I have 16 cameras (ver 2 and pan) and numerous motion and contact sensors installed in two houses that are nearly 2,000 miles apart. We are snowbirds and I counted on using these cameras for security. So far I have been very disappointed.
I have been having several issues right from the start. I keep hoping the next update will reduce the list, but here is what I am still dealing with:
Everything randomly disconnects. Cameras often need to be unplugged to reset, which I cannot do when at the other house. Movement sensor sticks on the “motion detected” until I remove the battery and reset. Since I am gone for months at a time, this is a big problem
Playback is not reliable. It may show there was something recorded (green line on the time stamp), but when I try to play it back nothing happens. I get “no video at the selected time” and “operation failed” although there is a green line and I know we were walking in front of the cameras.
Event recording slider turns off on its own. I thought this was after the software was updated, but now I see it happen without updating. I can’t find the trigger.
I was surprised to learn that nothing is recorded unless the internet is active. I thought it would record to the card and I could review any activity if necessary when I went to the other house. I am now keeping internet active in both houses year-around, but I am questioning this expense since I only seem to go for a short time before something bottoms out.
I have a good wifi signal up north (Google mesh system), but my interent is a pretty slow DSL. Down south we have a fast Comcast signal. Both places have problems. I use Apple products. I have the latest iOS on my stuff, but it has happened with all previous versions.
Is there any way to fix any of these? I keep buying more stuff hoping something will not freeze so I will have at least some coverage, but I am running out of spots to put the sensors.