Top positive review
Almost perfect for the price
September 13, 2017
I wanted to love this camera, but I didn't quite get there. The camera is easy to use, it has a decent 1MP image,and the remote pan/tilt and night vision also work well. I did not put an SD card in, but I was still able to capture pictures directly to my Android devices (both phone and tablet). I like that you have the option of turning off the red night vision lights, though I found that the picture in a dark room was significantly better with the red lights turned on.
I was not able to get the camera to connect to one of my routers, but it did connect to another router. (I believe the reason was the non-standard encryption on my first router wasn't compatible with the camera.) Something that isn't mentioned in the instructions that you should be aware of, is that during initial configuration the mobile app communicates with the camera via sound. The sound it makes is quite loud so I wouldn't configure the camera around sleeping babies. (Or dogs like mine that get freaked out by weird sounds.) Once configuration is complete (30 seconds) you won't have to deal with that sound ever again.
Even though I liked this camera, I ended up returning it for one simple reason: if you leave it in monitor mode (so you can see and hear the audio constantly), if it disconnects for some reason (out of range, interference, etc), it doesn't auto-reconnect on its own (though it looks like it's trying). You have to hit the back button and then click on the camera option again. Normally this wouldn't be a big deal, and if I were using the camera to monitor my pets or just as general security I wouldn't have minded, but I intended to use it as a baby monitor, and I can't have it disconnect in the middle of the night and stay disconnected. Note this issue is with their Android app, I'm not sure if the issue happens with the iPhone app or 3rd party software. But with my baby due any day now, I didn't have time to test alternative software.
For the price, I would recommend this camera, but not if you intend to use it as your only baby monitor. I think the reconnect issue could possibly be solved in the software, so maybe a future software update will address this. For pets this should be great as is.
As a side note, I am impressed with the company and their customer service. I had some questions for them and they were quick to respond, their answers were very thorough, and they were receptive to my suggestions. I would certainly consider purchasing from them again.