This is a great camera, but very hard to get started using. The directions are hard to understand. I think this is because of poor translation from Chinese. I watched a video provided by another user and that helped me to get started. I originally wanted to use this camera to watch our door step. Since we live in an apartment, we have no control over who comes around. We have even had a few things stolen off our door. The major problem with using this camera is that it must be plugged in for long term use, so this would not work on our door. I have thus changed my purpose and use of this camera. I have it setup in our living room to watch my kids when they are being babysat. It works great for this. I would recommend this camera for anyone who wants to put this somewhere to use when it can be plugged in. I would also recommend that you watch videos about setup, otherwise it is nearly impossible to figure out.