SwitchBot releases home monitoring camera with brand new Privacy Mask mode included

So what exactly is Pan/Tilt Cam?

Well, the name probably gives it away, SwitchBot Pan/Tilt Cam, unlike outdoor cameras, is a home security camera that is predominantly made to help watch over your home. It features two high quality motors, and can rotate 360 degrees to allow you to see your room from all directions clearly in 1080p HD video. 

However, our favorite two features would probably have to be Two-way Audio, and Privacy Mask, which really helps make SwitchBot Pan/Tilt Cam one of the best security cameras for using in households on a day-to-day basis. Why? Well, with Two-way Audio, you're able to communicate with anyone (or thing!) via SwitchBot's app when viewing your cameras surrounding area, which makes it perfect for being either a deterrent (we're looking at you, pesky pets and unwanted intruders), or simply just to say hi to whoever is around. Privacy Mask also helps give users that little bit more peace of mind. When arriving home, SwitchBot Pan/Tilt Cam's lens will automatically retreat inside its device housing to completely cover the lens to offer a more tangible sense of privacy. But we'll discuss this in more detail below. 

Enjoy more privacy with Privacy Mask.

Privacy Mask, what exactly is it? Why is it so great? Can I use it? These may be just a few of the questions you have regarding SwitchBot's new privacy-based mode featured on SwitchBot Pan/Tilt Cam. It's easy to see that SwitchBot has taken measures to let it users feel a little more at ease when using home monitoring equipment, as Privacy Mask really goes one step further to leave no doubt that your camera is in fact, tucked away, and no, not recording you singing Luther Vandross in your underwear on a Sunday morning. Another awesome point worth mentioning is that SwitchBot also produces a bunch of other smart home devices that can be used in conjunction with this feature, SwitchBot Contact Sensor being one of them. This really enables you to 'automate peace of mind' and have your home environment set up so that as soon as motion is detected, Privacy Mask will begin automatically and you'll not have to lift a finger to do so. 

Technically this can also be reversed in the sense that you can have your camera start recording when motion is detected too, so there's a ton of choice when setting up your smart home with these products which really puts the ball in your court regarding how you want to manage your devices and home life.

So what else can SwitchBot Pan/Tilt Cam offer?

Apart from all of the above, SwitchBot Pan/Tilt Cam also has a host of other really useful functions including:

  • Motion detection
  • Local video and image storage
  • Night Vision
  • Instant Notifications
  • Voice Control
  • And much, much more!

SwitchBot Pan/Tilt Cam is available to buy now for $39.99 at Amazon and webstore.

About SwitchBot.

SwitchBot is a global smart home brand, with a huge fanbase in Japan thanks to its innovative design, simple installation, ease of use, and smart factor. SwitchBot has started to build its own smart home ecosystem by introducing various innovative smart home products, including SwitchBot Bot and SwitchBot Curtain (both world firsts) that are suitable for most consumers no matter what level of technical efficiency you're at. SwitchBot now has over 300 employees based globally and is available in over 81 countries as of today. Their products have also been tested and recommended by CNET, People, and Mashable.