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  • dac7nco - Thursday, July 28, 2011 - link

    That picture with the banana, altoids, calculators and dolls is the creepiest image I've ever seen in a tech review. Congratulations!

  • GridConnect - Thursday, July 28, 2011 - link

    I am from Grid Connect and we are a re-seller of this product. You can find it on our website here:

    I believe as the posting of this article we have the lowest price on this device available, its a very nice cameras as the review said and definitely worth checking out.

    If this comment is read by the author we would appreciate it if you could update the post and put in the link to the product by our name.
  • ArtShapiro - Thursday, July 28, 2011 - link

    Why would a technical review of a product promote one particular vendor of said product? Reply
  • GridConnect - Friday, July 29, 2011 - link

    They have linked to vendors in previous reviews that tell you where to buy it. If they dont want to thats fine, I was just trying to save people a step from having to Google our name, find the product, etc. Reply
  • Hrel - Thursday, July 28, 2011 - link

    Only use I see for these things is security surveillance. Image quality looks WAY above minimum needed for that. Set it up to only record when it detects movement to save space and back it up to hard drives for later review. Still, I've seen whole systems for 200 bucks that include a DVR and 8 cameras. 1 Camera for that price is insane.

    Maybe there's another niche use for networked cameras I haven't imagined? Probably, people do crazy stuff with camera's and tech.
  • GridConnect - Thursday, July 28, 2011 - link

    Actually for these types of cameras with comparable features these are very affordable. Most cameras with all of these features would cost you 3-4x that. The types of systems you are speaking of dont have things like email notifications, movement detection, and monitoring via cell phone just to name a few things. Reply
  • sc3252 - Thursday, July 28, 2011 - link

    Those $200 systems suck! As someone who has setup these cameras you do not want to go cheap, it just means they will fail or something else will go wrong. As they say, "time is money" you will find this out fast if you cheap out on security cameras, you will constantly be driving to and from the place of work to reset the camera or to make sure they are working, and good luck getting a usable picture in court...
    PS: $200 is cheap for a security camera, the cheapest you really want to spend is around $400, going up to $2000 per camera...
  • bobbozzo - Thursday, July 28, 2011 - link

    There seems to be a word or two missing on page 5:
    "so this is something we are not entirely about with the Compro IP 70"
  • ganeshts - Friday, July 29, 2011 - link

    Thanks! fixed :) It was something we were not entirely happy about with the Compro IP 70 Reply
  • Nihility - Friday, July 29, 2011 - link

    Is the feed encrypted? Reply
  • - Monday, August 01, 2011 - link

    Please visit our website we offer all the great Compro Products, IP60, IP70, IP540 PTZ, IP540P PTZ, IP570, IP570, we have the best deals around with the Compro Line. Reply
  • jman7 - Friday, August 19, 2011 - link

    I have two of the IP540P camera which are step up from this. They removed in latest firmware in all models the ability to records to SMB, NAS or any type of server. All consumer models you derivatives of the same firmware. You can record pictures but not video to a server in the latest firmware. They added the ability to monitor your video over the Internet but took away the necessary features. I reverted back to the latest firmware which did support to recording to SMB shares but that usually locks up the camera at around the 15 hour mark or so. It does have great video for remote video but if you think it will reliably record your home your are mistaken. They have claimed since April that they will restore firmware features but so far nothing.

    I have found many other owners of Compro video products saying the same things about their cameras. I feel duped by Anandtech these products are buggy and useless and any honest review would have picked up on this within the first day. The iP540 mentions a firmware that Campro never released to customers. Evidently they responsively release firmware to reviewers but not customers.
  • A.K. - Friday, August 26, 2011 - link

    The root cause of this issue is that Compro has added a new P2P service feature called Seedonk Server onto the 2.0 release and had to make tradeoff due to the insufficient memory space; the tradeoff is the SAMBA NFS recording function. Reply
  • A.K. - Friday, August 26, 2011 - link

    Compro does apology for users who are replying on the SAMBA NFS recording function and will release a special version of the 2.0 firmware with the SAMBA NFS 2.0 (however without the Seedonk Server function) will be available by the mid Sept.

    However, if anyone want to recording their video from Compro IP Camera, now they launch their own NAS/NVR product to the market, all firmware support the recording to their own NAS/NVR is no problem.
  • X man - Saturday, August 27, 2011 - link

    On current FW, I can use Synology server for Video Recording. And their excellent mobile solution on iPhone/iPad/Android Phome make the camera (IP70 and IP540) good IP Cameras for Home Users. Reply
  • - Tuesday, August 06, 2013 - link

    --- Great article. I know a company that sell's also a cheap and quality ip camera. Reply

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