36% discount on FOSCAM FI9900P - £69.99 - Sold by Foscam UK and Fulfilled by Amazon
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36% discount on FOSCAM FI9900P - £69.99 - Sold by Foscam UK and Fulfilled by Amazon

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Found 20th Dec 2017
Foscam FI9900P 1080P Full HD WiFi Network CCTV IP Camera, Waterproof with 20 Metre Night Vision and Motion Detection, Micro SD and Cloud Storage. Outdoor Use Driveway/Garden - Silver
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I used to have 3 foscam's running on my system, but have since moved over to Hikvision.
Foscam were ok at best but build quality was poor and software was dated.
Hikvision are of solid build quality and have better software support. I run mine on Blue Iris Software, However their own software is good to and also works on my iphone via their app for live streaming.


amazon.co.uk/Hik…2wd

the link is of the 2.8mm lens one that I have x3, great wide angled lens, (they do a 4mm too, which gives a closer shorter veiw)


BEWARE though!!!!
there are many fake ones around that look like the real thing but are cheap imitations ( I know because I received one which i swiftly returned to amazon. (Fake ones are all plastic, Lightweight and had no RJ45 connection just analogue)

I have had my IP camera CCTV setup for around 8 years now and it has foiled 2 attempted burglaries, and helped the police with neighbourhood crimes too.
Nightvision is much better on the Hikvision as it uses an EXIR instead of IR LED.


SPIDERS!!!!!!!

I have found that the "Bullet" style camera's tend to make ideal places for webs to be spun over the lens. ( A pain to clean if they are mounted up high)
The "DOME" camera provides little space for spiders to hide or spin webs over the lens so have proved over time to be more effective at filming without the picture being obscured by webs all the time.

I hope this info helps anyone who is looking for an Ip camera as it can be an expensive minefield chosing a camera suitable for its purpose.
Edited by: "Loudmouthsnook" 20th Dec 2017
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Any reasons why I shouldn't buy this?
SRM_877 m ago

Any reasons why I shouldn't buy this?


Nope, buy one. I have 3 other foscam camera and they have have been good. Work with windows or mac and android or iPhone.
How long do the batteries last in the camera, and what software do you use on a dedicated laptop with NAS?
SRM_8718 m ago

Any reasons why I shouldn't buy this?


Poor WiFi for a start. Clunky software. I've got onee along with five other Foscams. None are fantastic but this one has given me the most hassle.
mre1541 m ago

Nope, buy one. I have 3 other foscam camera and they have have been good. …Nope, buy one. I have 3 other foscam camera and they have have been good. Work with windows or mac and android or iPhone.



is it easy to setup?
justonemorepie51 m ago

Poor WiFi for a start. Clunky software. I've got onee along with five …Poor WiFi for a start. Clunky software. I've got onee along with five other Foscams. None are fantastic but this one has given me the most hassle.

Range or stability? I can probably run a cat5 into the back based on my router location but your general feedback is steering me away from it...
I used to have 3 foscam's running on my system, but have since moved over to Hikvision.
Foscam were ok at best but build quality was poor and software was dated.
Hikvision are of solid build quality and have better software support. I run mine on Blue Iris Software, However their own software is good to and also works on my iphone via their app for live streaming.


amazon.co.uk/Hik…2wd

the link is of the 2.8mm lens one that I have x3, great wide angled lens, (they do a 4mm too, which gives a closer shorter veiw)


BEWARE though!!!!
there are many fake ones around that look like the real thing but are cheap imitations ( I know because I received one which i swiftly returned to amazon. (Fake ones are all plastic, Lightweight and had no RJ45 connection just analogue)

I have had my IP camera CCTV setup for around 8 years now and it has foiled 2 attempted burglaries, and helped the police with neighbourhood crimes too.
Nightvision is much better on the Hikvision as it uses an EXIR instead of IR LED.


SPIDERS!!!!!!!

I have found that the "Bullet" style camera's tend to make ideal places for webs to be spun over the lens. ( A pain to clean if they are mounted up high)
The "DOME" camera provides little space for spiders to hide or spin webs over the lens so have proved over time to be more effective at filming without the picture being obscured by webs all the time.

I hope this info helps anyone who is looking for an Ip camera as it can be an expensive minefield chosing a camera suitable for its purpose.
Edited by: "Loudmouthsnook" 20th Dec 2017
justonemorepie54 m ago

Poor WiFi for a start. Clunky software. I've got onee along with five …Poor WiFi for a start. Clunky software. I've got onee along with five other Foscams. None are fantastic but this one has given me the most hassle.


I have to agree. I don’t have this model, but a previous one. It was never particularly good and died after a 1.5 years use. I need to replace it, but won’t be for another Foscam. Their support was pretty useless too.
wow, I never see Foscam sell this bullet camera with such price!
justonemorepie1 h, 48 m ago

Poor WiFi for a start. Clunky software. I've got onee along with five …Poor WiFi for a start. Clunky software. I've got onee along with five other Foscams. None are fantastic but this one has given me the most hassle.


Really? did u try the new app?what I know there is better app released this year and it's much better than other app charges you
nicp011 h, 54 m ago

How long do the batteries last in the camera, and what software do you use …How long do the batteries last in the camera, and what software do you use on a dedicated laptop with NAS?


It works great with my NAS DS218
I find the app works great on my iPhone and has had many updates over recent months. Maybe the android app isn't so good, I just don't know. Wifi is never much good for any cctv camera, i have never found any makes to be great including hikvision.
Hikvision cameras are very good, but try finding a genuine 1080p camera made by them for anywhere near this price.

The foscam software built into the camera has been reliable on my cameras. It sends me snapshots via email everytime movement is detected and records to my ftp server running on my QNAP Nas.

I also agree with cctv cameras attracting spiders to the ir, my bullet cams are no worse than my dome however. A small spray around the edges with some wd40 or silicon spray keeps them away for a few months at a time.
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Prefer Hikvision hiwatch series, better spec for same money
Loudmouthsnook5 h, 24 m ago

I have had my IP camera CCTV setup for around 8 years now and it has …I have had my IP camera CCTV setup for around 8 years now and it has foiled 2 attempted burglaries, and helped the police with neighbourhood crimes too.


I am so glad I don't live where you live!
smk7737 m ago

I am so glad I don't live where you live!


Me too! I have moved now. but when I first installed camera's I lived well outside of town on an unlit main road which felt isolated. It was too far for people to be walking from town, with no footpaths but occasionally I would find people walking about in my garden! Sometimes the odd drunk that had been on a night out, kicked out of taxi or sometimes someone just trying their luck if a door was left unlocked! Anyway after installing camera's I instantly felt more secure as I could see instantly see if someone was up to no good or if they genuinely needed help. Now after having lived with cameras as that part of my life, I now wouldn't be without them. You will be surprised what you might catch on camera, and glad you did if it helps bring them to justice. I have caught 1 burglar rummaging in my outbuilding who was convicted, and 1 shifty looking lad who was having a good look through my car windows before deciding to go on his way. both cases I had great 1080p footage.
The police also used my footage when a drunk driver crashed and fled the scene of an accident. night vision was great and they have a time stamp of events to go on.
My advice is get a camera for your house and a dash cam in your car!
Hi Sorry, is this camera just battery operated and connect to home wifi and GO?
Wire it up, and it's a monster. Heat added. The wifi works, but it's not great.

Use a waterproof mains extension socket box (minus socket) to house the wiring if doing externally, with the splitter end of a passive PoE injector pair inside the box.

Run a Cat5e (exterior grade) cable in using a PG7 nipple, and terminate with an RJ45 inside the box.

Put the wiring from the camera in via the flap (that you would normally run the cord for the mower or whatever, if it was an actual mains socket inside).

Use the passive injector at your network switch end, and you then only have one cable to run, and have wired stability and performance.

Works brilliantly with Contacam since the new version, although iSpy and Blue Iris are more traditional choices.

Edit: main mains
Edited by: "Nexy" 23rd Dec 2017
Nexy11 h, 0 m ago

Wire it up, and it's a monster. Heat added. The wifi works, but it's not …Wire it up, and it's a monster. Heat added. The wifi works, but it's not great. Use a waterproof main extension socket box (minus socket) to house the wiring if doing externally, with the splitter end of a passive PoE injector pair inside the box. Run a Cat5e (exterior grade) cable in using a PG7 nipple, and terminate with an RJ45 inside the box. Put the wiring from the camera in via the flap (that you would normally run the cord for the mower or whatever, if it was an actual main socket inside). Use the passive injector at your network switch end, and you then only have one cable to run, and have wired stability and performance. Works brilliantly with Contacam since the new version, although iSpy and Blue Iris are more traditional choices.



Not being au fait with PoE I didn't think this cam did PoE? The PSUE is 12v and I thought PoE was 48v?
justonemorepie10 h, 19 m ago

Not being au fait with PoE I didn't think this cam did PoE? The PSUE is …Not being au fait with PoE I didn't think this cam did PoE? The PSUE is 12v and I thought PoE was 48v?



Proper PoE is a different beast, and you're right that this isn't a PoE model.

Passive injectors and splitters are just a simple hijack of the wire pairs that 10/100mb (non-gigabit) ethernet doesn't need. Put the power in at one end, pull it back out at the other.

Cheap, quick and dirty but effectively.
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SRM_8720th Dec

Range or stability? I can probably run a cat5 into the back based on my …Range or stability? I can probably run a cat5 into the back based on my router location but your general feedback is steering me away from it...



SRM_8720th Dec

Range or stability? I can probably run a cat5 into the back based on my …Range or stability? I can probably run a cat5 into the back based on my router location but your general feedback is steering me away from it...



Cat 5 is far better - I now run mine with Cat 5 and a powerline adapter as the wifi was so poor. I tried a number of different aerials but they didn't make a massive difference - range and stability were poor. Mine runs onto a Foscam NVR. In terms of software I use the latest

Thanks Nexy I didn't realise you could do that!
Whats the night performance like on these.
I have a 5 year old Foscam that I gave up on as I could never get the contrast right.
It was either too dark or too light such that faces just became all white like ghosts.
I gave up on it in the end but would like to get it working again really, even if I have to buy a new camera.

Thanks
I am currently playing with a £19 Xiaomi Dafang camera and I am blown away at the image quality. It also has movement tracking. If you only need a few internal cameras I would recommend anyone take a look at these and grab them when on special.
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