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What type of cameras do you use to stream live video and what type for security?

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Hi,

I'm wondering what type of cameras everyone uses to stream live video over the web and what type of setups you use for Security Cameras?

I would really appreciate any info on model types!

Thanks! :)

-Chris

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We just started using TrendNet. They are our security cameras that stream live over the internet. They also take snapshots when they detect motion and send us a snapshot via email. you can adjust what parts of the view you want the motion detection to work, so for instance, we don't want every car going by on the street to send a snap shot to us, so we don't include the street in the motion detected area. in the daylight, or after the lights are on in another week, you can go here to see it:

http://www.cybercove.us:120 or 121 sign in as guest. There are two camera, both HD.

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We just started using TrendNet. They are our security cameras that stream live over the internet. They also take snapshots when they detect motion and send us a snapshot via email. you can adjust what parts of the view you want the motion detection to work, so for instance, we don't want every car going by on the street to send a snap shot to us, so we don't include the street in the motion detected area. in the daylight, or after the lights are on in another week, you can go here to see it:

http://www.cybercove.us:120 or 121 sign in as guest. There are two camera, both HD.

I can't sign in, it wants a user name and password.

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you won't see anything now because it is dark outside and we don't have any lights on. Try during the daytime or in a week whe we should have the christmas lights on.

Oh, and prior to these cameras, we tried a cheaper model wireless cameras, but they didn't seem to hold their link very wel. we had lots of problems with that with those, so my husband upgraded. He wants to add a night vision camera.

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I have 2 Harbor Freight (Cheep) wired cameras connected to a Q-See PC DVR Card. Works well for security, but Don't have a web cam up yet. Darlene, that's a great picture! How well do they pick up the lights at night?

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I have 2 Harbor Freight (Cheep) wired cameras connected to a Q-See PC DVR Card. Works well for security, but Don't have a web cam up yet. Darlene, that's a great picture! How well do they pick up the lights at night?

we live on a fairly dark street, with just lights from the house across the street, so the visibility is poor in those conditions. These are not night vision cameras, so that's why they don't do too well at night. I also notice that as the sun sets, the color leaves the camera and goes to black and white.

since the cameras are mounted on the house, they get the "ghetto" view of the display, and the spotlights are shining into the cameras. We may need to work on placement some more so we get a better picture.

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I'm considering getting one of those cameras and getting the enclosure for it and mounting it on the tree I have out front. It would get kinda a side view of the display. The cool thing is that these are PoE, so all you need is a Cat5 data cable and a PoE hub, and your good to go!

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Darlene, those TrendNet cams are really nice for 'net streaming. Which model do you have?

We are still in search of the right security camera. Our first was a Q-see which was very good at night but a bit blurry during the day. As time went on, the color faded so we replaced it with a Lorex from Home Depot. Very good image and color but does not do as well at night.... lots of background video noise which makes it look like there's a fog rolling in. I wanted another one for the back but HD stopped carrying them. Later I found a similar Lorex at Radio Shack, a little pricier but it does a little better at night.

Stay away from CMOS cameras, you want CCD and the bigger sensor the better. Ours are all 1/4" CCD, 1/3 is preferable. Oh and be sure whatever your order comes with a cable. Some packages are just the camera and power supply. I just wish they all had the same connectors (power and video), it would make it easier to move cameras around!

Palm Video has a great facility for comparing many different cameras side-by-side www.palmvid.com

Check out www.cctvforum.com for lots of info.

-Frank S.

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