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.

xpd



Chief Trash Bandit
9055 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1407

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

Topic # 67711 7-Sep-2010 13:39
Send private message

Weve been using a few different branded IP cameras here for security/deterrents but want to buy new ones to replace them - we were looking at the AVTech 201's from CDL but theyve just informed us they only have 3 in stock and wont be getting anymore in which is frustrating as for the price theyre brilliant cameras. (Approx $180 inc gst)

Anyone recommend anything ? Preferably on the cheaper side of $400 ;) And must be readily available...dont want to buy a few and find we cant get anymore the same...

TIA





XPD / Gavin / DemiseNZ

 

For Free Games, Geekiness and Reviews, visit :

 

Home Of The Overrated Raccoons

 

Battlenet : XPD#11535    Origin/Steam/Epic/Uplay : xpdnz


Create new topic
27151 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6582

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 377649 7-Sep-2010 19:48
Send private message

If you're after quality images you won't get anything under $400 that delivers better results than a much cheaper analogue camera.

1746 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 356

Trusted

  Reply # 377785 8-Sep-2010 10:15
Send private message

I have used Axis IP cameras in the past, and they do work very well, but tend to be a bit pricey.

But at least there has always been consistency in models, meaning that they don't tend kill off models too quickly.

Disclaimer - previously employed by an Australian Axis distributor, prior 2000, just when the first IP cameras came to market. distributor now defunct. Have used a couple Axis cameras since, but obtained through alternative Aus distro.

 




My thoughts are no longer my own and is probably representative of our media-controlled government


xpd



Chief Trash Bandit
9055 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1407

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 377798 8-Sep-2010 10:50
Send private message

Oh well... will have to make do mixing and matching what weve got for now I guess. Just a bit annoying that some require their own software to record and wont talk to software such as NetCamWatcher.




XPD / Gavin / DemiseNZ

 

For Free Games, Geekiness and Reviews, visit :

 

Home Of The Overrated Raccoons

 

Battlenet : XPD#11535    Origin/Steam/Epic/Uplay : xpdnz


2446 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 841

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 386046 29-Sep-2010 20:40
Send private message

You could always try getting a decent webcam and hook it up to a NSLU2.  The Genius Magicslim 2020AF is pretty good and is fully supported on Video4Linux.  That's what I do at home and it works a treat for me.





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:



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.