Tapo C420S2 2K QHD, Battery-Powered, Full-Color Night Vision, Indoor/Outdoor  

Tapo C420S2 2K QHD, Battery-Powered, Full-Color Night Vision, Indoor/Outdoor  

Tapo C420S2 2K QHD, Battery-Powered, Full-Color Night Vision, Indoor/Outdoor  
Tapo C420S2 2K QHD, Battery-Powered, Full-Color Night Vision, Indoor/Outdoor  
2022-11-29 19:14:31 - last edited 2022-12-01 01:47:21
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TP-Link Launches Tapo C420S2 2K QHD, Battery-Powered, Full-Color Night Vision, Indoor/Outdoor  

 

d479891c41354d65b3c4f4b8250b2e45Official Press Release from TP-Link: Press Release 

 

Product Page: Tapo C420S2 Product Page 

 

 

The First Battery Powered Cameras for the Tapo Line have been released for the United States on November 16th! The Tapo C420S2 is our first wire-free camera that offers 2K crystal clear views, more flexible placement, and highly-optimized night vision experiences. 

 

 

Highlighted Features  

 

2K QHD x 20 fps Brings Crystal Views 

2K QHD (2560 × 1440px) provides noticeably sharper stream images than 1080P, with more subtle details. The 20-frame rate is supported for a clearer live-streaming experience.  

 

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Wire-Free and Battery-Powered Design

 

Free from worries about degraded Wi-Fi signal or complex cabling. With a long-range low-power wireless protocol and powered by batteries, the cameras can be placed just about anywhere indoor or out. 

 

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180-Day Battery Life*  Power Saving Mode  

Rechargeable battery that can last up to 3 months with the low-power protocol. 

Set the camera in to power-saving mode in Tapo APP when battery runs low.  

 

 

Full-Color Night Vision with a Starlight Sensor 

Reveal high-fidelity details and color at night with the starlight sensor. 

 

 

IP65 Water & Dust Resistant 

Offers excellent dustproof and good waterproof performance for outdoor scenarios. 

 

 

Smart Actions 

Note: 180-Day Battery Life* Battery life of up to 180 days is based on TP-Link’s laboratory testing triggering 10-20 events per day. Actual battery life may vary based on device settings, use, and environmental factors. 

 

Have you ever imagined using your camera as a motion sensor to turn on a porch light, now, doable camera Automation settings in the Tapo app. Learn more about Tapo Camera Smart Actions

 

 

Where to Buy 

The Tapo C420S2 Smart Wire-Free Security Camera System (2-Camera System) has an MSRP of $199.99 and is available through the TP-Link website and on Amazon

  

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions 

 

Q: How does a wire-free camera system connect to the router and transmit data? 

 

Tapo cameras work with a Tapo H200 hub that bridges the cameras and the router via Tapo’s Sub-GHz low-power wireless protocol. The hub is wired to the router via an Ethernet connection.   

 

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Q: How do wire-free security cameras get power? 

 

Tapo C420s are powered by the included Tapo A100 batteries.  

 

Q: How many cameras can be connected to one Tapo H200 at most? 

 

Up to 4 cameras can be connected to one Tapo H200 hub.  

 

Q: How is Tapo wire-free camera different from the Tapo wireless cameras?  

 

The main difference is that Tapo wire-free camera system is powered by batteries without considering getting a nearby power outlet. 

The wire-free cameras do not support RTSP streaming to avoid quick battery drain. 

 

 

Installation and Configurations Videos:

 

Tapo C420S2 Installation and Mounting Video

 

Setting Up a Tapo Wire Free Camera

 

Resetting your Tapo C420 Camera

 

 

Advertised Features 

  • 2K QHD-Now with 1.7 times more pixels than 1080p, providing clearer videos and photos. 

  • 180-Day Battery Life*-The rechargeable and removable battery with a low-power protocol extends your usage. 

  • Full-Color Night Vision-Reveal high-fidelity details and color at night with the starlight sensor. 

  • Smart AI Detection and Notification-Smart AI identifies people, pets, and cars, notifying users as needed. 

  • Wire-Free Placement-No wires means you can place the cameras almost anywhere inside or outside-whatever works for you! 

  • Light and Sound Alarm-Triggers sound and light as an alarm when motion is detected. 

  • Two-Way Audio-Enables communication through a built-in microphone and speaker. 

  • Flexible Storage Choices-Save recorded videos on the hub-installed microSD card† (up to 256 GB) or by using Tapo Care cloud storage services** . 

  • Water & Dust Resistant-Offers excellent waterproof and dustproof performance for outdoor scenarios. 

 

 

 

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Re:Tapo C420S2 2K QHD, Battery-Powered, Full-Color Night Vision, Indoor/Outdoor  
2023-01-10 18:17:34

  @Riley_S 

 

Will the newly annoucned A200 solar panel for the C425 camera be compatible with hte C420S2?

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2023-01-10 19:04:51

  @jedmo,

You can find the US splash page for the A200 Solar Panel Here: A200 Solar Panel Product Page

 

The Page lists that the panel is currently planned to support Tapo Battery-Powered Cameras, with the C425, C420, and C400 specifically mentioned as being compatible. 

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2023-01-10 19:08:18

  @Riley_S Thank you so much Riley!  You have always been super helpful and quick to respond.  Is there an ETA of when the C425s would be available for sale?  With the Arlo EOL approaching on 4/1/2023, I plan on jumping ship soon.  

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2023-01-13 00:14:23

  @Riley_S Is there a way to view the live feed or captures clips from a web browser?  or can these cameras only be used with the phone app?

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Re:Tapo C420S2 2K QHD, Battery-Powered, Full-Color Night Vision, Indoor/Outdoor  
2023-01-13 19:44:03 - last edited 2023-01-13 19:44:14

  @jedmo,

Our team doesn't have any information for the potential release dates of the individual cameras. If the cameras are using the Sub-Ghz connection for the feed, they will not be seen as IP cameras nor have ONVIF compatibility for use with other systems. I will ask the team if the video feeds can be forwarded from the hub to the network, however I believe that Sub-Ghz streams are limited to viewing from the SD card, the Tapo Cloud, or the Tapo App.

 

If you are looking for the functionality, please ensure that the camera is enabled with RTSP or ONVIF functionality. Most devices supporting the tech can be found under the list of compatible devices for this FAQ: Connecting your Tapo Cameras to a NAS

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