The MyFox home alarm and security camera look gorgeous it is the best looking security system we have used so far. In fact, it has won awards due to this point, namely the iF Design award and the Red Dot Product Design Award. Myfox claims to be the “world’s first proactive smart home security system” boasting unique solutions designed to protect the home.
Setup & Camera
The MyFox Home Alarm and Security Camera boasts a “10 minute set up from your smartphone.” Setup was done via the MyFox Security app, which is available for both iOS and Android devices, but instead of connecting to the cameras own Wi-Fi network for setup the normal for many smart devices, it took a little different approach. The setup process for the Home alarm and all its accessories is a much more pleasant and straight forward experience, especially now that we know that the system would not work on a 5GHz WiFi connection.
The security camera boasts a full 720p HD camera with night vision capabilities and a 130-degree wide angle lens. When we originally saw that it was only 720p HD, we immediately lowered our expectations with regards to image quality but that was our mistake. Upon accessing the live camera feed via the MyFox Security app, the image quality is clear and crisp, and looks closer to a 1080p feed than a 720p one. You are able to pick out small details, which is a crucial specialty for a security camera.
- 720p HD camera
- 130-degree wide angle lens
- Night vision
- Motion detection
- Two-way audio
- Battery back up
- 110db siren
- Proactive break-in detection
- Personalized fob key and panic button
- Automatic deactivation of alarm system upon your return
This small fob is personal to you, designed made to be attached to keys and be on your person wherever you go. When setting up the fob, you have to input the name of the person using it, and using this information, you can go onto the MyFox app and see who is at home at any given time.
It will give parents piece of mind, and may stop some teens from sneaking out at night! You can easily enable the security system at the press of a button when leaving home, and carrying the fob on your person will also automatically deactivates the home security system upon your return, making accidental alarm triggering a thing of the past.
The camera is clear even when using night vision and the Intellitag is the best break-in detector we have used, but for a combined price of £418 plus £3.99/£7.99 a month for cloud services, we think it is little on the expensive side.