Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 4
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by GaryD not bad for the price
I have the unit with a 2nd camera. As an outdoor unit with no additional lighting it detects motion that is not present when it's dark.
As an unmonitored system in a lighted area, it would work fine, but in an unlighted area, it;s not quite useless.
Tech support is a joke. They couldn't tell me max voltage the camera could accept (long DC power line), even after waiting for almost a month for word from home office, didn't get a real answer and had to just try higher voltages at the supply untill it worked right..
If you're not going to use in the dark with motion detection recording, probably a good deal.
January 9, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Scudrunner Indoor "Nanny cam" only.
Good: Easy to install out of the box and operating in just a few minutes. Uses SD card for storage. Much easier to set up than other units with internet access. Reasonably good images.
Bad: Once motion recording is started, it can’t be stopped unless the unit is turned off. Recording times are selectable periods from 1 to 60 sec and then 1 to 10 minutes. It is an indoor unit but I installed mine in a totally protected weather proof entry. Insects trip off the motion sensor (very sensitive) resulting in minutes of recording nothing. Review speeds up to 64X but setting must be re established for every recording period resulting in MANY noisy button clicks to look at minutes of nothing. Incomplete comment on setting start and end periods.
Cannot install from overhead. Both rear and underside mounts are flimsy. Rear mount popped out.
Want: Corrected sensitivity. To be able to have a constant monitoring mode but only record during motion detection instead of reviewing many fixed periods. Be able to skip directly to the recording point.
Bottom line: Recommend only as an indoor Nanny cam.
July 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Techreviewer Wireless Security System-5 minute set up!
I I bought this wireless system to see who is at my front door when I am in my garage workshop. Happy to report that I have zero interference with my appliances and wireless network which was my biggest worry. I can sit in my garage with my ham radios and see when a visitor or salesman is at my front door. It took 5 minutes to set it up because it is wireless-very happy with it!
June 18, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SnapShot Excellent
I have but one problem that I am sure Swan tech service will be able to help me with; and that is the camera displays the wrong colors. Most likely something I do not have set correctly.
October 18, 2011