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Pro Z-Wave integration
Piper can communicate with Z-Wave sensors and control Z-Wave switches. Together they can be used to control lighting, entertainment system, and household appliances based on conditions defined with Piper.
Pro Can track a wide variety of activities and perform actions based on changes
Piper includes sensors that can monitor movement, sound, temperature, brightness and humidity and perform a variety of actions based on changes detected by the sensors. Actions such as start recording, blare a screeching siren and send alerts via sms, email, call or push notification. It can even perform actions such as turn lights on or off if a Z-Wave switch is installed. Separate rules can be set when home, away or on vacation.
Pro High quality video
Piper has a 180-degree lens that allows covering a large and shoots video in 1080p.
Pro Free cloud storage
Piper allows saving up to a thousand 25 second clips in the cloud for free.
Pro Battery backup
3 AA batteries work as backup if power goes out.
Pro Good companion apps
Companion apps for iOS and Android are available. The apps give access to sharp, detailed 10x digital zoom and allow splitting the view up in 4 parts so it's possible to zoom in on multiple places at the same time.
Pro Bundled with wall/ceiling mount
Con No night vision
The camera has no IR LEDs and as such there's no night vision capability.
Con Wireless only
Piper lacks an Ethernet port, it's wireless only.
Con Cloud storage is severely limited
It's only possible to store 25 second-long clips, there's no way to save recordings at full length and videos cannot be downloaded.
Con No web access
Live feed and recording can only be accessed via smartphone app.