December 18, 2015
Image quality in the daylight is excellent when, of course, viewed on a device that can playback in 1080p. Image quality at night is very good when there is an external artificial lighting source.I live in a somewhat rural setting. Across the street I have neighbors that generally have some outside lighting, and I have a streetlight visible from the house. I also have a decently bright porch light. When all these factors combine together, the image quality is very good and events are easily discernible. However, in the rear of the house, there is complete darkness for the most part, and that is where this camera starts to lose my admiration. In complete darkness, the camera does not perform well. I would say the maximum distance in which you'll be able to discern events is 20-30 feet no more (in complete darkness). I don't know how the manufacturer can claim longer distances - its just not true. You may be able to vaguely make out something in the distance, but it won't be helpful. We have had out fair share of rain since installation, and the cameras have held up well. Same thing goes for the cold temps, but, in truth, we have not had extremely cold weather as of yet. The client to view the cameras on the MAC is pretty good. I believe the motion detection is only so-so. There are times when it definitely doesn't log the motion. The mobile apps are decent as well. It didn't take me long to figure out how to connect it to the network.