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Foscam Wireless/Wired IP/Network Camera

Black or White Foscam Wireless Camera with Optional 9dBi Antenna (Up to 61% Off). Free Shipping and Free Returns.

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Questions and Answers 35 questions

Commonly Asked Questions

Q:

Can this be used outside?

Pamela C.  asked on  Feb 23, 2013

A:

This camera is meant for indoor usage. It is not weather proof so any type of rain may cause damage to the camera and eventually cause it to malfunction. However, you can always hang this camera under an eve or a covering away from weather effects so that it works properly. Also be aware of the operating temperatures of 0° ~ 55°C (14°F ~ 122°F).

Allison J.  from  Groupon  replied on  Feb 24, 2013

Q:

Hi there! Is the WiFi antenna a booster for picking up a weaker WiFi signal to stay connected to the internet? I ultimately want to use this in my garage but my WiFi signal is weak there.

Anthony C.  asked on  Feb 23, 2013

A:

The 9dbi Antenna will add more WiFi signal strength. It is recommended if you are using the camera more than 80ft from the wifi router or if your wifi router is weak/old.

Allison J.  from  Groupon  replied on  Feb 24, 2013

More Questions and Answers

Q:

Will this camera and audio also work with Skype?

James L.  asked on  Feb 27, 2013

A:

Since this is not a webcam or web camera, it cannot be used with Skype. Foscam cameras are "IP cameras" or "network cameras", which connect directly to your router and have their own built-in web server. You connect to this web server (an IP address) to view the camera from anywhere in the world. Think of it like your own personal website URL. Because of this, the camera doesn't work with Skype as it's not something you connect to your computer directly, it connects to your router.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Feb 27, 2013

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Is it secured when viewing online? Can user up my own user ID and password to view online?

Kathie V.  asked on  Feb 27, 2013

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In terms of security, the camera runs on your own network since it connects to your router. Once you set up and configure your router to connect to the camera, you will always be prompted for a username and a password when connecting directly.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Feb 27, 2013

Q:

If I decide not to purchase the optional 9dbi antenna, the will the camera still work? How far is the range with the included wifi antenna without the optional 9di antena?

Kathie V.  asked on  Feb 27, 2013

A:

The camera does not need the antenna to work. The included antenna usually can run an average of about 40 - 50 feet from your router. The 9dbi Antenna will add more WiFi signal strength.This really depends on the type of router you have as the range will differ between router brands. The 9dbi antenna can boost the signal 15 - 20 feet more in most cases.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Feb 27, 2013

Q:

Are there any customer reviews from current owners on this product?

Joanne B.  asked on  Feb 27, 2013

A:

We do not have reviews available, but you should be able to find reviews online.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Feb 27, 2013

Q:

How many does it come? Only one?

Patty  asked on  Feb 26, 2013

A:

Yes, each Groupon purchase is for one camera (with or without antenna).

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Feb 26, 2013

Q:

Im sorry but you didn't answer my question. The question is do you (or the manufacturer) provide FREE instillation help?

Roxanne V.  asked on  Feb 26, 2013

A:

Yes, they do provide free support in addition to the online guides and tutorials.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Feb 26, 2013

Q:

Hi. I'd be interested in using this camera outside with a cover. Is there a specific cover for this camera, and if not, can you please provide its measurements (with and without the antenna)? Thanks.

Izabel O.  asked on  Feb 26, 2013

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The camera does not come with a cover. Most customers use the camera under some type of overhang if placing the camera outdoors. Note that doing this can void the warranty on the camera, so make sure that rain or other weather effects will not hit the camera. The measurements of the camera are 4.5 x 4.5 x 5 inches (4.5 x 4.5 is at the base of the camera, with the antenna attached this increases the length to 5.5 inches, the height remains the same).

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Feb 26, 2013

Q:

Can you see the IR lights when the camera is working at night. In other words can an intruder see a red glow or light on the camera when it is working?

Howie J.  asked on  Feb 26, 2013

A:

Yes the IR lights are visible at night. The wavelength if needed is about 850 nm. The lights come on a visible red color.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Feb 26, 2013

Q:

Will the camera pickup movement from a small cat or dog?

Kelvin D.  asked on  Feb 25, 2013

A:

Yes, the camera can pick up even slight movements if the motion sensitivity is set to max (10). Something like a dog or cat moving by the camera can easily be picked up. The manufacturer notes that a few of their customers use the cameras as pet cams to monitor their pets.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Feb 26, 2013

Q:

I checked out IP Camera Viewer for Android and saw that it is a viewer but I saw nothing about recording. Is there a way to record in the cloud without a computer?

David T.  asked on  Feb 26, 2013

A:

You would need a computer to record.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Feb 26, 2013

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