Top positive review
Great value for the money
November 9, 2019
I currently own the Netvue 720p HD IP camera (Purchased 2017) and the newer Netvue 1080p indoor security camera (Purchased 2019). I haven’t had any problems with either except once in a blue moon they may need to be power cycled. When I saw this 1080p pet camera with pan tilt zoom I decided to give it a try. Included in the box is the camera, a 6ft power cord, 5V 1A power adapter, drilling template, mounting bracket and the quick guide. Setup was simple and straight forward. Install the app on your phone, create an account and click to add device and follow the walk through. Note: This camera only operates under 2.4 GHz and will not work if your router only broadcasts on 5 GHz. I find that the iphone app works well without any major problems. It works well on wifi networks as well as cellular. Netvue is currently working on a desktop/computer application but currently there is not one available, so you can only view your cameras from your phone. I wouldn’t say the camera is small, although I find it is aesthetically pleasing and isn’t an eye sore if placed where it is easily seen. It is well built. Once added to netvue app all cameras connected to the app are displayed on the home screen. When viewing the camera video feed, you have the option to tilt/pan/zoom. In my experience pan and tilt have worked flawless, but it is worth noting that it cannot tilt down past looking straight ahead. This does limit how high you can set the camera if placing it on a shelf. You can also mount it on the wall with the included hardware which would increase viewing options. It can tilt up 100 degrees and pan 360 degrees and is pretty much silent when turning. I mounted it on a wall in my children’s playroom and this allows for complete viewing of the playroom. The zoom function is digital zoom which distorts the picture when zooming, the camera lens itself does not zoom. Picture quality is clear, sound and the talk function are serviceable. Night vision is good on its own but can be pretty impressive if you add a small amount of light in the room. This may require trial and error to get the light in the right place where it doesn’t affect auto day/night function. Netvue offers 24/7 cloud recording for $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year. You can also put in a SD card, which is what I did. It records fine and I haven’t noted a lot of false recordings. Honestly for the price point of this camera, I would say you would be hard pressed to find a better PTZ camera. I haven’t had any negative experiences with any of my netvue cameras and I am completely satisfied with my purchases. Would purchase from them again.
Another note as this is PTZ if you use a power adapter that supplies less than 5V 1A most likely it’ll turn on and work until you go to use Pan or tilt at that time the camera may shut off due to requiring more power supplied.