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Kogan SmarterHome Outdoor Battery Powered Wireless Security Camera $9.99 + Free Shipping @ Dick Smith (Kogan)


Cheap outdoor battery powered security camera. Wouldn't expect much in the way of image quality, but could be suitable as a pet cam or similar. The same camera is $115 on Mighty Ape.

This smart outdoor camera is easy to install in minutes. With motion detection sensors and enhanced night vision up to 10m, you can watch footage from your smart device and get push notifications directly to your smartphone. The Kogan SmarterHome™ Outdoor Battery Powered 1080p Wireless Security Smart Camera is compatible with Google Nest Hub and Amazon Alexa Echo Show.

Here is a review of the same camera, just under Kmart's Anko brand.

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  • +1

    Thanks OP, I run Wyze cameras for security but at this price and being wireless, I'll just use these for a bit of a play

  • +1

    Yes. Just bought as a toy..

  • +3

    Great for someone that wants to test the idea without much of an outlay.

    • +1

      Wasn't going to buy but many thanks for this idea - have grabbed one to do this

  • +1

    Grabbed a couple, have a baby due and have a couple of dogs that have been digging… Not expecting much but for that price worth checking out :) thanks OP

  • +1

    Been considering if we need cameras at all but at $10 a pop I picked up 5 to cover the whole section. If they prove themselves useful I may well consider a better system down the line so worth the outlay just to see if we even need them.

  • +1

    Good deal at $10 a pop worth a try at least. If they're no good will list on Facebook should at least get double money back. So far this is the best BF deal I've seen.

  • +10

    Cheapies making me buy stuff I don’t need since 2019. It just delivers it.

  • +1

    Most likely rebranded Chinese Tuya cameras (see the back label)

  • +2

    bought 7, thanks op
    xmas gifts sorted

  • +1

    dang sold out. :'(

    If anyone in welly would like to sell me 1 msg me.

  • +2

    Thanks OP, just grabbed a couple 👍👍

  • +2

    now $99.99, when added to the cart

    • +3

      Uh oh, guessing it was a pricing error then.

      • +2

        Wonder if Kogan will honour it. Going by the popularity of this deal they probably sold at least several hundred

      • Damn, well riding the pricing error train again to see if we get these honoured or not. I've got two pricing error things in progress at the moment and guess I'll have to wait until Monday for any updates.

        • Is interesting no sign of cancellations yet despite them seemingly catching the error quickly and with lots of the day left. Understand their staff are probably busy at the moment but still would have thought dealing with something like this has high priority. Wonder if it means they're going to fulfil the orders or could be they're still deciding what to do e.g. honour 1 for people with multiple on order.

  • +3

    missed it, damn it, thatll teach me for not checking cheapies while at work

  • I can't recall the exact scenario(s) where this might apply, but if customers thought the offer was reasonably likely to be real, then they might have a problem cancelling, or at least, purchasers can possibly enforce the deal.

    Given this three, and it being (partially) contemporary to the deal being in place, I would say that reasonably well informed consumers (people posting here) thought it to be a legitimate offer.

    • AFAIK that would only apply if you already received the item. It came up when The Warehouse were asking people to return orders that time

      Edit: Found it https://www.cheapies.nz/comment/104275/redir

    • $9 vs. $99 hmm hard to say. Can argue and say that you were convinced that it was super low black Friday special.

      • Definitely arguable - many here thought it was a true offer.

  • +1

    Processing in Warehouse: Expect dispatch date 21 November.

    I ordered 5.

    • Good shit m'lord, ordered 4 myself as wifey liked the idea of watching round the whole house, even the veges growing. Lets hope they uphold the deal I have the same message processing in the warehouse.

      ps. Worth an upvote eh?

      • Jason Genova is that you??

    • Same here, it changed to that withing minutes of ordering so I assume the automated system does that. That would mean there's still time to get them cancelled but hopefully they sneak through the net.

      • I bought this moon lamp for $1.14 a few months back. It sat on processing in warehouse for a week until it got to the item dispatched date. I then got an email from the seller stating that they had cancelled the order due to a price error.

        • I remember that one.
          Thought I had it for a steal at $1.14 too, but not to be.

  • +2

    Kogan will usually cancel order last minute if they decide to cancel.

  • +1

    "Your Dick Smith order XXXXXXXX of "Kogan SmarterHome™ Outdoor Battery Powered Wirele…" has been shipped"

    Sweet, thanks OP.

    • +1

      Same here. Happy chappy.

    • +1

      Same here

  • +1

    Just got my shipping notice as well

    • +1

      same here

  • +1

    Yesssss! Congrats cheapies we did it!!

  • Nice work all! Shipped here too :)

  • +1

    Me too ! 👍👍🙂. Thanks OP

  • +1

    Dispatched! Tracking supplied! Thanks OP for this awesome deal and thanks Kogan for honoring the deal.

    Happy cheapie here.

  • +2

    Shipping email received!

    I just noticed it said 4x cameras, when I actually only ordered 2x. Did anyone else have this pop up?

    Very curious if I'll actually get 4 or not…

    • +1

      This happened to me a while back with Kogan simcards. Ordered two, said I had ordered four, but only two arrived. Be cool if you got four though.

    • I ordered 1, the order confirmation email says 1 x but my shipping emails says 2 x . Wonder what will show up…

  • both of mine have shipped

  • +1

    Shipped but I’ll be more confident when it actually leaves the warehouse.. still a chance it gets stopped

    • +1

      Mine has been picked up by the courier :)

      • Mine is showing as being with Aus Post, so looking good at this point….

  • Well yes sirree….😏 Just got the DS NZ shipping email too, thou it is exactly the 2 I ordered….(I payed by Afterpay - could that have made some diff to how the processed the order?. And maybe some us ordered through Kogan NZ, not their DS NZ website - channel).

  • I got my confirmation too - I ordered and paid for five, but they say they are shipping ten!

    I'm not holding my breath.

    • where did it say this? in each of my notifications that my item was shipped (1x each camera per order) it says 2x was shipped for each email (order). was this the same for you?

      • +1

        Yep - in the 'order shipping' email that I got today.

        Very odd :-)

        • I'm seeing an Aus Post tracking update saying like items "shipped and now in transit". I haven't checked to try to see how many items of this product. Thou my order and payment was for 2, and seems from earlier info it will be exactly 2. An odd situation, but looks we got away with a $90 odd discount off their standard $99.99 pricing…! . LOL.

  • On its way!

    Item processed at facility: TULLAMARINE VIC

  • +1

    Mines cleared the export facility so that seems past the point of no return in aus. Very surprised they let $500 of cameras go out at $50 but kogans loss is our gain.

    Now…how big do the SD cards need to be and how cheap will they go on black Friday.

    • yeah i was looking sd cards. please share where you can find the best price.

  • FML

    We wish to advise you that the listing for the following item was displayed incorrectly when you placed your order:

    Kogan SmarterHome™ Outdoor Battery Powered Wireless Security Camera

    Despite our best efforts, with the thousands of items available on our website, pricing errors can occasionally occur.

    As a result, we've cancelled and refunded your order for this error.

    The listing for your product is now updated with the correct price.

    Kogan SmarterHome™ Outdoor Battery Powered Wireless Security Camera

    Your refund will be issued within 2 business days, however, depending on your payment method funds may take up to 7 days to reach your account:

    If you paid by Paypal Instant Payment, funds will reach your Paypal account within 3 business days.
    If you paid by credit card, funds will reach your account within 7 days (some financial institutions take up to 5 business days to process credit card refunds.

    We have also issued you with a $10 voucher to be used for your next purchase with us, this will be automatically added to your account.

    We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused and thank you for your understanding.
    Kindest regards,

    Kyle M
    Customer Care Team

    • Oh wow weird, did you order not get to dispatched?

      • no :/ rip

        • That's unlucky, seems a lot were actually honored this time, at least you get a $10 credit i guess?

        • Sorry to hear that deadfish. I suspect the reason maybe you where one of the last bunch of Cheapies to put your order in, so they where able to stop it before it got away into shipping transit. The other point would stock levels, us Cheapies probably put in total orders quantity in the many hundreds so they simply had run out of stock at your end of the orders processing. But are not admitting that, choosing it "was a pricing error" reason…

  • 24 Nov 2022 2:15 PM
    Item is in Customs

    • That's impressive - did you order a FutureSight previously?

      • +1

        26 Nov 2022 11:30 AM

      • Has your order not arrived from the future yet?

        • No - it still hadn't arrive tomorrow, but subsequently, I contacted them last week, prior to placing the order, to get a back-dated estimated time of delivery for my next order.

          However, I fear that my FutureSight2000 (this is actually the model coming out next year, at which point it will be obsolete), was malfunctioning. Something to do with the historical predicator interfering with the flux-capacitor apparently.

          • @Alan6984: I installed my cameras next week. Pretty impressive for $10 a pop!

            • +2

              @NZLSizeNZL: Did you watch the footage of the courier delivering the camera you were watching on?


  • One of my orders arrived this morning, my 2nd cam got stuck at the depot.

    • So just 1x delivered even though the invoice said 2x?

      • +2

        its just 1x delivered if you ordered 1x

  • +1

    I was lucky to get the package seeing as the first letter in my name was cutoff and the digit for my address. Looks like Global Logistics' printer is not aligned very well. I'm just lucky the courier knows me by name now….

  • 5 units arrived this afternoon, so that my weekend gone drilling holes in the house.

    I now also have an abundance of 5W USB chargers as each one comes with its own charging brick and cable.

  • 4 units arrived today, tested 2 and not great, there's quite a delay between the event and notification and it sometimes says my sd card is not inserted when it is. Because of the sd card issue it is unreliable. Has anyone got any idea on our to get the sd card out? you'd think it would be spring loaded but it's not. I've tried tweazers with no luck…

    • I've just checked my sd card slot and it is spring loaded, I can get the card out easily. If you are unlucky you may have a faulty unit or may have misaligned the card when you inserted it ( sd card contacts must be facing up towards the lens side of the cam ) and damaged the internal mechanism. I had that happen to me a few years ago with a car dash cam.

    • Try formatting the card on the camera itself under Settings —> Storage Settings. The camera was initially displaying an incorrect capacity for me, but formatting the card sorted it out. Wonder if that could be your issue.

  • +2

    Got my cameras x 4 today. One had the lens glass smashed - https://imgur.com/a/oyXjemB
    how that happened in a padded package is a mystery. I set that one up, works ok, a lot of delay in the blurry pic but the mic picks up street conversation pretty well. I'll try the rest soon. For $10 very happy with the ultra low budget cheapies security system. Works fine with the phone app and Google.

  • +1

    thanks OP received mine, no issues.
    Decent camera. and was only for $10.
    I don't get why other people who got theirs still have so many complaints.

  • after a bad review they ended up dispatching my order lol + the $10 voucher
    xmas gifts sorted again

    @Huntakillaz did u managed to get one?

    • +1

      :) . Merry Christmas.

  • Got the 2 that I bought. Omg, for $10 it’s an absolute steal!

    • Actually regretted I didn’t get more.

  • Theres also software for android phones/devices to turn them into live webcam/security cams but glad to see this worked out for most of you. I figured they wouldn't be much use without the cloud services.

  • +1

    Finally got mine out of the box. Going to use it as a baby monitor. This thing is great for $10.

    • Not sure if it's scare mongering but we ended up deciding against using cameras like this as a baby monitor. Just a lot of stories out there of people hearing people who have hacked in to them through the camera in their house which creeped us out a bit. No idea why anyone would want to do that but scared us off and ended up with a basic VTech one.

      • Partner has been thinking that too. Any way to avoid that from happening?

        • From what I remember, most of the hacked cameras were ones that had generic default usernames and passwords.
          So user names 'admin', password 'admin' or 'password' and the like.
          I would be changing these as a starting point.

        • Don't allow the camera(s) to connect to the internet perhaps.

          You could setup a separate network, and have no connection to anything else.

          • @Alan6984: I think these ones are ip cams so they have to go over the network. That's how they send video rather than having to pull out the sd card or wired to a nvr, DVR etc.

            Setting up an enclosed network makes no sense, that would be for protecting other devices in case of the camera being a breach point. The problem is the camera is being an external device.

            • @Bill: You can have them on a network that is not connected to the internet though.

              • @Alan6984: Yes, it should be configured to be on the private network, not made public.

                • @Bill: Putting it on the public internet would mean giving it a public IP - really bad idea, but almost nobody would ever do that. You might mean putting it on a private network, behind a NAT router, and have one or more ports forwarded from your public IP to one or more of the cameras, but that's slightly different of course.

                  Pretty much everyone's network at home will be a private network already (utilising one of 10/8, 172.16/12, or 192.168/16) if we assume only IPv4.

                  I am suggesting you put the camera on a separate private network (from your primary private network), but the important thing, if you are concerned about the privacy issue above, is that you don't connect the camera private network to the wider (public) internet.

                  • @Alan6984: All of the cases where

                    hacked in to them through the camera in their house

                    are cameras with a public IP. There are plenty of people who accidentally do this/don't know it is doing this which means anyone can view the camera, what the worry is about.

                    The main thing to do is not make it external, on the public internet.

                    • @Bill: I very much doubt many people are giving their cameras a public IP. For start, very few residential connections give you more than a single public IP, to which you have to connect your modem, which in almost all cases, is also a NAT router, so anything connected to one of the LANs of that router won't have a public IP, but rather a private one.

                      However, I am sure you've spent more time than me looking into what those people are doing (I haven't spent any time!), so I will defer to you being right that they have somehow gotten (each of) their cameras a public IP.

                      If you are correct, then it seems to be of almost no concern to anyone here, as they won't be (able to be) doing that anyway, even if they wanted to.

          • @Alan6984: These out the box do need the internet to even set them up so walking it off won't work. You could see if they are flashabke or work with home assistant on something like a raspberry pi and that might get you the functionality and extra control. I've been tempted to do it with my smart home stuff but never find the time to do the research.

            • @Everettpsycho: if you are into apples ecosystem try https://homebridge.io

              • @deadfish: Unfortunately I'm not, it's all Android here. Been watching too much Linus tech tips and his offline house set up to have dreams of having a similar buy much simpler set up. These kogan devices are tuya based so should be able to do something with them with some homework. I didn't use the all they suggested as I've already got the arlec/bunnings one and the devices are entirely interchangeable on the apps.

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