Pros Clear Images day and night is better than most others without the optional night vision. Easy Set up and no wires to mess with
Cons Purchased 5 cameras and within a year three has failed and power supplies break. Now I understand why company only warrants for only 90 days
Summary Overall quality is Excellent = 9 out of 10Purchased 5 cameras and 3 have failed after one year. that is $900 down the drain. Warranty is on 90 days. Remote capability will only last one week and base PC will need to be rebooted. this is a problem as I mainly installed these so I can monitor my vacation home 700 miles away and do not return 4 months at a time. So buyer beware. Great product when it works and easy set up but is about it. hope this helps
Overall Ease of use Excellent = 9 out of 10
Overall workmanship and durability is the worst I've experienced rating = 2 of 10
These cameras are very costly averaging $250.oo each with a mandatory Master camera at $300.00.
With such a high price tag I am disappointed that the product does not have a longer working life span...
Yes, after about year expect to throw these cameras away..
With this said if this company does not improve the durability of their product then we as consumers are merely getting rip off. As I am feeling right now. Thanks to able to voice my opinion.
Updated on May 17, 2009
Pros They work great when new. Video quality is excellent
Cons Two of my 3 cameras don't work after 9 months
Summary Buy from local dealer, keep your receipts.
They seem to stand behind their product for replacement.
Pros Very very easy to get up and running.
Cons Wish the Upgrade Platium Software was a one time payment.
Summary I don't know what these other people who rated this product poorly are talking about. The price is what???? "To expensive" I would gladly pay another $100.00 more for this great invention and not have to crawl around in a attic pulling wires and drilling holes in walls. I was set up in 15 min like advertised. Software installed on the first try (I must have the newest software version). The picture is great and at night the the cameras auto adjust for low light condtions and still has a awesome picture. I also got a outdoor camera and I plugged it in on a outdoor outlet and the software found the camera right away. This is a brainless install and a monkey could do it. The only hard thing you have to do is figure out where you would like to place your cameras for the best coverage. Waaa!! I thinks I can live with that. The one thing that really sold me is that I could monitor my home from a outside source via internet. ie work. It is great to take a quick peek at your home and see its ok. Great prouduct.
Pros When up and running...excellent!
Cons A potential A/C problem they don't tell you about.
Summary I installed this outfit in two homes, so I must like it. But there is a real issue that should be foreseen by customer prospects - in my opinion.
That has to do entirely with the AC wiring in your home or business. In one of my 2 locations (a large home built and expanded over an extended period of time) we have nearly 60 electrical circuits. It's been proven that the places I want to install multiple cameras are rarely on the same "AC lines," and as a sad consequence, ALL of the cameras in the set-up depend on being connected through your electrical feeds and if they are not related in some technical way, - the cameras simply do not get their signals to the adapters that go into your computer. In other words, the system is good for either smaller locations or places that were all wired up with AC service at the same time.
But suppose you run into my problem? There's only one solution that I came up with......I have to run long lengths of the hook-up cable (a small. flat ethernet-type wire) from the cameras to the AC device that has to plug into the receptacle that's on the "same line." (Sorry this is a very un-technical description.)
The long runs of cable and connectors necessary in some cases cost bookoo money and, strangely enough, when you purchase them from Wilife they give you 2 or three little wall-clips to go along with the cables, and they should supply 30 or 40!
Lastly, I have purchased several rebuilt inside cameras from WIlife and even though they look perfect, one has already failed and I've been waiting too long for them to send me an RMA number to create a replacement.
One more thing on the "plus" side is that being an avid "GoToMyPC" customer, I love the fact that I can easily monitor both (or more) locations from any place!
Pros Pretty easy to use, set motion detection zones and sensitivity
Cons The camera broke after a power outage, support never responded
Summary I drilled a hole in my garage wall (it is a dump) and had the camera pointing out onto the ally behind my house. This was before they offered the outdoor camera. It caught the kids who cracked my windshield the night before when they came back to finish the job. If the resolution was better I could have got the license plate of people dumping trash, but they don't offer a high res camera. The bad though was that after a year it just completely quit -- the network lights on the camera won't come on no matter what I try, and nobody from lukwerks answered my email asking if they knew of a fix. Makes me reluctant to invest any more in that system -- I'm looking for another, I'd like something wireless that I can hide in the front yard.