Although my daughter, just turned 3, I am just as paranoid now as I was at her birth! Her first year, we had the crib in our bedroom, on her second birthday she started sleeping in the bed with us... skip to a year later, we got her a princess bed, everything was great for like 2 weeks. Next thing you know, she is back in bed with my husband and I. Well we just recently moved and got settled in the new home. I go in with a decision I am not letting her sleep in our bed, so far it's working a little. The only problem is, I have now moved to the couch!! So I can be right beside her. Which is just killing my back. Anywho, that is how this camera comes in handy for me, I mean it has been a life saver, for real! Oh and it's just amazing and everything I wanted in a baby monitor but, it's only at a fraction of the cost. I don't know how they can sell this type of device so cheap, while competitors are much more expensive, especially at the local stores.
Set up was a breeze. You don't need to have a degree in Computer Science. If you own a smart phone, then you can have this camera up and running in just minutes. It connects to WiFi, so you can watch it from your phone, by downloading the app. Which is easy to work. Layout is simple to use and the app actually works smoothly and isn't buggy. It will run all the time in the back ground, but that is fine with me., it probably needs to for you to get alerts and other notifications.
This camera is not your typical baby cam. For starters, it has Two-Way Audio, this allows you to have a conversation with whoever is in the room, which is quite clear. Now it does have rotation and tilting, you change the angle or have a look around the room. One of my favorite features, is the fact that it can detect movement and will send you an alert. This is just something amazing to have, if my little girl wakes up in the middle of the night and decides to walk out, I will know. That was one of my main worries that she would get up at night and there would be no way I would hear her cause my room is on the opposite side of the house. Without this camera, I know I would still be on the couch or probably even camped out in her room by now!
As far as resolution, it is pretty clear, it is a HD camera by definition. A lot will affect the image, in a lit house it may be some what choppy, but if you were to have it in the sun, it would be crystal clear. Now in the dark, it's clear as can be and really is great quality. Just different things will give it a different image. Yes, it does have a good picture image, and especially for live feed.
Of course it is night vision, or it really wouldn't be that useful. Anyhow the image will be black and white, but you can still detect what you need to see. You will also get a mount, to set this camera on the wall, but it will sit right on a table.
Seems to be made above average, as far as quality. Don't see why it wouldn't last a long time. Movement works well. Speaker for audio, connected to WiFi without issues, everything has been great so far, nothing to complain about. Really, this camera has made a huge impact in my life. I couldn't be any more satisfied, it really is a must have and especially at this price point, you really can't beat it. I would certainly recommend.
I received this product free, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.