Smarthome SELECT Vstarcam Wireless Outdoor HD IP Security Camera with Night Vision

Remotely Monitor and Record Activity Outside Your Home or Office in High Definition 720p Resolution
  • Remote Access and Wireless Network requirement notes in red below
  • Captures 720p, High-Definition (HD) video and images
  • Weatherproof outdoor housing
  • Brilliant night vision capabilities - 30 IR LEDs captures images in the dark up to 15 meters away
  • Uses advanced Dual Filter IR-Cut technology for better color video and image capture
  • Motion detection - receive an email with still shots if motion is sensed
  • Remote access from iOS/Android Devices (smartphones, tablets, etc.), from a local computer, or from any computer via the cloud
  • Simple Plug-n-Play installation - no complicated programming or port forwarding required*
  • Supports (up to) 32GB Micro SD Card for recording (read note below regarding this feature)



List Price: $179.99

Your Savings: $50.00

REWARDS: 129 points
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  • What's Included
  • The Smarthome SELECT Vstarcam Wireless Outdoor HD IP Camera offers the next evolution in video clarity for remotely montioring outdoor areas. It also combines several of the greatest features from previous generations of Outdoor IP cameras with new technology such as plug-n-play installation and Dual FIlter IR-Cut. The Smarthome SELECT Vstarcam Wireless Outdoor Camera delivers them all into a compact wireless IP camera that has a user-friendly installation and remote access to view and record everything that happens inside, or outside, your home or office - all from your smartphone, tablet or PC.

    For indoor monitoring, consider using the Smarthome SELECT Vstarcam Wireless HD IP Security Camera with Pan, Tilt and Night Vision. Both cameras can be used and accessed together from the Eye4 suite of products as a whole home solution for monitoring your property both indoors and outdoors.

    Using the Eye4 Cloud IP Camera downloads you can remotely monitor your property from:
    • a local Windows PC on your network using the Eye4 For Windows desktop program
    • any Windows PC with Windows Explorer (Active X Download required) connected to the Internet using the Eye4 For Web web browser
    • a smartphone or tablet using the Eye4 for iPhone or Eye4 For Android app
    •  with so many smartphones and tablets on the market, with various platforms and versions, the Vstarcam also has an alternative app to use if the Eye4 software doesn't work best for your device. This alternative app, VsCam is available for both iOS and Android.

    Remote Access
    As with most IP / Network cameras, Smarthome SELECT Vstarcam IP cameras are designed to work with a specific suite of software and applications - and will work perfectly with the Eye4 and VsCam suite of products as described above. Smarthome SELECT Vstarcam IP cameras will not work with, nor are they intended to work with INSTEON for Hub, MobiLinc, or any other 3rd party software or application. This product is not compatible with Apple/Mac computers at this time.

    Wireless Networks and IP Cameras
    The strength of any wireless connection between an IP camera and a wireless device such as a smartphone or tablet, especially when transmitting HD 720p resolution, is directly related to the quality of several things:
    • your wireless networking devices (modem, router, access point, etc.)
    • the bandwidth you have selected from your Internet Service provider where the camera will be located
    • cellular signal strength or the bandwidth available from the Wi-Fi connection you are remotely connected to
    • for an HD 720p video stream, your wireless device must also be capable of displaying video in HD 720p resolution

  • 720p High-Definition Resolution

    Most Outdoor IP cameras under $200 only offer a maximum resolution of 640x480 pixels - standard definition. The Smarthome SELECT Vstarcam Wireless Outdoor HD IP Security Camera comes in at a whopping 1280x720 pixels (720p) High-Definition (HD) for crystal clear video.

    Note: when first installed, the camera may transmit in lowest resolution, don't be alarmed. From the App, simply change the resolution to the highest setting for optimal HD viewing.

    Outdoor Rated

    Monitoring your property means being able to see everything going on inside and outside your home. The Smarthome SELECT Vstarcam Wireless Outdoor HD IP Security Camera allows you to do just that - with an Ingress Protection (IP) Rating of 66. The first digit indicates the level of protection that the enclosure provides against access to hazardous parts and the ingress of solid foreign objects. In this case, 6, allows no ingress of dust and complete protection against contact (dust tight). The second digit indicates the level of protection that the enclosure provides against harmful ingress of water or liquids. In this case, 6, identifies that it is protected against water projected in powerful jets against the enclosure from any direction and shall have no harmful effects (comparable to typical bad weather such as rain, snow, etc.). So you can feel completely safe placing this camera outside your home.

    Take Pictures and Capture Video in the Dark

    If you're trying to keep an eye on things while you're away, you'll want to know what's going on day and night. The Smarthome SELECT Vstarcam features 30 infrared (IR) LEDs with IR Cut technology that will capture images in darkness down to 0.3 lux (equivalent to the amount of light from a full moon on a clear night) in full color up to 15 meters away - in other words, you'll have night vision! Images captured in lower than 0.3 lux will be in black and white.

    No Professional Installation Required

    One of the more daunting tasks of installing an IP camera is the installation - that's a thing of the past. No more port forwarding or digging around and adjusting your router settings. It's Plug-n-Play - simply connect the camera to your wireless router, power it up and install the app on your smartphone or tablet. Then just follow a few steps (no programming at all) and in minutes you'll be able to disconnect the camera from the router and take full advantage of the wireless connection.

    Automated Alert Notifcation, Recording and Screenshot

    The Smarthome SELECT Vstarcam Wireless Outdoor HD IP Security Camera has a built-in, motion sensor with adjustable sensitivity. You can manage the settings from your smartphone or tablet via the Eye4 app or from your PC or laptop using the Eye4 For Windows desktop program. Deliver an email notification, capture a screenshot, or record video of activity when motion is detected.

    View 4 Cameras at One Time

    One of the coolest features of the Smarthome SELECT Vstarcam Wireless Outdoor HD IP Security Camera is the multi-camera view. From your smartphone or tablet, you can remotely view 4 cameras simultaneously. This eliminates the need to log in to different cameras from different apps or going back and forth between pages within an app to find a camera. You can see all the activity from a single screen. For advanced systems and users, the desktop software supports remote viewing of up to 81 cameras! When using a wireless system with multiple cameras, greater wireless bandwidth is required - remote access and streaming of four cameras simultaneously will require a wireless router with a minimum bandwidth of 450mbps.

    Additional Storage of Screenshots and Video

    If storing images and videos on your smartphone, tablet or computer isn't enough, the Smarthome SELECT Vstarcam Wireless Outdoor HD IP Security Camera also provides you with the option of local storage. A built-in Micro SD card slot allows you to add up to 32GB of data directly on the camera. With the addition of a Micro SD card (sold separately), you have added piece of mind that your images and video can be backed up, just like a DVR.

    More about Micro SD storage - it was our experience that inserting and removing the SD Card was slightly difficult and impractical. Difficult in the sense that you must remove the camera housing (to keep it sealed and weatherproof) and the location isn't easily accessible. Impractical in the sense that an outdoor camera is typically installed in a location that does not need to be frequently accessed anyway, so the need for a local storage isn't necessary. The Eye4 software is setup to record just like a DVR and we highly recommend using that instead of a Micro SD Card for this device.

    * Important Note: Smarthome recommends that you research your local and state laws related to audio and video surveillance before implementing this product. Also, if your network uses a wireless router provided by your cable or satellite provider this IP Camera (and most other IP camera's that allow remote access to your network) may not be compatible. This is because wireless routers provided by your cable or satellite company often restrict port forwarding and other wireless router configurations. Please contact your cable or satellite provider for information regarding this.

  • General Specifications
    Manufacturer Vstarcam
    Manufacturer Product No. T7815WIP
    Brand Smarthome SELECT
    Brand Product No. 75771
    UPC 813922016741
    View by Phone
    • Supports monitoring via mobile devices on line (such as iOS, Android OS, Symbian OS, Windows Phone 7)
    • Supports Mac and Windows PC
    Local Recording Yes, Built-in SD Card slot, supports 32G Micro SD Card
    View on PC Yes, requires Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher version, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari
    Super Client Yes, 1, 4, 9, 16, 25, 36, 64, 81-channel , no user limited , centralized monitor, remote recording and playback
    Operating System Embedded Linux OS
    System Security Supports account, password authority management
    DDNS Free DDNS
    Image sensor 1/4inch 720p Progressive Scan CMOS
    SNR >/= 39dB
    Minimum Illumination 0.3Lux
    3A Auto White Balance, Auto Exposure, Automatic Gain
    Lens Standard:4.22mm
    Compression Format H.264
    Resolution 720p/VGA/QVGA
    Maximum Frame Rate 25fps
    Bit Rate 32Kbps~4Mbps
    Adjustment Light intensity, contrast ratio, saturation level
    Night Vision
    • Dual Filter
    • IR-Cut
    • 30pcs 850nm F5mm IR LED
    • IR irradiation distance:15m
    Socket RJ-45 10/100Mb self-adaptable Ethernet slot
    Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
    Visitors Online Support 4 visitors viewing on line at the same time
    Range Maximum of 30 meters line of sight with a high power router using 2 or more antennas (maximum range may vary and decrease depending on quality of router and objects between camera and router)
    Router Recomendations Remote access and streaming of four cameras simultaneously will require a wireless router with a minimum bandwidth of 450mbps (additional cameras will require a more powerful router, and Ethernet wired connections are recommended)
    Interface SD card record
    Alarm Detection Supports motion detection
    • DC 12V
    • This product currently does not support PoE (Power over Ethernet)
    Comsumption < 6W
    Temperature -10° C ~ 50° C
    Humidity 10%~85%
    Outdoor Rated Yes, IP66 outdoor rating
    Certifications ISO, FCC, CE, RoHS

  • Reviews 1 - 10 of 19

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    Review of 75771 Review by WADE
    Review of 75771

    I could not get the unit to connect wireless. Could not get product support by phone to guide me through setup. Would have loved it to work, but without personal support, it had no value to me. I sent it back today for a refund. Will buy an American product next time.

    Posted on 6/19/2014

    Review of 75771 Review by Kelly123
    Review of 75771

    This camera worked fine for a few months then started having major problems. The software it uses eye4is horrible. I haven't been able to find an alternate software program to try. First it started losing it's connection to the router every hour 1rst day it had problems. Then every 30 minutes then every 5 minutes then every 4 minutes then every 1 minute. Now it is unable to connect at all. I've tried three different computers and over the luck. So if you want a camera that works great for 3 months then stops working completely this is it. Now I can't even log in...Unable to connect to Server... That is as far as I can get ...the log in screen. I have uninstalled and created new accounts nothing works. I read reviews about vstarcams and thought they were just by people with little computer/network savy... My best advise is run away quickly.

    Posted on 5/19/2014

    Review of 75771 Review by JONI
    Review of 75771

    haven't used yet

    Posted on 4/26/2014

    Review of 75771 Review by STEPHEN
    Review of 75771

    I am a computer expert with several years of network experience. After spending several hours trying to get the software to display a picture from this camera, I succeeded. It was a very impressive picture. I decided to change my password and that is when the software fell apart. Apparently there is more than one password and changing one caused one of the menu's to reject my attempt to log in to make other changes. There was no error on my part as I was careful to accurately record every password I entered. I then decided to add a new account and start over but it would not let me because my email address was the same as the prior attempt to register the camera. In summary, while the image is impressive, the software is so immature that it will be luck if you can keep the camera running. The instructions are translated poorly from Chinese and very lacking. Smarthome was pleasant to work with but they did not have technical expertise to help with these problems. They were happy to refund the purchase price. You do have to pay to ship the camera back. On another note, my attempt to use their software plugin to my latest web browser did not allow access to the camera. The smartphone software is dedicated to their camera and widely used smartphone camera software doesn't work.

    Posted on 4/16/2014

    Review of 75771 Review by EDGARDO
    Review of 75771

    Easy to install, good quality video, very happy

    Posted on 4/12/2014

    Review of 75771 Review by MICHAEL
    Review of 75771

    Nice camera, high quality picture. Good night vision. Variety of apps (Windows, Android, Smartphone, web) Seems solidly made. Wish it had a microphone/speaker like the indoor model. Only drawback is putting in SD CARD as the description mentioned. Some wires are so impossibly short that simply taking the camera apart to insert the card will disconnect the wires and make it virtually impossible to reconnect. Proceed with caution if using SD CARD and use a very fine/narrow tweezers to carefully place the card in the camera and only opening the camera a minimum amount whil checking tension on the wires.

    Posted on 4/8/2014

    Review of 75771 Review by ARTHUR
    Review of 75771

    The camera wireless circuit operated only on an SSID that the camera established. The camera could not share with the wireless network that the wireless router established. I could operate on the Ethernet LAN, but that required a wired connection from the router. The camera and the picture and audio options were great.

    Posted on 4/4/2014

    Review of 75771 Review by EDWARD
    Review of 75771

    Works great a little hard to set-up first time wi fi would not detect

    Posted on 4/4/2014

    Review of 75771 Review by Mark
    Review of 75771

    Everything about this thing is amateur hour. account names and passwords don't work, can't reset from website. can't get to website functions - no response. purchased microSD to allow recording of video, access worked yesterday, doesn't work today.

    I'm sending it back. Video quality is good, camera is a nice unit. Lack of support, uncoordinated firmware and software, functionality stops working and you can't reach anyone for help.

    Posted on 4/2/2014

    Review of 75771 Review by EDGARDO
    Review of 75771

    easy to set up, good picture quality.

    Posted on 3/25/2014

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