Check out this Hidden Nanny Cam – the Cirrus Panda
If you are looking for a hidden nanny cam to help protect your children at home, then you can’t go past this super cute Cirrus Panda. It offers both local SD storage for your live videos and cloud storage as well (the first 500 MB of storage is free, then there is a monthly charge).
All images are crystal clear, all data is fully encrypted, you receive push notifications on your mobile devices and it is easy to set up.
- 2 way communication.
- Fully encrypted.
- Local SD card storage.
- Cloud storage (500MB free).
- Works on all mobile devices and your PC.
- Motion detector and push notifications.
- Network multiple cameras together.
- Crystal clear images day and night.
- 90 degree viewing angle.
- Easy to set up.
- Size: 4.4 x 4.5 x 6.2 inches (112 x 114 x 157mm).
- 1 year Limited Warranty.
- Free ground shipping.
Live video streaming
You can use the Cirrus Panda to keep an eye on your children or an elderly relative at home.
Live video footage is easily accessed using your smartphone, iPad or your PC and if you use the cloud storage or your SD card, you can also access previously saved video footage.
This means that you not only can see what is happening right at that moment, but you can review previous events that you might have missed or share with friends or relatives.
With the Cirrus Panda Hidden Nanny Cam you have both a microphone and a speaker, so you can talk back and forth with your partner and children at home. You can even talk to the babysitter, an elderly relative or sing your baby or toddler a lullaby to help them drift off to sleep.
SD Card and cloud storage
You can save any of your live video streams to a 32GB SD card (not included) and you can also save your real-time videos to the cloud as well. Cloud storage is free for the first 500MB, but there is a monthly fee thereafter.
This doesn’t have to be a problem, because you can simply save your live videos to your SD card and forget about the cloud storage if your budget is limited.
Motion detector and push notifications
Whenever motion is detected within range of the Panda nanny cam, you will receive a still shot of what triggered the alarm and you can then decide what action to take next. You can also customize these push notifications, so they are more suitable for your situation.
Network multiple cameras together
You can network multiple Cirrus camera together, so that you have complete coverage in your home. Live video footage from each camera can be viewed with just one cloud storage account and you can give multiple people access to the live video feeds as well.
With all the worry about video feeds being hacked, the Cirrus Panda Hidden Nanny Cam uses a 1024-bit dynamic encryption for all of its data transmissions, so your video feeds are fully secure.
Of course, you will also have your own unique password to access your videos on the cloud.
Crystal clear images day and night
With 720P HD video, H.264 video compression and an upgraded 3.6mm lens, your live video images are crystal clear during the day -you can even identify people from across the room. You also have a wide 90 degree viewing angle so you can see most of the room with just one camera.
There is also no worry about the clarity during the night, because with 12 infrared LED lights to pick up low light levels, you can also see clearly up to 32 ft away. Don’t forget that you can also alter the brightness, contrast, saturation and sharpness of the images.
Easy to set up
Setting the Cirrus Panda up is not a problem with just three simple steps. You don’t need to reconfigure your router or stress about DNS or IP addresses, all you need to do is to download the MPC camera app, scan the QR code on the back of the Panda nanny cam and then follow the rest of the installation instructions.
Your new Panda nanny cam will be up and running in just a few short minutes.
Specifications for the Cirrus Panda Hidden Nanny Cam
The Cirrus Panda Hidden Nanny Cam is perfect for any room in your home, particularly the nursery and comes with the following specifications.
- WIFI: IEEE802.11b/g/n.
- Power supply: 1DC 5V / 2.0 A, power consumption.
- Storage: Micro SD Card storage and cloud storage.
- Two-way communication: Yes.
- Pan & Tilt: No, but you have a wide 90 degree viewing angle.
- Infrared: Yes, you have low light sensitivity.
- Zoom: No.
- Live feeds/Remote monitoring: On WIndows PC, MAC, Linux or your smartphone.
- Alerts: Push email alerts for motion detection.
- Lullabies: No.
- Encryption: 1024-bit dynamic encryption for all transmissions.
- Warranty: 1 year Spytec Limited Warranty.
Images from the Panda Nanny Cam are crystal clear during the day and at night with a 32 foot range at night.
- Video resolution: 1280 x 720P.
- Video compression: H.264.
- Lens: : 3.6mm, F:2.4.
- FPS: 25.
- Field of View: 90 degrees.
- Color images: Yes during daylight, grey and black in low light conditions.
- Motion detector: Yes.
- Sound detection: No.
Inclusions with the Cirrus Panda
What’s in the box?
- Cirrus Panda
- Power Adapter
- User Manual
- Ethernet Cable
There are not a lot of customer reviews online for this lovely hidden nanny cam, but so far, customers are rally happy with this product. Customers like the high quality of the images and how easy the app is to use.
One customer noted that if you ant to be notified at night that your baby has woken, you will need to keep your smartphone or iPad with you at night. This is the same for any nanny cam – you will always need to have your mobile device at hand to be alerted to your push notifications in real time.
My thoughts on the Cirrus Panda Hidden Nanny Cam
If you want a hidden nanny cam to keep an eye on what is going on at home, when you can’t be there yourself, then the Cirrus Panda has to be on your short list.
This is a really cute looking hidden cam, that will easily sit on a shelf or dresser in the nursery or even in the family room and it is easily affordable at around $100.
You also receive a 1 year warranty with this hidden nanny cam, so that is always a great selling point. Ground Shipping is also free to all 50 US States and they also ship overseas as well (though international shipping is not free).