Y-Cam HomeMonitor Indoor Camera : The total package

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Great cameras and minimal connectivity problems compared to other reviews. Really like these cameras and so far they’ve been working great. From reading some reviews i was expecting the app connection to them to be awful but i’ve found it good. Never had any problems not getting connected under 20secs. The only thing that happens is sometimes when you first click on an event, it might say ‘something unexpected occurred’ and shut down the app, but when you reopen it connects fine. I use a lot of tech/gadgets that something like that wouldn’t bother me. The ability to set schedules, vary the motion sensitivity, receive push alerts via app and/or email (or none) is great. Also, the free online cloud storage is great. I’d definitely recommend buying these cameras if you get them at a good price. The only reason i deducted a star was because of price, the app while good could be better (think apple standards) and finally the light showing they are on gives away their position (i covered it with some black tape).

For less than £100 this was a great buy. We have it set up in the front room and monitors set times at night and through the day when the house is empty. Sends an alert when movement is detected in the times you decide and you can see (clearly) what tripped the monitor. Night vision is excellent, as is the day picture. Keeps the alerts remotely for 7 days – all for free. Great security camera for the home for a very reasonable price. The only small niggle is the live feed to my iphone app crashes the first or second time it opens. Once it warms up its very good.

‘ok’ is the perfect way to describe this package. For this package to become great, it will need to speed up quite significantly. On the android app, you can only share videos to facebook and can’t download them to your phone. To download videos you can only do it on the website. The videos the camera produces are fairly jerky but just about ok. In short, the y-cam homemonitor doesn’t live up to the hype about it (i. It’s not the fantastic and efficient piece of kit that the company claims it is). The app is very basic and quite sluggish. However, the package is still good enough to be worth having. Here are the specifications for the Y-Cam HomeMonitor Indoor Camera:

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  • Free 7 days rolling cloud storage for 3 years
  • FREE online cloud recording
  • Videos safely stored away in the cloud
  • Quick and easy setup
  • Instant personalised motion alerts to your mobile

I managed to connect this to the homehub and set up 2 cameras with no help,from grandchildren. The cameras have wide angles and record in the dark too. I can check on my dog while i’m out, so its very reassuring. I had a query on the time shown on the video when i looked at it online, and customer services were prompt and very helpful in reply telling me how to change it. . Overall very pleased with my purchase, and the fact thats its free to view your house on line without paying any subscriptions.

Great value, high quality, user-friendly device. . I highly recommend this cctv camera to anyone looking for a great value, high quality, user-friendly device. I know people who have spent £500 on systems which stop working within a year and have been far from simply to operateinstallation is easy, even for a non-diyer. The free 7 day cloud service is invaluable, and being able to log in on devices such as my smartphone is just so convenient. A sensible purchase and in 2016 you can’t be too careful. I almost forgot to say, the aftersales service is second to none.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Absolutely brilliant
  • Very happy so far
  • Excellent Wi Fi Camera.

I’ve had two of these units for two years now (i’m just catching up on writing reviews). Overall i’ve got to say i’m pleased with my purchase although there is definitely room for improvement. Pros* 7 days free internet storage is a must for me for a security system. Peace of mind that the burglar can’t just remove an sd card (laughing as he does it)* push notifications on iphone are very good* zoning for motion detection is very good (with individual sensitivity setting)* instant record is useful* the app is pretty well written, not too many crashes (once a month)* live view is good – just to check in while away* nice looking unit* email warnings is wifi is down* set up is pretty simple (20 minutes)con* sometimes 50% of the time it takes a long time to load up an image on iphone. This is one of my main criticisms* not all motion is notified / recorded sometimes a receive a sitting room alart but no front door alert, even when someone must have walked past the camera (this is quite rare but still quiite a negative)* swivel bracket on camera is rubbish – usually end up balancing it in the right place* not ifttt compatible (other than using email alerts)* no two way talk function* 2 – 10 seconds lag so not great for baby monitoring* one of my cameras has developed a loud hum (on the recording) so room sound is totally inaudibleoverall i’m glad i bought these but am now looking to replace for something that is more connected to an alarm system. This would be a much better system if they sorted out the consistency of motion recording, reduced the lag and made ifttt compatible. Quality: 8/10looks: 8/10assembly: 9/10customer service: 6/10value for money: 9/10******************************************************************please click ‘yes’ below if you found this review helpful – or even if you didn’t ;-)******************************************************************.

I never give reviews but had to with this security camera because i spent months researching trying to find an ip camera that works but got so confused because there were good and bad reviews on all of them and, having bought and returned 2 other cameras, i was losing hope that any of these cameras were any good but this camera really does do the job – i bought it a few days before going away to italy, the set up was simple and by the time i arrived in italy was getting notifications and video clips every time my dad entered my house to feed our budgie and it was amazing to be able to see what was going on on my ipad whilst away – the only one issue i did have was with the live view – to begin with the live view would not work but, after contacting the company, it was sorted out and live view now does work too and, as the company explained, if i downloaded their app it was always working on the app anyway – i did have to upgrade after the free 7 days but it is only £40 a year which i think is very good value for an excellant security camera and peace of mind whenever we are away from home :).

This review is from : Y-cam HomeMonitor Indoor Camera (White)

As yet i cannot recommend them. . At present i am still wondering whether they are worth the cost. They have started to disconnect from the internet and when you are not at home there is very little you can do to restart them. Considering the cost this is not acceptable and i may yet return them as unfit for purpose if they continue to do so. I will continue to persevere for another week to give them a chance. As yet i cannot recommend them.
As yet i cannot recommend them. . At present i am still wondering whether they are worth the cost. They have started to disconnect from the internet and when you are not at home there is very little you can do to restart them. Considering the cost this is not acceptable and i may yet return them as unfit for purpose if they continue to do so. I will continue to persevere for another week to give them a chance. As yet i cannot recommend them.

This review is from : Y-cam HomeMonitor Indoor Camera (White)

Tiny camera but huge on quality and easy to use. Kicking ourselves that we didn’t buy one of these sooner. Great footage, wide angle, only records if there’s movement, plenty of storage, has audio too. Night mode works very well too. No pan or zoom but you don’t need this, even in a big room.

This review is from : Y-cam HomeMonitor Indoor Camera (White)

Tiny camera but huge on quality and easy to use. Kicking ourselves that we didn’t buy one of these sooner. Great footage, wide angle, only records if there’s movement, plenty of storage, has audio too. Night mode works very well too. No pan or zoom but you don’t need this, even in a big room.

This review is from : Y-cam HomeMonitor Indoor Camera (White)

Very clear picture, sends a message every time there is a disturbance, easy to use and looks neat.
Very clear picture, sends a message every time there is a disturbance, easy to use and looks neat.

This review is from : Y-cam HomeMonitor Indoor Camera (White)

First class camera and first class service. These are excellent cameras and do exactly what they say and are very easy to set up. I enjoyed getting videos on my phone seconds after activation and felt reassured. And when i decided to give my camera to my daughter as she had a stalker, the company were most responsive to my question as to how to delete the camera from my account and attach it to hers. First class camera and first class service.
First class camera and first class service. These are excellent cameras and do exactly what they say and are very easy to set up. I enjoyed getting videos on my phone seconds after activation and felt reassured. And when i decided to give my camera to my daughter as she had a stalker, the company were most responsive to my question as to how to delete the camera from my account and attach it to hers. First class camera and first class service.
Be aware free cloud is only for 3yrs. I have two of these cameras and they work ok. Be aware though that the free cloud recording is for three years only then you have to pay subscription fees or the camera just becomes live only which is useless. I only found this out recently as they don’t make this very clear and it’s in the small print on their website. Also i had issues with the first camera i bought which was brand new but not purchased directly from y-cam and they were difficult in replacing the faulty camera under warranty. So please also be aware of this if you don’t buy directly from them.
Be aware free cloud is only for 3yrs. I have two of these cameras and they work ok. Be aware though that the free cloud recording is for three years only then you have to pay subscription fees or the camera just becomes live only which is useless. I only found this out recently as they don’t make this very clear and it’s in the small print on their website. Also i had issues with the first camera i bought which was brand new but not purchased directly from y-cam and they were difficult in replacing the faulty camera under warranty. So please also be aware of this if you don’t buy directly from them.
Y-cam – good products and great support. We bought an indoor and an outdoor camera direct from y-cam just over a year ago. The units are easy to set-up and have served our purposes very well. Recently we had a problem with the indoor camera losing connection. We contacted y-cam support (antony fernandez) who has been great in helping us resolve this issue. As a direct result of our conversations with antony, we ‘discussed’ our broadband speeds with our isp and, after some initial resistance, they investigated our line and discovered a fault. The line fault is now fixed, our internet upload and download speeds are better than ever and hey presto, the camera is working as expected once again. Antony also provided useful advice on camera settings which has improved the captures we are getting. We would definitely recommend y-cam.
Y-cam – good products and great support. We bought an indoor and an outdoor camera direct from y-cam just over a year ago. The units are easy to set-up and have served our purposes very well. Recently we had a problem with the indoor camera losing connection. We contacted y-cam support (antony fernandez) who has been great in helping us resolve this issue. As a direct result of our conversations with antony, we ‘discussed’ our broadband speeds with our isp and, after some initial resistance, they investigated our line and discovered a fault. The line fault is now fixed, our internet upload and download speeds are better than ever and hey presto, the camera is working as expected once again. Antony also provided useful advice on camera settings which has improved the captures we are getting. We would definitely recommend y-cam.

This review is from : Y-cam HomeMonitor Indoor Camera (White)

Expensive but great camera and very good customer support – thanks antony fernandez for sorting out my issues.

This review is from : Y-cam HomeMonitor Indoor Camera (White)

Expensive but great camera and very good customer support – thanks antony fernandez for sorting out my issues.
Praise for customer service. Customer service absolutely excellent. They found the problem with my app and talked me through the solution. The problem was mine as i was using out if date app.

This review is from : Y-cam HomeMonitor Indoor Camera (White)

Praise for customer service. Customer service absolutely excellent. They found the problem with my app and talked me through the solution. The problem was mine as i was using out if date app.
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