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Post time 2016-09-23 00:15:54 | Show all posts |Read mode


Quite a few security cameras have come across my desk the past few months, some that were not so great and others that could be considered as the best technology on the market. Now, I’ve got the R2, an IP camera from a company called Foscam, who has been in the security camera business since 2007. They’ve manufactured a lot of great IP cameras in the past, but this latest one, the R2, truly demonstrates the company’s ability to not only provide great hardware, but good software as well.


At first glance, there’s not much that sets apart the Foscam R2 from other home security cameras, such as the Nest Cam and Netatmo Welcome; however, Foscam believes that it offers far better value at an affordable price range.




Design


The Foscam R2 security camera is intricately detailed, with it being able to turn 300 degrees horizontally and 100 degrees vertically. This enables the device to record from many different angles, removing the need to get a bunch of different cameras for a single room. Just one Foscam R2 camera positioned correctly is able to keep an eye out on an entire room.

It comes with a Wi-Fi antenna, as well as an attachable stand to make it easy to bolt to the wall (side note: all the required hardware for bolting the camera to the wall is included in one of the boxes in the packaging).


Around the back of the Foscam R2 is a variety of ports, including the power input, Ethernet port and the Wi-Fi antenna configuration. On the bottom of the device is the attachment piece for attaching the mount to the camera.

Suffice to say, it’s not a bad design and is better than most, but that’s about the only aspect where the Foscam R2 excels.


You can download the software for camera from Foscam’s website. http://www.foscam.com/download-center/firmware-downloads.html  


In closing, the Foscam R2 might be a more affordable option than many security cameras out there, but you truly do get what you pay for.






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