It’s amazing how one little box can bring such peace of mind, but that’s the case for Panasonic’s HomeHawk Smart Home Monitoring HD Camera System (model KX-HN7002W).
The system includes two high-definition cameras — one for above the front door and one for another outdoor location — that watch over your home and can deter criminal activity.
Monitoring your home has never been more simple, effective or secure than with HomeHawk by Panasonic.
Let’s explore what’s in the box and see how easy it is to set everything up!
First, we have the front-door camera. It goes right above your front door and has a 172-degree diagonal, wide-angle view. It’s weather-resistant, has color night vision and, here’s something to love: It’s completely wireless! That means you won’t have to call an electrician to install this camera. One less expense. The device comes with a wall mounting adaptor, so just screw it in and you’re set.
Next is the peripheral camera. It’s also weather-resistant and has full-color night vision. Mount it on your back porch or somewhere else outside where you want 24-7 surveillance, and you’re set.
HomeHawk’s access point, which you can think of as the system’s brain, connects to the cameras wirelessly and stores around nine hours of footage per 4-gigabyte micro SD card. That means no storage on a cloud, and no monthly fees for file storage.
Home monitoring systems are more popular than ever, and that’s because they’re more affordable than ever. Everyone wants to feel safe and secure in their home, and that’s no longer a luxury.
Hidden costs like installation, file storage and professional monitoring deter some people from purchasing home camera systems. But HomeHawk carries no monthly fees — which is great for your household budget — and because it’s completely wireless, you won’t have to pay an electrician to install it. And having local file storage, right there on the access point, means there’s no cloud (or its monthly fees) to deal with.
Just screw the wall-mounting adaptor into siding above your door (purchase different screws if installing on concrete, mortar or tile), snap the camera onto the adaptor’s bracket and that’s it.
The peripheral camera can be angled just the way you want it thanks to a strong magnetic wall-mounting adaptor. It looks like this:
The magnet is strong and keeps the camera on the adaptor, allowing you to adjust as needed, but don’t worry, the camera comes with a safety wire that connects it to the wall, further protecting the device.
Each camera runs on Panasonic’s life-long rechargeable batteries that use the same kind of technology that powers many automotive and electronic devices.
Once up and running, these systems help ensure you know who’s on your property, at the door, and if they’re welcome guests. They’re also useful for home shoppers who love free shipping — a convenience that brings lots of unattended packages on doorsteps.
Having a system like this can reduce the number of stolen packages when you’re away from home. Just imagine a would-be thief approaching your home’s front steps and suddenly he hears the words, “Premises monitored.” That’s not just a daydream; the HomeHawk has a mode that will notify people near the front entrance that the premise is being monitored.
And you can monitor your home’s cameras day or night, near or far. So go ahead and take that vacation you’ve been planning without worrying about package deliveries or unwanted guests. You can keep an eye on things with the HomeHawk app, which is available for iOs or Android devices.
A common problem with home monitoring systems is the black and white picture at night. It’s difficult to see who’s actually at the door based on the lackluster picture, and you don’t want suspicious people to hide under the cloak of night. The HomeHawk’s full-color night-vision camera eliminates that issue.
The front-door camera’s 172-degree angle of view sounds impressive, but what does it actually mean? Well, the camera truly gives you a bird’s eye view of the area. (Hence the name, HomeHawk.) It covers the top of the front door all the way to the bottom, and it captures any activity happening from the left to the right on the porch.
See for yourself:
What’s also nice is the HomeHawk pairs with voice-controlled assistants like Google Home and Amazon Alexa, so you don’t have to deal with complicated settings. Just give simple commands and the device does the rest.
Plus, it has room to grow! If two cameras aren’t enough for you or you have lots of areas you want covered, that’s OK — you can sync 14 more cameras for home monitoring.
By now, you’re probably wondering two words: “How much?”
You can currently purchase Panasonic’s HomeHawk KX-HN7002W model on Amazon.com for $399.95 with free shipping. That includes one front-door HD camera, one peripheral HD camera and a wireless access point base to ensure your home is fully protected.
And right now, throughout August 2018, you can enjoy 5 percent off the HomeHawk security system on Amazon — just use the coupon code 5HHTODAY.
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