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BT Smart Home Cam 100 review

Rating: 8.0.

Once upon a time, protecting your home with security cameras was a pipe dream for the paranoid. It was not just seen as unnecessary, but impractical, ungodly expensive and even if you did set up a network, where would you store the low quality recorded footage? Today, with the advent of minuscule, HD cameras and high-speed web connectivity it is both practical and affordable. That is why companies such as BT are getting in on the action … with a wireless home monitoring system – the BT Smart Home Cam 100. 

Recording at 720P and featuring motion sensing and night vision technologies, this is a very versatile little interior camera, with a smart appearance. Is it worth it and does it deliver on its promises? Today we find out.

Main Features

  • Works with iOS and Android devices
  • Free App on Apple App Store or Google Play Store
  • HD quality video
  • Night vision
  • Record clips to your smart device
  • Premium storage on the cloud
  • Motion detection alerts to your mobile device
  • Wi-Fi connection to your home wireless router
  • Safe and secure

Extra features

  • Mute audio on live video
  • Web portal monitoring for your PC
  • Auto login
  • Invite friends & family to view the Camera
  • Auto / manual adjust video streaming quality
  • Name / re-name cameras e.g. Garage, living room
  • Take snapshots of live video streaming

System requirements

  • Android 2.3 and above
  • iOS 5.1 and above
  • All major web browsers

Premium services

  • Automatically store clips when motion is detected
  • Email alerts with photos

Security / Wireless connection

  • Standards: Wi-Fi 802.11b / g / n
  • Security: WEP / WPA / WPA2
  • Operating channels: 2.4GHz Ch. 1-13


  • CPU processor speed: 600MHz
  • Flash memory: 16MB
  • SDRAM: 128MB

Video image quality

  • Supported resolutions: 720P, VGA 640×360 and QVGA 320×180
  • Supported frame rates: Up to 10fps for 720P, 30fps for VGA 640×360 and QVGA 320×180
  • Video encoding: H.264
  • Multiple independent video streams (i.e. two different resolution / frame rate)

Camera spec

  • Focal length: 3mm, F2.0, digital focusing
  • Sensor: 3Mp 1/3-Inch CMOS digital image sensor
  • Viewing Angle: Horizontal 78 degrees, Vertical 45 degrees, Diagonal: 90 degrees


  • 38dB + / – 2dB

Night vision

  • IR LED: 4pcs, 850nm

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