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Archerfish Solo Wireless Intelligent Video Surveillance System with Built-In DVR

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  • Intelligent Surveillance Technology, newer than motion detection, alerts on specific activities - like a person, car, or other objects - not just motion. Reduces false alerts.
  • Three video options include: live, recorded (DVR), and customizable alerts. View live and DVR video online for free from any computer. Mobile access to video available for iPhone, iPod Touch or Android devices.
  • Customizable video alerts triggered on user-defined activities in up to three detection zones per camera; can be sent to any number of mobile phones or email addresses
  • System expands to unlimited number of Archerfish cameras in one or more locations, managed from a single online account. No software needed to operate.
  • Indoor/outdoor, low light, color, 802.11b/g wireless camera measuring just 4.5" high with built-in Intelligent Surveillance Technology and DVR (2GB microSD card included, expandable to 32GB). H.264 compression with choice of CIF or VGA resolution.
  • All-in-one system, with automatic tamper detection, just needs broadband Internet service and wireless router to work.
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Technical Details

Product Description

Product Description

Archerfish Solo is an all-in-one video surveillance system: outdoor/indoor 802.11 wireless camera, DVR, Intelligent Surveillance Technology, and a personal web portal for online system management and 24/7 viewing of live and recorded video for free from any computer. It's different from other video surveillance systems because it understands what it sees. You tell Archerfish what to detect and what to ignore, so you only get mobile alerts that are important to you. No more wasted hours watching empty scenes or meaningless motion alerts. When it comes to watching over your home, business and family, don't settle for anything less than Archerfish.

From the Manufacturer


Video Surveillance Done Right.

Archerfish Solo is an all-in-one video surveillance system: outdoor/indoor 802.11 wireless camera, DVR, Intelligent Surveillance Technology, and a personal web portal for online system management and 24/7 viewing of live and recorded video for free from any computer. It's different from other video surveillance systems because it understands what it sees. You tell Archerfish what to detect and what to ignore, so you only get mobile alerts that are important to you. No more wasted hours watching empty scenes or meaningless motion alerts. When it comes to watching over your home, business and family, don't settle for anything less than Archerfish.

Scroll down or click 'more' to check out these features:

Intelligent Surveillance Technology (more)

Online Viewing from Anywhere (more)

Mobile Video Alerts (more)

All-in-One System (more)

24/7 DVR and Alert Video Recording (more)

Works without PC or Software (more)

Unlimited System Expansion (more)


How Archerfish Works

How Archerfish Works. 1. Archerfish lets you draw detection zones to look for people, cars and other objects of interest to you. 2. You can tell Archerfish what to detect and what to ignore because, unlike motion detection systems, Archerfish understands what it sees. 3. You get alerts only when it matters. Archerfish will email you a video to your smartphone so you can see it for yourself.

Intelligent Surveillance Technology
Intelligent Surveillance Technology
Tell Archerfish what to look for and to send the alerts you want using the Archerfish SmartPortal.

Archerfish thinks, using proprietary Intelligent Surveillance Technology. This is very different from motion detection, a 1950s technology that triggers with any motion, like stray cats and blowing branches. On your personal online Archerfish SmartPortal, tell Archerfish to look for specific activities – like a person coming up to your front door. You can do this for each camera in your system and change your settings at any time.

  1. Select the camera you want to set up
  2. Draw up to three detection zones in areas you want Archerfish to look for specific activities
  3. Schedule Archerfish to look for people, cars, or other moving objects in each zone
  4. Send video alerts to yourself or anyone else you choose

Online Viewing from Anywhere
  • View live or recorded (DVR) video from any camera in your system for free from your personal Archerfish SmartPortal, anytime you want
  • Check in on the go from your iPhone, iPod Touch or Android using Archerfish Mobile
Online viewing from anywhere

Mobile Video Alerts
Mobile Video Alerts
Content of actual alert may vary.
  • Get video alerts of specific activities (person, car, or other moving object) you've told Archerfish to look for
  • Send video alerts to one or more mobile phones or emails
  • Choose the format of your alerts: text plus video clip, text plus URL to video, text plus still image, text only
  • Get automatic alerts when Archerfish detects a problem with your system, like loss of video or Internet connection

All-in-One System
  • Indoor/outdoor, low light, color, 802.11 wireless camera (IP54 weatherproof rating, performs to 0.1 lux)
  • Intelligent Surveillance Technology
  • Built-in DVR (2GB microSD card included, expandable to 32GB)
  • Personal Archerfish SmartPortal for online system management from anywhere and viewing of three kinds of video: live, DVR and video alerts
All-in-One System

24/7 DVR and Alert Video Recording

Archerfish Solo gives you the flexibility of two types of video recording that won't bog down your computer with stored video files.

  • Easily view, download or forward alert videos online from any computer using the Archerfish SmartPortal. Alert video clips automatically stored on Archerfish secure servers.
  • Record video 24/7 using the built-in DVR (microSD card included) and view it online from the Archerfish SmartPortal
  • Easily create and download custom-made video clips from the DVR video

Works without PC or Software

You'll only need a PC or Mac when you initially set up Archerfish Solo. After that, you don't even need to keep your computer on for Archerfish to work, because it's a web-based system.

Works without PC or Software
  • No software needed to manage your system
  • Continuous 24/7 video recorded onto microSD card so no video is recorded to your computer hard drive
  • Alert video clips securely stored online, on your personal Archerfish SmartPortal

Unlimited System Expansion

You can add an unlimited number of Archerfish devices (Archerfish Solo or Archerfish Quattro) to your system and manage them all online from ONE Archerfish SmartPortal account.

  • Add as many Archerfish devices as you want in a single location
  • Add them in as many geographic locations as you want, even different time zones

Which Archerfish product is right for you?

Both Archerfish products are complete video surveillance systems on their own, or they can be combined into a single system, depending on your needs in different locations.

  Intelligent Surveillance Technology 4 cabled indoor / outdoor mini cameras One 802.11 b/g wireless indoor / outdoor camera Triggers external sensors (alarms, lights) Built-in DVR with microSD card included for continuous recording DVR for continuous recording. Requires external USB storage drive. DIY installation
Archerfish Solo X   X   X   X
Archerfish Quattro X X   X   X X (Optional)

What's in the Box

Just make sure you have a broadband Internet connection, a wireless router with an available port, and a PC or Mac for initial setup. Everything else you need is in the box, and installation is easy.

  • One Archerfish Solo device with mount and power supply
  • 2GB MicroSD Card
  • Free Archerfish SmartPortal Service – Basic Level*

*You can choose from two Archerfish SmartPortal service levels for your Archerfish device. The FREE Basic Level provides remote system management, including live video and DVR viewing. The Premium Level provides full SmartPortal functionality, including intelligent, customizable alerts and video search. Receive an automatic FREE upgrade to the Premium Level for 3 months after you register your first Archerfish device. Go to www.myarcherfish.com/smartportal for details.


Warranty

1-year limited warranty on hardware only. For more information on Warranty and Terms of Use, go to http://myarcherfish.com/termsofuse.php.


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 4.6 x 8.8 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B002ZRPYC0
  • Item model number: Solo
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 5, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

59 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Butternut Farm on August 26, 2010
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I'd been looking a long time for a product like this... a wireless IP surveillance camera with decent motion detection and email alerts. There really aren't too many such animals at present. The Archerfish is one of a kind from what I've seen. The technology behind this product (streaming video analysis and selective motion detection) is running on the Archerfish servers, not inside the camera itself. That's really the essence of how it works, and unfortunately it doesn't come cheap. The camera is pricey to start, plus there's a $5/month subscription fee. All that said, I think the product and service deliver as advertised, and I give it good marks so far.

The online "SmartPortal" where you view live video, configure event triggers, and view event clips is easy to use and well-documented. The device was simple to initially configure. There is definitely port forwarding involved with the setup. If your wireless router has UPnP enabled, it might configure the port forwarding on its own, but be prepared to access your router's interface. There is sufficient documentation on this. My only hiccup was when I placed the camera in its final position (mounted on the side of a barn overlooking the driveway and back door), I had a problem with the signal strength on my wireless router. The dhcp process is particularly sensitive to a weak signal. I ended up moving the router closer to the back of the house, and that solved the problem. The device does not support 802.11.n at present, just 802.11.b/g.

I've only been using it for a few days, but I'm getting very good event detection. I've had only one false positive so far... our cat got picked up as a "person" event. I will say that the camera placement is really critical to performance.
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71 of 77 people found the following review helpful By Lori Harrod on July 21, 2010
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I bought this camera because I thought it had a unique look to it. And, though it is certainly unique, it's everything else about this camera that makes it worth posting a customer review......

The entire installation process - from opening the box to getting video notifications sent to my email - took less than 30 minutes.

Despite the fact that the camera communicates through my router there were zero networking challenges. Set it up by plugging it in to the router (the connector and cable are part of the camera assembly), run an easy piece of software and it's instantly part of your network.

Assembly was a snap and you can easily adjust the viewing direction and angle of the camera after you've got the camera mounted where you want it.

In my case I've mounted the camera on a shed in my back yard and have it pointed back towards the house. It's at least 100' from from where my router sits - not to mention that it's communicating through a number of walls.

I have very little patience or interest in handyman type projects - even for me this one was a no-brainer.

I would strongly recommend this camera to anyone - regardless of technical or handyman type skill!
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By REGINA WATSON on October 5, 2010
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I bought the archerfish solo and mounted it outside. I had a few problems setting it up but the archerfish tech service was really great helping. They can even with your appoval menipulate your system. For the first few weeks it was great. I was very impressed. The last two weeks i get at least 20 false events a day saying people or vehicles show up. I check the event that was on the video and not a person or vehicle in sight. I would not mind a few a day but 20 is a bit much. I dont want to get to the point i do not pay attention when i get an event sent to my email and my iphone. I do like the fact that i can get on a computer anywhere and see my house. Just wish they would fix whatever is causing the false events
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Knapp Family on December 13, 2010
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Unfortunately, I wasn't able to make this device work. I'm a pretty technically sophisticated guy (formerly in IT), with a good understanding of networking and wifi. But my Solo kept losing the connection with my Apple Airport Extreme. To get it back, I had to take it back off the wall, connect it to my computer, and reconfigure it. Even moving the Airport near the camera did not help. After spending an hour or so with tech support, we weren't able to solve the problem and I returned it to Amazon. Maybe it was a defective unit, but since I bought it for ease of use and wanted it specifically before an impending family trip, I didn't bother trying another unit.

Another thing to be careful of: To get all of the features you must sign up for a premium service for $5.99 per month. Even though I returned the device, after the 90 day trial ended they started charging me $5 per month (the difference was explained as resulting from the device being deleted from my account--not sure why they would still charge in this case). I accept partial responsibility since I hadn't thought to explicitly go and cancel the subscription. However, when I did, their web portal wouldn't let me cancel because it wanted to update the device, which was impossible since it had been returned. A call to customer service got the account canceled and charges reversed--so they did a good job there--just be careful.
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