Summary: Connection cable is only long enough for installs where you will pass the cable through the wall directly behind the camera bracket.
Pros: The email works and allows for custom ports.
Cons: Incredibly poor motion detection engine. Impossible to properly tune outside. Detection levels change between day and night mode. Camera noise in low light will trip motion detection. If this camera is tuned not to nuisance trip then it will not detect a man walking at 45’. This is true even for a small detection window over a static concrete driveway. 94 sensitivity and 3%.
Pros: I had been looking to update my analog camera system and DVR and wanted to invest in a quality megapixel IP solution that I could rely on to give me images that could actually be useful in the event that something happened at my house and I needed evidence.
Cons: The manual is a bit sketchy but if you read through it and go into the menus and experiment you can easily figure it out and get some amazing results
Pros: Amazed by the quality/price point! Easy setup and includes free NVR software which is surprisingly good. Camera does HD quality without using too much processing power. Good IR range. One thing that was important was ONVIF standards since I will be using a couple different brands. By far, I think the Vivotek cameras are the best bang for the buck right now.
Pros: Video quality, durability, wiring options, web interface, motion detection works great, amazing night vision quality. There are a lot of networking options for output and streaming. It works great for storing the video on a computer or network hard drive.
Cons: The included pedestal mount is sub-par but that's really no big deal, just pick-up a decent mount and you'll be set. On-line documentation is really good so don't rely too much on the included quick guide.