Summary: I've had this outside for two Vermont Winters, under the overhang (to avoid direct rain). It has maintained connection (and function) even in the worst frozen temperatures, blizzards, and ice-storms, while allowing me to monitor nighttime wildlife in my backyard to my internal FTP server.
Pros: Low Price. Durable and usable against frozen temperatures while running. Usable with DDNS, DHCP server, and Wireless-N. Username/Password Authentication for viewing/controlling the camera from remote locations.
Cons: Low resolution. Takes a bit of use to get the sensitivity levels to trigger for what you want. Need a monitor when changing position.
Keebox IPC1000W 640 x 480 MAX Resolution RJ45 KView Wireless N Internet Camera
charles g., Newegg
17 December 2013
Summary: I wanted an IP camera with motion-detect to monitor my front yard. Significantly more difficult to configure and manage than the Rosewill RSCM-12001. Impossible to configure or manage without Windows, Internet Explorer, and Active-X. Takes too many images. Sensitivity is set to 1%, yet it takes 60 images in 4 seconds on distant motion and ignores close-up motion.
Pros: Cheap - on sale.
Cons: Requires Windows. Requires Internet Explorer. Requires Active-X I have been unable to set motion detect sensitivity to function well. I have been unable to limit the number of images per second when it does detect motion. Currently this camera uploads 10-15 images per second when motion is detected. I want 1 image per second maximum.
Summary: Had contacted Keebox via email and phone to ask a few technical questions prior to purchase. Was told it would do all I wanted it to do. When I got it and opened it up it became quickly apparent that I was given false information. Called support again and they apologized but couldn't even handle a basic setup. Configured on my own. Quality is sufficient for my needs but it isn't great.
Summary: Got them for a black friday price, but can't believe anyone would buy them for the SRP. We are going to try to send them back, or find some sucker to buy them on craiglist. Even if and when you finally get them working on your local internet, the quality of the pictures/video are totally worthless. We can't believe anyone has anything good to say about these.
Pros: None that I can think of particularly
Cons: Can't set them up with the horrible directions in manual. In fact, the directions provided just plain will not work to set them up. Had to call several times before I got a knowledgeable and understandable rep. Did not find one where English is their first language. But after hours of trying finally got it working. Took hour longer trying to find an app that would work with it, and then the very first time we were out of town, and we wanted to use the monitor, we coul...
Summary: Bought three of these for a cheap security camera setup. The cameras have been very reliable so far. Range is pretty good too, with one of my cameras being about 120ft from the router. Using Dynamic DNS I'm able to remotely monitor the house, and Motion Detection allows for automatic recording.
Pros: Price on Sale made it a great deal. Good quality unit if all you need is 640x480 resolution. Range seems decent.
Cons: Power Cord was a little short. You should have some basic networking knowledge to set them up, including being able to setup s static IP and Port Forwarding.
Summary: Night vision is ok, you definitely don't get much distance and clarity. It only has 4 IR emitters. I'm using this in my attic to watch for unwanted critters and it serves that purpose well.
Pros: Price was very good, 30 bucks on a black friday deal. The MAC address is registered to TrendNet, when i noticed this i used the TrendNet WIP100 model for 3rd party software setup and it's been working fine. I use an older version of Vitamin D, works fine.
Cons: Did have some problems getting this to power on at first. I used an identical (same model number) power adapter. 5v 1.2A and but with an extended cable and it would power cycle every 3 minutes. Ended up switching to the one it came with and it worked fine. Not sure why extend the cable length of the power adapter make that big of a difference. It worked with similar IP camera.
Summary: After a little work around on my own I finally got the camera set up without internet and recording wirelessly to a laptop hidden in my place. Till I get cable internet this will work for now. I couldn't imagine paying more than the sale price for this item. The normal price seems rather ridiculous for the quality.
Cons: Surprised at what it can't do. Called the company before buying and was told "sure" to everything. Got it and called and was told as an IP camera it's not meant to record to a computer only transmit the video/images. Set up requires internet according to tech support.
Summary: I bought 3 of these for $90 using a coupon code. I was a little apprehensive given some of the reviews, but the ones I got work great. As usual, I didn't bother with the installation disk since the devices run TCP/IP. Plugged it up to power and network, ran a ping sweep to determine the network address the device was automatically assigned, pointed a web browser at the IP address (if you don't have a ping sweep utility, determine your PC's IP address then point your web...
Summary: It does work however I would not say that the setup is NOT for the average person. If your a techie and enjoy solving riddles then, knock your self out.
Pros: Cheap (if you got it on sale), small size, decent admin interface
Cons: The software on the CD would not run on my Windows 7 64bit laptop. It would get to the detection part and would see the camera and when I clicked next it would lock it up. So I jumped to the web based admin page. Easy enough and I was almost happy until I realized after many factory resets that you cannot have ANY password that contains a certain punctuation character in it. My usual admin password contains upper & lower letters, numbers, and punctuation. Every time I...