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Topic # 201683 29-Aug-2016 21:07
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Hello

 

I need a cctv camera to cover 180 degrees in 15-20m range. Should be good under low light, outdoor, waterproof. Only planning to monitor so il be using a tablet with the app to view the footage. Any suggestions? been looking on aliexpress.

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1619338 29-Aug-2016 21:12
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A 180 degree field of view is pretty ambitious. Only camera I'd recommend for that would be Mobotix but if you're looking on Aliexpress then that'll be waaaaaaay out of your price range.

 

 


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  Reply # 1619348 29-Aug-2016 21:38
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Mobotix M15 = $4k ish.

 

Will tick all your boxes though.


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1619358 29-Aug-2016 22:02
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Ouch. I was looking at something like this outdoor camera.

 

If not use two camera's?


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  Reply # 1619359 29-Aug-2016 22:04
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Hikvision do a "mini fisheye camera" that will probably do what you want. Depends if you just want an "overview" sort of view or actual detail likes faces.

 

Still not in the aliexpress price range but a lot more affordable than the Mobotix 180 camera - the Mobotix camera is a proper dual-lens thing though so gives a much better image and is the proper way to do it.


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  Reply # 1619366 29-Aug-2016 22:12
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There are cheap fisheye cameras on aliexpress, made more for cieling mount to get a whole room, and the dewarp is only done in the horrid CMS software so watching on mobile will give you just the circle image with everything distorted, but for $50 it will let you see if someone is sealing crap from your yard easy enough, just not really able to identify who they are very well.

 

My one came with firmware that had an embedded iframe to some dodgey site on it, I put the stock firmware for the board in the camera on it to get rid if that and it seemed to break the cloud feature. I dont use the cloud feature since I have severe security concerns about it, but if it is important to you then you might want to not order the one I did unless they have sorted their stuff out - I got this one

 

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/1-2-8-2-0MP-Panorama-View-180-360-Degree-Panoramic-Onvif-1080P-IP-Camera-2MP/32612384250.html

 

Seems to have gone up since I bought it.

 

If there is anything bright in the image like the sun in a window, it freaks out tho, so looking outside but not directly downwards it might have problems.





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  Reply # 1619399 30-Aug-2016 07:12
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@gumdigger Your post had totally broken the formatting so I can't quote it but I assume you haven't picked up the fact that camera is only analogue and totally unsuitable for what you want to do?

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1619536 30-Aug-2016 10:59
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Thanks guys. Looks like I will have to go with two camera's. Any suggestions?

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  Reply # 1619539 30-Aug-2016 11:07
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gumdigger: Thanks guys. Looks like I will have to go with two camera's. Any suggestions?

 

Dahua or Hikvision from a reputable seller.

 

Most Dahua sellers now are simply selling Chinese market product with hacked firmware so you have to be careful who you buy from. Likewise there was a lot of fake Hikvision product out there also. You can buy both in NZ but can't expect to pay Aliexpress prices.

 

 


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  Reply # 1619576 30-Aug-2016 11:57
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SnapIt HD.  Kiwi company.

 

http://www.snapithd.com/





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  Reply # 1619654 30-Aug-2016 13:29
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SnapIt HD.  Kiwi company.

 

http://www.snapithd.com/

 

 

Great product but I can't imagine the OP wanting to pay the price they want for their camera! While their product is great I personally think it is priced out of the market for everybody but corporates who want a simple out of the box webcam.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1619710 30-Aug-2016 15:27
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Make sure you get any hikvision cameras and NVR from the same supplier, as there are different language hacks they use on the chinese ones, and not all will interact with each other and will give you language errors even tho you are looking at english on both the camera and the NVR.





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  Reply # 1619764 30-Aug-2016 16:37
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Computer Dynamics are now selling Dahua gear, not sure if they are competitive on pricing as we don't do CCTV.





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  Reply # 1619877 30-Aug-2016 20:13
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gumdigger:

 

Ouch. I was looking at something like this outdoor camera.

 

If not use two camera's?

 

 

You are looking at an analogue camera? you don't have the resolution for any more than 20m even with a 30deg lens, so I suspect that camera is a PTZ (moveable/zoomable) type? Mobotix will give you true 180deg megapixel, and no need for any DVR or NVR -- you can use a SD card in the camera and install some freeware on a computer to view it.

 

Seriously try to get a reasonable quality megapixel cam from a reputable supplier and ask whether it has the right light sensitivity and resolution for your needs. Black & white gives better night time performance.





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