Updated 24 Aug 2016

SwannOne

SWO-VMM01K

Snapshot: This indoor wireless IP camera comes in a kit and has HD image quality. It detects motion and can be remotely accessed on iOS and Android devices and from the internet. But how good is the picture?

SWO-VMM01K
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$799

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Test results

Overall score
44
Image quality
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • OK to use.
  • Sends emails, but without any photos or video.
  • Remote access via iOS, Android and web.
  • Motion detection.
  • Has an HD camera.
  • Cloud storage, but it requires a subscription.

But

  • Poor image quality.
  • Installation process is not clear as it involves the mobile app and the web interface.
  • Unreliable live stream that we couldn’t get to work for the majority of our test period.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Image quality (60%), Ease of use (40%)

Image quality
When assessing how well an IP camera performs we look at its image quality in daylight and low-light conditions. We look at the clarity of the images, the contrast at close range (2m) and a moderate distance (4m). We look at how well they show a person, objects and graphics/text for reading any signage on vehicles or name badges.

Ease of use
Assesses the set-up and use of the camera, including installation, ease of recording and motion detection. We also look at how easy it is to receive alerts when motion is detected. A camera scored higher if it sent an email with a screenshot, but any email or push notification to a mobile was considered good. We also scored cameras on how easy it is to automatically and manually take photos or recordings, irrespective of whether a notification was sent, and how easy it is to store footage to cloud storage.

Full specs

Model

Avg price
$799

Specifications

Kit or camera only
Kit
Kit required
×
Model or kit description
Video Monitoring Kit
Camera type
Indoor
Resolution
1280 x 720
Wireless connection or WiFi band (GHz)
2.4

Features

Weatherproof rating
n/a
Night vision
Yes
Pan
No
Tilt
No
Zoom
No
Microphone
Speaker
×
Motion detection
Yes
Motion detection scheduler
×
Notification method
Email alert
Email alert with picture attached
×
Local storage
None
FTP storage
×
Cloud storage
Yes, paid subscription based
Remote access
Automatic
Remote access via Android app
Remote access via iOS app
Remote access via web browser
Ethernet
×

More info

Notes

Purchased as part of a kit, but the camera can be installed on its own.