ProLink PIC3002WN Review

This is a discontinued IP camera from ProLink ( There is another review here but otherwise not much additional information.

I bought four of these for home surveillance, but have discovered a number of shortcomings which you need to consider when buying these::
  • the iOS client hard-resets my iPhone 7 Plus randomly, although my wife's iPhone 8 is "fairly" stable
  • only SD card and DropBox recording work, when recording to a NAS (Windows share) the recording randomly stops. Dropbox requires a paid Dropbox account since the number of files is quite large, and you would also need a lot of bandwidth; a day of recording is about 3GB
  • there is no FTP recording, contradicting the review linked above
  • the cameras sometimes randomly lose their recording settings
  • there are days and days with no available recordings, because the cameras stop recording after a couple days; therefore you have to power-cycle them every few days
These cameras are cheap, and in principle have a lot of features. The video quality is reasonably OK, the IR mode works fine, but unless you use the SD card or DropBox recording, the "added" features are unreliable.  And even if using SD card or DropBox, you have to reboot them every couple days otherwise they stop recording entirely.

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