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4.0 out of 5 starsGood, compatible, basic ip camera with good night vision. But don't open it to the internet.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on 21 April 2023
I paid £28.49 for this and consider it good value for money. It is a basic but good quality chinese ip camera.
Easy to setup. MAC wasn't printed on the camera, but I could see the dhcp logs and it got an ip quickly. Web (PC) interface is stable and the settings page, although basic in design (it looks like it was done in the 1990s) - everything I needed was where it should be and worked. I gave it a static IP, set the wifi details and then unplugged the supplied cat5 lead. It was back on the wifi on the same ip within 3 seconds and was stable. Wifi is stable and latency good, it has not disconnected once in 12h.
Picture quality is good, and it did manage to provide smooth 1080p over a wifi connection.
Camera build quality is good, and looks weatherproof.
The night view LEDs are surprisingly powerful - I could see a tree about 50m away in full darkness. They can be turned off in settings if needed.
It allows you to configure two viewing streams which is a nice feature, usually only seen in higher end cameras like my Vivotek, which costs over 10x as much as this.
It was very easy to connect to Zoneminder, using ffmpeg and the url rtsp://IP-ADDRESS:554/12 for the second stream.
I can't comment on motion capabilities, sd-card recording nor the pc software that the web interface links to, as I didn't use them.
Security is almost non-existent, unusual in a modern device. The web interface is http only, no https, no tls, no certs. The default user/pass is printed on the camera (not really a problem as you can change it) but the rtsp feed is viewable without any authentication. All of this is probably fine for a local network device, but if it was opened to the internet it would be compromised very quickly and could provide an access to your local network.
The mounting mount is fairly flimsy. Not unusably so, just not as well made as the camera itself.
Overall, this is a better quality device than most of the cheaper IP end, and ieGeek seem to take some pride, and I've seen them providing customer support here on Amazon.
Suggestion for ieGeek: Beef up the mount, make the plastic sections thicker. I have my doubts it will last for any time in sunlight before it cracks and fails. It's also very easy for the camera to be knocked loose and move out of position. Also - consider a redesign on the web interface and invest in some basic security features. https by default with a full certificate would be nice so the user gets no browser warnings. Camera design is great, and features are great.