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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 3
(ALMOST) works as advertised – EasyCAP 4-Channel 4-Input USB 2.0 DVR Video Capture/Surveillance Dongle Reviews

posted by Glanjos on 11/02/2008 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

It has a well finished device cover and cables. Also comes with a USB cable extensor.
Quick detects video and although simple, the software is very intuitive and easy to use.
Motion detection alerts via e-mail and audible alarm works fine.
Also worked on Windows XP SP3 and Vista SP1 with no problem.
It says it supports remote surveillance and PTZ control over the internet just using a web browser and also dynamic DNS. However, with the software it cames with (MultiViewer) it is NOT POSSIBLE to do!!! That´s a pitty because it limits overall features of the device. Tried on other software like Active Webcam and, as already said on other reviews, it really works in only 1 channel, the channel 2 for any odd reason.
It really should come with remote surveillance feature via web browser as advertised. It´d sell as water on a sunny desert. :-D
If all you want is a DVR and/or just is going to watch de camereas through a PC monitor and receive alert by e-mail, it´s the right choice with a very good cost-effective price.
If you want to watch from the internet wherever you are, you´d better consider buying another item. But the most simillar product costs about 40 dollars: sku: 15748. And I don´t know if it really works as advertised either.


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