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Panasonic BB-HCM531A
5.4 out of 10

Panasonic BB-HCM531A

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

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Geat PoE/IP camera

408, Amazon
4 March 2011
  • Summary: I purchased two of these cameras for a vacation home. I can now monitor what's going on at our second home over the web. The install was fairly straightforward. I repurposed a couple of cat5 phone jacks to power the cameras with a PoE switch.
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Great Little IP camera

ZWolf, Amazon
16 January 2011
  • Summary: For an outdoor IP camera, this camera rates high with me and even more so after comparing it with the Toshiba IK-WB15A IP camera. I set it up as a weather cam, but found it did really great as a security cam. With a 2GB SD memory card in it, I have seen over 10,000 images on it.
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Great cam, but also consider the BB-HCM735A

D. Coral, Amazon
9 January 2011
  • Summary: This is a great camera; however considering the current price of this BB-HCM531A outdoor camera there are two better options for price/value/features: 1. The newer Panasonic BB-HCM735A outdoor model costs just a little bit more than what this one is currently selling for, but the 735A has a...
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Panasonic BB-HCM531A

Christopher K. Regan, Amazon
8 January 2011
  • Summary: First off like to thanks Panasonic customer service for helping me make my decision on the Camera Model: BB-HCM531A. I end up geting 2 of them and had them up now for three weeks. I Order the software that you can record up to 64 cameras at one time.
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Very good for the price

Paul D, Amazon
22 December 2010
  • Summary: I was looking for an outdoor camera for my home and decided on the BB-HCM531A after taking to the Panasonic tech people. I was tempted to go with the less expensive BB-HCN511A because it has very similar performance specification and I was mounting the camera under an eve and I felt like I could...
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great cam

frankg, Amazon
13 December 2010
  • Summary: been considering buying a cam to view the outside of my home for a while finally picked up the Panasonic 531a. pretty easy to setup. Tech support is really good. They will walk you through it step by step. Turns out that My dsl modem was not properly opening the port that I needed.
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Been outside for 4 years. Plastic still mar free, PTZ still works. durable and tough.

D. Ryan, Amazon
2 December 2010
  • Summary: Been outside for 4 years. Plastic still mar free, PTZ still works. durable and tough.
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Best Outdoor Network POE Camera

Robert V., Newegg
8 March 2010
  • Summary: If you leave your computer on 24/7 and have a good understanding of networks and forwarding ports, then buy this camera. The recorder software that came with this version now includes 16 cameras, in the past it was only 1. I am recording 2 cameras at the same time.
  • Pros: Incredible all in 1 camera, has pan, tilt, no zoom. Easy to wire if you know what you are doing. POE is the best way to go. Buy an unmanaged Trendnet 8 port switch (TPES44) and a 50 foot network (CAT5E) cable. The order of install is modem, router, POE switch, cable to camera. I mounted this on t...
  • Cons: Those who complain about the installation, there is an article that details installing the indoor version. If you search google for "Install Panasonic Network Camera" and look down a few links, you'll find it. Some routers do not let your forward ports. You need to know how to forward your ports,...
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Exceptional Value

Gyropilot, Amazon
2 December 2009
  • Summary: As others have indicated, this camera is truly an exceptional value for the money. Everything about it is of high quality from start to finsh... even the packaging it comes in is first rate. I love Panasonic products.
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Expensive but worth it

Amazon Customer, Amazon
12 November 2009
  • Summary: This is an extremely effective, practical and easy-to-use camera. Bought two from Amazon. Installation is a snap. It comes with a sun/rain visor (not pictured), wallmount base, CD-ROM and all the associated screws. All you need is a drill and some anchors.
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