Wireless Security Camera

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  1. miguels

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    I have been looking in to remote security cameras to be monitored by the Ipad.

    Applications are house/ garden/garage monitoring from a distance using my ipad.

    I would like the camera to work with the home wi-fi network, not to be connected to a router which is too far away to be practical.

    Can anyone recommend a wireless camera that can be moved around the house, can be monitored by the ipad and simple to install?

    Michael
     
  2. darrinaltman

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    Look at the Vuezone.com system. It has a gateway that connects to your router but the cameras are wireless, small and super easy to move around. I have a system with a camera for front door, garage, backyard, driveway, living room and family room. Have it now for close to a year and not once have I had to change a battery. You can easily view from iPhone, iPad or pc/Mac.
     
  3. SYS

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    How much did you spend on setting up the Vuezone system? Does it involve a subscription cost? How easy is it to set up for external network access, i.e., on vacation, from work, etc.? Thanks.
     
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    It's been about a year since I bought it all. I first bought the system with just one camera and have added cameras one by one since then. I will probably add a newer motion detection camera soon. You'll have to check their site for current prices.

    Regarding the rest, no subscription charges for the first year and then $20 a year, simple to access anywhere by logging into vuezone account on your pc or on iPhone, android. Every once in a while I get an error and have to unplug and plug back in the gateway, but it could be related to my crappy dsl service thru ATT. So, if it goes down when you're on vacation then your out of luck. Only happens once in a while. I am more than satisfied with it.

    Logitech also has a system compatible with iOS. It's a little more high tech and requires power to the cameras, it's not run on batteries. The vuezone is cool because you can easily move the cameras.
     
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    I should also mention there is only an iPhone app but it works ok on iPad.
     
  6. JJK

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    Is it possible to remotly connect to your cameras without the vuezone subscription?

    You say that Logitech is more high tech. Do you mean the image quality?

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    Jan

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    I don't know about connecting without subscription since I haven't hit the year yet, although very close. You will have to check the web site or email them.

    Logitech allows for real time monitoring without having to login to a web site. You can view all of your cameras on a pc (not a Mac) for constant monitoring. They also have an iOS app. The cameras are higher quality but require power. You will really have to research on their websites to see if they work for you.

    I have an old version of the logitech, not iOS compatible with two cameras on my driveway and one at front door. I have a MacBook pro in kitchen with Parallels running windows xp and my wife can see all three cameras at any time. I also get a photo email sent to me of any activity during the day. It records a clip of the activity and I can view at anytime via a computer. With the newer version you can also view on an iOS device.
     
  8. JJK

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    Thanks for the reply. I had Logitech on my list for a long time and it is my favorite for the time being.

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  9. Chakatajaca

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    We wanted a video monitor for our baby's room/crib and the prices of them are outrageous. I picked up one of these Foscam ip cameras and it works perfectly for our needs.

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0046710G6]Amazon.com: Foscam FI8918W Wireless/Wired Pan & Tilt IP Camera with 8 Meter Night Vision and 3.6mm Lens (67° Viewing Angle) - Black NEWEST MODEL (replaces the FI8908W): Electronics[/ame]

    It needs to have a power source but it connects via wifi to the router after the initial configuration. Then it has a built in camera monitoring system that is able to control multiple cameras. I just direct the ipad browser to the internal network address and it pulls it up. You can also configure it with a dynamic dns service if you want to access the camera outside of your own network.
     
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    Logitech has a system, but it requires a PC as the base station. A death knell for me.
     

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