I have been sent a wireless CCTV camera for review, we have put it to the test and so here is my review of the Nooie Outdoor Camera
I was never concerned about home security, at 6′ 4″ tall I was confident that if someone did manage to break into our home, well they would have to deal with me.
They still would have to deal with me but since I have become disabled and my health has spiralled downwards, I no longer have that confidence, that sense of security and so products like this help.
In the box
In the box you get of course the outdoor camera that has a 10ft lead with a USB plug and you get a the USB mains adapter plug as well. That is rare now, I think most brands assume we have them and so it is nice to see on included.
There is the plate that you attach to the wall and the camera attaches to it and they have also included screws for wood and screws and rawl plugs for brick or concrete and there was two sets of each. They have also included some cable clips and that is something I haven’t seen before with products.
You also get the instruction manual and even though I am one of those who never reads an instruction manual, I recommend you do for this camera!
Before installing the camera
This will make it easier once the camera is up.
I temporarily attached the Nooie Outdoor Camera to one of the posts of our deck and powered it with the SubbyTech Powerbank, this is because I wanted to have the camera to hand when I filmed the review and also as I am disabled, I have to wait for a family member to come and put it up where we want it.
Actually attaching the camera to a wall or the roof fascia, soffit or bargeboard is very easy. The plate is attached using two of the screws and the plate is marked with top, but just make sure the sprung brass pin is facing down.
Once up, line the dot on the camera with this pin and it is a bayonet fitting, the brass pin on the plate will lock into the hole on the camera.
Then open up the Nooie App and check the orientation of the camera via the app.
The Nooie Wi-Fi CCTV Bullet Camera connects to 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi, it does not support 5 GHz, but whilst the 5 GHz offers a faster speed, its range is limited compared to the 2.4 GHz and so I think it is right that this camera is 2.4 GHz.
The camera can be positioned easily as it rotates 360°horizontally and 80° vertically to provide 107° field of view.
Our garden is 100 feet long and 4 feet wide, the camera was on a post just off centre, the water feature in the foreground is the middle and so the 107° field of view covers the width of our garden and more.
It has 1080p quality at 15fps and H.265 Encoding, it gives a nice picture but out at about 50ft it was a bit pixelated where the wind was blowing the shrubs.
It has an anti-noise system to filter ambient noise, the clip I showed in the video review has only the sound of the wind blowing across the mic, yet about 100ft away, there were three children bouncing on a trampoline and screaming and shouting.
The night vision is very acceptable and in the above screenshot of footage from the camera, the archway is about 50 feet and the only lighting is supplied by the cameras 12 infrared LEDs (850nm).
I have a wildlife camera that I have used in the back garden to film the foxes and the hedgehogs that sometimes visit and the quality is not as good as this.
Under the camera there is a small cover and under that is a reset button and a Micro SD card slot and the Nooie Outdoor Camera can take up to a 128GB Micro SD.
Via the app you can select either continual recording or record on detection of movement or sound or both and the app allows you to select an area where the camera will record when it detects movement.
This is very handy if the camera faces onto a street or walkway and you want to avoid the recording being triggered by movement there outide your property or if there is a tree or bush that moves in the wind and would trigger the recording.
Via the app you can also sign up to the Nooie Cloud starting from as little as €1.90 where you and anyone you choose to give access to view the saved videos.
The app will also alert ou if the camera has detected any movement or noise if that is selected in the app.
The camera is IP66 rated weatherproof and has UV Resistance.
It has a built in speaker and via the app you can trigger an alarm sound or you can even talk through to the camera and so anyone in range would be able to communicate with you.
All in all this is a decent budget camera.
The picture quality is very acceptable and the night vision is clear and has a decent range.
I like the ability to be able to communicate through the camera, I am disabled and so it means I can talk to someone outside of the property without getting up.
The only negative thing I can say about this camera is that it has a full size USB plug on the end to power it. This measure 2 x 1 cm and so that is quite a hole you need to make to get it through. I shall be cutting it off and splicing it back together. It is not a data connection and so only the two power wires in there.
You could also fit an external weatherproof box and run a cable to it.
It would have been preferable it had a USB C on the end as that would fit through a far smaller hole.
Is the camera perfect?
No, it does suffer from pixelating and that is down to the 15fps, yes there are cameras out there that are 4k but this is a budget camera and for a camera in this price range, it is very accepatble.
The Nooie outdoor camera has a RRP of £49.99
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