Mar 12, 2020|

Vivint Smart Home Wins 2020 IoT Breakthrough Award for the Outdoor Camera Pro

IoT Breakthrough recently awarded Vivint Smart Home its "Connected Home Security Product of the Year” for 2020 for the Vivint Outdoor Camera Pro.

The Outdoor Camera Pro, one of the newest products to Vivint’s line of smart home security products, is an AI-powered security camera that can identify and deter lurkers on your property.

“The Vivint Outdoor Camera Pro goes beyond just awareness by introducing a new layer of protection that actually helps prevent crime,” said Jeremy Warren, chief technology officer at Vivint Smart Home. “This IoT Breakthrough recognition showcases our commitment to innovation that helps homeowners protect what matters most.”

It’s an award we’re proud of, especially considering there were more than 3,500 nominations from companies around the world.

Take a look at the features that made the Outdoor Camera Pro stand out among all the rest.

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Keep reading to learn what sets the Vivint Outdoor Camera Pro apart.
 

Proactive protection 

One of the most impressive features of the Outdoor Camera Pro is Smart Sentry, powerful AI technology that uses motion detection to identify anyone lurking on your property and then let them know they’ve been spotted. It's the only outdoor camera with Smart Sentry and offers a proactive approach to home security by deterring would-be thieves.

Smart home surveillance 

So how does it work, exactly? Let’s say you have an Outdoor Camera Pro installed on the back of your house, facing your yard. One day, a would-be thief comes onto your property through the backyard, hoping to case your house. Here’s what happens next:

  • Smart Sentry identifies a lurker. Thanks to advanced analytics and motion detection, the camera can tell the difference between non-threats like animals or a passerby and an actual threat on your property. Based on the amount of time the lurker is in the camera’s line of vision, it accurately identifies them. At this point, the motion detection feature also signals the camera to begin video recording.
  • Outdoor Camera Pro lets the lurker know he’s been spotted. A red LED light around the camera lights up, drawing the lurker’s attention towards the camera. Then, it sounds a warning tone through its 85 db speaker. The light and sound draw the lurker's attention to the camera.
  • The robber leaves your property. The lurker knows he's been spotted. And since no criminal wants attention (or a video recording of their crimes!), he quickly leaves your property.

By making its presence known to lurkers, the Outdoor Camera Pro can help protect your home by deterring criminals. 

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Full HD view from close or afar 

A security camera is only as good as its picture quality, and the Outdoor Camera Pro delivers a clear picture you can count on.

It boasts a 4k HDR sensor that delivers live and recorded video in 1080p resolution. It also features a wide 140° field of view, capturing as much of your yard as possible.

What if you need to zoom in for a better look? No problem. Your screen will maintain the HD image even when zooming in, so you can get a clear image of critical things like faces, license plate numbers, or other details.

Clear picture night or day, rain or shine

For an outdoor security camera, night vision and weather-resistant features are a must. The Vivint Outdoor Camera Pro features infrared LED night vision, so you get a clear image even when the sun goes down.

The camera is also weather-resistant, ensuring it will continue to work through any storm.

Notifications of activity on your property

Most homeowners want to know what's happening at home, even when they're not there. If the Outdoor Camera Pro catches anyone lurking on your property, it not only notifies the lurker—it notifies you as well on your smartphone.

From there, you can open the Vivint Smart Home app for a better look. You can even use the camera's two-way talk feature to talk to people on your property. 

Auto-recording 

The motion detection feature triggers automatic video recording when any movement within the camera’s field of vision is detected. So if you can’t watch your footage live, you can go always go back and browse the recorded footage. This feature is also helpful for law enforcement should you ever need further evidence of an incident.

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The Vivint Outdoor Camera automatically starts recording whenever motion is detected.

Strong signal with hybrid WiFi

Wireless is great for many things, but it can mean a weaker signal with security cameras. In fact, wireless cameras can lose up to 50% of their signal just trying to get into the house. That's why the Outdoor Camera Pro uses a hybrid WiFi connection, providing a smoother, faster video experience with less delay and buffering. 

Professional installation 

Vivint Smart Home Pros do the work for you when it comes to setting up your new camera, including syncing your camera and WiFi and making sure it works with your other smart home devices. They'll also make recommendations on placement, show you how to make the most of your camera's features, and answer any questions you may have. 

Seamless smart home integration

As a Vivint Smart Home device, the Outdoor Camera Pro integrates seamlessly with your other smart home devices. When part of a complete smart home, you can do things like: 

  • Check your camera footage or recorded clips from your smart home app when you're away.
  • Watch footage in real-time from your Smart Hub.
  • Pair your camera with your security system so it automatically records when a window or door is opened.

The Outdoor Camera Pro also rounds out a complete set of surveillance cameras for your Vivint Smart Home, including the Ping Camera for indoor use and the Doorbell Camera Pro (which also features Smart Sentry) for front porch protection. 

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From the leaders in smart home technology 

As James Johnson, managing director at IoT Breakthrough, said, “Vivint has established itself as a strong leader and innovator in the smart home space. The Vivint Outdoor Camera Pro showcases the positive evolution of innovation through both AI and IoT to protect what is most valuable to us. We congratulate the company on its well-deserved IoT Breakthrough Award."

The Outdoor Camera Pro is another way we're making homes safer and more convenient through smarter technology.

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