Tuesday, July 6, 2010

$ Logitech WiLife Digital Video Security Outdoor Add On Camera

One reviewer suggested that those who have "trouble" with this product might be technically challenged, which is a false assumption since he doesn't know these individuals personally. Those reviewers probably just expected the product to work as advertised, which it doesn't. Just for the record, I build computers, service networks, and work with various types of electrical equipment from blood analyzers to HDTV hardware, and the outdoor model of this product has one major failing .... reliability! Couple that with confusing warranty requirements and poor support I consider buying this outdoor camera a poor investment because it will eventually fail. Don't get me wrong .... when it works it has great features, but eventually the camera will likely die. I installed 4 of these at home and 2 at church in the last 3 years. 2 have since been replaced under warranty and another was replaced by an additional purchase. Currently only 2 of these cameras work at all. Although the features are terrific, they are useless when the camera dies. I suspect the outdoor cameras would function correctly if installed inside when the temperature is more consistent ... but outdoors they fail. There are a couple of other annoying distractions as well. If you install on the wrong side of your Service Panel the camera will fail .... as well as failing if installed too far from the camera's USB Receiver. If you install too close to a photo cell from a night light the camera will also fail. The thumbscrew mounting post assembly is poorly designed and is marginal at best in locking the camera to it's desired position. A bird flying into or landing on the camera will change it's aiming point. And birds will ... and do. So if you buy this camera be aware of it's shortcomings ...
(32 customers reviews)
Customers Rating=3.0 / 5.0

More Detail For Logitech WiLife Digital Video Security Outdoor Add On Camera

  • Increase coverage of your driveway, yard, swimming pool and other outdoor areas
  • High-quality, VGA or QVGA color video
  • Slim design and 400 MHz on-board processor
  • Digital motion detection with secure video transmission
  • Weatherproof protection against water and temperature extremes

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