I bought a twin pack after my brother in law raved about his, set up was simple no problems there to begin with they both worked fine, but the next day one of them was always off line, I managed to sort that problem, but it does not record anything at all, I get alerts but for noise only which is very sensitive, the garden one is fine works no problem always on line can connect remotely, but the front one although is now on line 99% of the time does not pick up any motion at all, I have changed all the settings etc, but of a night when its dark if a car goes past I get alerts, so if it is busy outside it goes off every few seconds, even though it states they do not work in the dark, I think it must be gremlins as I don't know what else it could be. but good quanlity video from the garden but I will have to accept the front is just not playing ball, & i'm fed up with re setting
The are dozens of bad reviews so I thought I would add my thoughts. I was looking for something to be able to monitor my space while I was away. It does that! I didn't know you are locked into using only one email address for alerts and you can't change it once its set up without creating a new account. This is the reason I dropped my 5 star to a 3. That's a big deal and this should be a feature Philips changes immediately. As for people saying setup doesn't work, it can't connect or extreme lag (buffering) times, this is true and not true. It completely depends on your network. Keep in mind streaming video requires ultra fast network speeds and regardless you will still have some lag time. So yeah you need 1G wifi network (rare) if you expect anything close to real-time feeds. Even tivo, dvrs, netflix etc, have at least a 20 sec delay folks. Not philips's fault that's technology. Also the image is grainy but this isn't a $1k HD video camera. I have no problem viewing remotely with the free account and it works fine with Dropbox 2013. I would also like to have an easy off or standby button in the app rather than having to navigate through the cumbersome and unintuitive app. to manually temporarily turn off settings and manually turn them back on again later. Without this when monitoring indoors it will send you messages and record constantly. This is my second must see request for the next app update. But overall I would say it's a definite yes to buy but you must be realistic about technology. Live streaming hd video like your watching tv, especially over wifi is just not available yet with current technology in.sight or otherwise and certainly don't hold these unrealistic expectations for this Philips device.