Caught in the Act with the Guardzilla All-in-One Security System

I received compensation and a free Guardzilla All-in-One Security Protection system  in exchange for a product review. All opinions on the product are my own.

guardzilla home security system in whiteI was offered the opportunity to test the new Guardzilla All-in-One Security Protection system, and I immediately thought this could be a great product for our family.

Not only can I place the camera in any room of our house and monitor our girls via my Android smartphone, but the Guardzilla is a cost effective home security system for someone on a tight budget like me.

The Guardzilla system launched on January 18, 2015, and is available exclusively in Best Buy stores and online at bestbuy.com. The $99.99 system features a camera with 89° field of view, motion sensing technology with siren alert, pet immunity, night vision, SD card slot, and 2 way audio to allow users to talk remotely with someone near the Guardzilla camera.

Installation is super simple. You simply plug the camera into an available power outlet, download the Guardzilla App for your iPhone or Android device, and connect the Guardzilla system to your home Wi-Fi. The Guardzilla App will walk you through the complete setup process and allow you to set email and/or text alerts when motion is detected.

guardzilla appThe SD card slot (card not included) allows you to record all the time or only when the alarm is triggered. This is a great way to provide video footage to the police if someone breaks into your home. I plan to set the Guardzilla to record continuously the next time we go on vacation and have a house sitter.

Within a matter of minutes we had the camera setup in my 5 year old’s room and the app working on both of our Samsung Galaxy phones. Both of my daughters like to hang out in big sister’s room while I’m in the kitchen fixing lunch or running about the house doing chores.

I caught my oldest daughter jumping on her bed when she was supposed to be cleaning her room.

jumping on bed guardzilla

I also caught my 1 year old turning on her sister’s TV and Wii then stealing the remotes. No wonder we can never find the remotes when we need them. You can also see big sister’s room wasn’t cleaned like I asked!

caught with guardzilla

The most interesting find of all happened late at night after my 5 year old thought everyone was asleep. I set the Guardzilla to armed before retiring to the bed to read a book on my phone, and shortly after midnight I received an alert text. I pulled up the app and saw my 5 year old awake watching a movie! I showed her the photos and she realized she was busted!

DD1 up at night caught with guardzilla

Overall the camera works great, and I’m considering the purchase of a second camera for our main living space.  For more information about Guardzilla via the Guardzilla Facebook page or on Twitter @my_guardzilla.

Here’s how to win a Guardzilla for Yourself!

Join the Guardzilla’s “Caught in the Act Challenge” contest which runs through March 13th:

  • The “Guardzilla’s Caught in the Act Challenge” contest will encourage fans to upload photos of things that they have caught on their Guardzilla OR Smart Phone.
  • Guardzilla users will receive bonus points but it is NOT required that submissions come from a Guardzilla.

Prizes:

1 Grand Prize winner to receive a Guardzilla and $250 gift card to Best Buy.

2 runner-ups will receive $50 gift cards to Best Buy.

 

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Jenn is from Upstate, SC, and loves that she gets to work from home to be with her two little girls. Jenn has been happily married to her very own Superman, Ben, for over a decade, and spends her time reading, writing short stories, doing freelance work and blogging, crafting, riding motorcycles, watching Clemson football, and enjoying life with her family.

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Comments

  1. I like the quick easy sounding setup and phone access! Very good picture quality too!

  2. This would be a great help for using on our back door. We rarely know when anyone uses that access point but it does happen or to keep an eye on the roads.

  3. Love the mobile features! It looks very user-friendly too!

  4. Kristina S. says:

    Great way to keep an eye on the kids or your property!

  5. Sam J. Smith says:

    This looks like a good way to keep an eye on the kids or pets!

  6. Starr Jameson says:

    Looks super simple! Very interested in the recording/alarm features!

  7. This had me cracking up laughing because you were busting kids left & right. What a great device to have for safety but for also keeping the kids honest too. Love it!

  8. Good mobile feature. It is interesting to keep an eye on children and helpful in security measures.

  9. Excellent feature of mobile.
    Really helpful for children protection as well as for security concerns.
    Thanks for sharing!

  10. This looks awesome! I need some to keep an eye on my teenager!!

  11. Guardzilla very impressive. Rob the tech was helpful and professionally knowledgeable, and knew how to handle any situation that came up. The operators are also very professional and always willing to aid and assist. Great job with the guardzilla. Just when I decided to turn it in Rob convinced me to work with him on the set up. He made a huge difference. I went back and purchased another one. I’ve decided to purchase 5 more.

  12. Sweet post!!! thanks for sharing it.

  13. This sounds very user friendly!