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Foscam FI8905W Wireless/Wired Waterproof IP Camera with 30m Night Vision - Silver
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- IR-Cut filter for true color video and images
- 60 IR LEDs for night vision up to 30 meters
- Allows remote viewing & record from anywhere anytime
- Motion detection alert via email or upload image to FTP
- Supports IE/firefox/google browser or any other standard browsers
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The Foscam FI8905W is a wireless or wired IP camera solution for outdoor use. It combines a high quality digital video camera with network connectivity and a powerful web server to bring clear video to your desktop or smartphone from anywhere on your local network or over the Internet The high quality video image is transmitted with 30fps speed on the LAN/WAN by using MJPEG hardware compression technology. The image resultion is 640 x 480 (300k Pixels). The Foscam FI8905 camera is based on the TCP/IP standard. The control, management and maintenance of the camera is done simply by using your browser to remotely configure and upgrade the firmware. The Foscam FI8905W IP camera can reach up to 30 meters of visibility in absolute darkness with 60 infrared LED's.
Foscam FI8905W Wireless IP Camera; Wi-Fi Antenna; User Manual; CD (Driver & Tools); Network Cable; DC Power Supply (5V); Mounting Bracket
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I have tried and tried to contact FOSCAM to ask if any solution exists. After some weeks Sales said contact Support, but Support has still not answered after more weeks, I understand from those who do these things that it is easier to communicate with those who have passed on.
Abandon hope on getting a response
I now have four of these. Of these two have shown problems with the ethernet connector whereby the connection is mechanically poor. I have had to hold the cable hard into the socket and then tape the cables/socket into position as even the smallest movement causes the link to be lost. Finding this to be the problem has caused me much additional work - up and down ladders. This is a problem which could have been easily solved at the manufacturing stage. One cannot trust the connection and hence I moved on to wireless configuration - once I had a temporary wired connection to work with.
I have managed to get three onto wireless, but the last one is 'three walls away' in direct line of sight from my router, although only 15m distant. The signal is reduced so much that the camera is continually floating in and out of connection.
The picture is (effectively) B&W and takes a lot of adjustment to be clear.
Overall, I would say that I could not recommend. It is a 50% chance (based on my statistics) that the work will be much more than foreseen.
I read the other reviews, and in spite of some of them, I thought "Let's give it a go".
Setting up required a bit of reading - and a bit of reading-up. I had to sort out which ports would work (for me 88 to 91), which for me meant finding out what was meant by a 'port'. I chose to use the 'wired' solution, but I have tried it wireless, and it is just at good at a range of 20m.
The quality is not bad, and I can check on my garden in North Yorkshire from my office in France. True it took a bit of effort, but at this price, I really think it was worth it. I now intend to improve my router and add an 8-port swith (both Gigabit by TP-Link from Amazon), and add more of these.
Overall - a good buy for the price, but be prepared to do your homework.
It does the job but the casing if made out of some cheap metal alloy that will show sings of corrosion very early! (and i have 6 units and all have the same problem). Also the support (to pin it to the wall) is made of a even worse material!!! After trying to adjust the cameras angle it snapped and i add to buy a decent one on a local store.
I've bought one here at Amazon and the rest at the Foscam official site, but the price and quality is the same...
As for image quality.. its pure VGA camera at max FPS of 30. IR leds do the jog at night and it as LDR to detect light conditions. Nothing fancy on this model.
The wired NIC inside is ok but the WiFi NIC as a very poor radio transmitter... and the manufacturer does not specifies the output dBi of the unit. (it does not matter how good your wifi AP is because camera needs to send its own signal back to the AP so... weak signal, weak range). I've actually add to use some of the units with PLC (power line) to be able to connect to them.
Is it worth buying? Well the quality is not that good in all aspects, but its one of the more affordable outdoor networked CCTV cams on the market... so its a matter of decision.
After my experience i would recommend a non WiFi model and use PLC's to make a CCTV grid for your demands.
PS: its compatible with i-Catcher 5.1 or above.
One other thing that may require that I resite the camera is that the exhaust from my house boiler blows white fumes in front of the camera which triggers the movement detection, so either I duct the fumes away or move the cam, so beware.
Having operated the camera for 2 days there is an issue with the night viewing in that the IR will pick up the exhaust from my boiler which shows as grey billowing vapour (not visible during the day. This triggers the motion detection. I have now ducted the flue away from the camera. Also rain seems to get picked up in the IR night mode which again triggers the motion detector. Other than this the camera works fine and I am very pleased with the product.
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