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Not bad for the money
Reviewed in Australia on 24 October 2020
The thing about a product like this is the hardware is fine usually, including this case. It takes good pictures. It's always the software that has to live up to the hype. Pictured this, someone breaks into my house and the camera detects their movement. The software records everything and saves it in the microSD card that is inside the camera. If the burglar just takes the camera with him, I have no record of the event. The manufacturer will point out that you can record on your phone, which is true, but you have to hit a record button. This assumes you're awake, of course. If you're not home, it assumes you respond to the beep on your phone. (I don't check my phone every time it vibrates.) If you do notice the beep and open the software, it takes several seconds to get into the app. It's often slow. I would say it could take 10-15 seconds to open the camera app. It's not one step. There's no shortcut that opens it fast. Then you have to click record when you get the app open. I would have (had I written the app) allowed the app to automatically record to the phone's memory whenever it detects movement. Otherwise, it's not a security camera, it's a toy that might scare off burglars.
Which it might. You can set it up to sound a siren when it detects movement, and that will scare off a certain subset of idiot burglars.
I also haven't been able to attach it to any other software e.g., my computer where I'd be able to record all footage to my hard drive. I read that VLC works with IP cameras, but I haven't been able to get that to work and there are no instructions in the manual on how to do that.
So, there are a few holes that they could fix. That said, if you want cheap, low-level security, it's not a bad option for the price.