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alaScore 85

22 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Webcams the TRENDnet TV-IP851WIC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 22 reviews)

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Nice Nanny Cam


I would have liked to see this camera work with a battery pack instead of just an ac adapter, its not truly wireless. Overall its a very nice web enabled camera, there are still a bit of bugs to work out though to make it truly a great piece of hardware.

The camera has a nice weight to it and feels very well built ; Setup for the camera was very easy. A guided setup with pictures takes you through all the steps no matter which connection type you choose ; Night vision works very good, in complete...

Power and WLAN activity LED's are too bright., but they can be turned off ; Camera is a bit on the large side and tilt and panning the camera make alot of noise ; SecurView Pro software is over complicated, I could not get a video feed from the camera...

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works ok


overall i find this camera very good. for monitoring my baby's room. as he has epilepsy. he has seizures. it gives me great comfort to be able to monitor him on my computer

works well with a high speed connection ; i put this in my babys room. night vision works well ; overall its a great camera. if you have high speed internet

dont work good on 4g or dsl internet ; you must have high speed internet

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Pretty little diddy


I like this camera overall, the video quality is really good even with night vision. Overall this is a great product. I set the motion detection to notify by e-mail and it works pretty well. I would like to see the app get updates as it could use a few...

Incredible app for viewing on the go ; Set up time in under 10 minutes ; Heavy duty mounting bracket ; Online cloud streaming to easily manage multiple cameras with ease ; ability to turn off LED signal lights ; Wireless seems very consistent, much...

BIG form factor, no one would miss it (kind of good?) ; Zoom function is very choppy ; Very frustrating trying to save/upload content ; Loud when pan/tilt is activated ; Night vision can be sensitive at times


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EggXpert Review - TRENDnet TV-IP851WIC


This was installed using a router without a WPS button using the included CD and LAN cable to manually set it up. The setup sounds more complicated than it actually is, and it would be even simpler with a WPS router. Once the setup is complete, you can...

Setup is simple ; High quality video stream ; Night vision is very good ; Mobile app is very convenient

Not battery operated, so it requires a nearby power outlet ; Digital zoom only ; Sound wasn't working ; Mobile app is slow ; Image/video uploading is a little confusing ; Constant static in audio

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Quality Camera for a Low Price


This camera has many great features and a few items I'd like to see be fixed. Overall, I'd say this is a great camera for a home/small business setting. The greatest feature is the ability to pan to see more of the place where you set the camera.

TrendNet's TV-IP851WIC camera is one of the best wireless camera's I have came to own. Before I received this camera, I had actually owned a D-Link day/night camera, and comparing the two is a waste because this camera blows the D-Link one I own out of...

While there are many great things about the camera, there are a few downsides to it as well...thus the -1 egg ; When I first tried to set it up, it had the hardest time with connecting with my router using the WPS setup...I fiddled with it for about 15...

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Review update


I am finding out more ways to utilize the camera. The old lady was at our daughters softball game and actually signed onto the cloud to see if she had left her equipment bag by the front door, or was somewhere else, and voila' there it was! She has...

Can be utilized for more than just security, (in addition to main review pros)

Online software downloads are still not working for me, so I just stick with the dvd

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Quality IP Cam - Clunky interface


Overall this is a very nice bundle at a competitive price point. I was so pleased with it's performance that I am permanently installing it in my home to provide 24/7 monitoring and I plan on setting up the motion detection for when we go on vacation....

This is a very solid offering in the PTZ IP Cam space by Trendnet. I was always curious about setting up a camera in our babies room (1 1/2 yr old) to see what exactly goes on in there all night when she's sleeping. This camera does not disappoint! The...

The LED's are way too bright and need to be diffused on a later revision. I found them incredibly distracting even with the camera placed away from me and during the day. At night they are blinding. Although they can be turned off I still think they...

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Feature Rich and Performs Well


I use a GoPro Hero 2 for other activities and it has way better resolution During software installation there is a step where it asks the user to record the MAC address displayed on the screen. If you only have one camera, don't worry about this.

The camera came with all kinds of great accessories: software, mounting hardware, an ethernet cable, etc. Its a very well rounded package ; Android App ; iPhone App ; Web App ; Motion detection ; TRENDnet made some great how to videos (youtube) for...

The LEDs are kind of bright for a home application ; There is no iPad app, just have to use x2 button with the iPhone app ; Its not HD ; The SecurView Pro software is not very easy to use. I had to reference TRENDnet videos to set it up ; Recording and...

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Very cool product!


When viewing the camera online, the Java program seems to work much better than the Active X. Overall this is a great product. I wish I had more cameras set up. It's not too large and can be easily hidden. I would recommend to anyone that is trying to...

This is a very cool product! It's so much fun to use ; Extremely easy set up: simply plug the camera into your router and run the wizard from any computer connected to the same network. That's it ; Ability to view and control the camera from any...

Mobile app is mediocre. It is really slow (sometimes I don't even get feedback), and you can't control the camera from the mobile app. (Why I'm only giving it 4 eggs.) ; Night vision is automatic and cannot be switched manually ; A battery option would...

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SecurView Pro software (which is not to be installed unless operating more than one of these cameras) could not be tested, as I only had one camera to review. This product continues to amaze me. I'll be keeping it and using it as a baby monitor from...

Quality hardware. You can tell instantly simply by looking at the device that it is solidly built with quality materials ; Installation was a breeze using the included disc. I first tried setting up the camera via WPS (push-to-connect feature that most...

Quite honestly, the only downside I've found about this item is the fact that there is no real "zoom". The browser-based software has an option to "zoom" up to 4x, which I found to be false. The "zoom" feature simply magnifies what you're looking at,...