Gave this product a go. Needed something not too expensive and remote viewing capabilities for home security. I will say you need to have a little patience with it at the beginning, but here's the experience and review of it, including networking, setting up, the app, etc.
Networking: For me, I had to move my cable wireless gateway into the living room and provided a almost clear line of sight to the camera. This increases connectivity reliability as well as made the setup very easy. I first tried this product by having it connected to a router which was connected to a Ethernet hub and that was connected to my cable modem. To say the least, too much transferring of data and chances of packet loss. That setup resulted in crashed app, non-responsive camera, etc. So, if you can, give your Guardzilla the best chance at success!
Setting Up/App: I set this up using an Android phone. The app got stuck twice on setting up the account. The workaround is this: go to the Guardzilla website while the app is stuck on setting up account, and try logging in with the email and password you put in the app for setup. It logged me in. I then went into my phone's settings menu-Apps-Guardzilla-Force stop-ok/yes. I then relaunched the app and instead of selecting setup account, I chose login. If got stuck logging in. Again, logout of website and login. Then force stop the app. Relaunch app, select login, and badda Bing badda boom it went through good :) From that point on, the app is awesome with short videos and text on next steps. Simply follow it and I had no issues setting up the camera.
Video Quality: I did my research before buying this and watched those YouTube reviews....most said video quality isn't that great....I say good luck streaming 1080p from a camera 30 miles away while you are on cell data! Besides that, the picture quality is actually really good. Oh did I mention you can rotate your phone longways and it'll fill the entire screen? And then standard figure gesture for zooming in and out!
For the first day, I 'broke in' the camera logging in and out of app, live monitoring, alarm test, etc. I noticed that after doing this for a few hours of stress testing the connectivity of the camera through the app, less hiccups in the overall app and camera.
Yes, when I'm on my cell data network, the app occasionally does stop, usually when I tried telling at my cat to get off the kitchen counter or listening in. No worries-just open up the app and good to go. Also should note you need a phone that has storage space left, and a good processor with enough RAM. Aka the LG Coolpad will result in the app barely working, crashing, etc. If you have a processor like the Motorola G4 or G5S Plus, works flawlessly.
As for not detecting pets, if you have a pet that jumps up higher than a couch, the Guardzilla when armed did pick it up and record it. I had that fear so I turned off the alarm. Makes it a kind of silent alarm system cause it'll text you and email you when the motion detection goes off. Simply log into the app, hit event history and there ya have a 8 second video of the event. You can save that to your phone too. There are also apps in the android store for free that allows you to record your screen aka open up live monitoring, turn phone longways, enable the app, hit record and BAM you have recorded monitoring of your security camera!
Conclusion: little patience and giving your Guardzilla the best chance for success with your network is key, but this is awesome! I will be buying more and adding them all through the same app. Bravo to Guardzilla!
P.S. If you have any issues with the product, app, networking, etc, feel free to post a comment and I'll try to help.