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This A-Zone wireless CCTV camera set works as expected. I’m impressed with the packaging it looks like it was professionally packaged. This set comes with mounting screws and Allen wrench tools. However this camera set do not include hard drive which can be buy here on Amazon as well and 250 GB can be purchased for less than $30 dollars which I think would be good as starting point the DVR supports up to 4TB which I don’t think you would need that much storage since this camera can be set to do storage clean up every 30 days or custom settings, also using a motion trigger would save a lot of storage space. All you need with this camera is a hard drive and a monitor or it can be hooked up with any TV.

It comes with 4 well-constructed cameras and well protected by metal casing with 36 IR LED sensors that provides night vision. They are plug and play hassle free set up. Just plug in to the power outlet and the DVR automatically add the camera so no need to do anything else.

The camera can be also hard wired to the DVR box for configuring or for LAN ethernet connection.

The DVR system has motion detection, email alerts, ftp upload features and configuring is pretty much straightforward also you can download the ESEE Cloud app and the app is easy to use and navigate. With this app you can remotely view the camera at your convenience on your smartphone anytime, anywhere as long you have internet access. Adding the camera on the app is easy just scan the QR code on the DVR setup wizard.

Good:

  • Hassle free setup with no networking skills is required.
  • Has a good wireless connection range.
  • Well-constructed and good quality camera and DVR system.
  • Takes clear and hi-definition video footage day and night.

Bad

  • Short power adapter cords. You may need to buy DC extension cord for long cable run.
  • No HDMI cable or video cable included.

To top it all,  good quality hardware and all features works as expected. Easy to setup and image quality is great. This is great for home and office surveillance camera. Remote access is a plus feature.

I am rating this as 4 out of 5 stars.

Price is $219.99 @ Amazon and FS for Prime

 

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This product review is for {Upgraded} HooToo HT-IP2HDP Pan/Tilt wired/wireless IP camera with IR cut.
There are lots of IP cam in the market now and really there are few manufacturers are making a good one’s. I do owned couple of IP Cams and got one of the Foscam and one generic pan/tilt IP cam which works fine but not a hi-resolution one. I am using these IP cams to monitor our house when I am at work because we had burglarized twice before. We moved to a better place now and still have cams set up. This Hootoo HT-IP2HDP is for additional camera only.

Packaging:
This came in a well secured package and first impression when I opened the box this IP cam must be a good quality cam.

It came with the ff:
1x HT-IP11HDCP IP Camera with Wifi Antenna built in
1x Power Adapter 120VAC
1x Mounting bracket with mounting screws
1x Short Ethernet cable for wired initial set up.
1x CD software and manuals
1x Quick set up guide

Hootoo IP camera

Hootoo IP camera

The Design and features:

The camera has two flavors one is Black and the other one is White. I got the black color.
This has black matte finish which Hootoo Logo or brand in front of the camera. The design is pretty much common now since there are lots of clones or copy model of it. This one looks high quality and well built. Of course this has pan and tilt function to cover a larger or wider area and can be controlled locally or remotely via web or mobile app (MyCam Pro). I do like the fact that this has no annoying power green LED in from of the camera . The other generic cam I have has it and I have to put a cover on it. I just want to keep the camera in low profile so this Hootoo did improved this second version.
IR-cut technology to make camera provide true high quality image at day and night. The function of IR-cut in security camera is fix the color distortion, and increase the bright light at night. This camera is similar or equivalent to my FI8910W IP cam which has great and has sharp image but this Hootoo is bit smaller. Hoot IP cam has a nice web interface which is very user friendly and easy to navigate.
This camera has a pretty much has same features with other IP camera such as email notification, motion detection, alarms, two way audio conferencing and also with built in SD card slot is a plus for storing picture snapshots or video clips when motion detection is enabled.
We all know or as you may know using web interface remote viewing requires an IP address and port number and most of ISP provider are using DHCP so the IP keeps changing once in while and if that changes then you will not be able to access your IP camera remotely. What I would suggest is to sign up for a free DNS service so in this way DNS will automatically update the IP address of your camera and instead of typing in the IP on the web browser you just have to type in your DNS address for example http://www.youname.Dyndns.org:80. Before I used to use the dyndns service but they are charging customers now so I moved to No-IP.com service now and this is free service but you would have to renew your subscription every month and this is not really an issue for me and very easy to renew just two clicks and your done.
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Set-Up:

There are two ways to connect to this IP cam. Using the MyCam mobile app which take approximately a minute to set up or the traditional way which is using the IPCSearch software utility which it came with that utility tool to find the camera on the network and you can pull the web interface and set it up manually and for more advanced configuration such as port forwarding and port triggering when you want to view the camera remotely. if you are a first timer I suggest to use the App which is much easier and straight forward.

Pros:

Easy to set up
Has HD quality image compared to other generic IP cams
Has IR cut filter built in which provides more good quality image day & night and does not distorts the image.
Has built in SD card slot for local storage.
Has simple and easy to navigate web interface
Has great customer support

Cons:
There is one thing I don’t like with this camera which is the power cord this has short power cable which upsets me. It could be more better if this has at least 10-15 ft power cord. If you will mount this to a ceiling longer power cord is needed instead of having an extension cable. My Foscam has longer power cable and the other cheap IP cam but I was surprised that this Hootoo did not come with a longer cord. Other than that it was perfect!

Overall:

I like this camera the hardware is great and very well made except for the short power cord thing. Having a pan and tilt function is very useful to cover wider area and IR cut filter is definitely works great and for the price you are paying for this camera is definitely worth it. I do found this camera great for baby monitoring, watching home and business, watching your garage. If you are looking for a budget and value IP cam this camera is for you. I highly recommend it and great value for the price! I am rating this as 4 out of 5 because of that short power cable.

You can buy this for only $69.99 on Amazon.com free shipping.