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Offline W3DRM

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Webcam/software recommendation request
« on: January 10, 2018, 01:43:35 PM »
I know this is probably off-topic but since it involves a fixed webcam to be used to record and monitor the construction of a new building (a new 10,000 sq. ft. Food Closet), I thought the resulting answers could easily be the basis for someone to use for their own weather webcam installation. The answers may already exist but I haven't found them, so far. So, here goes...

This new building will be built adjacent to our existing food closet facility so we will be able to install the camera on the flat roof of that building. Power and wi-fi connections are already available along with 60Mbps Internet. I would like to purchase a weather-proof camera that has 1080P resolution and can stream. We already have a web domain and website. It would be ideal if we had a means to capture the entire video stream day and night as well as have the ability to create both short-term (daily) and long-term (however long it takes to build the building) time lapses of the images.

Any and all suggestions are welcome! And of course, since this would be for a non-profit organization (501(c)(3), costs will be a factor when selecting a suitable solution.
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Offline jas340

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Re: Webcam/software recommendation request
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2018, 03:49:15 PM »
IPTimelapse software is what I recommend. I own and use it. It will fit your needs perfectly: https://iptimelapse.com/  There are many fine cameras out there that will fit your needs. I use Reolink RLC-410 cameras and am very pleased with the performance. They are however POE (power over ethernet) so they need an Ethernet cable run to them.
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Offline GregJ

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Re: Webcam/software recommendation request
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2018, 07:07:09 PM »
Second the IPTimelapse....  I have been using it for a long time in multiple locations.  Rock solid.  It can capture single images, time lapse and stream.  Very versatile....  There are a lot of good 1080 IP cams out there to choose from.

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Re: Webcam/software recommendation request
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2018, 01:19:36 AM »
There are many fine cameras out there that will fit your needs. I use Reolink RLC-410 cameras and am very pleased with the performance. They are however POE (power over ethernet) so they need an Ethernet cable run to them.

The WiFi versions (RLC-410WS et. al.) can run off AC power. The Reolinks use a ultra wide lens, though, so expect some barrel distortion.

 

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