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Daily Deal: Izon View Security Camera

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Today's Deal features 46% off of an Izon View Security Camera. Use this simple and sleek camera to keep tabs on your pets, your home or wherever you need an extra set of eyes. It has a free app (compatible with iOS and most Android devices) that allows you to control the camera and live stream the camera's feed. Of course, as with any internet-connected video camera, be aware that you're (at the very least) opening up some potential for others to access the stream. So this isn't a product that we recommend if you're the next Ed Snowden trying to figure out what documents to pass along to Glenn Greenwald and don't want anyone else to see what you're doing. However, as a convenient, inexpensive and practical way to set up an internet-connected security camera to check on your house, the Izon View may be worth a look.

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 7 Apr 2015 @ 2:21pm

    "Of course, as with any internet-connected video camera, be aware that you're (at the very least) opening up some potential for others to access the stream."

    It's apparently not a (completely) unsecured stream. From the izoncam.com website:

    Is the izon camera secure?

    Yes, with bank-level security. Protecting your privacy is our highest priority which is why we built the izon platform to securely stream from your camera directly to your device.


    Whatever that means. xxx-bit encryption? Cloud server security? No mention. It does say it supports wpa2 wifi. So it's at least *nominally* secure -- but then so were "The Fappening" targets, apparently.

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    alanbleiweiss (profile), 7 Apr 2015 @ 3:12pm

    all sales final

    Went to buy this because it could be a neat way to keep tabs on my place. The "all sales final" terms of purchase killed that for me.

    If a product in 2015 that isn't 2nd hand doesn't come with a proper return policy, I'm out.

    I really like the concept of Techdirt deals. Just not where I set myself up to be a sucker.

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      Mike Masnick (profile), 7 Apr 2015 @ 3:20pm

      Re: all sales final

      Went to buy this because it could be a neat way to keep tabs on my place. The "all sales final" terms of purchase killed that for me.

      It's pretty typical on "daily deal" type offerings to make it final sale, because of the greatly discounted price. That's often part of the deal. You're taking some amount of risk in it not being returnable, but the discount is pretty high from the list price.

      FWIW, if you buy it and it's not what you're looking for, I imagine you could probably sell it on eBay or somewhere for a decent amount, so the downside risk probably isn't that high. But, that said, if a no-return policy is really a deal breaker, this probably isn't the right deal for you.

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        alanbleiweiss (profile), 7 Apr 2015 @ 3:32pm

        Re: Re: all sales final

        Yeah my concern is if there's a problem, not if I'm not happy with it.

        I appreciate the response. And FYI I did buy one of the ZeroLemon solar chargers as a result of checking out the camera :-)

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        Anonymous Coward, 7 Apr 2015 @ 6:17pm

        Re: Re: all sales final

        "make it final sale, because of the greatly discounted price. ... the discount is pretty high from the list price."

        The "list price" is basically meaningless when practically no one is paying that price. It's disingenuous to claim that something is worth substantially more than the average retailer is charging. It gives the place a hucksterish feel, as if bottom-fishing for suckers who don't know how to use Google. (Yes, such marketing hype and sales gimmickery is an old tradition, but that still doesn't make it right)

        As for the draconian "all sales final" rule, you can buy these security cameras from other online retailers like Amazon for the same "highly discounted" price -- and get a 30 day return policy.

        http://www.amazon.com/Stem-Wi-Fi-Monitor-Surveillance-Android/dp/B009H5EZE6/ref=pd_sim_sbs_p_ 6/187-4465770-1163522?ie=UTF8&refRID=12S1MCYQX1MWJKSDCPP8

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    Anonymous Coward, 7 Apr 2015 @ 8:29pm

    IZON camera contains a number of security holes

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      orbitalinsertion (profile), 7 Apr 2015 @ 11:57pm

      Re: IZON camera contains a number of security holes

      Well if that ain't a deal breaker (uh, yikes), the fact that it only works for "devices" of 2 flavors, instead of the several widely deployed general purpose operating systems, is.

      And I thought I may have had a use for such a thing. I don't spend a lot of time looking as it isn't critical, but heck I'd buy something through techdirt when I can just because.

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      Leigh Beadon (profile), 8 Apr 2015 @ 9:11am

      Re: IZON camera contains a number of security holes

      To clarify: that issue was found in the earlier version of the camera, which was replaced by the View and another model in 2014.

      That being said, I'm unable to find anything directly confirming that the security issues have been fixed -- but I'm also unable to find any complaints or security discussions more recent than 2013 and discussing the newer models. My guess would be that the holes have been patched, but I'm uncertain. Take that as you will.

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    Richerd, 11 Sep 2015 @ 12:33pm

    It’s really a nice and useful piece of info. It feels awesome to read such informative and unique articles on your websites.

    Regard
    Bestoneuk | Security Camera

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    Great and Usufull Information on article

    It's a really informative article to read on. I am a great fan of your website of its quality and true informative information. Thank you very much and keep going ahead.

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