Logitech WiLife Digital Video Security--Hidden Master System Camera
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|Alert Type||Motion Only|
|Mounting Type||Wall Mount|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||15.2 x 3.15 x 8.98 inches|
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- Logitech WiLife Digital Security Systems are not compatible with the new Logitech Alert Digital Security Systems
- 400 MHz DSP Processing Power
- Windows Media Video 9 Image Encoding
- Motion detection in up to 16 zones, Auto brightness Image Processing
- Selectable 640 x 480 pixels or 320 x 240 pixels Resolution
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WiLife Digital Video Security Camera Hidden Master System
From the Manufacturer
Easy set up gets you up and running fast
15-minute installation on your PC. No wires to run. Just plug and play.
No new wires to run. No network configuration.
Alerts and remote access let you be in two places at the same time
Protect your entire property with multiple cameras
Expandable for maximum coverage.
Add up to five additional Logitech Indoor, Outdoor, or Spy Add-On Cameras in any combination to any Logitech Master System.
Multiple indoor-mounting options.
Attach to a window (facing in or out), place on a desktop, or mount to a wall for optimum positioning.
To get complete home surveillance coverage we suggest placing cameras in the following locations...
- Entertainment Room
- Children's Play Area
- Living Room
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As for my opinion, this set does what it says it does in a pretty seamless fashion: you install the software, plug the camera into the wall, plug a USB adapter into the wall and your computer, make some minor configuration changes and you are all set. I have no doubt we could have gotten a better system cheaper but not one as seamlessly integrated.
We looked at many different systems and bought this one instead because:
- most spy cams broadcast for TV...you then need a TV/VCR to record, or a separately purchased adapter to make it work with your computer, and we weren't technically confident enough to want to buy different pieces and figure out how to get them working together
- some spy cams are self-recording (they contain memory internally) but these tend to be pricey AND they limit how much you can record; they will fill up if you don't clear them out regularly, and for our purposes that wasn't practical
- most "wireless" spy cams work on a WiFi wireless network, which is great if you have one, but we wanted this for use in a place we didn't have wifi; this one works by transmitting over your home or office electrical system.
- the cost of the system includes a website you can set up to view your camera remotely (although if you have a firewall you'll only be able to watch 3 minute pieces; if the system can connect directly, which might require configuring your router which some people will find daunting, you can watch constantly).
So, that said, here are some cons:
- only works on PCs, not macs
- 95% of the configuration is a piece of cake, but some aspects are confusing, like how to schedule alerts, and setting up for emailing alerts
- the program has many features that are in the program but you can't click on them -- they are there as advertisements for a "platinum" version of the software that costs $80 a year. It's annoying to have a screen full of buttons you aren't able to click, and to have advertising be such a prevalent portion of the interface
- this one is kind of petty, but it would be nice of the clock that hides the camera had an alarm, since we had to remove a "real" clock in place of this one
- the camera is fine for security, but the image is kind of strange - it appears to be infrared? Which means the colors are bizarre. Reds turn yellow, greens and blues turn white. Which is probably fine for security purposes, but don't be expecting to get a high quality video out of it
It was easy to install and use. However, it doesn't record sound which is important function to me as a nanny cam. When you set it to motion mode (only record when there is motion detected), it doesn't pick up fine motions. Therefore, I have to set it to continuous recording.
I only bought one camera (because it's so expensive) and I set it up in the living room. Since it doesn't record sound, I can't tell what kind of tone she is using when she is interacting with my baby and I can't tell what the nanny is doing when she goes to the kitchen or my bedrooms.
I returned the product mainly because it doesn't record sound. If you need a cam for Surveillance purple, sound recording might not be important. Yet, you can find a cheaper one for that purpose.
I bought this over a year ago, first I had problem with USB power line adapter didn't send signal then of sudden camera didn't turn on, found out it was the power outlet cord, I called Logitech tech support they've told me "we out of stock, you'll have to buy a universal one at RadioShack or Best Buy " meaning I have to spend no less than $20.00 but that's not the point here, it's the fact this things are made out of cheap material not even worth the $239.00 I paid for, not even worth $80 bucks!!! It kills me that spend that much money for a poorly manufactured cameras. plus customer services sux or maybe they pick who they can be nice to. Definitely will not buy from this company again.
Installation on our PC and setup of the cameras was very easy, indeed plug-and-play. The video stream images is clear although not too sharp. but good enough to recognize people and see what they are doing. It also performs well in low light. In my opinion good enough for a system of this price. Watching live video images on the PC, setting up email or text message alerts, watching recorded images and watching live images on the internet is also quite easy to do.
The only part that was more difficult to set up is to make it possible to see live images on the internet in real time ("direct mode" as Logitech calls it). For that to work you need to tinker with your firewall settings, which someone savvy enough with computers should be able to do though, with the firewall manual and help from the Logitech website. Also you need to install Microsoft Silverlight on the PC with which you want to see the cameras remotely over the internet (which can be a problem if you want to do this at your work: installation might not be allowed there).
But if this doesn't work you can always use "relay mode" to watch the cameras over the internet, which means that the video stream will be 60 seconds delayed, and you can watch only 3 minutes at a time. Again good enough for me!
Note that all cameras need to be plugged in in an electrical outlet, since the camera signals are transmitted via electricity cables. They don't have any wireless cameras (If Logitech ever would add wireless spy cameras for this system, then I would definitely buy one and rate this system 5 stars!). Also their spy cam can only be used once, if you have more of these clocks in your house obviously it will look suspicious. (May be Logitech can add other spy cameras to their lineup?)
All in all this is a good and easy system to use, and it does what it promises to do. Highly recommended.