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Linksys WVC54GCA Wireless-G Internet HOME Monitoring Camera

Linksys WVC54GCA Wireless-G Internet HOME Monitoring Camera
alaScore 78

342 reviews

Oct, 2014

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Linksys WVC54GCA Wireless-G Internet HOME Monitoring Camera

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 30 user reviews of Linksys WVC54GCA Wireless-G Internet HOME Monitoring Camera from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Web Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

50% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Amazon.com review summary for Linksys WVC54GCA Wireless-G Internet HOME Monitoring Camera

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 186 user reviews of Linksys WVC54GCA Wireless-G Internet HOME Monitoring Camera from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Webcams on Amazon.com.

66% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Linksys WVC54GCA review

 

Linksys's WVC54GCA is one of our favourite webcams, packing a lot into a small case. Its stand can also be screwed into the rear of the camera for wall mounting, but you'll have to supply the hooks or screws yourself.

Thanks to a simple interface, wide browser support and good video quality, this is a great little camera, but it can't move.

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Linksys WVC54GCA review

 

The Linksys WVC54GCA internet security audio/video camera enables you to check whether the kids really have gone to bed when you told them to and can be used to keep an extra eye on your home for peace of mind.

Linksys' WVC54GCA is ideal for keeping an eye on your home while you're at work. Priced at £79, it's good value but its worth bearing in mind that you'll need some knowledge of implementing port forwarding, and if you're using WEP encryption on your...

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Linksys WVC54GCA Wireless-G Internet Home Monitoring Camera

 

Wi-Fi cameras for home security ought to be a no-brainer, and at this price, the Linksys pretty much is. We just wish it worked seamlessly cross-browser, and took better pictures.

Works wirelessly ; Motion detection works quite well

Requires ActiveX control ; Automatic Setup may not be quite automatic ; Blue light may alert the burglars ; Image quality is only so-so

When you're talking about filming people, there's always a very fine line between privacy — making it clear to people they're being filmed — and security, but we were struck by the fact that a product designed for home security has such a prominent...

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Linksys WVC54GCA review

 

The Linksys WVC54GCA internet security audio/video camera enables you to check whether the kids really have gone to bed when you told them to and can be used to keep an extra eye on your home for peace of mind.

Linksys' WVC54GCA is ideal for keeping an eye on your home while you're at work. Priced at £79, it's good value but its worth bearing in mind that you'll need some knowledge of implementing port forwarding, and if you're using WEP encryption on your...

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It's just OK

 

You get what you pay for. I yet to get internet access to camera.

It works. On line tech support OK

Instructions very vague. Digital zoom useless

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Good bang for the buck

 

The camera is transmitting through a brick wall to a Linksys WRT54GS that is about 50 feet away. I run a pfSense firewall and was easily able to port forward to the camera and set up a DynDNS account to point to the camera from the internet. Some...

Low cost, lots of features. Camera seems stable. After about a week of use the camera has not locked up once

Documentation is poor. Finally found a web site that contained the information that made sense. Since I am on a Mac the enclosed software was of no use

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Not bad

 

I would definitely get a wifi camera with night vision. This is really where I want to use a wifi camera for about 50% of the time.

I liked the interface of the camera from Linksys. Setup was relatively simple, I didn't even need the setup sofware. Port forwarding from my router worked like a charm

No Cons, only that it doesn't perform well under low light. The other bummer about it is that it doesn't have night vision. Which in a house i think if you are looking for a camera you should get it with IR. The only other con I can think of is that I...

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Save yourself the headache

 

After struggling to get this connected to my wireless network, I set up the DDNS service through TZO. All was well until people I had established accounts for would email me telling me that it wouldn't let them log in. I discovered that the camera...

Doesn't require router DDNS support ; Compact ; Microphone ; Decent PC software

Tricky setup ; TZO service costs money after trial period ; VERY FLAKY ADMINISTRATION ; Weak connectivity

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Audio doesn't work on Firefox

 

Great camera - good price

Most importantly, please be aware that you will *not* get audio on Firefox, due to the use of Microsoft's active X controls. This made the camera less than ideal for monitoring from a Mac for me. Totally bummed

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First internet camera i bought

 

its a glorified baby surveillance, but if you want to be serious about surveillance please consider another camera with better resolution and possibly night vision

Well it is the cheapest wireless camera out there. Software is really good and easy to use

image quality is bad. does not work well with low lighting

Product Specifications

The Linksys Wireless-G Internet Home Monitoring Camera sends live video through the Internet to a web browser anywhere in the world! This compact, self-contained unit lets you keep track of your home, your kids, your workplace - whatever's important to you. Unlike standard "web cams" that require an attached PC, the Internet Home Monitoring Camera contains its own web server, so it can connect directly to a network, either over Wireless-G (802.11g) networking, or over 10/100 Ethernet cable. Choose either MPEG-4 or Motion JPEG video compression for a high-quality, high-framerate, up to 640x480 video stream. The Compact Internet Home Monitoring Camera's unique form-factor and wireless connectivity allows you to mount it on a wall nearly anywhere, or slip it into its included stand for desktop use. Once it's connected to your home network, you can "see what it sees" from any PC in the house, while the video stream is secured from the outside world, hidden behind your Router. You can also turn on Security Mode, which tells the camera to send a message with a short video attached to up to three email addresses whenever it detects motion in its field of view. You can then log onto the live video stream if the situation warrants. The included Viewer & Recorder utility lets you record the audio/video stream to your local hard drive, "live" or on a predetermined schedule.

CCTV

Audio Support: Yes
Camera Mechanical Design:Fixed
Equipment Category:CCTV cameras
Max Digital Video Resolution:640 x 480
Network Interface:Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.5in
Height:4.7in
Weight:4.6oz
Width:3.5in

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Canada
Manufacturer:Linksys
Model:WVC54GCA
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Linksys Wireless-G Internet Home Monitoring Camera

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows Vista / 2000 / XP

Video Input

Camera Type:Network camera
Digital Video Format:ASF / MJPEG / MPEG-4
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