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Good Quality...home users do lots of your own research!
on November 3, 2013
Paired with a Synology DS 412+ running Surveillance Station. Quality is much much better, and viewing angle much wider, than my previous Foscam 8910w. Still trying to figure out which motion detection settings are best, but I'm very pleased. It was far more than I wanted to spend on driveway surveillance, but the experts in the forums are right....don't go cheap if quality is important....think about how angry you'd be at yourself if the recording of someone smashing your car window late at night showed you that something 'human-like' was the culprit, but you couldn't tell what they look like! For those like me that are doing research I'll try to post a customer image shortly (Update 11/4: Day and night images posted in Customer Images - refer to pics with U-Haul van)...I found those and the YouTube videos to be very helpful.
There is one expert review on this cam that knocks the motion detection/sensitivity...he's been active in many forums, and seems to be knowledgeable - at this point I'm unable to disagree with him - I still can't get the motion settings 'perfect' using either Synology or Y-Cam options, even with Y-Cam technical support advice.
One more note...in Southern California, I've found the on board IR illuminators on both this and the previous Foscam unit I had seem to attract small bugs that trigger motion recording....one of these days I'll be trying an external illuminator when I can find time to learn more about them.