Samsung SmartCam A1 Totally Wireless System

Author: John Scanlan, Published on Jun 06, 2017

Hanwha is keeping the Samsung brand alive in consumer cameras with the SmartCam A1, a new offering combining an autotracking 1080p camera with base station and totally wireless, battery operated cameras.

We bought and tested the A1 to see how it compared to competitors on both fronts, including the $80 autotracking EZVIZ Mini Plus 360, wirefree NetGear Arlo, and historic consumer leader Nest.

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