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TRENDnet TV-IP551W 640 x 480 MAX Resolution RJ45 Wireless N Internet Camera

  • Wireless
  • 640 x 480 Max Resolution
  • 1/5" CMOS Sensor, 4.0 mm Lens
  • Motion Detection/ recording/schedules/ email alerts
  • Free App for smart phones
  • 3 Year limited Warranty

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TRENDnet Logo TV-IP551W Wireless N Internet Camera

The Wireless N Internet Camera, model TV- IP551W, transmits real-time video over the Internet. Wireless n technology provides unsurpassed wireless coverage and improved streaming video quality. Add this camera to your wireless network at the touch of a button with Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS).

Record 640 x 480 (VGA) video at up to 20 frames per second (fps). Manage up to 32 TRENDnet cameras with the included complimentary camera management software. Advanced features include adjustable motion detection recording areas, email alerts, scheduled recording sessions, one-way audio, an adjustable lens, and four times digital zoom. A wall / ceiling mounting kit is included and the camera's off white housing blends into most environments.

Overview – TV-IP551W

  • See security video from any Internet connection

  • High speed wireless n connection

  • Program motion detection recording, recording schedules, email alerts and more with complimentary software

  • One-way audio

  • Wall / ceiling mounting kit

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TV-IP551W Diagram

Video Specs:

  • 4x digital zoom
  • SecurView App
  • Supports up to 640 x 480 pixel MJPEG resolution at up to 20 frames per second
  • Minimum illumination: 1 lux

Audio Specs:

  • Built-in omni-directional microphone
  • Sensitivity: -38dB +/- 3dB (5 meters max)
  • Frequency: 100~20000Hz


TV-IP551W Box

Package Contents:

  • TV-IP551W
  • CD-ROM (Utility & User's Guide)
  • Multi-Language Quick Installation Guide
  • Network cable (1.5 m / 5 ft.)
  • Power adapter (5V DC, 1.2A)
  • Camera mounting kit

SecurView Pro Camera Software:

SecurView view

SecurView view

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Customer Reviews of the TRENDnet TV-IP551W

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  • David A.
  • 8/27/2015 12:01:07 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood device.

Pros: Work perfectly, stability 24/7.

Cons: The software need a update and the video quality can be better.

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  • Jonathan K.
  • 4/28/2015 5:36:34 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHorrible

Pros: Cheap

Cons: I own 2.
The reset button is non-functional. Placing a paper clip in the hole touches air and goes strait-thru to the other side.
If you take the back off, you may be able to press the reset button, but it is a small piece of metal that wares easily.
None of this would be a problem BUT
the password is not persistent.
Meaning, if you restart the browser the password is lost!

Again $22 each. I was asking for it.

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  • Peter C.
  • 3/28/2015 10:46:39 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsMultiple Faulty TRENDnet TV-IP551W

Pros: Cheap, Just O.K. low light, flexible mount

Cons: Poor picture quality, Washed out, Very narrow field of view for a 4mm lens in both the horizontal and vertical directions. Very disappointed with that as the angle of view is basically useless to me unless the camera is mounted a great distance away. Do that and the poor picture quality and graininess results in you guessed it.... Admin security horrible. Why can't I change the user...Simple firmware update should fix that but you'll never see another update for this cam. The MOST aggravating issue is with WiFi. Using it results in blues horizontal lines flickering at night. They are barely visible during the day but in low light or at night Wifi results in lines...Period. I had to send the first camera back because of this. Cost me alot to ship back and it really did not make sense but I was convinced by TrendNet's first and second tier support to return it. The second camera did exactly the same thing. I finally figured out that the problem disappears when the camera is connected via Ethernet. Another issue I find very annoying is it only emails one picture ( if it even is able to detect motion which in most cases does not), freezes the camera if there is excessive motion and I'm still uncertain why that occurs.

Other Thoughts: Save your money and by something else (and from a different company). There are so many better cameras out there at this price point. This was a total waste of money and time.

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  • Xiang M.
  • 12/30/2014 9:42:57 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsLacks some features

Pros: Easy to set up, cheap in price

Cons: 1. No white balance, in area where there are lots of sunshine, the image will be washed out to white.
2. Be aware when you are changing the default user name and password (you should do so), the camera might lock you out after you changed your password /username. Hard reset of camera does not work. I need to return 2 of 4 cameras bought for replacement/repair at my own cost of shipping.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Sean,

We are sorry to hear that you are having issues with the TV-IP551W. The camera is intended for indoor use and does not include features for white balancing in very bright or natural lighting environments. You can enable the anti-flicker option in the video setting and it should help though. If you have changed the username or password and cannot get back into the unit you can reset the camera to defaults by using the reset button located on the side of the camera. If you need assistance with the cameras please email and we will have someone assist you as soon as possible. Please include a link to this review.


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  • Anonymous
  • 12/25/2014 2:00:20 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsInexpensive

Pros: Inexpensive wireless camera you can set up inside your house to monitor whichever room you choose.

Cons: Manual focus but you can upgrade to a higher quality cam for more money. Have to know about router setup and ip addresses to make it work properly.

Other Thoughts: Cheap solution to use for a baby or kids monitor. Haven't set it up for broadcast on the internet yet just bought it to test out and run on my home network.

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  • Anthony S.
  • 12/4/2014 9:09:49 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJunk

Pros: Setup was relatively easy.

Cons: Terrible video resolution and no connectivity outside of house

Other Thoughts: Don't waste you money on these. Even in ample lighting the video was bad. The main reason I bought this was to check in on the house during the day. The app worked on my phone fine while in the house but had no connectivity outside the house!

Manufacturer Response:


We are sorry to hear that you have issues with the TV-IP551W. The maximum resolution for this model is 640 x 480. We also carry megapixel cameras with higher resolution and image quality, for example the TV-IP572WI. Placement of wireless hardware can greatly affect distance. Interference or the amount of obstructions may have prevented wireless connectivity. Typically exterior walls in a home are much more dense and you may need to install an exterior access point to cover that area.


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  • Joseph P.
  • 12/1/2014 11:36:56 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDefective Garbage

Pros: decent image quality for a low res camera

Cons: Can't change admin password. If you try changing the admin password from 'admin' to anything else only the cam's main page will open showing only a still image. Every other page (network, users, image adj, etc) pops up a username and password box to which nothing works.

Other Thoughts: Shame on newegg for continuing to sell this. And I now have the joy of paying for return shipping charges.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello ITFarmer,

We are sorry to hear that you had an issue with the TV-IP551W. The admin password can be changed and the camera is not supposed to work in that fashion. It sounds like the unit may be defective. If possible we would recommend that you apply the latest firmware update to the unit and then reset it to factory defaults. If it continues to operate in the fashion described it should be replaced.

The TV-IP551W carries a warranty and we will be happy to replace it under warranty. Please email and we will have someone assist you with a warranty request as soon as possible. Please include a link to this review.


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  • John H.
  • 10/29/2014 8:41:44 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Excellent picture

Cons: I purchased two 81-012-059 Trend/TV-1P551W R. After 30 minutes with tech support, I was able to see the two cameras on my smart phone as long as I was in my own house. I got off the telephone with Tech support why offered a 6 month and 12 month plan during which everything that I have electronically is covered including allowing me to view my cameras anywhere in the world and on my desk tower computer. Why this is not covered in the literature so I could do it I is troubling. I believe I should not have to pay any additional information to active these cameras. THEREFORE, please advise me where I return these cameras as they arrived different from what was offered.

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  • Paul N.
  • 10/18/2014 7:57:04 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOK For The Price

Pros: The Shell Shocker price ($22) was too good to pass up. Its not 720p but pretty good for a 640x480 ip cam. Forgetting the great price I paid it still is pretty decent for what it is. The audio is pretty good too.

Cons: Nothing worth mentioning

Other Thoughts: Focus by turning the lens. The distance in video is 3 feet. The original feed was just a touch better/sharper. The sound is coming from a Bluetooth Vivitar VIV1803 Shower Speaker bought on Newegg.

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  • Nicolas N.
  • 9/30/2014 12:21:35 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGreat buy poor service by Trendnet

Pros: great price for a nanny cam for the dogs. TrendNet is a poor customer service company.

Cons: Absolutely horrible service from TRENDNet, horrible phone skills and an overall bad experience. I called them to get support for my purchase (4 cameras), not only was I on hold for 30 minutes but I was later asked for my number so they could reach me at a later time. No one has called yet. Not only was the guy on phone uninteligable , but he was also clearly not in the customer service industry. I will never buy anything TrendNet again and will tell my friends about it as well. If they need someone to learn from, have them call LaView customer service.

Other Thoughts: This product may be very good, I don"t know. I have yet to be contacted by TrendNet for customer support.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Nick,

We are sorry to hear about your experience with our support services. Please email and we will have someone assist you with the cameras as soon as possible. Please include your contact information and a link to this review.


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