Kasa Spot Indoor Camera Review

An indoor camera for only $48.99? Okay, now you have my attention. I’ve reviewed other products from Kasa, like their smart plug by TP-Link, so I’m curious to see how their security camera works as well. In this review, I’m going to be testing out the Kasa Spot Indoor Camera to see how it works in terms of video, audio, night vision, and more. I’ll also be comparing it to other top indoor security cameras to see if it’s worth buying, even at that amazingly low price. Let’s get started!

Get Best Offer
Kasa Spot Indoor Camera
Kasa Spot Indoor Camera
Kasa Spot Indoor Camera

For only $45, you can get 1080p HD video, two-way audio, plus integrations with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. 

Promised Features

Kasa Spot Camera and Box
Kasa Spot Camera and Box

Right off the bat, Kasa is saying thats that I definitely want to hear about the Spot Camera, including its:

  • 1080p HD video: This is the standard for video display in the home security industry, so I’m not surprised that the Spot Camera is up to snuff in that category.
  • Smart platform integrations: The camera works with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, plus Fire TV and Chromecast if you want to watch your footage on the big screen.
  • Low price: Indoor cameras can run upwards of $200, so I’m super glad that the price doesn’t even break $50!

Okay, now let’s get this thing out of the box.

First Impressions

Kasa Spot Camera Closeup
Kasa Spot Camera Closeup

At first glance, I’m satisfied with the aesthetics of the Kasa Spot Indoor Camera. It seems to be a trend these days to make security cameras super minimal and modern, and the Spot is no exception. It has a white base, a white plug and a square black camera face with rounded edges. Since the camera plugs in, it means I won’t ever have to worry about changing the battery, which is obviously a good thing. However, it may making installation a little more complicated if it’s not near an outlet. But if you place it on a flat surface near an outlet, then installation literally could not be easier. I’m also noting the camera’s speaker and microphone, enabling two-way audio, plus its LED lights for infrared night vision— but hey, let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

Necessary Features

Kasa Spot Indoor Camera Necessary Features
Kasa Spot Indoor Camera Necessary Features

That’s right, it’s time for Security Baron’s Necessary Features Test! I put all of my security cameras through this test to make sure that they are up to both industry standards and my very high standards when it comes to video, audio, night vision, storage, smart platform integrations, artificial intelligence, convenience, and overall value. Let’s get started.

Video

Kasa Spot Camera Video Display
Kasa Spot Camera Video Display

Like I said before, the camera has 1080p HD video, which you can see creates a really clear picture. It also has a field of view of 130 degrees, which is nice and wide. Although I wish the video display didn’t show the Kasa log in the upper right hand corner, its video still deserves full marks.

Night Vision

Kasa Spot Camera Night Vision
Kasa Spot Camera Night Vision

The camera has infrared night vision stemming from those LED sensors so you can see on its front. You’ll be able to see up to 20 feet even in pitch black. Full marks! 

Audio Quality

Two Way Audio on the Kasa App
Two Way Audio on the Kasa App

It also has two-way audio, meaning you can speak to whoever the camera’s recording. I’ve seen videos of intruders running out after the user told them to via two-way audio, this is really useful when it comes to stopping burglars in their tracks. It’s also useful for communicating with your family remotely, whether you’re just upstairs or on a business trip in Taiwan.

Now, I will say that with the Kasa Spot, the audio did sound a bit choppy or tinny and had some echo, but they may have just been our connection, so I’m still going to give it full marks for audio.

Storage

Unfortunately, the Kasa Spot Indoor Camera does not have a micro-SD slot for local storage. Instead, you’ll get 12 hours of cloud storage for free. If you want more cloud storage, 14 days is $4 a month or $40 a year while 30 days costs either $7 a month or $70 a year, which isn’t bad. Still, for the lack of local storage, I’m going to have to give the Kasa Spot Indoor Camera half marks.

Smart Platform Integration

Kasa Spot Camera Box Smart Platform Integrations
Kasa Spot Camera Box Smart Platform Integrations

Whether you’re in the Google or Amazon ecosystems, you’ll be able to vocally command your Kasa Spot Indoor Camera with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. You can also livestream footage or review cloud storage with Chromecast or Fire TV, which is awesome because I’ve always wanted to be on television. Full marks for smart platform integrations!

Artificial Intelligence

what-is-person-detection
Person Detection

The Kasa Spot Indoor Camera doesn’t have person detection, so it’ll notify you whenever it detects movement of any kind, be it from a person, animal, car, or even inanimate object. This may lead to some unnecessary notifications, which is why I give the Kasa Spot Indoor Camera no marks for artificial intelligence.

Convenience

Setting up the Kasa Spot was a breeze. I already had the Kasa Smart app downloaded, so all I had to do was go into the app, add the new device, and it was ready in three minutes. The app is really intuitive so you shouldn’t have trouble setting up the camera. Full marks for convenience!

Value

At $49.99, this camera works well with other elements in Kasa ecosystem and is easy to install and operate. Plus, it hits most of Security Baron’s Necessary Features, so I’m going to say it’s a great value— full marks! 

Get Best Offer
Kasa Spot Indoor Camera
Kasa Spot Indoor Camera
Kasa Spot Indoor Camera

For only $45, you can get 1080p HD video, two-way audio, plus integrations with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. 

The Kasa Smart App

The Kasa Smart App
The Kasa Smart App

The Kasa Smart app is where you’ll:

  • Arm and disarm your camera or put it on away mode
  • Livestream footage
  • View cloud storage
  • Speak through two-way audio
  • Set up smart platform integrations
  • Create schedules for your camera
  • Set up home automations with other Kasa products.

The app has amazing ratings, a 4.8 from iPhone users and a 4.7 from Android users. You can’t ask for much higher!

Comparisons

Now, the Kasa Spot Indoor Camera is definitely a camera worth buying, but I want to see how it ranks with other top choices, specifically the Wyze Cam and the Logitech Circle 2. Let’s see who comes out on top.

Kasa Spot Indoor Camera vs. Wyze Cam

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Wyze Cam

You thought the Kasa Spot Indoor Camera was cheap? The Wyze Cam is even cheaper at only $20, by far the least expensive indoor camera I’ve ever reviewed or even seen. Quality-wise, the cameras are comparable. They both have 1080p HD video, infrared night vision, two-way audio, and integrations with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

But while the Kasa Spot has a field of view 20 degrees wider than the Wyze Cam at 130 degrees, the Wyze Cam beats the Spot in many other ways. For example, it gives you local storage plus 14 days of cloud storage completely free, unlike the Spot which has no local storage and only gives you 12 hours of free cloud storage. The Wyze Cam also works with IFTTT, allowing for more variety in your home automations, plus it has person detection plus smart sound recognition for your existing smoke and CO alarms.

Both cameras plug-in, and the Kasa Smart app has better ratings than the Wyze app, although they are both user-friendly in general. Overall, I would definitely choose the Wyze Cam over the Kasa Spot Indoor Camera. It’s less than half the price and has more features I’m looking, most importantly person detection for super specific notifications.

To learn more, read our full review of the Wyze Cam.

Kasa Spot Indoor Camera vs. Logitech Circle 2

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Logitech Circle 2

At $179.99, the Logitech Circle 2 is about three times as expensive as the Kasa Spot Indoor Camera, but are its features worth it? First, let’s talk about what the two cameras have in common. Both have 1080p HD video, infrared night vision, two-way audio, cloud storage, and integrations with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

But the Logitech Circle 2 is also outdoor capable, which explains at least some of the higher cost. It also gives you 24 hours of free cloud storage instead of 12 with the Spot, with 14 days available for $3.99 a month. Unfortunately, neither camera has local storage. Aside from Alexa and Google Assistant, the Logitech Circle 2 also works with Apple HomeKit. And while the Spot doesn’t have any person detection, you can pay an extra $9.99 to get person detection with the Logitech Circle 2. It also has a wider field of view than the Spot at 180 degrees, although I was a bit disappointed with its infrared night vision.

I’d only get the Circle 2 over the Spot if you’re in the Apple ecosystem or want an outdoor camera. Otherwise, go with the Spot for the majority of the qualities at about a third of the price. To learn more, read about the Logitech Circle 2.

Recap 

Overall, I’m very impressed by the Kasa Spot Indoor Camera. For under $50, you can get excellent video, audio, night vision, and smart platform integrations. Not too shabby!

I’d recommend the Kasa Spot Indoor Camera if you’d like…

  • Affordability: I know I’m starting to sound like a broken record, but this is an amazing price considering the camera’s capabilities.
  • 1080p HD video: You’ll be able to easily see your footage with the camera’s high quality lens.
  • Integrations with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant: Command your Kasa Spot using your voice alone.

But stay away if you were looking for a camera with…

  • Person detection: Unfortunately, you’ll probably receive some false alerts from the Spot stemming from movement of any kind.
  • Local storage: The Spot only offers cloud storage, and not much at that.
  • Integration with Apple HomeKit: If you want to use Siri to command your camera, then the Spot is not the right camera for you.

If the Kasa Spot Indoor Camera doesn’t seem like the indoor camera for you, I recommend checking out the best security cameras of 2019 to explore your options.

Gabe Turner

Gabe Turner

Gabe Turner is an attorney and journalist with a passion for home tech and secure, efficient living. Since graduating from NYU Law, he has maintained a paradoxical existence of trying to live life adventurously while remaining staunchly risk-averse. He is torn by the dual desires of wanting to only be in Brooklyn writing about housing policy and smart home tech and aspiring to visit his friends scattered across the globe. Gabe believes that stable, safe communities are the cornerstone to a vibrant and healthy society, and it is this passion that brought him to contribute to Security Baron.

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