If you’re on the market for brilliant home tech to keep your household safe, look no further than Toucan’s home security products. The Toucan Wireless Outdoor Camera and the Toucan Wireless Video Doorbell are weatherproof and super easy to install. Both products hook up to the Toucan Smart Home App so you can control the devices remotely.
Burglaries in the UK
According to the ONS, domestic burglaries in the UK fell by 72% during lockdown. This statistic is now likely to return to pre-lockdown levels, where it’s estimated that a burglary occurs every 106 seconds. Did you know that most burglaries happen during the daytime when homes are more likely to be empty?
The Toucan Wireless Outdoor Camera and the Toucan Wireless Video Doorbell are both great purchases for keeping an eye on what’s going on at home when you’re out. We take a look at both separately in this review.
As far as wireless outdoor security cameras go, Toucan’s can be installed almost anywhere, with no drilling required. Thanks to its strong adhesive strip and magnetic mount, the camera can be up and running in minutes.
Wire-free security camera
This wireless outdoor camera has a built-in rechargeable battery, so installation is easy. It’s completely wire-free, so you won’t have to worry about installing electricity outside of your home with Toucan.
Toucan Smart Home app
There’s no tricky connectivity or base station required. The camera simply links up to the Toucan Smart Home app, where you can view the activity and receive notifications to your smart device when motion is detected.
1080p full HD video + night vision
The camera’s app is easy to set up and allows you to access your device 24/7 from anywhere. With 1080p full HD video plus wide-angle view means you’ll be able to see what’s happening at home, any time of day or night. The camera has excellent night vision, and the ability to detect motion in even low light conditions.
There’s a free 24-hour video history so you can review the events of the day. Its two-way talk mode allows you to speak remotely through the camera. What’s more, there are four pre-recorded messages in case you need them.
The Toucan Wireless Video Doorbell adds an extra layer of security to your home. Its 180° angle means you’ll be able to see everything from the ground up. If packages have been delivered to your doorstep, you’ll be able to alert a neighbour to take them in.
Similar to the wireless camera, the video doorbell is operated by a built-in rechargeable battery. This means installation is easy, with no wires or outdoor electricity required.
Linking your video doorbell to the app
There’s no hub, or base station required, all you need is the app for 24/7 access to your Toucan video doorbell.
The doorbell incorporates full HD video so you can see exactly what’s going on outside your front door. You’ll receive instant notifications to your device when motion is detected in your front garden and/or someone presses the doorbell. Night vision allows you to see who’s there in the dark, and the two-way talk lets you answer the doorbell and speak to the person outside your door from wherever you are. There are also six pre-recorded messages to obscure your voice if you’re not comfortable speaking directly to the person.
The app offers access to 24 hours of video history.
The Toucan Wireless Outdoor Camera retails for £69.99 and the Toucan Wireless Video Doorbell retails for 79.99.
Keep your home safe with Toucan Home Security’s top tips:
- Make sure all valuables such as car keys, are out of sight away from the letterbox and never hide spare keys in obvious places such as under flowerpots.
- Lock up any ladders and tools securely if they are kept in a shed or garage, otherwise they could be used to gain access to your home.
- Yes, holidays are exciting now more than ever but sharing too much information on social media could tell the wrong people when your house is empty, so think before you post!
- Install extra security such as outdoor cameras and video doorbells to deter potential burglars and give you peace of mind. Many affordable devices are available, including those from Toucan Home Security.