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Groupon Has Foscam Wireless PTZs Today For $54.95

No idea what a Foscam is or how well it works (if at all) but thought it was worth noting

Here's the Groupon link

Foscam FI8910W Wireless Camera
  • High-quality remote audio and video recording
  • 300-degree pan, 120-degree tilt
  • Infrared lights for night vision up to 8 meters
  • Motion detection prevents endless, boring footage of sleeping ghosts
  • Built-in network video-recording system
  • Compatible with iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry
  • Wireless-N connectivity
  • Viewable over the Internet using standard browsers
  • Embedded IR-cut filter provides enhanced picture and color quality
  • Automatically adjusts lighting exposure via mechanical filter
  • Two-way audio
  • Durable external housing
  • Optional 9dBi antenna allows for increased range
  • 9dBi antenna rated three times higher than standard Foscam antenna
  • Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Dimensions: 1.5”x4.5”x4.5”
  • Two-year replacement warranty from Foscam

We have tests of Foscam. Both this model and its standard definition counterpart. They were pretty underwhelming, but they do have quite a following online. Probably because...they sell for cheap, and now even cheaper!

  • Motion detection prevents endless, boring footage of sleeping ghosts

I must own this now.. haha..

An SD camera for $55? Groupon 'deal'?

Right now, it's $62 on Amazon.

Also, this is not their first time with the group deals. I recall them doing Cinco de Mayo specials, etc.

^^ That's Funny John.

How better to celebrate Mexican Indpendence than with a cheap PTZ

Maybe we can keep an eye on the Margaritas with it

Yeah, and just so you see that I didn't imagine it:

Foscam is the company that recently had issues with people hacking into the cameras, replacing admin user credentials, and then using the 2-way audio and video to say inppropiate things to kids, or just watch them. Many people use them as baby monitors. They have since issued a firmware upgrade, but there are thousands of them out there, and most home users don't check things like firmware versions or manufacturer websites.

'Baby Monitor Hack' Could Happen To 40,000 Other Foscam Users

Wireless Camera Flaws Allow Remote Exploitation?

The cameras had multiple vulnerabilities, and as of the article date, 99% of their cameras were running old firmware.