AFFORDABLE PAN AND TILT.
THE ADS-446 IS one of the more affordable pan and tilt options available, and can be picked up for $120 from Officeworks. It has a decent 1,280 x 720p resolution, can record at up to 30fps and includes IR night vision. The camera can pan through 350°, and tilt up to 100°, and is controlled via smartphone or Windows/Mac app.
It also has a microphone for audio recording, but no speaker, ruling out two-way communications. The camera links into your network via Wi-Fi or a wired connection, and also has a mini HDMI output. The ADS-446 has a built in movement sensor and can record video and send alerts when triggered — including if the camera is tampered with. Frustratingly, the inbuilt SD card slot is not usable, and recording can only be done to the Swan cloud server, where anything more than a day of recording costs extra.
Despite a QR code system to link it onto the network the ADS-446 was fiddly to set up, but image quality is quite good.
1,280 x 720p resolution; Wi-Fi / Wired connection; pan and tilt; mini HDMI out; cloud recording only