Hi guys. Steve, from Essential Property Services based in Milton Keynes. Today we're gonna do a review on Y-cam on behalf of Expert Trades. And firstly, I just want to thank Expert Trades for everything that they're doing for us tradesmen. I'm proud to say that I'm a founding member of Verified. So, big up to everyone that's involved in that.
So, Y-cam, it's a home security system. What made these big ears of mine prick up was smart, wireless, affordable, and easy to instal. I've never really jumped on to the whole, wired set up systems, my company. I do get a lot of requests for it, which sounds strange. But it's just something that I've never really wanted to jump into, if I'm honest. I've got a few friends within that industry. So what I used to do, I always used to just send it off, third party.
So when I heard about Y-cam, which is something I hadn't heard of, if I'm honest. I first initially saw a couple of reviews on the Expert Trades Tool Talk. I wanted to know a little bit more, so I've done a bit of research, and then was contacted by the guys there about an offer of becoming a re-seller. And it made, again, these big bad boys prick up.
I like the idea of it. With it being smartphone enabled and from what I know, you know, easy to use. I like the whole wireless and solar elements to Y-cam. And I personally think, if it is that easy to instal, it's something that as a company, I'd like to offer that if I could price it in a way that, you know, the customer gets looked after, and obviously as a business, make money. But if the system is flawless like I'm led to believe, then it sounds all good to me.
I like the idea of the no contracts, you can add systems, so like sensors you can just keep adding to the product. And from what I understand, you can tailor it to individual needs. I think that's a really good selling point. So without going on too much, because I am known to do that, I'm gonna show you basically the unboxing, how it all comes, what you get in your initial pack, and then we can go from there.
Hi guys. So now we're gonna basically show you the products themselves, and what comes within the box. Initially it comes in a nice big brown shiny box, well packaged, well taped up, so everything's all safe and secure. DPD driver, Mr. Singh, big up yourself. Twenty-four hours, I think it was. Absolutely fantastic, really fast, and that's pretty important, I think.
First off, when you open up the box you get your nice shiny delivery note, always important. Mark what you've got there to what you've got in the box, all good. So first off, solar outdoor siren. First a start, solar, that's quite important, I think for me. Pretty cool, revolutionary if you like. All information's on the back. You've got your helpline if you need any support. The support line apparently is fantastic, I've heard only good things, so that I think is quite helpful. Simple set up, it says on the top. We're gonna find out. All the information again, on the side. Nice shiny box. There you go, you've got your solar outdoor siren.
This is when the good part comes in. We've got the outdoor camera, that's gonna catch all of them pesky thieves, or Mr. Postman bringing you all these lovely, nice, shiny parcels from Expert Trades. On the back there, again, all information. Comes with individual serial numbers. Nice booklet, that's gonna tell you everything you need to know about set up, installation. Wireless or wired, what ever you prefer.
Okay, what we've got next. We've got a nice shiny black box. I feel like I've got the new iPhone. So basically, the Y-cam Evo. Open this up, again well packaged. We've got a nice, shiny, look at that. That's fantastic. Indoor camera, that's gonna catch my children stealing all my sweets. Basically, again, all well packaged. All comes with cabling. Everything that you need, two pin, three pin plug. And that's your indoor camera. We're gonna do a video at a later date that's gonna show all this in working motion.
What else have we got for ya? So now, we've got Y-cam protect. Y-cam protect, basically you've got the home hub. This is where all the magic happens. This is what's basically gonna get everything in sync. Ethernet there. Again, we're gonna show that all in live, working motion.
Fantastic looking product, that's not gonna look out of place sitting next to your Home Hub or your Alexa. Underneath, we've got a few other bits here. Nice shiny sticker, just to let everyone know what what you've got going on.
Something I'm really interested in is this. Now I've seen a few guys that are talking about putting this in their van, and that really appeals to me, to be honest. I've got a few vans, a couple of them sit in my drive overnight. And the though of having one of these in each van, if someone opens that door that's gonna set off the whole alarm. And I'm pretty sure my whole street don't wanna be involved in a rock concert at like two, three in the morning, or what ever that may be. That's gonna let everyone know what's going on, and that is a fantastic idea.
Comes with a nice little remote control. You can order as many of these as you'd like, so obviously I'm gonna have to order one for my wife. She'll probably lose it so I'll have to order a couple. And then you've got your censor, so these can go on window or on the door, and again, you can order as many of these as you'd like. So basically, you get an app, you can download that app, everything runs off of that app. And then you can just add, add, add as many products as you like. To be honest, the app itself, which we'll go through at a later date, is so simple to use, very streamline. For even your non-tech savvy people, I think that would be pretty easy to use. So next off, I'm going to show you actually the instal and the products actually working.
Hi guys. So now we're gonna unbox and start to instal the Y-cam set up. First off, we've got the protect home hub. Like I've said, this is where all the uh, everything else adjoins. This attaches to your board band, comes with your ethernet, obviously your power. Simple booklet that basically will guide you. And it comes with a wireless antenna. This is supplied, and I'm reading this, for the sim card use only, which is obviously an upgraded system that you can use in case your internet goes down. Then it basically backs up onto a sim card, so you lose any data. Again, another fantastic tool.
So we're gonna instal this home hub, and then we're gonna start joining everything else up.
Hi guys. So, I've actually installed the home hub. It literally took seconds. Plugged into the mains, attached the ethernet back into your broadband router. And then basically, you download the Y-cam app free from Android or Apple Store. And then basically what you do is you just go through, basically self-explanatory. You put in your name, email address, password, you create a password. Goes you through to the next, and then basically what you do from there, you give a few details; male, female. They're not basically a compulsory, I think they're options.
Your next screen after that, is you basically decide whether you want internet based and sim. Which is, from what I understand, $9.99 a month. I personally like the set up of that. But again, it lists everything that's available to you. You can do web-based only and then basically, once you go there, it links to your home hub. And then basically it's set up and you can add your extras on after that.
Now, in terms of installation, it was so quick to start off with that. For me was, you could do it yourself. You could just basically DIY yourself at home. So basically, as it stands, first off, the home hub has been installed and I'm really happy so far. Still away to go. This is the app, quite simple. And then we're gonna basically instal from there. I'll be back.
Hi guys. So next, motion sensor. Obviously I spoke about putting these in the vans, but also you can put them into individual room. Again, simple to set up. You just go on to your Y-cam app, just in here. Click on to it, basically go to the add button. And then basically it lists everything there. Click in to motion sensor, put in the individual ID, which is at the back, and literally within seconds, it's paired. You can give it custom names. So obviously when you add to the system you can locate which is which. Literally pull the little tab out and then you're raring to go. Comes with a free M sticker. I'm gonna put this one in one of my vans that sits on the drive overnight, and I'm gonna report back at some point on how that goes. But again, really easy to instal. Absolutely perfect, so far. I'm really, really happy.
Hi guys. So I've installed so far, the main home hub, easy to connect. The indoor camera, which I've mounted on the inside of my property facing the door. Again, easy to set up, no issues there at all with adding it to the app, set up, etcetera. One door sensor, which is on the door behind me here. Again, really easy to set up. Outdoor camera, I've just installed. Again, really easy to set up, quite leggy to start. But again, that's probably my internet, I think. You should really have it either connected ethernet or the wireless does work, but you need to make sure you've got a really strong wireless connection.
Next off for me is gonna be the siren. In the box, again, real simple guide. Comes with some wall mount template, which again, is really easy. And then basically, all you need to do is open it up in here and everything is literally labelled; a goes to a, b goes to b, c goes to c. Once I've installed that, you then literally add it to the app, and then everything should connect up. So what I'm gonna do now is I'm gonna instal the siren onto the wall, and then I'll be back just to let you know how easy it is to set up.
So guys, now we're gonna instal the little remote control. Nifty little bit of kit, you can put it on your keys, or somewhere safe. Again, really simple. On the phone you just click the plus button, it comes up with everything there. Again, remote, as simple as that. Device ID, which is on the back. Everything's all individually ID'ed, which makes things simple. So we're just gonna put that in there. Put in a device name, you can pick anything you want. There is certain character limitations, but you don't need to put anything fancy. Basically there, look, done. Continue, and then that's basically set up on to the system. Press the lock button. You can hear the beep. And then basically now that's your system armed, so as you leave the house you literally, you can just press the lock button. And then basically unlock. Done. Simple as that.
It's so easy. I didn't expect it to be that easy. And the product itself, it looks fantastic. I really do love it. So far I'm really pleased. So next off, we're gonna place a door sensor and that famous man said, I'll be back.
Hi guys. So basically now what I'm gonna do is, I'm gonna set the alarm with the little remote, and then I'm gonna basically show you a video of the outside camera picking me up, and the alarm going off. If any of my neighbor's come out and shout at me just ignore them, to be honest. It might actually be good viewing. I'll be back.
Hi guys, me again. I have just armed the system, but funny enough, the postman decided to come just before I was going out. And obviously it was armed, and they've been picked up on the wireless sensor. So I've literally just scared the living daylights out of my postman. But to be honest, it works. And I love the fact the little motion sensors in my porch, so anyone that comes to my front door at night, they basically get picked up. And it's quite good actually because I think before I set up Y-cam, I probably had about three or four pairs of Nike running trainers stolen from my front porch, which is my own fault. But anyway, I'm waffling on and it is kind of relevant but not. I'll be back.
So as you saw, and obviously heard, that was the Y-cam siren going off because obviously I triggered the motion sensor in the back of my van. So that is gonna stop anybody in their tracks if they're trying to, you know, no good, if you'd like. A little bit unorthodox I think, you know, I'm pretty sure that Y-cam didn't develop that to sit in the back of a vehicle. But that just shows how this product can be so diverse. You can tailor it to your own needs, and that for me is, a, a fantastic selling point, and b, shows that it can really work in most environments. And as a result of that, I've decided to move forward with Y-cam, just from installing it in my own home.
And basically, it sells itself. It sells itself to the customer, I believe. It really is an amazing product. I love the fact that you can add stuff to it. It's so simple and it really does work. And I'm not trying to sales pitch you on it, but anyone that's actually thinking of using it, I would really recommend giving it a go. I wasn't sold to start, if I'm honest. And like I said in my first video, it's something that I've never really wanted to get into. But after using it, I really like it and I'm definitely gonna offer it as a company. I have offered it as a company. I've shown it to multiple clients who have all going to take it on board, are gonna use it. We're doing a big renovation now. They're doing a whole new set up for it. They looked into the wireless systems, but the minute I said to them about Y-cam and spoken to them about it, they love it. They trust me and they're going with it.
And though at times, some of these videos may have shown some of a silly side, a bit of a silly side to me. And maybe I'll make a joke of a few little things, you know, this is serious. I'm serious about business. And when I say to you about Y-cam, I really strongly believe in it and I would recommend it anybody, I really genuinely would.
That's Steve from Essential Property Services. I've been really privileged to be able to provide this video, to work with that product, and as a result of that, now become a reseller. Thank you to Y-cam. Thank you to the team there, you are all fantastic. I look forward to working with you. Thank you to Expert Trades for providing this platform for me to generate new business and teach and help me learn on new subjects.
Steve from EPS, all the best. Take it easy. Bye.