The Foscam R2 2MP 1080P Indoor Pan/Tilt Wireless Surveillance Camera is a highly versatile moving head-type security camera with Wi-Fi capability. It combines traditional nanny cam functionality such as two-way talkback with security necessaries such as automatic recording. Housed in a tiny black plastic shell, Foscam’s indoor surveillance camera is a small an unobtrusive asset to your security observation needs.
By placing this camera on a portion of a wall in your home where it has access to Wi-Fi, it is possible to automatically record anything of interest going on within the room in question and to communicate via talk back to those who are in the room. The video feed can be accessed on your Windows PC, Mac, smartphone or tablet.
Features Of The Foscam Indoor Pan/Tilt Wireless Surveillance Camera
- Automatically Save Recordings To SD Card – The Foscam Indoor Pan/Tilt Wireless Surveillance Camera can be set to automatically record changes in the environment that it is set to surveil, placing the recordings neatly onto any SD card connected to your computer.
- High-Quality Video – 1080p HD video, compressed using H.264 encoding makes the video both high quality, easily played back on a wide variety of devices, and quite small in file size.
- Simple Setup – This camera comes out of the box ready to go. Once it detects a wi-fi network, there are only a few small steps to go before it is transmitting useful recordings directly to you.
- Night Vision With Infrared – The eleven small dots surrounding the camera are infrared LEDS that allow the Foscam Indoor Pan/Tilt Wireless Surveillance Camera to capture high-quality video even in complete darkness.
- No Monthly Fees – Whatever you record with your surveillance camera is yours to enjoy as you please, and no monthly cloud storage fees or other subscriptions will be assessed to your account.
- Moving Head Wireless Controls – The camera can be controlled wirelessly to turn in 360 degrees around both axes and has a zoom control as well.
What Do I Like
Advantages to choosing this particular nanny cam or surveillance camera include the easy setup, zero monthly fee video storage, and high-quality video. The audio and talkback capability is of high quality and set to the appropriate volume for maximum effectiveness. The fact that this device is compatible with a wide range of surveillance software is also a clear plus; you can choose exactly what type of surveillance station you would like to have.
What Don’t I Like
Drawbacks to the Foscam R2 Indoor Pan/Tilt Wireless Surveillance Camera are few. A dedicated application would be easier to set up than having to use iOS’s generic MyLiveCams. The lens of the camera leaves a bit to be desired, for instance, a wider aperture would improve nighttime surveillance. It is possible to simply replace the lens, although this voids Foscam’s warranty.
Would I Buy This Foscam Nanny Cam
For 24/7 observation from a PC, smartphone or tablet, this is a very good Wi-Fi surveillance camera. It does a good job at offering the features that customers need. The Foscam R2 Indoor Pan/Tilt Wireless Surveillance Camera is highly recommended for anyone who needs a full-featured and versatile moving-head camera.
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