Simple CCTV requirements

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  1. LDJ

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    Hi guys,
    Im looking to buy two cameras that I want to mount at home that will allow me to monitor my (vacant) property during the day. I want to set one facing the driveway/garage (so I can see when anyone comes to the house) and one inside the house, or maybe on the back of the house.

    I therefore need two cameras that are both wireless and waterproof. I dont want to spend a fortune, but need to be able to connect up and view the images from the web - whether that be a live stream or snapshots sent by FTP/email etc.

    Can anyone recommend something suitable?

    Thanks
     
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    quite a few cameras on maplin.co.uk that may meet your requirements
     
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    well sounds like IP cameras are the way to go can be wireless (still need power) i would run some cat5 and 2 exterior IP cams there are other opions but none as sweet look at panasonic they include the software and everything to view from the web with the cams
     
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    Are there? I cant find any wireless IP cctv cameras on Maplin ?
     
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    any particular reason why you need wireless?

    you will get a much better and cheaper selection if you go wired
     
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    I could go wired i guess, I was thinking wireless purely because it would save me running an ethernet cable outside to the garage. That said, i guess i could use one of the homeplug ethernet adapters to run the signal through if there's already electricity going to the garage couldn't i?

    In that case then, i'd just need a good outdoor IP CCTV camera that I can monitor from the web.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks :)
     
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    Yeah, looks the business. But at >£300 its a bit out of my price range! :)
     
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    Thanks for all the info. I have a media center PC running 24/7 - is there any OSS that I could use to handle the uploading of images etc to save a few pennies?

    Can you use the homeplug adapters with wired cameras? Would save the added expense of wireless and also greater reliability.
     
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    havent tried but dont see why homeplug wouldnt work
     
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    yes you could use homeplug but unless you've got a couple lying around thats gonna cost you another £85 or so (if i remember the prices correctly).

    depends what premium the wireless is.

    Personally i'd go wired over homeplug any day, far more reliable than wireless.

    Unfortunately outdoor ip cameras are still a bit expensive, another option is to buy a camera enclosure and put a normal ip camera inside that?!
     
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    If your running a server,put a Geovision card in your pc.

    You can buy one second hand ,then you can use any camera.

    Viewing over the web is a breeze and will give you recording playback etc also.
     
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    try webcam xp, good little program for remote viewing you can download a trial version and it's very easy to set up, works with ptz cameras as well.

    http://www.webcamxp.com/

    hope this helps
     
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