The Cocoon app is ok. It certainly feels more responsive than when it was in the beta trial but its still really lacking good design considerations. Most annoyingly is that a notification stays open to say that Cocoon is running. Its not the correct use of a notification and go against the Material guidelines. I've just set my Cocoon up so I'm still waiting to see how it learns and adapts over time. I will update my review when in coming months.
Flawed, Interface Needs More Thought After several weeks with the camera, I absolutely would not trust it for security. You can buy several vastly better Canary cameras for less than the price of one Cocoon. The Cocoon suffers from regular false positives, false negatives (!!!), and when it does detect entry correctly, it begins recording as the person is exiting (our dog walker in our case), so video is of the back of her head. Useless for evidence to provide police. Siren is also too easy to accidentally activate. Oh, and videos don't load.
A few teething problems with false alerts but it's slick, easy to use and the video loads quickly on demand. They seem to be updating the app quite regularly as well.
Great product with great potential. Had Cocoon protecting our home for a week now - it's great to be able to check in on things when we're not there. Looking forward to seeing more new features.
Tested for over a month now and it's not working right Unfortunately this is another crowd funded nightmare. The whole subzonic blahblah does not work. You just get up to a dozen false alarms a day! The camera angle/wide shot is of bad quality and screen size too small. No zooming in or anything else that could help. Night vision kicks in too early with still a lot of light so you have only a bad black and white view most of a 24 h period. The worst is that you must turn on location for device to be able to run cocoon which is a big security risk!
Too many false alarms! Also I'm using a mobile WiFi system and the long video clips it sends (15 mins of an empty room on occasion) are eating up my usage package. Shame really as picture quality is brilliant and concept is excellent. I live in an apartment block and a door closing anywhere or child shouting seems to activate it.
• NEW Profile view, so you can keep your personal details up-to-date
• Improvements to geolocation accuracy, for smoother auto arm and disarm.
• Improvements for simpler navigation of video recordings
• Improvements to enable better diagnostics
And, as always, we've made general improvements and squashed a few bugs