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May 2023

Security cameras

Everything you need to know to set up a security camera system in your home.

May 2022

TP-Link

Tapo C200

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We've reviewed the TP-Link Tapo C200 to see how well it performs in these categories:

  • Video quality
  • Ease of use
  • Detection and notifications
  • Security and privacy
  • Audio quality

Test results

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    Video quality
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    Ease of use
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    Detection and notifications
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    Security and privacy
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    Audio quality

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Bad points

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Model

  • Camera type
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  • Number of cameras included
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  • Maximum cameras allowed
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  • Mounting options
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Specifications

  • Network connection type
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  • Weather resistance
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  • Dimensions (HxWxD)
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  • Weight (including battery)
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  • Default camera resolution
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  • Horizontal field of view
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  • Vertical field of view
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  • Size of app (Android)
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  • Size of app (iOS)
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  • Detection distance (light)
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  • Detection distance (dark)
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  • Zoom
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  • Maximum local storage capacity
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Features

  • App available on computer
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  • Remote video stream
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  • Motion detection
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  • Customisable detection zones
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  • Facial recognition
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  • Noise detection
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  • Night vision
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  • Motion detection light
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  • Warning siren
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  • Built-in microphone
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  • Built-in speaker
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  • Motorised pan and tilt
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  • Local storage (SD card or USB stick)
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  • Cloud storage
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  • Can be controlled via app
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  • Can be controlled via website
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  • Relies on cloud servers
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Battery

  • Battery-powered
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  • Claimed battery life
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  • Rechargeable battery
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  • Removable battery
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Smart home integration

  • Amazon Alexa
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  • Google Assistant
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  • Apple HomeKit
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  • IFTTT
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  • SmartThings
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Security and privacy

  • Can login with 3rd party account
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  • Factory reset possible
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  • Permissions requested (Android)
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  • Permissions requested (iOS)
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  • Biometric access
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  • 2-factor authentication
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  • Overall security recommendation
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