Kasa Cams are a series of four camera brands manufactured by TP-Link Technologies Co., Ltd, a Chinese manufacturer of networking products and is based in Shenzhen, China. In America, the brand is known for its security and home cameras and has been in operation since 1996. Here is a link to their Wikipedia page.

Logo of TP-Link, manufacturer of Kasa Cam

Kasa Cam as the baby monitor is now becoming more common in 2019 and it is bringing challenges to some traditional baby monitors and security cameras such as Nest.

Kasa Cam is also known for its smart plugs that work with Google Home and Alexa Home.

I really like the Kasa Cam because of its great app and the newly redesigned TP-Link cameras are just among the best. Kasa Cam 200 which was released in 2019 won the Design Awards this year. One disadvantage of Kasa Cam cameras is that it does not have a battery back-up. It relies on the AC plug and if there is a black-out, your Kasa Cam will not take images/videos.

The wired Kasa Cameras have very long cords or wires that we highly encourage you to ensure that your cords are secured and do not put your baby at risk of strangulations.

Let’s start with how you can set up your Kasa Cam by TP-Link:

How to setup TP-Link Cameras

The video below describes how to setup TP-Link Cameras. The 8 steps are also at the bottom of this review.

How to Set up Kasa Cam with Google Assistant As Baby Monitor

You can also set it up with Google Assistant as shown in the video below and turn Kasa Cam into a baby monitor. Kasa Cam was among BMC’s top Google Home Hub baby monitors, behind Nest and Arlo cameras.

Kasa Cam KC100

  • Has been listed on Amazon from March 8, 2019
  • As of July 16th, it is currently ranked number 1 on Surveillance and DVR Kits.
  • Crystal clear 1080p HD
  • Works with Google Assistant and Alexa
  • Two-way audio
  • 130 degrees wide-angle field of view
  • Instant activity alerts
  • Night vision range of 25 ft.
  • 128-bit encryption
  • Allows you to set up activity zones

Kasa Cam KC120

KC120 has been available on Amazon for sale since August 2018 and is currently the best-selling brand of TP-Link. It is Prime eligible and is currently on Offer. It is however currently only available in the US. Below is a picture of KC120 camera by TP-Link

Kasa Cam can be mounted on a flat surface as shown on the picture above. You can it on the wall using the provided tools. You can mount it on a wall or any metal object. The camera has a small metal base that you can see from the picture above. You can also rotate the camera to get the ultimate position and focus you need. Remember it can cover up to 130 degrees on the baby’s nursery so take this into consideration as you mount your Kasa Cam.

When you buy Kasa Cam, KC120, you get the following:

  • Kasa Cam
  • Camera stand with magnetic base
  • Mounting screws
  • Power adapter
  • USB cable
  • Quick Start Guide

Kasa Cam offers excellent quality videos with 1080p resolution with an option to downgrade to 720p if you want to save on data cost. With Kasa Cam, you can access two days of video recording and can extend it to 30 days if you want to subscribe to the plans listed below.

With the app, you can also access other smart home devices such as smart plugs. The app also allows you to check and keep track of notifications, change the settings, set activity zones and go back to see all the footage.

Below are the specifications of Kasa Cam KC120 brand by TP-Link.

  • iOS 10 or higher or Android 4.4 or higher
  • 1080p HD
  • Crisp 2-way audio
  • Night vision of 25 feet
  • You can stream on Kasa Smart App
  • Uses secure wifi – not a public wifi
  • Field of view 130 degrees
  • 128 bit AES with TLS/SSL

The snapshot below has all the basic Kasa Cam KC120 specs.

Kasa Cam KC120 Specs

You can view the entire Kasa cam specs here

Kasa Cam Outdoor (KC200)

Kasa Cam Outdoor camera by TP-Link has been in the market in 2018 and won the 2018 Design Awards. It is a weatherproof camera that allows you to set up to 4 activity zones and has an inbuilt siren, something that makes it stand out compared to traditional cameras such as Nest Cam.

PIcture of Kasa Cam Outdoor Camera by TP Link
Kasa Cam Outdoor
  • System Requirements: iOS 10+, Android 4.4x+
  • Easy DIY installment
  • 1080p HD
  • Stream the Kasa video feed on your smartphone
  • Weatherproof
  • Set activity alerts
  • You’ll need to subscribe to any of the plans listed below
  • Works with Alexa and Google Assistant.
  • Has been available on Amazon since July 25, 2018

Below is a snapshot with all the features of Kasa Cam Outdoor:

Kasa Cam Outdoor

The video below shows how you can to do Kasa Cam Outdoor installation.

Comparison of Kasa Cam By TP-Link Cameras

The table below shows the four variations of Kasa Cameras by TP-Link

NameCamerasPrice on Amazon
Kasa Cam Indoor (KC100)1 Check Price
Kasa Cam Indoor by TP-Link (KC120)2 Check Price
Kasa Cam by TP-Link KC2001Check Price

Kasa Cam Subscription Plans (Kasa Care Plans)

Below are the subscription rates for Kasa Cam rates:

You can choose from three plans, a free plan, the Kasa Cam Plus plan and Kasa Cam Premium plan that cost $0, $4 and $7 per month respectively.

Kasa cam Vs Nest

Kasa Cam KC120 is my favorite camera by TP-Link and below is a comparison of Kasa Cam and Nest Cam.

Kasa CamNest
Field of view130 degrees field of view130 degrees field of view
Made ofMetalMetal
Magnetic BaseYesYes
Resolution1080p HD1080p HD
Charging Wires
and Cord
Comes with UBB 3-pin smart plug and long cord to
charge the camera
10-foot USB cable and power adapter
Encryption128-bit encryption TLS/SSL128-bit encryption TLS/SSL
Digital ZoomNo8x
Free Cloud Storage2 daysNO
Subscription to
for 30 days
$4 to $7$30/Month, no local storage
Adjustable StandYesYes
Works with Google HomeYesYes
Works with Alexa HomeYesYes
Magnetic BaseYesYes
Infrared LED lightYes8 LED Lights
Two-Way audioYesYes
Wireless Security WEP, WPA/WPA2-PSK WEP, WPA/WPA2-PSK
Frame Rate 30 frames/sec 30 frames/sec
AppKasa Smart App rated 4.7/5Nest App, rated 3.7/5 on Google Play Store
Check Price on AmazonCheck PriceCheck Price

You can download the Kasa Smart App on Google Playstore here.

Kasa Cam by TP Link App

Kasa Cam Vs. Amazon Cloud Clam

Amazon Cloud Cam released its smart home camera in 2017 and its challenging traditional security cameras such as Nest, Arlo and Kasa Cam. While most features of these security cameras are similar such as the field of view, the video quality, and night vision, subscription fees vary significantly from one brand to another.

Amazon cloud comes with

Kasa CamAmazon Cloud Cam
Field of View130 degrees120 degrees
Person DetectionNoYes
Motion DetectionYesYes
Video Resolution1080p HD1080p HD
Free Cloud Storage2 days1 day
Frame Rate30 frames per second30 frames/second
Subscription Fee4 to 7 dollars/month7 to 20 dollars/month
Check Price on AmazonCheck Price Check Price

You can see more of Amazon Cloud Cam specs here.

Steps to Set up and Connect Kasa Cam to Wifi

There are 8 steps that you can follow to connect Kasa Cam to App:

  • Step 1: Open the Kasa App (You’ll need to create an account if you haven’t)
  • Step 2: Tap “+” button. This will allow you to add the camera
  • Step 3:  Power on the Kasa Cam and wait until you see blinking orange and green.
  • Step 4: Make sure your phone is connected to the same wifi with the one Kasa cam is connected to. This will enable faster speed.
  • Step 5:  Select your home network to cameras
  • Step 6: Give a name to the Kasa Cam such as Kasa Cam in baby’s nursery
  • Step 7: On Kasa Smart App, change the settings to enable Activity Notifications.
  • Step 8: Follow the instruction to mount your camera on a flat surface or on a metal wall as it has a magnetic base.

You can see the more detailed process on how to set up your Kasa Cam and connect to wifi here.

What are the differences between Kasa Cam and Nest Cam Indoor

Kasa Cam is relatively cheaper and as lower storage/subscription fees. Nest Cam, on the other hand, is expensive with a few add-on features that Kasa Cam does not have such as person detection and 8X digital zoom. Read all the similarities and differences between Kasa Cam and Nest listed on the table above

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