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Synology and Y-Cam Grasshopper Bundle Review

The Synology and Y-Cam ‘Grasshopper' bundle is an interesting concept and ideal for a home or small business user. By bundling two cameras, the NAS unit and some storage everything is ready to go right out of the box.

We have had prior experience of internet based cameras and some of them can be rather tricky to set up correctly. The Y Cam models pair up perfectly with the Synology NAS platform offering motion based detection, and the option to record video directly to the network storage drives.

Alerts can be sent via email and SMS and ensure that you will feel safe using one of these products to protect your home or business. As we have detailed before, the Synology Disk Station software is fantastic and very intuitive to use.

The pricing for these bundles is competitive, and costs can be reduced rather than buying the items individually. If user demands are higher, then both companies have other, more expensive configurations in their portfolio.

The Grasshopper – Ideal for Simple Home Monitoring
1 x DS211J Synology NAS Drive + 2TB Storage
2 x YCK004 Y-cam Knight S IP camera
2 x Synology Surveillance Station Camera Licenses
£549.99

The Sensei – Small Business Security
1 x DS411J Synology NAS Drive + 2TB Storage
4 x YCK004 Y-cam Knight S IP camera
4 x Synology Surveillance Station Camera Licenses
£1,349.99

The Master – The Ultimate Security Package
1 x DS1511+ Synology NAS Drive + 2.5TB Storage
4 x YCK004 Y-cam Knight S IP camera
4 x Synology Surveillance Station Camera Licenses
£1,599.99

If you want to learn more about the packages then head to the dedicated site over here.

  • Pros:
  • Cost effective.
  • software implementation is bullet proof.
  • no connection or bug related issues.
  • NAS is quiet and runs cool.
  • cameras can be bought individually for £135.

Cons:

  • DS211j often runs with 100% memory utilisation.

Kitguru says: A great bundle for a user requiring low cost security options to protect a property.

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Rating: 8.5.

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