Foscam HD 720P Outdoor WiFi Security Camera – Weatherproof IP66 Bullet / 1MP IP Wireless Surveillance Camera System with iOS/Android App, Night Vision up to 65ft, and More (FI9803P)
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- Never Miss a Moment: Remotely access your security camera feed, motion events, and recordings to enjoy peace of mind from anywhere. Includes free local recording. Optional Foscam Cloud remote storage is also available (free trial included).Wi-Fi compliant with wireless standards IEEE 802.11b/g. Wired connection is also included
- Easy to Use for Anyone: Improves on traditional CCTV and home security camera systems with plug and play setup provided by the Foscam smartphone app. Simply download the Foscam app, follow the onscreen prompts, and start watching live video in minutes.
- Smart Technology: Motion detection and intelligent alerts can send real-time push notifications to your phone with captured images while you're away. This security camera can see 24/7 with high-intensity IR LEDs (super clear night vision up to 65ft).
- Enhanced 720P HD Video With Extras: Wide 75° viewing angle is complemented by auto IR-cut filter, which provides accurate image color balance for an exceptional 720P HD experience. This model also includes external mic/speaker audio jacks for optional outdoor two-way audio..US Support and Warranty Included: Our cameras are CE and FCC certified with UL compliant power supplies. Superb build quality backed by a full 1-year USA Warranty
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Modern life and work pulls us all in a million different directions.
How can we take charge?
With the Foscam FI9803P, you can pull everything together, in one place - check in on your front gate or porch, backyard, driveway, shed, storefront, parking lot, loading dock, even your construction site, right in the palm of your hand.
IP66 weatherproofing ensures that the FI9803P keeps recording without damage or interruption in rain, sleet, or snow. Instant access and remote viewing by mobile app means that you never have to wonder again if your property is safe: juggling life's responsibilities just got a lot easier.
The FI9803P is more than a security camera.
We've made security both simpler and more versatile than ever before: stay connected to what you care about and never let an important event slip by, no matter where you are.
Your video feed is securely streamed in rich 720P detail, making it feel like you're there, and 2-Way Audio lets you participate in the moment, not merely watch it. Receive alerts on your mobile phone - you'll know when someone is right on your doorstep - and respond to events as they happen. Our recording choices also let you preserve footage how you want, when you want. Local storage is free (no monthly fees)!
Reliability, value, and intelligence are our gold standards.
Foscam wouldn't be an internationally recognized brand in security, for over 10 years running, if we didn't understand that reliability, value, and intelligence are all three necessary for making an outstanding security camera.
The FI9803P features enhanced night vision (up to 65 feet) and is equipped with highly sophisticated digital zoom (magnifies up to 8X). Say goodbye to straining and guessing at blurry, grainy, or poorly illuminated scenes: you'll enjoy crisp, well illuminated footage in true 720P HD. Our smart alert and motion technology even avoids false alarms (e.g. plants swaying in wind).
Rich HD video quality.
Foscam build its own hardware in-house, ensuring exceptionally solid build quality with no cut corners. The result is a truly rich HD 720P stream offering incredible density of detail at a value that is unrivaled in the home security market.
Unlike cameras with plastic housing and seals, which may malfunction during storms or deform and lose their protection, the FI9803P has a tough aluminum shell. It is built to perform in severe weather without damage, interruption, or footage loss, and the IP66 standard is rated for protection against heavy rain, sleet, and snow. With our unrivaled 1 Year Warranty on outdoor models, you can rest assured that they are made to outlast any hazard that nature throws at them.
See through total darkness.
Night vision is one of the areas where higher quality hardware makes the most difference. The FI9803P's enhanced night vision uses high-intensity IR LEDs that illuminate details in crisp, clear night vision up to 65 feet away. Functions such as app push alerts and smart motion detection especially benefit from better night vision: the alerts are more sensitive and relevant, and this advantage is further enhanced by an intuitive app interface for customizing your motion sensitivity and alert settings.
No expensive monthly fees.
Choose and pay for only what you need: we believe in offering a full suite of storage options. You can send and store video by FTP, absolutely free, and we even support NVRs (not included), NAS, and local hard drive recording. Our affordable Foscam Cloud service is also available to safeguard your footage from theft or damage by recording it to our secure Cloud (30 day trial included).
Be there, even when you're not.
- See your cameras in realtime on your smartphone.
- View recorded Cloud footage with convenient search and scan functions.
- Schedule recordings, configure alerts, and pan/tilt/zoom right from your mobile.
- Enjoy 24/7 access using our beautifully designed app, free with your camera.
Get only the alerts you care about.
- Smart motion detection is seamlessly integrated to your phone.
- You can receive push alerts any time relevant motion is detected.
- Custom motion sensitivity settings tailor the alerts to your camera's environment.
- Sound alerts can also detect events around or behind the camera's visual range (e.g. a baby crying or window breaking).
Secure Cloud access over the web.
- 30-day Foscam Cloud trial included with your camera.
- Easily scan your Cloud footage with 24/7 access and unrivaled affordability.
- Quickly find and download any recording you're looking for.
- Offsite storage protects recordings against any footage loss that could result from damage such as fire, or theft of the camera.
|Video Resolution||HD: 1280x720p, H.264 Compression||Full HD: 1920x1080p, H.264 Compression||Full HD: 1920x1080p, H.264 Compression||4MP HD+: 2560×1440p, H.264 Compression||HD: 1280x720p, H.264 Compression||Full HD: 1920x1080p, H.264 Compression|
|Field of View and Night Vision||Wide 75° with Night Vision up to 65ft||Super Wide 118° with Night Vision up to 65ft||Super Wide 118° with Night Vision up to 65ft||Wide 78° with Night Vision up to 65ft||Wide 75° with Night Vision up to 65ft||Super Wide 110° with Night Vision up to 65ft|
|Weatherproof Shell IP66||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Pan/Tilt/Zoom||No / No / Yes: 8X Digital Zoom||No / No / Yes: 8X Digital Zoom||No / No / Yes: 8X Digital Zoom||No / No / Yes: 8X Digital Zoom||No / No / Yes: 8X Digital Zoom||Yes / Yes / Yes: 8X Digital Zoom|
|Two-Way Audio||Yes: External Mic/Speaker Audio Jacks||Yes: External Mic/Speaker Audio Jacks||Yes: External Mic/Speaker Audio Jacks||Yes: External Mic/Speaker Audio Jacks||No||Yes: Built-In Mic/Speaker|
|Plug and Play Setup||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Cloud Recording||Optional - 30 Day Trial Included||Optional - 30 Day Trial Included||Optional - 30 Day Trial Included||Optional - 30 Day Trial Included||Optional - 30 Day Trial Included||Optional - 30 Day Trial Included|
|Local Recording||FTP, NVR, Foscam Cloud||FTP, NVR, Foscam Cloud||FTP, NVR, Foscam Cloud||FTP, NVR, Foscam Cloud||FTP, NVR, Foscam Cloud||FTP, NVR, MicroSD Card, Foscam Cloud|
|Connection Type||Wired/WiFi (2.4ghz) - WEP, WPA, WPA2 Encryption||Wired/WiFi (2.4ghz) - WEP, WPA, WPA2 Encryption||Wired POE - Power Over Ethernet||Wired POE - Power Over Ethernet||Wired POE - Power Over Ethernet||Wired/WiFi (2.4ghz) - WEP, WPA, WPA2 Encryption|
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The Foscam FI9803P Wireless IP Camera is the expansion of the Foscam outdoor camera range, alongside the FI9805W with 1.0 Megapixels resolution. The Foscam FI9803P Outdoor Megapixel Wireless IP Camera adopts a 720p HD video quality (1280 x 720) as well as a high performance media processor, and high speed video protocol processor. As a result, it is capable of H.264 video compression allowing for extremely smooth video transmission with minimal bandwidth consumption. In addition, due to the small file sizes produced by H.264 video compression it has the ability to save tremendous hard drive space when doing manual video recording. In brief, the Foscam FI9803P comprises 720p HD video quality, H.264 video compression, wireless N suitability, the ability to remotely view over the Internet, motion detection and night vision images. In addition, you can use your smartphone (iPhone, Android)) or your default browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari) to view the images through an Internet connection. The camera can be used as part of your alarm system at home, office, ... with the ability to monitor over the internet. Box Contains Foscam FI9803P IP Camera; Power Supply; Quick Installation Guide; WiFi Antenna; Mounting Bracket; Ethernet Cable; CD
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UPDATE: It has been 6 months now. The camera is still working, however, I am running into issues with the wifi signal dropping off occasionally. I suspect the wifi radio in this thing is starting to fail as I have other wifi cameras that are fine so my network infrastructure is not the issue. I am going to run a Cat5 cable to it and be done with the Wifi completely with this camera. I had two other Foscam cameras do the same thing. Since you have to run a power wire to these cameras, the wireless feature really is not of that much value as you still have to wind up crawling around in an attic to run a wire. You get a more reliable signal using a Cat5 cable. I have since found other cameras on Amazon that do not have Wifi functionality and cost half as much as this one, and produce just as good a picture. So far I have had to send back two of these cameras and get them exchanged as the video image started to fade and lost the crisp picture it once had.
UPDATE 2: I'm throwing in the towel on these things. I have pretty much sent back, at one point or another, all four of the 9803 cameras I bought. The image quality seems to degrade over time. While Foscam has been good about replacing them, it's a pain to constantly have to tear them down and ship back and forth. Also one of the replacement units I was sent had similar image quality issues. See attached images.
UPDATE 3: OK dropped the rating on this camera to ONE star. Last two units I sent back, the replacement units exhibited the SAME hazy blur of the units I returned. It's almost as though they just sent me back the same ones I sent in to be replaced. On top of that, one of the two replacement units failed completely after running for only 3 hours. I could not get it to power back up. I've had it with these things. I get FAR better image quality from 720P cameras that sell for $25-$35. Won't be buying anymore of these units. Foscam told me all they can do is replace the units - no refunds beyond the Amazon 30 day return period. As stated there are other solutions out there for a lot less and are FAR more reliable.
UPDATE 4: I replaced yet another one of these Foscam 9803 units today - the last remaining one I had in service. Since I am throwing them in the garbage I decided to take the last unit apart and see if I could isolate the problem. It seems the CCD sensor in these cameras are good for about 8-14 months then they develop a haze or cloudy image. At first I thought this was a humidity problem inside the camera housing but it is not. I was able to verify that this issue is essentially caused by poor quality CCD sensors used in the construction of the camera. I tried calling Foscam to see what they would do about it. Customer service seems to be about the same quality as the cameras. You get to sit on hold for about 4 mins and then their phone system tells you to call back when it is not so busy and they unceremoniously drop the call on you! I added one more photo below to show what happens 8 months into the life of these cameras. This is a camera Foscam replaced for me in Feb of 2016.
In summary, there are LOTS of other options out there for sale on Amazon, that are superior in quality, and cost HALF what I paid for this Foscam 9803 unit. Would not recommend these units or the company since as a customer, I have to work too damn hard to reach a live body at Foscam.
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Setup while perhaps good for an indoor camera was difficult and challenging for an outdoor product - you can only setup the camera by showing the 2D QR-code to the smartphone app, which has to happen with the camera in place, so it can scan for the wifi access point you're using. It then takes 60-120 seconds to try and find the hotspot, during which you have to be physically close to the camera. Fine in the summer, but not so fun in a Chicago winter.
This wasn't too bad the first time as I had just installed the camera, so the ladder etc were all in place. However, every other time I rebooted the router or lost power, the camera had to be manually reconnected to the wifi. However, when it was working, performance and picture quality were good.
The other setup issue, is that the "pigtail" from the camera has to be sealed, as it includes a RJ45 connector and no enclosure or seal to protect it from the wind and rain.
Taking down the camera, I see that the connection to the antenna has rusted and the reset button has also rusted, perhaps these two spots also allowed water into the camera causing it to fail. See photos.
Foscam support said that their warranty doesn't cover an damage "in use" and is only valid for 90 days. So, I now need to buy a new camera.
Finally, we always wondered why this camera had more spiderwebs on it than the other cameras, and now I see that the "hood" above the camera has a very nice gap - nicely sized to protect spiders and other bugs from the rain.
If you read this, please click on the useful button. Foscam contacted me after I bought the camera on Amazon asking me to write a review in return for extended support and a chance to win something - I forget what it was. Which probably explains all the long positive reviews, but I don't see many commenting on what happens after the camera has been in place for some time... so the more votes, the more buyers will know what happens.