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Offline parkernathan

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Looking for IP Cameras
« on: April 08, 2022, 10:17:30 PM »
I need two IP Cameras. They're a little more for security than just for weather (since I have a solid weather camera, but they should be able to capture some weather events as well).

Here are my needs:

1. Outdoor use
2. Wi-Fi (no Ethernet drop nearby)
3. Battery powered (might be too far to run power cord, solar with battery backup is an option)
4. Night Vision would be nice
5. I just need to be able to view the live streams in a web browser on my LAN, plus FTP static images to a server (I already have my own FTP server I use for cloud storage). I don't need proprietary apps, subscription services, or "smart home" stuff (just something simple)
6. It can be fixed/static (I don't need PTZ)
7. Not made in China (in case I ever need to adapt them for work, I have work restrictions on not made in China for some items)
8. Overall low cost (in case I only need them temporarily)
9. To mount them, one I could U Bolt to the pole my Davis VP2 is on. The other I'd need to mount on the front of my house and would need to figure that out

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Offline weatheroz

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Re: Looking for IP Cameras
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2023, 12:32:43 AM »
wow, no responses.

Most of the IP bullet cameras are outdoor cameras.

Wifi cameras I would avoid, but IP cameras a generally POE (Power Over Ethernet), so you can have a very long run and still things will work.

The biggest problem you will find it that pretty much all of them are made in China.  :(

Mounting isn't necessarily hard. You can easily screw them on to piece of plywood, which you can then use a u-bolt to secure that to the your pole you VP2 is on.

It's a very late reply, but thought in case someone else asks the same questions, here's a bit of an answer. :)
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Offline Mattk

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Re: Looking for IP Cameras
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2023, 02:09:41 AM »
The requirements were a very tough call. Hard to find much of anything that even comes close to half that?

Offline ChrisB

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Re: Looking for IP Cameras
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2023, 04:18:54 AM »
I've been looking for similar requirements for a camera recently after Bloomsky did their vanishing trick.

From my research there is currently nothing that does wi-fi+ solar power + ftp. Reolink (Chinese) had been telling customers that it was coming but has never arrived. I've ended up getting one of their wi-fi cameras that does ftp but is mains powered. - Devon, U.K

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Offline Jim Ace

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Re: Looking for IP Cameras
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2023, 07:59:53 AM »
How about Wyze camera, I use Ispy to capture the video, FTP to web page.
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