Sharx Security SCNC3605N Wireless Network Camera Review
Finding a wireless home security camera system that works exactly as you need it to may seem like a daunting task. The number of systems available on the market is astounding and getting one that actually delivers on its promises can be a tough job. Sharx has been offering a number of top-of-the-line home security camera systems for years and the SCNC3605N model is a great option.
This system provides crystal clear video feed and acts as a self-contained DVR so you can record activity in and around your house or business when you aren’t there. This highly-rated system will not disappoint.
The Sharx Security Camera System comes with one wireless, outdoor MPEG4 IP Network camera. The weatherproof camera can be installed anywhere the need arises as it can withstand a number of different weather conditions without interruptions. The hi-res camera has infrared night vision that allows you to see in complete darkness up to 45 feet away.
The camera multiple streams with 3 separate choices of image quality that are available simultaneously. You can adjust the video from almost DVD quality with audio and full motion (2048K, 640 x 480, 30 fps) or you can save bandwidth by choosing the lowest setting mobile stream (20K, 176 x 144, 5 fps).
The included mounting bracket actually can attach to either the top or the bottom of the camera for maximum flexibility when it comes to positioning it.
The picture quality is outstanding in both day and the night. The infrared night vision lets you clearly see what’s going on even if it’s pitch black outside. With a range of 45 feet, you can clearly see what’s going on in the driveway, parking lot, and usually even out to your street. Since you can choose the picture quality you want, from high to low, you can make a selection that suits your needs and desires.
There is a MicroSD memory card already included with the camera and it functions as a standalone DVR. You can choose to have it record only when motion is detected (and you can even select how sensitive the motion detection is) or you can have it record continuously. The recording time ranges from 1 hour/GB for high video quality to almost 100 hours/GB if you choose the low quality video selection. The camera will automatically upload the recorded video files to an FTP server or even a network drive depending on what you wish to use.
The Sharx Security Camera System allows multiple viewers can watch videos online with formats including MPEG4, MJPEG, 3GPP and JPEG. Both HTTP and RTSP streaming protocols are supported so you can view videos with many online web browsers along with smartphones such as iPhone, Droid, Blackberry or other web enabled cell phones. No matter where you are, you will have access to recorded video and live video feed to give you the peace of mind you need.
Even though the system comes wireless, it does provide the wires you need if you intend to set it up as a wired system. The convenience and ease of setting up a wireless system is a great benefit to non-professional DIYers who want the freedom and ability to set up their security camera system on their own without the need of hiring an expensive professional. Customers have continuously commented that the instruction manual is extremely easy to follow and read and makes setup a breeze. Most people have set the camera and system up in under an hour.
The product dimensions are 10 x 3 x 4 inches and the unit weighs in at 2 pounds.
Sharx is a company that offers a number of highly-rated security camera systems, all which provide excellent and efficient performance. The SCNC3605N model is no exception and has become a customer favorite for many individuals. Here is a look at the specs and features of this model.
Number of Cameras: 1
Monitor: None Included
Recording Capability: Yes- Internal SD Card
Night Vision: Yes- 45 foot capability
Motion Detection: Yes
Remote Viewing Capable: Yes
Tech Support: Yes- Although it is limited to 30 days
For a wireless security camera that offers internal recording capabilities, it has one of the highest capacities allowing the user to record a day’s to a week’s worth of activity depending on the size of the SD card and the quality of video chosen.
The night vision is a spectacular feature for this particular camera. While many cameras that feature night vision only have a range of 8-16 feet, this camera can see up to 45 feet in pitch black conditions. This is a great improvement over all of its competition.
The ability to view live feed or recorded video via the internet or on your smartphone is a huge benefit and can deliver assurance that you can monitor your home, family, or valuables even when you are not in the same area.
Here’s what you’ll find in the box:
- Sharx SCNC3605N Security Camera
- Power Adapter
- Mounting Hardware
- Easy-to-follow Instruction Booklet
If you wish to upgrade the internal SD card, which is currently a 4GB, you can purchase a new SD card up to 16 GB to increase the recording capacity of the camera. You can check out the SanDisk 16 GB microSDHC Flash Memory Card.
The excellent performance of the security camera system speaks for itself, but there are a number of great benefits that may not be so apparent. First, installation really is a breeze. Setup can be done in less than an hour and you can be up and running in no time. Next, the motion activated recording feature is a spectacular addition to the unit, and it will also send you picture emails of what set off the motion detector so you can have quick access to any alerts of suspicious activity.
The compatibility of this system allows you to access video and live feed from Mac or PC computers, a number of different internet browsers, and even on smartphones with special apps that allow for monitoring and viewing. Finally, it is extremely weatherproof and many customers have mentioned their cameras are still working no matter what the temp is outside or what extreme weather conditions the camera has faced.
There was hardly a bad thing to say about the Sharx SCNC3605N Security Camera System. One customer did have some issues with the wireless camera resetting itself to factor settings every once in a while. This has been a random occurrence and hasn’t seem to be a standard across all units.
Compared to other wireless home security camera systems, this one scores extremely well with customers. With almost perfect scores, it’s clear to see why this system is such a popular choice among people who want to monitor their homes or personal businesses. Scoring a remarkable 4.7 out of 5 stars, it’s a safe bet to assume that the Sharx SCNC3605N Security Camera System delivers on its promises of higher quality performance and reliability.
Even though the Sharx SCNC3605N is at the higher end of wireless home security camera systems, the higher performance, better quality materials, and better features makes it worth every dollar. The clear picture and extended sight night vision is top-of-the-line and it’s important to remember that you get what you pay for with this model.
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