Kami Doorbell Camera review: Flexible and inexpensive porch security – Jason D’Aprile

If you have existing low-voltage wiring, you can take advantage of that power source—and your existing analog or digital chime—and never worry about replacing the Kami Doorbell Camera’s batteries. If you don’t have wiring in place, you can run this camera on battery power.

Add in person detection in a camera that’s currently selling on Amazon for $100 and you have a solid smart home value. Just don’t buy one in anticipation of Kami delivering on its facial recognition promise, because that feature was highly unreliable in our experience. You’ll also need to pay a subscription fee to unlock all of this camera’s features. More on that in a bit.

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The camera’s image quality is quite good, and the 160-degree viewing angle covers a lot of territory.

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