Cameras are great, base station good. I was not impressed by the battery life, it doesn't last anywhere as long as they advertise. I thought the solution would be the solar panel. It does help keep the battery charged but that's about it. Any other useful features, like creating Activity Zones and the '3 seconds look back' feature can ONLY be used with the camera plugged to mains. This renders the rather expensive and, I should add, very slow (to charge the battery) solar panel. I was most disappointed that the camera would not accept the solar panel to use these other features that actually require power. This product promised a lot but delivers less. It's just OK.