Foscam C1 Indoor HD 720P Wireless IP Camera review
Foscam digital technologies has been the mantra in every trusted security company. Apparently, their security cameras are doing great in this competitive market. I particularly like what they are doing in terms of design. Their cameras are carefully crafted and polished to blend in perfectly with every interior design work, without creating any peculiar effect to the eye. In addition, Foscam has invested in yet another very sensible area, the baby monitoring technology.
Foscam cameras are ideal with both baby monitoring and security surveillance tasks. So far I have not had any complaints in the online arena regarding their cameras, apart from maybe the pricing. Their latest release, the C1 Indoor HD 720P Wireless IP Camera has been received relatively well by the consumer. I can actually term the C1 as a breakthrough, especially judging from its elemental features.
Features of Foscam C1 Wireless Camera
This specific camera is designed differently from other previous Foscam Cameras, as it has more mobility. Its silky veneer allows it to assimilate different environments to which it is attached to. When buying the C1 you are also getting a really slim, lightweight and flexible camera. It measures 7 by 3 by 4 inches in size and weighs about 14 ounces. The view angles are well over 110 degrees meaning that you will get a wide viewing range. It also comes with an easy rigid mount from which you can attach the camera from a variety of surfaces.
As mentioned earlier, Foscam technologies is trying as much as it can to produce cameras with a lot of practicability. The C1 is among the few projects that Foscam has been able to achieve this, as it can be used in nearly all security situations. For example, as a baby monitor, this camera can utilize your home wireless internet router to send live feeds (both audio and visual feeds) to your smartphone or tablet at work. The company’s outstanding web interface is compatible with all PC browsers meaning that you can check on your baby from anywhere in the world.
To achieve the 720 Pixel HD view, the C1 uses a rather rare technology used in security cameras. Of course, you might have noticed that most security cameras deliver only a standard quality video footage. Apart from the highly sophisticated cameras in heavily guarded areas, the cameras in local stores and malls, deliver only about 360 pixels at their best. However, this is not the case with the C1. This camera uses high concentration IR-LED technology for absolute precision. The LEDs used by this camera convey clear infrared night vision and are further customized to include motion detectors and sensitive trigger alerts.
Mobility and Recording capability
This camera has about 115 degrees view range that can be manipulated remotely through a computer mouse or your phone’s screen. The camera can provide a clear view even in the night, locating objects up to 26 feet from its location. It also comes with a micro SD slot for storing recorded footages. The slot supports a maximum of 32 GB micro SDs. If you want the footages stored securely into your cloud account, the C1 can be adjusted to automatically back up all the footages to a secure server separate from the website.
- It has a clear Video Quality: HD720P
- Supports remote monitoring through standard Browsers
- Foscam App allows for a quick access QR Code, Remote Viewing on smartphones
- Wide view range, up to 115 degrees. In addition, the strong IR-LEDs deliver a clear Night Vision with up to 26ft view.
- Automatically encrypts footages to prevent any compromise to the clips.
- myfoscam.com needed for remote viewing is compatible with limited browsers.
- Cloud recording cannot work without setting up a cloud account and needs port forwarding.
From every angle, the C1 is still the camera I would go for. Its weaknesses are still there in other camera competitions. If you’ve got the cash, buy this camera.
|Wireless Type||802.11B, 802.11n|
|Dimensions L x W x H||7 x 3 x 4 inches|
|Input Voltage||5 volts|
|View Range||115° Horizontal|
|Input||two-way audio with inbuilt Mic and Speaker|
|Output||3.5mm audio jack|