Amazon.com.au:Customer reviews: AMOCAM Video Doorbell Phone, 7" Video Intercom Monitor Doorphone System, Wired Video Door Phone HD Camera Kits Dual-Way Intercom for Villa House Office Apartment 1-IR Camera 2-LCD Color Monitor
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I needed a way to see who is at the front door but I did not want to put a viewer through the door. I also did not want to use a smartphone device because I don't always have my phone when I answer the door. I also have no need for seeing who is at my door when I am not home. This device is quite simple. When someone presses the doorbell, the screen is activated and shows you who is at the door. I mounted it right next to my front door. I did not want a battery powered camera because I will forget to change the batteries. This device is powered by a cord that plugs into the wall and attaches to the back of the screen. Another cord comes out of the back of the screen and goes to the back of the camera. Therefore for this to work you have to have someway to route a wire from the outside camera to the back of the screen and from the back of the screen to an electrical outlet. Fortunately, the screen is on a wall which is shared by the garage, so it was no problem to make a hole in the back of the screen and have it go through the wall into the garage. For the outdoor camera unit, I made a hole through the wall and routed the wire around the top of the door frame, then into the garage and then into the back of the camera. I am going into detail here because you need to give some thought about how the wires will be routed.
The user manual is poorly written and the illustrations don't completely match the layout of the outlets on the back of the screen. But it was not too hard to figure out where to attach the two wires.
I like this device because it is simple, it works, and it is a lot less expensive than a "Ring" type system. The system can support two screens from one camera and can also support a door unlocking device.
First hint - I missed this but if you want 2 monitors buy 2 single monitor systems and get the 2nd outdoor unit (camera) and an additional cable for $2 extra (Date 9-17-2018) Cable Problem: The cable from inside to outside is only 15 feet. And there is no cable included between inside units (Monitors) if you bought the two monitor system. But you are luck their cable requirements are wrong: RVV4*0.30mm cable or CAT network cable for 30m(95feet) between camera and monitor, RVV4*0.50mm cable for 50m(150feet), RVV4*1.0 mm cable for 100m(320feet), *** Normal CAT 5 is #24 ga & diameter of .51mm per wire, 8 wires *** So CAT 5 will work for for 50m(150feet), If you don't use the lock function connect each CAT 5 wire pairs together for 4 wires . Then you get 70m(210 feet) The same between 2 inside monitors since there is no cable supplied. There are extra connectors and pigtails to use with CAT5 also. Hint - THe manual is too small & almost unreadable. Ask for a manual by Email so you can blow it up and see it on your monitor and print it larger also. Other than that it works well after you learn the system.
After reviewing a dozen or more video doorbells, the AMOCAM was one of the least expensive and had all the features we needed. Also, we don't have WIFI in our building so any units that required it to properly connect had to be ruled out. The installation was simple and easy. The only installation information I didn't see is that the cable connecting the doorbell to the video monitor has a 5-pin connection on one end and a 4-pin connection on the other. I had to reverse the cable after I got to the point of connecting the cable to both ends - not a problem issue. Pay Attention! The system works exactly like it should, even in low light situations. I would buy this exact unit again, and highly recommend it to others. NOTE: We do NOT have it connected to an electronic door latch. We use it solely for the security of seeing who wants to come in before we open the door.
This is a great little door security peep hole camera system. The instructions did not illustrate my exact camera system but enough of it was similar enough to figure it out. What is great about this system is that you don't have to use wasteful batteries like so many other security systems. A few complaints that aren't deal breakers are that the system does not have any SD slots to record to take a picture of the person who rings the bell. It is just a real time camera. Also the buttons on the monitor are hit or miss, some seem to work while others do nothing. If you are looking for a no frills monitor and door bell camera that is wired, then you might consider this one.
The audible door chime that alerts you when someone rings the door bell has stopped working. The video still works but without the chime, its only half as good. Will likely have to replace. This electric doorbell system is poorly made after all. Buyer beware!
I love the doorbell camera. My parents are elderly. They can operate a cell phone yhat well and wouldn't keep it on if the could. This works well for them. Before they open the door they can see yhe person as well as speak to them first if they dont know them. They're able to set their house alarm and call the police if they feel they're in danger. I recommend this doorbell camera for all elderly people who dont have a cell phone or can't operate one very well.
The outdoor unit is actually attractive and not too big and seems sturdy enough with the metal housing. The monitor is OK and that's where you connect the power, which in turn powers the camera. It comes with a cable, about 10' that will connect the camera/doorbell to the monitor. I ended up cutting this cable and connecting the leads to a 50' cat5 cable so I could place the units where I needed them. Be sure to get connectors to connect the leads to whatever cable you'll be using to extend. They do provide additional very short leads but these turned out to be less useful for my particular installation since the cat5 cable was thicker than the one provided and would not sit under the monitor. As it was, I used a pair of washers on each mounting screw to add further space between the back plate and the wall so there would not be too much pressure on the connector in the back of the monitor, since the cable had to run from the back of the unit along the wall. This would not be necessary if the cable ran inside the wall. The sound quality could be better - it's a little thin sound on both sides when speaking and it reminds me of a drive through. It's probably because the speakers are really tiny, kinda like a built in speaker in some 90's pc's. The camera does seem to have a wide angle lens which gives a good view of whoever is at the door and you can adjust contrast and color on the monitor. There are a variety of ring tones to choose from, but the sound again, is meh. But it is loud. Oh boy is it loud. It is a real doorbell. Luckily you have three settings - loud, louder and air raid. Setting the volume is a little tricky, so be sure to read the operation manual - which is another issue. The manual didn't appear to match the unit - particularly the monitor looked very similar, but not quite the same. However what you need it for is wiring and operating instructions. In this regard, the manual did not fail. I gave it five stars because the product delivered AT A REASONABLE PRICE POINT. However, there are not enough levels of adjustment for ring volume, the manual didn't match the pictures (...did I get the right product? ...the right manual?) the connectors in the back of the units mount perpendicular to the plane of the monitor (versus parallel which would reducing cable stress when cables are run ON and not IN the wall) and the sound quality is not great but it works. But if you can get around these issues and just need a straight up video doorbell with no wi-fi connectivity or anything else and you don't mind getting a little creative in the setup, this is a good little unit. Another plus is that you can add a second camera/door bell. Note that I'm not using the electronic door latch open function, which it also has.
I had bad experience with a wireless door bell before I purchased this AMOCAM wired video doorbell. Every time it alerted me someone knocking the door, they had walked away 5 minutes ago. Therefore I decided to go with wired video doorbells and selected this one. Now I can see right away who are behind the door when they press the bell. Their faces appear on the screen clearly. There are many rings you can choose but I love only the second ring. However, pictures quality is not HD as my expectation. If this one can record motion, it will be more valuable.
This thing is garbage. The audio didn't work on the first one I bought, and the second one gave me a defective blue screen in under 24 hours.
The indoor monitor has five buttons on it. Two of those buttons were sometimes functional on the second one I installed (monitor and audio), but the buttons that you would think control volume and ringtone, do absolutely nothing. I can't say if the door-lock button works, because my building doesn't use that feature.
The instruction manual is poorly translated, and attempts to describe a bunch of different intercoms. However, it offers zero operating instructions, and the consumer is left guessing about which button does what and how.
I am completely disgusted with this product, and all the time I wasted, installing two of them.
The problem with door-to-door solicitors has gotten a lot worse in our neighborhood lately. We need to know and answer the door without using a cell phone. This system is simple, effective, and provides the perfect solution for my family. When someone rings the video doorbell outside the door, the video intercom monitor will chime and will display in real-time, a high quality video of the person whom we can clearly see and communicate with (via the display monitor) if we choose to. We have the system installed over 3 weeks now and it has never had any major issues. Both of the camera and the intercom monitor are well built with good quality material. IMHO, the system is well worth the money.