• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple and high quality

    Before I bought this I saw the one-star review that said it wouldn't connect so they returned it. Then I read about what may cause this (very simple search - long wireless network name with apostrophe). So I decided to try the Omna 180Cam HD because it seemed like the best fit for us. Unboxed what looked to be a high quality device (it is), Super simple Apple-like setup. Didn't detect my long wireless network name (default Airport Extreme name). Renamed wireless network. iOS devices automatically picked up the name change, TVOS had to be updated manually. Omna app connected (nothing to change - firmware was already up-to-date) picked up the wireless network name and joined easily. This is my first Homekit device. Made sure AppleTV was setup to use Homekit (it was). AppleTV uses my wifes AppleID so I used her phone to setup a couple rooms, added the camera to a room. Then I invited my Apple ID. Viola! My wife and I can easily use the Home app to check on our dog. It works seamlessly whether we are on wifi or cellular including the speaker/microphone. We've been using it for a month now and I'm considering getting another one which caused me to see the reviews again. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is because I noticed that it gets pretty warm, I may see about having it turn off while we are at home. Also I think D-Link should have included a small microSD card with it.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Completely Unreliable outside home network

    If you're looking for a home kit camera, or even a security camera for alerts when you're away from home - this camera is not the one.

    It is not accessible outside your home network, which makes it pretty useless as a security device.

    Do not buy. Given up trying to get it to work.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Remote Access Away From Home

    Good camera ... but ... if you don't have Apple TV & you want to access your camera remotely while you're away on holiday you cannot take your iPad away with you too.
    In other words, you can use your iPad as a Home Hub (instead of Apple TV) but then the iPad has to stay in your property ... see Apple support article support.apple.com ref. HT207057, which states "The device that you set up as a home hub must remain in your home, connected to your home Wi-Fi network, and powered on.".
    When I'm away for a few days I typically take my phone & also my iPad with me ... if you don't have Apple TV then taking both your phone + iPad with you means you cannot access your camera remotely ...
    You'd either need to a) leave your iPad at home, b) buy Apple TV, or c) buy / use another iPad as a home hub, in order to access the camera remotely.
    At least, that's what I'm finding so far ... you cannot simply triangulate phone to Omna Cloud to Camera over the Internet.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT PRODUCT

    i have no problem setting up the Omna. I just followed the instructions! Homekit is sometimes not stable. I use the Omna app on my iPhone and it always works even when i am overseas. I can also view what is recorded in the SD card remotely even when I am overseas and I can also download the clip to my iPhone. Speed of this will depend on many other factors like internet speed. I also get notification when it is set up properly without problem. The wide angle works great. All you have to do is to use two fingers to zoom-in just like viewing image on an iPhone. The video is also quite clear. I am getting a few more.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Returned.

    Not reliable product. Works for two days and cannot connect when most needed.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    THIS CAMERA IS JUNK IM RETURNING IT DOES NOT CONNECCT

    SAID ENOUGH JUST READ TITLE AGAIN

    3 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Repeated failure to monitor remotely

    Nice looking camera. Good images. Works fine when HomeKit or the OMNO app being used at home in the local WiFi network. When we step out of the house, after a few minutes or hours, remote monitoring shows No Response...and stays in that mode after that. Yes, we have tried resetting to factor settings, ensured that the WiFi network is fine, the IOS on the phone is 11.3 and up to date. We are using our iPad (latest iOS) as the Hub and that too is set up correctly and stays powered on all the time.

    Support has been so slow that we are now past the 2 week deadline to return the Camera to Apple Store. We have other cameras that work beautifully and I am sorry we purchased 2 units of this particular camera.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I cannot connect the cam to my network

    It is so frustrating! I have sitting next to this cam for 30 min and it keeps saying there is an error.
    Is there any trick to setting this cam to my network?
    Now I want my money back.
    Any help would be appreciated.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Really Well & Increases Home Security

    We wanted a remote camera for the home which enabled monitoring and could link up with other HomeKit items to provide security options. Within 10 minutes of unpacking and inserting the SD card I had downloaded the app, attached it to my iPhone, integrated with HomeKit and setup security options for when in or out of the house. I have no experience of using this sort of kit so followed the basic instructions and all was so easy. Other reviewers moaning about missing features are missing the point - It Does What It Says On The Tin!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Most intuitive setup

    Purchased this cam for home monitoring and it has been the easiest setup for any apple HomeKit product I have set up. Great field of view and the SD local storage is a plus specially with how sensitive home footage can be. I recommend this product to any user looking for home security.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The camera is excellent, but you can't view recordings remotely.

    Camera was easy to setup and works well in all light conditions. If you're on the same Wifi network, you can view SD card recordings easily enough, but not if you're away.

    This means that when I receive Homekit alerts, all I can do is check a live stream, but not what view the recording that triggered the motion alert. A bit pointless.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine

    It's my first Homekit device, and am impressed.
    Easy setup, 4 minutes. Came with 1.3 firmware installed for me.
    I also have an Apple TV and iPad mini with Home hub, and use iCloud.
    Live view over 4G works fine, two way communication sounds fine (actually, better than expected).
    1080HD image quality is fine (though could be better, some visible artifacts).
    Didn't want cloud storage, and associated subscription, so microSD storage is fine. Use it as pet cam.
    Only takes low resolution images, and video files seem to be around 1.7MB to 2.4MB, on the short side (30 sec). Maybe wish it would auto-append them.
    Am not getting any motion detection notifications though. But as pet cam I don't mind.
    Omna app is ok. Some technical popups showing up when login seems slow. Like the feature of reading the video files on the SD card, and transferring them to phone. Overall pretty happy (so far).

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The most useless camera you can own!

    I bought this product and set it up using my iphone X and it worked really well and the picture is really clear and good but as soon as i download the Omna app on the other iphone for my partner to access the camera at home, there's NO WAY at all the camera would show on that same Omna account I have logged into on the other iphone. It just shows no camera set up and its only as if its good on ONE iphone where it is being used to setup the camera. What's the point of having that camera if it cannot be shared at all to allow other members of the household to view what's happening at home?? Totally stupid and useless!!

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    update fail

    in between update power failed and after that the omna180hd wont connet to ios anymore the light is still red and wont connet anter reset anymore whats should do ?

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    connection problems

    Some useful info for people who can't connect the cam.
    - If you're using timed access based on your devices' MAC addresses, the camera will not connect
    - If you use DHCP with fixed IPs or fixed IPs only, it's likely not connect

    Solutions: (1) Sacrifice your MAC filtering (that's what I did - set "Everyday-All Day" access ON) and (2) let it connect to the first IP it finds itself (this may eventually lead to IP conflicts on your LAN but you may try to extend your IP range to minimize impact).

    I'll try to figure out how to let it connect with MAC filtering at least. I'll post if I find a solution.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't upgrade firmware 1.3

    Recent days it popped up a note told me to upgrade firmware to 1.3, after I pressed ok it took forever to complete downloading. Thanks goodness after cancel upgrading it still work with 1.0 firmware. Hope D-link will fix this soon for Android version only works with 1.3 firmware.

    I use my ipad as homehub, sometimes my 2 year old son turn off bluetooth / wifi on this ipad and then I cant access remotely.

    In case of eletricity off and then on, my wifi router and all devices restart, and their wifi IPs may change or conflick, only reconnect my Ipad to wifi network could help the camera work again.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product

    DO NOT UPGRADE THE FIRMWARE!!!! This causes the camera to be unusable.

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for nanny-cam

    Using Apple TV as a hub, this camera is great for me being able to keep an eye on my elderly mother who has Parkensonian symptoms and is prone to falling. She is in a state where she cannot be left alone unattended and when my father is teaching, and I need to be home, if I have errands to run or have to take the dog out, I feel comfortable with this camera being in the room where she watches TV. I can see if she is getting up or about to fall and able to see if she needs me to call for help. The microphone and motion detector is an added plus. My iPhone dings when she moves and allows me to pull up the homekit app and see what she is doing, even when I am at the office 90 miles away. The microphone helps me be able to talk to her, her nurse, CNA or physical therapist when I need to. I am planning to get a couple more for other rooms in the house as she is beginning to walk on her own again.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ridiculous waste of money.

    It is useless as a security camera, as it does not record to cloud, and I do not get any notifications of movement.

    I also wasn't aware when I purchased it that I would end up having to also purchase an Apple TV to be able to view remotely.

    Wide angle lens is brilliant, image quality is brilliant. But it's not really useful for anything.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Dropped Canary for this. If you need a monitoring cam, this is great

    So as a security camera the fault is obvious, it's recording to the camera, not the cloud. That can be a pro or con depending on how much you trust other providers with your data.

    You can set up notifications and screenshot from your phone. The OMNA app lets you pull from the SD card, overwrite old videos when the card fills up, and disable the LEDs making it blend into the environment a little more.

    No monthly fee, homekit integration, and a better camera than Canary makes this an upgrade for me.

    14 of 15 people found this useful