Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




15134 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3929

Trusted
Subscriber

Topic # 108844 6-Sep-2012 21:46
Send private message

Hi There!

I am after a recommendation on a Wireless IP Camera, ideally capable of 720p view/record. Initially we want it as a baby monitor, after that an outdoors surveillance camera. Both will record to our high speed NAS. Needs decent controls remotely via Android and iDevices. 

Anyone able to recommend something?


Create new topic
25684 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5435

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Subscriber

  Reply # 682581 6-Sep-2012 22:21
Send private message

None whatsoever. I wouldn't go near 99% of the wireless cameras on the market because they're all cheap junk.

Wired cameras are another story, and it's not hard to add a wireless bridge.


3381 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 386

Trusted

  Reply # 682582 6-Sep-2012 22:26
Send private message

Yea just get a wired IP camera with wireless bridge. I've been trying the Ubiquiti ones, pretty decent.





 
 
 
 




15134 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3929

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 682588 6-Sep-2012 22:42
Send private message

sbiddle: None whatsoever. I wouldn't go near 99% of the wireless cameras on the market because they're all cheap junk.

Wired cameras are another story, and it's not hard to add a wireless bridge.



Would you be able to point me in the direction of the type of device you are speaking of?

25684 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5435

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Subscriber

  Reply # 682635 7-Sep-2012 06:43
Send private message

Zeon: Yea just get a wired IP camera with wireless bridge. I've been trying the Ubiquiti ones, pretty decent.


IMHO avoid the UBNT stuff at all costs. It's exceptionally average kit and there is far better kit out there for not much more.

If you read the thread on here over the last few weeks about Dahua stuff you'll see 2MP cameras that you can get landed here for around NZ$150 that IMHO are the best bang for your buck around.


262 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 13


  Reply # 682636 7-Sep-2012 06:47
Send private message

I'm using 3 cheap ones off trademe. Cost about $80. I'm using Ispy free software.
2 of the cameras have pan\tilt.

On the android there is a app called Net eye camera. This connects to most models.

536 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 87


  Reply # 683807 10-Sep-2012 12:59
Send private message

I was after a wireless jobbie too - all I did was go with one of the Dahua 2mp IP Cameras, and plug it into a PoE injector and a wireless repeater and whamo - you effectivly have a wireless camera. Done :)

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

UAV Traffic Management Trial launching today in New Zealand
Posted 12-Dec-2017 16:06


UFB connections pass 460,000
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:26


The Warehouse Group to adopt IBM Cloud to support digital transformation
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:22


Dimension Data peeks into digital business 2018
Posted 11-Dec-2017 10:55


2018 Cyber Security Predictions
Posted 7-Dec-2017 14:55


Global Govtech Accelerator to drive public sector innovation in Wellington
Posted 7-Dec-2017 11:21


Stuff Pix media strategy a new direction
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:37


Digital transformation is dead
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:31


Fake news and cyber security
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:27


Dimension Data New Zealand strengthens cybersecurity practice
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:27


Epson NZ launches new Expression Premium Photo range
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:26


Eventbrite and Twickets launch integration partnership in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:23


New Fujifilm macro lens lands in New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:16


Cyber security not being taken seriously enough
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:13


Sony commences Android 8.0 Oreo rollout in New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:08



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.