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# 143686 23-Apr-2014 19:21
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Does anyone have any suggestions for a wifi secuity camera? What Im wanting is something that can alert me to someone being at a second property across the road from me which is generally unmanned. Both sites have their own internet connection. 

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  # 1030223 23-Apr-2014 23:55
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How far across the road?  Might even be able to get a WiFi signal to it without having to rely on the internet.

D-Link cameras are generally available and cheap and simple, okay resolution for 5m to 10m visibility.  I'm about to add to my old faithful wired Panasonic a WiFi D-Link DSC-930L which I've picked up cheap.  Someone (overseas) installed it outdoors under eves even though it is an indoor camera and had no issues for years except the odd time when a spider made a nest on the lens.

There is another thread on this forum about high quality multi-megapixel cameras which is good for when you have like a long driveway, but cost a few hundred dollar.




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  # 1030315 24-Apr-2014 09:15
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I'll take a look at the d-link ones..  I may be able to get some sort of wireless setup between the two properties.  Picture quality isnt a huge issue, its more so we can find out if anyones over there and hopefully get alerted so we can send a rep over. 

 
 
 
 


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  # 1030349 24-Apr-2014 09:38
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Some of the Dlink ones have a connector terminals on the back so you can hook up a relay or alarm trigger.

This means you can have the monitoring software alert you when a PIR motion sensor is triggered, door beam is crossed, or button pushed.

I think this one also has them http://www.trademe.co.nz/home-living/security-locks-alarms/security-cameras/cctv/auction-720808565.htm though i cant see a picture on the back the description implies that it can.


If you use a camera with a removable antenna, and then replace the included one with one of these directional patch antennas, http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/other/auction-719586894.htm
then you should be able to get the signal across the road.
This would mean that there is little required of your internet connection data caps - though you could also turn the recording quality down low and only one frame a second - then just rely on the alarm trigger to let you know.




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  # 1030439 24-Apr-2014 10:30
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Hi - I read an article about this wee device yesterday - it may be of interest (depending on wifi availability)...

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  # 1030462 24-Apr-2014 11:01
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I would suggest you have a look at something like Ubiquiti Mfi with a motion sensor. Already has wireless and would achieve what you want.




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  # 1030469 24-Apr-2014 11:18
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Zeon: I would suggest you have a look at something like Ubiquiti Mfi with a motion sensor. Already has wireless and would achieve what you want.


Love this, but no Android app! Uhghhghhgh





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  # 1030565 24-Apr-2014 13:19
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There is a local company that does e-mail to TXT, which I've setup on my security camera when we were on holiday a couple of years ago so when there is motion detected my phone tells me almost immediately.  Can't remember the company name now, but that is useful.




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  # 1030588 24-Apr-2014 14:08
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+1 for dlinks. Ive got two and once you have the detection tolerance right they are great. It sends me notifications to my android phone. You can also set up email, ftp etc

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  # 1030614 24-Apr-2014 14:32
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How about security lights - light goes on, you go investigate.

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  # 1030665 24-Apr-2014 15:29
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timmmay: How about security lights - light goes on, you go investigate.

Cats.  And you can't do anything about them, they are a species protected today almost as much as in ancient Egypt.




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  # 1030680 24-Apr-2014 15:53
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Logitech used to have some nice cameras with signal over the power cable. They had 2 MP resolution. The Ubiquiti Mfi and Dlink (the ones I found) only has half that resolution.

Would be nice with a wireless outdoor camera with a decent resolution. Regretting not getting one of the Logitech ones when they were around.

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  # 1030717 24-Apr-2014 17:00
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nakedmolerat:
Zeon: I would suggest you have a look at something like Ubiquiti Mfi with a motion sensor. Already has wireless and would achieve what you want.


Love this, but no Android app! Uhghhghhgh


Just set it up to email or SMS you?




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  # 1030749 24-Apr-2014 18:01
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Ideal electrical also sell a door beam sensor alarm with a wireless chime unit which can sit something like 300m away - I have used a couple of those at customer sites, where the office / receptionist would be often out back in the store room counting stock and need to know when someone came in the front of the building (also catproof if you place it high enough across the gate/doorway/driveway




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  # 1030757 24-Apr-2014 18:23
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Hi Have access to local stock of these http://www.vstarcam.com/ they are Wifi and have models with PTZ and IR for night vision. they have an android app and also able to send an emaiil if movement is decteted and email you either stills or a video file depending on your preference

PM me if you want more details. I will be able to add a list of models that we have in stock when I am back at the office on monday (if not before)



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  # 1032863 28-Apr-2014 21:40
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Today I happen to get a newsletter from a supplier who has a Planet ICA-HM101W 2MP WiFi camera with PIR motion detector and alarm IO.  Unit price quoted for qty 5 is US$209 + GST which is about NZ$280 each.  Looks like a nice camera, I like the PIR motion sensing.




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