Astak Pan & Tilt Wireless IP Network Camera Monitoring System with Night Vision, Motion Sensor, and Built-in-Audio (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- H264 video compression algorithm for low bandwidth high definition video
- Easy 3 step setup
- Automatic fault recovery and re connection after network interruption
- Supports simultaneous browsing by up to 10 users
- Built in DVR which requires SD card
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Image quality: Very good. Night vision. Astounding. was able clearly see across a 20ft room in near total darkness. Verified to work with Droid - the cam automatically shifts to a smaller picture size to conserve bandwidth (from 640/480 to 320/240). Image detection works nicely. Email alerts seem to work quite well. DynamicDNS Support built in, though I did not test. Likewise UPnP support.
Remote control via both web and droid is great as well, though the 2 second delay takes getting used to.
Yoics. I just don't like having someone else in control of my data. Camera will work just fine without it, if you know how to do port forwarding.
No autofocus. Found this one accidentally - you need to manually adjust the lens focus for the field of interest.
No Zoom. With all the other toys, that would have been great
"capture" and "record" do not work on Macintosh platform - though the support person I chatted with said that they are aware of it.
Wireless: Full disclosure, I'm not sure if this is the router, or the cam but:
Camera claims to support WPA2/AES - During setup, it will "test" the connection, and declare it good. Then pull the ethernet cable and... no network. AES works with other equipment in the house.
I switched it down to WPA/TKIP and the wireless is working fine now.
You had better know what you are doing, as the manual is less than helpful at times. Get your kid to help out :D
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've used my camera for over a year now, great quality of video. It is a little bit of a problem getting logged in to view it remotely, but once connected to the camera I can... Read morePublished on June 9, 2012 by Tom-P
The only thing good about this experience was that the camera was delivered by the date specified. Other than that it was a horror story. Read morePublished on May 17, 2010 by wildcat1