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

6 posts

Wannabe Geek

# 179162 29-Aug-2015 12:46
Send private message

I'm in the hunt for a security camera along these lines. I'm trying to find one that has battery back up and SD recording backup capabilities. The reason being that the fuse board is easily accessible, so if anyone flicked the power I would still like to record on for a time. It's hard to find a suitable camera which has:
Battery backup (and tiggered is loss of mains power)
SD backup
Wifi connectivity
Night mode
Motion activation
Weather proof
I've done a lot of research on the net and while you can find cameras that tick most of the boxes it seems difficult to find something that covers all the bases.
If anybody has any recommendations that would be greatly appreciated. I'm going to stick this in another forum that is semi covering this topic.

Create new topic
4530 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 1376085 29-Aug-2015 12:51
Send private message


Power over ethernet?

How do you want to mount it?

28143 posts

Uber Geek

Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1376086 29-Aug-2015 12:56
Send private message

I've never seen anything like that because I've yet to ever see a requirement for such functionality.

What do you mean by "expandability"?

Most people opt for professional CCTV kit which will meet most of those requirements. You won't get any serious equipment with WiFi because that's a very poor connectivity option. Likewise unless you buy a self powered standalone unit you won't get anything with a battery backup because 99% of cameras are PoE powered.

99% of cameras on the market will all have IR, IP66 or IP68 rated, motion detection and SD/Micro SD storage.


6 posts

Wannabe Geek

  # 1376087 29-Aug-2015 12:57
Send private message

Budget - no idea exploring the best options.
I don't know if it is possible to trickle charge a battery over POE? But that would be an option. And as for mounting, where I live it just has to be secure!!! The wind would have it have mid winter :)

8768 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 1376105 29-Aug-2015 14:46
Send private message

if you can power your POE device with a UPS that covers battery backup

22344 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1376110 29-Aug-2015 14:54
Send private message

You wont often see micro SD and waterproof in one unit, because who wants to go climbing around outside to change the SD card when they fail? And when using them for loop recording, they fail pretty quickly. 4-5 months is my record for killing one.


41 posts


  # 1379369 3-Sep-2015 19:35
Send private message

richms: You wont often see micro SD and waterproof in one unit, because who wants to go climbing around outside to change the SD card when they fail? And when using them for loop recording, they fail pretty quickly. 4-5 months is my record for killing one.

out of interest what cards are you using? why are they failing so fast?
you wouldn't want to replace them more than once in two to three years, and most cameras now had SD cards indoor and outdoor, all of Axis cameras do anyway.

I have three cameras at home, with SD cards of 16g and 32g, two been in over 12 months, and one nearly 8 months and still going no problems.
they are designed for surveillance use, and warrantied for 3 years if bought from Axis distributor or two years from SanDisk.

22344 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1379382 3-Sep-2015 20:15
Send private message

8 gig apacer cheapies. had a few days of footage on them but I don't know how efficient it is with its wear leveling etc.

Problems were they just stopped responding to any device they were put into. DSLR gave card errors, readers on the PC acted as if nothing connected.



4133 posts

Uber Geek

  # 1379394 3-Sep-2015 20:52
Send private message

UBNT Unifi Vision should do the trick. Their cameras aren't as good as the more pro level kits but definitely more than good for a home situation.
The bullet style cams are rugged, have an SD slot and are powered by PoE. No point in doing battery backup as you can power them centrally and then put in a UPS at that central point.
Also, don't really see the point in using the SD card as backup. The NVR is Linux based so you could just rsync to another server (like a nas or somethibg).

Create new topic

Twitter and LinkedIn »

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 »

Intel expands 10th Gen Intel Core Mobile processor family
Posted 23-Aug-2019 10:22

Digital innovation drives new investment provider
Posted 23-Aug-2019 08:29

Catalyst Cloud becomes a Kubernetes Certified Service Provider (KCSP)
Posted 23-Aug-2019 08:21

New AI legaltech product launched in New Zealand
Posted 21-Aug-2019 17:01

Yubico launches first Lightning-compatible security key, the YubiKey 5Ci
Posted 21-Aug-2019 16:46

Disney+ streaming service confirmed launch in New Zealand
Posted 20-Aug-2019 09:29

Industry plan could create a billion dollar interactive games sector
Posted 19-Aug-2019 20:41

Personal cyber insurance a New Zealand first
Posted 19-Aug-2019 20:26

University of Waikato launches space for esports
Posted 19-Aug-2019 20:20

D-Link ANZ expands mydlink ecosystem with new mydlink Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug
Posted 19-Aug-2019 20:14

Kiwi workers still falling victim to old cyber tricks
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:47

Lightning Lab GovTech launches 2019 programme
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:41

Epson launches portable laser projector
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:27

Huawei launches new distributed HarmonyOS
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:20

Lenovo introduces single-socket servers for edge and data-intensive workloads
Posted 9-Aug-2019 21:26

Geekzone Live »

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

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

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.