Reviews of Camect
IPVM, who are the “consumer reports” of the video security space, reviewed Camect here in October 2019, but their review usually requires an IPVM membership to read.
The first youtube product review of Camect is here.
Several of our users have also posted unsolicited positive comments about their Camect experience in public forums. We have collected excerpts of some of those comments below.
What Camect Users Say
These are unsolicited comment on collected from public forums. Click on any quote for the full context.
I have tried several different "person" detect aware systems, RING, WYSE (when they still had XNOR), sighthound, KASA and one other I can't remember now. All of them generated way too many false positives which generally lead to user fatigue and you either ignore alerts or turn them off. They all would trigger on windblown shrubbery or stark changes in lighting caused by clouds, shadows or lights turning on. Camect has none of these false alarms.
- Wayne Wilson on the Camect user forum
Best camera choices, ONVIF, RTSP, IOT (it's really nice having the Nest appear with the other cams)
Best AI, able to differentiate between a squirrel, cat, and dog; Also apparently can differentiate between many other categories and alert/not alert based on object type.
Best AI notifications
Set up was pretty straight forward. Found all of the cameras, except the Ubiquity which streams on a non-standard port. It found all of the Dahuas which were are on a sequestered vlan, different than the Camect vlan.
Camect support is really responsive to solving issues
Most trainable AI
- Chapin in the IPCamTalk forum
I'm so far on the "upside surprise" end it feels almost irrational. Within 48-hours I had pulled the previous box that was acting as my FTP Video collector and pushed the Camect on the shelf to its permanent location. I have a bag full of $25 microSD cards, some of which will likely be reimaged to look at https://www.home-assistant.io/ opportunities (and my Lutron RadioRa2). I have no idea this little crowdfunded project would be run in such an excellent and exciting fashion.
- ZzyzxOh in the Camect user forum