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Foscam R4 2K UltraHD (4.0 MP) WiFi Security IP Camera with iOS/Android App, WDR, Pan, Tilt, Zoom, 2-Way Audio, Motion Alerts (White) @123.99

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Foscam R4 2K UltraHD (4.0 MP) WiFi Security IP Camera with iOS/Android App, WDR, Pan, Tilt, Zoom, 2-Way Audio, Motion Alerts (White)
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Wasn't this deal deleted?
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Wasn't this deal deleted?
I think so, although I do not know why. Anyone know the reason?
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It was recently revealed that Foscan and all the other rebrands of their products have terrible security holes. This has long been suspected, but was recently proven.

Basically, it's so bad that it risks all the computers on the network its attached to.

Friends don't let friends buy Foscams.
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It was recently revealed that Foscan and all the other rebrands of their products have terrible security holes. This has long been suspected, but was recently proven.

Basically, it's so bad that it risks all the computers on the network its attached to.

Friends don't let friends buy Foscams.
R4 model isn't listed here: http://foscam.us/forum/security-t...t9468.html

Note, this R4 model doesn't have dual band (i.e. 5 GHz) WiFi connectivity.
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It was recently revealed that Foscan and all the other rebrands of their products have terrible security holes. This has long been suspected, but was recently proven.

Basically, it's so bad that it risks all the computers on the network its attached to.

Friends don't let friends buy Foscams.
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R4 model isn't listed here: http://foscam.us/forum/security-t...t9468.html [foscam.us]

Note, this R4 model doesn't have dual band (i.e. 5 GHz) WiFi connectivity.
This is true, I also remember from a PSA announcement on here that foscam.us was a former distributor and now competitor and sent that out as corporate sabotage or something?

Here are two links which say that the latest firmware updates have SUPPOSEDLY solved the security issues:

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/fosc...25254.html
https://www.foscammall.com/import...1497298600
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fyi -

With regards to info sec / internet security nearly all the security camera companies and much of the IoT and especially consumer IoT offerings are vehicles waiting to be hi-jacked and joy ridden by malware and various attackers, OR worse - used in attacks / other use* which can be attributed to the owner of the devices.

Security Camera companies are known to be behind the curve on info sec / IT security. Even some of the largest companies.

IF you have security cameras and IoT devices I recommend:

1) Keep them behind a good updated firewall server
2) Use Anti-Virus on your systems at home and update the sofrware
3) Change the default passwords of the security cameras / IoT devices.
4) Monitor your firewall and router regularly so you know what looks normal and what does not.
5) ** DO NOT port forward, instead use VPN. **

(*) - such as illegal file sharing
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Along with the bad split, bad customer service, and security issues, there's also the fact that it's "motion alerts" are exactly that. There's no motion recording unless you pay for the cloud services per month or year. That means that if you go into a meeting and didn't notice someone was breaking into your home, you didn't record the robber. There is a microSD solution for that, but you have no playback remotely and the only playback uses their clunky computer software. So, not only can the robbery simply take your microSD, even if they didn't, you might have a hard time pulling it up on your PC.

Do not buy anything Foscam. Check out PoE cameras. Learn about it and how to route them inside the walls. It may be a little difficult at first, but when you finish, you'll be glad you did that instead of Foscam.
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Here's a question, if I'm not going with 4k which one is better in terms of security, service and bang for the buck Arlo (Costco) or Nest (Google)
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Along with the bad split, bad customer service, and security issues, there's also the fact that it's "motion alerts" are exactly that. There's no motion recording unless you pay for the cloud services per month or year. That means that if you go into a meeting and didn't notice someone was breaking into your home, you didn't record the robber. There is a microSD solution for that, but you have no playback remotely and the only playback uses their clunky computer software. So, not only can the robbery simply take your microSD, even if they didn't, you might have a hard time pulling it up on your PC.

Do not buy anything Foscam. Check out PoE cameras. Learn about it and how to route them inside the walls. It may be a little difficult at first, but when you finish, you'll be glad you did that instead of Foscam.
I have 7 Foscams at home with working motion alerts with no cloud services subscription, I literally got motion alerts with pictures an hour ago from 5 of them when the pest control service came to treat my house's exterior while I'm not at home. Do you mean for this specific model they locked that out and you need to pay to get it back?
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I missed this, dang it. I would of bought this. I bought an armcrest recently and its needlessly complicated and doesn't work as well as my older foscams which is interesting as somehow foscam and armcrest are related now.
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I have 7 Foscams at home with working motion alerts with no cloud services subscription, I literally got motion alerts with pictures an hour ago from 5 of them when the pest control service came to treat my house's exterior while I'm not at home. Do you mean for this specific model they locked that out and you need to pay to get it back?
Perhaps older models they didn't put that restriction on. I know for the PTZ models, I called their customer service and they said that I would have to pay for the cloud services in order to enable motion recording, but I'll get motion alerting for free. Is yours PTZ as well?
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Perhaps older models they didn't put that restriction on. I know for the PTZ models, I called their customer service and they said that I would have to pay for the cloud services in order to enable motion recording, but I'll get motion alerting for free. Is yours PTZ as well?
2 of them are but only with 720p resolution.
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Wasn't this deal deleted?
I just bought one!
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Buy a Hikvision 'cube' camera for about $99 to $110 instead, and save yourself a lot of headaches.
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