TP-Link Kasa Spot Indoor Camera (KC100) Reviewed

7.5

Build Quality

7.0/10

Image Quality

8.0/10

Pros

  • Price
  • Cloud access
  • Alexa and Google integration

Cons

  • Build not as nice as the KC120
  • No PoE option

TP-Link Kasa Spot Indoor Camera, 1080P HD Smart wifi Security Camera with Night Vision, Motion Detection, Remote Monitor, Works with Google Assistant and Alexa (KC100) (Camera)

Features: 
  • CRYSTAL CLEAR video: Sharp and clear 1080p Full HD provides high quality video right in the palm of Your hand
  • WIDE ANGLE FIELD OF VIEW: 130 degree, wide angle field of view makes sure Nothing is out of view; Set it up in a corner and get a Full view of Your living room or place it on Top of a shelf to get a great view of Your kitchen
  • INSTANT ACTIVITY ALERTS: No need to check Your Kasa Spot throughout the day; Get automatic alerts when it detects motion or sound
  • NIGHT VISION: Even in the dark, the Kasa Spot has Night Vision up to 20 Feet; Never miss a thing at night and still get the same high quality video you’re used to
  • TWO WAY AUDIO: Use crisp two way audio to communicate with nosy roommates, family or even mischievous pets
  • CLOUD STORAGE PLANS: Upgrade Your Kasa care subscription plan and enjoy Full video recordings for up to 30 days
  • ACTIVITY ZONES: Configure up to 4 customizable zones for more meaningful alerts at no cost to you; Place zones around Your front door, kitchen or Anywhere you like to focus Your Camera’s view
  • 24/7 LIVE VIEW: Keep an eye on what’s important to you Real time from Anywhere with the Kasa Smart app; Even stream live video to any Alexa or Google Assistant Supported Display, like a Fire TV, Echo Show or Chromecast
  • PROTECT EVERY PIXEL: All Your video streams are protected with Industry Standard 128 bit AES encryption with SSL/TLS right from the Camera
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The KC100 (RHS) next to big brother KC120

TP-Link’s KC100 – Kasa Smart Spot Security Camera is fondly referred to as “Always Spot On” by the organisation and also little brother to the KC120. Like the KC120, the KC100 is also:

  • Cost effective
  • Wall mountable
  • Packaged with a 3m USB cable
  • Alexa and Google Assistant compatible
How the TP-Link KC100 compares to big brother KC120:

CameraKC100KC120
RRP$79.95$179.95
Resolution1920x10801920x1080
Viewing AngleFOV = 130°FOV = 130°
Frame Rate & Resolutions15fpsUp to 30fps at 1920x1080
Audio Communication2-Way2-Way
Night Vision20 ft. (6m)25 ft. (7.6m)
Zoom2x @ 360p
6x @ 720p
8x @ 1080p
n/a
SensorsMotion detection, Audio detectionMotion detection, Audio detection
NotificationMessage PushMessage Push
Connectivity150Mbps(802.11n)11Mbps(802.11b)
54Mbps(802.11g)
150Mbps(802.11n)
433Mbps(802.11ac)
Frequency2.4G2.4G,5G(Band1 Band4)
IntegrationsAmazon Alexa
Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa
Google Assistant

Installation process is exactly the same as what we saw with the KC120:

The KC100 features are very similar to the KC120 so we won’t go through them again. In a nutshell, the TP-Link KC100 offers:

  • Sharp and clear 1080p video
  • A wide 130 degree field of view
  • Instant push alerts
  • Night vision up to 20 feet
  • 2-way audio to communicate with whomever is on the other side
  • Activity zones
  • 24×7 access via the Kasa cloud service

The TP-Link KC100 was simple to setup and provided great video results. The Kasa cloud application enables 24×7 monitoring from anywhere in the world. All you need is a smartphone and internet access. For the price, the KC100 is a great entry level security camera. The only thing missing for me was PoE support as I prefer wired cameras to wireless. That said, the KC100works as expected and with great results to boot.

Note: Photos for the review were taken using the Huawei P30 Pro.