My 3 dogs aren't always very well behaved and sometimes like to counter surf or chew up my stuff, so I bought this camera to spy on them when I'm not at home, or when I'm in another part of the house and it sounds like they might be getting into trouble. I was afraid the camera would have a difficult time connecting to my wifi but set up was quick and easy. I'm pretty impressed with the quality of the camera. It switches over from day to night mode automatically. The night mode photo was taken when the house was pitch black. If the dogs are doing something they shouldn't, I can yell at them through the microphone. I did play around a little with the motion tracking as well as the pan and tilt. Those features worked well but I pretty much plan to just set it where I can see the whole room. It does exactly what I want it to do, and I'm very happy with my purchase.
If you’re looking at this system, just buy it. It took me maybe 10 minutes to set up. Plug it in, follow the clearly written instructions, done. The picture is crystal clear. The tilt/pan/zoom is an excellent benefit. The app is super simple to use. I tested the talk feature and that worked great too. There have been a lot of products out in this market lately and finally this one gets the job done. Pro-tip: If you don’t want to pay for the cloud storage or don’t fell comfortable having video of your home out there in cyberspace, just buy an SD card and it’s all saved locally. Easy peasy.
This camera is awesome! I love that you can adjust the view remotely. Crystal clear video and motion to move the camera. Just swipe your screen in the direction you want it to go and even zoom!! Check in the kids at night while they’re sleeping or while they’re playing.
Recently, one of my Foscam cameras died. It was an old 480p resolution model. I wanted to replace it with a 1080p version and maintain all the features that it had; such as the ability to pan, motion detection and etc. I also did not want to spend too much money. When I saw this camera and it seemed that most people had given it great reviews, I decided to try it out. It was also much cheaper than a Foscam. I was not disappointed.
First off, it had all the features that the Foscam did. Pan/Tilt/Zoom, night vision, motion detection, optional cloud storage at a monthly fee, and continuous recording that could be saved to an micro SD card. Picture quality was excellent (1080P!!!). So much of an improvement over my 480P Foscam and it was cheaper on top of that. It also used a micro USB port to power the unit. I think this is much better over Foscam's barrel plug for their power supply. Pretty much an micro USB cable can power this camera. Adding cameras to the network was simple. The application would generate some tones and camera would listen to it and that's it. Very quick and simple. I could not be happier with this purchase.
Overall verdict: I continue to be surprised by how some Chinese companies are able to offer products that have 80% the features of their western counterparts but are at 15-20% of their cost. While not perfect, this product is excellent for budget-minded consumer who wants big features without paying the big bucks. East of setup: Good. It took less than 5 minutes to set up and I did not run into any issues. The only slightly annoying piece was that it did not automatically get my wifi SSID and pass from the setup app and I had to enter it manually, but otherwise very smooth experience. Value for Money: Outstanding. For under $40 you get amazing features which are not perfect but get the job done. Features: Excellent: Decent Camera with night vision that works very well, motion detection and tracking that works pretty well, pan, tilt and zoom via the provided app (pretty intuitive interface from you phone anywhere you have internet), face detection (this one seemed to work well during the day but caused some false alarms in night mode so I turned it off), SD card support (this one is a big one because it means you don't have to pay for cloud storage if you don't want to). Automated (via tracking and/or scheduling) and manual (via the app) video and picture recording and two way voice chat. Look and feel: Good. It looks fine and is made from materials that do not feel cheap to the touch. Picture Quality: It is acceptable but frame rate is a bit choppy. That could be because I could not get the desktop app to work on my Mac (they assured me that it would be fixed in a couple of weeks) so I had to resort to exporting from my phone.
This is the most versatile camera I have purchased at this price point. The ability to pan, tilt, and zoom (PTZ) with this type of picture quality, at this price, I was shocked to see the footage once I had everything all connected. I've included a picture of both standard color and night vision activated. I have cropped these photos to remove personal effects, so keep in mind that the viewing angle is slightly larger than included. *For reference, it is 18 feet from the camera to the door in the photo.
After reading the provided instructions and downloading the app on my phone (MIPC), I was ready to go. The PTZ feature can conveniently be activated using your finger/fingers on your phone. You can simply hold one finger down on the left side of the screen, swipe it to the right, and the camera will move to the left and change your view. This makes it incredibly versatile when placed even at the center of a room. The 350-degree panning feature is outstanding!
SD Card Storage is key if you don't want to pay a nominal fee for cloud storage. The SD card is an inexpensive way to be able to save and review longer footage without having to manually log into the app and press the record button to save it to your phone’s internal memory.
This camera is exactly what I needed it to be. It’s so great. I have pets I like to watch while I’m gone and the fact that it has motion detection I can see everywhere they go. I have been able to place it in an area where I can see front door to back door for security reasons. It takes great video and snap shots. The quality of the video is awesome! It is super easy to set up and you can connect it to multiple devices for viewing which is amazing. The night vision really surprised me because I can see everything going on even in pitch dark. You can move the camera side to side and up and down and it is extremely accurate. I bought a pet cube earlier this year and I am going to be retiring it after using this camera! I just can’t say enough great things about it. The video attached to my review is the camera automatically tracking movement. You can hear it moving in the video but it is silent in he house. I’m going to buy another one to set up in another room!
I really like how this camera looks and fits in well wherever you place it. The quality of the video is amazing. It streams and 1080HD so everything is very clear. I had a little bit of a struggle setting the camera up, but customer service was great and they helped me very quickly. The cable it comes with is fairly long so you should be able to set it on a shelf with ease. You can also run it through the ethernet cable if it is not working with your Wi-Fi (which was the case with me). Truth be told, I will be using it when I go back to work and have my mother-in-law watch my 2 month old... but it can be used for watching pets as well, which I thought was a nice touch since my dog likes to get on the couch when he is not supposed to!
Only works on 2.4 network, however can access when not home or connected to another WiFi. Very easy to link up with directions, just have to download their app. The night vision is black and white but the day is in full color. For the price you can’t beat! Only con is doesn’t link up with other apps but generally different brands can’t be centralized. Will deff be buying more!