I've been playing with the ubiquiti aircams for the last few weeks and for their price I've been pretty impressed. The airvision software is a bit clunky, doesnt run as a service, is resource intensive and not good at storage management but does work well on my iphone and does notify me of movement etc.
The aircam quality is ok but not great, basically it works but i think ill wait until they release their pro version before I revisit them.
The other cam I've tried this week was from Level 1, the FCS-5051 a 2MP IR Bullet. A completely different kettle of fish to the Aircam. A solid IP66 housing that felt solid and secure. It also had features that I was interested in, like inbuilt NVR, image transfer to FTP and email notification on movement etc all on-board. The image quality was pretty good but i didnt really get a change to fully test it outdoors. There is a 5MP unit due shortly which id also like to test.
Unfortunately the Level one cam wont FTP video to offsite only still images, so I've started to look at a NAS that will backup to clouds like Amazon of via FTP etc. Both QNAP and Synology seem to have products wehich will do this.
So after the rant my questions...
1. NAS recommendation that will work with wide variety of IP camera and backup realtime to cloud.
2. IP Camera for outdoor day/night use that will work with the above ($700-$1000)
or if there is a free open source NVR product i could install on an old Core2 laptop and use that as the NVR... infact id probably prefer this..