I have set up a few CCTV and Foscam-branded IP cameras in the past, so I bought the wired camera kit (Via Amazon). The system was reasonably easy to install and identify (I looked up it's IP number by interrogating my hub and looking for a newly connected device). I've also set the hub to always assign the same IP number to the camera - so I can use generic CCTV viewing apps on my PC and Phone, including viewing over the internet. The Power over internet/power supply box is very nice quality. The camera is very good resolution The microphone is positively remarkable - picking up the sound of bees investigating the entrance of the box However.... the supplied network cable simply cannot be used with the waterproof housing supplied: The connectors are too large to go through the case. I had to buy a cable with a smaller profile RJ45 plug. Also, when I moved the box after a couple of months I needed to remove and reinstall the cable - inside the waterproof cable housing was damp and the connectors on the RJ45 plug were tarnished with rust/oxide. Hence the enclosure isn't sufficiently waterproof. I have cleaned the contacts and everything works fine - but I have a roll of self-amalgamating tape on order. I expect to completely wrap the whole of the connector and enclosure in it. I recommend that anyone installing this camera in an exposed position considers waterproofing the joint themselves. Overall, a good birdbox camera - and the POE LAN connection means you can get a reliable connection AND power from a single wire. Hint - I ended up buying a flat, flexible CAT5 cable for a few quid, and ran the cable through a closed window while i was testing the setup - it worked a treat.
Thank you very much for your comprehensive feedback! With regards to the network cable, we provide ones where the jacks can fit in the waterproof housing so I'm not sure why you received one that was too large – our apologies for this!
Fantasic camera and turns out Hikvison compatible so connected into my house cameras and can watch on house TV. Real easy to setup and happy with build quality and sound good. Would recommend this product very highly.
Hi Mr Simpson, thank you for your feedback!
Very good picture quality out of a very compact camera , only problem picture changes from colour to grey scale for no apparent reason
Thank you for your review, John! The camera image changes to black and white when the night vision switches on.
Great camera arrived on time. Set up not simple but works great