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  • H.View 1080p WiFi Security IP Camera review

    IP Security Cameras - Always peace of mind at home and away. My home environment is Smart connected and has most of the devices connected and controlled via IP. Smart cameras are expensive, so only have 1 Samsung Smart camera. The reason for testing & reviewing this camera is mainly due to the supporting MIPC app, which I rate as one of the best out of all the monitoring apps.

    Comes in the box - The futuristic looking IP Camera, charging adapter, Wall mounting bracket and a User Manual though not much helpful the manual is. The power input is micro USB, so yon can use any multi-port chargers or battery packs to power this up. I’ve been using it with a multi port charger for 3 days and works brilliantly (Saved a power socket!). The camera is beautiful and built very well, in white colour.

    In action setting up via ethernet connection is just plug and play - all you need is to key in the username / password from the base of the camera and just change the password once you logged in. The picture quality is fairly decent in both day light and dark. There is a fair bit of audible noise that comes from the speaker (on the side). If you are annoyed with that, just apply a tape over the grill. If you don’t need the speaker - you can open the base and disconnect the speaker from the circuit board (this can easily be reattached). Check out the photos attached.

    I’ve first tried with generic camera apps, but nothing worked so I picked up MIPC APP as H.VIEW manual advised to connect, setup and monitor the camera is available in both Google Play store and App Store, download the app and get ready to setup.  There are visual queues to keep you aware on what is going on, the app is self explanatory to configure with the camera. The camera works only on 2.4gHz channel and not on 5gHz. Don’t be too worried about the click sound etc or the camera looking around during startup , that’s for initial setup, test and calibration.
    Stable APP & acceptable picture quality
    Ethernet port needs only and supports 100mbps connection. Please note that Ethernet connections are more stable and that will free up your wifi bandwidth. All the settings can be controlled via app. 1080p resolution on this camera is more than acceptable standard and the video is clear. PT (Pan Tilt) functions works simply fine by swiping the screen on your smart phone / tablet. You can switch to lower resolutions if you wish to save bandwidth.

    If you have more than 1 camera and other devices that uses WiFi, set them up to a second WiFi with 2.4gHz network so your WiFi network won’t be congested for internet. All the other devices needed internet can be connected to main WiFi network.

    Few high lights to note, build quality is excellent comparing to some of the other security cameras I’ve seen. 2 way communication is handy. It helped a lot in my case, as my dad who has Dementia spends most of his time upstairs and If I’m doing my work downstairs I can keep an eye on him and talk to him occasionally to keep aware of what’s going on. I use a 32GB Samsung micro SD Card to record the footage.

    Overall a good Camera, certainly that works and give good results straight out the box within few minutes. All you need is to register an account, fill in the basic details and you are ready to watch / talk. Please do check out the pictures for a closer look.

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