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I am in charge of a display which is in a public park approx 20 min away. I would like to install a camera that would allow me to watch the display from home...mainly to make sure that it comes on at the right time, etc.It would help if I didn't have to drive to the site every night. I need suggestions as to what camera I should be looking at since I have no clue about these things. Any help would be very much appreciated.

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Analog? Digital? PTZ? Does it need a DVR? If digitial, wired or wireless? Is mobile access a requirement - if so, what plat form? Do you have a limit on the cost? How much detail do you need? What is the area you need to cover?

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I am in charge of a display which is in a public park approx 20 min away. I would like to install a camera that would allow me to watch the display from home...mainly to make sure that it comes on at the right time, etc.It would help if I didn't have to drive to the site every night. I need suggestions as to what camera I should be looking at since I have no clue about these things. Any help would be very much appreciated.

Take it one step further; use it to webast the display. Ustream.tv makes that possible with a USB based camera, but it requires a local computer with an internet connection.

There is a android app for ustream as well, if you want to put a cell phone there. Data costs would be rather high, though.

I don't have any personal experience doing exterior displays, but I know someone who has, that might be able to advise you with what to use. http://www.highcount...tream.html?qs=2

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Analog? Digital? PTZ? Does it need a DVR? If digitial, wired or wireless? Is mobile access a requirement - if so, what plat form? Do you have a limit on the cost? How much detail do you need? What is the area you need to cover?

Just something very cheap. All I need to know is whether it came on or not. Don't need great quality.

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Lookup X10.com

You want to get an outdoor IP camera that is connected (via wifi or wired) to a computer.

There is probably a facility building in the park you could put a computer in and tap the internet to.

There is abuilding very close by but it has a lot of traffic through it. Security would be a problem.

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Analog? Digital? PTZ? Does it need a DVR? If digitial, wired or wireless? Is mobile access a requirement - if so, what plat form? Do you have a limit on the cost? How much detail do you need? What is the area you need to cover?

Money isn't that much of an object (long story here).No dvr needed, just want to see if the lights come on. don't need great quality. Would prefer wireless

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The question still comes down to where the camera is connecting.

Wireless or not, you need a computer for it to be able to access the internet so you can see it from somewhere else.

I have heard of SIM-Card Cameras but I don't know if that could send you a picture message or what.

If money is not a major factor, figure out where you can put a laptop, then create a wireless network appropriate for the distance from the computer to the camera, connect the computer to a hardline internet and tada!

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