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  • Perfect for use with Synology Surveillance Station

    posted by McOrmick on 10/30/2012
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    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:

    * Works with Synology Surveillance Station; choose Foscam FI8918W and you can control the cam through the web interface and the available apps!
    * IR night vision is great, as long as enough distance to the object (or person) you want to capture is taken into account.
    * Daylight capture is also great, as long as there is no big contrast in the cameras focus area (ie sunny area AND dark shade).
    * Can control the pan and tilt as advertised.
    * Motors are quiet.
    * Motion detection is supported by the camera, but I let the Synology do it since I then can set a threshold (so that it does not trigger when only leaves move)

    Cons:

    * Needs one-time offline wired setup first, but no big deal.
    * Does not seem to support DHCP, but just give the device a fixed IP outside of the DHCP address space.
    * Very plastic-y, so be sure to mount it where no one can reach it.

    OtherThoughts:

    I'd like to see a 720p version of this device and it will be even better!

    Bottomline:

    Great camera. Cannot be found cheaper anywhere, especially since it works with the Synology NAS devices. Highly recommended to buy.

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