[olug] RPi as a security camera

Justin Reiners justin at hotlinesinc.com
Mon Jun 4 22:45:03 CDT 2018

Sorry Ben Just got home.

Yes, I have about 3 of them with the digital zoom, each step you lose
quality a bit, so I keep them zoomed out for best image quality.

The Dome works better in the dark for our use.

Out of the box, it seems to use that P2P crap for the iPhone and Android.
You can plug these cameras into a network, and install zoneminder, or
another camera distro, and either record locally like we do, or set up a
cloud server to save the stream to. Kerberos.io looks quite interesting,
and I may try it at my home soon.

For the price these guys are great, and the picture quality is top notch
for a cheap home or small business camera. One thing to keep in mind is if
possible, firewall them from the network. They like to ping home. I still
use them, and even purchased a couple for my home.

On Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 5:36 PM, Ben Hollingsworth <obiwan at jedi.com> wrote:

> Justin, ever used the bullet version of that camera with the optical
> zoom?  How well does that work?  I've got several locations that need
> cameras, and I'd like some of them to have wider angles of view than others.
> What mechanism does it use for the "remote viewing by iphone et al?"  Can
> I store the video on-site (not in-camera), or must I constantly stream all
> my cameras up over my tiny Internet connection to some remote site?
> On 06/04/2018 03:24 PM, Justin Reiners wrote:
>> oops
>> https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06VWLCZTV/ref=oh_aui_deta
>> ilpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
>> On Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 3:24 PM, Justin Reiners <justin at hotlinesinc.com>
>> wrote:
>> Dan, I use these all the time, and they support POE. I'd use this over a
>>> RPI anyday for that. It's even got a really good night vision. I bought
>>> about 50 of them across 10 sites.
>>> On Sun, Jun 3, 2018 at 1:04 PM, Dan Linder <dan at linder.org> wrote:
>>> I'm looking to setup my RPi with a USB camera (Logitech QuickCam Pro
>>>> 9000)
>>>> as a short-term camera to watch for someone throwing eggs in the
>>>> neighborhood (joys of being married to a teacher!).
>>>> I haven't done any research yet (this is a tonight / this week project)
>>>> so
>>>> I wanted to poll the group to see what others might be using.
>>>> I have good wireless, so I plan to save the captured video/images
>>>> (motion
>>>> triggered) back to my home server and I'd like to make them viewable
>>>> when
>>>> I'm at work.
>>>> Any specific packages others have used (or suggest to stay away from)?
>>>> Thanks!
>>>> Dan
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