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Offline VE7FQN

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like to get outdoor webcam
« on: May 07, 2018, 08:05:06 PM »
Looking to buy an ip webcam. I like the Foscam F19900 but look at their website and support is by email. Any other suggestions as an alterative webcam. I have sort of looked wansveiw and floureon. I am in canada where the dollar sucks.

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Re: like to get outdoor webcam
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2018, 08:09:50 PM »
You can pretty much run any webcam in Canada.  I run a bunch of DLink cams at -30C (no housing) and no issues whatsoever.  The latest Dlinks are HD and quite decent.  Look around and you can get good deals.

Offline WeatherHost

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Re: like to get outdoor webcam
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2018, 03:53:15 AM »
This thing's pretty cool:

http://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=33624.0

I have a second one now.  Had to do a bit of extra weatherproofing to mount them on poles up high like I wanted.  One thing is the POE adapter so you only have to run a network cable and not a separate power line.

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Re: like to get outdoor webcam
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2018, 10:00:40 PM »
Trendnet stuff is decent.  Second or third tier in general, but still OK.  Check to see how yo access the images.

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Re: like to get outdoor webcam
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2018, 12:57:13 AM »
Look at the Hikvisions.




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Offline VE7FQN

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Re: like to get outdoor webcam
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2018, 01:09:47 AM »
What should I be looking for in the description. What models in particular are best suited? Not sure what specs I should be looking for.

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Re: like to get outdoor webcam
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2018, 12:44:54 PM »
I have the Hikvision 2032 model and it has been working great for years. If you click the link below it shows the specs about my cam.

 http://www.cospringsweather.com/Hikvision1.php




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Offline Mark Spencer

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Re: like to get outdoor webcam
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2018, 07:06:10 PM »
I just set up the camera from Ambient Weather. Seems to work ok with weatherunderground. Take a look at KCABRENT27. The wireless was challenging to set up...I added the image from the camera, im very pleased with the camera from Ambient so far it’s been working great for uploading to weatherunderground
« Last Edit: May 19, 2018, 11:46:19 AM by Mark Spencer »