Dutch tech magazine PCM has conducted a series of tests on leading brands of IP security cameras in its September 2013 edition, and concluded that the LevelOne FCS-5051 stood out as the best overall performer.  
 
Among a strong field including the Logitech Alert 750e, the D-Link DCS 5222L and the Axis M1034W, the LevelOne camera was rated as having the best image quality and features, as well as all-round performance in both day and night settings. It was judged easy to set up and use, representing good versatility and value for money.
 
The test focused on popular WiFi IP cameras that could function indoors and outdoors, were capable of both day and night viewing and gave the user easy and convenient mobile functionality. While others performed well in some areas, the FCS-5051 from LevelOne ticked most boxes for the Dutch reviewers and was granted the “Best Product” award.  
 
The magazine said: “The FCS -5051 offers the best picture quality of all cameras in the test and also fine night vision…if you want the best of both worlds, you will be drawn to the LevelOne camera.”   
 
The FCS-5051 from LevelOne is a 2-megapixel, high-definition day/night surveillance camera with PoE, an IP66 waterproof rating for outdoor use and built-in infrared LEDs to enhance night viewing. Other features include Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) which enhances visibility under extremely bright or dark conditions, a built-in Micro SD/SDHC slot for local storage, digital input/output for connecting a sensor or alarm, as well as free software allowing simultaneous viewing of up to 64 channels.