Keeping Tabs on Kids and Cats with Panasonic KX-HN6002 Home Surveillance System

Panasonic KX-HN6002 Home Surveillance System
Panasonic KX-HN6002 Home Surveillance System

There were times in my travels, whether it’s heading to the grocery store or heading out for a week long road trip, that I thought, I’d love to know what’s going on at the house.

Right now.

And then I thought, do I really want to invest in a thousand dollar home security system and a monthly monitoring fee? Yes, it will keep my home safe and alert me when it needs to, but is the effort and cost a value for my family?

Is there a cost-effective, easy to install alternative?

There is now.

The Panasonic KX-HN6002 Home Surveillance System is an obvious choice. It sets up in 10 minutes, the cameras can be moved from location to location with ease, and I have an app on my iPhone that allows me to log into the cameras at any time to check on the goings on inside and outside of my home.

And…there’s no monthly monitoring fee. Zip. Zero. Zilch. Is there a catch? Nope.

So what makes this system perfect for my family? Read on, folks.

Ease of Installation

Panasonic KX-HN6002 additions
 

When my Panasonic home Security System was delivered to me in a small box, I thought there would be an additional box just for wires and plugs. There wasn’t. The unit is very space-friendly. Bonus point.

Panasonic KX-HN6002 setup

This is the main unit with two cameras and the Hub. You simply plus the hub and cameras in to a regular electrical outlet and get ready for setup with the Panasonic app. The cameras can be mounted on walls via the screws that come with it, but for my house, I love moving the cameras around so the stands work just fine. Extra bonus points for that feature.

The Cameras have a 40-foot range and use night vision technology for their surveillance. Great for outdoor installation.

Unboxing The Panasonic Home Security System

If you know Fran Capo, you know she likes to talk. Here’s a fellow Traveling Mom unboxing the system and giving us the scoop. Thanks, Fran!

Configuring the Panasonic Home Security System

Panasonic KX-HN6002 app installation
 

Head to the App Store on your Apple device (it works on iPods, iPads, and iPhones!) and download the app labeled Home Network System. Easy peasy- and free!

Panasonic KX-HN6002 initial setup

 The initial setup literally takes you step by easy step. If I can do it, anyone can do it.

Panasonic KX-HN6002 naming device

 You’ll need to set a login password and choose names for the locations of your two cameras. The list of choices are obvious for any home or apartment.

Panasonic KX-HN6002 setting up the system

 Once the setup is complete, you’re ready to start watching the cameras and tweaking the positions of them. It was fun (and once again, easy) to do as the app shows a live feed so you can simply watch the feed and adjust accordingly. I was able to sync three Apple devices to the same Hub and cameras, too.

Panasonic KX-HN6002 camera access

 Here’s a glimpse of what my app looks like with the cameras placed in my living room and front porch. With my iPhone I’m able to login and adjust the settings and even talk to my teen daughter or scare the cats. I’m sick and twisted, I know. But watching the cats look around for me is a hoot.

Panasonic KX-HN6002 settings

The system’s app has a Settings section where you can arm the system to warn you of movement, lets you record the feed with the provided SD card, or can even alert you with a telephone call if there’s suspicious activity or a drastic temperature change. The device must be hooked up to your land line telephone to do so.

Panasonic KX-HN6002 wifi setup

The back of the Hub. With a press of a button and a downloaded app for the system, we were installed and ready in under 10 minutes.

The Bottom Line

Ok, so I know what the next question is: what is the cost? The Panasonic KX-HN6002 Home Surveillance System runs for $299.95 with additional charges for extra equipment like a Smart Plug (MSRP $39.95) that automatically turns on a light when you arrive home. LOVE that feature, especially if you’ve been out all day and the forgot to turn on a light for your arrival home. 
 
FYI- the Smart Plus was made for three-pronged outlets, so if the outlet you’d like to use is only two, you’ll have to purchase a three-to-two converter.

Panasonic KX-HN6002 box
Do I love the system? Absolutely. It’s perfect for my family’s security needs and I love the fact that additional cameras and equipment can be added easily.
 
Is it worth the cost? In my opinion, yes. Hands down, yes. Three hundred dollars for piece of mind and the ability to peek in on your house is priceless!
 
Disclosure: I was given a Panasonic KX-HN6002 Home Security system and a Smart Plug for the purpose of giving you fine folks the scoop on what makes it so great for my family. I was not asked to state a particular point of view and my opinions are all my own. 
 
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