Pros Picture and sound quality are better than most.
The built in web server performs as advertized.
If you consider that a mid range N class wireless router will give you around 600 to 1000 ft of range.
And the WVC80N runs on 5.5 volts at 1 amp, it is plain t
Cons I wish the web server offered more features, like perhaps 10 meg of user space for customization.
This is a rather minimal gripe since it can easily be incorporated into any other website. And I only say this because there is an open source USB Web Server
Summary Still have several things to try with this device.Can be battery powered. And USB Web server is available on the internet.
Updated on Jul 3, 2011
I purchased this because of the built in web server.
And this is the first device of this class, which I have been able to play with.
A little careful reading of the instructions was all I found to be required.
Anyone playing with WiFi and wireless routers should really take the time to understand
Pros Good features for the price
Cons Noisy (wireless) audio
Remote viewing set-up not easy
Summary I purchased two WVC80Ns, and BOTH had a background clicking noise from the microphone audio when used wirelessly.
When researching the problem, I came across several other posts with the same issue, and never saw a successful resolution. Some people had their new units replaced by Cisco with REFURBISHED units, and they still had the same problem.
I spent two sessions with Cisco Live Chat support, and they ultimately wanted me to return my unit for a replacement as well. I declined.
The noise is not overwhelming, but if you're using it for home monitoring/surveillance, it's loud enough to mask background ambient noises you may be interested in.
Setup was OK, but if you want to view the images remotely (not from your home network), it's not as easy-peasy as they want you to think. I have a fairly new Netgear WNR-1000 router, and when I got to the point during setup to configure for remote viewing, I was sent to a page that said my router was incompatible, and did not even appear on their "Complete List" of routers that have been designated as either compatible or not.
Pros Very Clear Images (For The Price) "Practically" Facial Recognition Quality In Good Lighting.
Motion Detection Recording Option.
Works EXTREMELY Well With My iPhone - YES, Streaming Via The Web-Interface!!!
Cons You REALLY Need To Know/Have SOME Networking Background Or Help. (I can not over emphasize that enough.)
I wish they had/offer "rotating" recording. (For example, record for 72 hours then begin the cycle all over again.) You can only "just record."
Summary I've purchased/Tried MANY Security Cameras - And For The Price - You Can NOT Go Wrong. (Remember, YOU NEED To At Least Have A Friend With Networking Background To Help If You're A "Newbie."
The ONLY reason I've been seeing "bad" reviews is (probably) from those who have to have ONE-BUTTON-SETUP-AND-FORGET background...and those who _really_ aren't familiar with "Wireless Networking." (Those Of The Hand-Holder Types, forget it!)
(As I've read in other reviews) You Do NOT Need To Purchase The DDNS - If You Have Someone Help You.
Images are clear enough (very close to "Facial Recognition" but, only in GOOD lighting.
Supports ALL THREE PROTOCOLS: MPEG4, MJPEG (iPhone), and RTSP!
If you're fluent, it's VERY well worth it.
If you need your hand-held, get a $29 web-cam and "settle" for less.
Pros Nothing good to say.
Cons Poor software. Bad tech support.
Summary I wasted a lot of time trying to set the camera up; I did every troubleshooting step when it failed. To no avail.
I wasted about an hour and a half on hold, calling again, answering inane questions from useless tech support people.
When I finally reached a competent support person in North Carolina, he explained that he couldn't support this camera because it was from the Philippines.
Try a different camera.
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