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4.0 out of 5 stars Good camera/ Bad software, June 21, 2011
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This review is from: LOFTEK® Nexus 543 Outdoor Wireless/wired Waterproof Ip Camera 4mm Lens 36 Infrared Leds with Night Vision. Silver (Electronics)
The Loftek Nexus 543 is a good all-around surveillance camera. It comes in a heavy duty, metal, outer shell with a descent quality camera. While you won't be able to make out face beyond 20' it will display activity with relative clarity.

Wired setup for this IP camera was a breeze. Simply plug it in over your LAN and your monitoring program will find it. The wireless setup was a bit tricky. It will take a bit of playing around with before you get the settings right. You will need to plug the camera into a wired network to setup the wireless connection.

The software that comes with this product is a joke. You can't mask areas you don't want monitored, the camera controls are horrible and it is difficult to navigate. I went with Blue Iris to record and monitor my system. My advice is to junk the software and use something that works.

Overall I'm very happy with this camera.
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Initial post: Jan 26, 2012 6:18:21 PM PST
S.L. says:
I use Blue Iris also and I'm very happy with it. Most of these cameras come with really bad software so something like Blue Iris picks up the quality of your camera system and it's worth every penny of the $50 it costs. I'm running a dozen cameras of different makes and models, from USB webcams to wireless IP cameras and Blue Iris handles them all. It's great to be able to buy the best camera you can get at the best price, configure it and then put it on Blue Iris to set all the masking, motion detection, emailing, etc and forget it.

The only real consideration in using Blue Iris is the power of the computer you run it on. Mine is idling right now with nothing being detected and recorded and I'm seeing 18% of my total clock cycles (processor power) being used by Blue Iris. That's on a six-core processor with 16 GB of RAM and three fairly decent video cards, it can jump to over 50% with several cameras recording.

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