Top positive review
Reviewed in India on 16 February 2020
i bought it for 2299 rs
1.power on the cam,wait for green and red light to blink
2.install tapo app from playstore/apple store,use any wifi apart from mobile u r using just for first time
3.sign up on the app and look for camera,connect it and put wifi password and you are good to go.(note:-switch off mobile data while searching for the cam,use any other wifi from other phone etc)
4.if u insert SD card and it says,sd card have problem,don't panic.just open APP and format SD card through app,it will work.
i have used ine class 4 and one class 10 SD card,both worked
Features that i like/PROS:-
1.Automatically connect to last wifi used when power is off and on again.
2.when powen off and on ,automatically start recording on SD card.
3.record on SD card even if connect with internet/wifi or not(MI CAMERA DONOT RECORD WITHOUT INTERNET)
4.fixed position angle(area covered) is good around 100° (only idea)
5.64 gb card records around 8 days of 24*7 HD video,In SD it will be more,i hvnt tried,if u set video to motion detection only,recording days will be increased
6.motion detection is nice.do get notifications in app
7.you can save your old recording to your phone through APP ,u don't need ur SD card to put in laptopin it,most wifi camera don't do that.
8.video recorded saves audio too(u need to check microphone volume is high for clear audio)
9.two way audio is just good ,cctv speaker is average ,microphone is very nice,detect small sound too(there is delay of 1 2 seconds in watching live video as well as two way audio through CCTV but it is due to internet ,not a big issue and in all wifi CCtv cam this thing happens too.
10.App is good and responsive
11.you can watch cam in different mobile,means every person in ur family can access cam,just need to share log in id and password.
12.u can use private mode to shut down video when u don't want to use cam
1.every time cam switched on from off ,it rotates 360° horizontally and vertically too,i find it weird ,hope in some update they changes it.(u can ignore that thing easily not that important)
2.Cloud storage is not available, if there would be option to save my recording to cloud,i would feel more safe as even if cam is stolen i could access the recording through cloud(cloud services are chargeable i know but i would want customer should have option to chose if he want cloud service or not)
note:-No working cloud based wifi cctv cam is available on amazon in india as i have seen
2.TP link do not have a designated customer care for WIFI camera.
they just have a e.mail id(email@example.com ,one more support email id i forgot)
if u find any technical fault and the person handling the email support is not good.
i tried answering every question that came into my mind b4 buying this and hope it will help decide other person too.
I have seen few camera available on Amazon and find it far better than anyone,
even MI cam which is best selling.
just plug in SD card and power and u don't need to worry about internet, wifi or even power,
whenever it is power is available it will start recording and whenever wifi available ,it will connect automatically