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I’m fairly obsessed with smart home devices. I’ve got smart bulbs, smart plugs, a smart doorbell, and more. Now I have a smart home monitoring system for my backyard! The Panasonic HomeHawk provides me with a 172 degree view of my yard, all without wires!
Installing the Panasonic HomeHawk Home Monitoring System
HomeHawk installation is a breeze. There are two basic parts to the HomeHawk system: the camera and the access point. (Technically, they call this a front door camera, although I’m installing it above my back door…)
The camera comes partially charged so that you can set it up straight from the box, however I decided to go ahead and give things a full charge before setting it up. You’ll need a USB power adapter (not included) and a microUSB cable (included) to charge your HomeHawk camera. When the red LED light stops blinking, your camera is fully charged. A fully charged camera should last you three months before you’ll need to charge it again. Of course that will vary based on how often it activates.
Connect the HomeHawk access point to your home router and connect the AC adaptor to a wall outlet. Insert a microSD card (not included) in the slot on the side of the access point.
Panasonic HomeHawk App
Download the Panasonic HomeHawk app, available in Google Play and the App Store. Make sure the camera is on and close the access cover. Take a look in your app to make sure that the camera location you’ve chosen gets you the view that you want. If you’re happy, use the included screws (for securing to siding-you’ll need to provide masonry screws if you’re placing the camera on a brick surface) to attach the mounting bracket. Attach the camera and adjust your settings within the app to get the exact monitoring you want.
Why choose the Panasonic HomeHawk?
With so many home camera options, why should you choose the Panasonic HomeHawk? It can record in color, even at night. (Although you can set it to record in monochrome, too.) The camera is high-definition and weather resistant. The built in battery lasts up to three months. The microSD slot stores your recordings, meaning you don’t have to pay for cloud storage. The HomeHawk is also compatible with Google Home and Amazon Echo. Best of all, the wire-free installation is a snap!
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