Summary: i understand that cost control is important in running any kinds of business. at the same time, there needs to be cost set aside to cover defective products and unexpected problems that you may encounter. nickleing and diming royal customers who have only had good experiences until things like this occur is a good way to lose business. it comes down to the matter of principles. i will never buy any of their products again. thank you foscam.
Pros: works well when it works
Cons: i've had foscam ip cams for a while. a few months ago, i purchased my 5th one to set it up in one of my kids bedroom as a babycam. i've set them up multiple times for my friends and family, and it was no problem. however the night vision function was not working properly. at night, all i see would be just pitch black. i've followed the tips from the official website. i've scoured all the forums i could find to troubleshoot. however, it was apparent that the product wa...
Nice hardware. Shamefully out-of-date and insecure web access
Mr. Took, Amazon
13 June 2014
Summary: The camera itself works as advertised. I like it. The printed directions, too, are very clear. I feel confident that my grandmother could follow them to set up NAT, etc. If they had done the software just as well, then this would be a five-star review. Unfortunately, the web access is disgusting. First, the audio is accessible on the web page only with a VLC plugin for your browser. As many will note, however, VLC hasn't been supporting browser extensions for years.
Summary: This camera works well and is very easy to set up. The Foscam software on the included CD that scans for the camera's IP address didn't work - it looks like it was written in half an hour. However, I used a nice little Android app called Fing to scan and find the camera's address. We use it to watch our dog on the back porch when we're on vacation. There is a Foscam Android app in the Google Play Store that you can download to your phone.
Summary: audio doesn't work-it sends to a 3rd party website that doesn't work-I can't access it from out side of my WiFi area... 800 tech support is busy when I tried to call it... This was a waste of my time.... I am returning to Amazon - The claimed two way audio is a joke..Oh instruction booklet is no good...and web site doesn't have better explanation.
Summary: Warning to purchasers: this camera appears to have a high rate of failure, and if something goes wrong with your camera, you'll be on the hook to pay shipping both ways to obtain a replacement! Nasty surprise, not a happy user here after discovering that. Look elsewhere to other companies' products instead of throwing good money after bad with this one.
Pros: Inexpensive price; feature set decent for a camera at this price point.
Cons: - Web interface requires two-step login + selection of "mode" (ActiveX, Server Push mode, or Mobile) each time the page is accessed. There is no way provided for these to be remembered via cookies or to auto-select a mode. This makes using the camera more cumbersome than is necessary. Other devices have better interfaces. - The unit I received worked OK for a few days, but then began to spontaneously reset, and the picture would randomly color-shift to a bright green/...
Summary: Tons of Features for the price. Name brand camera which is important! Download the latest firmware which just came out.
Pros: 1) Has a built in IR-Cut Filter which makes a huge difference in the quality of the picture 2) Surprisingly good Night pictures with the built in LED's 3) Decent support from Foscam 4) Wireless N which transfers much faster than Wireless G and B which some other cameras are still using 5) Decent viewing angle 6) Has numerous upgrades available including a 9dbi larger antenna 7) New Firmware is available and Foscam seems to update the firmware on a regular basis which ...
Cons: I do not like the software that is included but this is not a con against the camera itself. Look for a 3rd party app if possible.
Summary: We have this camera set up in my son's room and we love it. I know there has been at least 1 report of hacking which is why we have this camera set up with under a very secure network with a secure password. I love how the mic can pick up the subtle and quiet sound of my son breathing, even though it's mounted on the other side of the room where the ceiling meeting the wall. Definitely helped ease the paranoid thoughts of a new mom.