Consumers Favourite IP Cameras 2017: Amcrest vs Foscam vs AKASO vs Bosma vs Dericam vs D-Link vs TENVIS vs YI vs JOOAN vs Ouvis
This article on IP cameras (Internet Protocol cameras) will help you decide which surveillance system is best for you. Weighing both the pros and cons of each IP camera will ensure you make the right choice. Jay 360 helps you understand your home security needs and guides you in choosing the right system.
Summary of IP Cameras
The following chart provides a quick summary for 10 popular IP cameras of 2017. Click the image below to view a larger version of the summary chart.
Pros & Cons: Amcrest IP2M-841 ProHD 1080P (1920TVL)
The Amcrest IP2M-841 ProHD 1080P (1920TVL) IP camera features 1080p video and is known for its excellent video quality in both good and poor lighting. No computer is necessary, only a smartphone. Many owners of this IP camera commented on how simple it is to set up and that the price was excellent for what you get.
Some users complained of connectivity issues and the fact that they did not find the user manual to be helpful. They also commented that the camera is not weatherproof, and can only be used inside.
Pros & Cons: Foscam FI9821PB Plug & Play
This little camera has one of the easiest set-ups – just scan the QR code right on the camera and get started! Users comment on the clear and crisp imaging, even during dim lighting. Others commented on its reliability and many people use it as a baby monitor.
However, other users complained of poor customer service and the fact that many people have difficulties setting up and using the camera despite its seemingly easy set-up process.
Pros & Cons: AKASO IP1M-901 720P HD Wireless IP Camera
Many owners of the IP camera love it for its pet monitoring function and affordable price. The two-way audio feature seems to be a favourite, as pet owners can easily see and communicate with their dogs or cats. Overall, it is also a reliable camera with very few complaints about the product failing.
This camera is not supported by 5Ghz routers and only works with 2.4Ghz routers. This can cause some issues for potential buyers. It is also not the easiest camera to set up, and many users found the process frustrating.
Pros & Cons: Bosma AccessCam Indoor 1080P
Known for its great customer support and excellent camera resolution, the Bosma AccessCam Indoor 1080P has generally good reviews. Other users on the camera’s zoom feature, and enjoy how easy it is to use.
Some owners of this camera say that connecting to their Wi-Fi proved difficult, and others complained that they regularly experienced difficulties with the audio feature, such as interference.
Pros & Cons: Dericam 1080P Full HD
Many users of the Dericam 1080P Full HD IP camera commented on the easy set-up, excellent picture quality, and the wide angle lens that covers more of your home. Other users commented on quick and effective customer support.
Other owners of this IP camera were unhappy with the amount of space the Dericam app took up on their phone, and the fact that you must download the app in order to view your camera feed from your phone.
Pros & Cons: D-Link Day & Night Wi-Fi
With a high-quality video feed, highly affordable price, and easy set-up, many people love their D-Link Day & Night IP camera. Others commented on how bright the night vision was, even though it only goes up to 16 feet. Many users liked that fact that the instruction manual was very clear and concise, and that customer support was able to remotely help them set up their camera.
There have been some complaints about serious connectivity issues, especially with those using Mac computers. Others had issues connecting their camera to their router and Wi-Fi.
Pros & Cons: TENVIS JPT3815W-HD
The TENVIS JPT3815W-HD automatically switches to night vision mode when it detects poor lighting, which many users find helpful. It is also easy to mount anywhere (including the ceiling!) and has a great 360-degree view from wherever it is placed. Most users found the set-up to be a relatively simple process.
Some owners of this camera complained that the AC cord was shorter than other IP cameras, making it difficult to place in the exact location wanted. Others commented on the reliability of the camera – video feed suddenly stopping, difficulty stopping the pan feature, and issues with audio.
Pros & Cons: YI Dome Camera 1080p HD
Many commented on how easy it is to set up the YI Dome Camera, and loved that the camera audibly confirmed when they correctly completed set-up steps. Most users loved the iOS app and enjoyed the many different features on both the camera and the app (such as the baby crying detection, automatic motion tracking function, and more).
Some difficulties some owners of the YI Dome Camera faced include connectivity issues (requiring frequent resetting of the camera) and the fact that the USB cable used to connect the camera is very short.
Pros & Cons: IP Camera, JOOAN A5(Update Version) 720P
With a sleek and slim design, the JOOAN A5 IP camera is easy to install and use. The attached cable is an average length of approximately 6 feet long, making it relatively easy for users to set-up in the desired location. These IP cameras are known for their excellent night vision, though the exact range is not specified.
There have been quite a few complaints regarding connectivity issues and difficulties understanding and following the instruction manual. Others were disappointed by the fact that if the power goes out or the camera loses connection for whatever reason, it will not reconnect by itself.
Pros & Cons: Ouvis veezon VZ1 2.0 MP Smart Home
Ouvis veezon VZ1 2.0 MP Smart Home IP cameras have generally favourable reviews. With a long power cord, enabling set-up nearly anywhere, clear night vision, and excellent audio, many people are drawn to the Ouvis veezon camera. Other users loved the pan, tilt, and zoom feature and had little complaints about these features working as advertised.
However, some users reported the motion detectors going off at random and having high sensitivity. There were also complaints about the fact that the monitoring app takes up a lot of space and data on mobile phones.
Jay360 – Helping You Make The Right Choice!
Deciding on the right home security IP camera for you and your family is a tough decision! Deciding on, purchasing, and installing a camera can be tricky and time-consuming.
There are many more factors to consider when choosing and installing a security camera or a security system. Jay 360 continues to help clients ensure their premise security, looking at all the different angles to provide you with ease of mind and comfort.
You can rely on the knowledge and experience of Jay360 to provide you with the best home security solutions. We will recommend only the security products that meet your specific needs and budget.
Call on Jay360 to help you to choose and install the ideal security system to suit you and your needs, all at the very best value.