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Icontrol Networks Piper NV

Icontrol Networks Piper NV
alaScore 83

41 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews of Icontrol Networks Piper NV. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Icontrol Networks Piper NV is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : John R. Delaney (pcmag.com)

Icontrol Networks Piper nv

 

The Icontrol Networks Piper nv is a unique security camera that doubles as a home automation hub. This time around it offers night vision, a more robust camera sensor, and a faster processor.

Excellent HD image detail. Pan, tilt, and zoom functions. Sharp night vision. Integrates with Z-Wave devices. Two-way audio.

No Web app. No local storage.

Last but not least, the Live Video tab is where you go to view live streaming video. You can view the stream in full screen mode from a fish-eye perspective, pinch the image to zoom in and out, and use finger swipes to engage the pan and tilt features....

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Megan Wollerton (cnet.com)

Icontrol Networks Piper NV review

 

One of the beautiful things about DIY home security is that it champions piecemeal installation -- you can grab a SmartThings hub for 99 bucks, the brand's own open/close sensor for another $54, a Dropcam Pro for $199 and a Schlage Camelot Touchscreen...

From setup to shutdown, Icontrol Networks' $269 or £230 Piper NV all-in-one security device was an absolute delight to use.

You'll spend more upfront than some other standalone security options. It doesn't have an IFTTT channel or offer partnerships with third-party brands beyond its basic Z-Wave integrations.

For easy, seamless DIY home security and automation integration, look no further than the Piper NV.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : John V. (phonearena.com)

Piper nv Review

 

Home owners have more power now than ever before, thanks in part to the diversified portfolio of tech gadgets around that can instantly transform any home to a smart one. Security, in particular, has seen significant gains in the last couple of years...

Night vision sees through the darkness ; Upgraded camera produces slightly better video quality ; Comprehensive control using the app ; No monthly charges or subscriptions for the service

Basically the same set of features from before ; There’s no way to download recorded footage ; Tough call on paying for the $80 difference vs the Piper classic

Comparing their prices, the Piper classic is still selling for $200 – while the new Piper nv will set you back $280. That $80 difference, by itself, is pretty substantial in our opinion, since the main differentiator at stake here is night vision. Even...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : John Carlsen (toptenreviews.com_old)

Piper nv Security Bundle Review

 

Piper nv is a convenient choice for DIY home security because it's an all-in-one system, and you don't have to add many devices to make it work for you. However, there isn't much choice for add-on security devices, and there is no option for...

This is the only all-in-one security system hub, camera and motion detector we tested.

Piper nv offers the fewest number of add-on devices in our review.

Piper nv is a good choice for DIY home security if you want a convenient all-in-one hub, security camera and motion detector, but it's best for small homes or apartments, unless you plan to add more motion or door and window sensors.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : David Eitelbach (tomsguide.com)

Icontrol Networks Piper nv Review

 

The Icontrol Piper nv is a very good choice if you're looking for a security camera that can double as a home-automation system. At $279, it's much more expensive than competing cameras, but the Piper's simple setup process, built-in alarm system and...

Easy setup ; Multiple security modes ; Integrated alarm system ; Remotely controls Z-Wave-compatible home accessories ; Night vision

Pricey compared to similar cameras ; Can't tilt or rotate the camera ; No Web-based control panel ; App sometimes has trouble connecting to the camera

If you're willing to pay a premium, the Piper nv is a security camera and home-automation system rolled into one.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Wayne Williams (betanews.com)

Piper.nv: An impressive night vision home security system [Review]

 

Home security is getting ever smarter, and Piper.nv (the more expensive night vision version of

May, 2015

Expert review by : Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

Piper nv smarthome camera system doesn't just see burglars, it scares them away (hands-on) - Pocket-lint

 

Icontrol Networks has announced a new Piper at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, building on the original all-in-one home security and video monitoring

Mar, 2015

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Piper nv review

 

The connected security cam that wants to double as a smart home hub

Highly customisable ; Works well as a security device ; Slick app

Flaky networking ; Iffy smart home integration ; Average video quality

The Piper nv wants to be the brains of your smart home but right now it's better just being the brawn

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Lewis Painter (techadvisor.co.uk)

Piper nv review

 

The Internet of Things is a fast growing industry with benefits in almost every industry, including home automation and home security. IoT (Internet of Things) and home automation are hot topics, with huge companies like Apple wanting a slice of the...

The big question is ‘is the Piper nv worth the money?’ and in a word, yes, it is. The first generation Piper classic was a good entry into the home automation/home security industry, but it was lacking in several areas, mainly with regards to the...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Megan Wollerton (cnet.com.au)

The plucky Piper NV security system plays for keeps

 

One of the beautiful things about DIY home security is that it champions piecemeal installation -- you can grab a SmartThings hub for 99 bucks, the brand's own open/close sensor for another $54, a Dropcam Pro for $199 and a Schlage Camelot Touchscreen...

From setup to shutdown, Icontrol Networks' $269 or £230 Piper NV all-in-one security device was an absolute delight to use

You'll spend more upfront than some other standalone security options. It doesn't have an IFTTT channel or offer partnerships with third-party brands beyond its basic Z-Wave integrations

For easy, seamless DIY home security and automation integration, look no further than the Piper NV.

Jan, 2015