Everyday, more and more people are looking into security cameras for their home as it’s always good to be on the lookout for potential trouble inside and outside of the house. One of these I’ve been able to try is the Nooie 360 Cam 2, which is perfect for monitoring the inside of your place while you’re in or out, or keeping tabs on your beloved babies and pets. It’s got tons of potential, even if the app needed to use it properly needs polishing.
Right out of the box the camera reminds me of a small toy or a Star Wars droid with it being a little over 4 inches high and 3 inches wide while weighing a little over half a pound. It’s easy to setup and you just place it where ever you want to monitor activity in your home such as the living room, the nursery to keep an eye on your kid(s), etc., plug in the USB-C cable and wall adapter, download the app/register an account to pair to the device, and you’re all set. You can even pair it with Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa.
There’s even a handy wall mount and screws included should you want to post the device on your wall. Once you get the device paired, you can use the app to give you a full, 360 view of where ever you’ve placed the camera. You can even pan or tilt the camera that has a 2K resolution lens and features 8X digital zoom as well as night vision for objects within 32 feet to boot.
You can set the camera to be motion-activated so it alerts you when the camera detects movement, and you can have it auto follow a target as well. Should you want to talk to someone through the device while you’re away, you can do that thanks to a built-in noise-canceling mic and speaker that also allows you to hear what’s happening on the camera’s side while also enabling two-way talking which is always a nice feature.
The device also stores any videos and pictures you take while supporting SD cards up to 128GB for even more storage space should you need it. While I did initially enjoy using this device, there are some problems I need to address, namely with the app that controls it. First off, it only supports 2.4GHz Wi-Fi and not 5G, but the main problems I had was the app not being responsive at times.
There were times when the app simply would not work or wouldn’t let me do simple things such as access settings or even update the firmware without it giving me an error message. It’s pretty frustrating as the camera itself is great and can take super clear pictures and video, but all of that is for nothing if the app decides when and when it isn’t going to work.
Despite the faults with the app which hopefully will keep getting patched, the Nooie 360 Cam 2 is a neat device that’s perfect for monitoring your home – if the app cooperates that is. It takes sharp pictures and videos, allows you to do two-way communication through the app and camera, and has other nifty features that make it worth looking into.