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

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.

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