Vue Home IP Video Cameras Examined (Avaak)

Author: John Honovich, Published on Nov 09, 2009

Many new products are being introduced for the home IP video market. One that is drawing significant interest is Avaak's Vue.

Overview of Avaak's Vue

Avaak pitches super simple setup as the Vue requires no cables for power nor communication (wireless and battery operated). The downside is that Vue records neither continuously nor based on motion. Plus the battery lasts a year only if the camera is viewed for 10 minutes per day.

Below is Avaak's pitch for the Vue:

Should You use the Vue?

While there's many reviews on-line, the key consideration is understanding your needs and the competitive options available. If you want more to simply check in on your home, this may be a strong option. More than that, many other options are likely more attractive. Even for simply checking in on your home, the technology for home IP video is rapidly improving.

In our premium report, we contrast Vue to competitive solutions including analog CCTV systems, WiLife, D-Link, Yoics enabled webcam, 'plug n play' IP cameras like Lorex and Starvedia

**** *** ******** *** ***** ********** *** *** **** ** video ******. *** **** ** ******* *********** ******** ** *****'* Vue.

Overview ** *****'* ***

************ ***** ****** ***** ** ************** ** ****** *** ***** *** ************* (******** *** ******* operated). *** ******** ** **** *** ******* ******* ************ *** based ** ******. **** *** ******* ***** * **** **** if *** ****** ** ****** *** ** ******* *** ***.

***** ** *****'* ***** *** *** ***:

Should *** *** *** ***?

***** *****'***** ******* **-****, *** *** ************* ** ************* **** ***** *** *** competitive ******* *********. ** *** **** **** ** ****** ***** in ** **** ****, **** *** ** * ****** ******. More **** ****, **** ***** ******* *** ****** **** **********. Even *** ****** ******** ** ** **** ****, *** ********** for **** ** ***** ** ******* *********.

** *** ******* ******, ** ******** *** ** *********** ********* including ****** **** *******,******,*-****,************ ******, '**** * ****' ** ******* *********************

[***************]

Vue *** *******

***'* **** ******** ** * *** **** ******** (*) ******* and * **** *******. *** *********** *********** * ******** ********** ** *** cameras. ***** ** *********** **** *** ******* ******* *** *********** to***'* ******* *************** ***** ** *** ** ** * ******* ** **** their *****. ****** ***** $****** *** ** ****** **** **-**** ****** **** ******. ********** cameras *** ** ********* ***$** ****. *** ****** ******* *** ********* ******* (** ** * GB ** ***** ******) ** **** *** *** ***** **** and $** *** **** **********.

*** *** ** * ****** ****** **** ******* ******** *** party ******* *** ******** *** *** ** * ***** **-**** PC.

**** *** ******** ** *** *******:

  • *** ******* *** **** (**** **** * *****). 
  • **** ******** **** ********* ** ** *** ********** (****** **** depends ** ******** ****** ********. 
  • *** ******* *** *** ******** *** ******* *** *** *** low *****/***** **** ******* (********* ** *** ************, *** "******* need *** ***** ** * ** **** **** ** ******".
  • ** ***** ** *********
  • ******** ***** ** ********* ** *** **** **** ** *****.
  • *** ******* *** ********** *** *** ***** ***** ********* (***********-**** *** ***** $**).
  • ***** ** ** ****** ** **** ******* **** ** ********** outlet.
  • ** ******* **** ** *********.
  • *** ****** ** **** **** ** *** **.

*** ******* ** *** *******, *** ************** ************* ***** ****** ***.

** ***** *** **** *******, ***** ** ***** ********* **** ***** *** ** **** ***: ******** ** ** ****, ************, ****, **** **** *** your ******** ****.

***** *** *** ****** ****** **** *** *******. *** ****** are ****** ****** *** ******** **** **** *** ** **** 'quality' ******.



**** ******* ** ************* ********* (*** ****** *** *** *****) than *** ***** **** ** ***** ******. **** ******* * number ** ******** ********* *** ********.

Vue *********

  • ******* ** ****** *********: ********* ******* ******* ********* ****, ********* cables ** ******* ***** (*** ********* **********). **** *** ** time ********* *** ****** ********* ******** *** **** *********.
  • ** **** *** * ********* **. **** ******* ******** *** use ** ** ****** ** ***** ** *** ********* *** storing *****.
  • *** ******* ******* ******** ********* *** ********* ** ***** ** a *** **** (**** *** *** ***** ****, $** **** year **********). ***** ******* ****** $** ** $** *** ***** for ********* *** *******.
  • ** ********** ***** ********. *******, *** *** ******* ** ******* the *** ** *** ******* *********.

Vue **********

  • **** *** ****** ******** ** ******* ******: ************ *** **** not ***** ********** ** ****** ***** *********. ** * ******** or ***** ******** ******, ** ** **** ******** **** ** will ** ******** (****** *** ****** ** ** ******* ** that ****).
  • **** *** ******** ******/****** ** ********** ********: ** *** **** to **** *********** *** *********** ***** * ***** ** ** problem ** **** *****, *** ****** ******* ****.
  • *** ***** ******* ** ****** **** ***** ******* - **** inexpensive ******* ******** *** **** ***.
  • **** *** ******** ******, ***** ** ***** ****** *** ***** problems ** ***** ************. **** ** *** ****** ** *** and ** * ******* *** *** ******** ****** ******.

Contrast ** ****** **** *******

****** **** ******* **** ** ******* *********** **** *************** *** at ****** **** *** **** **** ********* ******. *** ********, contrast *** ** **** ********* * ****** ****** *** ** ******* **** *** $***. **** *** ******** *** *** ** ***'* *** desktop ** *** *** ************ ** *** ******* **** **** one's **. ******* ***** **** **** ** ** *** **** each ****** ** **** ******* **. ** **** ******** *** PC *** ******* *** **** *** ***** ************ ****** ** record ** ******** *****. ****, ** *** **** ** **** video ******** **** **** *****, ** ******** ********* *** **** consuming ******* ** ***'* **** ********** *************.

** *** **** ****, *** ****** **** ****** *** ****** evidence ** ******* ****** *** *** ******** ******/****** ** ********** ********** (****** accuracy ** *** ****** **** ****** ** **** ***).

Contrast ** ******

******** * ********** ********* ******** ** *** **** ** ***** market. *********** ***** *** * ****** ****** ** $****** * ****** ****** ** ****** '****** ******' ** ****** refers ** **. ********** ****** *********** $*** ****.

****** ******** ******* ******** ** ** ****** **** ****** **** 3 ******* **********:

  • ****** **** *** ******* ********** ** ******* **** ****** ** one's ******* **.
  • ****** *** ** ******** ******** **** ** ******* ** ***'* home ********** *************.
  • ******* ** ******* ******* ***** ********** ***'* *****, *** ******* can ** ******* **** ********** ******* *** *** ***** ************ can *** **** *** ***** *****.
*******, ****** ******** *** *** *** ************* ** ** **-**** **. If *** ** *** *********, **** ** ** ********** ****. Secondly, *** ** ***** ** ** ** ******** *** **** the ****** ** ******. **** ***** **** ** **** ** use ***'* ******* ********, ********** ** ** *** * ******.

******'* **** **** **** ** ** ***** $*** **** *** a ******* ***** (******** ** ********* **) *** **** ** configure *** **-**** ******. *******, *** **** ***** **********, *** can ****** ****** ******* *****.

Contrast ** *-****

*-**** ****** ****** ** ****** ******** **** ***** ********* ********. ****** ******* ** ******* ** that ** **-****. ****, *-*****' ********* ******** ******* * ********* PC *** ************* ** *** ******** ** *** **. ****** Wi-Life, *-****'* ********* ******** **** ******** ******* ** ***'* **** networking ************* *** ****** ******.

**** ** *-****'* *** ********** ********* *** ******* ** ***** camera ****-** *** ***** ******* *** ***** ***** ******* ** valuable *** *** ************ ****** *** *********** *** **** **********.

** ** ****, *-**** ********* ***************** **** ** * '**** * ****' ** ******. **** this ** *********, ** **** ******* * **** *******, ***** cost ******** *** *** **** ******.

Contrast ** ***** ******

******* * ******* **** ***** ** **** ** ******** ****** computers ** ******* **** ******* ** ** *******.

* ****** *** ** ********* ** * **. *** ***** software *** ** ****** **** **** ** *** *** *** enable **** ****** *** ****** ******* ************ *******. **** *******, *** *** ***** **** ******** ** ***** your ****** ******* *****.

*** ***** **** *** ********** ** **** ******** *** ** quite ***.$** *** * ******. ** ******* ** *** ** *** ***** *******. ** charge *** ********* * ****** ****** ******* *****. 

*** *********** ********* *** **** (*) ** ***** ********* *** (2) *********** ** ***** *** ******* *** ** ******. *******, of ******, ** **-**** ** ** ******.

Contrast ** **** * **** ** *******

* ******* ******* ***** ** ** ******* **** *****-** ****** access ********. ** ********* *****, *-**** **** **** ** ******** such * *******.************* ***** ******** ** * ****** ** ***** ******* **** manufacturers. ***** ********** ********** **** *****'* *******. * **** ** ***** **** *** ****** ** ********* offering ***** ******** **** ****** ************* ** *** **** ****.

***** ******* ** *** ******* *** *** ** ** **-**** PC. ****, **** ** **** *** ******* ****** **** ******* video **** ** *** ***** (******* *** *** ** ** IR ************). **** *** ** ******** ******** *** **** ******* web ***** ******** **** ** ********** *************.

***** ******* ***** ** *** ** $*** **** *** ******* to ****** ***** ******* ** ***. ************, **** ** ***** cameras ******* ******** ******* (********* ***** ****).

******** ** ***, *** **** ********* **** ** *** **** for ******* *** ***** *** *** **** ** ********* (****** a ******** ********** ******* ** *** **).

***************

*** **** ********* ******* ******** ** *** ********** *** ***** placed ** ********* *** ********. ** ******* ********* ** ******** is ***** ** ***** $*** ** $****, **** * ************ video ************ ****** ****** ** **** ****** **** ***.

** ******** ******** ** ***'* **** ** ********** *** **** needs, **** *** ****** ****** ** ******* ***, ***** ******* web **** *** **** *** **** ** *******.

  • ** *** **** '*****' *** *** ** **** * **** basic ********, ******** * ***** ******* ******. *** **** **** be * ******** ** *** *** *** *** ** **** to *** **** ** **** ********* ** **** ***** ******* (a ****** *** * **). *** *** **** ** *** this ***** ** *** ** **** ** ********** *** **** needs.
  • ** *** **** ****** ***** ******* *** ****** *** ***** performance *** *** ******* ** ********* ** ***** ********* **********, try **** *** **** ** *******. *** ***** **** ** roughly *** ****.

** *** *** ** ****, *** *** ** * **** choice *** ***** *** **** *** ********** ** * ****-*** package. *******, **** * **** ** ******* *** ***** ** improve ** **********, ****** ** *********, ***. ** **** ******, plug * **** ** ******* *** ******** *** *** ****** the ** ***** ******** *** **** ***** ************.
Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

Axis 'Sold Out' P3707-PVE Multi-Imager Tested on Oct 18, 2017
Axis faced significant product shortages over the summer. Perhaps the most notorious and significantly sold out model was the Axis P3707-PE 8MP...
Deep Learning Tutorial For Video Surveillance on Oct 17, 2017
Deep learning is a growing buzzword within physical security and video surveillance. But what is 'deep learning'? In this tutorial, we explain...
Geovision GV-EDR2100 Tested Vs Hikvision on Oct 16, 2017
A number of ADI's top selling IP cameras are, at least surprisingly to us, from Geovision. We recently bought and tested the Geovision EDR2100...
Exacq M Series Low Cost NVR Tested on Oct 12, 2017
With recent cyber security issues hitting NVRs and cameras from low cost leaders Dahua and Hikvision, users are increasingly seeking alternatives...
PoE Powered Access Control Tutorial on Oct 12, 2017
Powering access control with Power over Ethernet, like for IP cameras, has become increasingly common.  However, the demands for access power are...
Dahua Access Control Tested on Oct 10, 2017
Can Dahua become a major force in access control? We bought Dahua's ASC1202B to find out. We tested Dahua access and its management application...
Hanwha 20MP Multi-Imager Tested (PNM-9081VQ) on Oct 09, 2017
Hanwhwa has introduced the latest in their multi-imager camera line, the PNM-9081VQ, a Wisenet 5 20MP model with four repositionable 5MP camera...
Last Chance October Camera Course Registration on Oct 05, 2017
This is the last chance to register for the October Camera Course. Register now. Learn video surveillance and get certified. IPVM provides live...
Geovision 4MP Super Low Cost Turret Tested (EBD-4700) on Sep 29, 2017
~$100 cameras, even for 4MP, are now expected by many dealers, as price cuts and ongoing sales have set this expectation. At the same time, many...
Access Control Job Walk Guide on Sep 26, 2017
Significant money can be saved and problems avoided with an access control job walk if you know what to look for and what to ask. By inviting...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Dahua Removes Auto Rebooting on Oct 17, 2017
For years, Dahua has automatically programmed its IP cameras to reboot weekly, a highly atypical and questionable practice. Following IPVM...
Deep Learning Tutorial For Video Surveillance on Oct 17, 2017
Deep learning is a growing buzzword within physical security and video surveillance. But what is 'deep learning'? In this tutorial, we explain...
Multipoint Lock Access Control Tutorial on Oct 17, 2017
Doors are notoriously weak at stopping entry, and money can be misspent on wrong locks that leave doors quite vulnerable. While closed and locked...
Buy From B&H, Ship Direct From ADI on Oct 16, 2017
B&H, one of the largest online sellers of video surveillance equipment to end users, regularly purchases their video surveillance equipment...
Competing Against Siemens on Oct 16, 2017
Siemens entered the integration business with 15,000+ customers, through their acquisition of Security Technologies Group in 2001. Since that time,...
Geovision GV-EDR2100 Tested Vs Hikvision on Oct 16, 2017
A number of ADI's top selling IP cameras are, at least surprisingly to us, from Geovision. We recently bought and tested the Geovision EDR2100...
Top Problems Searching Surveillance Video (Statistics) on Oct 13, 2017
When crimes, accidents or incidents happen, the video surveillance system is a key component in finding out and proving what actually...
Exacq M Series Low Cost NVR Tested on Oct 12, 2017
With recent cyber security issues hitting NVRs and cameras from low cost leaders Dahua and Hikvision, users are increasingly seeking alternatives...
Long Time Industry Exec Leads New Security Franchise Offering on Oct 12, 2017
John Nemerofsky previously built and sold a $150 million dollar integration business, and then was VP of Niscayah from its spinout of Securitas,...
PoE Powered Access Control Tutorial on Oct 12, 2017
Powering access control with Power over Ethernet, like for IP cameras, has become increasingly common.  However, the demands for access power are...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact