Honeywell IPCAM-PT2 - Alarmnet Pan/Tilt IP Security Camera Reviews
Submitted on 09/28/2020 Alarm Grid
The Honeywell IPCAM-PT2 is a legacy pan-tilt camera designed for use with Total Connect 2.0. By activating this camera, you will be able to access its live feed from the Total Connect 2.0 platform. You can also live-stream it from certain Honeywell Panels and touchscreen keypads. The main highlight of this camera is its ability to pan and tilt, which can be very useful for scanning an area and detecting activity that occurs. Pan and tilt functionality can be conveniently controlled from Total Connect 2.0. The camera is triggered and begins capturing clips once its integrated motion sensor detects movement. This is a fine camera, and we give it a 5-Star rating.
There are many things to like about the Honeywell IPCAM-PT2. Arguably its best feature is its ability to pan and tilt. This allows you to adjust where the camera is looking so that you can scan the area to search for activity. We appreciate the fact that you can live-stream this camera from both TC2 and compatible panels and keypads. The camera offers a nice recording resolution, which is basically the equivalent to 720p. The camera can be paired with an IP network across either ethernet or WIFI, which adds some flexibility in setup.
There are some downsides for the Honeywell IPCAM-PT2. As a legacy camera, the Honeywell IPCAM-PT2 had to be online when Honeywell pushed down a critical firmware update to make it compatible with their new HTML5 streaming platform. If the camera was not online to receive the update, then it can no longer be used with Total Connect 2.0. Another drawback for the Honeywell IPCAM-PT2 is the fact that it does not have IR illuminators. It does have white LED lights that can be manually triggered, but these don't really work quite as well. The fact that this camera lacks audio recording capabilities is also a downside. But the Honeywell IPCAM-PT2 is still pretty good for a legacy camera, and it is still used by many Total Connect 2.0 users to this day. It gets 5 Stars from Alarm Grid.
Good: Pan-Tilt, Live-Stream From TC2 and/or Compatible Panel/Keypad, 720p, WIFI or Ethernet Option
Bad: Will Not Work if Didn't Receive Critical Firmware Update, No IR Illuminators, No Audio Recording
Bottom Line: 5 Stars