The Aurora Cloud Access Camera is a promising home security solution, but its buggy app needs some work.
Zyxel, a company best known for its networking products, makes its first foray into the crowded home security camera space with the Aurora Cloud Access Camera ($160). While it makes a strong splash with its design, some app issues indicate it’s still a work in progress.
The Aurora cuts a unique figure among its competitors. The camera is housed is triangular body that sits on a metal stem connected to its base. Altogether it stands just over 5 inches tall, and both its size and design are guaranteed to draw eyes to it, as is the triangular LED that rings the lens.
The camera’s base is magnetic, so in addition to placing it on a table or shelf, you can mount it to magnetic surfaces. You can also mount it to a wall or ceiling with the included mounting kit or remove the camera body from its stand and place it flat side down.
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