TRENDnet SecurView Wireless Day/Night Pan/Tilt/Zoom Internet Surveillance Camera TV-IP422W (White)

TRENDnet SecurView Wireless Day/Night Pan/Tilt/Zoom Internet Surveillance Camera TV-IP422W (White)

TRENDnet SecurView Wireless Day/Night Pan/Tilt/Zoom Internet Surveillance Camera TV-IP422W (White) Rating:
List Price: $294.99
Sale Price: $149.99
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Product Description

The Wireless Day/Night Pan/Tilt Internet Camera Server with Audio (TV-IP422W) provides day and night security over a large area. See, hear and talk to people in your camera’s viewing field day or night from any Internet connection. Secure a larger area with wireless pan and tilt Internet cameras-. Pan the camera side-to-side a remarkable 330° and tilt up-and-down 105°. The TV-IP422W provides high quality video streams over a secure wireless connection. Advanced intuitive software includes motion detection recording, email alerts ( Does not support SSL, USB port supports up to 500mA power device with FAT16/32 format, the 3G service from a mobile phone provider is required, Windows 32-bit only. Monitoring multiple cameras may require a high performance CPU and graphic card.) and scheduled recordings. This camera’s brilliant image quality, pan/tilt functionality, day/night recording capabilities and built-in 2-way audio make it ideal for home, small office and business use. Note: Does not work with TV-H400 dome camera enclosure. SecurView cameras are not compatible with TRENDnet’s IPView Pro camera application for ProView cameras.

Details

  • Secure your home or office with high quality dual streaming MPEG-4 and MJPEG video recording with up to 30 frames per second at 640x480 VGA resolution
  • Complimentary SecurView software: view and record up to 16 cameras simultaneously (32-bit only)
  • Hear and talk to people in your camera's viewing area through your computer
  • Supports TCP/IP networking, SMTP Email, HTTP, Samba and other Internet protocols (Does not support SSL)
  • Pan 330° side-to-side and tilt 105° up-and-down from any Internet connection. Infrared lens enables day and night version (night visibility up to 5 meters)

TRENDnet SecurView Wireless Day/Night Pan/Tilt/Zoom Internet Surveillance Camera TV-IP422W (White) out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 682 user reviews
Internet Security Video Cameras Surveillance Cameras & Video TRENDnet Wireless Cameras & Video TRENDnet SecurView Wireless Day/Night Pan/Tilt/Zoom Internet Surveillance Camera TV-IP422W (White) The Wireless Day/Night Pan/Tilt Internet Camera Server with Audio (TV-IP422W) provides day and night security over a large area. See, hear and talk to people in your camera’s viewing field day or night from any Internet connection. Secure a larger area with wireless pan and tilt Internet cameras-. Pan the camera side-to-side a remarkable 330° and tilt up-and-down 105°. The TV-IP422W provides high quality video streams over a secure wireless connection. Advanced intuitive software includes motion detection recording, email alerts ( Does not support SSL, USB port supports up to 500mA power device with FAT16/32 format, the 3G service from a mobile phone provider is required, Windows 32-bit only. Monitoring multiple cameras may require a high performance CPU and graphic card.) and scheduled recordings. This camera’s brilliant image quality, pan/tilt functionality, day/night recording capabilities and built-in 2-way audio make it ideal for home, small office and business use. Note: Does not work with TV-H400 dome camera enclosure. SecurView cameras are not compatible with TRENDnet’s IPView Pro camera application for ProView cameras. $294.99 http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41PKmdRZ4XL._SL160_.jpg
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10 Responses to “TRENDnet SecurView Wireless Day/Night Pan/Tilt/Zoom Internet Surveillance Camera TV-IP422W (White)”

  1. Ritchie Lau Says:

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    Hopefully you will find this review helpful for your setup. I know I rely HEAVILY on reviews and feedbacks for my purchase.

    First off, don’t expect much from the wireless feature. It’s nice to have, for portability e.g. but not for reliability nor stability.

    I bought 4 of these cameras, mounted them all wirelessly with (a) front door, (b) back door (c) kitchen and (d) foyer, to keep an eye on our dog. I figured I may be able to skip on pet hotel fees and get a big peace of mind at the same time. I setup my routers, sort out the remote web access and even got them to work via my iphone using the $5 eyecam app. The $25 IP PRO View app does not work with the IP422W’s data stream.

    When I was still home and before my first trip that truly tests out these cameras, one of the cameras would be missing from the network and never to be seen again even after a reset. Amazon promptly sent out a replacement but only after I discovered you really need to leave these cameras disconnected for more than a few minutes before it was really re-initialized.

    Then we went on our vacation and after a few hours into it, 1 of 4 cameras were MIA. Still, it was fantastic to able to see our dog through the other working cameras. However, by day 2, we were left with only 2 cameras working and on our way home, only 1 camera was working. Of course, bear in mind, there’s NOTHING you can do to fix it unless you get someone to go to your home, unplug and replug the camera’s A/C adapter (a reboot).

    The following week, we went On our 2nd and longer vacation and it was pretty much the same story. First, it teases you with much relief that it’s working but then it never fails to disappoint with a non-functioning camera by day 2 or 3. On our way home from this 5 day trip, only 1 camera was working.

    When we got home, I was bent on researching this further and opened two tickets with Trendnet, the 2nd one, they didn’t even bothered replying. Now dizzy with the experience of being able to check on the house when we’re away, I was prepared to send the Trendnets back to Amazon and swap them for far more costly Toshibas, Sonys or Axises.

    But after much research, I quickly concluded that almost all of these IP cams just don’t have very robust wi-fi components. Most reviews were plagued with widespread reports of losing connections, reboots and the like.

    Still, I pushed forward, upgraded the router’s firmware to DD-WRT, bumped up its transmitter range, added another router in as a repeater, relocated the routers to higher ground e.g. I even tried swapping the antennae on the furthest camera with a longer antennae that came off an older Linksys router. By now, there is probably sufficient signal strength in my house to service the neigboring five streets!!

    But of course, one camera or another will still continue to drop out, never to be heard from again until they are rebooted. I supposed it would have been great if they will self re-connected again sometime later but they never did, not even once.

    The geek in me then went into innovation mode, perhaps I can set up a script, reboot them every two days, use X10 power modules and restart them remotely. Then my wife gently reminds me we just spent a grand on cameras that have questionable functionality.

    At this point, I bid kudos to those who have written about this same topic, about futile attempts to troubleshoot wi-fi problems, about even with the router next to the camera, it STILL loses connections. The optimist in me finally agreed, my wi-fi network is not the problem, THESE CAMERAS DON’T WORK WELL WITH WI-FI. Not that the wi-fi don’t work at all, it’s just that they don’t work consistently.

    So finally, I bit the bullet and reluctantly HARD-WIRED ethernet connections to all the cameras. I had explored using POE and possibly Homeplug to ease the installation pain but they added more point-of-failures and cost quite a bit more as well. I eventually opted to punch holes into the wall, fishing e.g. and did the hard-wired routine.

    It’s been a week since my wiring/stucco/drywall/painting work has just completed and the cameras have been live 24×7 without a hiccup.

    All in all, the IP422W is great, has a good enough picture, decent IR, great low-light capabilities to 15 feet, unmatched panning angles and more importantly, good value for the money. Just don’t expect an optical zoom or a continuously functioning wi-fi.

  2. P. M. Gross Says:

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    I’ve spoken to customer service so many times to get this camera working that I’ve put them on speed dial!

    The good news is that they answer quickly and have a good data base to solve problems. It would, of course, have been helpful if that info were on the web site.

    I am not going to repeat much of the features discussion here but rather, deal with installation other issues that I’ve learned and that may be useful:

    -Install both the IP Setup and the Secureview software.

    -Give the camera a Static IP address even if your router has a DHCP (not fixed) address.

    -Follow the installation instructions carefully, The first task is to have your router recognize the camera’s fixed IP address using IP Setup.

    -Make sure the camera is wired to the router; the router is hooked to your modem; everything is powered on.

    -Somewhere along the way, the program will ask you to install an active x control – perhaps more than once. Make sure that you click on the appropate strip on the top of the page.

    -If the camera’s IP address appears in the IP Setup window and you click it but can’t get a picture, try Secureview. If that works, then there is a problem with IE.

    -Especially if you have IE 8 or Windows 7, be prepared to download and install the newest software (you may have to connect the camera directly to your computer and follow instructions carefully). You might also try Tools – Compatibility View on IE.

    -Once you get a picture, note that the camera has a manual focus on the lens. Watch the picture on your computer and slowly turn the lens from the edge with one finger without blocking the picture.

    If you plan to go wireless within your network:

    -Make sure that you have the IP address of your router (192.168.0.1, for example – look it up by brand on the web). Also, any router user name and password you set up (default is probably admin.admin). Also the encription key you put in. If you need any of this and don’t have it, you may have to reset the router and run the router set up again.

    -From Setup-Network-Wireless. Check Enable. Click on Site Survey, highlight your own home network, make sure the name appears in the box, set up the same encription and key that you set for other items that access your router. Click all the appropriate boxes.

    -Remember to disconnect the camera from the router, power it down and then up again.

    If wireless works and you want remote access, then note the following:

    -It will be necessary, especially if other items (TIVO, printer) are connected to the network, to change the port (Settings – Network – Network). Your IP may also block port 80. I went to 8001 to avoid problems.

    -You will need to go to dyndns to get a dynamic address. Access the site from the computer you are using to install the camera so that dyndns has a starting IP. You will create a user name and password and select a dyndns account name.

    -Log into your router and follow the router instructions to Port Forward 8001 or whatever you selected in the camera setup. Once port forwarding is activated, you probably do not have to enter the dyndns information in your router. You may not have to put in the DDNS settings in the camera network setup page either.

    -When you access your camera remotely, remember to start the address with http and end with :8001 (or your forward port). It should look like: h t t p: / / (username) . dyndns . org: 8001 (no spaces).

    -There are issues setting up email and ftp forwarding. The camera will not deal with encripted email servers nor will it change the smtp port from 25. I have been unable to configure it to send email.

    -If you use FTP, note that the host address should be in the form of 00.00.00.00, not (ftp or h__p).

    On balance, this camera works more or less as advertised. The picture is reasonable in good light; somewhat grainy in poor light. The lens needs to be properly focused. Digital zoom does not give a sharp picture. The panning range is impressive. I wish that the software were more up to date; that it could send encripted email through a different port and that the instructions were better.

    Still, this may be the best available for the price at this time.

  3. Cheetokhan Says:

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    Got this a few days ago. Very easy to configure. Had mine set up on my wireless network in minutes. Much better video quality than I expected for this price.

    Definitely meant to be used indoors in low light. When I point it out the window, the image just washes out and goes all white. But indoors, with normal lighting, the image is great. Night time image is very good. The built-in IR LEDs work well to about 20ft or so. Beyond that, things are pretty dark. I tried an experiment and turned on a desk lamp with a very low power fluorescent bulb and the camera had enough light to see everything in the house in full color. Really good low light performance.

    The microphone is also very sensitive. Almost too sensitive. It picks up every sound in the house. I can hear the ceiling fan, air conditioner, TV in another room, people talking in other rooms etc. Has 2-way audio but haven’t tried it yet. UPDATE- two way audio works great. You need a powered, amplified speaker; I used an old computer speaker.

    Super easy to operate. You don’t need any special software to remotely view, just Internet Explorer. You can view with Firefox, but you lose some features. When viewing remotely over the Internet, you can click on any point in the image and the camera centers itself on that point.

    Tons more options and features but, you can read about them on the manufacturers website.

    If this had a true optical zoom, it would be just about perfect but, full Pan Tilt and Zoom cameras cost a lot more than this one.

    I am pleasantly surprised with this camera. I’ve tried several ‘affordable’ cameras over the past few years and have been quite disappointed with them. The only really good network PTZ I’ve found is a nine hundred dollar Panasonic. Too expensive for me and it does not have audio.

    If you need audio and full range pan ant tilt, but don’t need zoom, this is probably your best choice right now for any price. Panasonic makes a nice, small, wireless camera with audio and pan and tilt but it does not have the range of motion that this camera has and this camera has much better low light image quality.

    REVIEW UPDATE- I’ve had mine now for several months and it still works great. I changed the video setting to “outdoor” and now it works perfectly in full sunlight. And it still works just as good in full dark as it did with the other video settings. I was having some problems with the camera losing it’s wireless connection to my Linksys router. I would have to power cycle the camera to get it to reconnect. But then I started having other problems with the Linksys router so I replaced my old Linksys router with a newer D-Link router and the problems have gone away. The camera has not lost it’s connection since I replaced the router.

    Because this camera is UV sensitive and does not have a switchable mechanical UV filter, daylight images sometimes look a little fuzzy, as if the lens is dirty. This is most noticeable when viewing indoors with a lot of sunlight coming in through the windows. I have other UV sensitive cameras and they exhibit the same behavior.

    Overall, I am still quite pleased with this camera and just wish Amazon would make it a Gold Box deal so I could get another one!

    Amazon recently put the Panasonic BLC131A wireless network camera on sale for about 1/2 price so I got one to try. The Trendnet TV-IP422W is far superior to the Panasonic; it has much better image quality, sound quality and range of motion, and the Trendnet configuration screens seem much more intuitive to me.

    If Trendnet would add a zoom lens and a mechanical UV filter, this camera would be perfect.

  4. R. Imai Says:

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    I first ordered the Trendnet 110w IP Camera and loved it. Installation wasn’t that bad. I had it up and running within an hour. But after a couple of days I wanted more. I wanted nightvision and to be able to move the camera around remotely. So I ordered the IP422W.

    Now no way am I a techie nor do I know much about networks but after reading the user manual AND the PDF GUIDE on the installation disk, installation and setting it up was very simple.

    I have not had any problems with the camera at all and plan to order a couple more. I have the 422W installed on my porch and check the feed from inside my house and when I’m away at work. Its nice being able to view it too on my iPhone. I use “Cam Viewer’ and ‘IP Vision Pro’ (which has PTZ controls) as apps on my phone. My original purchase (the IP110w) is now installed at my grandma’s house and I view that feed the same way. Zero problems.

    TIP: If you plan to buy one, go to Trendnet’s site and download and read the Manual and Users Guide first. If you can understand it, you shouldn’t have any problems.

    Pros: Fast panning, good picture and audio

    Cons: I wish the Guide was printed and in the box.

  5. Karl Bielefeldt Says:

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    We bought this camera to keep track of our kids at home in their playroom, and to keep an eye on our daughter, who occasionally has seizures at night that are hard to detect just by listening. This system is a little bit of overkill for that purpose, but the following are some things that made us settle on this camera instead of a more generic baby monitoring video system:

    * It’s encrypted, so people can’t spy on what’s going on inside our house.

    * It’s digital, so it works with all the wifi internet connections in our neighborhood instead of interfering with and being interfered by them.

    * It’s online, so I can check in on the kids and feel like I’m part of the family when I’m at the office.

    The camera uses a regular wifi internet connection, and you open up the camera’s web page to view the video. There are controls on the side of the web page that allow you to move the camera around, turn the sound on and off, and things like that. There are 8 presets you can label that will instantly move the camera to spots you select, which is a great feature. There is a button to cycle through all 8 presets once and then return to where it was looking before. You can set up guest users who don’t have access to the controls, but can just view the video stream.

    Despite having quite a few options, configuration was relatively easy, with all the options available on a separate setup web page. They did a good job of laying out the menu heirarchy to make things easy to find, although there were enough configuration options that I missed some the first time through.

    Some of the drawbacks are:

    * Some things only work on Internet Explorer using ActiveX controls. That’s not a problem for almost everyone unless you happen to use Mac or Linux, like me. The basic functionality is all there, except for sound. I was able to work around that, but it seems odd to take the effort to support other browsers and operating systems with a java applet, then stop short of full functionality.

    * The full manual is only on the CD-ROM, the only printed manual is a quick installation guide.

    * The camera doesn’t tilt down very far, which creates annoying blind spots when you set it on a shelf or something. However, there is a mounting bracket that we used to mount it upside-down, which gave us the full range of motion we needed. There is a configuration option to flip the image back upright.

    * I wish it had a zoom, but the wide angle lens is a good choice if you have to have a fixed lens.

    * The camera occasionally needs to be rebooted after experiencing a heavy load.

    * The infrared illuminator doesn’t come on automatically when it gets too dark, which is strange because the camera adjusts pretty well for brightness otherwise. There is a night mode button on the web page.

    * Some of the configuration defaults are frustrating, like a 1 degree increment for pan and tilt. That would be fine if you could just hold down the button, but the web page doesn’t allow you to do that, and pops up an annoying message to “Please wait” whenever you click the buttons too fast. The increment can only be changed on the setup page, but it’s not a big deal because once the presets are set up, we hardly ever use the pan and tilt buttons.

    * I wish it had a feature to disable guest access during certain hours. It would be nice to give access to the kids’ grandparents out of state, but it would feel icky in the evening when we are all in pajamas to have people looking at us. I think I can set up a schedule on my router firewall, though, and it does have a schedule and motion detection I could use to upload still images to the family blog.

    * It would be nice if the lights on the front indicated when someone was watching the video, not just if a link is established.

    However, the drawbacks are nothing that can’t be worked around, and overall the camera exceeded our expectations.

  6. A. Wasia Says:

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    This camera is a great choice for the do it yourselfer that wants pan and tilt features without the big price. I imagine the price on this type of technology will continue to drop but for now this seems to be a great value. Setup and Installation was easy and it has been working well for the last 2 months. Web user interface is friendly and easy to navigate. This camera is a great choice for a small business owner or vacation home owner that wants to check in remotely from time to time and see 330 degrees with one camera. If you need a camera that zooms, I would look for a higher end camera. All zoom features here are digital rather than optic to keep the price where it needs to be. Overall great buy 4 out of 5 stars!

  7. wahoo Says:

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    We had purchased a Panasonic wireless IP camera (BL-C131A) but had trouble with it staying connected to the router and we finally gave up and send it back after not getting any help from their tech support. The Trendnet camera is very easy to set up and works like a charm. I called TRENDnet tech support before making this purchase and they were very helpful and they have been great to work with. We have purchased two more cameras.

    Electronics, when they work they work great but when they don’t if the company has poor support or does not stand behind their product, it’s not worth purchasing! Thats why I’m done with Panasonic!

  8. David L. Wolf Says:

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    These cameras provide excellent performance for the price. While they are not high-resolution cameras, they still provide an excellent image. The zoom, while helpful in some instances, is only a “digital zoom” that essentially enlarges a portion of the full image, while losing resolution. Still, for the money you can’t beat the technology.

    The tilt/pan function is fabulous. The units can have up to eight preset camera views that can be accessed by a single click. Those views are extremely easy to set up and use. The camera reaction time and movement are quite good. The ability to simply click on a portion of the viewed image and re-center the camera on that spot is very user-friendly.

    The IP setup could have been more clearly explained in the documentation, as well as some hints on how to monitor remotely.

  9. Jordan G. Grant Says:

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    Had it for a couple of days and have it all set up, here are my obsevations:

    1. Pretty Easy to get going out of the box. Had it streaming video off the wired connection within 10 minutes. Wireless went pretty well, too. (using Windows Vista 64-bit)

    2. Picture quality is surveillance-cam quality, not web-cam quality, as might be expected. Wish it were better, but it will do.

    3. I figured out how to get it to stream over the internet with a little searching. Here is the short version of what you need: A) a router set up with a Dynamic DNS service (free ones are available) B) Forward the (static) local IP address of your camera through your router as another port. Now you can connect to it over the Internet at no cost.

    4. The Chrome web browser does not let me move the camera, or zoom in, or access somne other features. MS Internet Explorer shows all of the features.

    Overall, I’m very satisified w/the camera. The only thing that costs it a star is the picture quality. I was hoping for better.

    UPDATE: The camera has locked up and failed completely. As of 2 weeks ago, the camera would not boot itself up when powered up. I cannot connect to the camera over my local network at all. Looks like a dead unit. I’ve contacted TRENDnet customer support and I’m in the process of sending it back to be replaced. On some other review websites, it seems others have had some problems with the machine dying on them (looks like high infant mortality rate). When it’s working, it’s pretty cool, but we’ll see how the reliability is with this next one. Downgraded to 2 stars for now.

    UPDATE 2: Replacement camera has been working mighty fine. Customer support wasn’t too painful, took about 4-6 weeks to get a replacement direct from TRENDnet. Upgraded back to 3 stars since the second one is working well.

  10. Consult This Says:

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    Overall a decent camera at a great price point. There are some minor glitches but none of those are deal breakers for me.

    Pros

    - Feature packed (Pan/Tilt, 2 way audio, night vision, wireless with WPA2 support, stream to IE/Firefox/3G phone, recording to NAS, just to name a few)

    - For $[…] including shipping, it’s definitely the best bang for the buck at this point

    - Easy to install

    - Everything works for the most part once it’s set up

    Cons

    - Build quality: The first one I got from Amazon has very loud grinding noise when it starts up. The second one came without any problem though.

    - Stability: Whenever you restart or power down the camera, there is a possibility that you won’t be able to connect to it after it comes back. I have seen the same problem on both cameras (with the latest firmware build 71). Usually the problem goes away after a few reboots, but it’s quite annoying.

    - Constant background noise: This is a confirmed issue caused by an over-sensitive microphone. Apparently Trendnet is working on a fix for this.

    - Even though the camera has a built-in microphone, you can only capture video (not audio) when you try to schedule any recording to a network storage device.

    - Lousy tech support. They are not responsive, don’t not know much about the product beyond the superficial stuff, and sometimes have difficulty to understand what I am trying to say (and vice versa)

    Other things I wish it has:

    - Support https so it’s more secure when streaming over the Internet

    - Support authentication over RTSP. At this point, anyone with a 3G phone and the right URL can view your camera if you enable RTSP (Yikes!)

    - A privacy button to temporally disable the camera, or some scheduling capability to turn on/off the camera

    - Multiple profiles for motion detect so you can monitor different parts of the room depending on the time of the day

    - More intuitive event configuration

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