Outdoor home security cameras are bound to get dirty, and the easiest way to clean one is to wash it with pressurized water. But before you do, make sure the camera in question has at least an IP66 weather-resistance rating, like TP-Link’s latest flagship: the Tapo Wire-Free MagCam ($119.99 from Amazonor in a 3-pack $299.99 from Best buy).
We’ll tell you everything you need to know about IP codes at the previous link.
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The magnet in the camera’s name refers to a double-sided magnetic base that allows you to mount the camera on any metal surface or directly on a wall. “Wireless,” of course, tells you that this is a battery-powered camera that will work on your Wi-Fi network.
Add the optional Tapo A200 solar panel ($39.99) and you’ll never need to take the camera off to charge the 10,000 mAh battery (though TP-Link says the battery should otherwise last up to 10 months between charges).
The Tapo Wire-Free MagCam features a high-resolution image sensor capable of capturing QHD (2560×1440 pixels) video and has a very wide field of view of 150 degrees. An integrated spotlight and starlight sensor promise to provide full-color night vision. The camera also features two-way audio and a built-in alarm. Insert a microSD card of up to 512GB into the camera and you can store video recordings locally. A TP-Link cloud storage subscription service is also available.
The camera is also compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Home. The camera is now available for purchase; look out for our hands-on review soon.