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Smonet Security Camera Review – Smonet 4CH 720P HD NVR Wireless Security CCTV Surveillance Systems

Smonet Security Camera Review

This is one of the actual review sourced from Amazon:

This product works great. it has more functionality than the sellers seem to realize based on the lack of answers to questions that I asked before receiving. The question that in my opinion that is most unanswered is, Is there a way to extend the network for further out cameras, as these connect back to the NVR unit rather than to your home/office WiFi connection that you can extend by installing more access points. This question was not directly answered when I asked it, and searching thru other questions, they seem to suggest buying an “extended range antenna” that I suspect is an antenna on a cord that you place closer to the NVR unit. The functionality that this product offers that the sellers don’t seem to understand is, the cameras are able to function as repeaters as well, up to 3 units out. So you can have one camera (camera A) communicating directly with the NVR, a further out (camera B) Connecting to Camera A, and a further out yet (camera C) that connects to Camera B.

To configure this, before installing the cameras that would potentially be out of range of the NVR, power all cameras on, Right click on the screen in the NVR, choose Video Manage, select “Repeater” from the bottom right hand side, and adjust the camera tree from to change the communication path. In the attached picture, I have Camera 1 and Camera 2 talk to the NVR directly, Camera 3 talks through Camera 1, and Camera 4 the furthers out camera communicates through 3 back to 1, to the NVR.

It looks like there may also be a possibility of setting up WiFi Extenders on the NVR Wi-Fi network, however I have not had a need to play around with this functionality as my cameras are able to act as repeaters. If I get a chance to test this functionality I will come back and update this review with my findings.

Smonet 4CH 720P HD NVR Wireless Security CCTV Surveillance Systems

  • 4 Channel HD Wireless Security Camera System for Villa, Home, Office, Shop, Warehouse or elsewhere(Indoor/ Outdoor). 1TB Hard Drive Pre-installed. Please Note that this is not Battery Powered Cameras. Wireless Camera System Doesn’t Mean You can Use it without Any Cables. Power Supply still Needed to Power on the Cameras and NVR (Smonet doesn’t Take Charge of Installation). Powered by Stable Power from nearby Outlets, 24×7 hours Live Surveillance.
  • Wireless Video Security System is Easy to Setup and DIY Installation without any Video Cables. True Plug and Play. Connect the NVR and Cameras with Power Supply Provided. Connect the Mouse to NVR. Connect PC/TV monitor to NVR with a VGA/HDMI Cable. Connect the Router LAN Port to NVR WAN Port with Network Cable Provided. The Video will Show Up. The System builds a more Powerful Wireless Signal Coverage and Make the Connection Quick and Easy. Working without Disturbing your Regular Internet Speed.
  • Wireless Surveillance Camera System Allows you to View the Live Video Remotely Anytime and Anywhere by Phone and Pad(Available for Android & IOS system, not Windows Users). Download Free APP “IP PRO” or “Eseecloud” from Android Google Play or Apple APP Store. Register an New Account, then Add Device ID. You can View the Video by WiFi or 2G/3G/4G Network. PC/Laptop View: Windows System: CMS Software. MAC system: MAC CMS Software.(Please Send E-mail to Smonet for Software)
  • Wireless IP Camera System Supports Sync-playback, Video Backup and Video detection. You can Receive Email Alerts upon Motion Detection or App Alert When Set it Up (Noted: Please Set it Up Properly to Avoid Email Blast). Simply Record and Playback On Your Mobile Devices. Seamlessly Stream Video Directly to your Smartphone, Tablet and PC. Keep an Eye on Your Belongings Anywhere and Anytime.
  • 1 Year Warranty and Lifetime Free Technical Support. Provide Free Brand-new Parts for Replacement. Provide Free 10db Antenna and 10/16/30 Feet Power Extension Cable. US Toll Free: 1-866-678-0666(Available after 5:00 PM at Pacific Time). Night Vision: 65ft (20m). Continuous Day/Night Surveillance is Accomplished by IR-CUT Smart System, Powerful IR-LED for Night Vision. Getting a Crystal Clear Picture, Even in Total Darkness. IP66 Weatherproof Cameras.