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Trendnet TV-IP551WI

Trendnet TV-IP551WI
alaScore 82

98 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 reviews of Trendnet TV-IP551WI. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Webcams for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Webcams the Trendnet TV-IP551WI is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 user reviews of Trendnet TV-IP551WI from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Webcams on

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This summary is based on the product: TRENDnet Wireless N Day/Night Internet Camera (TV-IP551WI)

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: PU (

Works great


Good picture

The reset button is not very reliable - may be a defective piece, but could reset the unit once

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: sean (

Lacks some features


Easy to set up, cheap in price

1. No white balance, in area where there are lots of sunshine, the image will be washed out to white ; 2. Be aware when you are changing the default user name and password (you should do so), the camera might lock you out after you changed your...

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: steved123 (

Nice camera


When I first looked at this camera's image, it was almost fogged out. I adjusted the focus ring and it's good now. I've been able to record stills and video with this and the ptz Trendnet camera with linux motion. Nice pictures with time and date...

Very nice picture for it's class. Got it on sale for $30

none it does what it's supposed to do

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: -Mj (

Nothing special, but it'll do


Cheap webcam. Nothing special. Does it's job - as long as you focus the device.

Decent picture indoors (controlled lighting) after focusing. One way audio is great for watching and listening to the kids while they're playing and you're computing. Good small room IR illumination. Cheap internal monitoring solution

It's a cheap webcam, bad with the good. Trendnet's reputably bad device security - another webcam that won't leave the internal network. I do this out of caution, the new firmwares may be more secure

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: InfectedCTRL (



Yeah, not worth even the 40$ price tag ... unless you want a mediocre web-cam.

powered-on, easy to access for the first setup, would probably be an OK web-cam

Short power cable ... I mean you will need an extention cord for any setup other than on your desk ; Abysmal video quality ; Very sensitive to light changes ... really hard to adjust it. You basically have to make a change, save, check, go back to the...

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (



If using these in a strictly interior home/office scene, where light conditions are more controlled and dominated by artificial light, these cameras are very nice for the price point. In areas w/ predominant exterior lighting, e.g. four season room or...

Built-in IR; quick transition from dark to light; manual settings for day/night only; good clarity once focused (for 640x480); decent wifi range

Ability to adjust to outside ambient light compared to other models near non-existent. Hours wasted attempting to dial in brightness, contrast & color saturation

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Nick C (

TV-IP551 video led to arrest of attempted burglary


I highly recommend the TRENDnet line of cameras. Video recording is a must for any security system.

House broken into but TRENDnet TV-IP551WI caught the suspect on camera. This led to the arrest of the suspect based on photo evidence (auto and body/face pictures) ; Camera is setup indoors looking out the front window. Police were very pleased with...

Included software is limited

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Marilyn L (



I was excited to get this, thinking it would be an upgrade from my D-link DCS-931L. My D-link produces a nice picture but lacks night viewing. However, Trendnet took hours to set up. Then the downloaded app has limited features (forcing you to purchase...

Night vision

Difficult set up ; Inferior camera quality

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (

Wireless fature defective


There are no pro's, as I cannot set up product, and have not used product

I called TRENDnet tech. support, after several minutes on hold, a person took my information, and informed me that someone would call me back. That was more than two weeks ago. I believe that I am past the time to return products (4 cameras). If Newegg...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Tech guy (

Could be winner, if audio was clear


My first IP camera. Love the picture, hate the audio. Check Google for Trendnet and audio issues. Maybe common across several lines. Perhaps support will help. Everything else I own from Trendnet is top notch. Not sure how they let this one slide. For...

Picture quality is solid, including low light/no light scenes. Using as the better infant monitor than purpose built devices and picture quality at the is fantastic. Can turn of the LED light using the configuration so as not to wake my daughter. Solid...

Audio is totally worthless. Very annoying cracking sounds constantly. Tried all options, wired, wireless, latest firmware from march 2014. No improvement. Other reviews indicated audio issues, but it sounded like the firmware update would address it....

Jun, 2014