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Great value, performance, and service!
on May 17, 2014
Overall, I'm very impressed with the delivery time, packaging, performance, and the price!
First off, when I saw the great pricing of the LaView system, it made me stop putting off the purchase of a home DVR system and just buy it, like now! When the the LaView system arrived at my door in a day, I was impressed with the packaging and the quality of appearance of the components.
Onto installation- after a few days of proudly staring at my purchase looking neat in the packaging, we installed the system one weekend with little trouble. We did initially think the wiring was too short for us, but it ended up working perfectly and we did find out that LaView offers 120ft cables for those who need them. The camera mounts were cool, easy to use and able to adjust and secure to exactly the desired angle.
Once installed we discovered out new favorite past time! People watching from inside the comfort of our own home! The cameras worked great in the day, and had good coverage, angle, and clarity for our use. At night, we did notice that with 0 ambient lighting (our backyard is a pit of darkness) the cameras were not super crazy see-in-the-dark perfect. However in conjunction with the motion activated security light on one corner of the house, the camera performed better on the other side as well. I think they just need some ambient lighting to function properly, even if its not direct light.
So far so good! I love the system and the fact it didn't cost me much makes it all the more enjoyable! I no longer mistake possums for ninjas attacking my house at night, I now know when to play possum (play dead) when my in-laws come over. It's also really cool to be able to check the cameras via my smartphone so when a expensive package is delivered I can ask the unemployed neighbor to take it inside in exchange for a cold beer. Very impressed and happy with my purchase!