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This review is from: Foscam FI8918W Wireless/Wired Pan & Tilt IP/Network Camera with 8 Meter Night Vision and 3.6mm Lens (67° Viewing Angle) (Personal Computers)
If you have never interfaced with your router's software before (and you are not brave!) then this might not be for you. It is not hard to set up. You plug in its AC adapter and plug it into your router. Follow the instructions and wow.
The picture is wonderful. The motion alarm is fantastic. We placed on of these inside our barn across the street from our home, about 350 feet away. We added an $80. antenna to our router from Hawking, also available on Amazon, and poof! I can now see what all the sqwak is at 2AM in my barn with out walking all the way out there! Wow, wow, wow. The pan and tilt features are really nice. We setup another at our front door, and three "out door" styles around the outside of the property. I don't know how long this black "indoor" will last in the extreme temps and humitity of our barn and front porch, but that is not Foscam's problem. I will update at the end of the winter, or sooner if they die during winter!
4/3/11 Well they made it through the winter. We have been able to review motion detection alarm triggered video clips that were saved on our pc. We have been able to remote pan across the barn to see who is making all the racket and why. It is lovely to know who has been on your porch while you were sleeping! The cameras are wonderful. the there is an antenna you can get on amazon that will extend you wireless cababilities. We view the inside and outside of our barn across the street. These are great.
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Initial post: Dec 20, 2010 10:28:19 AM PST
Jessika Naranjo says:
Hi Kat Kat, Can you tell me exactly the model of the antenna you purchase? Also is the antenna is compatible with any wireless router? How do you hook up the antenna to the router. Thank you and sorry to ask too many question. I like the view you give to the camera and I'm planning to buy the camera with the hi gain antenna. Thank you again.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2011 2:31:25 PM PDT
Jayse Hansen says:
I was wondering that too - then I found her other review of it here Hawking Technology Hi-Gain Outdoor Omni Directional 9DB Antenna (HAO9SIP)
hope that helps!
Posted on Jun 7, 2011 11:56:00 AM PDT
Five 28 says:
Well, who did you find lurking around your place? ;)
Posted on Jun 28, 2011 12:28:24 PM PDT
What model of outdoor camera did you end up with... just curious. Are you happy with the outdoor camers also?
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 2, 2011 4:11:23 PM PDT
I have been very happy with all their cameras and their tech support, out of Texas?, was great. The inside cameras have sound and mic & pan and tilt. They are wonderful. I can log in at my computer and scare the pants off my son when he is out in the barn doing chores. These cameras should not be left outside, they are labeled indoor. But, so far so good. Out in the barn and on our screen porch the indoor cameras have been working great. Front door leads out to screen porch and the camera there allows me to see and hear who has arrived and even say hello to them remotely. We are out in the country so a static ip is too expensive for us but if you live in a city were you are issued a static ip by your internet supplier then you can log into the cameras from anywhere.
Posted on Nov 18, 2011 12:01:31 PM PST
what do you use to record video? I've been looking for a mac solution, nothing.. =(
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2011 8:23:45 PM PST
I have a pc, running Vista, and it auto records when I have movement alarms set. I know nothing about mac. Sorry. A cheap pc ($50?) Would solve your problem. Good luck -sorry I don't have any better advice.
Posted on Dec 1, 2011 8:27:44 PM PST
Andoid now has an app for the cameras! System is working great still. I have foscam's.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 31, 2013 3:26:57 PM PST
Try either Evocam or uFoscam. Evocam is a more a elaborate, complex security camera program that allows you to create motion sensors within the image. uFoscam is a $7 app from the Apple app store. It relies on the motion detect subroutine built into the camera. I have both and they are very good. Use Evocam if your primary need is parking the camera and waiting for motion. Use uFoscam if you want easy set up and pan/tilt control of the camera. Foscam cameras have a small quirk when panning with third party software. The left and right pan buttons in the software work backwards. uFoscam has the ability correct this issue in set up. Evocam does not.
Posted on Jun 10, 2013 4:22:58 AM PDT
D. Duffy says:
How are the remote cameras powered and if by battery, what is the life expectancy of the batteries?