If you’re looking for an inexpensive home security camera, a Funlux camera could be a viable option. On the plus side, you won’t pay too much for the camera. On the downside, it might not stay connected.
How a Funlux camera works
Funlux cameras are similar to most DIY camera systems.
You can order any of Funlux’s cameras online and self-install them using the provided screws and some not-provided brackets. You’ll then connect them to the app (if it’s a standalone camera) or the network video recorder (NVR) device
Funlux camera pricing
The decent price puts the fun in Funlux.
Funlux’s prices are pretty low. A two-pack of cameras for $70 is nothing to sneer at.
Of course, you also have to pay for a monthly subscription plan (if you want to view clips more than 12 hours later). But Zmodo’s cloud service is affordable, so you can save money there too.
Funlux camera user experience
Funlux is easy to install and monitor, but it doesn’t always work the way it should.
So you’ve bought your Funlux camera at a reasonable price, and you’re ready for some fun luxury (we presume that’s what the Funlux name stands for). But will your luxury be fun, or will you have a stressful user experience? (Spoiler: probably gonna be a little bit stressful.)
Funlux camera installation
Each Funlux model is slightly different, but the standalone cameras are easy to install. The NVR cameras, on the other hand, seem significantly more difficult to set up.
Your Funlux camera should come with the following:
- Power cords
- Adapters (for the NVR system)
Looks like you’ll need to bring your own brackets and power drill, though.
Funlux Wireless Outdoor Security Camera
The outdoor Funlux camera comes with a six-foot cord. Mount the camera, plug it into an outlet, and follow the app instructions to complete setup.
Funlux Indoor Outdoor Wireless Home Security Camera System
For this multiple-channel camera, you need to connect the NVR box to your router. Once you’ve done that, mount the cameras and plug them into a power source.