The Blurams Outdoor Pro is a low-cost home security camera that features 1080p HD video, voice control, and the ability to communicate with other smart devices.
The Blurams Outdoor Pro ($89.99) discounted at $54 for a limited time at CouponZania is an excellent option to keep an eye on the outside of your home.
This weather-resistant security camera has 1080p HD video, voice control, local and cloud storage, facial recognition, and interoperability with third-party smart home devices. It’s a good deal, but the $49.99 Wyze Cam Outdoor, our Editors’ Choice, is even more inexpensive, easy to set up, and portable.
Pros & Cons of Blurams Outdoor Pro
- Supports voice control
- Face recognition
- Works with IFTTT applets
- Local and cloud video storage
- Integrations with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, IFTTT
- Some features require a cloud subscription
- Lacks HomeKit support
The Blurams Outdoor Pro features:
The Outdoor Pro can withstand the elements by using a white pill-shaped container with a glossy black face and an IP65 weather-resistance rating. Powered by a 10-foot hardwired USB connection and a USB power converter, it is supported by a mounting base and an arm with tilt and swivel settings. A microSD card slot and a reset button are hidden behind a rubber gasket on the camera’s rear, while an LED status light sits on the bottom.
1080p HD video is recorded at a 129-degree angle, with a 4X digital zoom and sound and motion detection capabilities. Black-and-white night vision is provided by two infrared LEDs and two-way audio, a white strobe light, a 110dB siren, and a microphone. A 2.4GHz Wi-Fi radio provides connectivity.
It captures video and provides push notifications for every sound and movement in the room. Local video storage on a microSD card (up to 128GB) is an option, but you’ll need to provide your media. Alternatively, you can access free 12-second clips kept in the cloud for 24 hours after uploading them.
Blurams cloud storage plans are required if you wish to view lengthier video recordings, share cloud videos with friends and family, and take benefit of the camera’s face recognition feature.
The Standard plan costs $4.99 per month or $49 per year for one camera and offers you access to seven days of video history, one-hour clips, facial recognition, 24/7 recording, and video sharing. It costs $5.99 per month or $59 per year to upgrade to the Medium plan, adding 15 days of video history and three-hour clips to the Standard plan. Finally, the Premium plan can purchase additional 30 days of history and five-hour clips for $14.99 per month or $149 per year.
IFTTT applets allow the Outdoor Pro to interface with other smart devices and Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice commands. For example, a live broadcast can be viewed on your phone using a Siri voice command even when it does not support Apple HomeKit.
With the web portal or the mobile app, you can access the camera (for Android and iOS). There are panels for each camera with the camera’s name and a still image on the app’s home screen. The Cloud, Sharing, Settings, and Power buttons are located along the panel’s bottom border.
In addition to the Cloud button, the Sharing button allows you to share the camera with family and friends. It is possible to switch off the camera by pressing the Settings button, setting up notifications and face recognition, and setting a Device Off time for when the camera is to be turned off. Video quality can be adjusted and rotated as well as storage consumption and privacy zones can be created here, as can settings for the camera’s privacy settings. In addition, pincushion and barrel distortion can be eliminated by using the Dewarping setting.
To watch a live stream in full-screen mode, tap the camera image and rotate your phone sideways or tap on the full-screen button at the bottom of the screen. Additionally, there is a video quality option (which can be set to either “High,” “Medium,” or “Low”) as well as a “Snapshot,” “Manual Record,” and “Mute” buttons.
All recorded events are shown on a scrolling timeline underneath the live broadcast panel. Please scroll down to locate videos relevant to the period you are looking for. You can also look for films on specific dates using the calendar feature. The Alarm and Talk buttons are located at the very bottom of the screen.
The siren and the flashing strobe light are activated by pressing the Alarm button, while two-way audio is activated by pressing the Talk button. On your home screen, you’ll find a Library option. Tap it to have access to all of your recorded films. Thumbnails for all of the videos can be found here, arranged chronologically. To watch, share, save or download a video, tap on its thumbnail.
THE BOTTOM LINE: Among the best home security cameras on the market, the Blurams Outdoor Pro is one of the most cost-effective.