This is a review for the Cisco-Linksys Wireless-N Internet Home Monitoring Camera. This camera costs about $115 dollars online. This is a stand alone camera with its own computer onboard. That makes it a bit easier to process the data from it.
This camera also supports capturing both audio and video. That is good to have if you want to catch what someone is saying or hear someone’s converstation you are trying to record. This camera also requires a username and password to see the video. That is an added safety feature so that you don’t have just anyone looking at what is going on at your house.
Here is my experience in using this product and what I thought about it. I purchased this online for a good deal at around $115. These sell higher elsewhere. This comes with a network cable, an installation cd and a manual. I always read the manuals. I know that sounds boring but it keeps me from making mistakes. I have a friend who has an internet camera and he had to setup some different ports in his system for everything to work. By ports in his system, I mean in his router. I wondered if I had to do that in mine. But when I proceeded with the setup, everything seemed to install great and it was up and running in about 5 minutes.
I have a static ip address at my house. So that means that I can be away from my home and still connect to my computer there all the time by just going to that ip address with various pieces of software. Using that and some other software products that I have, I was able to connect to the camera. I use a product called Mobiscope which works with my Iphone. I can then see the video from the camera. This works pretty cool and lets me keep tabs on what my dog is doing while I am away from the house. I have also installed additional cameras and access them as well from the Iphone.
There were a couple of things I had to do with my camera. I wanted to put it somewhere in a good spot but the only spot I could put it, I did not have enough power cord to plug the thing in, so I ran an extention cord. This is only a temporary fix since I am pretty good with wiring. I will put in a new outlet near the camera. My house is a little bit older and doesn’t have many outlets in some spots.
I found the camera quality to be pretty good. This is a small camera lens and an internet camera it doesn’t capture as much detail as some of the larger security cameras that I have. Overall, I was impressed with it though and would buy it again.