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Foscam FI9831W Wired/Wireless P/T 1.3MP IP Camera (Black)

B&H # FOFI9831WB MFR # FI9831WB
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You Pay: $109.99
Product Highlights
  • 1.3MP 1/4" CMOS Sensor
  • 1280x960 Resolution, H.264 Compression
  • Pan/Tilt with Customizable Functions
  • Transmit via Wireless WiFi or Ethernet
  • Customizable Camera and Recording Modes
  • Motion-Detection with Email Notification
  • 11 IR LEDs with 26' Night Vision Range
  • Up to 8 Users with 3 Access Levels
  • Internet/iOS/Android Access

The black FI9831W V2 1.3MP Wireless/Wired Indoor P/T IP Camera from Foscam is a versatile surveillance solution that can be wired directly into a system, or it can transmit wirelessly, allowing it to be placed just about anywhere without needing to run cables. Utilizing a 1.3MP 1/4" CMOS sensor to capture video in 1280 x 960, it has display outputs at up to 960p for high resolution recording and viewing. An 11 IR-LED emitter array circles the lens to give the camera true night-vision with a reach of up to 26' in complete darkness. Integrated motors on the horizontal and vertical axis give this camera 300° Pan and 120° Tilt capabilities that are controllable through the included software or mobile apps. There are also programmable guard tours that will automatically control the P/T functions along a preset route. The camera supports 2-way audio using the built-in microphone and speaker. There are also ports that allow an external mic and speakers to be connected, to integrate it into a PA system.

A built-in SD slot accepts cards up to 32GB for local file storage, and you can also save to remote drives using the software. The included surveillance software is compatible with Windows and Mac OS computers. It allows you to live-view, record, playback, control the Pan and Tilt, customize the camera and system, and add/edit/delete users with different access levels. Up to eight different users can have access to the camera with three access levels that are all password-protected. Camera customization includes recording resolution, setting motion-detection and sensitivity, setting privacy zones, and adjusting all aspects of the image. For monitoring the camera on-the-go, there is an app for iOS and Android devices. You can even have up to four email address automatically receive email alerts, with a snapshot attached, when a motion-detection event occurs.

Optical Performance
  • 1.3 MP 1/4" CMOS color sensor
  • 2.8 mm lens with a 70° viewing angle
  • Up to 1280 x 960 recording and display resolution
  • H.264 video compression
  • 11 IR LEDs for night vision up to 26'
Access Anywhere
  • Remote access live-view, playback, recording, and administrative functions
  • Compatible with most web browsers including Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, Firefox
  • Smart-device compatible with free Android/iOS app
  • Motion-detection email notification and image upload
  • Up to four recipients can get email notifications
  • Surveillance software included for Windows and Mac operating systems
Pan / Tilt / Zoom
  • 300° Pan / 120° Tilt
  • Digital zoom through software and app
  • Control P/T with OSD virtual joystick with software, or on mobile device with app
  • Choose pre-programmed guard cruise route or define your own
  • Guard cruise automatically pans and tilts according a set pattern
Customizable Camera Features
  • Selectable recording resolution, frame rate, and bit rate
  • Adjustable display rate to optimize streaming video
  • Device name, time, day/date
  • Motion-detection and privacy masking zones
  • Selectable motion-detection sensitivity and trigger intervals
  • Image adjustments including hue, brightness, contrast, saturation, and sharpness
  • Flip and mirror image options
Recording Modes
  • Manual or automatic
  • 24/7 or scheduled motion-detection
  • Scheduled motion-detection will start recording when motion is detected only during certain days and times, otherwise motion is ignored
  • Store video files locally on SD card up to 32GB, or to remote servers
Audio In / Out
  • Supports 2-way communication, even through app
  • Built-in microphone and speaker
  • Rear ports for external microphone and speaker
  • Can be used as a free-standing 2-way system or integrated into a PA system
  • Microphone can be disabled to record video-only to conserve memory storage
Control Access
  • Up to eight users with password protection
  • Three levels of access to the camera with password protection
Signal Type NTSC or PAL
Image Sensor 1.3 MP 1/4" color CMOS
Resolution
  • 960p: 1280 x 960
  • VGA: 640 x 480
  • Lens
  • 2.8 mm
  • f/2.4
  • 70° field of view
  • Frame Rate Selectable: 30, 25, 15, 10 fps
    Compression
  • Video: H.264
  • Audio: G.711, G.726
  • Minimum Illumination
  • IR on: 0.5 Lux
  • IR off: 0.0 Lux
  • Infrared Illumination 11 x IR LED array
    Range: 26' (8 m)
    Network Wired: RJ-45 10/100 port
    Wireless: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, WEP and WPA-WPA2 encryption
    Network Protocols IP, TCP, UDP, HTTP, HTTP, SMTP, FTP, DHCP, DDNS, UPnP, RTSP, ONVIF
    Audio I/O Audio-in:
  • 1 x microphone-in jack
  • 1 x Built-in microphone

  • Audio-out:
  • 1 x speaker jack
  • 1 x Built-in speaker
  • PTZ
  • Pan: 300°
  • Tilt: 120°
  • Zoom: Digital zoom
  • Memory 1 x SD card slot, up to 32 GB
    Environmental
  • Temperature: 32 to 104° F (-0 to 40° C)
  • Humidity: 20 to 85%, non-condensing
  • Certifications CE, FCC, RoHS
    Power
  • Requirements: 5 VDC, 2.0 A maximum
  • Consumption: 5.5 W maximum
  • Dimensions 5.0 x 4.5 x 4.5" (12.7 x 11.4 x 11.4 cm)
    Weight 11.2 oz (317.5 g)
    Foscam FI9831W Wired/Wireless P/T 1.3MP IP Camera (Black)
  • WiFi Antenna
  • Mounting Bracket
  • Network Cable
  • 12VDC Power Supply
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    FoscamFI9831W Wired/Wireless P/T 1.3MP IP Camera (White)
     
    3.5

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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          2.0

          Fair Quality and even worse support

          By CaVideo

          from So. Claifornia

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • GOOD PICTURE
          • Inexpensive

          Cons

          • DOES NOT RECORD
          • Inadequate Ui
          • Jerky movement
          • Only Browser Accessible
          • Poor Control Features
          • Poor Integration
          • Slow response

          Best Uses

          • Remote Driveway Monitor

          Comments about FI9831W Wired/Wireless P/T 1.3MP IP Camera (Black):

          I will start off by saying that there is a known issue with this product with Foscam regarding recording (apparently their forum suggests that they are not interested in providing a solution as "make sure that your firmware is up to date" does not address the issue).

          If you are looking for a stalker camera, this might do the trick, but if you need an actual usable camera where timing and interactivity is a must, search else where.

          After jumping through hoops to configure the router port forwarding, you realize that the response time of the unit is hit or miss. Most of the time lag between pan control and camera activity is painful and due to the video delay, you will often miss your target.
          Picture, however, is clear and not bad.

          If you are planning on using this device as a video input to some other software, etc.... Forget it! (at least for Mac anyway).

          Bottom line: If you are just looking for a camera to watch someone coming up your driveway, this is the camera for you. Need other feature? Keep shopping.

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          5.0

          FI9831W Wired/Wireless 1.3MP IP Camera

          By injunjer

          from Coatesville, PA 19320

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Excellent camera
          • Excellent video

          Cons

          • Complicated Installation

          Best Uses

          • Indoor Surveillance

          Comments about FI9831W Wired/Wireless P/T 1.3MP IP Camera (White):

          I am interested in camera surveillance and I am using the camera as an experiment to experience the camera and video quality and functionality. The camera's video, night vision, and operation is awesome and more than I expected. For a technical kind of guy, I found the software is quite complicated and cumbersome, but it works great for the application. B&H offered the best price and shipping. At present and for testing purposes, I have the camera in my basement where I can monitor the entire basement up and down, left and right, and day and night. It worked perfect in the garage as well. If you have an application for this type of camera, you will love it.

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          5.0

          Love it

          By Miksha

          from Bethesda, MD

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • futures
          • price

          Cons

          • No Windows Phone App

          Best Uses

          • Baby monitor
          • Surveillance

          Comments about FI9831W Wired/Wireless P/T 1.3MP IP Camera (White):

          I use it as a baby monitoring cam and it works great . Picture is clear . It is not too hard to set it up but basic networking knowledge makes it easier.

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          3.0

          Not too bad but has issues

          By Bill

          from Cleveland, OH

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Excellent resolution
          • Good value

          Cons

          • Instructions Aren't Clear
          • Motion Trigger Is Faulty

          Best Uses

          • Watching Pets While Away

          Comments about FI9831W Wired/Wireless P/T 1.3MP IP Camera (Black):

          The camera works pretty well but the instructions don't include everything you need to set security settings in Windows Explorer so a call to their tech support may be in order. My biggest complaint about the camera is its inability to distinguish motion from lighting changes so every time the lighting changes dramatically like turning on a light or the camera switching to or from IR LED you get a motion alarm.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          1.0

          Bad, bad, bad

          By Kevin

          from Raleigh, NC

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • None

          Cons

          • Poor customer service

          Best Uses

            Comments about FI9831W Wired/Wireless P/T 1.3MP IP Camera (White):

            Do not order any products from FOSCAM! Their customer service is non-existent. I could not use the camera from them I purchased and emailed/Facebooked them with no positive response. Their customer service, in a word, SUCKS!

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            5.0

            Nice upgrade from the 8918W

            By DougC

            from Austin, TX

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                  Comments about FI9831W Wired/Wireless P/T 1.3MP IP Camera (Black):

                  Had the 8919W which died after some sort of power flicker in the house. Upgraded to the 9831 and am quite pleased. The pan speed is MUCH better, it moves really fast in comparison. The night vision function is also much improved. The Foscam app for Android has also improved greatly (using it on a Galaxy S4).

                  The setup can be a little tricky if your geek status isn't up to par.

                  Overall I'm happy with this camera.

                  With a random PC microphone and a cd player/radio plugged into the appropriate audio jacks, I can yell at my dog if I catch him jumping up on the counters.

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