Customer Review

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars just 10 seconds recording time on average!, 25 Jun. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Y-cam HomeMonitor HD - Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring Camera with Free Online Cloud Recording (Electronics)
sadly not impressed with this camera. Had a few issues setting it up and I am fairly competent on a computer. It couldn't find my wifi on the initial search so I did it manually, but you need to know your settings to do this. I had a foscam previously and decided to try this even though its more expensive. A big flaw in this system is that like the foscam, if you have a powercut, it renders the camera useless as it doesn't reset itself! I tested this specifically because of the issues I had with the foscam. Not only that, like other reviewers on here, my Y-Cam fails to record more than 4-10 seconds on average which again makes it useless for the purpose it was bought for. Clips stop then restart when someone has moved to a different part of the room, so you don't see what happened in between! The most I had was 1 min 23 seconds but that's only happened twice and even then clips stopped and started with delays inbetween. I have tried changing the size of the zones to see if that helps, but it hasn't made any difference. I cannot see how the person filmed a burglar in his office (as seen on a previous review), for over 2-3 minutes of footage using this same system. I have never had more than 10 second clips on average, despite moving around in the room constantly as a burglar would.

Incidentally, just so you know, if you want to extend the saving of clips from 7 days to 30 days you have to pay an extra 30 pounds. I bought two of these cameras but now they will be returned to amazon because they are not fit for their purpose due to serious flaws.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 

Comments


Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-1 of 1 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 3 Dec 2014 21:55:07 GMT
M. Ashmore says:
I am thinking of buying a second one so I have just checked my archive for today. Longest clip was just under 5 minutes, most are 15 to 20 seconds with a few at about two minutes.
I can only think that he hasn't adjusted the movement sensitivity settings and/or checked monitored area.
‹ Previous 1 Next ›

Review Details

Item

Reviewer


Location: UK

Top Reviewer Ranking: 6,374