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Old 04-25-2011, 09:07 AM
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Does anyone have any experience with remote cameras for household use? I would like to set up an outdoor camera or two to monitor the driveway area since we cannot see this area from any windows inside the house. The camera location would be about 30' from my wireless router and there would be access to electric. I found a few that send a wireless signal to the router and you can view the image on your laptop or from a website or on your phone (I think). You can even pan/tilt the camera remotely. It would be a bonus if it recorded images but that is not critical. I have seen some in the stores that have a dedicated monitor but they are a little more involved and more than I wanted to spend. I'd like to hear what others have done or had experience with, thanks.
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i'm in the same boat as you.let me know what you find out on
what the best is for the $.i'm sure someone here has one or more
on there bayhouse or home.
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I have the Uniden wirless security system.
Link- http://www.unidendirect.com/itemdeta...?item=UDW20055

It works great day and night, software is easy to use.

You should be able to purchase for under $300 with 2 outdoor cameras.
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Here's a cam that's part of someone's weather station. You can control what you are looking at on the web (of course you need a website to go with it), but most large ISPs offer you free web space for a site anyway.
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Most any IP wireless camera will do what you want. Axis is about the best but very pricey. Most inexpensive cameras are not weather resistant so you will need a housing. If you really want to do this on a budget buy some wireless IP cameras [Linksys is good] on ebay, make your own weatherproof housing and you're in business. You can buy a couple fixed cameras for the price of a PTZ [pan, tilt, zoom] camera. Good luck.
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Linksys has a cam.....I dont remember the mod but I have several and set up a domain to monitor live and has motion sensor that will email me live shots when motion is detected
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Actually Axis cameras like the 1031 are inexpensive and wireless IP . For remot hosting www.instantlynk.com we are a preferred Axis partner can host and store video..shameless plug
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Check out -- http://www.x10.com/promotions/x10_cameras_new.html -- I've had great luck with their products and priced right
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Just got this flyer from X10---worth a look

http://www.x10.com/products/0425sale.html
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Lots of good info to get me started, thanks. I am doing some research/comparison shopping now. I had no idea there were so many options available. I am thinking now maybe I should go ahead and spend a little more time and money while I'm at it and set up multiple cameras.
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Thanks, looking for something like this also to monitor driveway and stuff at night, last 18 months have had one convertible top ruined and another unlocked car entered by lowlife's.

Would like something to monitor and record so if we need to go back and review we would know who is doing this
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Originally Posted by Weekend-Hooker View Post
Linksys has a cam.....I dont remember the mod but I have several and set up a domain to monitor live and has motion sensor that will email me live shots when motion is detected
Can you post the model number
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For some reason, my mind is wondering to the locker room scene in (Porky's 2)?.
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Here is the one I have have by linksys.

http://www.kingair.linksyscam.com:1024
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King you have it in an outdoor enclosure
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Originally Posted by bellsisland View Post
King you have it in an outdoor enclosure

I have it screwed into a seasucker mount and stuck to the inside window.

When we were in Lorton, we had it outside, no case. It did fine but it can't get wet.

I suppose you could build a box, but that would probably void the warranty as it is meant for inside use only.
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Does anyone have any experience with units that have a stand alone monitor plus the capability to be viewed from the web? Seems like that would be a great configuration for my application. I like this unit but it doesn't appear to be able to be viewed remotely: http://www.bjs.com/defender-digital-...8203#thumbnail
Would be nice to be able to view the cameras while at work or on vacation.

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