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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 16, 2013
If you're looking for a baby monitor that's multipurpose, this is it. They work very well, and are super handy. You don't have to turn on the feature to have these linked to an external IP address, you can set them for just internal IP addresses within your home network. That way, you don't have to stress about others getting into them (unless of course they somehow are into your home wireless network). Anyways, it's a much lesser chance of it getting hacked, and puts you back in control somewhat by just beefing up your wireless network.

What's nice about these is that you can check it on your iPhone, your iPad, your computer, or whatever. Because we have these devices on us almost all the time, it makes it super easy to check on the kids. Also, to save battery life the app allows you to turn off the screen of your iPad/iphone, while still having the audio come through. This works great at night, we just simply plug in our phones, turn this on, and go to sleep.

When the kids get older, and we no longer need these for baby monitors, we'll repurpose them for security.

Also, with the baby monitors operating on the same frequencies as our wifi network we were always seeing conflicts. With these, being actually ON the wifi network, things actually run a lot smoother.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 22, 2013
I setup both cameras on my network, joined them to each other for multi camera viewing and then one started rebooting. It is now constant and I'll have to get a replacement, what a pain in the !@#.

Update: Second camera is now rebooting. Sent both back. Do not buy these, junk.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on May 14, 2013
I am a first time mother and was researching for baby monitors.

Features I was looking for are:
- app to view from my iPhone or iPad
- night vision
- sound (be able to hear & talk into camera)
- two cameras

I am so happy that I came across this blog post I found during my research [...]
After reading this blog post and even going in store and see actual baby video monitors -- in the end I knew that I needed to get these foscam cameras! It came with more features than I was looking for and cheaper too! At first I wanted 2 so I could have different angles to view my son in his room but this camera can move around/pan/tilt (and I can zoom in using my iPhone app) so I really didn't need a 2nd one for his room. Instead I ended up setting the 2nd camera downstairs so I can peek in on my dog when I'm not home and see if she's being a good girl or not.

Yes, I did have to pay for the app (LiveCams Pro) for myiPhone & iPad but it is soooo worth it and it was only like a buck or 2 (i forgot exactly)? I absolutely love that I can view my cameras when I am away from home. My husband also downloaded this app and loves it as well. I love that I can just have my phone with me (which I always have with me) and don't need to carry a video monitor around with me as well. I've taken a bunch of pictures as well and share them on my instagram and facebook (for example when I was sleep training my son with the CIO method) [btw it totally helped to have this during that time -- it gave me a peace of mind knowing what my son was doing while he was in his room by himself]. The night vision is way better than I expected that I have even had a friend tell me that the quality on my camera is better than his video monitor. I also have a couple of expecting mothers that are so pleased with the pictures I post, that they just had to know which baby monitor I got so they can get the same exact one too. I love how I can zoom in using the app as well so I can check if baby is breathing. What is also awesome is that with just a click of a button you can take a pic of your camera or record video (only thing it doesn't record sound). I also can view my 2 cameras at the same time.

I totally recommend this camera to everyone I know. One of the hard things about this is that it isn't exactly the easiest thing to set up. It did take some time and I'm a front end developer and I can get away with most things when it comes to dealing with 'technology' but to be honest I did have problems. It did take some time to set it up the way I wanted to and to have it wireless. I was able to get it wireless by myself but I had difficulty with port forwarding (so I can view the cameras from anywhere instead of just my home network). Thankfully, foscam has such an awesome support team! Calvin helped me with setting up my port forwarding and so I can view both cameras on my phone. I had run out of time since I had to bring my son to the doctor but I called back and spoke with a Leo that helped me with my gmail set up for motion/sound detection. They were so good and awesome that I wish all companies had a customer service/support team such as them! With their help, I didn't need to stress at all.

Even though my baby is still 8 months still, I know this will come of use as he grows older. Such as when we tell him go to bed, but he really didn't go to bed yet, we can talk into the camera and tell him go to sleep =) This is just one example
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on October 23, 2012
I really like these cameras and the MAC interface works well with the help of their tech support. While not for a beginner, their tech support is outstanding. HINT:SHARE KEY IS YOUR ROUTER PASSWORD.

The one thing Foscam could not do is recommend a desk top program to run multiple cameras output. I found DComplex.com and am very happy with their Apple desk top interface. DComplex works great on my iMac and iPad 2. The bad news is that it is a difficult setup. The great news is DComplex has outstanding tech support and they are working on making the setup better. Do not buy the DComplex app before you get the program, because it is useless without the desktop program running.

When you combine these Foscam cameras with DComplex on an iMac & iPad, you will be impressed with the result. I am not associated with either Foscam or DComplex. Just a happy customer of both.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on August 30, 2012
Removed the camera from it's box and within 20 minutes it was up and running on the wireless network. Very simple to install, default port was 80 and my router saw the first camera using this port. I didn't have to set any rules for port forwarding.

Comes with an installation video which in itself is kind of funny to listen to the woman pronounce English words. I didn't have to use the video but it does show you how to most of the features the camera has.

The foscam forums are very popular and you can find most of your questions answered there. I had a question on which app to use for my phone and was pleased to find a very "hot" tread talking about the matter.

The video quality of the image is pretty good, the IR is a bit less but it's what to expect. The camera comes with a mounting bracket to hang on the wall or ceiling, a retractable ethernet cable and a useful manual but the video goes seems to discuss more.

The only downside is the iphone app is $6! The andriod one is free I believe, it's on the CD that comes with the item.

HIGHLY recommend this for anyone looking to do security or baby monitor. The image is great! Easy to install! Alarm features and email features to send pictures of when the alarm is triggered.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 17, 2014
How do I use it remotely? How can I use it on my iPad, iPhone, and PC? I googled for many hours, and everything I found is for people who are either a programmer or a software engineer (I think those people are the only people who will understand how to setup this camera remotely). In short, I bought 3 of these cameras and wasted my money. Now, after a few months (really!) I use them as "fake" cameras! DON'T BUY!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 9, 2015
Received this afternoon, took around 1 hr for setup. Its really easy if you know a little about tech. The only hard part for me was logging into the router to see what IP the camera was given by my router. Once I knew the IP I just put the ip in the browser and logged into the camera. From there I set up the wifi. Thats it.

I tested the setup with a Foscam Android app and IPhone app. Both work really well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 17, 2014
The cameras work splendidly. I was having issues getting them to work from any internet, called technical support and the respresentive hooked me up! He simply linked himself into my computer and did all the work for me! No way would I have ever figured that out on my own!! I'm so pleased with our choice for this camera to keep an eye on our precious babies!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 26, 2013
We had a bad experience with analog baby monitors so we got these cams and locked them into our wifi. They are perfect. I can see the kids from my iPhone and computer. They are so mobile so I can move them easily to different rooms. Don't have to worry about creeps hacking into my children's cameras.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 26, 2013
Albert just helped me set up my camera for my son's nursery. He was very nice. I'd write better instructions in the first place but I called, was on hold for 5 min, and then Albert did everything for me. :)
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