dscf0104 PROLINK GSM 3G Camera review: because your privacy is just that important

Do you fancy being able to track what goes on in your home  even while you are at work or in school, all with a simple press of some buttons on your 3G-capable mobile phone? If that sounds like the kind of thing you wanted for the longest time already, there may be some good news in the form of PROLINK's PHC-105 GSM 3G camera, which is supposedly capable of doing just that. And leave it to us over at VR-Zone to check out its features and ease of use, so that you do not have to.

 

dscf0065 PROLINK GSM 3G Camera review: because your privacy is just that important

Nowadays, the idea of having a personal surveillance camera is no longer a luxury reserved for only the rich. With most people starting to be more conscious about the concept of privacy, it is only natural that some might feel the need to ensure that they know what happens in their rooms or homes, regardless of where they are.

And that is not all: the usefulness of a surveillance camera can also be extended to working parents who may want to have a convenient means of monitoring a young child left alone at home. After all, nothing beats being able to keep track of one's children in order to ensure that they do not get themselves into any trouble in the absense of a grown-up.

That being said, good surveillance cameras are anything but cheap. And on top of that, most traditional surveillance cameras require a constant video feed to external display devices, which makes them unsuitable for use by most consumers. However, chances are the average consumer who wants to invest in a cheap alternative is not likely to mind the tradeoffs in various aspects such as image quality. With that in mind, we take a look at PROLINK's PHC-105, an affordable GSM 3G surveillance camera which allows users to control their cameras from the comfort of their 3G-capable mobile phones.

Technical specifications

GSM frequency UTMS 850 (900) / 1900 / 2100
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Image format JPEG
Image resolution 160 x 128, 320 x 240, 640 x 480
Built-in storage capacity 4GB (internal TF card)
Shooting/Viewing angle 68 degrees (horizontal + vertical)
Motion-detection distance up to 9 metres (daytime), up to 6 metres (night)
Passive Infrared sensor distance up to 6 metres
Battery capacity 800mAh lithium-ion battery capable of up to 40 hours (standby and disarmed), up to 8 hours (when armed with continous trigerring)