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REVISED from - "Happy so far" to "A complete waste, avoid if you can"
Reviewed in Canada on July 12, 2020
I was happy with the hardware, setup etc. I never have come back to change a review, until now.
Biggest issues: Software, awful service (if it can be called that), motion detection, lack of access to recordings, battery life.
1)The software is rigid, not many options, some options appear to do nothing. I have used others (Dlink) and the comparison is, there is no comparison. I sent suggestions or issues to developers and essentially they are useless. See next pont
2) IF you get a reply, it is of zero value.
3) Motion detection starts after someone has left. Example, door in front of camera about 10 ft, triggers the camera but the recording shows the top of persons head as they cross under camera. It should be said also that the audio is not in sync with the recording (off by about 10 seconds). The range of motion detection I estimate at about 10-15ft and even then it is hit or miss!
4) I use an SD card, no cloud and if I have a recording I need, I cannot download it to my device. When contacting service, the answer was, that is for security.... Umm, its my recording...if I need to save it, say provide it to the police....how am I to get it? (Dlink, Blink do this no problem..)
5) I feel like the first charge lasted decent, but since, not so much. The charge time is quite long, you cannot check the charge level from the app while it is charging. I have unplugged it, checked the app, stated 55% after 3 days charging, then checked an hour later (no charging or change), was full. Then only lasted about 3-4 weeks and needs another charge.
Now, to be fair, there are some pros. Canadian winter, works, battery truly is wireless, setup was easy enough and mounting was good. Wifi connection seems stable and works.
All said, I would not recommend this