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.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2013/08/27/baby-monitor-hack-could-happen-to-40000-other-foscam-users/

http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities-and-threats/wireless-camera-flaws-allow-remote-exploitation/d/d-id/1109560?

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