Reviews and Problems with Swann Communications ADS-450
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Doesn't Reconnect to WiFi Automatically
27 January 2015
Summary: The camera is time consuming to set up, but not complicated. The image produced is okay, and the iPhone SwannSmart app is relatively easy to use. My major complaint is that the camera does not automatically reconnect to WiFi if it loses connection.
Summary: Great, if you can get it to work! This camera is extremely sensitive to wireless applications. If it is very far from the router, it won't work. If you leave it on, it may go off-line at any time. Sometimes, it is a snap to configure it. Other times, in the same location, the network can't be found.
Summary: Took 15-20 minute to connect this camera to mobile view. Just two click ,one on router and other on camera connect to wi fi. Downloads swann apps from ap store. Done!! Live view anywhere. There are couple seconds delay only. I tried on computer too but I do not need that. Nice products.
Summary: I purchased this for security reasons and to have recordings to use, if necessary, in litigation with neighbors. The only way to record with this system is to press record in an app from a mobile device.
Summary: Bought this camera so I could log-in via the Internet using my iPad and or Win7 pc. It took a bit of work to get Verizon router to agree but once I figured that out it works great. If you do not want to view the camera via the Internet and only want to use it locally...babies room, back yard, etc.
Summary: I bought this camera to audit barbers in my barber shop. The camera records "events" of up to 575 pictures whenever motion is detected, approximately every second. When I go to review the events, they take forever to load, and they take forever to review (even with 10 megabit cable and i7...
Pros: "Cloud recording" can be an advantage, IF the service is better designed.
Cons: This camera has been a huge disappointment. The recording was OK at best showing mostly unclear images at night. The setup is certainly idiotic. You are required to have an Android or iPhone app in order to configure this thing -- THERE'S NO WAY TO DO IT ON A PC. Why doesn't Swann allow the user ...
Excerpt: I bought this product for my personal home security not realizing there was a monthly fee to use it. there are two main problems with this system that is going to lead me to returning the camera and spending more money on a better product. 1.