Defender Additional Digital Wireless Camera with Long Range Night Vision for Defender PX301 Security Systems (Black)
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- Long Range Night Vision - The camera comes equipped with advanced night vision and 18 infrared (IR)
- Expand Your System - The PX301-C is exclusive to the Defender PX301 wireless system.
- Advanced Motion Detection - Once movement is detected, the camera will send a signal to the PX301 system and prompt recording
- Weather Resistant Camera Housing - The durable aluminum housing resists rusting, deterioration and can weather any season.
- The PX301 cameras are built with professional grade aluminum housing that will prevent deterioration and rusting.
- LEDs that let you see clearly in the dark, up to 40ft away! Must be plugged into a power source with included power cable
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Defender Additional Digital Wireless Camera with Long Range Night Vision for Defender PX301 Security Systems- Black
From the Manufacturer
The PX301-C is a camera designed for Defender PX301 wireless security systems. This Digital Wireless security camera comes equipped with 18 infrared LEDs that allow the camera to see up to 40ft away in the dark. Mount the camera indoors or outdoors-it is compact enough that it can be concealed easily and has weather resistant aluminum housing to resist deterioration and rusting. This plug and play system allows you to setup your additional camera in a matter of seconds meaning, no messy wiring is involved. The PHOENIX 301 system is expandable up to four cameras so you can monitor multiple areas of your home or business. Using an additional camera is a simple and effective way to boost your PHOENIX 301 system.
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Digital Wireless Technology
The PHOENIX 301-Series comes equipped with Digital Wireless Technology that ensures there is no messy wiring involved when setting the system up. The plug and play system means that connecting your additional camera to your PX301 system only takes a matter of seconds. Superior digital functionality ensures that the signals passing between the camera and receiver remain strong as you monitor your business or home wirelessly, up to 450ft away.
Expand Your System
As your security needs grow, so can your system. The PX301-C is exclusive to the Defender PX301 wireless system. The PHOENIX 301 systems allow you to connect up to four cameras for multiple viewing purposes. Keep an eye on more than one vulnerable area at your business or home and enjoy complete coverage of your employees, loved ones and valuables.
Long Range Night Vision
This indoor/outdoor camera provides you with a clear, secure picture, even when you monitor after-hours or in a dark location. This camera comes equipped with advanced night vision and 18 infrared (IR) LEDs that let you see clearly in the dark, up to 40ft away! The LEDs activate automatically when it gets dark, and deactivate during the day to save energy (CDS sensor).
Advanced Motion Detection
Sensors within the camera can detect and capture movement. Once movement is detected, the camera will send a signal to the PX301 system and prompt recording. The system can also sound an audible beep, which warns you that motion was detected. Different motion settings give you flexibility so you can choose when the unit will start recording and for how long. This camera allows you to conserve your system SD memory space by recording only when movement is detected.
Weather Resistant Camera Housing
The durable aluminum housing resists rusting, deterioration and can weather any season. A sun shield is attached to help prevent glare from the sun and other bright objects. The PX301 cameras are built with professional grade aluminum housing that will prevent deterioration and rusting so you can monitor outdoors with ease.
24/7 Lifetime Live Customer Support
Assistance is available for you whenever you need it. Our customer support team can be reached by phone 24/7, by email or by live web chat services so that you will always have access to an expert.
What's in the Box
This camera automatically connects to your PX301 system on its own so you will be watching clear, interference-free footage in a matter of seconds up to 450ft away
This camera comes equipped with advanced night vision and 18 infrared (IR) LEDs that let you see clearly in the dark, up to 40ft away!
The PHOENIX 301 systems allow you to connect up to four cameras for multiple viewing purposes
Once movement is detected, the camera will send a signal to the PX301 system and prompt recording
The durable aluminum housing resists rusting, deterioration and can weather any season
All necessary power supplies and mounting hardware included
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In the product description, it states that it comes with a 2Gb SD card, but mine actually arrived with a 4Gb, so kudos for the upgrade, even if it's still way too small; unless someone plans to offload video clips every day or erase data every day. I simply upgraded immediately to a 64Gb card. Quick note here -- not all SD cards are created equal. For this system, you need the following specifications: Supports Ultra High Speed Class 1 specification, Class 10 compliant, Suitable for SDXC / SDHC compatible devices. So, as far as the product description and the accompanying SD card, 4 stars.
Some people complained about the quality of the images. I'm going to disagree with their assessment strongly, but can only do so based on my personal observations. First of all, the LD monitor allows for two settings, SD and HD. Recording in a higher definition will, of course, chew up more storage space. While I can see a distinct difference between the two, it wasn't so different that I felt it necessary to use HD. I can see images in SD with enough clarity that I don't require the pinpoint visual precision of HD. The image does NOT, however, look like the sample image given on the description. So, image quality gets 5 stars.
This system also comes with a built-in microphone/speaker. We tested this repeatedly. Voices come over loud and clear both ways. The only issue I discovered is that there is a lag between when I speak and release the talk button and when the respondent can answer. If the response comes too quickly, the microphone hasn't reset (or something) on their end, and what they say doesn't come through. If they wait a second, it comes through loud and clear. This is also something that happens only intermittently, which is a little strange. Sometimes the response comes through despite speaking immediately after I release the talk button. So, speaker system: 4 stars.
Setting and use of the system is my next area of review. Setting up the system takes seconds. The menu is so very easy to access, scroll through and use, that it's almost unbelievable. It helps that the manual is simplistic. Anyway, I mastered it rather quickly. So, set up is 5 stars.
The camera. Great quality, sturdy construction, but a couple of drawbacks that I can see. The image given in the description makes it seems as if this camera has a broad coverage area. That it can see a wide span. This is not the case. In fact, I'd say that the coverage is approximately 15x8. That is to say, if you mount the camera right side up, it will view an area that is 15 feet in length, and outward (width), approx 8 feet. For me, that means my front walkway only. It doesn't even come close to capturing my front yard. The images are also displayed in a bluish gray scale, not full color. Not a problem for me, but again, not as portrayed by the seller's promo pics. For this reason, I ordered a third camera in order to cover my front yard/cars too. I like that the camera can be rotated for the view you want to capture, but if mounted high on a wall, repositioning it manually (if desired) would be too much trouble, so we plugged everything in after mounting and worked with where we wanted it pointing (viewing the image in the monitor) before climbing off the ladder. It would also be nicer if the camera had a auto rotate feature, but for the price I paid for this set up, I won't be too picky, nor am I disappointed. Camera: 3 1/2 stars.
Recording feature is about 3 1/2 to 4 stars only because the system won't record in split mode (or quad mode, if you have four cameras). It will only record when movement is detected in single screen mode. I have two cameras. The view rotates between the two. If motion is detected in my house, it begins recording for a specified length of time and then stops and returns to the rotation. If you put it in split screen, a message appears temporarily which states that it can't record while in that mode.
Again, I am very satisfied, overall, with this set up, and it was a very good deal at the price paid. My third camera will arrive tomorrow and I can add a fourth camera if I find another area that needs coverage in my house or yard. I don't foresee needing another, but its nice to know I can. Highly recommended.
UPDATE: 1 week after installation. Uh oh, the monitor has stopped functioning. I woke up and the screen had a thick pink line running through it. I have submitted a tech support ticket to the manufacturer. Hopefully they will resolve it quickly and satisfactorily. Will update again once resolved.
UPDATE 2: 4/30/2015. Since my monitor stopped working on a Saturday, and I didn't want to wait until the following Monday for tech support to get back to me, I instead contacted Amazon for a replacement. It arrived Sunday. I sent back the defective monitor Monday. To their credit, the company DID contact me Monday morning to assist, which tells me that their customer service is decent; however, they would only have been able to replace the monitor, so in this case, contacting Amazon produced faster results.
Just a few of MANY examples of the bad software:
- You can VIEW all four cameras at once, but you can't record more than one at a time
- The "motion detect" feature will record for ONLY 5, 15 or 30 seconds PERIOD, even if there is 5 minutes of continuous motion
- When recording from a camera, you can't do ANYTHING ELSE, including watch playback, look at another live camera, etc.
- You can't get to the settings menu from any screen other than a single (not quad) live camera feed
- You can't get to the playback screen from any screen other than a single (not quad) live camera feed
- The playback screen is literally a list of the file system that you have to manually navigate: "video" *select* "20130907" *select* "161326_1.avi" *select* and now you are watching your video that started recording at 4:13PM and 26 seconds on September 7th, 2013 from camera 1.
I've sent this system back to Amazon and won't be considering anything further from Defender USA.
On a very positive note, it was a very easy set up. That is a strong point. From there it slides a bit downhill. First thing that became an issue was with one of the mounting brackets. There is a ball and socket joint that allows for the camera to pivot. The ball was either too small or the socket was too large. No matter, it was loose enough to not hold the camera where it was needed. Ended up taking the camera off the base to install a 1/4" nut that now acts like a locking nut to hold the camera in place. We bought two cameras but only one had this issue.
Using the "motion" sensor to record is not as good as it could be. Wish there were some adjustment in the distance this could be set for. As it is, for the camera to detect motion then activate the record event, the target has to be in the range of 10 feet or so to be detected by the motion sensor. The viewing distance is much greater than that but to record the target, it has to be pretty much with in 10 feet.
The quality of the picture while OK. IS not HD nor even close to it. As a matter of fact, not sure how to describe it other than to say it is like a mix of grayscale and color. Example. One camera is pointed to cover our front door. In the picture, you can see the color of the house. But the grass and bushes are gray. Tried to adjust the contrast which helped a bit in the quality of the picture, but not when it comes to color. Like one of those commercials you see on TV where parts of it are in color and parts of it are in black and white. Face can be made out, but color??????
The night vision is workable but it is a stretch when it is said it will see out 40 feet. Would have to say the distance where the face etc can be made out clearly is closer to 15 feet. Maybe 20 at the furthest. For sure, not 40'.
The distance from camera to the base unit, is another one of those maybe in the perfect world type of things where 100' is mentioned in the sales literature. In the real world, I would not want to place the camera any further then 70' from the base unit.
When you play back what has been recorded, you can choose to delete that content which is easy enough. Like with many photo programs, a folder is made with the picture files being placed into that folder. The base unit is a computer in all terms of the word. When a event is recorded, a folder is made with the contents (files) being placed into it. The files like I said, can be deleted easy enough. Just not the folder. It stays. So you end up with empty folders. Should be able to delete them as well with the same ease.
This product is not high end and we knew that. But just thought it would be a bit better than what it has been made out to be. Tried for weeks looking at reviews and learning about security cameras, making what we thought to be a good choice, has left us a bit disappointed with our purchase. It works, but not as advertised leaving us with very mixed feelings about the product we just spent money on.
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