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[Amazon.ca] TP-Link Tapo Smart Home Security WiFi Camera, Records in 1080p for $26.99 @ Amazon

link https://www.amazon.ca/TP-Link-Tapo-Secu ... B0866S3D82?

List Price: $39.99
Deal Price: $26.99
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Pretty good camera; video quality looks a bit better than a Wyzecam v2. I paid $30 it last year for the Tapo, and I've seen it as low as $25.
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This is the C100 so I'm not completely sure about it, but I have two of the C200 (with pan/tilt) and they support RTSP out of the box for local integration, which is a big feature IMO.
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Unfortunately, this isn’t a deal nor a great price. Sorry, OP.

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I bought these and were good for what they were. The huge downside to them is that you can't set static IP, so I returned them. Would have loved to keep using them otherwise.
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Arcticsilverfox wrote: I bought these and were good for what they were. The huge downside to them is that you can't set static IP, so I returned them. Would have loved to keep using them otherwise.
Can't you set that up on the router?
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Arcticsilverfox wrote: I bought these and were good for what they were. The huge downside to them is that you can't set static IP, so I returned them. Would have loved to keep using them otherwise.
I have both the C100 (this one in post) and the C200 (ptz version) and all of them can be set for static IP on my new mesh system, as well as previously on my old and very old routers. What are you talking about? lol
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Arcticsilverfox wrote: I bought these and were good for what they were. The huge downside to them is that you can't set static IP, so I returned them. Would have loved to keep using them otherwise.
Maybe reserve the IP via DHCP on the router?
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Nov 13, 2020
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Thanks OP! I needed another one of these so glad to have caught the deal!
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rugerty100 wrote: Can't you set that up on the router?
DMarkham wrote: I have both the C100 (this one in post) and the C200 (ptz version) and all of them can be set for static IP on my new mesh system, as well as previously on my old and very old routers. What are you talking about? lol
mindspring wrote: Maybe reserve the IP via DHCP on the router?



That's a bit different. The router still has to reserve that IP and assign it to the device. A connection between the camera and router must be established in order for that to even happen.

Setting it on the device itself means that it doesn't necessarily need to communicate with the router to receive an IP address, which at times can be necessary (for my case, cause the cameras are in their own VLAN and can't really communicate with anyone else except for one machine)
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Arcticsilverfox wrote: That's a bit different. The router still has to reserve that IP and assign it to the device. A connection between the camera and router must be established in order for that to even happen.

Setting it on the device itself means that it doesn't necessarily need to communicate with the router to receive an IP address, which at times can be necessary (for my case, cause the cameras are in their own VLAN and can't really communicate with anyone else except for one machine)
Ah, agree. I don't know why companies are doing this, with cams, mesh systems, routers, etc. There should be a web UI with truly advance features such as directly setting the static IP. It feels like we are regressing in the day and age of mobile apps, making it too simple and taking away functionality that is actually useful for different customer scenarios. So sad.
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What's cool about these Tapo C100 and C200 cams is the alarm siren can be triggered on motion detection. I don't think product description is clear but I love that feature. I don't think any other cams have it. Eufy cam have alarm siren but it can only be manually triggered in the app, if I am not mistaken.
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I see mixed reviews and likes/dislikes (in this post).
Ordered one. Was looking for an indoor camera.
Let's see
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DMarkham wrote: What's cool about these Tapo C100 and C200 cams is the alarm siren can be triggered on motion detection. I don't think product description is clear but I love that feature. I don't think any other cams have it. Eufy cam have alarm siren but it can only be manually triggered in the app, if I am not mistaken.
I think Wyze can do this
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Anyone know if this device tries to "phone home"? Sort of interested but not if it occasionally sends data overseas.
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Motion detection is enough good?
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Hiesenberg wrote: This model supports RTSP too.
What's the purpose of this? I have Wyzecam. But always see people talking about RTSP. Would like to learn more about this thingie lol
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simplypop wrote: What's the purpose of this? I have Wyzecam. But always see people talking about RTSP. Would like to learn more about this thingie lol
It's mostly for people who have their own local NVR (Network Video Recorder) and don't want their video feed being uploaded to an unknown cloud storage location. There is a pretty significant privacy issue as you have no idea where this feed is going to and how secure it actually is.

With RTSP, you can pass the video feed directly to a machine on your local network (such as with a program like Blue Iris) that will handle your surveillance needs and block the camera from contacting a cloud server. From there you can do whatever you want with it (Record it, store it, set up custom commands like alerting you with a push notification upon movement, email you a snapshot, etc.). Key is you have full control of your own video and where it is being stored.

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