The BB-HCM371A is a good camera for being 802.11 compliant. Good picture. and easy mounting instructions. The built in software is very easy to understand and to navigate. The price is fair for the product, "lots of bells and whistles for the cost".
The camera is difficult to program for internet use. For the most part you can toss the manual. If you have a router in line with a modem make sure and bridge the modem for internet use. It took 2 days with tech support to figure this one out.
The BB-HCM371A is a good camera for the price. I like the flexibilty of the wireless feature as well as not needing a computer on site after programming. The camera can be either hard wired or wireless. However, make sure to place the camera under a roof or overhang, because ... Read full review
The BB-HCM371A is a good camera for the price. I like the flexibilty of the wireless feature as well as not needing a computer on site after programming. The camera can be either hard wired or wireless. However, make sure to place the camera under a roof or overhang, because the camera is splash proof not water proof. The camera needs lighting for night viewing. I would either invest in some flood lights or IR imitters. Make sure that the IR imitters are 850nm. The other thing is that the camera can't be viewed in real time over the internet due to the huge amount of bandwidth that it uses. The fastest refresh is every 3 seconds which works for me. If you want to go hardwire I would go with another product with built in IR imitters. The BB-HCM371A also has build in memory for storage. Although, I would get a 1GB to 2GB SD card for expansion (2GB is max). The memory can be viewed over the internet as well. The overall functionality of the camera is good but I would not give it a great. Remember there is a learning curve for the internet installaton, But tech support is quick to help. Also don't forget and toss that MANUAL.... After the installation of the camera to the internet, it can be viewed anywhere in the world with your own web address,FREE from panasonic. The operating Temp are -4 F to over 100 F. so if you live in an area that gets below -4 F you might want to get another type camera. GOOD LUCK !!!! Hope this helps....