TP-Link Tapo C200 Reviewed

7.7

Build

8.0/10

Design

8.0/10

Performance

7.0/10

Pros

  • Good daytime picture quality
  • Wireless for easy installation
  • Works with Alexa and Google

Cons

  • Still no substitute for a hard wired PoE camera
  • Nighttime picture quality could be improved

Wi-Fi enabled security cameras have exploded in popularity over the last few years as the technology has finally caught up to market expectations, with top-tier manufacturers producing consistently high-quality solutions at affordable price tags.

TP-Link Tapo C200

As the market gets more and more crowded with new entries entering in seemingly everyday companies like TP-Link look for ways to differentiate their products from the rest of the pack. The TP-Link Tapo C200 takes that approach with one of the most intelligently designed mobile apps to control these Wi-Fi cameras, but that’s just one of the significant benefits you’ll get when you choose to take advantage of this setup.

Initial Impressions

Right out of the box, the TP-Link Tapo C200 series of security cameras include all of the basic features and functionality you would expect from a high-quality piece of hardware in this arena.

Supports full 1080p high-resolution

The camera includes full 1080p high-resolution capabilities, the mobility to pan as well as tilt, and highly accurate motion sensing solutions that can trigger the recording capabilities of the platform. It also has infrared night vision technology thanks to the IR floodlight that projects 30 feet in front of the camera. While the audio remains a little bit tinny (what you’d expect from a camera this size), it is still audible all the same.

Standout Feature

A lot of Wi-Fi-enabled security cameras today are a pain in the neck to install. However, the TP-Link Tapo C200 series is one of the most simple and straightforward installation processes in the industry today.

This headache-free installation processes helped in large part because of the mobile application that we highlighted at the beginning of this quick review.

Available for both Android and iOS devices the application handles the camera detection, configuring and connecting them and your security network, and providing you with tools to control individual cameras or the system as a whole in a clean and organised way.

Final Verdict

You aren’t going to have to spend a mountain of money to get your hands on the new TP-Link Tapo C200 series of cameras, but you’ll get more than your money’s worth when you choose to go in this direction.

Video and audio quality are respectable in any lighting condition. The motion detection capabilities are pretty rock-solid, and as we’ve highlighted a couple of times already the mobile application for setting up and controlling this camera (and any others you have added to your security network) is maybe the one of the best in the business today.