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Good for the price, but not quite stable enough,
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Quick summary of the camera:
Quality of the physical camera itself seems pretty good, with a couple of extra chunks of plastic and 2 screws to fix it permanently. Picture quality also seems pretty good both in daylight and night vision, though the colour is not perfect.
The manual that comes with it is appalling - usual screenshots not actually from the software supplied, and where the picture in the manual is actually the same then no meaningful description of what the options actually do. Anyway, you can work out the majority of it pretty well without the manual. A nice touch is the UPNP support, which means that as long as your router supports UPNP then you don't have to open up ports and do port forwarding to access the camera from the web - it's all done magically for you!
Annoyingly, the software likes to reboot the camera when you change various options, but that only take 30 seconds. More annoyingly is that every time you reboot the camera the camera rotates 90 degrees to the left and then to the rights and up and down, as if stretching, and then positions the camera directly forward and 135 degrees skyward. This means that unless this is the exact the position you want the camera to face, then you are going to have to reposition the camera after every update or power outage (that's if you know the remote camera location had a power outage). That leads me onto the fact that the camera does not track movement - the only way of moving the camera is through the software manually.
I had pictures (not video) sent to me via email, and also uploaded to an ftp site automatically when it noticed movement, but the ftp option refused to stay selected after a couple of hours (no idea why and I couldn't turn it back on again). For this annoying reason I'm returning it to Amazon as I really need remote logging.
For the price it's pretty good, and for an IP camera great, but just not quite stable enough for me.
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Initial post: 1 Aug 2012 09:42:58 BDT
K. P. O'brien says:
Hi, Position the camera to where you want it and then press the "Set" button just above the options buttons, then select a preset number (1 to 15). Move the camera around and then press "Call" and select the preset you just choose, and the camera should return to the preset position. Now press the options button and go to the PTZ screen and select the preset number to "Started running to the specified preset" option. Press the SET button to reboot the camera. Now whenever you power the camera up, it should go to the preset position (after looking around a bit). Hope this helps. Kerin
Posted on 20 Dec 2012 01:45:32 GMT
Dr Who says:
Login to the camera and go to PTZ settings and tick disable preset then the camera will stay put.
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