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Cirrus Panda – Hidden Nanny Cam Review

Cirrus Panda - Hidden nanny cam


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.

  • 720p resolution.
  • Requires WIFI.
  • 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.
  • Live video streaming on mobile devices.
  • Records video & audio.
  • Mains power.
  • 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

Cirrus Panda - Hidden Nanny cam 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.


2-way communication

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.


Cirrus Panda - Hidden Camera Fully encrypted

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.



Recording Specifications

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
Cirrus Panda - Hidden Camera

What’s in the box?

  • Cirrus Panda
  • Power Adaptor
  • User Manual
  • Ethernet Cable 



Customer Reviews

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).



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Xtreme Life WIFI Teddy Bear – Hidden Camera Review


WIFI Teddy Bear & Hidden Camera


Check out the Xtreme Life WIFI Teddy Bear & Hidden Camera

Who would ever expect this cuddly WIFI Teddy Bear & Hidden Camera as being one of the ways that you ensure the safety of your children at home?

Housed in a cuddly toy, the TeddyCam has a HD hidden camera that streams live video to your smart phone, iPad, laptop or desktop computer, anywhere in the world. So you can be half way across the country and still keep a protective eye on your family.

  • HD hidden camera.
  • Live video streaming.
  • 140° wide angle field of view covers large areas.
  • 1280 x 790 resolution.
  • x4 zoom on app.
  • Battery life 90 days in PIR mode and 8 hours in continuous mode.
  • Event notification on your mobile device.
  • Time and date stamping on videos.
  • SD card (up to 16 GB) and DVR storage.
  • Add multiple Xtreme Life cameras to one system.
  • Download the app to multiple devices.
  • 10 hr recharge time.
  • FREE backup battery.
  • Easy Setup.
  • 90 day warranty.


Check out today’s price on the BrickHouse Security Website



HD hidden camera

WIFI Teddy Bear & Hidden CameraWith discreet home surveillance, you can keep an eye on your family quite easily when you are not at home. Simply place the WIFI Teddy Bear & Hidden Camera on a shelf or dresser in your child’s room and you can observe all of your babysitter’s interactions with your child in that room.

You can even add multiple Xtreme Life cameras to the same system using the same app, giving you covert coverage in as many rooms as you need in your home.  


Event notification and live video streaming

When motion is detected by your TeddyCam, you will receive an even notification via the app on your smart phone, iPad or other device you have connected to the system.

You can immediately view the event via live streaming video, record the event on the SD card for later viewing and of course, you can phone the person involved in the event right at the moment it is taking place.


PIR Mode

WIFI Teddy Bear & Hidden CameraThe Xtreme Life WIFI Teddy Bear & Hidden Camera has a long battery life – if you use it in the PIR mode (passive Infrared).

When you set the hidden camera to the PIR mode, recording only occurs when the PIR sensor is triggered by motion within its viewing range.

Once the PIR sensor is triggered, it sends a signal to the camera to begin recording immediately. When there is no triggering event, the camera and the DVR are powered down to save the battery life and the fewer the triggering events, the longer your battery will last.

When the camera is set to the PIR mode, you can only view live events at home if the PIR sensor has been triggered and for 10 minutes after the event. This means that if you want to view live events at any time, you need to switch off the PIR mode, but the battery will only last for about 8 hours in continuous mode, before it needs to be recharged.


SD card (up to 16 GB) and DVR storage

All of the triggered events are automatically recorded by the DVR, but you can also save them to your SD card or plug the DVR into the USB port on your computer to save the video recordings for later viewing as well. You need to buy an SD card separately, as one is not included with the teddy Bear hidden cam.


FREE backup battery

WIFI Teddy Bear Hidden CameraWhen you order your Xtreme Life WIFI Teddy Bear & Hidden Camera you will receive a bonus battery, so you will always have a spare battery on hand when it is needed.

This is ideal if you want to view continuous live streaming events for any period of time. To purchase a spare battery would cost you $69.99, so this is a great deal.


Easy setup

Set up of your hidden camera is easy using the QR code. 

  1.  Power on the camera: Insert the SD card into the camera, connect to the mains power and turn the camera on.
  2. Download the app: You can download the EZ-SEE app from the Google Play Store or from the Apple Store straight to your mobile device.
  3. Choose the network: On your mobile device, select the EZ-SEE network from your list of available networks, add in the default password (you need to change this once the camera has been setup).
  4. Connect the camera: Open the EZ-SEE app, press ADD and then SCAN and then scan the QR code with your mobile device. Once the QR code has been scanned, the app will connect your mobile device with the hidden camera.



Specifications for the WIFI Teddy Bear & Hidden Camera

There is no audio recording on this hidden cam, which is important for some states in the USA where it is illegal to record audio without the person’s permission.

You need an iPhone 3GS or higher, an iPad iOS 5.1 or higher, or an Android 2.3 or higher to sue the app for this hidden cam.

  • WIFI: 802.11 b/g/n standards.
  • Video input: NTSC/PAL auto detection.
  • Record mode: standard, motion, overwrite.
  • Viewing angle: 140 degrees.
  • Lens type: Pinhole.
  • Max resolution: 1280 x 720P HD video.
  • Frame rate: 15fps
  • Video format: MPEG-4 ASF file format.
  • Picture format: JPG.
  • Storage: SD card (up to 16 Gb SDHC).
  • PC interface: USB 2.0
  • Battery type: 3.7V 15000mA lithium battery.
  • Mobile App: iOS and Android.



What’s in the Box?

When you receive your Xtreme Life TeddyCam in the mail, you will find the following items in the box (don’t forget to purchase an SD card separate).

  • Xtreme Life WIFI Teddy Bear & Hidden Camera.
  • Power/charging cable.
  • Rechargeable battery.
  • User’s manual.
  • USB charging cable.



Who will benefit from using the Hidden TeddyCam?

WIFI Teddy Bear & Hidden CameraAnyone who has to leave their baby or child with another person will appreciate being able to keep an eye on what is going on in their home.

You can place the Teddy Bear Hidden Cam in the nursery and another of the hidden cams in other rooms of your home, just so you can feel secure when you are not there to look after your children yourself.

We have all have to leave our children in the care of a babysitter or a relative every now and again, so it is important to have confidence in your child’s carer at all times. A hidden camera in your home, simply gives you the added peace of mind that if anything does occur when you are not there yourself, that you don’t miss it, but you can capture it on video.



Summing up the Xtreme Life WIFI Teddy Bear & Hidden Camera

WIFI Teddy Bear & Hidden CameraThis is a lovely looking hidden cam and will sit comfortably in the nursery, keeping an eye on your little one. It has a wide 140 degree viewing angle, a pinhole lens and you can use the app to zoom in (x4) for a closer look at what is happening.

You receive a free bonus battery with this hidden cam, and you can extend the life of the battery by setting the camera to the PIR mode. This TeddyCam has everything going for it, bit it is a little pricey – although it is hard to put a price on peace of mind.


Check out today’s price on the BrickHouse Security Website



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