Belkin netcams come from a company that knows a thing or two about networked products.
Wired and wireless options are embedded into Belkin’s versions of indoor home CCTV cameras. Belkin offer a fuss-free Cloud+ premium service for accessing your netcam online – although you must subscribe to enjoy these features.
Belkin Netcam F7D7601uk£99.99Non-HDWirelessAudio-in onlyAmazon Discount
Belkin Netcam HD F7D7602£129.99720p resolutionWireless2-way audioAmazon Discount
The Belkin net cams are firmly pitched at gadget enthusiasts who may not have the networking expertise to build up a bespoke home CCTV camera system.
I would say they are perfect as gifts for less tech-savvy relatives. Belkin netcams generally work out of the box, and with HD resolutions and 2-way audio on some models, you can have fun straight away.
Belkin support for their Cloud+ access service also means you can have some confidence that it will work as well as the adverts promise.
Appreciate it’s limitations, and the Belkin netcams do offer an affordable entry point into very simple home CCTV surveillance.
Invest more money and time researching home CCTV cameras, and could build up a much more competent security system. However Belkin net cams are trying to keep it simple, and are a fun introduction to IP cameras and their more advanced features.
Belkin Netcam Model F7D7601UK – simple wireless CCTV with apps
The base model Belkin Netcam offers a modest 640×480 resolution. Belkin have packed in features you would find on higher end models, so you can try out motion detection and infra-red night vision.
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The basic Belkin netcam is a wireless indoor home CCTV camera, so don’t stick this model out the window on a rainy day.
You should check out an outdoor IP camera for waterproof security kit.
The Belkin netcam creates its own wireless network for users to login and start viewing a live feed from the camera.
This is perfect for monitoring the kids or other areas of the house when you’re at home.
The Belkin app also offers the option to stream your camera feed when you’re out and about, receive motion detection alerts and other more advanced features.
Belkin HD Netcam Model F7D7602uk – with bells and whistles
A much better option is the HD version of the Belkin Netcam.
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With high quality 720p streaming and recording, CCTV footage displays much more detail at 1280×720 resolution.
You get the same great Belkin app, simple setup and ability to check your camera’s like stream.
For most people wanting to keep an eye on the house when on holiday or the pet cat when at work, the Belkin HD netcam is perfect.
I used mine to keep an eye on my goldfish when on holiday once.
And to double-check my forgetful flatmate fed them each day…