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  • IanMunro
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    I bought one of these –
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wanscam-All-in-one-10-IR-LED-IP-Camera-WPA-Wireless-Internet-PTZ-Dual-Audio-UK-/300906041070

    a few weeks back and was pleasantly surprised by how good it was. Will show on phone and email you pictures of movement etc. +night vision (though I haven’t checked the range of that), nor have I checked for record functionality.

    There’s a variety of similar/same ones branded under foscam or wanscam that probably equally good. Foscam is possibly a better bet as I think they are the originator of the design and consequently any firmware upgrades are more likely to work.

    Premier Icon 2unfit2ride
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    Morning all, I’m thinking of getting a security camera for my home & I have had a look on ebay & there are loads ranging from about £40 to upward of £500.
    But because I trust you lot & your judgement I would like a personal recommendation from someone who has used one please, I would like to be able to record on a PC/iMac if possible & be able to see the picture on my phone, night vision, alerts etc. I have no idea how much a good one will cost so open on the budget.
    Thanks in advance

    Cheers.

    Premier Icon 2unfit2ride
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    Thanks Ian, the newest Foscam is the F19802w but it not available here yet, I may risk getting it from Hong Kong & see if I get stung by customs 😉

    BTW have you had problems or are you just being cautious ?
    Cheers.

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    Ian – how do you set up the internet viewing? Using dyanmic DNS forwarder?

    Milkie
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    I have a Foscam IP camera. I think it’s the F19802w, possibly not as I have had it for a couple of years.. Mine does not record video, but does take a photo with motion and email me.

    The quality of the photo’s and video is pretty poor (640×480). Night vision will not work through a window. I will check the model when I get home.

    You could make a better one with a Raspberry Pi and the new camera they do. 😉

    IanMunro
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    @Stoner got static IPs, so just opened a port on the router and forwarded it to the camera’s ip

    Martin, just being cautious. I haven’t really used it enough to pass much comment on it. I just stuck it up in the top of a shed to monitor a swallows nest but the little gits haven’t turn up this year.

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    I use a D Link 942L and it’s been excellent.

    Premier Icon 2unfit2ride
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    Thanks Ian et al.

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    Check Techmoan here for a couple of IP camera reviews.

    Premier Icon 2unfit2ride
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    OK, so I bought the Foscam F19802w, I can see the picture over Ethernet, but I’m damned if I can get it to work with wireless, has anybody seen or know of an easy solution ? I have been trying for a couple of evenings now 🙁
    Cheers.

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