@SKostohryz Thanks! SSID is hidden and has spaces. Not changing 100’s of connected devices over an updated SSID and entering the key manually a bazillion times. Love the ROKU and TV’s that you have to down2/left 5/down 3 and that’s the first letter of a 26 alpha/numeric key…
@communistjack@Seeds@SKostohryz For some reason the picture is not showing, probably a cookie thing, but if it shows a guy with too much shit in his life and all the crap he has from his IT job, then it is spot on. I have more connected devices than hair follicles.
I got one of these in the last Fukobukuro. It will record 36 hours of video unless you have a paid subscription with the site. Couldn’t get the door/window sensors to work, not sure if it’s a battery issue.
@hchavers If you don’t have cloud backup, you’re SOL if the camera itself gets stolen. That said, you have to put a lot of trust in the company, and if they go under, you now have a camera shaped paperweight.
I bought this the last time. True, Zmodo really, really wants you to subscribe to the cloud service. I find it does give motion alerts pretty accurately and I’m able to view video from the last 24 hours without the cloud service. I have not tried to add the door and window sensors.
My one bit of advice is that you need to change your router to 802.11b/g temporarily when you’re initially trying to set it up. Once the setup is done you can change back to n or ac and the Pivot will continue to work.
I bought one of these last go-around and I hate to be negative, but this thing is pretty much the textbook definition of “meh”.
First thing first the camera has wimpy picture detail (especially in low light) and its sloooooow to rotate both via the app or when tracking someone in the room.
Next, the door and window stickys don’t always work, and when they do the push notifications (at least on iOS) show up when they want to…sometimes minutes later or not at all. If yout read the Zmodo help forum this is close to the number one complaint. Other than the wireless connectivity issues.
I think the only thing this would be good for is if you wanted to use it as a baby room cam or peek in on your dog while at work. Its too slow and shitty to be used for any real serious home security applications, in my opinion.
I bought one of these last time they were up for sale here. I then quickly sold it on eBay after realizing I’d have to change my network SSID and properties. Crazy to have such a limiting requirement on the WiFi!
Reading through the comments on amazon apparently they changed, around 18 or so months ago, access to video recordings such that you now have to pay to view anything past the previous 24 hours and to have full access to all the camera features. If you don’t pay you are out of luck as they then erase any video older than 24 hours and apparently the camera use is now limited. This is unfortunate.
Hey meh - how about selling a DECENT hidden camera (like in a plug in clock or something - not battery operated) security camera. I am going to need one once I get back into hud housing as employee theft is pretty high out of your apartment.
Also, @snapster, If a product doesn’t work for its intended purpose then I am not sure why it is even worth selling, your business model not withstanding. It seems to me that having buyers checking reviews (and reading enough of them - especially the 1-3 star ones) to see if they even function as advertised would be worth doing before you buy something to sell us. It is one thing to buy a meh sheet set, it is another thing to buy electronics, fitness trackers, security cameras, etc. that don’t work for the purpose intended, are bricked because of no more support for apps that you have to have to make them work, etc.
If you’re lookin for something to start or integrate with your home automation plans, make note: zmodo is proprietary with their inter-device blackmagicfuckery and will not play nice with the much more widespread z-wave tech (say, for example SmartThings).
Bought this last go-around.
Won’t work with my android phone, but thankfully it paired with my wife’s iPhone (as much as it pains me to say that).
It’s not too bad for a baby monitor or if you have little ones who try to sneak out.
I bought this through their sister site. It’s a POS! Even after it connects, a lot of the functions don’t work. The “support” chat said to upgrade the firmware. I tried over 15 times at different times of the day. It doesn’t ever time out trying to upgrade it just gives the spinny circle.
I got one in my FUKU bag and I was able to get mine to work with spaces in my SSID. At first, it kept on dropping from my wifi, but after I updated it’s firmware, it’s been working well. It was a huge pain in the butt to update the firmware, since it kept dropping from wifi. I did contact support, who were much more responsive than I thought they’d be, they emailed me an update file and and I was able to apply the update manually.
So I’m guessing this isn’t ready for Prime Time yet? I have a Liftmaster garage door opener, 3 Kodak Video Monitors and some WiFi plug outlets, not to mention the roku, the smart tv, etc…it would be nice to have one integrated app that manages all of them…but we aren’t there yet are we?
I have the Zmodo doorbell and wanted the sensors- for $20 more a decent 1080p to toy with are give as a gift- BAH… Why Not - WyzeCAM is $26 - and now can monitor things remotely- how come no one makes a sensor to monitor toilet paper running low
Can I just say, that this: blows.
I live in Georgia, and my package was supposed to arrive yesterday. Then when it didn’t arrive, I checked the tracking and they pushed back delivery to today. When it didn’t arrive today, I checked again and FedEx had shipped it BACK TO TEXAS with a new delivery date of June 6th… WHY!!!