Y-cam helps you double your security while away on holiday Evo and Protect

Y-Cam Protect

Do you worry about your home when you are away?

For us we are lucky that our home is looked after by the older kids when we are away, but we still worry about whether everything is safe and secure.

Y-cam Solutions, a leader in smart home security since 2007, has two simple solutions to help you keep your home safe while you are away on holiday.

Y-cam provides a range of solutions including Wi-Fi enabled cameras that offer premium, affordable video monitoring to help users protect their property and loved ones.

Y-cam solutions can be positioned around the home to let users know what’s happening when they’re not there and offer a fully-managed cloud recording service, with the last seven-day video history being stored securely offsite for free, ensuring the camera is all you need for added peace of mind.

The award-winning range delivers the ultimate peace of mind and the simple hassle free set up means you can quickly get an Evo camera and Protect alarm monitoring your home in minutes.

Y-cam Evo

Y-cam Evo has all the important features that ensure you can see, hear or replay video footage whenever you need it.

Y-Cam Evo

  • Complete Visibility – Evo lets you see and hear what’s happening at your property wherever you are, from your smartphone or tablet.
  • Motion Zones – can be set to suit your needs. Capture any movement in particular areas such as front door or ground floor windows, at any time of day or night.
  • Simple Set-up – Designed to be super easy to set up and use. Just follow the step by step app guide and in minutes your home is protected. Particularly suitable for people with no technical knowledge.
  • Instant Alerts – Receive instant alerts 24/7 wherever you are whenever motion is detected so you can take immediate action.
  • Live action or replay – Watch live footage or recorded videos. Police rely heavily on private CCTV footage to help catch and convict criminals.

Protect – DIY Alarm System

Protect is a flexible, hassle-free way to monitor your property and ensure your family feels safe and secure. Protect has been designed to deliver peace of mind 24/7 and help you look after what matters most. Protect features include:

Y-Cam Protect

  • Hassle free simple set up – Designed so that no technical knowledge is required to be up and running in minutes.
  • Total control – providing access at your fingertips anywhere, anytime. Arm and disarm your alarm through your smartphone or tablet with Y-cam’s free iOS and Android app
  • Instant alarm notifications to your smartphone – Y-cam Protect gives you the information you need so you can take appropriate action no matter where you are.
  • 24/7 line monitoring – Around one in five burglars will attempt to cut communication lines before breaking in; Y-cam Protect has a secure communication line to the outside world which is monitored 24 hours a day using Y-cam’s unique cloud technology and experienced engineers, ensuring you are notified whenever the line is down.
  • Triple Layer™ Security –With SIM card backup, Internet backup and 8 hour battery backup, your Y-cam Protect system remains fully operational, even if your internet connection is down or you have a power cut.

Y-Cam Protect

Included in the box is the hub, a motion sensor, a door/window sensor and a remote fob. You also need to download the free Y-Cam app onto your smartphone which is available on iTunes and GooglePlay.

The motion and door / window sensors are battery powered and should last a year before needing replacements, working just like a traditional home alarm system which detects any motion, which means it can be triggered by pets as well as people. The motion and window/door sensors are wireless and come with sticky pads, making them easy to install, even for a technofobe like me.

You can connect up to 32 sensors and 8 fobs. Additional motion sensors cost £24.99; door/window sensors and fobs cost £19.99 each, so it is a bit disappointing to only get one in the box. As well as being able to fully arm the house, there’s a ‘home’ arming button which enables only the door/window sensors only.

I also love that I can arm and disarm the system with my Amazon Alexa too.

To get the best out of the service you also have to pay a monthly subscription fee to use the SIM, which costs £5.99 per month or £59.99 per year. This is called the Plus service and it gets you app alerts when using the SIM, but also text messages when the alarm is triggered.

The Y-Cam Protect is a good system but I think I prefer the option of linking it with the Evo system so I can check the camera’s too.

The Y-Cam Protect costs £149 and is available online from Y-Cam Solutions.

Disclaimer: We were provided with the Y-Cam Protect for the purpose of a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


32 thoughts on “Y-cam helps you double your security while away on holiday Evo and Protect

  1. SentriForce says:

    Wow! Sounds like a great product!
    Thank you for your review!

  2. I suffer with OCD and one of my biggest habits is locking things. This is a gadget I could definitely get on board with!

  3. Stephanie says:

    This sounds like a really good idea, and easy to set up which is important for me

  4. This is such a great product to feel secure and safe! I really might buy this! Very interested!

  5. Francesca says:

    I love the concept of this!! It would be fab having camera footage available on your phone or smart device!! We have a security system here but this is something I’d defo look into!

  6. Mel says:

    I’ve always gone away on holiday with my parents so never really worried about home but I know this would be an ideal gadget for anyone who does! x

  7. stephanie says:

    What a fab gadget! I’m a super anxious person, I hate going away from home – so i can imagine this would easy my anxiety massively.

  8. We are currently looking into reviewing our security arrangements – We’ve been very lucky so far that our alarm has been really effective and we have super alert neighbours but it is never too much to check that we are fully covered.

  9. A friend of ours was burgled during the summer while they were on holiday and it has traumatised the poor children. This looks great for peace of mind

  10. This is a great gadget to have for some more security. I will look into getting one.

  11. Sarah Ann says:

    This sounds great. I always worry about my home when I’m away so this would definitely help give me peace of mind, which is exactly what you want on holiday!

  12. For that little bit of extra security I think this is a great product at a reasonable price. I do think that the cost of the all the extra sensors could become quite expensive if you want one for every window. I only have a small terraced house but I would need an extra 11 just for the windows (nearly £220) so this would soon add up.

  13. This looks great, we are going away in Spring and I am already worrying about leaving the house x

  14. Y-cam sounds like such a great idea and we love the connectivity between devices. Perfect for piece of mind while away.

  15. Kira says:

    This is such a brilliant idea and perfect for someone like me who likes to travel or visit home quite often!

  16. Danielle says:

    We have just bought a new house and we were going to look in to something like this. A great detailed review.

  17. Helen says:

    I really need to get one of these. I always feel uncomfortable when we’re away from the house

  18. Hannah says:

    Think I need to invest! Great review 🙂

  19. We had an alarm in our old house, but since we moved house at Christmas it has been on mind about the lack of security we have now. This looks great and just what we need!

  20. pinkoddy says:

    That really sounds the business. I really worry as had such a bad experience as a child – the reassurance is good and would allow me to relax more.

  21. This looks really good – it’s great that it gives you instant updates x

  22. I am forever worried when I go away from my house that I will come back and it will have been broken into. I need some kind of security like this, and it’s a lot cheaper than I would expect x

  23. We don’t really bother much about security when we’re away. Maybe we should! I guess that’s because we live in a relatively safe area, with a private road and while we don’t really have neighbours beside us, we know and trust the ones who live in the same road as us 🙂

  24. Lynne Harper says:

    What a great idea. Our new home has security systems in place but I’m loving the sound of the cameras and the added benefit that its affordable

  25. These look so good as you can have extra peace of mind when you go away that everything’s alright x

  26. This looks awesome! I’ve been debating getting a security system like this ready for when we move into our own place.

  27. I am bookmarking this for my future house! I definitely want the security when we do finally find our first home!

  28. This is so good and so reasonably priced for what you’re getting. Definitely something to think about.

  29. This sounds really good, and I love that you can use it with the app! 🙂 I must be such a crazy cat lady though, as my first thought was how I’d love to use it to see what my kitties are up to when I’m not home! Lol xx

  30. Patrick says:

    I use my pet cheetah as my home security,seeing him perched in the window pretty much assures my home’s safety.
    The price for the Y-Cam seems pretty fair,a lot cheaper then some of the systems we have here in the States.

  31. Jess says:

    I understand that this is more security but my boss has one similar to spy on his dog at home whilst he’s at work and it’s honestly the best thing ever hahaha!

  32. I think this is such a fantastic gadget, and something every home should have!

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