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TP-Link Tapo C100 Reviewed

Recently, TP-Link unveiled a brand-new line of smart home enabled devices under the Tapo series name. Designed to dovetail nicely with one another, the standout piece of hardware from this series has to be the TP-Link Tapo C100 – one of their smartest Wi-Fi-enabled security cameras.

Below we briefly highlight a few things you need to know about this Wi-Fi-enabled surveillance camera.

Let’s dig right in!


The aesthetics of the TP-Link Tapo C100 are pretty pleasing. Still, this is a security camera and has a pretty minimalist and utilitarian look about it.

The TP-Link Tapo C100 stands out by blurring aesthetics with functionality. This is a camera built around at the lens first and foremost, integrating infrared sensors, microphones, and LED indicators into the housing of this unit but never detracting from its camera capabilities like other options on the market might.

TP-Link Tapo C100 – Home Security Wi-Fi Camera

Camera Tech

You’ll be able to capture high definition video footage in 1080p with this surveillance camera, thanks to the 3.3 mm focal length lens and oversized camera sensor.

Not only does this mean that you’ll be able to capture high-quality video (and still shots, too) in perfect lighting scenarios, but you’re going to be able to achieve high-quality video and still shots in lowlight conditions as well.

Combine that with 850 nm night vision capabilities with built-in infrared LED 9 m floodlights that are invisible to the naked eye, and you’ll have 24/7 security protection thanks to the ingenious camera technology of the TP-Link Tapo C100.


The TP-Link Tapo C100 is going to fit perfectly with the rest of the Tapo series smart home devices, but can also integrate with other Wi-Fi-enabled smart home and security solutions.

The feed from this camera is protected by 128 bit AES SSL/TLS security encryption, with footage broadcast across 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi bands at speeds up to 150 Mb per second.

Add in all of this with the mobile app from TP-Link that makes managing and administering your Tapo smart home devices, and it’s not hard to see why so many people appreciate all that the TP-Link Tapo C100 has to offer.

Closing Thoughts

The TP-Link Tapo C100 is an excellent low-cost option that you’ll undoubtedly want to consider as your home security Wi-Fi camera going forward.