First Look: Grandstream GXV3672_HD

February 8, 2013 by Taylor Hamp

Grandstream GXV3672_HD

Recently, Grandstream released several new cameras that have made a great impression here at VoIP Supply and on the web.  Our VoIP Supply Lab was lucky enough to get one of them, the new Grandstream GXV3672_HD, and we immediately jumped on the network to check it out!

The physical appearance of the new IP camera was a pleasant surprise.  This IP66-rated weatherproof outdoor IP camera has a solid metal casing with a matte black finish.  Included with the GXV3672_HD is a sun shield to prevent glare on the lens and a back-mounted camera mount comes preattached.  The wiring is already strung through the camera mount base, so the Power-over-Ethernet IP camera is ready to go as soon as you are.  If you are not planning on PoE, a universal power supply is included as well.  In no time at all the GXV3672 was up and running and streaming smoothly over the web browser at what I set at 8 fps.  As Grandstream IP Cameras are compatible with Grandstream Video Phones, you would be able to view the video footage over your Grandstream GXV3140 or Grandstream GXV3175, which, let’s face it, viewing your security footage over your video phone is cool.

Surrounded by nearly 50 IR LED lights, the Grandstream GXV3672_HD is a true night and day camera with 1/3″ 1.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor.  The LEDs create a smooth night image that aim to impress, and the H.264 compression makes for favorable bandwidth usage and memory storage.  I viewed the images over Grandstream’s free video management software, Gsurf, and the day image picked up great color, even in low light conditions (such as light shadows), and immediately switched over to black and white for night vision once the lux went too low.  16 determinable motion detection boxes can be set and video analytics are built directly into the GXV3672 cameras making it easy to customize these new Grandstream IP cameras to your own preferences.

If you’re looking for an affordable camera option, this will be an exceptional choice, plus the Gsurf software is very user-friendly and can manage up to 36 Grandstream IP cameras.

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