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Dropcam HD Wi-Fi

Dropcam HD Wi-Fi
alaScore 84

8 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of Dropcam HD Wi-Fi. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Webcams for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Webcams the Dropcam HD Wi-Fi is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 8 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

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Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Dropcam HD Wi-Fi review: Easy wireless video monitor hits its stride

 

Earlier this year, Dropcam, which has made a name for itself for providing an easy-to-set-up video-monitoring camera and service, released its new video-monitoring camera, the Dropcam HD .

The Dropcam HD WiFi is a Wi-Fi-enabled high-resolution Webcam with two-way sound capabilities. It offers easy setup and flexible mounting options, and you can view a remote video feed over the Internet or on your iOS or Android mobile device via free...

You can't tilt or swivel the camera remotely (the lens is fixed) and you may experience some lag with the video and audio, depending on the speed of your Internet service. The need for AC power precludes true wireless operation. Also, there's no native...

The wireless Dropcam HD Wi-Fi is an excellent choice for anyone seeking a light-duty Web-enabled remote security camera that emphasizes quick and easy setup.

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: dave7200 (cnet.com)

"Work good, good picture"

 

Ive had two of these and they work great. I dont want to go on with some long review but its very easy to set up and it works great. Online recording is also very nice becasue you can review it from anyplace.

Very easy to set up

none

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: 4raw (cnet.com)

"Great camera - terrible website"

 

I have 4 cameras (pro) running. Absolutely love the easy setup etc. The issue is the dropcam website. It's easy to use...when it works. Tons of server errors, terribly slow to load and I'm on 75/75 Fios. Cameras do mysteriously drop offline from time...

Easy to setup and view on computer or iphone

Their website is very slow 70% of the time. Tons of server errors

Oct, 2014
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Consumer review by: Anthony-Lampert (cnet.com)

"Fantastic Camera Just Shy of Incredible"

 

Trying to find the right camera for watching my sleeping baby or insure my home office is secure is no easy task. You are left most of the time either with either excellent video quality and an impossible to set-up network configuration or just the...

+ Excellent video quality

- Camera pops out of its stand too easily

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: mahana1012 (cnet.com)

"Easy setup, great video quality and customer support!"

 

Wonderful product form a customer oriented company.

Easy setup, great video quality and customer support! I use them for monitoring our home when we travel and it does a great job. The ability to have it snap a picture when sensing sound and/or motion is great. I have 3 cameras in the house.

The DVR service is not cheap but I do not use it.

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: WERMS (cnet.com)

"Expensive and closed solution."

 

Dropcam may work for you, but a better solution for most is to use the Web Enabled Remote Monitoring Service (werms.com) with any of many more fairly priced cameras.

Works well for some.

Dropcam is a closed system designed to lock you in at a premium price.

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: zemogm (cnet.com)

"Best option 4 price, ease of use, apps & cloud options"

 

I did a ton of research on both a security camera and baby monitor system and this was by far the best option based on price, ease of use, cloud service, app support, expandability, quality, and overall reliability.

Easy & quick set-up (1 time computer set-up required). Great price. Good quality. Cloud DVR option rocks (worth extra $$).

Works better with faster WIFI. This is more of a WIFI provider issue, not Dropcam, but if you have a slow WIFI package you may see some video lag.

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: cldymnky (cnet.com)

"thumbs down overall"

 

wouldn't recommend purchasing it.

easy set up, compact,

suddenly loses wifi connection and becomes useless. requiring me to plug into computer usb and reset every couple days.

Feb, 2013