Toucan Wireless Outdoor Camera 2022 REVIEW — MacSources

MacSources
10 min readJul 26, 2022

Wireless camera makes outdoor security easy.

After experiencing a driveway car break-in early in my adult life, I knew that I wanted more eyes on my property. As I got married, started to have children, grew into my family, and worked long hours away from home, I wanted options to monitor and interact with my kids/wife. Some may opt for a hub-based monitored system or perhaps a wired system, while some may want a do-it-yourself, modular system like the options from Toucan. Luckily Toucan has several monitoring options to protect your home, office, rental, or even a vacation home

Unboxing

The Toucan Wireless Outdoor Camera arrived in a 6 1/2 inches wide by 4 3/4 inches tall by 2 1/2 inches thick retail package. The cover panel showcased a large slightly raised, glossy image of the camera upon a blurred green foliage background. The company name/logo was displayed at the top left of the panel and provided a nice contrast against the background.

I was impressed with the design of the cover, the company logo, and the layout of the information. The lower edge of the panel provided the generic “Wireless Outdoor Camera” name, and a raised glossy image of a smartphone using the Toucan App, while six product defining tabs were present along the left edge of the panel: 1. Magnetic Mount for Easy Adjustment, 1080P Full HD video, Built-in Rechargeable Battery, Easy Wire Free Setup, Videos Encrypted for Privacy, Free 24 Hr Video History.

The right side panel provided the company name/logo at the top of the panel, a labeled image of the phone App (wide angle live feed, pre-recorded messages, two-way talk, siren alarm, call emergency services, photo capture, video capture), and dual QR codes linking to the iOS or Google Play Store.

The rear emergency-cone orange-colored panel provided the company name/logo along the top of the panel, twelve product icons (IP56 waterproof, PIR motion detection, night vision, instant notification, instant live feed, two-way talk, siren alarm, wireless connection, call emergency, no hub…

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