Tapo 2K QHD Indoor Pan/Tilt Security Wi-Fi Camera, AI

Tapo 2K QHD Indoor Pan/Tilt Security Wi-Fi Camera, AI Detection,360° Visual Coverage, Night Vision, Customizable privacy Mode, Cloud &Local Storage, Works with Alexa&Google Home C22


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A wide range of coverage to capture every moment.

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    Razor-Sharp 2K QHD View

    Record all of life’s wonderful moments with the realistic 2560×1440 Full High Definition. Zoom to see the sharp views.

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    Smart AI Detection and Notification

    Smart AI identifies people, pets, and vehicles while recognizing a baby crying and other sounds, notifying users as needed.

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    Motion Detection and Notifications

    Customizable Your Activity Zones to Know What Matters- Control what alerts you receive by creating multiple custom activity zones around areas that matter.

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    Precise Smart Motion Tracking

    When motion activity is detected, tracks and follows the subject to keep it within view.

Smart AI Detection

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Share every memorable moment

Adorable and amusing moments are worth of sharing, especially with loved ones far away.

Tapo C220

Indoor

Indoor/Outdoor

Indoor

4MP(2560 * 1440 px)

Resolution

1080P (1920 × 1080)

360° rotational view

View Range

360° rotational view

Up to 30 ft.

Nigh Vision

Up to 30 ft.

Up to 512GB

Local SD Storage

Up to 128GB

Smart AI Detection

Weatherproof

Indoor

Indoor/Outdoor

Indoor

4MP(2560 * 1440 px)

Resolution

3MP (2304 × 1296)

360° rotational view

View Range

105° wide-angle view

Up to 30 ft.

Nigh Vision

Up to 30 ft.

Up to 512GB

Local SD Storage

Up to 256GB

Smart AI Detection

Weatherproof

Indoor

Indoor/Outdoor

Outdoor

4MP(2560 * 1440 px)

Resolution

3MP (2304 × 1296)

360° rotational view

View Range

104° wide-angle view

Up to 30 ft.

Nigh Vision

Up to 98 ft.

Up to 512GB

Local SD Storage

Up to 128GB

Smart AI Detection

Weatherproof

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Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 8.54 x 8.68 x 11.77 cm; 450 Grams
Model: Tapo C220
Colour: White
Pack Quantity: 1
Batteries Required: No
Manufacture: TP-Link
Dimensions: 8.54 x 8.68 x 11.77 cm; 450 Grams
Quantity: 1

24 Responses

  1. VonnieU65sjaxvq says:

     United Kingdom

    This was very easy to set up and operate. It records onto a micro sd card which avoids the optional, paid for, cloud service subscription. The App was easy to download and set up.

  2. AguedaPattison says:

     United Kingdom

    Mounted this device on the ceiling of my detached garage to keep an eye on my bikes. Really pleased with the performance, it’s great value for money. Needs a mains power connector other than that set up is straight forward.

  3. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I am using this one to keep an eye on my elderly mother in her home. The picture quality is a step up from earlier models and I love the AI feature that can categorise what it sees which is useful for remote notifications to my phone. Incredible value for money. It just works….highly recommend the tapo cameras

  4. Dennis Green says:

     United Kingdom

    Very happy with this camera. The tracking feature is amazing, this can be seen on my video. I didn’t bother paying for cloud storage, I used a spare 8GB Micro SD card and it stores plenty. It can be set to only record when it detects movement and all recordings can be accessed from anywhere using the app. Ideal for keeping an eye on pets. The night vision is also very good and you can see clearly without and lights on.

  5. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Camera detection is great , can choose from detecting people or movements in a designated area and loads more setting , i have 2 of there for front and rear of house and can’t fault thm save data with cloud , sim card or both reliable for the price

  6. NanMarkley says:

     United Kingdom

    I only buy Tapo cameras/plugs. They have never let me down, and this camera is no different. Remains colour in VERY low light conditions. Go’s B&W in total darkness (as expected) Detection is variable and easy to set. Picture quality is superb, allowing for good quality digital zoom (cropping). Near silent rotation of turret.

  7. Joe Donovan says:

     United Kingdom

    Arrived on time and well packaged. Easy to set up, need to read instructions before you start to get the App and charge it. Simple to mount on the bracket supplied. It’s a great little camera. I can see who has entered onto my property and keep an eye on the dogs. It sends you notifications if it detects movement and you can save any screenshots or videos. Probably going to get another one for the back garden.

  8. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    This product is great. It’s easy to set up, easy to use and will patrol your room or windows when set up to do so.
    My only issue is that I lost all the alerts and cloud when the free trial ran out which I guess most cameras are the same.
    So now it’s sat in my room and not really monitored as it doesn’t appear on my phone notifications when someone walks past. Other than that I would 1000% recommend.

  9. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 2 From Our UsersThis was bought to review our sleep at night. The night vision is very clear. The features on the unit allow you to pan the camera around, up and down. It auto detect movement and move the camera. The app is pretty good for lots of remote controls. The camera can be used when away from home and an alert will show on your phone when there’s movement. There is also two way speach. I can see this being a very useful tool for anyone leaving an animal at home or wanting to use it as baby monitor.

  10. DeliaSpofforth says:

     United Kingdom

    Really quite impressed with this. I have another two Tapo camera, the C210, and this are visibly better, both in image and in detection.
    I pointed it to look out from the window and it’s really clear (within reason), well enough to catch a reg plate. Works well in the night too.

  11. Marguerite Reardon says:

     United Kingdom

    I already have other Tapo cameras and they all connect to wifi and can be viewed via the app.
    The new model has enhanced performance, the images are of a higher definition and the colour night vision really is excellent.
    Overall they are great but they could be even better if they could let more than 1 person edit the camera-at the moment more people can view but with no permissions to edit.

  12. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    We have to place our camera on top of a wardrobe and the range of motion to point the camera downwards is not good. So we have to lean the camera forwards slightly and then it’s OK. Could be solved with more clever mounting (i.e. invert image).

    Picture quality, motion detection, night vision etc is all fantastic. Compatible with Synology Surveillance Station too.

  13. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Setting up instructions were oversimplified but were more complicated than I thought.
    Mainly connecting it to my Network (whereby I can use the Camera Remotely)
    Pan/Tilt, Patrol and Record Facility are excellent. Only surpassed by Picture Quality (with both Day & Night Modes).
    The only thing I’m unable to do is to set the Camera to follow an Intruder as they move.
    AND I don’t know if this IS possible.
    I will keep you posted as I discover what else it can do

  14. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    This camera was better than expected. I have had other cheap cameras before and lets just say you get what you pay for but this little camera has surprised me. The picture day and night is good. The recording and storage of videos is also good. If your looking for a cheap camera set up you won’t go far wrong with this.

  15. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Purchased to put on the back of the house, and was at a reduced price during Prime day. (Also bought an SD card).
    Easy to install, one hole through the wall, and 4 small holes to fix the bracket to the wall.
    Excellent features, 360 viewing, easy to set up and connect to WiFi, full control.of the camera via the App. Love the alarm and speaker function on the camera. For its price it offers a lot of feature that more expensive cameras don’t. So much so, that I purchased a 2nd camera for the front of the house.
    Excellent picture quality, so I have no complaints about this item at all, will see how well it holds up over the winter months.

  16. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I purchased this to monitor my new kitten whilst he settled in. Was worried he was going to get stuck or find a hiding place and wanted to know he was ok when I was out of the room. Initial thoughts were This camera is great – easy go set up and download the app which you control the camera through. I have the camera mounted on top of my radiator as when on the window sill the tilt does not go down enough to view the whole floor – that is my own criticism of this product. Once you get your head around the app it’s fairly straight forward to use but lots of different controls which you need to take time to go through. You can set different notifications for motion/person detection/ crying which come straight through to my phone. I cannot comment on the battery life however as I have mine plugged in at all times – when I have unplugged it it turns off straight away so I do not think this would work wireless. You get a 30 free day trial of the cloud which stores recordings otherwise you can put in an SD card at the base of the camera and easily view recordings on that. Night mode is also good quality. I’m really happy I bought this and has kept my anxiety at bay having a new pet, worth 22 on deal.

  17. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    We are very pleased with the performance of this Tapo C225 security camera which is very easy to set up and use. It was bought having received a high score and recommendation from “Which?” magazine. The night vision is exceptionally good, the camera can be orientated remotely in various directions via the “pan & tilt” control on the Tapo mobile phone App and the sensitivity to movement is superb. We bought a memory card to use in the camera but are also considering the camera footage storage options offered by Tapo on their systems. The camera was very simple to add and set up on the Tapo App and the “privacy” button which turns the camera lens down into the casing is a quick and useful function when you need the camera to stop automatic movement sensing and recording. We can highly recommend this camera at this very reasonable price level.

  18. RosalinClegg says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 2 From Our UsersThis is the 1st cctv camera I have purchased, choosing this one based on other reviews / cost and reputation. As this is a pan/ tilt camera I wanted to position it on a corner of the property so also had to buy a “corner mount ” – 10 on ebay. There is no zoom function on this model so I did not want place the camera too high up . I have a pretty standard UK 2 storey property. I positioned the camera 3 metres off ground level – high enough so that it can not be easily removed and low enough to get close images. The camera comes with a fixed 30cm cable attached to the camera itself and also a 3 metre cable with a UK plug. I installed a IP rated junction box into which the 30 cm cable was secured and then connected to a 10 metre extension dc power cable as my power supply is some distance away. If you are a keen DIYer or have practical skills then it will be fairly easy to install. The screws to connect the camera to the supplied mount are tiny and get chewed/rounded very easily. The images from the unit are clear at both day and night. I setup the sd card and connected to WiFi prior to the physical installation. The App ( in my limited experience) is good and intuitive. As other reviews have mentioned the motion detection is very sensitive- movement of plants / hedges cause notifications as well the reflection of headlights on my vehicle- even on the lowest sensitivity. Despite the niggles with the sensitivity I would still recommend this Tapo C500 camera- especially if you require pan and tilt. I have given a 4 star rating at present- we will see how it copes in winter.

    4.0 out of 5 stars Tapo C500 review

  19. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I’ve decided to standardise on Tapo products so I only need one app for the plugs, cameras and (in due course, with a hub) sensors and the Tapo app works well. Anything you do in there to edit plug names etc. forwards on immediately to the Alexa app, which is great in staying on top of things. It’s also good to know that the flexibility is there to link the Tapo infrastructure to other systems. Buying this on Amazon Prime Day was a no-brainer and it was easy after getting it running on the table, to turn this upside down and ceiling mount it at the back of my shed (which has an open front). The base for this is a little tight and I was worried it might break when took it off again in order to attach it to the ceiling, but it seems pretty solid and this keeps it firmly in place.

  20. Noelia5128 says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 4 From Our UsersI bought these to replace a single baby monitor.
    So far they have been really useful. They’re fairly easy to set up, but I’d make sure you have your wifi password handy as you’ll need it for each camera set up. There does seem to be a little bit of a lag between doing something and seeing it on the camera, but not too much. You can mount them on the wall or sit them on a shelf, but I find that the up/down maneuverability is quite limited, especially in comparison to the side to side maneuverability.
    I like that you can set alerts to sound if there’s any movement or baby crying. And you can set these for certain times. There’s also an alarm feature that we accidentally found out about through the night when my toddler came running into our room. If this is turned on the camera will alarm which would hopefully be a handy deterrent for any unwanted visitors. They’re fairly easy to set up and you can view more than 1 camera view at once if desired.
    Overall these have been a welcome addition to our household.
    You do have an option to record or capture images, but you need a memory card or cloud storage to be able to do this.
    While you can see the camera view on your phone and operate them outside your home, I would prefer a separate monitor than to just have it on my phone.

  21. Christopher Maynard says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 3 From Our UsersNeeded to keep an eye on my dog while away from home. Everything works great, app is easy to use. It is vital to make sure you have a decent wifi connection though. You can’t get away with patchy coverage, or even set it up in the first place. Picked a spot I wanted it in, just flat on a window sill, but couldn’t get wifi coverage to set it up. Plugged it in next to the router, did the setup, moved it back to where I wanted it and it’s been working okay as long as no interference/too much blocking the signal.

    Picture quality is great, night vision works just fine too. Can set up audio + motion alarms/activations. Definitely buy it with a microsd card (only a fiver) so you get alarms recorded and playback footage.

    Perfectly happy experience so far.

  22. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 6 From Our UsersDefinitely recommended for anyone looking for video coverage. Had these setup during our vacations and I am very happy with my purchase. Very simple to setup, you just create account with the app, add new device to you network as per instructions, assign it to given room and you are done. Video quality is very decent, even when zoomed in. App lets you to move the camera in every direction and although there is very small delay from when you press the arrow to when the camera moves, it doesn’t bother me at all. You can store your recordings in cloud (I believe this is paid service) or you can use micro sd card, make sure you get decent size 32-64GB. For whatever reason micro sd cards with 2gb size and lower would not be compatible (I only had small size cards when camera arrived). You can set custom points of view and name them so for instance, you can move the camera to your front doors and save this view as “front doors”, if you then move the camera to different position you can easily switch back to front door with one click. If you enable notifications, you get them instantly. Night vision works very well. Great little device.
    Recommended

  23. Makeda Saggau-Sackey says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 62 From Our UsersI have other Tapo cameras which I have rated (especially for the price). Unfortunately, the motion detection wasn’t accurate, and I ended up getting notifications when nothing was there, and none when I know people were there. I gave it the benefit of the doubt, and considered that it may be a problem with that camera, a problem the manufacturers needed to work on, or it was something to do with where I had placed it.

    Fastforward to the present – I bought a different Tapo, the C210. The good and the bad, in short:

    THE TAPO C210:

    + The camera is ‘built’ on a ball/rotating system, which you can adjust up and down, left and right, remotely, from your phone/the app. It’s really convenient if you want to look around the room and see what’s going on. It’s perfect for pets/children/general security. (See image 1)
    + You can save ‘fixed’ camera positions – i.e. if you find a really good angle, you can ‘save it’ and toggle between them easily rather than adjusting the camera manually on the app. (See image 2)
    + There’s a mode that enables the camera to ‘follow’ movement, so if your camera is angled at the door, for example, then somebody walks into the room, the camera will follow them. (This can be turned off – the camera can be fixed to a still position). (See Image 4)
    + There are various ‘modes’ you can select, depending on what you are using the camera for e.g. to detect a baby crying, motion, people etc. (Motion and people are different, as explained below) – simply turn those modes on and the camera will heighten its sensitivity to those issues. (Although I cannot say how responsive it is to a baby crying, but even with the ‘baby crying’ feature off, it detects dogs making noises/whimpering).
    + You can modify the sensitivity to motion (i.e. light/medium/sensitive). My camera has detected a rustling bin bag on all three sensitivities, so it is effective. I have not messed around to determine levels of sensitivity, other than this. (See Image 3)
    + You can adjust the ‘area’ within the camera screen (i.e. to only detect motion on a specific part of the frame). It’s a handy option for people whose camera coverage also overlaps public space. (See Image 3, also)
    + Motion vs People detection. – there are separate detections for people and objects (which you can adjust/turn on or off). It’s a handy option, depending on what you are using the camera for. (See Image 4 – ‘AI Detection’ and ‘Motion Detection’ are separate).
    + Notifications for movement in general, or people, are separate – the notification will also clearly identify if there’s just something moving or if there’s a person identified. (See Image 5 – I use an iPhone)
    + I haven’t tested them, so cannot comment on effectiveness, but there are sound and light ‘alarms’ on the cameras, which I assume go off on the camera, and are to deter intruders. (You may wish to check this – but it seems like a good feature). (See image 4)
    + Sound quality itself is good – I can hear everything that goes on in the home.
    + Sensitivity to sound is (a) great quality – a good feature, and good in quality itself.
    + Fantastic price for the item.
    + Good quality image, even at night.
    + No subscription necessary – although you may wish to buy a micro SD card separately to record movement. (Note: nothing over 256gb is supported)
    + Easy to use app – very simple and straight forward options, as far as apps go.
    + Quite easy to setup – although a tiny bit of messing around when connecting to wifi.
    + Easy ‘recording’ features – although I am awaiting my memory card, so will report back with any useful findings/issues.

    – The instructions aren’t the best. If you aren’t ‘tech-minded’ you may struggle slightly to set it up (although it is not a complicated set up, by far, it can be a bit finicky) – I’d recommend watching a YouTube video, as I imagine they will be substantially better than the small instruction book. (Although when I had issues, I didn’t resort to this, fiddled with the wifi a bit and it worked).
    – The instructions for app use/features is poor too. I have had to mess around with the item to work out how best to use it. It wasn’t until messing around with the app that I discovered the features within and things like people/motion being detected differently.
    – If you plan to use this facing out of a window, I wouldn’t recommend it. Night vision is good generally, but there is a small light on the camera that reflects on windows so visibility outside becomes distorted.
    – A small issue that I experience – sometimes the app isn’t the best with data connection. Not awful if your camera is recording constantly, but if you get a notification whilst you’re out and you want to check, it can take a while to load and/or a few attempts, and you may have missed the movement (especially if using this camera without recording etc – i.e. ‘live’ only).

    All in all, a fantastic budget option with various settings to meet the criteria of many. Some minor issues that will need to be rectified to improve it, but as far as use, price and features go, it’s an item that will cater to a lot of needs.

    4.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic budget option, with some minor finicky faults that will hopefully be rectified in time.

  24. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 404 From Our UsersThis review covers three products I purchased and tested together. The TP-Link Tapo C210, C225 and C320WS IP security cameras. The C210 and C225 are both sold on Amazon via the same page with same reviews applying to multiple cameras. The C320WS has a separate sales page and reviews, however all points raised in this review apply to all three of these cameras therefore I have submitted the same review across two sales pages for three products.

    You may have a different reasons for being here looking at IP cameras. You could be doing it for home security, or perhaps for monitoring babies, children or pets. I’m writing my review from the perspective of a pet owner who likes to know what his border collie is up to, but also with a nod to home security.

    I already have in place several security camera systems around my property which have different benefits and weaknesses. We have an 8-channel Swann CCTV system, which is a more traditional wired product using BNC cables and requiring a lot of wiring and thought about placement. While being accessible from an app anywhere in the world they record all of their footage to a base unit. They can be very incredibly expensive to buy, difficult to install and a challenge to set-up, but once in place they are very good quality. They’re not for everyone, though, and aren’t as long-living as their price might suggest. I also have an existing IP camera system, from a company called Victure, which I assembled over several months with purchases from Amazon some four years ago. Amazon no longer sell them, and the quality was rudimentary. They got the job done, but they were showing their weaknesses. A recent upgrade of our home internet with a new router that the Victure cameras refused to connect to was the last straw, which set me on a path looking for a new IP camera supplier.

    An IP camera system is generally much simpler and cheaper to set up than the traditional system. You buy the cameras individually and they can operate independently of any other devices, or you can add to them over time to create a really large network of cameras that you can control through a single app. You record either to a memory card which is either in the camera itself or in a central hub, or you can subscribe to a cloud based service. A memory card can be typically 10-30 so you need to factor that into your budget, but that cost is quickly returned after perhaps 9-12 months of paying for a cloud subscription.

    IP cameras are normally powered by either a USB (USB-C or USB-A) cable or a DC adapter, although some cameras can be powered by a solar panel. They’re typically quite a bit more expensive though.

    There are hundreds of different manufacturers of IP cameras when you look around, and they all have their own app to control them. I mention this because it’s very tempting to buy whatever camera is on offer at that time and find yourself with several cameras from several different brands requiring different apps to view the footage. You’ll get frustrated hunting through the apps that control the camera you want to view so one of the biggest pieces of advice I can give is to find a single manufacturer that you’re happy with and stick to their ecosystem. And, with that in mind, you ideally want a brand that is reputably, reliable, and is going to be around for some time. TP-Link are just such a company.

    If you’re not familiar with them, TP-Link manufacture some of the very best WiFi routers, smart sockets, range extenders and network switches. I have examples of all of these in my home and I’ve never been let down by them. They also make a wide selection of IP cameras for different purposes, and the range is continuing to grow. The make internal and external cameras, mains powered or solar powered, static or rotating cameras in different qualities of image resolution. They gave me confidence that if I did invest in a number of cameras I wouldn’t find myself in a dead end in a couple of years time.

    My current IP system is 8 internal cameras and 2 external. My intention is to replace all of them. Although I was happy with the brand, I did have my concerns about a couple of things. Firstly, I’d noted that the power delivery to the camera was by a DC adapter and 3m long cable. All of my previous IP cameras were powered by USB cable which are easily and cheaply replaced should you need a longer cable. And, that’s the issue with security cameras. You normally mount them somewhere where they’re not necessarily close to a power socket. I was concerned that I was going to struggle to wire the cameras up in a method that was safe and visually tidy. Additionally, the app is your main interface and you’re never too sure of how good the app is going to be. I’ve tested a lot of camera apps for Amazon over the last few years and more often than not they’re clunky at best. They struggle to connect, even more so to remain connected, don’t offer much in the way of parameter customisation, and either don’t show live screens or only show one camera at a time. I didn’t know what the TP-Link Tapo app was going to be like.

    I decided to buy one each of the C210, C225 and C320WS cameras to try them out before I committed to buy the full system. Each of these are the top of the TP-Link Tapo range of their particular styles. The C210 is the traditional internal dome camera, the C225 the brand new internal dome camera with motion tracking ability, and the C320WS is the external camera. There are battery-powered external cameras also available at a higher cost, but these aren’t what I was looking for, so these three cameras are the best available for my particular needs. I should also note that care must be taken in selecting the right camera. TP-Link and Amazon continue to sell older or lower specced versions of their cameras. With some cameras being on offer at different times it can lead you to believe that a more expensive camera is the better specced camera, which isn’t always the case.

    Inside each camera’s box you get the camera itself, a DC adapter with fixed 3m cable (note that it’s a 9v DC adapter with the C210 and C320Ws and a 12v DC adapter with the C225), wall fixings with screw marking guide and a basic instruction manual. To set up and operate the cameras you will also need to download the Tapo app for Android or iOS.

    My concern over the cameras being powered by DC adapter was realised, and the cables were too short for the locations I wished to place the camera. Fortunately you can be extension cables for DC adapters, so I purchased a twin pack of 5m cables for 8 off of Amazon. Not ideal that it was additional expense, but it was a problem that was easily solved.

    The cameras are really straightforward to set up. After you plug the camera in you go into the Tapo app and select add camera. After a few moments the status light on the camera flashes green and red to signify it’s ready to connect. You go to your internet settings on your phone and connect to the TP-Link WiFi that will have appeared, and go back to the app. You’ll hear a voice coming out of the camera to say it’s connecting, and then has connected, and that’s it. The camera will be connected to the app. You can then tailor the settings to suit your requirements. You can set up scheduled recording between certain times or have it recording 24/7. You can change what resolution it’s recording in, which effects how quickly you’ll fill up your memory card. You can adjust when you get alerts to your phone, or no alerts at all. Set up privacy zones so that neighbours aren’t getting recorded, for example. You can also invert the image which allows you to mount the camera upside down should you wish to attach it to the underside of something.

    And, most pleasingly of all, you can view up to four screens live all at once. That means I can see the live images from four screens constantly without having to swipe across or back out and choose another camera. That to me is worth so much. My iPad sits above my laptop and I can see the four locations that my dog is likely to be around the house with just a glance. No further interaction necessary. I genuinely can’t tell you how valuable that is. It’s pretty standard for a traditional CCTV system like my Swann, but I’ve not seen that in any other IP camera system I’ve used.

    My only complaint with the app is one that irritates me about several apps. The majority of the interface in the app is in portrait mode. If you mainly use your phone for viewing the app then you might not worry about that, but tablets such as the iPad are usually used in landscape mode. Quite a lot of apps don’t take that into account so you’re forced to tilt your head if you’ve got your tablet on its stand. It is a pain, but not the end of the world. Fortunately, when you go to watch the live view of the cameras the orientation does change to landscape if you wish. And that’s where the app will spend the majority of its time, so I can live with that.

    I’ve spent two weeks with the cameras and app now, and despite my concerns about a couple of details prior to buying them I have to say that on reflection the cameras have exceeded my expectations considerably. The quality of the image from the cameras are superb. All of them, not just the new C225. All have excellent low light capabilities, even when remaining in full colour. When it does go to night vision the image is crisp and clear. Reviewing footage is also very simple. You can see activity along a time line, or pick out the activity from a list showing times, type of motion detected and a freeze frame. It works very well, rivalling my Swann system and an Arlo 4 Pro I also have which was close to 200 for a single camera. The general footage throughout the day is so much better than what I used to get with my old Victure cameras, I really have been very impressed.

    The C210 is highly recommended, especially when on offer. It’s not got quite the overall build quality or motion tracking features as the C225, but it’s also a lot cheaper. If you’re building a multi-camera system then I would go with those. If you’re only wanting one or two cameras then the C225 becomes the better camera.

    Are the cameras perfect? No, there’s always ways to improve any system. The DC power cable was a pain for my application and I’d rather it had been USB, but it was a problem that I got around and I’m sure most people wouldn’t even notice. The app being mainly in portrait mode was irritating, but the important views are in landscape so I’m not going to complain too hard. The footage is exceptional for the price of the cameras. I can see what the dog is up to at all times, in any lighting condition.

    Overall, despite my initial misgivings that had me thinking it was never going to be more than a four star product I have to say that the TP-Link Tapo cameras have turned it around and delivered three products that I would happily award a five star review to.

    5.0 out of 5 stars Minor issues aside, the Tapo IP cameras have proven to do what I wanted, and do it very well.