• Supports MJPEG and MPEG-4 video formats with a maximum size of 640×480 and allows up to 4 simultaneous remote users.• Has a security mode that sends email alerts automatically attaching video clips when it detects motion.
• Stand-alone web server and a built-in video stream encode; you won’t need a computer.
• Sends high-quality live video and audio to your network wirelessly which can be viewed using most web browsers from anywhere across the globe.
The camera is designed to offer an impressive resolution of 640×480 at 30fps. You can also choose between MJPEG and MPEG4 video formats. However, if you want to stream to your mobile, then the resolution will be limited to 160×120 at 15fps.
When it comes to installation, setting up the camera is a breeze. You only need to link it to your router through the bundled network cable and then run the CD-based setup wizard. Next, you will be guided in locating the camera on the network, assigning a name to it, and choosing between a fixed and dynamic IP address to updating the default password.
The camera’s web server provides you with the option of viewing live video or check the advanced options. The advanced options include adjusting settings, creating users allowed to see the video, altering wireless, streaming settings, and image quality plus configuring motion.
Motion detection setting allows you to set up to 3 areas for the full frame or detection. You can adjust the detection sensitivity per each area, but you need to be careful because its sliders are position in the opposite way round contrary to your expectation.
When the camera detects motion, there is an option to email a short video clip or a JPEG image to three different email addresses you pick. But, you will need access to an SMTP server to operate.Verdict
With a simple interface, excellent video and audio quality and a wide browser, the Cisco-Linksys WVC54GCA Webcam is one of the best webcams to own. The little camera can also be installed easily making it an excellent choice if you need a reliable camera to keep your home safe. So, why not make a purchase at Amazon for a better experience.