Love it but.. 4/5
I have the lightbulb that changes colors and it works great never had an issue, I would give it 5 stars if they had better scenes. The current scenes that are available are soo bad
Works for the most part 3/5
Sometimes for no reason the groups stop working and when you switch to color the bulbs reset themselves to zero brightness so it looks like they don’t work.
But for the most part it works as advertised.
I recommend them.
Great value! 5/5
When we got one of these the expectations were not that high due to the low price. We were so impressed with that that we got two more. They are very easy to set up and provide reasonable video in both daylight and infrared night mode. Def recommend.
App stopped working 1/5
I tried to view my cam after getting an alert. The video feed would not come up with multiple errors. Could not connect, could not establish secure connection, etc. tried restarting phone. Tried clearing ram. Deleted app and downloaded. Now it just says system error and will not let me login. I try to reset and it says I a m not a registered user.
I tried customer service. They take several minutes to respond to each chat message. Their English is so bad you can’t understand what they are saying. “If our developers already update we are sent.” Uhhhhh what?
I have had nothing but issues with this product since I bought it. Not happy with results.
My lights and house are now messed up because the app failed and they have yet to make an update for it such a waste of time.
The app needs some getting used to... 4/5
I wish the menu was more user friendly and simple. More like the app menu on an iPhone or android, and not like a nested list. Cause I sometimes get lost looking for things.
Safe and Secure 5/5
I love these cameras and App. I can watch my kids if I have to be gone for a few hours. Or just watch my home in general. Yes someone could unplug them but by the time they did that I have already gotten a picture of their face (if motion sensors are set to on). My only complain is one of my cameras microphone started to malfunction after the last update.
Sound issue 3/5
By puppy stalker
Camera is great
I bought this to watch my dog when he’s in the garage camera and sound are fine unless I try to speak through the app to the garage then it’s a stutter squeaking noise comming out
DONT BUY 1/5
The plug won’t connect I’ve been trying for 2hr and nothing makes a difference. Don’t buy
Love this app 5/5
I absolutely love that I now how the ability to control my lights remotely. I no longer have to enter a dark home. I wish I could figure out how to set the timers.
Love it, except the microphone sound quality could be better! Overall love it!
Ok, but... 3/5
I like the greeni smart outlets as a cost friendly alternative to other products compatible with our Google Home and Hub, but I dont like that the camera feeds cant be viewed through Google Home. Kind of an oversight there...
I thought I wrote a review already 4/5
By Em Dooey
But I’ll write another! I’ve had this little camera for over a year now, set it up in the office to see what my cat got up to when I wasn’t there and now have it in the living room pointed at my dog’s crate where he stays when we go somewhere. After the initial setup, it’s been a great little camera. I downloaded the wrong app at first, as I suspected a lot of people did who have this one star because it didn’t work, but called customer service and got the help I needed to get it straight. Btw, app is Geeni, NOT Merkury. Also, I recall I had to make sure the camera was synced to the 2.4 wifi and not the stronger 5 (we have both, and at first I automatically put it on the 5, apologies that I don’t recall the actual name but every time I sign into my account to get my internet connection I see both so I remember the numbers, I hope if anyone reads this they know what I mean) so that was also something I had to straighten out. Once done everything’s been fine, but recently I switched phones and have a new number, and I can’t see any place to change that, so I contacted customer service in-app and am waiting for a response. If I can’t change it I’ll have to create another account, I guess. Minor annoyance but doable since it doesn’t involve set up of the product haha.
I hope this helps someone out there. It’s a good product, give it a chance!
A little blurry when the camera takes a picture
IOS app is buggy. 1/5
By This nickname txbuddha
The IOS app does not properly support the audio function of speaking through the app to someone. The audio is very choppy and incomprehensible to the person at the camera. I have the CW010 and the doorbell. I loaded the app on an android device and audio worked perfectly so it is not an issue with my WiFi. It is an issue with the IOS app. I opened a ticket with Geeni support and they passed it on to the developers. Outside of the audio functionality, the app is fine.
One of the best cameras! Only 1 issue... 4/5
Solid camera, almost no complaints and one of the best picture qualities in a non-commercial home security camera out there. Only way to get a better picture quality is to go 4K with an ugly dome type retail store camera. The only negative, and I feel they could incorporate this very easily, is to add an alarm sound to the actual camera. Mine is in the garage, if there is someone in there or possibly about to go in I would like to sound an alarm as a first line of defense which most people would leave knowing they are now on camera, several of the competitor cameras have this feature already so might need to switch if it’s not incorporated in the next version. Only reason I -1 Star. Otherwise great camera!
By Ese SMiL3Y DiAZ
I love this app. It makes my life so much easier . Thanks Geeni.
Crashes a lot 4/5
iPad mini 2, Camera
Guard up!!! 4/5
By Mr heavyhitta
Sometimes you just cant be too careful with people and their wicked evil ways. But with this lil geeni running and recording you cant miss a dang thing. Protect yourself people!
Great idea ! 5/5
I had to leave my home for 3 months and placed these on the front and in multiple rooms in my home. I would turn them on and off at a variety of times so people wouldn’t know if someone was there or not. Worked great and easy to set up!
So I got the lights for Christmas and I finally got them working but they keep saying that they are offline and I can’t figure out how to turn them online I have tried everything.
Very effective 5/5
Great home camera for monitoring your space and/ or children when away from home. Very good sound quality and good recording. I own two. I’m glad I got this!
I’ve had these cameras for awhile and for the most part they work well...Lately though when you speak into the mic it comes out garbled and get a lot of feedback on the other end..That function used to work but since the last update hasn’t worked good..
Please help 5/5
Maybe a dumb question but can you get this app or a way to get the camera feeds on a PC? If so, how please.
Works but doesn’t integrate 2/5
By K Farn
Was able to pair 3 out of 4 lights with my home network without any trouble (4th light won’t come on but could be the lamp, and working with the other 3 first)- brightens, and color control was easy and smooth via the app - the problem ai’m having is adding the devices to my home assistant - Google Home is unable to find the devices and therefore can’t control them - which was the primary reason I bought the lights in the first place (confirmed that they are on the same network, powered on, working in th Geeni app, Geeni app is on, . . . . ) - instructions show “screens-capture instructions” that don’t match any Geeni or Google Home screens (presume written for an earlier version of one or the other) - hope this gets resolved quickly otherwise will be forced to return these and go with another product
My world now 5/5
By my world now
I’m single and you can go with that for now! This has gave me the extra security that I needed and such a relief since I came home one day and my back door had been broken in and 2 Flatscreen TV’s had been stolen! Now I can see who’s coming in and OUT of my home! Thanks Geni !!!!
Geeni Light Bulbs from Sams 1/5
The lights will not stay connected to the network. I re-installed the app/reconnected to Wi Fi. A week later the 4 lights i use as recess lights disconnected from network again. Can’t keep pulling out a ladder to fix the network connection. Waste of money!
Our Phillip Hue lights don’t have this problem.
By terence 10
My Camera was working fine for 1.5 Month and then boom came home it was just off line and now I cannot get it to connect smh it was nice to be able to check on my house from the street while out and about 😞
Its not perfect 4/5
But its a whole lot better than it was, these light bulbs are tons cheaper than most competitors, and they work great, we have 12 of the 75 watt models in out apartment, so every light fixture, the app can be a tiny bit clunky but after playing with it its acceptable, the scene and automation are much easier to use, the app works on the oldest and weakest devices so my old ipad 2 and junky android are both velcroed to the walls and permanently on so we have light controls everywhere, the bulbs on white mode are standard 75 watt light output, but in color mode they are significantly dimmer, think more like 25 watt, but these work great, especially at night watching tv or thinking about going to bed, we were definitely happy with our purchase of these products especially for such a cheap price, i havent been able to figure out how to turn lights of when im away from wifi either but tbh i havent tried terribly hard either.
It worked 4/5
I caught her red handed taking it!! Too bad it was only 8 months to late. But I got a better peace of mind about it now
Night mode is trash 2/5
Loved my camera when I first got it. It points out the window into the parking lot. The lot is well lit. At night it looked very clear. Until one day the camera began to use "night mode" automatically. Once this mode activated it just glares off the window, leaving just a black and white blur. It's not really an out door camera so this is the best way to set it up. Plus there's no way for me to put it outside due to my home set up. It is now unusable at night. It's very frustrating because like I mentioned the camera didn't alway do this. Once I updated the firmware ( because I had to because the cam stopped working until I did so) it became worse. Why would you make a update that makes your product worst? I hope you guys are working to add a toggle night mode switch, because without that option the camera is trash! It's sad because I was really a big fan of you guys up until now. I told all my friends how great and affordable your products are. About 8 of my friends already went out and bought several of your bulbs based off of my recommendation. I'd love to keep spreading positive word but at this time I can't do that. Also customer support through the in app option was no help at all. They asked me to elaborate my issue then never responded once I did so. It's been a few day and I'm still waiting. I hope you guys make the needed changes so I can continue to enjoy the product I once loved. I hope the right person reads this so you can move forward with a much needed improvement to this product.
Works Great If You Have WiFi 3/5
DOESNT WORK WITHOUT WIFI !
Other than That Great Light Bulb !
Love these lights 5/5
I love these lights. I have them all throughout my house. I can turn the light on before I even make it into that room. I feel so safe now. I recommend this to everyone.
By LJT Sonny
This is very awesome and I feel Geeni is number 1 and I hope it keeps doing great!!!
Love the app it is great. Would be nice to be able to slow the rainbow scene down or speed it up. Thanks
Best hands down 5/5
Works flawlessly all the time. Excellent high quality item.
Cameras and app 5/5
Overall great app great cameras great quality I love these cameras and I’m continuing to buy more but the notification delete needs to be fixed because I delete them all and they reappear so that’s the only problem I have had besides sometimes freezing
Please add a widget support! That would make my life so easier before I goto sleep and don’t want to open the app. Thank you !
520 bad gateway 1/5
The light connect with the geeni app but it won't let me connect with google home app. When I tried to link the geeni app with google home, it kept showing me the "502 bad gateway". Feel bad!
About a week ago, I got a google home and lights with the geeni app, it was working fine until my google home suddenly said. “Can’t connect to geeni, I decided to disconnect my geeni from my google home and now it won’t reconnect. Hopefully this gets fixed!
Error 502: Bad Gateway 2/5
When I tried to control my lights through the Google Home app like I normally do and have been doing it said they were offline but I could control them from the Geeni app. So I reset my lights and nothing happened. So I figured it was something with the connection between the 2 apps. I unlinked my account from the google home app and now it won’t link again. It loads FOREVER and then when it does and you enter your account information and click “link” it continues to load until finally saying “Error 502: bad gateway” or when I click on Geeni from the google home app to link the 2 apps, it will take me directly to the error page. Geeni will not link with my Google Home app anymore!
App issues 3/5
I have google home and linked my Geeni account with it for a few lights and something about the app is causing a difficulty in connecting with google home.
Easy setup but missing flexibility and power tracking 3/5
First thing setting up device is easy.
No easy way to turn on/off plug. every time I need to open app and turn on/off plug.
Please add turning on/off a plug from today widget extension.. you can add turn on/off scenes also.
I do not find anywhere plug power tracking in app.
USB ports are always on and combining two ports max of 2.1amp is delivered..Please mention in your product description
Please mention minimum power required when no device is attached?
By concerend big time
I bought the prisma strip smart WI-FI Color led strip kit to decorate. The lights wouldn’t connect to the wi-fi. The app says it only runs on 2.4 ghz and my wi-fi is 2.4 ghz
It’s a great app but the one thing I don’t like is every time I wake up in the morning or lay down without turning my light off I have to unlock my phone, go the app, then wait for it to load then turn it off and it would be so much easier to slide over and turn it off.
Love this product! I can turn the lights off or on from anywhere with my phone! And I can scare my boyfriend... :) hahaha. Overall great product!!! Highly recommend!
It works perfectly fine other than the white light ( normal ) sometimes do not work me willing for it to work I have to restart it but then after 1 week later it do not work again it has a very low light instead of bright and normal other than that it works perfectly fine although it can use a bit more colors
Merkury innovations Smart light bulb and app 4/5
By hd gh
Love this light bulb it’s the best one for the price the app is good too just don’t know if they will add more to it like ability to control with Siri and more automations and scenes still great tho.