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Polaroid IP-100

Indoor wireless IP surveillance camera

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  • Polaroid IP-100

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by David Brown
Polaroid

Home surveillance from your smartphone

See what's going on at home when you're not there. The Polaroid IP-100 wireless surveillance camera is easy to set up so you can monitor your home from a computer, smartphone, or tablet. Watch real-time streaming video across a 60-degree viewing angle, while the built-in microphone picks up sound as well. The motion detection feature automatically performs two important functions. First, the camera starts recording when motion is detected. Simultaneously, it notifies you via email and sounds an alarm to alert family members who are home and to scare off intruders. Motion detection also features a sensitivity setting to help prevent false alarms.

The IP-100 also features infrared night vision for after-dark surveillance. So whether you're worried about burglars breaking in or your kids having too many friends over, this is an easy, inexpensive way to keep tabs on your home.

Highlights:

  • real-time audio and video streaming and recording accessible via smartphone, tablet, or computer web browser
  • 60-degree viewing angle
  • motion detection with 10 sensitivity settings
  • adjustable frame rate, resolution, contrast and brightness
  • infrared night vision capability
  • built-in microphone
  • requires a connection to your home network via Wi-Fi or Ethernet cable
  • requires computer for initial software installation and some settings (compatible with Apple® and Microsoft operating systems, as well as Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, and Firefox browsers)
  • remote app available for Android™ and Apple devices
  • for indoor use only
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
 

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What's in the box?

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  • Ceiling-mount surveillance camera with 10" power and ethernet pigtails
  • CP0520 AC adapter with 58" DC output cord (DC output: 5V 2A)
  • Euro AC plug adapter (installed on AC adapter)
  • US AC plug
  • UK AC plug
  • 5' Ethernet cable
  • 4 Panhead screws
  • 3 Screw anchors
  • Software CD-ROM (8 CM disc)
  • Quick Installation Guide

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Features

Overview: The Polaroid IP100 Wireless Surveillance Camera can provide 24-hour security for your home or business. It has a 60° viewing angle, and is designed to be mounted to a ceiling using the integrated bracket. It connects to your home network and the Internet via Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g) or network cable. Up to 9 cameras can be monitored at once on the LAN.

Video: The IP100 can transmit clear video images into the Cloud, so they can be monitored from most any digital device, including your smartphone, tablet, or computer. The camera has a high sensitivity 1/5" CMOS image sensor. The video is transmitted at up to 30 frames per second with Motion JPEG compression. You can customize the camera's frame-rate, image resolution, contrast, and brightness. The camera features 22 infrared LEDs and night vision capability up to 20 meters (65 feet) to allow you to monitor in dark or low light situations.

Motion Detection: The IP100 can detect motion and will sound an alarm and send you an email with a picture. Each time an alarm is triggered, 6 snapshots, taken at a chosen interval, will be sent via email. You can also set the camera to record video when the alarm goes off. The motion sensitivity can be set to a level between 1 (low) and 10 (high).

Intercom: The camera features an intercom system that allows two-way communication between the camera and your monitoring location. The camera has a built-in microphone on the front and a built-in speaker so you can communicate with others.

ActiveX Software: The camera comes with ActiveX and IP Camera Tool software on CD-ROM for initial setup and configuration. The software is compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Vista, and Windows 7, as well as Mac OS X 10.3 - 10.6.6.

Browser Compatibility: The IP100 can be used with many of the most popular internet browsers, including Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, and Google Chrome.

Smart Device Compatibility: The IP camera is designed to support control and full video access via apps for most smartphones and 3G phones, including iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.

 
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