Hi bought is camera and I had no issues with this from the start.I was able to connect it with my Wi-Fi and easily connected via the App and I was able to view plus download it via my mobile phone . Sd card is 16gb and hd video quality video is to offer.
It has not worked properly since we purchased it 3 to 4 months ago. Store replaced the first one but second still not working tells me Did not find the time segment of the video or tells me I am off line. A waste of money in my book.
Purchased in August 2020 for A$179.00.
Not fit for purpose
I bought four of these from Jaycar for $129 each. Do not buy these cameras they are quite simply not fit for purpose! These cameras use a phone app to set-up. The output from the cameras can only be viewed via this app. They won't connect to surveillance recorders. The app seems to assign them an IP address which is then effectively fixed but cannot be set/reset by the user. The cameras do not play nice with network DHCP servers which assign IP addresses dynamically. If the DHCP re-assigns the IP address - which it will do, as that is its job ...- the camera will not re-connect. This reassignment can happen whenever a new device is added to the network - including one of these cameras - or if the server (which is usually in your modem/router) is rebooted. I have raised this with Jaycar who clearly do not want to know as they have failed to reply to my complaint.
Initial trouble connecting to several Wifi networks. Keeps disconnecting. So erratic as to be useless. Messaging from app keeps saying network erratic. Its not the networks its the camera and or the app thats erratic.
Unable to link camera to Android phones
Have had the camera for 4 months. Initially connected once only. Now need to connect to different wifi modem (2.4!!) and get nothing after pairing tone after it states connecting. Finally took it back to Jaycar where it seemingly connected to their system ok. Yes I saw it! Back home and same old waste of another 6 hours. Is it a Telstra modem problem, Android problem or Android App problem. At present the camera is a waste of time and money.
Never purchase this item
System time is incorrect and if its adjustable very difficult to find. Setting up does not take 30 seconds as stated. its more a case of lucky dip. might not work the first 5 times trying to setup then suddenly works. Software supplied with the product is poorly designed and does not remember your previous settings and always defaults to what the manufacture set. In general yes it works but never ask for support from Jaycar. They sell the product but no staff had any idea what they are selling or any true technical knowledge.
Very disapointing, looks good but doesn't work
We bought 2 of these units. The first connected to the wifi ok but does not operate as expected. We can see the image from our app but it freezes and constantly sends alarms so we've turned that function off. The second refuses to pair with the wifi. Basically what we have are 2 cosmetic units which will hopefully deter intruders. If you want units that will actually do the job, buy some other brand. We've had no luck with several emails requesting support and/or replacement, its difficult once the units are installed. Judging by other reviews it would be a waste of time anyway. Not impressed
Purchased for A$130.00.
really not that bad
unlike all the other reviews never had a single connectivity issue with this camera connecting it to iinet ultra fast cable although it does not connect to 5G only 2.4G, saying that you wouldn't connect to the 5G anyway. the installation process was smooth although did need to get an extension power supply. for what i need the camera for it does it job there is a 128gb SD card and its very simple to take out and get recording on it or wireless format the SD card through the app.
Good looking but will not connect to wifi.
As other users of this camera state, it will not connect to wifi. I am using an IPhone 7 and a duel band modem running 2.4g and 5g but to no avail. Have reset camera, reloaded app but still not pairing. Jaycar suggest it’s my problem but it appears so do others.
Purchased in March 2020 for A$129.00.
Have purchased one too does not connect to wifi via nbn all other devices do this product is not easy to use it’s basically useless.. good app though not happy
The app downloaded ok etc. But it is impossible to connect the camera to wifi. Tried so many times and nothing when connecting to out Telstra NBN wireless modem. Every other wifi product we have works fine. I returned my purchase for an exchange but had the same problem with the replacement. Waiting to hear from tech brands help desk.
Do not purchase this product
When SD card is full it will stop recording instead of overwrite data.
App is slow.
Motion sensor is rubbish. Often does not detect me but will detect wind blowing a tree outside or a car driving past.
Power cord unplug from unit much too easily
My cat knocked it off my window (only about 1.2M onto soft carpet) and camera no longer will connect.
So, if you want a camera that actually works, buy another brand.
Disappointed is an understatement.
The android phone app is terribly slow to use, I'm sure the person l, whether friend or intruder, would be gone before I could use the intercom system. I had difficulty pairing the camara to my Wi-Fi. The camara wasn't connected to my Wi-Fi for 10 minutes before it went offline and had to be reset at the power supply. To say I am dissapointed is an understatement.
Has all the features - But they dont always work
Bought from Jaycar for $150, and then two more when the sale sold them for $120 each.
Picture and sound quality is great, and awesome to be able to log into multiple camera locations with the same app.
However, the one covering the expensive items in my garage, has three time now decided to stop recording when the memory card is full, instead of overwriting the data. This would he absolutely useless if I had an incident to review, because the camera had decided it was done recording.
My driveway camera has also starting doing this, as well as going offline at random intervals.
- Verified purchase
Good camera for the price.
I bought this from Jaycar $139. It connects to the mains for power and Wifi for control. It uses a micro SD card. Its kind of easy to set up once you start playing with it, although instructions are not crystal clear. Its got some great features. It has an LED light which can be left on or off; an intercom system with an amazing microphone ( you can hear just about everything); alarm and the ability to record 24hrs a day. But that is also where its limited: because it cannot detect individual movements, you will have to scroll through the foota...ge and that is tedious because it can only be viewed quite slowly as events cam be skated over and missed. There might be an option on the computer based program to tweak the system but l could not on the mobile app. If you have regular incidents that you need to capture, this might not be the best option. I would probably not buy another as l would want alert notifications instead of having to review the recording. But if you just want some peace of mind that you are covering yourself, it should be ok.
Questions & Answers
Cant find the app on my iPhone but got it on my galaxy 9 but it won't hook up to the wifi modem it goes to my phone I want to hook it up to wifi so I can live it had home to watch home for me when I'm out and about on my phone
I have recently purchased 2 of these cameras going good apart from I am getting motion alerts and 1 camera doesn't play them but the other does???
If you find out Bre please let me know! When I open the alert it opens to 99% and never gets any further. I've been trying on and off for a couple of days with no result. The camera also gave problems linking to phone app for some time. I'd been trying on and off for near 4 months. even changed modems (Telstra 2nd Gen). That all works now but still no viewing of alerts as mentioned above.
That's exactly what I am experiencing with 1 of my cameras the other is working perfectly well. I have wondered if the wifi link inst quite strong enough. I am going to take my other camera down place it beside the problem 1 and see if anything changes with the alerts.
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