New Camera : not that impressed

So the first of the new cameras SRICAM SP008 arrived, I had enough time to get it on the wireless and up on the house (power threw the attic, actually very easy… ) However even though I have tried the brand before without good luck (returned two cameras because neither had functioning IR) I figured I would try again. Now don’t feel I should have. Partly because they aren’t really supported by Blue Iris (not ptz control) and second, it was just a little too cheap in relation to other ptz cameras.

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The other part of this camera which I didn’t even think to check out was its web interface… It’s non-existent (though I haven’t downloaded the manual yet, doesn’t work on port 80). Nor was I able to use the PC software (after having to find it on their website) to view or control the camera, it would find it but that was it. It’s only saving quality outside for very decent day time quality is the Android app, it’s really slick. From it you can:
– configure password
– control recording options
– control alerts
– perform device updates
– view video
– view recordings

the downside is that in order to use the app, you have to configure an account through SRICAM, and you seem to always have to login through that, so not something I will be utilizing all that often.

Being the first night I still have tweaks to do (image settings, preset locations for example). The IR strength is impressive, we have the camera placed about 25-30 feet off the ground and it’s aimed down the yard and it is actually a little to focused. Hopefully I will be able to adjust that IR output strength, doubtful but I can hope and look.

Well that’s it for now. I’ll toss up some screenshots sometime to show image quality. Which really is the only decent thing about the camera.

Cheers for now.

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