Zosi Battery-Powered Security Cameras has been a strong performer for years, and one of the reasons I rely on their cameras so consistently is their longevity in the business. They’ve been around for about 16 years, becoming a mainstay with a massive selection of tough equipment and professional-grade security cameras that are grouped essentially into four categories: digital IP cameras, MPX/wireless cameras, wire-free cameras, and Wi-Fi cameras.
Zosi’s wire-free cameras and systems pack the same common features I’ve seen in other Zosi cams. You’ll get 1080p resolution, two-way talk, and night vision, as well as newly added active deterrence and person-detection features. Those latter features performed quite nicely in a couple of Zosi cameras I reviewed not long ago. And although those cameras weren’t wire-free, they didn’t give me too many installation hassles.
- HD Video Quality (4K in Some Models)
- Long-Range Color Night Vision
- Lots of Equipment and Bundling Options
- Smooth App Experience
- No Contracts or Monthly Fees
- Long History in the Home Security Industry
- Zosi Website Is Hard to Navigate
- Occasional False Notifications
- No Professional Monitoring Options
- Limited Customer Service Hours
- Motion Detection: Many battery-powered cameras have basic motion detection, allowing them to record video efficiently..
- Two-Way Talk: Two-Way Talk is an active deterrent feature, you can scare off intruders simply by using your own voice.
- Night Vision: In battery-powered cameras — since the connection often is less stable than with a wired or PoE device — you might find night vision to be somewhat lacking.
- App Control: Most home security brands now come with a companion mobile app that will enable you to access, monitor, and control your battery-powered home security cameras remotely.
- High Resolution: Most battery-powered cams produce video in 1080p HD, the most common benchmark for video dimensions in home security cameras.
- Video Recording: There are several types of recording options being either a continuous recording or intermittent recording option. Every brand will have their own selections from which you can choose. And, Zosi also offer a limited amount of cloud storage for free with larger cloud storage options available for a fee.
- DIY Installation: They can be placed on a surface for easy indoor monitoring, or mounted on a wall. Or outside, they can be drilled into place using the included brackets, which shouldn’t be too complicated, either.
- Wireless Connectivity: A battery-powered security camera with wireless connectivity is one that uses a wifi signal to communicate.
- Smart Home Integration: Today’s smart home technology allows many battery-powered cameras to integrate with Amazon Alexa, and other automation platforms for a truly connected experience.
There are so many wireless security cameras to choose from—we barely scratched the surface of what kinds of cameras are out there.
Still, the Zosi C1 is a standout option with 100% wire-free operation, local storage, cheap solar panel, and impressive video quality.
This unique camera checks off plenty of boxes in the flexibility category. Here are some more points to remember about Zosi’s battery-powered cameras:
Zosi makes it easy to customize all of their cameras’ features to your needs. While the cameras aren’t perfect, installing and setting up Zosi devices is basically a breeze, making them a hot pick for DIYers.
With prices starting at $45.99 for Zosi Battery Powered Security Camera to $129.99 for Zosi Battery Powered Security System, the brand continues to offer something for everyone in terms of price points.
If you’re someone who likes to customize your technology to suit your lifestyle, Zosi is probably going to suit you. These cameras offer a lot of customization, which can be great for folks who like to tinker with their gadgets and tailor them exactly to their needs.