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Categories > IP / Network Cameras > TP-LINK > TP-LINK TL-NC230 HD Wireless Day / Night Surveillance Home Security Camera Motion & Sound Detection 150Mbps Wi-Fi Expansion

Rating + 2Rating + 2Rating + 2Rating + 2Rating + 2 I don't think I would rely on it. Software has many issues. Camera a few as well
Pros: It was fairly simple to set up. and that's about the best that I can say at the moment.
Cons: Picture even though it is supposed to be 720p, is still grainy because it's only a 1 megapixel camera.

Software interface is super "buggy". You virtually have to use a web interface to get the camera set up halfway decent.

Day, Night, Automatic setting is buggy. Sometimes picture blinks in and out until you toggle it back and forth between the settings

Only operates on 2.4 Ghz

Has to have a wall wart attached. Would be better if it was battery powered by lithium cells.

Just about useless as a range extender. Don't even bother
Other Thoughts: I typically like TP-Link products. I have been using their AC-routers and AC-wifi adapters for some time. Those items are some of the best on the market. This, not so much. Very easy to get working, very hard to get working properly. The smartphone app doesn't work that well, and frankly, to me after using it for 30 days I was greatly disappointed.

I give it two eggs, and that is being generous. There are other options out there that cost a little more money, and will do a better job.
Reviewed By:Michael R.,6/27/2016 1:14:18 PM
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Categories > IP / Network Cameras > Netgear Inc. > Netgear Arlo Smart Home - Add-on HD Security Camera, 100% Wire-Free, Indoor / Outdoor with Night Vision - VMC3030-100NAS

Rating + 2Rating + 2Rating + 2Rating + 2Rating + 2 Basic, Easy Setup - Disappointing Results
Pros: - Ease of setup
- Phone/web apps usable and decent
Cons: - Battery life out of the box = 5 days (but will try new batteries and update if things improve)
- Range of motion detection is a little less than expected.
Other Thoughts: Set up with an existing (up to date) Nighthawk R7000. Setup and install was straight-forward, and was up and running in no time. App and site work well.

My biggest issue so far has been battery life - got 5 days (under what I would consider normal usage). I'm hoping its just bad batteries. App showed 90%+ life until day 3, then it plummeted to 11% on day 5, and by day 6 was dead. Have new batteries on order and will try those out.

Range was less than I expected, but I basically left it at the 'stock' range on initial setup. I was out of town on days 3-5 of my usage, and by the time I got back to try turning the sensitivity up, it was dead.

Will try again and update.
Reviewed By:Greg S.,6/23/2016 10:41:03 PM
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Categories > IP / Network Cameras > TP-LINK > TP-LINK TL-NC230 HD Wireless Day / Night Surveillance Home Security Camera Motion & Sound Detection 150Mbps Wi-Fi Expansion

Rating + 3Rating + 3Rating + 3Rating + 3Rating + 3 Limitations and software mar an otherwise good camera
Pros: Initially when I got the camera, I was expecting the set up to be a bit more complicated, however it wasn't. It's
very easy to set up. I connected the camera hard-wired to my router, and got the app for my Android phone and the
set up was pretty quick.

The mounting mechanism is simple but effective. A basic ball joint that tightens as you screw it fixing the camera
into position. It's simple, but it works and the camera hasn't budged in the almost month I had it on my wall.
Speaking of mounting, the included adhesive is very strong and has held on strong to my painted wall surface.

Video quality is decent. The day camera is pretty average with some artifacting when viewing on the site or in the
apps (for both Windows and Mobile Devices). The night-vision is actually very impressive to me. I haven't used
night-vision equipment before, and I tested this camera in my living room at night with all the lights off, I
couldn't see a thing, went to my bed room and checked out the app on my phone and the room was very visible, all
black and white, but very visible.

The mobile app is very straight-forward and simple to use. As is accessing the camera through the website, it's
a very simple log in process and you can see your camera from the internet on any computer. Also available for
Windows is TP-Link Camera Control, which allows you to schedule recordings on certain days and times to save on
your computer. Bear in mind your computer has to be on, but this is useful for me as I set up the software on
my home server and while basic(only allows recording times, no motion detect), does the job.
Cons: I loathe the idea that anything requires a smart-phone to set up, it just seems to limit the entire product. TP-Link
does offer the software "TP-Link Camera Control" that is installable on Windows, however that is only useful after
initial set-up. I understand that it's 2016 and someone who is going to buy this more than likely has a smartphone,
however it's nice to have options to set up the device.

In terms of options the camera is again very limited. I use an Open Source security software called iSpyConnect which
I have installed on my home-server, it allows me to connect almost any standard camera as long as I have the IP
address for it. I tried for weeks to get this TP-Link camera to work with it and just gave up. I ended up getting
Camera Control software from TP-Link, which is unfortunately a bit more limited than the software I was using.

Another unfortunate issue is that I can't get the app on my mobile devices to stream footage when I'm away from my
home network. I get a connection failure on 4G-LTE or on the wireless network at my office. While the footage is still
viewable from the website, it's unfortunate that the android app is really only useful for initial setup and to view
the camera when you're on your home network.
Other Thoughts: I really wish that their was a way to set this up as a standard IP-Camera. While the TP-Link software and app
are straightforward and easy to use, they are quite limited compared to other software available. This camera
has very good hardware, very easy to set up and a generous amount of cable to help with camera placement, but
being forced to use TP-Link's software is disappointing.

More disappointing is that, at least for me, the phone app was unresponsive when used outside my home network.
On the plus side, viewing the camera from TP-Links website is working very well in or outside the home.

So, I have mixed feelings about this camera. If you want a camera that doesn't require proprietary software to
work and can seamlessly integrate into an existing security system, you want to skip this camera. However, if you
want an easy to set-up home security camera that has simple but good Windows software (a little tough to find on the
site) and has nice night vision ability, this is a decent camera (tho, the mobile app seems to be hit or miss).
Reviewed By:Rauel C.,6/17/2016 11:17:29 AM
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Categories > IP / Network Cameras > Netgear Inc. > Netgear Arlo Q - 1080p HD Wi-Fi Security Camera with 2 Way Audio & 7 Days of FREE Cloud Recordings - VMC3040-100NAS

Rating + 2Rating + 2Rating + 2Rating + 2Rating + 2 Often loses connection after firmware update
Pros: Easy setup, working great right off the box
Cons: Worked well and stable when I first set it up but forced me to update firmware to 1.8.0_5551 once I logged into the web application. After that the camera started losing connection every 1-2 min of live stream making it completely unreliable.
Reviewed By:Maksim M.,6/16/2016 6:44:18 PM
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Categories > IP / Network Cameras > EZVIZ Inc. > EZVIZ Mini 720p HD Wireless Home Security Cloud Camera with 12-Month Subscription to 7-Day Cloud Recording included

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Love my EZVIZ Mini!!
Pros: Could not have been easier to install and it is so easy to use. The clarity is impressive! Am going to buy another!
Cons: n/a
Other Thoughts: n/a
Reviewed By:PRODUCT R.,6/16/2016 11:05:39 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is and has owned this product 1 month to 1 year.
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Categories > IP / Network Cameras > Axis Communications > AXIS M1124 Network Camera - Color, Monochrome

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 A Product that just does what it should
Pros: Excellent picture quality. A truly wide angle lens. Good low light performance. Infinitely configurable for just about any need you might have. Very good IR sensitivity for use with a user provided IR light source.
Cons: For someone who isn't familiar with Axis web cameras the extensive menus can be a bit overwhelming, but basic setup is a snap.
Other Thoughts: Buyers should be aware that this camera is intended to be powered via Power Over Ethernet (POE) and while it has an input for an external power supply none is provided. If your planned installation does not support POE then you'll have to come up with an external 12 volt supply but designing for POE keeps prices down.
This camera joins a couple of other, older Axis web cams in a security system feeding a Synology NAS running their Surveillance Station software.
Ultimately, I'll probably buy an additional one of these to expand the system further.
Highly recommended!
Reviewed By:Francis K.,6/12/2016 9:50:05 AM
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Categories > IP / Network Cameras > Netgear Inc. > Netgear Arlo Smart Home Security Camera System - 3 HD, 100% Wire-Free, Indoor / Outdoor Cameras with Night Vision - VMS3330-100NAS

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Best wifi camera security I've had so far
Pros: I've had Belkin and D-Link indoor/outdoor wireless that needed to be plugged into the wall, limiting where I could put them. Both had excellent pictures and were fairly simple to set up, emailed pics to you, alerts, etc. I had issues when power would go out. Sometimes nothing happened and all was well, other times I had to take down the DLink and go through a setup procedure that required plugging an ethernet cable in to reset, then remove, put the cover back on and put it back up. These cameras just work. I ended up with 10 and sprung for extra cloud storage, although I didn't really need it. I live in an area with a lot of wildlife, and get a lot of "intruders" that make great videos.
Cons: I have had to replace the batteries in 2 cameras after a few months, but on the other 3 bought and setup at the same time I show over 50% remaining life. What drained the 2 was having my garage worked on and forgetting to turn them off, so they were running/recording all day for about a week. I don't think battery life will outweigh the PIA of re-setting up the DLinks. You may want to have a few plug in wall wart wifi cameras where convenient and only use the Arlos for certain areas.
Other Thoughts: I bought a set of 4 and after a week bought another. (I think you can have 5 per ethernet connected "Arlo WiFi" router) after about 5 months without replacing any batteries (I have them set to "best balance of battery/video quality) I bought 5 more. All my routers and extenders are NetGear, but I don't know if that is a big help or not. I gave a set to a friend who is not geeky at all, and she never called for instructional help. Very simple setup!
Reviewed By:Anonymous,6/11/2016 10:34:47 AM
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Categories > IP / Network Cameras > D-Link > D-Link DCS-2330L HD Outdoor Wi-Fi Camera

Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1 Worst Product! Beware!
Pros: So many says it works
Cons: Don't believe in their reviews. This product is not easy to set up and it is so hard to get it working.
Other Thoughts: Never buy this - I want to give no star but it wont let me submit my review
Reviewed By:Anonymous,6/10/2016 11:33:08 AM
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Categories > IP / Network Cameras > SHIELDeye > SHIELDeye RSCM-13601W - Day & Night Wireless IP Camera with 2-Way Audio, Pan & Tilt, and Easy Installation

Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1 Blahhhh
Pros: Phone software not bad
Cons: resolution terrible, focus terrible, picture quality terrible, overall terrible
that I can't return it now, cause it's terrible
Other Thoughts: Will avoid this brand in future. Cinches for me, no more cameras from newegg. they've all been terrible. Should have returned this one..
Reviewed By:John K.,6/8/2016 9:10:49 PM
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Categories > IP / Network Cameras > SHIELDeye > SHIELDeye RSCM-13601B - Day & Night Wireless IP Camera with 2-Way Audio, Pan & Tilt, and Easy Installation

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Great Cameras
Pros: sound
night vision
easy installation
wireless
Cons: -
Reviewed By:Anonymous,6/8/2016 4:28:29 PM
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