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TRENDnet TV-IP551WI 640 x 480 MAX Resolution RJ45 Wireless N Day/Night Internet Camera

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Model

Brand
TRENDnet
Model
TV-IP551WI
Color
White

Spec

Network Camera
Yes
Type
Wireless Camera
Connection Type
RJ45
Wireless Standard
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Wireless Frequency
2.4 - 2.497Ghz
Wireless Data Rate
Up to 150Mbps
Wireless Antenna
Built-in 2dBi antenna
Ports
IEEE 802.3u 10/100Mbps Auto-MDIX Fast Ethernet
Networking Protocol
IPv4, ARP, TCP, UDP, ICMP
DHCP Client, NTP Client, DNS Client, DDNS Client, SMTP Client, FTP Client
HTTP
PPPoE
UPnP
Pan/Tilt/Zoom
Digital Zoom: 4x
Sensor
1/5" CMOS Sensor
MAX Resolution
640 x 480
Video Capture Resolution
640x480,320x240,160x120
Frame Rate
Up to 30fps
Lens Type
Board Lens
Focal Length: 4mm
F/No: 1.5
Security
64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2-PSK
Night Vision
Built-in ICR
Night vision (IR) up to 7.5 meters
Audio
Built-in omni-directional microphone
Sensitivity: -38dB +/- 3dB (5 meters max.)
Frequency: 100~20000Hz
S/N: >60dB
Format: PCM
Operating Systems Supported
Windows 7 (32/64-bit), Vista (32/64-bit), XP (32/64-bit)
Windows Server 2003, 2008
Power
Input: 100~240V 50/60Hz 0.2A
Output: 5V, 1.2A external power adapter
Camera Type
Day/Night Camera

Feature

Features
Wi-Fi compliant with IEEE 802.11n standard

Backwards compatible with IEEE 802.11g and IEEE 802.11b devices

One touch WPS connection button

1 x 10/100Mbps Auto-MDIX RJ-45 port (for optional wired installation)

Power and activity LED indicators (can be disabled)

1-way audio

Reset button

Night vision of up to 7.5 meters*

4x digital zoom

Dynamic DNS support

Supports up to 640 x 480 pixel MJPEG resolution at up to 20 frames per second

Image controls: Brightness, contrast, saturation, flip image vertically, mirror image horizontally, and day / night mode

Define a recording schedule, continuous recording, or event based recording

Create motion detection fields over the viewing area

Supports TCP/IP networking, Email, HTTP, and other Internet protocols

System controls:
Define up to 64 user login accounts
Set the date and time or synchronize with an NTP server

Supports wireless encryption up to WPA2-PSK

Quick Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) installation

Complimentary SecurView software: manage up to 32 cameras **

SecurView software compatible with Windows operating systems

Mounting base and mounting hardware included

* This camera is designed for indoor use. For outdoor surveillance applications we recommend TRENDnet outdoor cameras
** Monitoring multiple cameras may require a high performance CPU.

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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1 out of 5 eggsWorst Tech Support EVER!

This review is from: TRENDnet TV-IP551WI 640 x 480 MAX Resolution RJ45 Wireless N Day/Night Internet Camera

Pros: Cheap ... got it on clearance for $20.00 and it hasn't set my home on fire (yet).

Cons: TECH SUPPORT: Camera had beautiful pic out of box, but even set to record motion ONLY, records 2 frames every 3 seconds. Called tech support to show me where I may have missed something in setting up camera. Their first solution was to update firmware. Ok, that along with the inconvenience of climbing up to unmount the camera and connect to a network cable wasn't too bad. Update the firmware, reset the camera and all is good, right? No Way!!

Now the image is washed out most of the day. I have 12 hours of mostly white images taken at 2 frames every 3 seconds.

No help, multiple calls. Their solution is always reset the camera ... which I am getting tired of doing and in fact refused to do the last time I called. (same tech, same script, of course I should expect a different result)

Other Thoughts: I have actually installed surveillance cameras and DVRs for my employment, but we have not used IP cameras on any of our systems.

I needed a camera to monitor a small portion of my property which has had several attempted break ins. Figured for $20 I'd try an IP camera. This one was just a poor choice on my part. However, it does come with LOUSY TECH SUPPORT.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Smee,

We are sorry to hear that you are having an issue with the camera. Please email Adrian@trendnet.com with a link to this review and we will have someone assist you as soon as possible.


Regards,

Adrian
TRENDnet Support
http://www.trendnet.com/support

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  • noel p.
  • 12/2/2014 7:34:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggstrendnet camera

This review is from: TRENDnet TV-IP551WI 640 x 480 MAX Resolution RJ45 Wireless N Day/Night Internet Camera

Pros: Very bad quality cameras

Cons: I ordered 2 of these and got what I paid for,,JUNK. It took hours to hook them up and the audio will not work on either one of them. I will never buy anything from trendnet again.

Other Thoughts: These cameras are pieces of junk. No wonder newegg had them for so cheap.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Noel,

We are sorry to hear that you are having issues with the cameras. Please check the Administration > Configuration > Audio page to ensure the audio is enabled. If you need assistance please email Adrian@trendnet.com and we will have someone help you as soon as possible. Please include a link to this review.


Regards,

Adrian
TRENDnet Support
http://www.trendnet.com/support

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  • Michael M.
  • 11/24/2014 11:54:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCamera failed after 5 months

This review is from: TRENDnet TV-IP551WI 640 x 480 MAX Resolution RJ45 Wireless N Day/Night Internet Camera

Pros: -relatively inexpensive

Cons: -failed after only 5 months

Manufacturer Response:

Hello rfgenerator,

The TV-IP551WI has a three year limited warranty. You can start troubleshooting or warranty claims by contacting our support services. Please email Adrian@trendnet.com and we will have a support representative assist you with the camera or with filing a warranty claim on the camera. Please include a link to this review.


Regards,

Adrian
TRENDnet Support
http://www.trendnet.com/support

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  • Stephen D.
  • 8/29/2014 6:25:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice camera

This review is from: TRENDnet TV-IP551WI 640 x 480 MAX Resolution RJ45 Wireless N Day/Night Internet Camera

Pros: Very nice picture for it's class. Got it on sale for $30.

Cons: none it does what it's supposed to do.

Other Thoughts: When I first looked at this camera's image, it was almost fogged out. I adjusted the focus ring and it's good now. I've been able to record stills and video with this and the ptz Trendnet camera with linux motion. Nice pictures with time and date stamped on them. I'd like to see a small button to just togggle the ir illuminators off and leave the camera in ir mode for use through a windw with outside ir illumination. I can't seem to block the camera's ir illumination adequately enough to do this. Would be a nice feature.

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  • Michael J.
  • 8/28/2014 7:25:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNothing special, but it'll do

This review is from: TRENDnet TV-IP551WI 640 x 480 MAX Resolution RJ45 Wireless N Day/Night Internet Camera

Pros: Decent picture indoors (controlled lighting) after focusing. One way audio is great for watching and listening to the kids while they're playing and you're computing. Good small room IR illumination. Cheap internal monitoring solution.

Cons: It's a cheap webcam, bad with the good. Trendnet's reputably bad device security - another webcam that won't leave the internal network. I do this out of caution, the new firmwares may be more secure.

Other Thoughts: Cheap webcam. Nothing special. Does it's job - as long as you focus the device.

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  • Dawid P.
  • 8/25/2014 7:49:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAbysmal

This review is from: TRENDnet TV-IP551WI 640 x 480 MAX Resolution RJ45 Wireless N Day/Night Internet Camera

Pros: powered-on, easy to access for the first setup, would probably be an OK web-cam.

Cons: - Short power cable ... I mean you will need an extention cord for any setup other than on your desk.
- Abysmal video quality
- Very sensitive to light changes ... really hard to adjust it. You basically have to make a change, save, check, go back to the settings and repeat the whole process.
- The mount adjustment is either very loose or very tight ... nothing in between. You might need second set of hands to get the setting just right.
- Manual focus is not very good ... very loose and very sensitive.
- I was not successful in getting good results out of IR night feature. Quite bad quality.
- Di I mention a short cable yet? >:(

Other Thoughts: Yeah, not worth even the 40$ price tag ... unless you want a mediocre web-cam.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Valued Customer,

I apologize for the overall frustration this has caused you. Please contact me directly at adrian@trendnet.com so we can resolve this as soon as possible. Thank you for your feedback as it is very valuable to us and helps us gain more knowledge on how to improve.

Please also include a link to this review in your email.

Warm Regards,
Adrian
TRENDnet Support Team
www.trendnet.com/support

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/28/2014 6:11:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: TRENDnet TV-IP551WI 640 x 480 MAX Resolution RJ45 Wireless N Day/Night Internet Camera

Pros: Built-in IR; quick transition from dark to light; manual settings for day/night only; good clarity once focused (for 640x480); decent wifi range.

Cons: Ability to adjust to outside ambient light compared to other models near non-existent. Hours wasted attempting to dial in brightness, contrast & color saturation.

Other Thoughts: If using these in a strictly interior home/office scene, where light conditions are more controlled and dominated by artificial light, these cameras are very nice for the price point. In areas w/ predominant exterior lighting, e.g. four season room or protect porch area, this has to be one of worst cameras I've dealt w/. Trendnet cameras have dominated the majority of installs I've performed and proven to be stalwart units in every climate and condition, from sub-zero to trapped in a box under the sun. But while the IP551 d/n camera has no fewer options vs. some of the older, similar and less expensive models, it was completely useless in areas where natural sunlight provided nearly all illumination during daylight hours. These were to replace 2 older model Trendnet cameras assisted at night by external IR flood lamps. No luck. Relegated to basements and hallways now.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Valued Customer,

I apologize for the overall frustration this has caused you. Please don't hesitate to contact me directly at adrian@trendnet.com if you have any questions or need further assistance. Thank you for your feedback as it is very valuable to us and helps us gain more knowledge on how to improve.

Please also include a link to this review in your email.

Warm Regards,
Adrian
TRENDnet Support Team
www.trendnet.com/support

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  • Nick C.
  • 7/21/2014 7:43:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTV-IP551 video led to arrest of attempted burglary

This review is from: TRENDnet TV-IP551WI 640 x 480 MAX Resolution RJ45 Wireless N Day/Night Internet Camera

Pros: House broken into but TRENDnet TV-IP551WI caught the suspect on camera. This led to the arrest of the suspect based on photo evidence (auto and body/face pictures).

Camera is setup indoors looking out the front window. Police were very pleased with the photo quality and low cost of the camera.

Purchased 2 more. Latest hardware shipping is v1.1R (latest available as of July 2014).

Cons: Included software is limited.

Other Thoughts: I highly recommend the TRENDnet line of cameras. Video recording is a must for any security system.

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  • Mary L.
  • 7/17/2014 4:55:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDisappointed

This review is from: TRENDnet TV-IP551WI 640 x 480 MAX Resolution RJ45 Wireless N Day/Night Internet Camera

Pros: Night vision

Cons: Difficult set up
Inferior camera quality

Other Thoughts: I was excited to get this, thinking it would be an upgrade from my D-link DCS-931L. My D-link produces a nice picture but lacks night viewing. However, Trendnet took hours to set up. Then the downloaded app has limited features (forcing you to purchase an upgrade to get the benefit of all the features listed).
The only advantage this has over my D-link, is the ability to view the camera in the dark. I might have purchase the upgrade to app had the camera quality been okay. It's not. The image quality this camera produces is so inferior to my D-link that I'm sending it back and getting a day/night D-link camera.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Marilyn L.,

I apologize for the overall frustration this has caused you. Please contact me directly at adrian@trendnet.com so we can resolve this as soon as possible. Thank you for your feedback as it is very valuable to us and helps us gain more knowledge on how to improve.

Please also include a link to this review in your email.

Warm Regards,
Adrian
TRENDnet Support Team
www.trendnet.com/support

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  • gerald h.
  • 7/6/2014 10:22:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWireless fature defective

This review is from: TRENDnet TV-IP551WI 640 x 480 MAX Resolution RJ45 Wireless N Day/Night Internet Camera

Pros: There are no pro's, as I cannot set up product, and have not used product

Cons: I called TRENDnet tech. support, after several minutes on hold, a person took my information, and informed me that someone would call me back. That was more than two weeks ago. I believe that I am past the time to return products (4 cameras). If Newegg would accept them back, they would charge me a re-stocking fee. I regret making the purchase of products from TREDnet, who has no customer service skills whatsoever. Yes, I also emailed them, and did not receive a response. Do yourself a favor: Contact customer support of a manufacturer, before you buy the product! *I had to select an egg...otherwise, I would not even give one egg!

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Anonymous,

I apologize for the overall frustration this has caused you. Please contact me directly at adrian@trendnet.com so we can resolve this as soon as possible. Thank you for your feedback as it is very valuable to us and helps us gain more knowledge on how to improve.

Please also include a link to this review in your email.

Warm Regards,
Adrian
TRENDnet Support Team
www.trendnet.com/support

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