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Flowerhat

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hello,

has any of you IT gurus ever tried fitting your own ip camera setup using the ubtn range ip cameras?

The aircam bullet and dome sollutions looks great.

However what are their limitations?
What is the nvr software like?
Is it seamless to jump between cameras during playback?

What setup is needed to effectively run these cameras?
Do we need gig lan capabilities?
What speeds do these cameras operate on.
Can it be easily streamed over vpn using standard internet providers? Regardless of cap

We would like to setup 6 of them at a remote location
remote site receives dedicated cabinet with ups, nvr pc etc.

Remote viewing is just for investigative purposes

thanks in advance
 

ColinR

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The biggest issue is the lack of night vision. If you have a very well lit area, or don't need night time viewing, the cams are ok.
The NVR application is ok, not great. The cams are not widely supported in 3rd party apps, unless the app supports url streams.
 

Timber_MG

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I was looking at them form a home security POV.

It seems from their forum that they have some software issues around higher quality recording, certainly not utilizing available network capacity. There are some 3rd party software tools apparently that can interface with these as well these days. For just monitoring it seems OK.

The hardware seems somewhat lacking for low-light recording unfortunately. I am looking forward to what their pro series will bring to the table.
 

ColinR

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I am looking forward to what their pro series will bring to the table.

Aluminium & Glass Enclosure
IP67 Water proof
Heating element
Tamron Lens (3× optical zoom)
Full time auto focus
1080p H.264
1/3" CCDWDR
Manual / Automatic IR LED with 30m reach
Temperature & humidity sensor
Audio line in & out
Digital I/O (VPORT)



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rorz0r

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What about using a normal aircam and a "proper" IR illuminator (can hook that up to a day/night switch)?
 

ColinR

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What about using a normal aircam and a "proper" IR illuminator (can hook that up to a day/night switch)?

From what I understand they have an IR filter, so they will be less effective.
My cam performs ok at night - illuminated by a street light. But it's not as good as the Vivotek 8330/1/2's we have running as well.
 
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