The Foscam FI8909W Wireless IP Camera is designed for the best functionality and has a maximum resolution of 640 x 480 and an impressive field of view (or the area visible through the camera lens) of 67 degrees. While a 640 x 480 resolution certainly isn’t high-definition, we found it sufficient enough to provide a relatively clear and detailed picture of individuals and motion.
Another beneficial feature of the wireless security camera is its notifications. When the camera’s motion detector is triggered, the system can be configured to automatically send an email alert with a picture. This way, users can be informed instantly if anything significant or critical occurs within the area being monitored.
One of the biggest advantages of the camera is its various management capabilities. When viewing live feeds through a remote web browser, users can control the camera by remotely changing the camera’s resolution and video effects such as brightness, contrast and system settings. The Foscam FI8909W Wireless IP Camera also boasts multi-camera expandability allowing up to eight additional cameras to be used simultaneously and managed through the remote interface. These cameras also support multi-user access, which can be managed and password-protected by administrative users.
Interface/PackagingThe Foscam FI8909W-NA Wireless IP Camera features high quality video and audio, remote internet viewing, motion detection, night-vision as well as a built-in network video recording system. In addition, it is smartphone compatible (Iphone, Android & Blackberry) as well as viewable over the internet network using the standard Safari browser (no app necessary, no sound). The camera functions well as an Iphone baby monitor or as part of a home or office security system with remote internet monitoring ability.