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Ratings and Reviews
Cameras are great
The picture is perfect to display on my tv, very clear during day and night. Set was easy, it did take a little configuring on getting the right angles and adjustments. Setting up display and record to be a little more detailed in the instructions but seeing them online helped.
The app works well both at home and away but there are latency issues that I’m not sure are the app or my internet connection causing it since it doesn’t say anything about modem or internet speeds that work best.
The alarm setup needs work, I set it up to alarm my driveway but it seems to alarm all movement on that camera whether in the area marked or not.
Overall cameras and system work great.
The product works perfectly. The biggest shortcoming for me is that the mounting bracket does move as well as I wished - the camera can only move up or down...really not flexible left to right. Had read a few reviews before buying and was a bit skeptical. I am about average or slightly above on installations like this ( this is used in a small retail store - so I do a lot of little install / repair as well as at home but still average) To make this work you have to have a monitor to set it up. (Yes it’s in instructions and I had to go buy one). A nice big monitor is good to have. It would really help to have a second person help as you can move camera for best positioning while other person tells you “that’s the best spot to mount it”
Pluses are that it records close to a week and then records over again. If you need something from past week you need to save it if you set it as I did to start over recording when the 1000 hours (approx) are recorded. The app works beautifully. Just double tap on any camera and zoom in
Setup was not difficult (not final install but testing hookups in home office) . I was seeing nice images on my phone within an hour. I did read the manual a couple of times online before purchasing too.
Price is right!!!
One item I’m missing, understandably so because it’s expensive from what I can see.
Background— I have a network of coaxial/RJ6 ran through the house that all TVs use for an antenna TV signal. We get about 25 free channels! We used to have a good quality black-and-white RadioShack camera hooked into the coaxial network box. A modulator allowed me to put the front door camera image on all TVs if you switched to channel 14. hey really nice luxury.
The defender has ankh HDMI output, unfortunately for me, which is digital (here comes the expensive part) And in order for me to change that digital 1080p picture to An analog signal of equal quality i’ll need a $480 converter. Not supplied by defender.
Note- there are many cheap HDMI to coax converters out there but they are just wire connections. Useless for me. I need something that uses electronics to take apart that digital signal and change it to an analog.
I need to start saving more money while I continue shopping for a cheaper converter models. I am excited about the prospect of seeing this nice picture on all TVs in the house.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.