Security Camera Outdoor HD Pro Y-CAM £129.99 from Y-CAM
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Security Camera Outdoor HD Pro Y-CAM £129.99 from Y-CAM

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Found 29th Dec 2015
I've been waiting for the price on this to come down again on Amazon without any joy. I found it on the Y-Cam website cheaper than it shows on Camelcamelcamel so I've bought it.
It records to cloud at no extra cost so if it gets stolen you don't lose the footage. It gets good reviews on Amazon, my friend also has several around his business and home and swears by them. Sound is also good.

Amazon Blurb

FREE online cloud recording
Videos safely stored away in the cloud
Quick and easy setup
Instant personalised motion alerts to your mobile
Weatherproof

Product Description

Keep an eye on what's going on in your home with the Y Cam HD Pro - connecting you to what matters from wherever you are. Super simple to set up and use, just connect a camera, create an account and you're viewing your camera live. No technical knowhow, no fiddling with your router settings, no cabling everywhere or bulky scary equipment - HomeMonitor is just a quick and simple way to watch whatever you want. Combining simple wireless internet cameras and your own secure online account, HomeMonitor allows you to watch live or see recorded clips from any computer, tablet or smartphone - keeping you in touch with what matters most.
Box Contains

HomeMonitor HD Pro camera; Wall mount with cable management; 1m/3ft network (Ethernet cable); 3m/10ft power supply with UK/US/EU plugs; 2 x screws and anchors for fixing; Screw, grommet and Allan key for wall mount; Quick start guide
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Seems like a major design flaw having the wire visable and accessible. Seems like it's begging to be cut.
jaypr

Seems like a major design flaw having the wire visable and accessible. … Seems like a major design flaw having the wire visable and accessible. Seems like it's begging to be cut.



Those wires are only there to set it up cutting them won't help. The only wires used are the power cord which all cameras have until we get wireless electricity. I'm sure I'll find a way to conseal the power wires.
Very poor spec for the money - cold
exexpat

Very poor spec for the money - cold



Can you point me to a better deal that includes recording to cloud for free?.... Maybe I'll send it back
Burty

Those wires are only there to set it up cutting them won't help. The only … Those wires are only there to set it up cutting them won't help. The only wires used are the power cord which all cameras have until we get wireless electricity. I'm sure I'll find a way to conseal the power wires.



What I'm saying is some cameras conceal the wire like the Trendnet/Hikvision models so the wire is hidden and goes through the wall and cannot be cut.

http://www.steveconrad.co.uk/jason/tn.jpg
jaypr

What I'm saying is some cameras conceal the wire like the … What I'm saying is some cameras conceal the wire like the Trendnet/Hikvision models so the wire is hidden and goes through the wall and cannot be cut.



Lets face it if you're a daft enough to stick it that low a piece of chewing gum on the lense will do the job.A quick pull and the wires will rip out of that one too along with the front of the camera. Where it's going they'll need a ladder anyway. It'll record them tampering with it also to a cloud so they can't nick the footage if they break in. All systems have their weakness and a mask renders them all useless to some degree. The Y-cam also seems to get better reviews.
Edited by: "Burty" 30th Dec 2015
Burty

Can you point me to a better deal that includes recording to cloud for … Can you point me to a better deal that includes recording to cloud for free?.... Maybe I'll send it back



Not only that but your broadband upload speed is about 10% of your download speed. You will notice that if you ever upload a file to the web it kills your broadband streaming etc. I have looked at different cameras like this but the impact on my broadband will be a major deterrent. Don't forget the camera records in MBs and your ISP tells you your speed in Mbps.

Also you are dependent on Y cam always providing online storage. If the company goes under then you have no storage?

Just saying.
Recording to the cloud is only as good as your internet connection and wireless speed/coverage. As for the wires, that's careless design regardless of whether it's possble to pull them or not.

I agree that the Trendnet / Hikvision cameras always get good reviews for quality and software. It's also my chosen camera.

I would rather record locally and sync with the cloud for resilience. Cameras powered by POE ethernet is what experience with other wifi cameras tells me works well.

I'm sure there's a market/use case for these cameras. If you're after one, a discount is always great and for that reason, I've not voted either way even if they're not to my requirements.

I think the OP needs to relax rather than go on the defensive - it's a deal and I'm glad it works for you
SomebodE

Recording to the cloud is only as good as your internet connection and … Recording to the cloud is only as good as your internet connection and wireless speed/coverage. As for the wires, that's careless design regardless of whether it's possble to pull them or not.I agree that the Trendnet / Hikvision cameras always get good reviews for quality and software. It's also my chosen camera. I would rather record locally and sync with the cloud for resilience. Cameras powered by POE ethernet is what experience with other wifi cameras tells me works well.I'm sure there's a market/use case for these cameras. If you're after one, a discount is always great and for that reason, I've not voted either way even if they're not to my requirements.I think the OP needs to relax rather than go on the defensive - it's a deal and I'm glad it works for you



Would you recommend Whale or Dolphin sounds or maybe a bit of Vivaldi?
http://www.trustedreviews.com/y-cam-homemonitor-hd-review

Seven days’ worth of recordings are kept on the cloud free of charge, but for a subscription of £29.99 a year you can extend this to 30 days. 

Because all footage is sent to the web, Y-Cam recommends you have an internet upload speed of at least 512Kbps (0.5Mbps) per camera for optimal usage. Not a problem for anyone on fibre optic broadband or decent ADSL, but you might want to check your broadband speed on a speed checker if you know your internet performance is a little slow and you want to use multiple cameras. 
Read more at trustedreviews.com/y-c…iew
Thanks Graham. I have Virgin broadband and it's pretty quick. My mate lives in a village and his broadband isn't great and he uses one without any trouble. I think I'm good.
Burty

Would you recommend Whale or Dolphin sounds or maybe a bit of Vivaldi?



Try all three and see what suits your personality.
SomebodE

Try all three and see what suits your personality.



Couldn't understand a word on any of them. Oh well.
I personally use the Ucam247 cameras which are very similar in design to these. Same issue with exposed cabling but if you want hard wired which I do it goes with the territory. Yes some models can have wires hidden through the mount into the wall, but if you'd go through the the hassle of cutting the wire, a simple rubber mallet would also easily take out this or any other camera.

I have mine connected to a NAS which records in 1080p permanently and overwrites as required. I ca also view all photos/video remotely as well.

If I wasn't already a big user of UCAM I'd definitely be getting these as the quality from the sensors is awesome.
If you don't need the cloud backup and don't mind waiting a few weeks then you can get some great ones on Aliexpress etc.

I got some nice 1080P PoE ones for less than £40 each delivered.

AliExpress

I use them to record to my NAS but you can also record to a PC using the provided software.

Edited by: "Stu" 30th Dec 2015
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