A nanny cam with high quality images and is easy to set up
The Cavalry IPC10010 is an extremely affordable nanny cam with very high quality, crisp images. It also comes with 2-way communication, IR night time vision, pan & tilt, micro SD storage, motion alerts and is easy to set up as well.
If you are looking for an easy to use, plug and play WIFI surveillance camera, which can be used as a nanny cam, then this is a great option. The Cavalry IPC10010 home security camera makes protecting your loved ones as easy as 1, 2, 3.
- Micro SD storage.
- 2-way communication.
- IR night time vision.
- High quality images.
- Pan & Tilt.
- Motion detection.
- Alert notifications on your mobile devices.
The great feature about this WIFI video camera is that you can monitor what is happening at home, from anywhere in the world, as long as you have an internet connection.
Use it on your mobile device – smart phone, iPad or on your PC, and as long as you have WIFI, you can instantly access live feeds, take snaps of precious moments and control the camera remotely. You can even talk to your children to check up on them and reassure them or sign your baby a lullaby to help them drift off to sleep.
Micro SD storage
You can use a 32GB Micro SDHC with this nanny cam.
So whenever you check in with your family, you can take a few snaps and keep them forever. This means that even when you are working away from home you don’t miss out on what’s happening at home.
This is a great feature and a must-have for any nanny cam. With 2-way communication you can talk to your partner at home or even the baby sitter. You can also talk to your children when they are working on their homework (if you have more than one nanny cam networked in your home) or chat to your partner when they are feeding or changing your baby in the nursery.
IR night time vision
With the Cavalry IPC10010 nanny cam you have day and 8 night infrared LEDs with a 16 foot range, so you can even monitor your baby or children during the evening or night time from anywhere in the world.
This is a great feature to have and 16 feet is a fair distance, so you can easily see across the nursery to the cot – if the nanny cam is on a shelf across the room.
High quality images
The video images are crisp and high quality and the infrared light gives you 24/7 secure monitoring. The resolution of the images is 1280 x 720 with CMOS 1/4 inch 1.3 million pixel resolution images at 30 frames per second. You also have auto white balance and auto exposure for perfect images at any time of the day or night.
Pan & Tilt
This is a super feature in a nanny cam, because you can move the camera around remotely and catch your little one scampering across the room or follow your partner as they move around the nursery. The camera rotates horizontally 355 degrees and elevates vertically 270 degrees – so you have a really wide angle of view.
With the Cavalry IPC10010 nanny cam you only have motion alerts on your smartphone or mobile device, you don’t have sound notifications.
If you are using the Cavalry camera for home surveillance this is most probably OK, otherwise read my iBaby M6 review, as this is the highest scoring nanny cam that also gives you sound notifications, although it doesn’t have an SD card slot.
On the other hand, if you want an SD card slot and sound notifications as well, then check out my D-lLink DCS-855L review (the DCS-855L also has a digital zoom, plays lullabies and has an ambient temperature sensor).
Who uses the Cavalry IPC10010 nanny cam?
Anyone who needs to keep a close eye on what is happening at home, will benefit from installing the Cavalry IPC10010 nanny cam. You can use it to:
- Make sure your baby is safe at home when you are in work.
- Talk to your baby, children or partner when you are away from the home.
- Keep in touch with the babysitter.
- Monitor your baby at night when they are asleep in the nursery.
- Keep an eye on an elderly relative in the home.
- Watch your pets when they are home alone.
- Use as a nanny cam or home surveillance camera.
What do customers think about the Cavalry IPC10010?
Pros: More than 70% of all customer reviews on Amazon gave these surveillance cameras a 4 or 5 star rating. Comments include “very easy to set up”, “excellent video quality”, “gives a good view with my cellphone anywhere I am” and “even a child could set this up”.
Customers also noted that they were happy with the customer service, who responded quickly and were very helpful.
Other great benefits included the ability to view your recordings on your PC using a VLC Media Player or download the ‘View Anytime’ app from Google Play Store for mobile devices. The nanny cam can also be easily set up in a hotel room to protect your children.
This is a great product, works as advertised!
Without a doubt the best security camera I’ve own. Setup was easy. Video quality is excellent.
Video quality is excellent, even night shots. Setup was a fast.
Just had our first born recently and this camera is installed to monitor her in her crib. After 3 months of use it is working great.
Cons: Just over 10% of all customer reviews on Amazon gave the Cavalry IPC10010 home surveillance camera a one star rating. Negative comments concerned the fact that these cameras do not have a lot of options and that they are best for the novice user.
However, on the plus side is the fact that the Cavalry is easy to set up – you just plug it in and it works – you don’t have to configure IP addresses, port forwarding or deal with complicated instructions.
I also noted from the comments that it cannot be used with a Mac, but apparently it can work with Linux.
The Cavalry IPC10010 vs the Cavalry IPC10020 and the IPC10030 security camera
Cavalry sell the IPC10010 Camera, the IPC10020 and the IPC10030 Camera. The only difference I can see between these three models is that the IPC10020 comes with a bonus 16GB Micro SDHC Class 10 card, whereas the IPC10010 does not and the IPC10030 actually comes with a 32GB SDHC card.
|IR night vision||2-way audio||SD slot||Detects motion||Detects sound||Pan & tilt||Zoom|
|Cavalry IPC10010||YES||YES||YES - but no SD card included||YES||NO||YES||NO|
|Cavalry IPC10020||YES||YES||+16GB SD card||YES||NO||YES||NO|
|Cavalry IPC10030||YES||YES||+32GB SD card||YES||NO||YES||NO|
US Shipping: For deliveries within the US, shipping is free.
Australia Shipping: This product does not ship to Australia, however check out my Shipping Guide for easy shipping options that work well (remember you need a power converter for this item).
- Live video feeds
- Micro SDHC storage
- IR night time vision
- Requires a power outlet
- Two-way communication
- Pan & Tilt – Wide viewing angle – 355 degrees horizontal by 270 degrees vertical
- Motion detectors and email notifications
- Audio recording
Features I like about the Cavalry IPC10010 nanny cam
A very affordable nanny cam with excellent video quality even during the night. Setup is really fast and pain free, app is easy to use, there is no expensive cloud storage (because you have a micro SD card), pan and tilt is a great feature and customer support are very helpful.
Points to note about the Cavalry IPC10010 nanny cam
Does not go work well with Blue Iris or other commonly used DVR software or port forwarding, but since it is designed to be an easy ‘plug and play’ set up – you don’t need any of these other complicated steps, including fiddling with IP addresses to setup and configure the nanny cam.
There are also not a lot of options or controls, but this can be a good feature making it much easier to set up and use. It also only has motion detection and alerts, not sound detection, which would be a nice added feature for a nanny cam.
Concluding thoughts on the Cavalry IPC10100
Just about every customer goes out of their way to state that this camera is really easy to set up and use, which is very refreshing because so many other brands are very difficult to set up in the home.
The Cavalry IPC10010 WIFI surveillance camera is suitable for use as a nanny cam, for surveillance at your place of business, to check up on your pets or elderly relatives while you are away at work or for home security.
So if you are looking for a versatile and easy to set-up, home surveillance camera, then the three Cavalry cameras are all ideal, you just have to decide if you want the one with a 16GB (IPC10020) SD card, a 32GB SD card (IPC10030) or none at all (IPC10010).
For the price points, all three of these nanny cams are well worth the money. They are reliable, work well and the customer support is exemplary. Well worth a look.