Wednesday, June 1, 2016

A Nice Affordable IP Camera! The VisorPlus Owl! (Updated with Tech Issue)

<<<UPDATE as of Oct 6, 2016: A few weeks ago, users have been commenting on this blog post reporting a tech issue wherein the IP camera could only be accessed when their mobile phones are connected to the same wifi connection as the camera. Meaning it did not work when the user is out of the house using a different internet connection, which defeats the purpose of having an IP camera at home. According to another comment, Kimstore said there was a server problem and didn't know when it will be fixed. It was really working great with me until the issue started. So there. Just thought you all need to know before you buy. Hoping the issue will be fixed soon! But feel free to continue reading my experience with it before the issue started:)  >>>

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VisorPlus Owl



        It seemed only yesterday when having a CCTV at home was something expensive to have. But unfortunately with today's busy schedule, especially us parents, having an eye at home is something we all need. But now, with a very affordable price giving you good basic functions, it's possible to keep an eye at home while you go out and do errands and stuff. Check out the VisorPlus Owl



VisorPlus Owl

        With the VisorPlus Owl, you don't need to hire an IT guy to help set it up. It's as easy as plugging it in, and fixing the connections through the mobile app!


VisorPlus Owl

        It only includes 4 things inside the box. The super sleek camera, the power cord, and screws so you have the option to install it on the wall or high places if you want. 


VisorPlus Owl

I was impressed with how sleek the camera is.   It's so light! Plus, the design makes it look premium!


VisorPlus Owl

        Side view. You can tilt it up or down to make sure you get the best view of the room when setting it up. It's got motion detector too!


VisorPlus Owl

        Here's the back. As you can see there's a speaker. This is because the VisorPlus Owl has a 2-way audio talk. This means from the app, you have the option to speak and listen to the people around the camera! I tested it and it's pretty loud and clear! Considering of course there's not much noise going on at home. Sometimes there's a bit of lag when the WiFi hiccups a bit. But all in all it's a pretty neat feature!


VisorPlus Owl

At the side, you can see a slot for a memory card so it can record while you're away. 


VisorPlus Owl mobile app

        So basically all you have to do is plug it in, and download the free MyCamPRO app from the App Store or from Google Play. Once you download the app, you just need to follow the instructions from the manual included to connect the VisorPlus Owl to your home WiFi. I was able to do it myself in under 10 minutes!


VisorPlus Owl

        This is us testing it for the first time! This was during the evening. And I was pretty happy with the resolution. Especially for an affordable IP camera like this! And as you can see, it has a pretty wide angle. 110 degrees wide angle to be exact. (Please excuse our messy living room / play room hehe)


VisorPlus Owl night vision

        The app can also be viewed in landscape, making the image bigger. Here's how it looks like at dawn. As you can see, it has night vision, hence the black and white color. In the middle of the image you can see the night vision beam.


VisorPlus Owl

Here's how it looks like in the morning. Really bright and quite crisp!


VisorPlus Owl

        Are you ready for the price? It's only P1,499! And it's available at Kim Store! Only down side I can say about it is that you cannot pan the camera from left to right or up or down through the app. But then again, for the price range, it's really pretty good! You can use it as a baby camera, a home CCTV, or even for your store or office too! It's so easy to use, you can't go wrong!

So if you're looking for a good quality cam that's under P2,000, this is your best bet!

42 comments:

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  2. Hi po! I'm interested to buy this. Automatic po bang napapatungan yung old videos pag full na? Or nag-stop po siya mag-record pag full na yung sd card? :)

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    1. Hello! Sorry now ko Lang nakita ang comment nyo:( so sorry! I have yet to try it with a memory card hehehe. I'll try using one soon then update ko po kayo:)

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    2. Hello po paano po maview ang cam sa bahay pag nasa mall?thanks po

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  3. Thanks for posting this useful information. This was just what I was on looking for. I'll come back to this blog for sure! I bookmarked this blog a while ago because of the useful content and I am never being disappointed.
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  4. hi ask ko lang, bumili ako nito, then nilagyan ko sia ngb memory card, pero nung nicheck ko memory sa laptop walang record from camera.. any help bakit di sia nag rerecord?

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  5. pag wla ako sa bahay kahit na meron akong wifi diko maview ang cam ayaw magconnect so paano sya naging ip cam pahelo naman po kung paano.salamat

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    1. Hello! Usually pag wala kang ma-view sa camera it means hindi connected sa wifi yung camera mismo. Try nyo po ulit to connect the camera to your wifi at home :-)

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  6. Hi Bless! Sorry just saw your comment!:( actually Hindi ko pa nattry with a memory card Hahahaha! I'll try it soon and update you with my experience!:)

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  7. Hi Ms.Rina, i purchased visor ipcam. Its actually working naman when im at home. Pero pag umaalis ako ng bahay hindi ko na sya maaccess. Kelangan ba same internet connection talaga or may range lang sya? Ayaw magconnect pag ibang wifi na ang gamit ko sa phone ko eh. Kahit na connected naman yung camera ko sa wifi at home.

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    1. same tayo ng problema. dati nakaka access pa ako sa labas.. ngayon ayaw na... parang may bug issue sa wifi niya.. need ma update. .

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    2. same problem here. maka access ako before from the net (different wifi or data). but starting 2 weeks ago, ayaw na talaga. na try ko na connect ang ipcam in different routers and pocket wifi, hindi na mag work. i think, may problem sa service nila.

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    3. Hi Lalaine, Anonymous and Unknown... I just experienced the same problem today! it used to work just fine but then when I was out of the house kanina, I noticed na na it was offline. But when I got home, it's working nanaman. So weird! Trying to ask for a tech support and then I will update all of you here. :-)

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    4. it's working if ip cam and phone are on the same network. BUT if on different network, like when you are somewhere else away from home, its not anymore working.

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  8. Same here. Also my parents and sister are experiencing same problem. Looks like an issue. Any help? :-(

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    1. Still waiting also :-( server issue daw according to Kim store as commented by one of the readers. :( i hope they fix it soon!

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  9. same problem here! any help please. dko rin ma access yun camera pag wala ako sa mismong location

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    1. One of the readers found out from Kimstore that theres a server problem daw and they dont know when it will be fixed :(

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  10. Hi, I was supposed to purchased at kimstore yesterday, but found out that there was a server problem/ camera firmware issue so you wont able to view from outside connection. and they dont know when it will be fixed. It was also a hassle since they told me the problem on the pick up venue. They have told the buyer before the actual purchase! thumbs down kimstore

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    1. Server problem pala :( thank you so much for the update! My contact also hasn't gotten back to me :-( sana talaga maayos na:( and yes i agree they should have told you before hand before picking it up :(

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  11. Booo! Sana mag effort sila mag post sa site or page nila regarding the issue..

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    1. I agree :( my contact also hasn't gotten back to me. I wonder if she still works there. Baka hindi na kaya no response :(

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  12. Same issue. sana pwede money back.useless e.tagal pa sumagot ng kimstore.very poor service.

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  13. hi everyone,

    any updates regarding this one?

    thank you!

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  14. Pwede ba mag demand ng refund dito? Pag ayaw hingi tayo assistance sa DTI

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  15. i have the same problem. and sadly hanggang ngayon kimstore is still selling it kahit alam nila may problem, i ask for refund and no reply until now

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  16. Same problem here. Evesince i bought it last Aug 25, it did not work. Messaged kimstore about this but to no avail.

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  17. Sobrang badtrip hindi magamit ng maayos. Same issue.

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  18. Same issue. Magamit ko lang cya pag nasa bahay pero pag nasa ibang wifi ayaw tlaga niya mag connect

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  19. Same issue. Magamit ko lang cya pag nasa bahay pero pag nasa ibang wifi ayaw tlaga niya mag connect

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  20. Yes, same issue. If you're on the same network, it works fine, if not you can't access the device na. Any updates on the issue? Have you contacted kung saan niyo binili or Kimstore? Thanks!

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  21. we were advised by kimstore na soli yung unit or for replacement ng other items nila. Kung soli for refund, dapat daw ipadala yung ipcam sa kanila and ihuhulog na lang sa bank ng customer yung refund.

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  22. Same issue. How are we going to file a complaint for this or demand a refund. The cam is useless now. 1499 thankyou nlng ba?

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    1. Sana may mag file ng complain... Sayang pera.. Sana nag starcam nalang tayo...

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  23. Message kimstore but no reply it just stop working sayang ang pera

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  24. Im s sorry that everyone is experiencing this. I thought pa nung una mali lang install ng iba because mine was working fine until it didn't work narin. Will update this blog post narin. Thank you everyone for your feedback!

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    1. Maam try nyo po uli. Kasi gumana na sa akin yung ip camera.. na try ko na sa data at ibang wifi okay na

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  25. At last... gumagana na rin yung IP for how many months of waiting. Try nyo daw sa inyo kasi kanina gumana na cya

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  26. Ms. Rina. Pa update naman po kung ok na po yung VisorPlus niyo po, even na mag ka ibang data connection.

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  27. I'm not sure if the server issue is true because I was able to access mine sometime mid October. My issue right now is that I can't even connect to the camera after resetting it because I had to connect it to a new phone and I forgot the device password. It keeps saying cannot find camera.

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