Network IP Camera, MAISI Indoor Wireless Day Night Pan/Tilt Baby Monitor / Surveillance Network IP Camera (HD 1280x720p Mega-Pixels, Two Way Talk,Mic & Speaker, iOS & Android View, Motion £39.99 Sold by Maisi_Direct  Fulfilled by Amazon
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Network IP Camera, MAISI Indoor Wireless Day Night Pan/Tilt Baby Monitor / Surveillance Network IP Camera (HD 1280x720p Mega-Pixels, Two Way Talk,Mic & Speaker, iOS & Android View, Motion £39.99 Sold by Maisi_Direct Fulfilled by Amazon

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Found 16th Aug 2016
Lowest ever price
I highly recommend these CCTV plug and play camaras. I have five dotted around the house (indoor use only).
Perfect for keeping an eye on your pet while out. Or maybe a newborn? Or pointing to the front door to see who is visiting.
The camara lens can be moved from the iPhone or android mipc app anywhere in the world.
The quality is OUTSTANDING and the night vision is incredible too.
Ability to record with micro SD feature.
On a lightning deal so be quick is you want to snag a bargain (I paid £49.99 for mine)

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Original Poster

Lowest ever price:
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Edited by: "deany76" 16th Aug 2016

Banned

I highly recommend it. Good price too! Heat added op.

Hi deany. Thx for posting this. Does this come with any monitoring software? If not, do you recommend any that you use?

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missionary

Hi deany. Thx for posting this. Does this come with any monitoring … Hi deany. Thx for posting this. Does this come with any monitoring software? If not, do you recommend any that you use?



Hi
I use an iphone 6 and a £29.00 Moto "E" (new from VodaFone) the app is called mipc from both app and play store.
iOS https://appsto.re/gb/2BV1G.i
Play store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mining.app.mipca
Access is available from a PC or Mac but it is nowhere near the quality of the smartphone which as I say is like High Definition IMHO.
Hope this helps



Edited by: "deany76" 16th Aug 2016

just what I needed. You people read my mind. Thanks!!!

I am off too Duabi in October, might get this to keep an eye on my car

i need two of these but can only get one discounted. Anyone know a way around this ?

Aaronnnn

I am off too Duabi in October, might get this to keep an eye on my car


do you keep your car inside then?

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Aaronnnn

I am off too Duabi in October, might get this to keep an eye on my car



For night time viewing through a window it is not terribly good. I think the infra red reflects off the glass - I'm not totally sure - but it works well during the day through glass.

Cyrus

i need two of these but can only get one discounted. Anyone know a way … i need two of these but can only get one discounted. Anyone know a way around this ?


Use friend's account or register second account.

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Cyrus

i need two of these but can only get one discounted. Anyone know a way … i need two of these but can only get one discounted. Anyone know a way around this ?



Are you Prime?

I want one of these to match ones i already have but am concerned with the comments about only being able to use their app with it and not one of your choice.

Is this correct ?

deany76

Are you Prime?


yep

Is it mains powered? Can imagine that would be quite restrictive without a long lead

paulj48

do you keep your car inside then?



Maybe he does, in a garage.
Having said that, I've used these cameras outside exposed to the elements fine. Just cover up joints with tape. Mine lasted 3 years outside.

Cyrus

Maybe he does, in a garage.Having said that, I've used these cameras … Maybe he does, in a garage.Having said that, I've used these cameras outside exposed to the elements fine. Just cover up joints with tape. Mine lasted 3 years outside.


that's why I asked, just wanted the op to be advised the night vision will not work through glass as the IR bulbs reflect back and blind's the camera.

Cyrus

Maybe he does, in a garage.Having said that, I've used these cameras … Maybe he does, in a garage.Having said that, I've used these cameras outside exposed to the elements fine. Just cover up joints with tape. Mine lasted 3 years outside.



£39.99 for the outdoor version

taker920

Is it mains powered? Can imagine that would be quite restrictive without … Is it mains powered? Can imagine that would be quite restrictive without a long lead


mains powered and just a 1 metre lead so either site near a socket or buy an extension lead.

Helpful567

£39.99 for the outdoor version


that's not a pan and tilt, the one on this thread is

Helpful567

£39.99 for the outdoor version



thansk but no PTZ which is a must for my requirements

also the outdoor camera has a viewing angle of just 75.7° which is very poor

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paulj48

that's why I asked, just wanted the op to be advised the night vision … that's why I asked, just wanted the op to be advised the night vision will not work through glass as the IR bulbs reflect back and blind's the camera.



Hi
Yes not good at all through glass at night - please see my post #9
cheers
Edited by: "deany76" 16th Aug 2016

Cyrus

also the outdoor camera has a viewing angle of just 75.7° which is very … also the outdoor camera has a viewing angle of just 75.7° which is very poor



As a novice camera user, what features should I be looking for in an outdoor camera and how much should I be looking to spend on a camera used for monitoring my property?

What sort of camera would be needed to clearly read a number plate in the dark?

Thanks in advance for the help

Cyrus

also the outdoor camera has a viewing angle of just 75.7° which is very … also the outdoor camera has a viewing angle of just 75.7° which is very poor


you sure? it says it has a 3.6mm lens the same as the cam on this thread

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cyclone111

I want one of these to match ones i already have but am concerned with … I want one of these to match ones i already have but am concerned with the comments about only being able to use their app with it and not one of your choice.Is this correct ?



I'm not sure, I dont think you can use other apps but usually there are workarounds. I too worry about the server but it is in China so I'm not that bothered.
The actual product as I say is excellent but I guess if you are happy with the ones you have I'd stick to same brand.


Edited by: "deany76" 16th Aug 2016

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Cyrus

yep



With Prime (I'm sure you know) you can have a joint family account maybe use the other account?
I'm still on the old 4 recommend system so not 100% sure how the new Prime works, but expect you could order two.

deany76

For night time viewing through a window it is not terribly good. I think … For night time viewing through a window it is not terribly good. I think the infra red reflects off the glass - I'm not totally sure - but it works well during the day through glass.



On some of these type of cameras you can switch the IR leds off, not sure about these particular ones though.

Also £35-£40 is the going rate for this type of camera. Less if you look around, even on Amazon.
Edited by: "topss" 16th Aug 2016

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topss

On some of these type of cameras you can switch the IR leds off, not sure … On some of these type of cameras you can switch the IR leds off, not sure about these particular ones though.


Just checked the app and there isn't a IR off facility
cheers

paulj48

you sure? it says it has a 3.6mm lens the same as the cam on this thread


but lens can be upgraded on this camera, which I will be doing (just swapping out of my old cameras)

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Link to the outdoor (non pan and tilt) Camara: hotukdeals.com/dea…417

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Aaronnnn

I am off too Duabi in October, might get this to keep an eye on my car



Assuming there is some light an outdoor camara would be better as this camara you would only see your car during the day hours.

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Anyone worried about the server in China one of the comments @Trevor Riley says
"I've traced all outbound traffic from mine, all it does is check for software upgrades. it transmits nothing"
amazon.co.uk/for…ZVE
Edited by: "deany76" 16th Aug 2016

cyclone111

I want one of these to match ones i already have but am concerned with … I want one of these to match ones i already have but am concerned with the comments about only being able to use their app with it and not one of your choice.Is this correct ?



Best to get one that supports ONVIF, which is an open standard for connecting to and controlling ip cameras.

I use an android app called tinycam Pro for my existing foscam cam (which is only vga). It appears you can setup all sorts of cams in this app, unless someone knows if the software of the one in this thread somehow blocks being viewed via a 3rdbparty app? Anyone got any experience with this app? I don't want to use 2 apps for different cameras

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topss

On some of these type of cameras you can switch the IR leds off, not sure … On some of these type of cameras you can switch the IR leds off, not sure about these particular ones though. Also £35-£40 is the going rate for this type of camera. Less if you look around, even on Amazon.



I think its the quality and features of this particular model plus they are reliable (drop outs are very rare).
The app is excellent to. Just my personal experience.
Cheers

deany76

Anyone worried about the server in China one of the comments says" I've … Anyone worried about the server in China one of the comments says" I've traced all outbound traffic from mine, all it does is check for software upgrades. it transmits nothing"https://www.amazon.co.uk/forum/-/Tx1MEAV2ZI0VSKC/-/ref=ask_dp_lsw_al_hza?asin=B00XBTRZVE



It has to transmit 'something' otherwise how would the app connect to it while you're away from the home WiFi.

Generally these P2P type cameras broadcast their unique ID to a selection of servers (most are in China) along with your internet IP address (which of course can change, so needs to be kept updated, unless you have a static IP). You open the app, it checks in with the server, sees that your camera is online and then establishes a direct connection between the app and your camera. Technically no video stream should be routed via the China servers.

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sbirsen

I use an android app called tinycam Pro for my existing foscam cam (which … I use an android app called tinycam Pro for my existing foscam cam (which is only vga). It appears you can setup all sorts of cams in this app, unless someone knows if the software of the one in this thread somehow blocks being viewed via a 3rdbparty app? Anyone got any experience with this app? I don't want to use 2 apps for different cameras



Just the excellent MIPC app for this camara so it wouldn't be ideal
cheers

Edited by: "deany76" 16th Aug 2016

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topss

It has to transmit 'something' otherwise how would the app connect to it … It has to transmit 'something' otherwise how would the app connect to it while you're away from the home WiFi.Generally these P2P type cameras broadcast their unique ID to a selection of servers (most are in China) along with your internet IP address (which of course can change, so needs to be kept updated, unless you have a static IP). You open the app, it checks in with the server, sees that your camera is online and then establishes a direct connection between the app and your camera. Technically no video stream should be routed via the China servers.



Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write your helpful post

I'm always more worried about the security of the device if you leave open ports exposed as hackers could not only gain access to the camera but your home network. Some cameras use an outgoing connection rather than incoming which increases the security a little bit makes you dependant on the provider staying in business or keeping their servers running.

I bought a cheap Wanscam (?) Camera to put in the conservatory so I can watch my garden from work (sad escapism I know). The camera kept pointing into the house despite me not having accessed it. I'd changed the default password and updated the firmware. This stopped happening when I closed the port. Coincidence or something more sinister? Just a word of advice!

Edited -half my post vanished when posting from my iPad
Edited by: "fiendishlyclever" 16th Aug 2016

paulj48

do you keep your car inside then?



Nope car is left at the front, I live in a block of flats
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