Sunday, December 10, 2017

Amcrest ProHD Outdoor 3-Megapixel Wi-Fi Vandal Dome IP Security Camera - IP3M-956W

Amcrest ProHD Fixed Outdoor 3-Megapixel (2304 x 1296P) Wi-Fi Vandal Dome IP Security Camera - IP67 Weatherproof, IK10 Vandal-Proof, 3MP (1080P/1296P), IP3M-956W (White)

At $99 dollars it is $20 cheaper than its bullet counterpart. Electronically they are about the same so you can pretty much just look at my Review: Amcrest IP3M-943W for details.

Under the come it looks like this

Under the LED array the camera looks like this

If you look close you can see the lens is glued in so there is not swapping of lenses possible.

Here is a sample shot from the bird feeder to compare view angles.

And a matching shot from a QD900 1080p cam

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

More IP cam insecurities

These kind of issues are why you do not expose your cams to the outside world or let them talk out to just anyone. You should always have your cams talk to a local server and make that local server be the access point for the cameras. To be really secure put devices that should not be talking to the outside world on their own network that blocks any any access to the outside world.

Check out these links for more info about Foscam (and the many OEM brands using their hardware ) current issues and possible fixes. Though at the time of this writing a fixed version of the firmware is not available.
Internet cameras have hard-coded password that can’t be changed
Foscam Security Cameras Full of Security Flaws
Securing Your Foscam Camera – Important Notice
The latest firmware