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Old 01-14-2016, 02:29 PM
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Default LF: WIFI Surveilance camera recommendation

Some of you must have cameras watching your tanks while on vacation. Looking for recommendations on which model/brands work well.

Requirements ..
Something simple to mount
Standalone (don't want to have to run cable to my computer)
^^^ WIFi
An app so I can view with iPad
Setup if required has to be done with an iMac (don't own windows anymore)
Audio is a bonus
Good quality video
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Available in Canada

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Old 01-14-2016, 02:51 PM
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Foscam

http://foscam.ca/wireless-ip-cameras.html
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Old 01-14-2016, 02:59 PM
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I'm looking to upgrade, so I'm in the market too. I'm looking for the same as you GoFish, except I'd also like it to record on a loop (as long as possible). Is that something you want too, or just live cam?
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I'm using a trend net ip can works great but under blue lights it goes into night vision (black and white) ncix had lots
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Old 01-14-2016, 04:13 PM
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Recording doesn't really matter to me, it's more to know if something is wrong rather than how it happened...White balance would be a nice option! Not likely though i guess.
Couple questions about the foscam, does it come with an app or do you have to purchase, how well does it work? And whats up with the $39 installation and setup add on, is that needed?
I'll look up the trendnet too gotta get back to work, thanks
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Default zmodo?

I myself am going to buy a new zmodo one from banggood.com. .. for home surveillance too, not just fish. Seems ok for $399USD -$586cdn. (free shipping).720p, 1TB drive that records all 4 cameras in 50 day cycles I recall. Here is link:
http://www.banggood.com/Zmodo-720P-H...p-1020590.html
I believe Zmodo sells their extensive cameras at Bestbuy usa, but not this new model. Not sure if it has options not to record or not.
It is 4 cameras (needs power that's it and records 200 fps, ); I looked at Netgear Arlo but I don't like changing batteries every 6 months and it's not continuous.

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That Zmodo looks awesome! I like that it's indoor/outdoor too. Whole house surveillance for only a bit more than just the tank.

(Btw, lots of Zmodo options on amazon.ca in Canadian dollars...I haven't ciphered the difference between them all lol)
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Old 01-14-2016, 05:09 PM
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Recording doesn't really matter to me, it's more to know if something is wrong rather than how it happened...White balance would be a nice option! Not likely though i guess.
Couple questions about the foscam, does it come with an app or do you have to purchase, how well does it work? And whats up with the $39 installation and setup add on, is that needed?
I'll look up the trendnet too gotta get back to work, thanks
There are free apps from foscam that work fine, there is also many other apps by other developers that work with foscam and most other IP cameras, some free some not. I don't know anything about the setup add on but no it wouldn't be required. I assume if you purchased the add on they would set it up for you but certainly not required and they are pretty basic to setup.
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I have a Foscam and it worked great for several years. Then I changed my router, and be darned if I can get it working again. I attached it directly with a lan cable, pushed the reset button, etc, but for some reason it just won't connect (be recognized by the router). I tried my old router again, but it doesn't see it either anymore. So no idea what is wrong, but looks like it is just an ornament now.
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Many choices out there these days. Tough to make a decision for sure. Found this utube, a few years old (2013), but an informative comparison of 4 different camera makes. It appears certain cameras react quite differently when they are showing an outdoor daylight scene vs a shot of a static poster. There are probably much improved versions of these out there today, but in this case the Zmodo didn't look that good.

https://youtu.be/r131QySG8TI
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