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TP-Link Tapo C310 Outdoor Security Wi-Fi Camera $99 + Shipping / $0 CC @ JB Hi-Fi


I have been looking for a camera to use with Frigate, the open source NVR built around real-time AI object detection. I have it set up with Home Assistant.

Frigate runs best with two video streams, one for the AI detector that identifies people etc, and a second hi resolution stream to capture video of the object.

The TP-Link Tapo series do this.

I set it up last night using Wifi and it is running smoothly with Frigate.

Pros (for me)

  • Accessible streaming: Both RTSP and HTTP streams at two resolutions
  • Good price. PB Tech price matched, their advertised price was $141.171
  • Waterproof. Has a waterproof cable gland for the ethernet connection, and the power lead also has some silicon and looks tidy
  • Wifi and ethernet: Gives you options
  • Possibility of POE: Not set up as POE but as it breaks out ethernet and power, I am sure I can set up a POE injector for the required 9 volts
  • Easy set up using Android app and app doesn't suck.

Here are the rest of the specifications

  • 2304 x 1296 resolution video at 15 fps.
  • IR LED provides up to 98' of night vision.
  • 3.89mm fixed lens
  • Two-way audio thanks to a built-in speaker and microphone
  • A siren
  • Memory card slot supports microSD cards up to 128GB
  • Tapo app for iOS and Android for setup and remote management. Provides remote notifications
  • Motion detection
  • Siren triggers a sound and light alarm
  • Voice commands via Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
  • IP66-rated enclosure that is suitable for outdoor use

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  • +1

    Nice! I have camera envy ;-)

  • +1

    Any tips on getting a Coral usb at a reasonable price?

  • To get a coral keep a close eye on RS when they get stock it sells fast.

    • What is RS?

      • +1

        I think hamez referring this store:

        • Seems to be a good price compared to PBTech. The web site says "Available for back order. Estimated for despatch 20/04/2023". $131.50 (inc. GST)

  • So this has chargeable battery?
    Also do you need a coral for motion detection?

    • +1

      No it is powered. Doesn't even have POE which is a bit of a turn off.

      Adapter Input 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz, 0.3A
      Adapter Output 9.0V/0.6A (DC Power)

      It depends what NVR software you are using and requirements around Coral. I believe the Frigate product linked by OP requires it. Whereas a product like BlueIris uses things like Deepstack or CodeProjectAI through whatever hardware you decide to run the BI NVR on.

      /edit…. For Frigate.. Use of a Google Coral Accelerator is optional, but strongly recommended. CPU detection should only be used for testing purposes. The Coral will outperform even the best CPUs and can process 100+ FPS with very little overhead.

      • The Lack of POE is a turn off, the Ethernet plug is 2cm in diameter, the power plug 1cm.
        i was using ubiquity then switched to tp-link and realised the hassle having a too short power cable and running extension cords for the routers.
        Now im doing the same with this, i didnt want to have the cables hanging outside as suggested so i drilled a hole through my weatherboard, they should of had an adapter to just have one cable.
        But the camera is really good, i wanted it out of reach but that means the mic to too far to have a conversation.

  • +1
    1. I have Frigate running on Proxmox on a i5 desktop (an old HP) and the object detection works well without any special hardware to accelerate the detection process.
    2. The latest version of Frigate has a software alternative to Coral which is reputably very good. This is in the latest beta………

    Overall frigate works well (particularly with Home Assistant) and is particularly well documented (which is uncommon in the open source community).

  • I like wired but I can't get a wire to where I want it. (╯°□°)╯

  • Oh frigate. This sounds interesting. I'm kinda keen to experiment with a roll your own security camera set up. How does this compare to blue iris? I haven't heard of frigate before.

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