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post #31 of 48
Do the Foscams have a web GUI that does record of the video stream via CIFS/SMB or NFS to NAS?
post #32 of 48
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I ended up spending too much money over the holidays, and the IP camera project got put on hold. However, I am going to revive this thread since I am in the market to buy some IP cameras, and I've got my eye on the new 720p's camera for the perimeter. We will see since tax season is coming up biggrin.gif
post #33 of 48
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Originally Posted by saiga6360 View Post

Do the Foscams have a web GUI that does record of the video stream via CIFS/SMB or NFS to NAS?

This is a good question. Anyone?
post #34 of 48
Fosam have many models which have night vision, Pan/tilt etc. You can choose the one which is perfect for you. Foscam FI8918W may be the perfect choice for you. it packs all features you need
post #35 of 48
hi bro,

I guess the new firmware by foscam supports web UI and support up to 9 cameras. Saw this somewhere when I Google sometime back.Will put the link if I find it.

then am using FI9820W of foscam which is a hd one. I bought it only because its was the only good quality hd cam i could get in my budget.cool.gif
post #36 of 48
I use Openeye security caeras and their EasyDVR. Great quality, good prices - depending on your needs.
post #37 of 48
IP camera is filled to the brim with specialised features which offer the next level of security for high tech homes and safety conscious businesses, by allowing you stay in control no matter where you are.
post #38 of 48
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Originally Posted by Jeremy Klien View Post

IP camera is filled to the brim with specialised features which offer the next level of security for high tech homes and safety conscious businesses, by allowing you stay in control no matter where you are.
And ???
IP cams still need a DVR to record to- yes no need for a $1000 capture card any longer- but you still need a higher end core i7 system with a decent hard drive for HD cams.
The main advantage to IP cams is ease of installation because you can run just a single cat5 run to each camera, and you can easily do firmware updates with the cams in place.
post #39 of 48
Is anyone concerned about security? I've seen that the Foscam devices are not secure from easy hacks. The vendor currently says to not connect them to the Internet for now. Is there a vendor who makes one that has great security??
post #40 of 48
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Originally Posted by drpitzer View Post

Is anyone concerned about security? I've seen that the Foscam devices are not secure from easy hacks. The vendor currently says to not connect them to the Internet for now. Is there a vendor who makes one that has great security??
Source?
post #41 of 48
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Originally Posted by drpitzer View Post

Is anyone concerned about security? I've seen that the Foscam devices are not secure from easy hacks. The vendor currently says to not connect them to the Internet for now. Is there a vendor who makes one that has great security??

I believe this will depend on your network security, and not the camera since they are connected to your network. So, if you've got a pretty good security network then I don't think it should be an issue.
post #42 of 48
post #43 of 48
I use a couple of Dropcams. I wouldn't recommend them @ $150. They're not a bad IP camera just overpriced IMO. Also, there's a separate monthly charge if you want the recording feature.
post #44 of 48
Thanks. So basically if you keep your firmware up to date and use a user name other than 'admin' and use a password you're going to be OK.
post #45 of 48

I feel safer when leaving home since installing my foscam. I also got this little app for my iPhone for easy remote access called Cams2Me. I get a live video feed and audio if I want it plus alerts if anything's going on and best of all I can record any and ALL activity.   For anyone interested its at Cams2Me.net .. bought mine at Apple Store (you can put on iPad too) tunes.apple.com/us/app/cams2me/id757008976 Best Luck with your set-up!

post #46 of 48
I too have a boat load of Foscam cameras and the are great. However, I just bought a 3mp 1920 x 1080 HD 30fps outdoor bullet camera to monitor the driveway. I was totally blown away. The video quality is far far above that of the Foscam (and other 640 x 480 mpeg cameras) The colors are far better and far more natural. I never realized how washed out the Foscam colors were until i got this camera. Unlike the Foscams, it will record videos and at a full 30fps. The motion sensing function is far more accurate than the Foscam and I don't end up with 10s of 1000s of pics yet it still captures all motion. It's a Chinese no name, I think it's a Grandstream since it came with GS software {G Surf Pro) which btw is totally awesome but doesn't work with the Foscams. Cost was somewhere around $230 and worth every penny. I had to change iPhone monitoring SW because this camera isn't compatible with the Foscam SW but the new SW (which is compatible with the Foscam cameras) works just as good and is faster.

While the Foscams (and other 640 x 480) are good, they are nowhere near as good as HD cams and for the price, the HD cams are a much better value.
post #47 of 48
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Check out Logitech Alert cameras, not badly priced, they have night capability also.indoor and outdoor models

 

I've been using them daily for 8 months - they are very unique and sophisticated IP Cameras.  The motion detection i

 

There was some problems with Logitech running out of supply - for months - but now they seem to be coming back on the market according to reports from customers on the Internet.

 

I like the cameras so much - I have made them the first supported camera for a new software I am writing.  If you have a Logitech Alert camera and want to help me test the new software - please contact me. Than you.  (P.S. I'm not associated with Logitech, I'm just a customer of theirs).

post #48 of 48
I'm still using Logitechs at my brothers business. They have been working pretty well and haven't had a camera fail yet. I have since decided to put Hikvisions at my house, They offer better IR and 3MP@25fps or 1080p@30fps.

http://www.hikvision.com/en/us/Products_show.asp?id=9125 Turret

http://www.hikvision.com/en/us/Products_show.asp?id=9120 Bullet

Also they are IP66. You can buyy dedicated NVRs for them on ebay for about $400, which includes an 8 port POE Switch. Whats also cool about the NVR, It supports Third Party cameras, so you could probably use your current Logitechs on them.

Link to NVR
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hikvision-DS-7608NI-SE-P-8CH-PoE-Switch-Network-HD-NVR-Recorder-1U-HDMI-1080P-/291087594499?pt=US_Surveillance_Digital_Video_Recorders_Cards&hash=item43c62c3403


Just put in a few of your hard drives and your good to go. Has iPhone/Android Interface and PC Gui.
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