The #1 missing feature for Google / Nest / Dropcam has been no outdoor model, inspiring a slew of DIY and unauthorized commercial add-on housings.
Seeing this gap, Samsung is aiming to win some of these users over with a new outdoor model of their 1080p SmartCam.
We bought a Samsung 'SmartCam' outdoor model to see how it works. Below is one of the many videos we recorded evaluating the unit:
Inside, we dig deep into the new Samsung model comparing it to the Dropcam Pro, specifically evaluating:
- Comparative day time image quality
- Comparative night time image quality and integrated IR performance
- Differences in coverage area / FoV of Samsung and Dropcam
- Usability problems
- Installation issues