Camera: Really pleased with this now that it's adjusted to our home. The microphone is amazingly sensitive and it even pics up conversations people are having on the road outside our house - crazy! App: the devs seem very active and are releasing quality updates. There's still some work to do but it's working nicely as is. Recommended.
Had no problems and now our Cocoon has adapted to our flat, it's working very well. App is minimal and effective, only change I'd like to see is being able to adjust the geo-fence - our local is very close to my home and so it doesn't arm automatically when we're out but still nearby.
First Canadian to of imported one I believe & hope. For the record I was not paid to write this. This little contraption is more than just an amazing security device, its truly a one system set-up that does all I want & need. Live video is delayed barely though, 10 seconds at most. Records continuous so in a moment of intrusion there's a prior, during & after recording the incident. Unless you're watching live or have your smartphone in hand at the time. Audio is quite good! Very intense & accurate. Siren works well!! My boyfriend sounded it.. jerk. Could be a bit louder but still very shocking :P Very neat design, classy and elegant. Small and simple, literally the size of a cricket ball. Great wide view of the house & all entry points. No cons honestly, just things to work on; Great little company and the customer service rocks!! Future Improvements: - smartphone display features could have a bit more variety colors, viewing preferences, - desktop view & or email notifications regarding incidents - Cocoon colours for customization ;) - potential guest access for an allotted time (timer for access to my cocoon for friends and family) Overall: Its a little smart eye!!
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.
• NEW Welcome tour to help you get the most out of Cocoon
• NEW See the status of Cocoon (Online, Offline, Updating) in the Your Cocoon screen
• NEW Coloured avatars for all household members - so it’s easier to identify people in your timeline
• Improved the colour contrast and size of fonts to make things easier to read
• Improved notifications and on certain devices you can now sound the siren direct from a notification
• And, as always, we’ve made general improvements and squashed a few bugs