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Trendnet TV-IP551WI

Trendnet TV-IP551WI
alaScore 88

17 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews from magazines and websites.

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 88/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 17 reviews)

User Reviews  

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Decent Camera


I use my android phone or web browser to peek on my daughter to see if she is awake. No more tip toeing around or having to listen closely at her audio baby monitor. I use my VPN connection for when I am outside of my wifi to connect. Due to what I use...

It works! Being used as a nanny cam. At full 20 fps, is pretty steady over my wifi. Night Vision is bright for what I use it for

Power light and activity light are bright and can't be disabled by a setting. It actually kept my baby up at night with the amount of light this thing emits. Just taped over that led. Obviously not the IR ones though. Disabled sound because its...

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Good Value


For what I paid for these cameras, they were a great value! A little bit difficult to set up, but if search google, you can find some very helpful hints.

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So Far So Good


Remember to upgrade the firmware right away. I had no problems using the included software to setup the camera. After removing the network port, camera signed onto WiFi automatically. Unit is a bit bigger than I was expecting

Easy to Setup, image quality is OK

A bit difficult to focus. DC Power Cable could have been longer. I wanted to mount this over a doorway, using a standard wall outlet. I'll need to make a longer DC cable, but no big deal


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Great for the price


I'm using this device as a superior version to what I was using a Raspberry Pi to do at the same price ($35). Records motion and uploads the images offsite to create a backed up webstream of events unfolding in its field of vision. Pretty flexible for...

Price and usefulness of the device. Offsite FTP/Email upload in conjunction with the motion detection makes for a great security device. Pretty configurable as well

Setup software had mildly confusing moments, but nothing a person with basic (networking) knowledge couldn't get past. If you're familiar with setting your computers/devices up to your router/access point it shouldn't be a problem

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Cheap, but problematic.


Limited field of vision, about 30x30 from a distance of 20 feet. Fisheye lens would be better for most applications. Cheap for sure, but you get what you pay for. Get something better.

Installation was easy if you follow the directions

Upgraded the firmware to the latest, but the audio issues reported on the internet were not fixed "wooshing sound every .5 sec). Camera motion detection does not work. Software motion detection does not work properly at night

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great camera


Great camera especially for the price.Works great day or night

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Excellent cameras


I have 11 TRENDnet cameras in all, running wireless N connections back to a central wireless router, and all connect to TRENDnet SecurView Pro on a server, which really is Pro enterprise grade software, and it comes free with the cameras. A broadcast...

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This Trendnet product is worth every penny AND I got it on special too. I did the 5 minutes setup wired to my router and then reconnected upstairs in my DD's room. All I had to do was adjust the focus straight on the camera and that's it. Works on all...

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Cheap china junk! Don't spend your money and time!


Don't spend a dime on this cheap junk! Plus it will take so much time to make it run... Worthless! Wouldn't even give one egg - zero - that's a real number!


setup is a nightmare! quality very poor! makes a constant noise when switching modes! bright neon light 24/7 in your room - so everyone knows where your camera is located and when it is on, so easy to disable it

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Great Stuff


If you want security the software also is excellent.

Great price also the night vision is incredible ; For the price this product rocks