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FDT 1080P HD FD8901 Review vs Motorola baby monitor

I purchased two of these guys for my two lil kiddos, as the second came, I did not want to pay $100+ for another camera in my Motorola baby cam setup.

What I like:
Picture quality is great
local recording on movement works great
360 degree angles are awesome
Night version works great
movement + audio alarms work great using Tinycam pro

I have a few issues:
The web app for moving the camera does not work well at all.
I cannot get two way working, even in the tinycam pro app.
I wish it had 5ghz, 2.4ghz is pretty saturated, and N just isn’t that fast.

I still prefer it over my Motorola baby monitor, much more versatile, and quality picture. I bought a Amazon Fire to use as a 24/7 baby cam, and it works great. It will vibrate on movement/noise.

I also have all traffic blocked going out to the internet, and coming in. I do have DNS and NTP protocols open to keep the time in sync on my firewall. Because of this though, I am also logging ANY traffic the FDT tries to reach out with, and so far they have not tried reaching out, it has been about 4 months too. I was slightly worried with all of the Chinese cameras that have been known to reach out and call home.

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Linux linux pfsense

Creating firewall rules for pfsense to block cameras from going out

I installed pfSense 2.4.1, to replace my Asus AC68U as my router, and purchased an Ubiquiti UAP-AC-PRO for my wireless. So far so good, but I had one thing I REALLY wanted done with this new firewall, that my old one could not, and that was properly blocking all traffic going OUT, except NTP, and DNS to resolve those NTP entries. So my set up was as follows:

If you want me to get into each of the rules, let me know and I can. It works great, as I can see it allowing the NTP and DNS entries. This works best if your DNS server is your router/gateway. If it is not, you will have to substitute in what your DNS servers are. I am waiting for something to call home, so I can then report that to FDT, my camera manufacturer, and ask them WHY is it calling home?!