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70 of 71 people found the following review helpful
on July 15, 2013
I got this for a Foscam F18910W. The package came really fast. I chose to hang it on the corner of my house I built a corner bracket to mount it. Looking at the construction I saw what other reviewers were talking about so I didn't take any chances even though it is under an eave. I put a little silicon around the top seam and drilled a weep hole in the globe to let out any water that may get in side. As far as mounting the camera inside there was no mounting hardware that came with the housing just a metal plate that mounts in the housing. if the camera is mounted flat on the plate you will not see much. the way I fixed that was to use a 1/4-20 x 4 toggle bolt with a nut on the other side to put the camera as close to the globe as possible, this worked out quite well. now as far as the infrared illumination the camera has with the globe on is useless. but that is not the fault of the housing maker. All I can do is turn off the infrared unfortunately that makes the foscam cameras useless at night.
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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
on December 30, 2012
I've had this unit up on my garage for about a year now, with a Foscam pan-&-tilt camera inside it. The camera has been safe and secure inside, and sees the surveillance area with perfect clarity. The enclosure has protected the camera from high winds, rain and hail, snow, and extreme subzero and 100+ degree temperatures. It stays clean and dry inside the dome. It is made of plastic, but the base plate and the mounting plate inside are sturdy steel. It was easy to assemble and mount on the garage wall, as well mount the camera inside.

Tip: You might want to get a couple IR illumination flood lights for using this enclosure with a Foscam camera or one of the many knock-offs of Foscam. I had to put up a couple IR illumination flood lights to illuminate the area at night, because the IR lights on the camera reflect off the inside of the dome and must be turned off. However, that is normal for that type of camera.
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33 of 39 people found the following review helpful
on January 7, 2012
first off, i must say that the shipping is really quick,and that this dome is built well for what it is.
with that being said, there are a few things that i didnt like {not really bad, but unexpected}
CONS
-the bracket arm that actually suports the dome is made of PLASTIC {not metal}, tho it has small metal suport plates on the end that attaches to the wall ,for structural support.
-the mount plate only has 2 screw holes in it to suport it {add the weight of the dome plus the weight of the camera you choose to put inside,and it just doesnt feel very solid} YOU'LL want to drill more holes n the wall plate to hold this enclosure securely.
-NO GASKET BETWEEN THE CLEAR COVER AND THE DOME! so i added a small beed of silicon around the edge where it goes together to keep it from filling up with water in the rain. {first time i mounted this ,it rained,and the clear dome wis 1" full of rainwater. the foscam i put inside it was ok tho. ever since i added the the silicon beed around it,its been fine ever since and water-free =)

its a cheep dome that can be shipped very quickly. i will probably order again when i need a dome realy quick for a job site,
but if time allows,id use something else.
but hey, its a $70 dome. what do ya expect=)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on January 15, 2015
Good product, keeps the weather and bugs out. I've been using it for 2 years and have no fogging or condensation or any kind of problem. I cut a hole in my soffit, and installed it inside to make it a little less conspicuous.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on November 25, 2013
Well made but maybe a little over priced since it's all plastic. I used the enclosure to mount a Foscam indoor camera for outside security.

You will need the VideoSecu 1/4" x 20 Threads Swivel Security Camera Mount or make you own mount. The camera mounts upside-down but that is not a problem as the software can be set to flip and mirror the image. You cannot use the Foscam's built-in infrared as it reflects on the inside of the dome and blinds the camera. I used three CMVision IR30 WideAngle IR Illuminators mounted above the enclosure to provide infrared light. The system has been through a few rain and wind storms and seems to be fine. It's still working.

If you don't already have a camera you may want to consider buying a Foscam FI8919W Outdoor Pan and Tilt Wireless IP Camera since it would be ready to install.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on September 10, 2013
I used this enclosure on my back porch with the indoor Foscam FI8918W. I mounted the enclosure under my upper deck on the 2x8 header board and ran the power cord through the wall to my kitchen circuit. I use the WiFi, which work just great. The Foscam FI8918W does fit well in the enclosure, with a little imagination. You have to use the camera's mount and then make it work with the enclosure mount. But in the end it just works perfectly. I also RTV'ed it in all the critical places and even built a Rain Hat for it under the deck out of Metal Flashing. Looks good.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on April 26, 2013
This case works great for my pan/tilt Zmodo camera(s), it's proven fully rainproof so far and it has a certain intimidation factor from it's shear size... this thing is rather big (about the size of a basketball), but it makes it that much more authoritative looking to any suspect characters that wander onto your property.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 9, 2015
Although the description says compatible with the Foscam 8910, it requires quite a bit of home engineering to make it work. The basic problem is the metal plate intended to mount the camera is so far recessed into the oversized housing, that the camera would never be able to see except for straight up. I had to make an extender arrangement with 4" screws and nuts.And the plate does not seem to have the correct hole layout for the camera so I has to use a single bolt which allows the camera body to swivel a bit. It is well put together and tough looking. Another caution: the nice smoked plastic cover looks great in the day and night, but renders the camera's infrared function useless (creates a blinding light inside).
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on May 30, 2014
thick plastic, strong and very big. It has a slight tint on the dome. I was pleased at the quality. Not five stars since it isn't perfect, size, price,no way to use the LED's without reflection and no gasket (though this may not be a problem) The plastic arm was a concern for some reviewers but it seems strong enough to me. I would have thought there is a better option (fit wise) for Foscam but apparently not for this price range. It is still a really a good buy in my opinion.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on April 27, 2013
This is exactly what I was looking for. The camera works great. I have had no issues with water. As mentioned in another review, the IR functionality does not work with the dome because of the reflection but I didn't need it anyway.
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