Can I turn Smart Detect on and off?
You can, here’s how.
Do I need an abode iota or smart security kit to make this work?
You do not. You can use this entirely on its own.
Can I use more than one camera if I don’t have a gateway?
Yes, you can.
How does full color night vision work?
Full color night vision works by using ambient light to to create a full color image. The Abode Cam 2 has a larger aperture which allows it to collect more of that ambient light and make nighttime image look like the daytime.
Can I record locally to an SD card?
No, all recording is stored securely in the abode cloud for you to access and download via the abode app.
Can I use the Abode Cam 2 indoors?
You can. The included flexible mounting base allows for easy mounting pretty much anywhere inside and out.
How is the camera powered?
The camera is powered via included USB cable which plugs into any standard wall outlet.
Where can I get a longer power cord?
You can purchase a compatible 15 foot power cable here.
Does it support 5GHz WiFi?
No, it only supports 2.4GHz WiFi networks.
Does it have a battery backup?
No, it does not.
What happens if I lose power?
You will receive a notification that your camera has gone offline which will allow you to act accordingly.
What happens if I lose connection to he internet?
You will receive a notification that your camera has gone offline which will alllow you to act accordingly.
How does the camera prevent tampering?
Your camera will be securely mounted to the wall via a screw. If someone tampers with it you will have received a notification and a recorded clip by the time they had the chance to get to it thanks to motion and person detection and a wide field of view.
Can I use my same plan if I have the camera set up in a different location?
If your camera is not connected to your abode system it will be on its own plan.
Can I power via POE?
No, this camera must be powered with the included power cable and connected to the internet via 2.4GHz WiFi network.
Do I need to connect via Ethernet at any point in the setup process?
You do not. The entire setup process is done wirelessly.