Use: I use this style camera to protect several seasonal stores.. This is a GREAT alternative to cams like Nest or Dropcam.. I received this camera early this week and installed it Wednesday… So far, it is well exceeding my expectations!
Short Review: Very easy to install and use!! Save recordings locally (Saving Data Cost) onto a Micro SD card or save them via the cloud using several different third party software options!! Video quality from this camera is wonderful and the notifications it sends are top notch!! Easily keep track of your vacation home, stores, or even home while you are gone!! Amcrest even offers a free 4 hours of rolling cloud recording if you use their service!!
1.) Several Mounting Options – You can mount either direction (Upside down or right side up)! Hang, sit, or place.. It’s up to you!
2.) Free Cloud Storage – It’s only a 4 hour rolling window BUT if you have notifications turned on 4 hours should be plenty of time to see what happened!! BUT they do offer pay plans that allow more storage
3.) Low priced storage options – Free (4 hours of storage), $6/month (7 Day Storage), $10/month (14 Day Storage), $15 (30 Day Storage).. These are some of the lowest priced storage options on the market!!
4.) Cloud Storage offers GREAT features – Plug & Play Setup, Unlimited Live Streaming (Only 2 hours on free plan), Mobile Alerts and Email Alerts (Even on free plan), Motion Activation Storage (Saves Data Cost), and more!
5.) Motion Activated Recording – Works on both the cloud storage options and the local storage options.. Save data cost (If you are like me, some of my stores have to use cellular MiFis due to their location) or save storage space on the internal SD card)
6.) Mobile and Email Alerts – All work GREAT!! You can set the alert areas, alert times, and alert sensitivity! The alerts work wonderfully well
7.) Snapshots – Get snapshots of whatever is happening directly on your phone or email
8.) Email Alerts – Not everyone is allowed to carry phones at work.. While I would much rather use Mobile Alerts, email alerts work GREAT if you are stuck around a computer all day
9.) Great photo and video quality
10.) GREAT Night Vision
11.) Super Easy Setup – NO COMPUTER required!!
12.) Several cameras can be setup in the same app! I have 4 and all are working fine!! They work GREAT together!! Several cameras can be setup on your cloud plan (Only 1 Camera for the free plan though)
13.) One of the largest fields of view i have seen!
14.) Two Way Audio works GREAT
15.) Dual-Band works wonderfully well for streaming!! Not all cameras like this offer dual band!
16.) Sound Quality is EXCELLENT
Overall: Excellent camera that works perfectly for my needs! It is very easy to setup and offers plenty of storage options.. Quality is outstanding!