Tapo C520WS

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Outdoor Pan/Tilt Security Wi-Fi Camera

  • 2K QHD Live View-Adopting a 2560 × 1440 resolution, Tapo C520WS provides 1.7 × more pixels and delivers sharper images than 1080p.
  • Starlight Color Night Vision-Adopting an F1.6 large-aperture lens and starlight sensor, Tapo C520WS captures more light and has higher photosensitivity, thus rendering brighter colors under lower light conditions than full-color night vision cameras with an F2.2 lens and ordinary sensor.
  • 360° Visual Coverage- Provides 360° horizontal & 130° vertical viewing range, enabling you to focus on more vital areas and eliminate blind spots.
  • Free Person/Pet/Vehicle Detection-Smart AI identifies people, pets, and vehicles, notifying users as needed.
  • Customizable Sound and Light Alarm-Record your own audio as an alarm to extend your usages. The ultra-bright and adjustable light is also supported to frighten unwanted visitors away.
  • Secure Local & Cloud Storage-Save recorded videos to a microSD card† or by using Tapo Care** cloud services.
  • IP66 Weatherproof-Offers excellent waterproof and dustproof performance for outdoor scenarios.
  • Wired/Wireless Networking-Connect your camera to the network through WiFi or Ethernet for more flexible installation.

Learn more about mircroSD card compatibility

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All-Round Protection with Vivid Colors

Outdoor Pan/Tilt Security Wi-Fi Camera

Tapo C520WS
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  • Brighter than Full-Color
  • See Colors in Low Light
  • Multiple Night Vision Modes

Brighter than Full-Color

TapoC520WS renders brighter images than other full-color night vision cameras with spotlights on due to its starlight sensor.

Black-and-White Night Vision Full-Color Night Vision Full-Color Night Vision with Starlight Sensor

See Colors in Low Light

Equipped with an F1.6 large-aperture lens and starlight sensor, TapoC520WS captures more light and has higher photosensitivity, revealing colorful images even without spotlights on.

Without Starlight Sensor With Starlight Sensor

Multiple Night Vision Modes

Tapo C520WS offers 3 night vision modes to choose from. Full-Color Mode provides 24/7 full-time colors while Smart Mode will only turn on spotlights for colorful pictures when an event is detected. Infrared Mode is also supported for your convenience.

Full-Color Mode Infrared Mode Smart Mode
  • 2K QHD
  • 360° Visual Coverage

2K QHD Crystal Clear View

Now with 1.7 times more pixels than 1080p, providing clearer videos and more crisp photos.

1080p 2K QHD

360° Visual Coverage

Provides 360° horizontal & 130° vertical view range to capture everything around.

 

Multiple AI Detection, All for Free!

Smart AI identifies people, pets, and vehicles, notifying users as needed. All are provided for free.

Customize Your Detection

Adjust the sensitivity of motion detection and set up activity zones/boundaries for your convenience. You can also turn on the patrol mode to keep the camera cruising between two customized points.

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    Motion Detection

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    Activity Zones

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    Line Crossing
    Detection

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    Patrol Mode

Reliable Networking, Flexible Connection

Dual powerful external antennas provides larger wireless coverage(up to 492 ft in open areas*) and more stable connection. You can also connect you’re your camera to the network through the RJ45 Ethernet port.

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    Dual Powerful Antennas

    Up to 492ft
    in open areas*
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    Wired/Wireless Networking

*The 492 ft wireless coverage is based on TP-Link tests in open areas. Actual experience may vary due to environment, router specifications, and other factors.

Customizable Sound and Light Alarm

Record your own audio as an alarm to extend your usages. The ultra-bright and adjustable light is also supported to frighten unwanted visitors away.

Private Zones, Get Away There!

Secure Local & Cloud Storage

Save recorded videos to a microSD card (up to 512 GB) or by using Tapo Care** cloud services.

  • Enjoy 24/7 continuous recording and playback with a microSD card (up to 512 GB, equals to 680 hours of 2K QHD footage).
  • Receive rich notifications with snapshots, encrypted protection, data backups, and 30-day video clip history with Tapo Care** cloud services. **Tapo Care cloud storage services require a subscription. A free trial for the first month is provided.
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    IP66 Weatherproof

    Offers excellent waterproof and dustproof performance for outdoor scenarios.

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    Smart Motion Tracking

    Tracks motion with high-speed rotation to keep the object within the camera’s view.

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    Two-Way Audio

    Communicate directly with the outdoors for your convenience.

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    Multiple Installation Options

    Use the mounting screws, template and loops to install on any wall, ceiling or pole for the perfect view—wherever you want.

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    Physical Privacy Mode

    Maintains your privacy with the lens physically blocked by the housing.

  • The lens physically blocked by the housing.

    Voice Activated

    Enjoy your smart life and keep an eye on your vital areas with Alexa & Google Assistant supported.

Dedicated Tapo App

Live view, playback,save clips and set up-all in one app.

Download the Tapo app

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Follow the in-app guide

CAMERA
Image Sensor 1/3‘’ CMOS
Lens F/NO: 1.61±10%; Focal Length: 3.18mm±5%
Motion Range Pan Mechanical Range: 340° (360° Pan Coverage)
Tilt Mechanical Range: 60° (130° Tilt Coverage)
Night Vision 850 nm IR LED (up to 98 ft), Starlight Color Night Vision
Lighting 2× Built-in Spotlights
Interface & Button 1× Ethernet Port
1× RESET Button
1× MicroSD Card Slot (Up to 512GB)
Weatherproof Rating IP66
View Range 360° horizontal and 130° vertical
Resolution 2K QHD 4MP (2560 × 1440 px)
VIDEO & AUDIO
Maximum Resolution 2K QHD 4MP (2560 × 1440 px)
Frame Rate 15/20/25/30 fps (Default 15 fps)
Digital Zoom 12x
Video Compression H.264
Live View Yes
Image Enhancement 3D DNR
BLC
Audio Input & Output Built-in Microphone and Speaker
Audio Communication Two-Way Audio with Noise Cancellation
Siren Volume 93 dB (Level measured at 4-inch/10-cm distance)
STORAGE
Local Storage MicroSD Card Slot on Camera (Up to 512 GB)
General Information about using MicroSD Cards >
Cloud Storage Tapo Care Cloud Storage Services (Subscription required)
VIDEO
Frame Rate Up to 25/30fps
Video Streaming 2K QHD
Video Compression H.264
DETECTION and NOTIFICATIONS
AI Detection Motion Detection
Person Detection
Pet Detection
Vehicle Detection
Line-Crossing Detection
Tamper Detection
Activity Zones Yes
Output Notification System Notification
System Notification with Snapshot (Tapo Care Services)
AUDIO
Audio Communication Two-Way
Audio Input & Output: Built-in Microphone and Speaker
NETWORK
Network Connectivity Connect via Wi-Fi or Ethernet
Wireless Connectivity IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi
Protocol TCP/IP, ICMP, DNS, HTTPS, TCP, UDP
Ethernet Port 1× 10/100 Mbps RJ45 Port on Camera
Wireless Security WPA/WPA2-PSK
RTSP Yes
ONVIF Yes
Standards and Protocols IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Security 128 bit AES encryption with SSL/TLS
Frequency 2.4GHz
SECURITY
Security On-Device Machine Learning
128-bit AES Encryption with SSL/TLS
WPA/WPA2-PSK
POWER
Power Source 9V DC Power Adapter
Input Voltage 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Output Voltage 9 V, 0.85 A (DC Power)
GENERAL
Smart Integration Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa
Weather Resistance IP66
System Requirements Tapo App: iOS 9.0 or higher, Andriod 4.4 or higher
Mounting Options Ceiling-Mounted
Wall-Mounted
Pole-Mounted (Pole-Mounting loops required but not included)
Operating Temperature -30℃~60℃
Storage Temperature -40℃~60℃
Operating Humidity 10%~90% RH, Non-condensing
Storage Humidity 0~90% RH, Non-condensing
Dimensions 4.9 × 4.8 × 3.5 in (123.8 × 123 × 90 mm)
Package Contents Tapo C520WS Camera ×1
Power Adapter ×1
Mounting Anchors ×4
Mounting Screws ×4
Bracket Screws ×2
Mounting Template ×1
Mounting Bracket ×1
Waterproof Seal ×1
Waterproof Cable Attachments ×1
Quick Start Guide
Certifications CE, FCC, RoHS, RCM
ACTIVITY NOTIFICATIONS
Input Trigger Motion detection, Person detection, Pet detection, Vehicle detection, Line-Crossing detection
Output Notification Snapshot(Tapo care), Clips(Tapo care)
ENVIRONMENT
Operating Temperature -30 ℃ ~ 60 ℃ (-22 °F ~ 140 °F)
Storage Temperature -40 ℃ ~ 60 ℃ (-40 °F ~ 140 °F)
Operating Humidity 10%~90%RH, Non-condensing
Storage Humidity 0~90%RH, Non-condensing
HARDWARE
Button RESET Button
Indicator LED System LED
Adapter Input 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Adapter Output 9V, 0.85A (DC Power)
Product Dimensions (W x D x H) 4.9 x 4.8 x 3.5 in. (123.8 x 123 x 90 mm)
OTHERS
Certification CE, FCC, RoHS, RCM
Package Contents Tapo C520WS Camera
Power Adapter (3.0m)
Mounting Anchors
Mounting Screws
Bracket Screws
Mounting Template
Mounting Bracket
Waterproof Seal
Waterproof Cable Attachments
Quick Start Guide

microSD card purchased separately. Actual storage capacity depends on the size of the microSD card used. Actual storage time also may vary with use.

**Subscribe for cloud storage at http://www.tapo.com/tapocare/

Mounting loops purchased separately.