As soon as commissioning is complete, the camera performs outstandingly well.
Bosch Smart Home Eyes Outdoor Camera
last modified: 22.04.2020, 10:14
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Apart from commissioning, the Bosch surveillance camera Eyes outdoor camera is impressive in all areas. The connection to the Internet, and the associated image quality, runs perfectly. The images are transmitted pin-sharp by day and night. You can also rely on individually adjustable motion detection. In order for the motion detection to do its job reliably in the dark, at least one of the lights must be switched on, as the device has no integrated infrared LEDs. The app is very clearly arranged and you can adjust the settings according to your preferences.
The surveillance camera Eyes Outdoor Camera from Bosch Smart Home comes in an illustrated and attractive package that can be opened easily. The instructions are available in German and English, illustrated and clearly understandable. In the scope of delivery, you will also find mounting accessories. The camera can be used as an intercom system since a microphone and a loudspeaker are built-in.
To install and configure the camera, you need the "Bosch Smart Camera" app, which you can download from the App Store or Google Play. Additionally, a stable WLAN connection is required. After you have started the app and connected the camera to the power supply, you will be asked to scan a QR code with the camera's lens. Sounds easy at first, but unfortunately there were complications. For reasons unknown to me, the camera was not able to scan the QR Code. I did not find a suitable hint for this malfunction in the manual. Only error messages were described, which can be interpreted by the blinking of the LED. The problem is, it did not blink at all. My last resort, after countless failed attempts, was to contact the Bosch customer service. In a live chat with the customer service, I was advised to reboot the system after we had clarified that the device was not flashing at all. The installation was then completed in no time at all.
The image is transmitted pin-sharp and in real-time. Even in the darkness, everything is clearly visible. However, one of the lights must be switched on, as the device has no infrared LEDs.
The motion detector has a detection range of 180°. You can set how sensitive the sensor should react to movement. You can also limit the motion detection range according to your preferences. In our test, all movements were detected by the motion detector. When it is dark, you should have at least one of the lights on, otherwise, the motion sensor will have considerable difficulty detecting changes. The Eyes Outdoor Camera does not have integrated infrared LEDs like most of the other cameras in the test and therefore depends on the quite practical light function.
In order for the device to detect changes in the area you have selected in the dark, at least one of the three lights must be switched on. You can activate either the upper and lower lights or the front light. If you have only the top and bottom lights on, there is a possibility that the front light turns on automatically when movement is detected. In addition, you can set whether the lights should turn on based on the ambient brightness or at a specific time.
If the camera detects a movement, a message appears on the connected mobile device immediately afterwards. In addition, a picture is taken from the moment when the change was noticed by the sensor.
Once the device is connected to the Internet, the connection runs perfectly.
A 4 GB internal memory is integrated.
We have evaluated about 274 customer reviews on the Internet. In summary, it can be said that about 71 percent of the buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are about 21 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 3.9 out of 5 stars.
The following points were positively noted:
- Image quality
- Motion sensor
- Night vision
Negative comments were made on the following points:
- No external storage possibility
|Manufacturer||Bosch Smart Home|
|Scope of delivery||Eyes outdoor camera with power cable, wall mount, 2 dowels, 2 screws, manual|
|Compatibility||Android from 4.4/ iOS from 9|
|Memory expansion||4 GB internal memory|
|Quality of instructions||Good|
|Manual language||GER, EN|
|Camera resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Night Vision Range||✔|
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