• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish Impulse Buy

    • Written by from BISHOP'S STORTFORD

    I had been looking to install some type of security cameras at home for my office, garage and annexe. I saw these in the Apple store and advised by staff that this was the answer.

    How wrong they were, I wish I'd read the reviews first.

    Fairly easy to set up although one camera had to be reset a few times before it would log into the app, Picture quality is pretty rubbish and nothing like the pics on the box or IZON website, very misleading and probably an offence under advertising standards? Colours are far from being true and bleach out if sunlight comes into the room, night vision is an array of vibrating green lines with your image in the background. Picture quality is also very much impaired by florescent lighting so that rules out most work places. The visual quality is that bad you could never be able to give a description of an intruder.

    If you intend to use these as a reliable security feature for your home then forget this product, they constantly fall off Wi-Fi connection, one camera is only 3 feet from my Virgin Wi-Fi super hub but still looses connection every couple of hours. In 1 week I have never been able to log into my network from a remote location as the cameras have lost connection before I've got to a destination!!!

    I'm now bored with constant rebooting and reconfiguring camera connections, I can't see what purpose or use this product could be to me, They're going back for a refund (70 mile round trip at my expense), I'm surprised Apple are continuing to stock such an unreliable product when its obvious from reviews how bad it is.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT

    • Written by from london

    Absolute rubbish. Ridiculous set up does not work easily. Once completed, many hours later, camera drops off. Customer support from USA poor, late, inadequate and useless. Do not waste your time. I do not understand why Apple UK stock this product - I now know that Apple US doesn't!

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    ok, not great, but as good as anything else at the moment

    • Written by from London

    i have a wide variety of cams...sandisc, panasonic, topnos and izon. the izon is not easy to set up but once running it's ok. i need to manually reboot each cam about once every three months (which isn't great for the home where i am not a full time resident) but as a basic tool to inform on movement or noise it works. if you have the cam set to noise and motion it will pick up the noise first and then record an image of the person making the noise.

    bottom line: not great but i haven't used anything better to date.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overall POOR Product

    • Written by from Newmarket

    Set up in Seconds is a Joke, it took 24 hrs and a call to the USA as support email was ignored.
    Once working had some nice features that never worked effectively twice. Frame rate is very slow, picture quality in good light is poor and Night view or low light was a collection of green horizontal lines.
    Gave up and returned to the Apple store frustrated.
    (I had to give one star to enable the posting of this review)

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable & Deeply Disappointing

    • Written by from Amersham

    I purchased five of these cameras. 3 Day and 2 Day/night versions. Unfortunately, the cameras OFTEN record static, using up your 25 per day limit for recordings. No ability to pay for additional video recordings. Note, the Night vision version of this camera is far worse. Image quality for both types is really very poor & is of little use on most occasions. iPhone/iPad app is SLOW. App user interface is awful. You are only able to monitor for 5 Mins [MAX] when connecting via 3G or from another wireless network. Why? Overall it's a really disappointing system.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Software has so few features

    • Written by from Highgate

    I can't recommend this camera to anyone. I wish I hadn't bought it. I've had an IZON camera for a while and the weak part of this camera is the iOS app and the supporting cloud system.

    The camera can capture video based on motion detection. I have two problems with this: it only stores 25 videos per day, and the video is captured a few moments after movement is detected. The camera is focused on my gate so I often get 30 seconds of nothing as the person that triggered the motion has been and gone. Once the camera has stores 25 videos of nothing it doesn't store anything else for that day. It's day is based on some North American time zone so if you are in Europe you don't get your new allowance of 25 videos until mid morning. Poor don't you think?

    The app is poor. I was driven to write this review as I had a video that I wanted to share but I couldn't find the usual 'share' button you expect on iOS apps. I contacted the Stem support and they informed me that this isn't supported but if I sent them a screen shot and the date and time they could email it to me but it could take up to 2 weeks! To make things worse the app is on version 3.3.3. That is a long time to get things sorted isn't it.

    Also, there is about a 5 second delay on the video streaming, even if you are on the same wifi network.

    The one good thing is the setup. But you only do that once so you start with a good setup experience but it is nothing but disappointment after that.

    I can't think of anything to recommend this product.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Regret buying it.

    • Written by from Teversham

    I bought this today browsing in the Apple store because I had been thinking of getting a few cameras for peace of mind when travelling and usually the products in the Apple store are good quality. It has been a hassle to set up - I had to do it manually because the camera did not recognise the code on my iPhone or iPad screens. And when it eventually worked the picture quality was poor and the frame rate just annoying.

    No more impulse buys from the Apple store ...

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The perfect security setup!

    • Written by from Burgess Hill

    Having previously owned several IP cameras (inc. Foscam and Eyespy) and having to go through the pain in port forwarding, router configuration and firewall workarounds I finally settled on the Izon View, due to the simplified setup. With these cameras you have none of these problems and can have them up and running in a few minutes. They also had the added benefits of IR night vision and cloud uploads. Excellent!

    These cameras were originally purchased as a way for me to check up on the dog while I was at work, but they also make great security cameras!

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid

    • Written by from Near Buntingford

    Hugely disappointed and will be seeking full refund from Apple Store. Expect around 15 frames per MINUTE when it works, no blue or red in the video feed (should be sold as black and white really) and needing constant rebooting as camera goes off line after a couple of hours. Unless you are using this as a novelty monitoring device from one room the other then avoid it. The app usefluuly suggesting that you just unplug/replug and reboot the camera (every couple of hours!) isn't really practical if you plan to use this as a monitoring device when you are away from home. The beautiful colour shots on the IZON website are so ridiculously better than what you will actually see (when it works) that I am going to make a complaint to the UK advertising standards authority. I don't know if there are better products of this type out there, I just know that this one is truly terrible. I have only given it one star as I can't give it none!

    16 of 18 people found this useful