Guardzilla 360 Live Video Security Camera: Smart WiFi Home Security

What goes on in your home when you’re gone? Hopefully nothing unexpected. Chances are, nothing will happen, but if someone were to be in your home without your permission, wouldn’t you want to know? With the Guardzilla 360 Live Video Security Camera, you can.

Guardzilla 360 Live Video Security Camera: Smart WiFi Home Security

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, between the years 2003 and 2007, an average of 3.7 million homes were burgled; according to the Office for Victims of Crime, in 2016 there were 15.9 million property crimes against households, at “a rate of 119.4 per 1,000 households.” And can you guess when the most popular time for a home to be burgled happens to be? It’s during the day — in fact, 37.5% home burglaries occur during the day vs 20.7% at night. And where are most people usually at during the day? At work.

So how can you keep tabs on what’s going on in your home? Get at least one Guardzilla 360. The Guardzilla 360 Live Video Security Camera sits in a central location in your home or office, and it lets you know when someone is there. You have the option of getting a push notification, a text, or an email when something triggers the Guardzilla, and that gives you the opportunity to see exactly what’s going on and to capture picture or video of the event.

Inside the box, you’ll find the Guardzilla 360 Live Video Security Camera, a power cable, and a set-up guide.

As the name implies, Guardzilla gives you a full 360º view of what’s going on in the room where it’s placed. The 360 is a small-ish triangular-shaped device that can be placed in the middle of a room to capture a full 360º view of what’s going on. So if you put it in your living room, for instance, you have a great chance of capturing video of anyone who might be entering your home or apartment. Obviously, a larger home may need more than one Guardzilla 360 unit to ensure enough coverage.

Guardzilla 360 Live Video Security Camera: Smart WiFi Home Security

Guardzilla 360 Features:

• Live 360-degree HD video monitoring: Offers full panoramic viewing of the entire home or small business environment.
• 360-degree night vision: Delivers the full security and viewing power of the Guardzilla 360 — even at night.
• 360-degree motion detection: Provides protection and instant phone alerts for the entire environment, not just one-third of it, along with optional 100dB siren alerts.
• Hub-less design: For the ultimate in installation simplicity.
• Instant notifications: Configurable options for email and push alerts of events.
• Programmable call buttons: Includes three configurable call buttons for simple one-touch push notifications to family, friends and emergency contacts.
• Audio echo cancellation: Full duplex, 2-way audio capability integrates echo cancellation and noise reduction hardware and software to create the first full duplex communication experience in the category.
• Geo-fencing: Leverages smartphone GPS technology to automatically arm or disarm the system when the user’s smartphone exits or enters the geo-fence perimeter.
• UI de-warping: Proprietary algorithm enables re-rendering of raw video content via 3D mapping into panoramic viewable video.
• UI gravity effect: Custom code creates downward drift gravity to reset previous 360-degree searches to the level, panoramic mode most users desire.
• Video compression: Leading-edge video compression enables delivery of live, HD streaming 360-degree video via typical IP broadband bandwidth.
• Motion event video capture and storage: Captures and stores high-resolution videos of detected events on the user’s smartphone, providing critical evidentiary documentation.

The Guardzilla 360 has a 360º camera on top, speakers on the sides, and there are three call buttons on one of the triangular beams. The buttons are differentiated with one, two, or three dots, and they each can be pre-programmed (through the app under “other settings”) to send push notifications to smartphone numbers for instant contact and interaction.

This feature is great for parents to know when their children get home from school. All they have to do is hit the first button for mom or dad (or however the user chooses to assign call buttons), and they will instantly be connected via Guardzilla 360.

Guardzilla 360 Live Video Security Camera: Smart WiFi Home Security

You can carry on a live two-way conversation through the built-in speakers and microphones.

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Judie Lipsett Stanford
Judie is the co-owner and Editor-in-Chief of Gear Diary, which she founded in September 2006. She started in 1999 writing software reviews at the now-defunct; from mid-2000 through 2006, she wrote hardware reviews for and co-edited at The Gadgeteer. A recipient of the Sigma Kappa Colby Award for Technology, Judie is best known for her device-agnostic approach, deep-dive reviews, and enjoyment of exploring the latest tech, gadgets, and gear.