HiKam A7

Test 02/2020

  • HiKam A7 - front
  • HiKam A7 - back
  • HiKam A7 - boxed
  • HiKam A7 - top
  • HiKam A7 - detail
  • HiKam A7 - detail2
  • HiKam A7 - detail3
  • HiKam A7 - eye
  • HiKam A7 - hikam-day
  • HiKam A7 - hikam-night
  • HiKam A7 - wifi
Test seal: HiKam A7, Rating 9

last modified: 18.02.2020, 11:30

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All rating criteria details:

Handling 30%
Image quality 20%
Motion Detection 20%
Connection 20%
Weather resistance 10%
Tested by: Jonas

Jonas

Resumee

The surveillance camera from HiKam has a very high resolution. You have the possibility to choose between "SD" and "HD" picture quality. Another advantage is the sensitive motion detection, almost every motion has been recognized. Another positive feature is the alarm, which is just as reliable as the motion detector if it is activated. Once the device is connected to the Internet, the connection with Wi-Fi antenna or LAN cable runs perfectly.

Pro

  • Picture quality
  • Connection
  • Motion detection
  • Alarm

Cons

  • Commissioning

360° View

The commissioning only worked through detours, once the camera is installed it works wonderfully.

General information

The security camera HiKam A7 from HiKam is delivered in a simple, illustrated package that is easy to open. The manual is available in English and several other languages and is clearly illustrated and understandable.

Scope of delivery

  • Power supply
  • LAN cable
  • Wi-Fi antenna
  • Instruction manual
  • Mounting accessories

Commissioning

You'll need a 2.4 G Wi-Fi frequency bandwidth to get started. You'll also need the HiKam app, which you can download from the App Store or Google Play. All you need to do after you' re finished is to connect the camera with the LAN cable and plug in the power supply, and you' re all set for installation. The installation didn't work right away, the connection to the internet only worked through detours. First the mobile phone had to be connected to the WLAN of the surveillance camera and then to the actual Internet.

Optics

The device is mainly kept in white.

Picture Quality

The image quality is very good. You can choose between "SD" and "HD" picture quality. The image transmission is smooth and is transmitted in real time. Even at night the quality of the picture is convincing.

Daylight picture.
HD recording in daylight.

Recording at night.
Even in the dark the security camera is convincing.

Motion detection

Inside:

The camera does not detect every movement that occurs in the selected area. Carefully sneaking around the area sometimes worked without activating the motion detector. Obvious movements were detected.

Outside:

After I put the camera on my terrace it felt like the motion detector was reporting every minute. Under Hamburg weather conditions, that means a lot of rain and especially a lot of wind, it makes no sense to have the motion detection switched on. The device cannot distinguish between a moving branch and a person. If you have the possibility, you can limit the range of motion detection accordingly.

Alarm

If the camera detects a movement, a message immediately appears on the connected mobile device.

Connection

Once the device is connected to the Internet, the connection is working properly.

Aufnahme bei Tageslicht.
The Wifi-antenna in use on the terrace.

Memory

The maximum size of the memory card is 128 GB.

Weather resistance

We exposed the surveillance cameras we tested to all conceivable weather conditions for several months. Whether it was snow, hail or just Hamburg's constant rain, nothing was left untouched by our cameras.

The security camera from HiKam is resistant to any form of precipitation and can easily withstand the weather.

We have evaluated approx. 250 customer reviews on the Internet. In summary it can be said that about 80 percent of the buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are a good 15 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 4.2 out of 5 stars.

Summary: 80% positive and 15% negative ratings

The following points were positively noted:

  • Picture quality
  • Easy to install
  • Processing

The following points were noted negatively:

  • False alarms
  • Cable too short
Manufacturer HiKam
Scope of delivery Power supply unit(3m), LAN cable sealing set, adjustment key, mounting plate
Compatibility PC, MAC, iOS, Android
Memory expansion Maximum 128 GB
Quality impression Very Good
Quality of instructions Good
Manual language GER,EN,FR,IT
Camera resolution 1280 x 960 P
Visual Field 80°
Night Vision Range
Motion detection
Alarm
Weatherproofness
Face detection
Time function
Speaker Loudspeaker for voice instructions during installation
Microphone
Voltage 100-240 V
Width 6 cm
Height 18.5 cm
Depth 6 cm
Weight 380 g
Additional warranty -
Image quality
Motion Detection
Handling
Connection
Weather resistance

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2019-10-10
Is it possible to zoom in on the camera?
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Yes, a zoom function is available.
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Is an SD card included?
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No, an SD card is not included.
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Can I watch a live video stream on my smartphone?
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Yes.
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Does the router have to be within a radius of 3 meters after the initial setup?
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No, the router only has to be within a radius of the first installation.

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