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Panasonic BB-HCM531A

Outdoor Network Camera with 2-Way Audio. This model was designed Read more

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Overall 10
10

This is great to watch and hear outside your home

dannybatesblues, Ebay
31 March 2012
  • Summary: Once you have the power supply, or POE on your router, it's easy to hook up and use. The automatic motion detecting feature is nice. I hooked mine up to record 1 second before and 1 second after any motion. The next day, I had video of every kid and car that went by my home. It also records the sounds with the mic and logs time and date with every recording. The pan feature is great too. You just point to the spot you want it to center to, and it moves there quickly.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Ease of use 8
8.0
Overall quality 10
10

Security and logging

PC Rider, Panasonic
24 May 2011
  • Summary: Overall I am very pleased with this camera. I have 3 installed in our vacation home which is over a thousand miles away. I use these combined with software to keep track of visitors and to just enjoy the view from our vacation hideaway. Contrary to other reviews, documentation is available online and on a CD which ships with the camera. Setup is easy if all you want to do is view images remotely. Remote data logging is more complex so expect that to be challenging.
  • Pros: Compact, Exceeded expectations, Convenient
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Overall quality 8
8.0

works great

techie, Panasonic
10 November 2010
  • Summary: takes some technical skill to make the most of this camera. All in all the camera's have performed suberbly for us. excellent standalone solution or multi-camera system with NAS NVR. nice to be able to look in from anywhere any time!
  • Pros: Exceeded expectations
  • Cons: wider angle of veiw could help in some cases
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Ease of use 8
8.0
Overall quality 10
10

Large Features Small Price

FuncSoulBrother, Panasonic
26 October 2009
  • Summary: I've had this camera for about a week now and am very happy with it. I'm writing this because the other reviews seem to be very negative due to documentation issues. The documentation is sparse, but the camera and software are very intuitive. The picture quality is great. The motion detection works very well. I've paired this with a Synology DS209+ NAS, which I use to capture motion rather than the FLASH card option.
  • Pros: Inexpensive, Compact, Durable, Exceeded expectations, Easy to use
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 2
2.0
Ease of use 2
2.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

poor documentation/incompatibility?

mac user, Panasonic
24 September 2009
  • Summary: 1. instruction manual is neither on line or downloadable 2. appears to be only useable with active x and thus internet explorer which is not in technical specs.
  • Cons: Did not meet expectations, Poor documentation, Difficult to use
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 2
2.0
Overall quality 10
10

User Review

E Solutions, Panasonic
24 June 2009
  • Summary: The caneras are great however we have had a lot of issues with the software and access from the internet
  • Pros: Durable
  • Cons: Poor documentation, Difficult to use, internet software is not user friendly
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