Best Home Security Network Cameras (Indoor)

  • February 7, 2012
  • Robert Whitefield
We’ve recently added a page on with our recommendations for the top indoor home security IP cameras available at three price points. On The Cheap: LOFTEK CXS 2200 – $68 Middle of the Road: D-Link DCS-932L – $97 Getting Up There: Axis M1011-W – $185 For a full description on why we chose these cameras, head over to our indoor home security IP cameras page. []1 Read More

Best Baby Monitor Network Cameras

  • February 1, 2012
  • Robert Whitefield
We’ve recently added a few new pages on, including some recommendations for three great network cameras to function as baby monitors. So save some cash on the baby sitter and rest easy while big brother watches over the kiddies… joking. Keep the babysitter for now — but be glad that with, you’ll never miss the moment when your newest family member rolls over for the first time, or does something that’s just incredibly cute. Read More

Foscam FI8918W vs. LOFTEK CXS 2200 Review

  • October 13, 2011
  • Robert Whitefield

FoscamFI8918W vs LOFTEK CXS 2200 on

LOFTEK’s CXS 2200 and Foscam’s FI8918w are incredibly similar – both in specs, and obviously in appearance. I’m going to break down the key differences between the two, and tell you which one I think offers more for the cash.



  • It’s really cheap
  • Image quality is noticeably better than FI8918W
  • Extremely sensitive motion detection
  • Equipped with wifi, night vision, audio
  • Works great on
  • LOFTEK has excellent tech support
  • It’s $60-$70.


  • IP address is hard coded, making setup process potentially irritating
  • Lack of DHCP was not advertised – had to dig online to figure it out
  • Daytime colors are a little washed out due to IR
  • No color adjustment
  • Software doesn’t work on Mac, but you don’t really need it


LOFTEK’s CXS 2200 is a great entry-level network camera. $60-$70 buys you night vision, high quality picture, PTZ, and great motion detection. Despite potential challenges in setup due it its lack of DHCP support, you can’t go wrong buying a CXS 2200 for the price. Pro tip: the default IP is

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