TrendNet Camera – WiFi Baby Cam Review (TV-IP743SIC)


 

TRENDnet WiFi Baby Cam TV-IP743SIC

 

Keep you baby safe with the TrendNet baby cam

With the TrendNet TV-IP743SIC you can monitor your baby anywhere, anytime so long as you have a WIFI connection. Just open a browser on a PC or laptop or even an app on your mobile device and you can view your baby in real time.

  • 2-way communication.
  • Free cloud storage.
  • IR night time vision.
  • Digital zoom.
  • Plays 5 lullabies.
  • Easy installation.
  • Email alerts.

The built in sound and motion detectors of this TrendNet camera, alert you to any changes.

So if your baby wakes up you will receive an alert notification (sound or motion detection) and you can talk to your baby or play one of the five preset lullabies to soothe them, regardless of where you are in the world.

You even receive video clips with each notification so you can see exactly what is going on in the nursery or whichever room you have the nanny cam located.

With this TrendNet WIFI Baby Cam you also have infrared night vision, so you can monitor your baby 24/7 and use the HD digital zoom to take a closer look at your baby as they are sleeping.

Another great feature is being able to store real-time video in the cloud, so you can easily share your videos and snaps with friends and family. You will be happy to know that this service is free (unlike many other nanny cams that require a subscription for cloud storage).

 

TrendNet baby cam

 

Mounting is easy, because you simply attach the TrendNet camera to a horizontal or vertical surface , which lets you capture as much of the room as possible.

All up, this TrendNet  camera is a great way to monitor and keep in touch with your children or your baby, while you are away from home.

  • Observe your baby while you are are work.
  • Chat with your children, baby or partner when you are away from home.
  • Keep in touch with the babysitter and keep your baby safe.
  • Monitor an elderly relative while they are home alone.
  • Check up on your pets behavior when you are at work.

 


 Features of the TrendNet TV-IP743SIC Nanny Cam

  • WIFI: Home WIFI is essential for the setup and use of this nanny cam.
  • Size: 6”x3”x7”.
  • Battery: No.
  • Recharge time: N/A.
  • Power supply: 100-240V AC.
  • Storage: Yes, FREE cloud storage of live videos.
  • Two-way communication: Yes. You can hear and talk to your baby.
  • Infrared: You have 16ft of night vision.
  • Zoom: Digital zoom x 4.
  • Pan and Tilt: No.
  • Installation: Easy installation using an app for your mobile device or login to the cTrendNet baby camloud for PCs.
  • Live feeds/Remote monitoring: Yes.
  • Temperature sensor: No.
  • Email notifications: Yes, sound and motion alerts are sent via email with a snapshot.
  • WIFI range: This depends on your own WIFI.
  • Lullabies: Yes, the TrendNet baby cam plays 5 soothing songs.
  • Password protection: Yes.
  • Warranty: 3 year limited warranty.

 


Specifications

  • Video resolution: 640 x 480.
  • Frames per second: 30.
  • Color images: Yes during daytime, black and grey at night.
  • Viewing angle: 45H x 35V x 55D degrees
  • SD card: No.
  • Cloud storage: Yes. You can automatically connect the TrendNet baby cam over the internet.
  • Audio: Built in microphone and speaker.
  • Motion detector: Yes.
  • Sound detector: Yes.

 


 Inclusions with this Trendnet Nanny Cam

  • SD card: No.
  • Software: Free Apple and Android apps.
  • Setup: The TrendNet nanny cam comes with a quick start manual, a power adapter (5ft) and a camera mounting plate.


Compatibility

This TrendNet security camera 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.

 


Compare the TrendNet TV-IP743SIC with the TrendNet TV-IP745SIC

The first quite noticeable difference between these two cameras is that the TrendNet TV-IP743SIC has pink accents and the TV-IP745SIC has blue accents.

The other major difference is that the TrendNet TV-IP745SIC has an SD card slot for local storage and the TV-IP743SIC does not.

Other differences are outlined in the table below. Since the TV-IP745SIC has more features than the TV-IP743SIC, it is more expensive – but not by much.

So the main point of difference between these two nanny cams is that one has an SD slot and the other doesn’t.

Both baby cams have a x4 zoom and play lullabies, but the TV-IP745SIC also has a temperature sensor. Neither camera has pan and and tilt functions.

 Night VisionResolutionSD SlotViewing AnglePower cordTemperature sensorZoom
TV-IP743SIC
TRENDnet WiFi Baby Cam TV-IP743SIC
16ft640 x 480No45H x 35V x 55D5ftNox4
TV-IP745SIC
Trendnet WIFI nanny cam
12ft1280 x 720Yes98H x 69V x 109D10ftYesx4

This means that if you are not worried about storing snaps or video, other than in the cloud, and a temperature sensor is not important to you, then the cheaper option might be best for your situation.

The more expensive model also has a greater IR range during low light condition, better image resolution and a wider viewing angle.

 


Consumer Reviews

One of the problems with the customer reviews is that they have been combined, so it is difficult to identify which comments refer to this model – the TrendNet TV-IP743SIC (this one) or the TV-IP745SIC (my other review).

 So when you read the the following customer reviews just keep that in mind.

TRENDnet WIFI nanny camPROS:  More than 50% of all customer reviews gave the TrendNet WIFI Baby Cams 4 or 5 stars.

Customers like the easy setup and the fact that they can talk to older children remotely, while they are doing their homework or having their evening meal.

They also like checking in to make sure their baby is safe and sound, the quality of the real-time images and the night vision feature.

I love that this cam has great night vision, easy to see that they are okay, even in pitch dark.

Overall, very happy with the system. Works better than I expected.

It took me less than 15 minutes to get this set up to work with a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 tablet.

It was a bit tricky to set up, but I think that was because of how my home wireless was configured.

CONS:  Around 20% of all customer reviewers gave these TrendNet cameras a one star rating, mainly because they could not connect to their WIFI network.

Others had problems with the apps and couldn’t connect their phones to the cloud or the connection kept dropping out. 

 


Shipping Options

US Shipping: For deliveries within the US, shipping is free.

Australia Shipping:  This product does not ship to Australia – see my Shipping Guide for easy shipping options that work.

 


Conclusion

So far, there are only around 90 customer reviews for these TrendNet cameras with around 50% being very happy with how they work.

The TV-IP743SIC is very reasonably priced and the main difference between this model and the more expensive version (TV-IP745SIC) is a SD card slot and a temperature sensor.

So if you want an affordable nanny cam – either of these two nanny cams will do. If you aren’t fussy about storing images and video on your PC or anywhere else, then the cheaper model is fine.

On the other hand, if you want to store videos locally, then you need the more expensive model with an SD card slot.

The main problem I have with these two TrendNet WIFI cameras is that so many people have problems with the apps – connections seem to be difficult and keep dropping out.

So whilst everyone loves the camera, the images and its functionality, it appears that the app for this camera is the main source of contention.
 




 

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