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Amazon Cloud Cam

Amazon Cloud Cam
alaScore 84

11 reviews

Nov, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Amazon Cloud Cam. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably.

price, usability, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Amazon Cloud Cam is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon Cloud Cam review: A Nest Cam rival with Alexa smarts


Amazon's first home security camera offers great value for the money. Not only is it cheaper than comparable rivals by $80 or more, it stores recorded events for up to 24 hours without requiring a subscription. Subscriptions buy you more storage space...

Cheaper than comparable security cameras ; Works with compatible Alexa-enabled devices ; Stores recorded clips for 24 hours without a subscription ; 1080p full HD video and night vision

Geofencing feature is finicky ; Needs subscription for advanced features like person detection and setting zones

Overall, Amazon's Cloud Cam is a pretty decent choice. It's well-built, affordable and has an advanced motion sensor that can separate people from pets (if you cough up the subscription money). The 1080p video quality is great, the default 24-hour...

Nov, 2017

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Expert review by : Caleb Denison Kim Wetzel (

Amazon Cloud Cam review


Amazon's Cloud Cam delivers the best at-home video security for the money.

Easy to set up ; Excellent video quality ; Excellent night vision ; Handy two-way audio feature ; Customizable motion detection

Requires subscription for video clip downloads ; Motion detection too sensitive at free tier

The Amazon Cloud Cam is easily one of the best values in DIY home security. With nothing more than Wi-Fi and a wall outlet, anyone can quickly set up one more of these devices. The Cloud Cam offers more out of the box for free than its toughest...

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (

Amazon Cloud Cam


Amazon's new Cloud Cam is an affordable indoor security camera that works with other Amazon products, but doesn't integrate with third-party smart devices. The Key Edition (bundled with a smart lock) lets you use Amazon's in-home delivery service.

Easy to install. Sharp daytime and night vision image. Clear two-way audio. Works with other Amazon products.

No record or snapshot buttons. No sound detection. Some features require subscription. Lacks third-party device or IFTTT integration.

Like any good home security camera, the Amazon Cloud Cam lets you monitor your home in real time using an Android or iOS mobile device and will record video clips when it detects motion. Video and audio quality is top-notch and the motion sensor worked...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Megan Wollerton (

Amazon Cloud Cam: Everything you need, nothing you don't


The $120 Amazon Cloud Cam is a capable indoor security camera at a great price.

The $120 Amazon Cloud Cam's crisp 1080p HD live feed, prompt motion notifications and free 24-hour clip storage set a new value standard for indoor home security cameras.

Only Amazon cloud subscribers can set motion zones and receive person alerts. Continuous recording is not available (even for subscribers), and there's no local microSD card storage.

Amazon's Cloud Cam is affordable, reliable and easy to use, but it's the free storage that ultimately makes it more appealing than Nest security cameras and many other home security competitors.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Michael Calore (

Amazon Cloud Cam Review: Get Alexa to Watch Over Your House


Keep an electronic eye on your home with the help of Amazon's Alexa.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Davies (

Amazon Cloud Cam Review: Alexa will see you now


Alexa is already listening to you, but now the Amazon Cloud Cam wants to watch you, too. The retailer's first connected security camera may not be the first to market, but it does offer some competitive cloud storage pricing and is an integral part of...

Affordable camera undercuts the competition ; Cloud storage plans are more affordable for multi-cam setups ; 1080p day and night vision is solid

Free service doesn't include video downloads ; Alexa integration is basic ; 120-degree lens is narrower than some rivals

Nov, 2017

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Amazon Cloud Cam review: An affordable, fully capable security camera


Amazon recently made headlines again when it announced a new service called Amazon Key . The service uses Amazon's Cloud Cam, a compatible smart lock, and lets Amazon delivery drivers into your home when delivering a package.

Quality video ; Affordable hardware and plans ; Alexa integration

No option to view live stream on a computer ; Person detection should be included on free plan

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Mike Prospero (

Amazon Cloud Cam Review: Great, But Not the Best


All in all, the Amazon Cloud Cam is a safe entry for the shopping giant. It's less expensive than its competitors, delivers good-quality video with a robust feature set and has good cloud storage options. However, with the exception of Amazon Key,...

Inexpensive ; Intuitive app ; Can distinguish between people and pets ; Good video quality

Requires monthly subscription for extra features ; Limited smart home integration

The Amazon Cloud Cam is less expensive than its competitors, delivers good-quality video and has good cloud storage options.

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Max Mutter (

Amazon Cloud Cam Review


A good all-around camera whose real strong point is its integration with the Amazon Key

Great Video quality, good real time viewing, relatively inexpensive

No scheduling, poor non-subscription services

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Tom’s Guide Staff (

Amazon Cloud Cam Review Roundup: What Critics Love and Hate


The Amazon Cloud Cam has received mostly positive reviews, thanks to its ease of use, low price and Alexa integration, but there are some downsides.

Nov, 2017

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