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# 36461 25-Jun-2009 12:46
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Hi all,

Having spent the morning dealing with a break-in that occured last night (wallet, mobile, camera, camcorder, they even took my cigarettes Cry), does any one know it there is a system that I can put together with wireless cameras and the iMac (at least they didn't get that Smile) that will provide me with some level of comfort or at least a chance for the Police to deal with the little f*ckers...

I have had a Google and found this software which looks ok (, however what sort of cameras do I need to look for that will interface wirelessely with the iMac? I have a wireless network (Thompson TG585) and Xtra broadband so am also looking at setting up a static IP for remote monitoring.


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Master Geek

  # 228247 25-Jun-2009 13:18
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Apple broke the ability to capture images remotely from the iSight camera with v10.5, best bet is a wireless ip camera hidden in a corner of the room. After spending 2 weeks developing a web-based app to do this with our 16 macs on site we gave up in the end and bought a device dedicated to that task.

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  # 228252 25-Jun-2009 13:22
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Hi BartManGeek,

Do you have any camera recommendations?



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Master Geek

  # 228258 25-Jun-2009 13:55
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I am happy with the DLink (Dlink DCS-920 Wireless IP Security Camera) we have - head over to pricespy and have a look there.

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  # 228275 25-Jun-2009 14:56
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We got burgled last week - and I've been looking into exactly this type of thing too. We had a bunch of electronic stuff pinched but they left the iMac - perhaps they noticed the kids had left the iSight camera on?

I found the following that looks like it'll suit as well

Available around the place (PBTech for one) high $280ish. And will email you on motion sensing with a short video - so Im guessing even if they return and rip off the camera - you've at least got some footage!

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  # 228281 25-Jun-2009 15:23
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Thanks - I am ready to purchase, now I just need a credit card....

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