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Last Edited by annie930ny October 21, 2016 at 07:11 AM
meh.com [meh.com] is selling 3 model of refurbished foscam. $5 shipping

https://meh.com/deals/foscam-wire...rbished--2

Model:
FI8910W 640x480 $28
FI9821P 720p $38
FI9826P 960p $68
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Buyer beware:

Once the darling for SlickDeals, Foscam has now reneged all warranties and pulled all app support from their respective app stores. The hardware will work with third-party apps.

The warning might not apply to refurbished items, but I at least wanted to warn people who were looking into purchasing new units elsewhere.
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We, Foscam.US (aka Foscam Digital Technologies and now Amcrest Technologies), are an independent United States based distributor of "Foscam" branded products. We have been offering telephone support, US local warranty and building the Foscam brand in the US for the past 7 years. However, we are deeply saddened to report that, even after all of this, our overseas suppliers have decided to undercut us and supply to our major customers directly. For this reason, we have no choice but to suspend telephone support for all Foscam branded products. If you have purchased a Foscam camera directly from us or from one of our authorized retailers, technical support is still available via email at support@foscam.us.

For customers who have not purchased from us directly, we advise you to please contact Foscam Shenzhen or the distributor which you have purchased from. In the meantime, we have launched our own new brand of IP cameras called Amcrest, which has superior quality products and full telephone technical support 7 days per week. We hope you can support us in our new venture. For more information, please visit www.Amcrest.com.
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Ahhhhhhh, capitalism.
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in for another FI9821P since it has an SD card slot. Great quality from this camera

annnddd the 9821 is sold out. Crap
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Last edited by lammcspicy October 19, 2016 at 06:13 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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I have a good experience with customer services at Foscam. I email them for exchange and was able to get new when old was broken.
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So they collect tax?
If 38+5+tax is not slick for can thatvwasb $50 New and no tax from eBay.

I really need to make a 24/7 blueiris running pc. MY zmodo NVR is cramping out randomly.
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Quote from Ride_The_Sky View Post :
So they collect tax?
If 38+5+tax is not slick for can thatvwasb $50 New and no tax from eBay.

I really need to make a 24/7 blueiris running pc. MY zmodo NVR is cramping out randomly.
Yeah, it'd only be a deal if you bought 2 or 3 to spread out the shipping cost
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Shipping and tax kill it unfortunately. Got a new 1080p amcrest 2 weeks ago for $50 delivered so the 720p return 9821 isn't really a deal at $38 + $5 + tax. It is a pretty decent camera though. I have 2 and am happy with them.

Blue Iris on a Lenovo TS140 Xeon runs great with about 10 cams. Plenty of power left for Serviio.
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My experience with Foscam is not good.... 6 cams total, only 2 are still working. One had a faulty ac adapter out of the box, I tried contacting Foscam, no response. The others simply stop working over time. All the 8910 model, all indoors, no smoke, etc. Just randomly dead. I just bought a Hikvision cam.... MUCH better build quality... let's see how long that lasts, and I'll switch entirely.
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Maybe someone here can tell me how to fix it, when I get email notification from my foscam (wired connection) it always misses the person who is in there, so I get an email why my door opens with 5-6 pictures as the door is opening, then I get an email few minutes later the door is closing, it totally missed the person who was there, standing for at least 1 minute.. Is there anyway to fix it?
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Shipping and tax kill it unfortunately. Got a new 1080p amcrest 2 weeks ago for $50 delivered so the 720p return 9821 isn't really a deal at $38 + $5 + tax. It is a pretty decent camera though. I have 2 and am happy with them.

Blue Iris on a Lenovo TS140 Xeon runs great with about 10 cams. Plenty of power left for Serviio.
Are you running all cams wireless?
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Based on my long standing experience here with SD, there are two type of comments generally you see on all Foscam threads. True very unsatisfied customers that advise you to stay away from this products, then insiders/deal promoters that try to jock the true comments or boldly promote these junk products or try to tell you that hardware is good but you need third party software BS.
Be careful when spending money on these products, especially if you are really thinking of establishing a security system (Rather than one single baby camera) that are known for random defect of manufacturing even when brand new and then associated use of old/obsolete software that cause a significant bridge of security for you network and opens all the door for hackers, that is if product actually works.
Do your homework and read true reviews carefully on Amazon or likewise before burning your money.

Wish USA section of this company at least would understand the value of faithful and sincere service rather than sale and ignore general policy of Asian manufacturer, and could kept the large number of customers, they initially found for these products.

Clearly whatever Costco or other companies with real return policies sale are the winner of this game and this includes mostly the wired camera recorder ( IP NVR) systems rather than these defective IP wireless cameras.
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Quote from samsen View Post :
Based on my long standing experience here with SD, there are two type of comments generally you see on all Foscam threads. True very unsatisfied customers that advise you to stay away from this products, then insiders/deal promoters that try to jock the true comments or boldly promote these junk products or try to tell you that hardware is good but you need third party software BS.
Be careful when spending money on these products, especially if you are really thinking of establishing a security system (Rather than one single baby camera) that are known for random defect of manufacturing even when brand new and then associated use of old/obsolete software that cause a significant bridge of security for you network and opens all the door for hackers, that is if product actually works.
Do your homework and read true reviews carefully on Amazon or likewise before burning your money.

Wish USA section of this company at least would understand the value of faithful and sincere service rather than sale and ignore general policy of Asian manufacturer, and could kept the large number of customers, they initially found for these products.

Clearly whatever Costco or other companies with real return policies sale are the winner of this game and this includes mostly the wired camera recorder ( IP NVR) systems rather than these defective IP wireless cameras.
I am not a promoter or part of SD but if you want to save money and get exactly what people get by paying over $100 for cameras that doesn't have the functionality like pan/tilt/speaker/microphone/sd card (like drop), Foscams are great. I don't think anyone will buy individual streaming cameras as their primary security system since there is no DVR/NVR or CloudVR.

So, save your money and buy a foscam, the only headache is the port forwarding and getting DDNS set up, that's all. I've been running one for 3 yrs in my basement, it just simply works, no problems, and I bought another one that has just been sitting there in my room, no problems with that either. So the thing is, you won't get much better by spending double unless you go for fully featured NVR security system with PoE and megapixel cameras, usually over $600 for set of 4 cameras with 4 port NVR and wire them all.

I agree there are always tricks turning on SD when it comes to manufacturers coming in as regular members and the others coming in and bashing those, but generalization like you are doing is not helping much either. Opening the security issues apply to everything that you expose to both your local network and internet, so a purely security minded person would create a guest network or dedicated sub router for any NVR not just Foscams.
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Quote from samsen View Post :
Based on my long standing experience here with SD, there are two type of comments generally you see on all Foscam threads. True very unsatisfied customers that advise you to stay away from this products, then insiders/deal promoters that try to jock the true comments or boldly promote these junk products or try to tell you that hardware is good but you need third party software BS.
Be careful when spending money on these products, especially if you are really thinking of establishing a security system (Rather than one single baby camera) that are known for random defect of manufacturing even when brand new and then associated use of old/obsolete software that cause a significant bridge of security for you network and opens all the door for hackers, that is if product actually works.
Do your homework and read true reviews carefully on Amazon or likewise before burning your money.

Wish USA section of this company at least would understand the value of faithful and sincere service rather than sale and ignore general policy of Asian manufacturer, and could kept the large number of customers, they initially found for these products.

Clearly whatever Costco or other companies with real return policies sale are the winner of this game and this includes mostly the wired camera recorder ( IP NVR) systems rather than these defective IP wireless cameras.
Just want to share my experience. Not a deal promoter. We started with one camera (as a baby monitor) but currently have 4 cameras (wifi) working in the house flawlessly. Once in a while one of the cameras does flake out (once a quarter may be, restart usually fixes it). But I have these running flawlessly with port forwarding and DNS for the last 4+ years (FI8910W). I have not had any camera failures yet. May be lucky may be not. But it takes some level of effort if you want to set these up as true video monitoring cameras with port forwarding.
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