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Logitech WiLife Digital Video Security--Indoor Master System Camera

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A nice concept but not well-executed...

  • Mar 17, 2010
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I received the Logitech WiLife Digital Video Security system as part of the Amazon Vine review program. When I had the opportunity to pick this up, I was quite jazzed about it. I've always wanted to have some sort of surveillance system I could hook into and monitor remotely. But the WiLife offering was iffy at best, and I wouldn't necessarily recommend it as a great choice.

For starters, I had a fair amount of trouble getting the camera to be discovered by the computer base unit and the software. And even when I did get the discovery to take place, it was 50-50 as to whether it would be there on the next pass. What good is a security camera if it's not going to work?

The second discovery is that all the really cool features like pan and zoom control are part of the unit, but you don't get to use them in your software unless you subscribe to WiLife's software offering. That didn't leave a very good taste in my mouth. I also had problems getting the motion control piece to work. Whether that was also one of the "premium" features or not, I'm not entirely sure. But it would have made it much easier to review footage that was motion-activated rather than every second of every day, even if the area was deserted.

By and large, this is a nice concept but not well-executed. Between the technical glitches and the need to purchase what I though I was already getting, the Logitech WiLife isn't going to be something I use on a regular basis.

Disclosure:
Obtained From: Amazon Vine Review Program
Payment: Free

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