IFTTT. I’ve set up the camera and added it to my devices on Google Home and in no time, I can simply ask Google Assistant to bring up camera footage and broadcast it on my TV connected to a Chromecast.
A stand out feature that comes with the Eva 2 is the free 24-hour continuous recording that you can access on the cloud. This means that anything that has happened in the past 24 hours can be accessed online or through the app. The footage even comes with colored markers that tell you if something happened during that time. If you want to store footage longer than 24 hours, then you can opt for longer plans like $20 for a month’s worth of recordings.
What’s more, there’s an additional plan that allows Eva 2 to detect more things that can alert you. This includes crying babies, people falling (for the elderly), vehicles, pets, etc. You can even specify an item to be tracked by Eva 2 and if it moves, you’ll immediately get notified.
SpotCam loaded up the Eva 2 with a plethora of very useful features that make it one of the best security cameras available, and the addition of 24-hour free for life cloud recording is just icing on the cake.
+ Easy setup
+ Plethora of features
+ Free for life 24-hour cloud recording
+ Human tracking function
– Short power cord
Final Rating: 4/5