Installation is the most difficult part of installing a security cam system. Anyone who can make that simple, wins the award. Edimax? Will you step up, please?
I have never had a security cam install as quickly as the Edimax IC-7001W Wireless Pan/Tilt Network IP Security Camera did. I set it to detect motion and to email me a photo. Often, it will send me a series of photos. It can also be set to upload video files.
From my HTC One M8, I can pan and tilt the camera, watching everything in real time. I’ve always wanted a security cam that can do that.
The picture is full color, and clear (though small).
The last time I went out of town overnight, I set this camera out to record all activity. My neighbor came over and waved to the camera. I got her picture on my phone right away. It was hilarious.
The only problem I’ve had with the camera is the Wi-Fi connection to the cloud. I can connect to the network, no problem. If I want to view the cam remotely, I need to use an Ethernet cable to connect to the network.
For me, the router is not near my window. To set the camera near the window, I connect the Ethernet cable to the powerline adapter. That setup works just fine.
Even with the Wi-Fi problem, this is my all time favorite security cam. It would be perfect if the Wi-Fi connection to cloud would work, but it suits my needs regardless. There’s always an outlet close enough to my windows.
This product was provided for review by Edimax.