ANNKE 5MP PoE home security camera system: a real plug and play

Home security is a top priority for everyone, and one of the best ways to secure your home is with security cameras. However, one drawback of using a home security camera system is that it results in too many wires in and around your home, and many do not want to run all those wires. Thanks to ever developing technology, you can overcome this shortcoming of home security camera systems by using a PoE camera system. One such camera system is the ANNKE 5MP PoE home security camera system.

ANNKE 5MP PoE home security camera system

Better video quality even during night

Before we detail ANNKE’s product, you should know what a PoE camera system is. PoE cameras are easy to install as they use only one cable, unlike traditional cameras which require both power and data cables. Such cameras need just an Ethernet cable, thus eliminating the need for an expensive and messy installation.

In addition to being very easy to install, the ANNKE 5MP PoE home security camera system offers several other benefits over other similar products on the market.

The first is the extra-clear image quality. The camera offers 5 MP Super HD Resolution, which translates into 2.5 x 1080p high-resolution images. Such image quality allows you to see faces, packages and license plates clearly.

Moreover, the camera offers “Color Night Vision” of up to 100 feet/30 meters in superb clarity. This means the starlight captures color images even with less light. However, if the surroundings grow too dark, it will revert to traditional black-and-white mode. You can also adjust the camera to enable color mode even during the night. For color mode to work, there must be some brightness in the area where the camera is installed.

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Another feature of the ANNKE 5MP PoE home security camera system is the 20dB True WDR (wide dynamic range) technology. Such technology allows it to capture true-to-life footage in places with bright light or suitable back-light, such as a doorway or next to a window.

Helps you save some money

One other feature  you get with ANNKE’s camera system is the use of H.265+ video compression. It is an improvement over the H.265 and H.264 standards, meaning you can record up to seven times longer on the same hard drive. For instance, on ANNKE’s pre-installed 2 TB HDD, you can record for about 80 days. In comparison, the H.264 would allow you to record for about 12 days on the same hard drive. This means you save storage space, and in turn, some dollars as well.

Using the free ANNKE VISION APP, you get access to live video. The videos are also smoother, thanks to the H.265+ video compression tech. Moreover, the camera system offers a motion detection alarm. You also get the ability to mark areas for motion detection, which helps minimize false alerts. Once the camera system detects any motion, it will instantly send you an email alert with snapshots.

ANNKE 5MP PoE home security camera system


The hardware includes IP67 weatherproof cameras featuring a metal casing. The company claims the cameras can withstand extreme weather conditions, including soaking in water for 30 minutes. The cameras look great as well with the front part being black and the rest of the body in white.

As said before, you can easily install the ANNKE 5MP PoE home security camera system, which supports up to eight 8 MP PoE hardwired cameras with up to 4K resolution. Since the system supports the ONVIF protocol, you can connect third-party cameras to it as well.

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If you are interested in buying it, you can get it from Amazon or Annke’s website. The product comes with a two-year warranty and 90-day money back guarantee.

Disclosure: Annke was kind enough to provide us with a free unit in return for an honest review and compensation.

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Aman Jain
Aman is MBA (Finance) with an experience on both Marketing and Finance side. He has worked as a Risk Analyst for AIR Worldwide, and is currently leading VeRa FinServ, a Financial Research firm. Favorite pastimes include watching science fiction movies, reviewing tech gadgets, playing PC games and cricket. - Email him at