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Trendnet TV-IP551W

Trendnet TV-IP551W
alaScore 83

96 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Webcams the Trendnet TV-IP551W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 96 reviews)

1 expert reviews

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Consumer review by: review summary for Trendnet TV-IP551W


alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 user reviews of Trendnet TV-IP551W from The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Webcams on

53% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: TRENDnet Wireless N Network Surveillance Camera with 1-Way Audio, TV-IP551W (White)

Expert review by:

TRENDnet TV-IP551WI Day/Night Network Camera Reviewed


Budget minded, Wireless N functionality, Night vision may be better than the TV-IP572PI

Very short power cord, Motion detection was spotty, Transition out of day mode was problematic at times, Manual focus

VGA network camera with entry-level features for under $100

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Excellent picture

I purchased two 81-012-059 Trend/TV-1P551W R. After 30 minutes with tech support, I was able to see the two cameras on my smart phone as long as I was in my own house. I got off the telephone with Tech support why offered a 6 month and 12 month plan...


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OK For The Price


Focus by turning the lens. The distance in video is 3 feet. The original feed was just a touch better/sharper. The sound is coming from a Bluetooth Vivitar VIV1803 Shower Speaker bought on Newegg.

The Shell Shocker price ($22) was too good to pass up. Its not 720p but pretty good for a 640x480 ip cam. Forgetting the great price I paid it still is pretty decent for what it is. The audio is pretty good too

Nothing worth mentioning

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Decent Camera


Got two of these for 40 bucks from newegg. Not bad considering the price. They are wirless IP cameras. Easy to setup and decent video quality. Great framerate too


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Great Remote Cam


Nice picture, stays up online, best bang for the bucks

None noted

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Not Great


I would buy a TRENDnet product again.

None for this camera, TRENDnet has good products but this isn't one of them

Over all just a bad camera, ordered two and sent the other one back unopened. Will not stay connected to wireless, bad picture when connected, very short power cable maybe a little over 24 ; For the price I paid on sale its not cost effective to pay...

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Reasonably good picture in good room lighting

No Auto White Balance function therefore is not very usable in many applications (unless you want to constantly be fiddling with the manual brightness & contrast controls). I have this camera facing into our family room and when the sun shines into the...

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IP cam


fast ship and works fine 98% of the time

sometimes has to be rebooted

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TrendNet Camera


Great basic, non-night vision camera for the money. Software is pretty easy to setup and use.

For the money, this is a great little wireless camera. It took me 15 minutes from opening the box, installing the software, to having the camera wirelessly attached to my network - all up and running. It works great. So far, I love it for what I needed...

None at this time

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Unusable for Security


Followed the instructions for the firmware upgrade and got "invalid file". I can't decide if Trendnet is a scam by continuing to sell this product or just misinformed about what features should be standard. Should be priced at $20-$25.00.

None ; Just because it works out of the box doesn't mean it get's a positve review, because that's what the product is supposed to do

Audio does not work, resolution is horrible and this makes the x4 zoom worthless! Do not use this camera for your baby or home security, basically this cam is good for nothing ; I hope this review saves you the time and effort you may waste on...