Summary: The cameras are expensive, and I though I gonna keep them for many years but currently I had only 3 left working. I got a new Swann Security system with 8 cameras and VCR. Basically they do the same....lets see
Pros: The camera is reliable and once you learn how to set up work perfect. I can access that from almost anywhere from a laptop, cell phone or iPad.
Cons: I bought 8 cameras for my 2 houses. I started noticing that some of them get difficult to show images and connect. So I re installed the software and worked for some time but they were continue loosing WiFi connection and one day not longer work at all
Don't Leave Them Unplugged From Power for a Long Time!
Scott A Lentz, Amazon
24 February 2014
Summary: I purchased 5 of the TV-IP312W and 2 of the TV-IP312 from Amazon from 2007 to 2009. They were all working fine (after much configuration and updating) in our old house. We built and moved into a new house in 2012. Anyway, I disconnected them all and left them in a box for a little over a year.
Pros: The cams ( I have 2) has been working without any problems for 3-4- years.
Cons: After update to FW 1.1.174 (recommeded by Trendnet) the snapshot request (http://<ip-adr>/cgi/jpg/image.cgi fails to work after switching the cam off/on. Somtimes it works, most oftern it doesn't. Writing to Trendnet helpdesk is really waste of time, only arrognt and foolish answers about third p...
OK but may be overpriced unless you need Night vision
Tom Servo, Amazon
18 February 2012
Summary: The Trendnet TV-312WN is a 802.11n (150Mbps) WiFi enabled cam with a 10/100Mbit Ethernet port. This camera is a Day/Night cam, meaning that it can work in dark/no light environments due to the 6 Infrared LEDs around the lens. Note however that the effective range of these LEDs is not very far.
I give up! Camera won't work for more than a few minutes
NickSab "Discerning Consumer", Amazon
11 December 2011
Summary: UPDATE 12/16: I ordered a Foscam FI8905W, and while it's not perfect, it WORKS. I've got everything working - motion sensing alerts that send emails and also upload images to my FTP server. I also set up a dynamic DNS service so I can access the camera from anywhere.
Summary: ActiveWebCam detects as some other model (looks like it's a twin somewhere). I'll report more after I have owned them for a while, just wanted to pint the two-stage update out for the sleepless techies in a rush like me.
Pros: Update process involves flashing older firmware first, then the latest (read the readme file!). Nice build quality. Front panel creaks a bit but ignore that - this isn't a "cheap" cam. For the sale price I got these for, lots of features for the money. Mount socket looks like it's a standard came...
Cons: My last experience with a TrendNet router was frustrating. I'm hopeful this works out better. Heavy reliance on ActiveX/IE for full features - 'cmon guys, it's 2011 already. Unit runs a bit warm - a lot more so than my Foscam til 'n pan cam. That doesn't seem very efficient. Could have better ima...
Summary: I ceased setup after the 3rd camera. I'm going to have to attempt to run LAN cable to each camera. Luckily I already have my finished basement and 1st floor wired. Unfortunately it's a hairier process getting a wire to each of the 3 bedrooms upstairs.
Pros: I've owned one of these for more than a year and I love it. The wife & I used it to monitor our daughter (at the time 1 year old) without having to enter her room at the sound of every whimper. (It was our first child and we were quite jumpy.) We loved the freedom this camera gave us, as well as ...
Cons: We have decided to sell our house and move back to California. Selling a house sucks. Real estate agents are simply a middleman who provide barely anything relative to the landslide fee they charge ($12k in my case alone). They're sneaky and I doubt they tell you everything. Any bit of knowledge ...
Pros: I have some money stolen from my office. i decided to add camera, I was looking for wireless camera, afforadable and easy to install. It was easy to configure. It is runing effortlessly since install. I use Synology diskstation to log on remotely. It give excellent picture quality, motion sensor ...
Cons: It was difficult to wall mount becuase of bracket. Not easy instruction for wall mount.
Summary: Just don't bother with any webcam thinking you'll get good image quality. The IR feature helps for about 5 feet in front of the webcam. But even then, the image quality is soo poor, it doens't really matter.
Cons: Poor Image Quality - I don't know how we can have such amazing image quality in our phones, but these dedicated webcams have ancient low spec image sensors and cost just as much? Flaky OS Networking - Wi-Fi connectivity is hit or miss. If I have it with 10ft of the router, it will connect. More t...
Summary: Trendnet told me all their cameras cannot record audio in stand-alone mode, which in my opinion, is a severe limitation. Minus 1 star for lack of stand-alone audio recording. Minus 1 star for poor color. Minus 1 star of confusing recording options. I RMA'ed it.
Pros: Night vision works great. Lot of useful options such as disabling the power and network indicators in the front of the camera. However, lots of options also make some settings awkward (see below)
Cons: The camera is advertised to record both audio and video; however, it fails to mention audio can only be recorded via the included software running on a Windows PC. I contacted Trendnet to verify this limitation. When not in night vision mode, the image quality is poor. The colors are very washed ...