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Costco.com Q-See 3MP HD Wi-Fi IP Camera Dome or Bullet $80 or cheaper

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Dome camera [costco.com]

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You can use or ask for a $25/$250 coupon if you purchase 3, where the $250 total is calculated based on the regular price of $100: Costco.com online coupon request thread

Reference of previous FP deals
Previous FP deal on the dome camera
Previous deal on the bullet camera

Quick wifi set up instructions:
I found both the instruction in previous deals and the product manual are very confusing and possible not even working.
I got in similar issue with WiFi setup. Maybe that is what most are complaining in the review. I went through the trouble and finally learnt a way for its WiFi setup and now it seems working reliably.

A simple step by step:
- hook up the camera via ethernet cable to your home router
- login our router and find your camera IP (likely you see a new device with a strange random string name that you could not recognize), say it is 192.168.x.x
- open your computer browser and type in ULR: http://192.168.x.x:85 to access your camera. The main issue is the port number 85 was NOT mentioned clearly and thus many user could not access the camera and properly configure its WiFi setting (Only 2.4GHz WiFi SSID. No 5GHz WiFi support!)
- You can use Q-See app to scan the QR code on the camera to check video preview. This allow you to remotely monitor the camera later.
- once wifi configure is set up on the camera, unplug the ethernet cable from the camera, and power off/on the camera and it should now show up on your wifi network (possible with a different IP address 192.168.y.y now). Since Q-See app was using uPnP QR code, it should still be able to access your camera regardless whether your mobile phone is on wifi, or cellular only.
- now you can install the camera in any place you want

Dome vs Bullet
BTW, for my use case of outdoor mounting, I tend to like the bullet camera more. It can be rotated to ANY angle. The Dome camera, can only be rotated along the long side of the video frame (looking at the Costco.com product picture, the blue sensor at the middle of LEDs is the "bottom" of the video frame). Maybe it fits the use case of monitoring indoor passage better. But I find it awkward when trying to mount it outdoor to have a leveled wide angel view, when it sits high at 10+ft above the ground.
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Very very difficult to set up.
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Yes it was a painful start. For me, the main trouble is the port number :85 that was missing, and initially I could not access the camera setup page even if I can see it on my network. I did not find it in the instruction but luckily a reviewer mentioned it. After fixing that, the rest is just typical with any IP camera.


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I got so frustrated that I almost decided to return them. Then all of a sudden, they started to work. Lol
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Can this video store on local NAS or hard drive? If so how?
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The easiest is to insert a microSD card inside the camera. Then I can replay the recorded video/picture after motion detection activated recording.

It is mentioned in earlier deals that they work with existing NVR; but I did no research and try that.


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Can this video store on local NAS or hard drive? If so how?
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Can this video store on local NAS or hard drive? If so how?
Hi jp295m,

Yes they can as they are fully functional IP cameras - not the locked down stuff you see posted here often - , please see the notes on the original post from September it's full of useful info.
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