The IP 70 review unit package came bundled with a proprietary 802.11 b/g/n wireless dongle, the WL155.

The package contained the essentials to get the user up and running.

  • Camera unit
  • Ethernet cable
  • 10W power adapter
  • Mounting screws
  • CD containing the setup software.

From top to bottom, the front of the IP camera contains the following components:

  • Light sensor
  • 6 IR lamps
  • Lens
  • Speaker
  • LED light
  • Microphone

At the back of the unit, we have the following:

  • USB port for wireless adapter dongle
  • Audio output
  • Microphone input
  • Power adapter input
  • Reset button
  • I/O port
  • RJ-45 Ethernet port

There is also a microSD card slot on the left side of the unit

The I/O port at the rear can be used to interface with home security systems. The input ports supports passive IR sensors, smoke detector other such sensors. The output ports can trigger external indicators like sirens.


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  • - Monday, August 1, 2011 - link

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  • jman7 - Friday, August 19, 2011 - link

    I have two of the IP540P camera which are step up from this. They removed in latest firmware in all models the ability to records to SMB, NAS or any type of server. All consumer models you derivatives of the same firmware. You can record pictures but not video to a server in the latest firmware. They added the ability to monitor your video over the Internet but took away the necessary features. I reverted back to the latest firmware which did support to recording to SMB shares but that usually locks up the camera at around the 15 hour mark or so. It does have great video for remote video but if you think it will reliably record your home your are mistaken. They have claimed since April that they will restore firmware features but so far nothing.

    I have found many other owners of Compro video products saying the same things about their cameras. I feel duped by Anandtech these products are buggy and useless and any honest review would have picked up on this within the first day. The iP540 mentions a firmware that Campro never released to customers. Evidently they responsively release firmware to reviewers but not customers.
  • A.K. - Friday, August 26, 2011 - link

    The root cause of this issue is that Compro has added a new P2P service feature called Seedonk Server onto the 2.0 release and had to make tradeoff due to the insufficient memory space; the tradeoff is the SAMBA NFS recording function.
  • A.K. - Friday, August 26, 2011 - link

    Compro does apology for users who are replying on the SAMBA NFS recording function and will release a special version of the 2.0 firmware with the SAMBA NFS 2.0 (however without the Seedonk Server function) will be available by the mid Sept.

    However, if anyone want to recording their video from Compro IP Camera, now they launch their own NAS/NVR product to the market, all firmware support the recording to their own NAS/NVR is no problem.
  • X man - Saturday, August 27, 2011 - link

    On current FW, I can use Synology server for Video Recording. And their excellent mobile solution on iPhone/iPad/Android Phome make the camera (IP70 and IP540) good IP Cameras for Home Users.
  • - Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - link

    --- Great article. I know a company that sell's also a cheap and quality ip camera.

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