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High Definition WiFi Camera Under $100
The Grid Connect - Orion High Definition WiFi Camera is fantastic Value and Quality. Easy to install and connect via the smart phone app. IP65 weather proof simply set up an account , plug it in to a power point pair via bluetooth scan the codes in front of the actual camera and you're done , dont worry all the instructions are in the manual provided.
There's also 1 & 2 way audio for voice or listening , it has sound and movement activation detection 24/7 streaming 1080p night vision is very good crisp clear HD images both film and photo . ...The only down side is it does not come with a Micro SD card so grab a good one 16 or 32 Gb can be used for wrap around recordings , Note: when you fit the Micro SD card in the camera be careful installing it , be gentle, the SD card brand side should face up push it in gently using a match stick or tweezers don't force it ,...its a push in and push again to release . The little button below the SD card slot is a "Camera RESET button" , NOT to be confused or used as an Eject Button. Overall I'd give this 4.5 stars out of 5 as the camera is a small part of a potential total home system check out other components which work with the App. Bunnings sell the products.
Questions & Answers
Hi, I have set it all up but does not show live as it keeps freezing on my phone (samsung) with messages of 'establishing encrypted channel' & then 'retry'
I have one of these cameras and the vision is perfect but the audio is just a bunch of crackles and pops. Did I get a dud version? I have the indoor version too and the audio is crystal clear.
Hi Louise , its normal , the ambient outside sounds, such as gentle wind noise will be amplified causing the pops and crackles , mine does it too, some days worse than others , You might also be getting electrical interference in the 2.4-5 gHz range from other nearby devices (like annoying ticking sounds) from other homes etc.
The units inside your home are probably mostly being shielded and your walls and roof deflecting signals otherwise picked up on your outdoor cameras. Solution: you could test it on a calm day or early morning before the wind springs up to see if there is a difference or even experiment and place a tiny dot of something ( like what reporters use to protect microphones during interviews )over the mic to see if that helps to reduce wind noise.
Does anyone know how to view the recordings? Mine are all saved as .data files with a few .index files.
At the bottom of the live screen theres 2 circles one greyed out press the one on the right if you have an sd card in your camera you can run through the times otherwise you may need to put it in an sd adaptor and process it in your computer , try that see how you go
also use the free VLC player on your computer if you take out the sd card its a fairly universal player for video
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