Rated 1.5 out of 5Â by 2
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Bill Would not charge at all.
Bought this online through home depot. The unit arrived with a charge and worked for a few days but will not charge now. I have moved the panel over 8 times to where it gets plenty of sunlight but it still does not charge. I even turned the unit off for 3 days and tried to let it charge up and it will not.
I am sending this back for my money back and will NOTbe purchasing another.
March 20, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5Â by TXfamily Do NOT buy it!
We rent a house and the front door doesn't have a peep hole. We've been looking for something wireless and easy to install/take off. After research we've decided to buy this one.
The installation was a nightmare! We drilled 2 holes using the template that was included but couldn't securely place the light! One side would go in but the other side wouldn't. We've drilled about 5 or 6 sets of holes until we found a perfect fit. It wasn't anywhere near the holes on the template!
The solar panel was installed easy with no complications. It took a while to charge it up. I can't say how long it would last because it doesn't stay on for long enough.
The WiFi receiver needs to be as close to the camera as possible. Ours is on the edge of the TV stand, about 23-25 ft away with antenna pointed towards the front door. If we move it at least an inch away the picture gets blurry. (Not even close to 100 ft as it says in the description). We wanted to hide it by the modems, DVR's which are just 2 ft further away but then picture would turn completely off!
The microphone. We can't hear anything because we hung the light overlooking the entryway. But if you stand on a step up stool (or if you're at least 6' tall) and speak right into it then we'll hear you.
The camera/light. Nowhere on the site description it says that camera will turn on ONLY when it's dark. We found out the next day when we tested it and it wouldn't come on, and after reading the manual we found out that it would work only when it's dark. We tried to find a photocell to make it always dark but nothing worked.
The buzzing sound. Annoying!!! It activates if it rains, if a bug flies by (which there are many huge bugs in South Texas) and even if a truck or motorcycle drives by very fast! We tried to turn it off completely but NO, you can't!
The light. It's nice looking and bright. But it doesn't stay on for long. When it comes on, the buzzer comes on, if we're watching TV, we switch on Video and look at the picture. But if you are not near TV, or better yet it's off, by the time you get to TV, find remote, switch to Video and see what activated the light, the picture is blurry and light goes off.
So, overall, we are not happy with the product at all. It's an expensive piece of junk that is only OK. You could probably buy some spy toy cheaper and it would work better.
March 30, 2012