Apexis APM-J901-Z-WS Outdoor Wireless/Wired Pan & TiltIP/Network Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (4mm-9mm) – White


Basic Feature:

> Supporting 3x Optical Zoom

> 4″ compact design

> Iphone APP downloadable (app.: Apexis IP Control)

> Support Gmail/Hotmail function

> 8 preset positions monitoring

> Free DDNS for Remote viewing

> Freely control alarm sound ON/OFF

> Freely control alarm record ON/OFF

> More than 14 languages for worldwide users

> Support VLC mode

> Support MSN feature

> MJPEG video compression format

> Support two-way audio function

> Freely control upload image to FTP

> Freely control Pan/Tilt angle by software

> Freely control Pan/Tilt speed by software

> Support up to 9 users online simultaneously

> Motion detection alert with snapshots via email

> Allow remote view & record from anywhere anytime

> Multi-level user management with password protection

> Wi-Fi compliant with wireless standards IEEE 802.11b/g

> Support both WEP & WPA WPA2 encryption for wireless

> Support Mobile phone login from User Interface via browser directly

> Support IE, Safari, Firefox, Google chrome browser or any other standard browsers

$ 154.99

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  1. Woody

    10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Outdoor IP camera Review, October 18, 2011
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    Woody

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    This review is from: Apexis APM-J901-Z-WS Outdoor Wireless/Wired Pan & TiltIP/Network Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (4mm-9mm) – White (Electronics)

    I purchased this camera last week and had it installed now for several days. Delivery was on time. I am totally impressed with this camera. It works as advertised. I had a cheap outdoor camera but it was cheap and you get what you pay for so I decided to replace it with this one. Such an improvement.

    The software that came with it is far better than any software that came with the other cameras I own but I use a third party software that consolidates all my cameras into one viewing screen so all I will say about this software is that it is above average, but like I said, I do not need it except to maybe change the camera’s configuration. The camera has a wireless feature but I am not using it. The old camera I replaced already had a network cable going to it so I am using the existing cable. Performance is always better via a hard cable than wireless anyway.

    Even though the doom is tinted I can still see clearly through it with all the outdoor colors. I can’t even tell it’s looking through tint. I love the panning. You can keep the pan button pressed and it pans until you release the mouse button. Other cameras you may have to do constant clicks to pan. The zoom works good as well.

    It was relatively easy to install the software and to mount the camera. It is well made. I am surprised at the affordability of such a good camera.

    I gave it 5 starts because of the experience I have had with bad performing outdoor cameras in the past, I consider this one a good fine.

    I should add I did find a homemade Youtube video someone made on this model. That is what sold me on the camera. Try searching Youtube for this model and you will find the video.

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  2. James McDonald

    11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Exact same item-Revised on 2/29/12, February 28, 2012
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    James McDonald (Niceville, FL USA) –

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    This review is from: Apexis APM-J901-Z-WS Outdoor Wireless/Wired Pan & TiltIP/Network Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (4mm-9mm) – White (Electronics)

    This is exactly the same item as the Loftek sentinel Professional Wireless Ip Camera…. Only $9.00 more expensive and longer shipping time (to Florida anyway). I ordered one of the Apexis and one of the Loftek models to compare. Nothing to compare, they are the same device. Even the software is interchangable. In fact, the detection software for setup for the Apexis, Loftek and Foscam FI8918W cameras is identical. Main difference is that the title header differs on their respective browser pages. Setup and even multi-device options work for all three cameras.

    Having said that, I have tested all the features of the cameras and at least they all work correctly for me, including the digital input and output for turning on remote devices when triggered by motion or manually (except the Foscam which does not have a digtal in or out connection).

    Response is quick, clarity of image is good and zoom is acceptable if 3X is enough for your application. Nightime use of the Apexis and Loftek cameras is pretty much non-existent without ambient external lighting. My installations use and Optex motion detector simply because it appears to be more predictable and nightime reliable than the camera motion detection…. and I can use the Optek contact output to trigger the cameras’ alarm funtion.

    For $160, so far anyway, I would buy more. Since I have only had them for a few days, I can’t speak for the long term viability, but it sure beats the $900+ PTZ I bought from Covisec security here in Florida that died 1 month after warranty expiration.

    —News Blast—-
    Maybe they are not quite the same quality. I have now had problems with the presets on start up. Records the new preset, but does not return to the proper preset on restart. Also, found after several days’ operation, the camera locked up. I have not had a similar problem with the LOFTEK model, so I am sending this one back and replacing it with a Loftek model. Fortunately, I like to bench test these kinds of electronics for a couple days before installing. Recommend anyone buying one of these to do the same.

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  3. M. C. Scott "smdscott2"

    7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great image quality & highly responsive remote PTZ controls, January 12, 2012
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    M. C. Scott “smdscott2” (Reno, Nevada United States) –
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    Overall, I would not hesitate to recommend this camera to anyone looking for an outdoor IP network camera.

    To get an idea of my background, I am a camera ‘snob’ and carry only high-end Canon L series lenses on my personal camera. I have tried many “web cams” in the past mounted indoors in windows (including PTZ type cameras) and have been highly disappointed in results over the years. In other words, I’m a stickler for image quality. Tired of the limitations of my windowsill for remote viewing, I did not necessarily need a security camera, but wanted an overall yard-monitoring camera to keep an eye on my livestock and check in on weather conditions at my higher elevation home.

    This camera was easy to set up using Windows 7, once I found the path for the 64-bit installation (that part was a tad tricky). The image is fabulous and crisp indoors and outdoors. Despite the tinted plexi dome, it captures natural colors with splendid accuracy. I have this mounted under the eaves of a building and I can even watch livestock across the yard at night. Perhaps the other reviewer didn’t have any lighting available at night, but I have a large sodium light in my yard and this camera even still showed full frame rate color streaming video. Love that I can access it from any browser and via my mobile (hint: TinyCam Monitor for Android supports full PTZ functionality for this camera). I thought I would need to purchase a second one and mount it elsewhere to achieve the coverage I expected from a camera like this but the sweeping range of panning view is so great that I really don’t believe that’s necessary any more.

    Physically, the camera has a nice low-key semi-industrial appeal. It is mounted on the exterior of a building on my property and it blends right in; but if you look right at it, it is clearly a camera — and a nice deterrent to anyone with less than palatable intentions. I think it could be easily masked if someone wants to hide it, but I believe it could also be more prominent if someone desires to put it somewhere a little more out in the open to act as a security deterrent.

    I have shared the link/login to this camera with several people, all of whom have been amazed at the quality of the image (note: so far, two of the three people I have shared it with have only seen it after dark).

    I had a couple of technical difficulties with setup which necessitated my contacting the manufacturing company (located in Hong Kong) and they were pleasant, prompt, and provided exactly the information I needed to complete my setup. I was truly pleasantly surprised to receive such prompt and helpful feedback via email and live chat from their website.

    There are a couple of things to be aware of: 1) Wireless setup seems straight-forward but I was unable to set it up. I have it set up via ethernet as it is all connected indoors (punched through building envelope to feed plug ends through). Which brings me to issue 2) The power cord attached to the camera itself is a nice heavy duty outdoor-rated cord. The power ‘brick’ and cord that attaches to the wall plug-in is an indoor-rated cable and not suitable for outdoors. Probably would have to enclose the entire cable in a PVC/ABS tube if it were to run any significant length outdoors, even under eaves. I would imagine the thin “indoor” power brick portion of the cable would probably break down pretty fast unprotected outdoors (heat, cold, UV, etc.). 3) The browser software for viewing the camera could use some help. If you plan to use this camera to share with your friends, note that there are only three membership types that you can assign users to: Administrator (you), Operator (anyone who can have access to the PTZ controls, including saving over any home positions you have preset as the administrator) and Visitor (any visitor with log in access who can simply view the camera at whichever angle it was last stopped at by either the Administrator or Operator). My gripe about that is that I’d like to have Visitors be able to pan/tilt/zoom but not have access to be able to save over administratively set preset angle positions (of which there are 8, by the way — I like that). Issue #3, for me, isn’t enough to deter me from using this camera one bit as the PTZ responsiveness, image quality (even at night when in an environment with some form of lighting available), and overall wide-angle view makes this camera more than sufficient for my needs (overview of my horse riding arena and horse corrals).

    I would certainly purchase another Apexis camera, and if I had the need for an additional one of this model, I wouldn’t hesitate to buy it. Before now, I have not seen such a responsive PTZ camera (especially outdoor-capable!) with such an amazing picture in my decade+ of owning various “web cams” (although this model far exceeds the traditional term “web cam” and would certainly be…

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