Check out the TrendNet-IP745SIC Nanny Cam
The TrendNet TV-IP745SIC is a great nanny cam for observing your baby or children while you are away from home and many customers purchase them to keep an eye on their elderly relatives or even their pets as well, when they are away at work.
- 2-way communication.
- Digital zoom.
- SD card slot storage.
- Free cloud storage.
- IR night time vision.
- Temperature sensor.
- Plays lullabies.
- Sound, motion and temperature alerts via email or SMS.
All you need to do is simply download a FREE app and you can access the live feeds on your Android or Apple smartphone or Tablet, iPhone or iPad or even your PC or laptop.
This makes it easy for remote viewing when you are at work, away shopping or even overseas at a conference. You also receive notifications when the firmware is updated, so you always have the best app that is available.
The TrendNet WIFI baby cam comes with 5 preset lullabies, which you can play remotely, so when you receive an alert that your baby is awake you can soothe them with a musical melody.
You can also check up on them at night with the infra-red facility which has a range of 24 feet and zoom in for a closer look.
The two-way communication is a great feature because you can hear your baby when they are awake and also talk to them at the same time.
If you use the TrendNet camera to monitor your children, you can talk to them while they are completing their homework or having their evening meal or even chat with your partner or nanny while they are looking after your baby.
You also have a temperature sensor with the TrendNet TV-IP745SIC, which you don’t have with the cheaper TV-IP743SIC model, so you can always be sure that the temperature in the room is suitable for your baby or children.
Finally, you have FREE cloud storage with this TrendNet camera, so you can record live video and store it to the cloud and you also have an SD card slot for local storage.
The SD card is a great feature and one that many nanny cams do not have (you do need to purchase the SD card separately).
- Observe your baby at home when you are away at work.
- Keep in touch with the babysitter.
- Chat to your other children or partner in your home when you are away.
- Keep an eye on an elderly relative to make sure they are safe.
- Monitor your pets to make sure they behave themselves when you are away from the house.
Features of the TrendNet TV-IP745SIC
- WIFI: Yes, you need WIFI at home to setup and use this nanny cam.
- Size: 7”x4”x9”
- Battery: No.
- Recharge time: N/A.
- Power supply: 100-240V AC.
- Two-way communication: Yes, you can hear and speak to your baby remotely.
- Infrared: You have 24ft of night vision.
- Zoom: Yes, you have a digital x4 zoom.
- Storage: SD card and FREE cloud storage.
- Pan and Tilt: No.
- Temperature sensor: Yes and you receive email notifications if the temperature in the nursery changes.
- Live feeds/remote monitoring: Yes, you have live feeds and emote monitoring with the TrendNet TV-IP745SIC.
- Data encryption: Password protection.
- Alerts: Yes, you receive sound, motion and temperature alerts on your mobile device.
- Lullabies: Yes, you have five preset musical lullabies with this TrendNet camera.
- Warranty: You have a 3 year manufacturer’s warranty.
- Video resolution: 1280 x 720.
- Frames per second: 30.
- Color images: Yes, you have colour images during daylight hours and black and grey at night.
- SD card: Yes, you can save images and snapshots to your local SD card.
- Cloud storage: Yes, you have FREE cloud storage.
- Viewing angle: 98H x 69V x 109D degrees.
- Audio: Built-in microphone and speaker.
- Motion detector: Yes.
- Sound detection: Yes.
Inclusions with the TrendNet TV-IP745SIC
- SD card: No – you need to purchase an SD card separately.
- Software: Free downloadable Android or Apple app.
- Setup: The TrendNet TV-IP745SIC comes with a quick start manual, a power adapter (10ft) and a camera mounting plate.
The TrendNet TV-IP745SIC baby cam is compatible with IE 9.0 or above, Firefox 13.0 or above, Chrome 24.0 or above and Safari 7.0.3 or above.
For some reason, the customer reviews for both the TrendNet TV-IP743SIC and the TV-IP745SIC share the same reviews, so unless a reviewer states which nanny cam they are reviewing, you have no idea which problems relate to which camera.
Pros: Nearly 60% of all customer reviews gave the TrendNet cameras a 4 or 5 star rating.
It is very easy to set up and install.
I can also use it to watch my older one when she is home alone playing piano.
It’s so cool that I can talk to her on the video camera while I am at work in my office.
I wasn’t expecting that much with this price point, but it works well as advertised.
Cons: Around 20% of all customer reviews gave the TrendNet cameras a one star rating.The main problems concerned connectivity at home and setting up the camera.
I have to say, that TrendNet do respond quickly to the negative reviews, asking the customers to email them so they can work on a solution.
US Shipping: For deliveries within the US, shipping is free.
Australia Shipping: This TrendNet camera does not ship to Australia – see my Shipping Guide for other easy to use shipping options that really work well.
There are not a lot of reviews for these TrendNet cameras, but the majority of customers love the high quality images and all of the different features.
The main problem with both of these nanny cams is the connectivity, with lots of customers having issues with maintaining a WIFI connection in their home. TrendNet have updated their firmware, so maybe that will solve the problem – only time will tell.
Having said that, more than 50% of customers have no problems at all and love these nanny cams, so if they are in your price range and have the features you need, it is worth giving them a shot, particularly with the 3 year warranty.
Read my review on the TrendNet TV-IP743SIC here.