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Good; Needs Clearer Instructions
on September 27, 2013
If the instructions had been clearer, I'd have rated it a five. However, they're not. In order to do a lot of the set-up, you really need to have the thing hooked to your computer. It took me seemingly forever to figure out what I needed to do to set it up so that it'd catch motion to record my cats day and night. Even once you have the right software on your computer, it's not particularly intuitive.
That said, the sucker works! I wish it held its charge better between uses, but overall, it did exactly what I needed it to. We have four cats. One started peeing outside the box. No matter how hard I tried, I could never catch any of them in the act. Knowing that could mean a health issue (and getting seriously ticked off about cleaning up pee four times a day), I needed to know who it was. This spy cam was the most affordable and the most appropriate to my needs.
-It doesn't need to be hooked up to a computer to capture images.
-It works on an internal, rechargeable battery OR plugged into a wall.
-It has a motion sensor (so it doesn't needlessly drain the battery recording a blank wall)
-It has a night mode for low-light environments (like small areas being lit by a night light)
-It has a long enough charge time to record for hours.
-It's small, so easily concealed (my cats are typical cats: insatiably curious, so this was a MUST).
I finally caught the cat in question and was able to get her to the vet to figure out what was going on. She had multiple medical issues. Now I use it when I expect unsupervised visitors to our apartment.