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Panasonic BB-HCM511A
5.3* out of 10

Panasonic BB-HCM511A

Network Camera with 2-Way Audio. Use of the built-in microphone Read more

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Overall 10

Great security cam

william w., Newegg
3 February 2011
  • Summary: Got this for home after getting the Panny C-140 for work, and it's great. It will e-mail you an alert that motion has been detected and you can set times that it works. Have to get POE injector (got mine at Newegg for cheap) so it's significantly more expensive than 140 BUT it has sound and PTZ...
  • Pros: Cost; ease of set-up; motion detection; sound; good home security system; POE industry-standard
  • Cons: On-screen instructions hard to understand (but fine with manual); self-seal necessary for outdoor use. Must use IE to get sound (ActiveX needed).
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Overall 8

Great camera for the price

George C., Newegg
26 June 2008
  • Summary: I want to add at least three more to my setup for whole house monitoring. With POE, it's a snap to hang the camera where needed and not worry about having to be near an electrical outlet.
  • Pros: Easy to set up. Once you have it up and running on your browser, it's fairly intuitive to make configuration changes. It will work under Firefox but you lose the volume adjustment box. Under IE everything works. It's POE so you can install it anyplace you can get a cat5 cable to. (Not weather pro...
  • Cons: Can't think of too many. Nice camera for the money. Resolution a little grainy under low light but that's to be expected and not nearly as bad as the under $100 cameras. Has a low level night mode.
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Overall 8

Solid camera

Jeffrey R., Newegg
12 April 2008
  • Summary: Overall, this is a *great* camera for the price, and I would buy another one in a heartbeat. In order to get to the camera the first time, you must have a network that can find, as that is the IP address of the camera.
  • Pros: 640x480@30fps (over LAN, anyway), good picture quality, power over Ethernet, motion sensor, built-in microphone/speaker connection for two-way audio, SD card slot, integration with alarm system, pretty good web UI, really inexpensive camera for this feature set
  • Cons: Does not come set up to use DHCP by default, does not support non-Windows OS for viewing of live video (requires ActiveX control), no batch download of picture or video
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