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Pros: Small size
Night Vision/Motion Sensor
Works with iSpy, also comes with DViewCam software (download from website) which also works, but I chose iSpy as I am familiar with it.
Can setup Alerts for motion through SMTP (gmail,Yahoo, etc...)
Can adjust brightness/contract
IR goes a pretty good distance, 15-20 ft for sure no problem, as the camera states it can go further, that's just what I've used.
Cons: Motion Sensor is a little powerful for it's own good, I had to turn it down to 20-30% to be usable. But I guess too much power is better then too little.
IR lights glow a bit red when on.
Switching to IR/Night vision from Daylight Mode (auto or manual) triggers the motion sensor.
Video looks a little pixelated and With standard 480 def and medium JPEG quality you get about 10FPS when you dial into it or use a 3rd party software (I'm using Wifi) but very watchable.
If you run it over Wireless you will probably get some horizontal lines going across the screen, but with wired it seems to be a better stream. (as I am not a fan of wireless, I know this is not the cameras fault but because wireless is flaky)
Can't point out of a window, too much glare from IR LEDS on camera.
Other Thoughts: In my opinion I believe you get what you pay for on this camera, don't expect a $500 camera in a $50-60 package.
I think this is a good deal and if you plan on using these outside, then they are a good deal since they're not too expensive so if they end up walking off, you're not out $300+.
The motion sensing and email alerts you really have to tweak to work well.
If you're not too familiar with setting up things like this, you might get frustrated if you want to do a lot with the cameras: Motion sense and Alerts to email.
If you just want a baby monitor camera that you can dial into from your phone or internet browser, then the basic setup is pretty easy.
I'm still trying to find the right balance with motion sensing and alerts. Works with iSpy.
I bought a wifi extender to get an AP closer to the cameras.
Will update after some time goes by.
Suffient for most systems
Clean look, EVGA quality
Cons: Not modular, but you should know what you're buying.
Other Thoughts: System:
Fractal Node 605 Case (HTPC)
i5-4570S 2.9 Ghz 65W Haswell
Samsung EVO 120g SSD + Samsung 830 SSD 120g
EVGA 02G-P4-2765-KR GTX 760 2G
Archgon Slot-loading Internal Blu-ray Burner
Pros: Solid Board
PCI-e x16 3.0 (x1 slot)
4 Ram Slots
Basics so less things to go wrong
SPDIF header (hard to track down a header connector but you can find one somewhere if you search for "SPDIF Bracket" online and you will find one)
Cons: Not as good as a highend chipset if planning on doing any kind of professional tweaks (but I knew that buying it)
Also there was some sort of sticker residue on my board....I'm hoping this was not from a refurb sticker or something....but everything turned on ok...just a little weird seeing sticky residue like a sticker was on the board...being brand new and all.
No SPDIF on the back connectors, but has a header onboard so you can add one.
Other Thoughts: I bought this for a HTPC case. I realize it's the B85 chipset for Business class, but I also realize that sometimes more just means more things to glitch out. So having the basics is sometimes a little better in my opinion.
Fractal Node 605 Case
Intel i5 4570S 2.9Ghz Haswell 1150 65W
Sapphire Flex2 7950 PCI-ex16
Samsung EVO SSD
500W EVGA 100-W1-500-KR