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2.0 out of 5 stars Only negative point is resolution..., June 10, 2013
This review is from: Samsung SmartCam IP Camera SNH-1011 (Electronics)
Update: a few months after I purchased these, one of the camera's infrared stopped working making that camera almost useless.

I just bought two of these and set them up in my lake house which is 2 hours away. There is a bundle pack of 2 for $200 at some stores, such as BJ's wholesale. It's a steal at that price, if you ask me. I ran them all weekend and tested the motion detection, alerts and other optional features. I tried the samsung app (on my iphone) and used Samsung's PC app too, very EASY to use. I also tried the private youtube (it uploads 30 second clips, not 50 as some advertise), picasa (still photos) and twitter options...individually and together. All of the features worked well and the cameras work well over wifi or cat5. In fact, the wifi stayed up 100%, which is a constant source of pain with other wifi cameras. It should be noted I updated the latest firmware too (which was a 1 click action item, real easy). The resolution is not the best, these cameras are very much like webcams but they are not awful. The night vision works OK. If you aim the camera through a window to view outside, at night, it will not work if there is no light or street lights. The audio is not great but I don't intend on using these for two-way communication. All in all, they are rock solid and work well. One other thing to note, when it switches from normal view to night vision (and vice versa) you will receive a motion detection alert, don't let that scare you ;). In fact, I consider it a twice a day reminder that everything is still working!
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Initial post: Jul 27, 2013 11:22:35 AM PDT
AP says:
Thank you for summarizing the functionality of all the key features including some useful tips. Some of the longer reviews missed many things you covered about the SmartCam.

Posted on Jan 2, 2014 8:15:02 AM PST
Chanz says:
I also have this cam and agree with the assessment.
The MAIN ISSUE IS THAT THE DAMN WEBSITE WHERE YOU CAN VIEW YOUR CAM IS DOWN ALL THE TIME!
This product is USELESS as a monitor as you cannot be sure to see your cam at any time.
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