Having tried quite a few external security cameras similar to this one I was impressed by the video quality found here even though the resolution at just 720P@25fps was a little disappointing.
Included in the rather attractive mid market box along with the camera itself was a wall fixing kit, UK power adapter, wifi antenna, metal wall mount with fixing kit, Ethernet cable, software CD and an install Guide. The User Guide, in colour and easy to read is one of the best I have yet found with any IP cam but not that that is saying much as they are usually pretty abysmal even from big name tech companies. I should also say that it seems not all the functions listed in the User Guide are supported with this model. I enclose a scan of the guide on the end of my unboxing video. Set to full screen and pause as required to read it.
The build quality is good if not the best I have tried but feeling robust, well made, and likely to be durable. On the front of the camera is the lens and twin large LED lamps. On top is the removeable and adjustable sun/rain shade. On the back is the antenna for the detachable wifi antenna. There is a pigtail cable set for Ethernet, power and system reset. The pigtail is of a decent length and long enough to be able to poke through a wall opening if needed.
Setting the camera up was easy enough using the suggested FDT View iOS or Android phone app. Download and run the app, power up the camera and connect by Ethernet cable to your router. Using the app you can then scan for and identify the camera on the network. Using the app you can then input your home network wifi password as well as configuring the camera’s motion detection and other settings. Personally, I found it far easier just to connect the camera by Ethernet cable to my router and use my web browser to access the camera’s built in web control panel. Use the default User password of admin to get access. This way you can fully configure the camera’s many more obscure controls including Motion detection, scheduling, etc.. When an alert is triggered the camera will send out an email or in-app alert messages with snapshots as well as upload still images to an ftp server. Unlike many new cameras there is no requirement to logon to a third party server or give out your email address when setting up using the web browser option.
The Amazon product page for this device says it supports P2P setup but there is no mention of this in the User Guide.
Video quality is first rate and one of the best I have seen from an IP camera of this price for both daytime and nighttime use. The illumination from the built infra red LED’s a powerful and evenly spread There is an i/r cut filter to prevent colour distortion for during daylight use.
This is a first rate IP camera robust enough for almost any external indoor situation and with a feature set above the price point. It has a few disadvantages and omissions but the good price, image and robust build quality still makes this a five star camera.
iOS and Android apps
Good Build quality
Well written User Guide
FTP , email and in-app alerts
i/r Cut filter
No third party server needed
No access account or subscription needed
No SD card
No 5Ghz network support
Short power supply cable
No cloud storage