The lens and image seem to be nicely high quality, sharp and life-like. Install and Setup: Everything is accomplished using your phone. If you plug it into an outdoor outlet that can easily be reached by potential threats, then the camera won’t serve its purpose. ** Concerns – The included power cord is NOT weatherproof. What this product is: This camera is an IP camera so no DVR is required. Additionally if you find your wireless signal not cutting the camera can be wired to run over ethernet if needed. Ugh. 4. This is otherwise a very basic package, and closer to the “old school” application of security cameras compared to more modern fully wireless systems. I had full signal on my phone where I wanted to mount the camera but, faces serious buffering issues with the camera. - No fees Of course, you can see the live feed from all 4 cameras. With certain features also not working in the app, it makes it much harder to enjoy this product. Overall, if you want to keep an eye on some aspect of your property, this camera will do it very well and at a very reasonable price. This product works really well and is reliable (after you fumble through the setup) - Selectable motion zones and sensitivity The product meets my expectations but previously owning a different system, I got used to a few modern commodities when it comes to security cameras. I really like the customizations available down to the individual camera, and a 4-camera installation will cost nearly half of what the Arlo 2 Pro system from Netgear will. -Couldn’t connect a few times while away from the house It's a good starter camera. It is very well built, and very solid. The cable does not need to be hardwired in to a power source but will plug in to any wall outlet you have. Pros Here's my final thoughts on this set up. When I received them the setup and installation/mounting was so easy that I ordered 2 more when they went on sale again. -Limited storage, Right off the bat, I was very impressed with the video quality on this camera. It has about a foot of weather grade cable and power/Ethernet dongles to plug into. It is a fantastic, entry level unit, and easy to install, especially if it is used indoors. YooHoo! This requires virtually no technical know-how (pretty much anyone can download an app now), but may need some home improvement knowledge, as this is NOT a fully wireless solution. The unit has a single, bundled cord that allows both an Ethernet and power connection, but there is no way to separate these if, for instance, you don’t need the Ethernet connection (not my favorite of its features). Anything else outside of this zone will be excluded for Motion Detection. I'm really impressed with it's night vision. Dislikes: In time I will figure out the sensitivities. Set up is easy as well. ——— User rating, 3.4 out of 5 stars with 59 reviews. -Infrared Cut Filter You’ve made the best choice to protect what you value most. This is nice because when I'm home I don't have to grab my phone, I can use VideoLAN player (VLC) to see what my camera is seeing easily, just when it prompts you the user account is admin and the password is what you set during setup. I contacted Defender support and they helped me go through it easily. The Defender app could use more features, but still does the basics in keeping you notified of movement in the activity zone. Setting up an account was easy. Browning Defender Wireless Review The Defender Wireless is an AT&T cellular trail camera that takes good pictures, has a fast detection circuit, and utilizes a well-built case design. Solid Mounting There is an included SD card already installed (mine had a 16GB card.) A 120 V power outlet is needed to operate the camera along with a Home, WI-FI network wireless or Ethernet connection. You can increase the storage by getting a larger micro SD card. The camer… Then when I'm remote, I can have access to my cameras anywhere. I personally like having cloud storage even if it means paying for it in the event that something happens in the neighborhood that you may not of been aware of. The picture I included is my test location, close to where I eventually mounted the camera. The biggest negatives are zone setups, no audio as far as I could tell, and the requirement to be plugged in for power. Either way once set up was complete video footage and streaming was smooth and flawless on the 2.4 band. If you want, or need, you can use this camera by connecting an ethernet cable as opposed to a wireless connection. This camera works only on a 2.4 GHz radio frequency. | Reviews & Complaints Not a lot of cameras out there have it The live, color rendition is superior. I selected this camera for review in exchange for the product because I already have a Defender NVR system ,and, am familiar with the operation and value of Defender security cameras. Wherever this camera is installed the 120V power connections must be protected from the elements and safe. Hopefully the app will be further developed to add more functionality and true backup. You will see messages such as percentage loading only to fail and get “Play error, click to refresh” “Cloud Storage not available at this time” You’ll still get the alerts after it happens you can download them, or wait till you get home and back on your network to download them or climb up and remove the SD card. The app really did work pretty well. After a bit I was chatting live with tech support. For 99.99 this is a good camera. About a year ago there were some break ins in the neighborhood that i was not aware of due to the fact that i work alot of long hours. Once the camera was connected, it worked flawlessly with my Wi-Fi. You can also set the camera to record continuously which is nice. There is also a microphone, also obvious in the playback of video if it’s enabled. -Included 16GB SD card You need to download the Defender SmartSignal app. Still, using the App could be more intuitive. - Clear picture, smooth video (even at night), and audio If I was rating the camera for the ease of setup, quality of images, and camera quality I would rate it 5 stars. Drill a 3/4" hole to run your camera power wire& ethernet adapter through, connect the camera to its power adapter which is 10ft long. It claims to be IP67 weather resistant which is good since I placed this camera outside to watch my pool. Some of the great features of this camera is that it includes a 16Gb SD card to record activities so there are no monthly payment plans that you have to consider. 1. Pros One from my 2nd order was defective so I returned it and stuck with 4. Went to the next step on my iPhone to connect to it and chose "Device connected to the network" as my next step as instructed in the brochure that came with the device. - The camera hardware is 5 stars The way our home is designed is a bit different. Camera, power adapter, antane, card, basic instructions. Notifications outside of your WiFi network do not appear to work without the base station. Reminder: Don’t permanently mount that camera until you’ve has a lengthy test of your wireless reliability at the desired distance. In an industry where there are so many options, this is simply another option. I'll give you an example of what i mean. It’s all recorded. I'm using it indoors to monitor sensitive equipment. It is quite heavy and comes assembled with an adjustable mounting bracket (all metal) and hardware, including a weatherproof shield for a LAN cable should one want to connect that way. The lack of a detailed manual explaining all the features, how to use the app as well as lack of customer support and knowledge I feel will make it somewhat frustrating for most individuals. If your router has two, or more frequencies of 2.4 and 5.0 GHz it will work fine. I read reviews of others having the same issue. Now to just to clarify i own about 4 different security cameras so this unit was tested against several other cameras. Multiple attempts to use this unit on WiFi without an internet connection led to hours of frustration. I tested the darkness in a room because the area outside my home is very well lit and I couldn’t get it activate night vision. -Great app But there is a peace of mind in knowing that there is a 16GB removable memory card installed within the camera in case you have to have a hard copy of footage that might not save to your phone/device when prompted. The included wifi antenna attaches easy and also folds if needed to adjust to mounting preference. It was not until I zoomed it that I could select the “I have read and agree” button and could move to the next stage. It will wore to the pre installed 16gb so card, which you can expand. 3. Its a good camera and does offer alot. You then have to scan the QR box located on the camera and leave it a couple inches from the camera while it connects. This camera was very surprising good wide angle crystal clear daytime color video night time black and white also excellent. Overall I feel like this camera works really well. Zoning function - Finding the balance on motion alert sensitivity takes some trail and error Once it is setup though, it is rock solid. The Defender Indoor/Outdoor 2K Wi-Fi Wireless Security Camera is a decent buy for $99.99, but the fact that the app is hit or miss, bugs me a little. ** Saves Money – As a DIY home security owner I love the fact that this Defender Guard camera and system does not require additional third-party monitoring fees for viewing, recording, and equipment rentals. —— But to give defender credit they allow that you will have Wireless issues and give you a way to hardline your connection, something you don't see on wireless cameras and I appreciate the backup. Infrared or Night vision option: This camera does not only work in the daytime hours, it works at night. Wiring: I don’t like the fact that I had to wire it to a power source. -Quick setup finally worked after 20 attempts but with Amcrest View pro app (go figure) I get to a screen where it says it is connecting to the camera, the circle spins and then the circle goes away and it's still on the same page. This is a basic security camera. Due to the need to maintain a constant Wi-Fi connection, and power supply, your camera placement options may be impacted. Weather proof: Where I mounted it, this camera is definitely out in the elements. Finally I was able to see video (while connected to lan). It will automatically overwrite once it fills up. The camera is IP67 rated and hence it can withstand rain and snow and still be functional without any flaws. Though I wish they'd release a PC app that will allow the access like the app, if for no other reason a larger screen makes it easier and honestly that is my only main compliant, no way beyond a phone application to be able to fully use my camera. This only works with android cell phone app no PC Windows app yet. Video quality is great and has night vision too. So I did the setup using an Ethernet cable, and from there I was able to setup my wifi network and then it would connect just fine. - Small footprint While I do like this security camera by Defender, it does need some improvements and or firmware updates. This Defender Guard 2K security camera is a valuable addition to an existing system like mine, or, as a stand-a-lone surveillance camera on any home WI-FI network. The instructions that came with it were only a quick reference start up guide pamphlet, has to be easy? This is truly a great value. Setup was easy. -Good audio - In-software adjustments gives you the ability to customize recording schedules, specify activity zones (i.e recording starts when someone specifically pulls into the driveway or approaches the front door), and send alerts/alarms when any motion is detected...or only for "Human motion detection" events which actually worked very well! I have a palo verde outside that keeps triggering the motion detection. This camera is simple to set up and does have a superb picture in both day and nighttime situations with it displaying the parking area in front of my condo clearly both day and night. By about one page. I am now getting the feeling that this quick start manual has issues with say when it’s written by someone who’s native language isn’t English and we have these small language barriers that come into play. My old cameras all had a DC power feed and a coaxial BNC connectors, so the Wi-Fi as well as using a cat line was interesting, not to mention in Hi-Def. Underneath you have the options to live record or take a picture, then also view the history record. I installed it myself, 4 cameras, all had its own power supply and feeding into my Security DVR which was cat line plugged into my router, quite a job. -128-bit encryption I'm sure the designers had the requisite functionality in mind governing the rules about what different controls mean, which are are available and when, but there's no explanation of those rules or where to find them--Defender's support pages are extensive, but often point to other similar products including the ones with the home monitoring station/backup drive--there's virtually NO support material for the app you're told to use with these cameras which is a real shame. Remote viewing from anywhere also worked flawlessly. 5. Notifications seem snappy. The features vary depending on whether or not you go Wi-Fi or plug it into a modem. The mount can be adjusted up and down, but not left to right. The included manual is an 8-page setup guide that gets you going. It was pretty easy to set up, once you realize what app it is you need to download ( smartsignal ). Mounting options are therefore limited due to these connected wires. This camera also looks just like the Amcrest IP3M-943W. The app is extremely straight forward and easy to use. However, this Defender - Guard Indoor/Outdoor 1440p Wi-FiWireless Network Surveillance Camera also features sound. SETUP The app works great and you can also record audio but you can’t have a two way conversation, but that’s not that big of a deal at this price point. - Remote viewer application available for free I could see the camera via the application. In the various settings menu it allows me to customize my surveillance cameras for constant, time specific, and, or motion and sound detection. This gives me so much more detail. Like many things lately, the Defender uses an app on your phone to set things up (Smartsignal) and manage the camera and alerts. ... Review, Pricing, and Specs . Didn't have any problems navigating and finding settings like Notification zones etc. We just bought a brand new home and security was our foremost concern. There is a “I have read and agreed” circle with a check mark, it shows a check mark but it’s not agreed until you tap it and high lighten it, simple yes but initially I tapped it and what popped up was the Smart Privacy Policy which I scrolled down and closed and tried the Verification button again. I mounted this above my garage and other than having to climb into the crawl space to run the wire, it was easy. You kind of have to guess. Nowhere in the paperwork was there any mention of this O ring or what it was for! The camera provides a 16 gig sd card for storage which can be upgraded for larger storage. Defender then sends a Verification code email, not minutes later you’ll receive it and the email states, this code is for registration ONLY, valid in 15 minutes not FOR 15 minutes. So, where does this leave us? The App is the place to look for help. Seems durable with a strong shell and antenna. Some ended up just hanging the camera above a power outlet, or doing that and using it indoors. It could be accessed on network via direct IP through a browser, and although it wasn’t the easiest setup, it was far from Cisco’s CLI interface for sure. FEATURES The camera held up rather nicely through some recent bad weather also. Quality The camera model reports back as IPC-HFW1435S-W which interesting enough is a camera sold by Dahua Consumer (now imoulife). Bottom line, if you use this for what it is (an outdoor camera) you need to have a little bit of talent to wire it up correctly. This is a indoor/outdoor camera so it can be mounted either inside or outside however due to the fact that it is meant to withstand water such as rain and snow mix i would suggest using this outside near an entrance. so far so good it should take me a year to really give an excellent evaluation but for now it is excellent.. It's easy to setup and comes with everything you need to get started in minutes. The image on the defender is night and day better then my Amcrest. Install But, given the option to spend more money for something like the Arlo Pro 2, versus Defender’s solution which is far less expensive, it’s important to know what that lower price tag does to the feature set when compared to more mainstream wireless home camera systems. 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