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
Works great - but can take a lot of time to get it working
R. Beckley "bobb", Amazon
28 July 2010
Summary: It took me 4 days to get this working. I connected the security camera to a Power Over Ethernet switch box to my Motorola modem/router. Everything worked on my home LAN. I could view the camera from the house and pan it via the web software. However, it was not visible over the Internet, which is what I bought the camera for. I called Panasonic, and after several hours of trying they suggested I call my ISP.
Easy to install security cameras. Solid build quality.
Digital Donkey, Amazon
7 February 2010
Summary: After a terrible expeience with the Panasonic BL-C160A Outdoor Lighted MPEG-4 Network Camera (Silver) I gave panasonic another chance and am glad I did. With PoE installing these is very easy: just run the ethernet cable and screw in the base. You'll need to have a switch that supports PoE, I use the TRENDnet 8-Port 10/100Mbps PoE Switch (4x 10/100, 4x 10/100 PoE) and have 4 cameras running with it.
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