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Posted 08 October 2012 - 13:05
Posted 08 October 2012 - 13:10
Do you need HD to check on your dog? Not taking home videos here
300 degree pan, 120 degree tilt also to see the whole area.
Posted 08 October 2012 - 13:16
Posted 08 October 2012 - 13:17
Posted 08 October 2012 - 15:04
Posted 08 October 2012 - 22:21
Not a bad idea.
I'm cheap. When I go away, I leave one of my laptops open, and just remote into it and use the webcam software. I'm looking into getting an IP cam soon, though.
I thought DropCam also has ethernet, which is one of the things I was looking for. If it does not, that is 2 strikes. Missing tilt and pan, .5 strike, but I thought it did it as well.
The foscam also has ethernet, so he does not have to worry about wireless if he doesn't want too. Kind of hard to loose wireless settings when not using them
Posted 08 October 2012 - 22:31
Posted 08 October 2012 - 22:40
EDIT - The DropCam was still shipping on Amazon, so I requested a cancellation. IF I get the cancellation, will order the Foscam.
Two reasons why I decided to go this route...
Do not like the always on of the DropCam (if that is indeed the case).
Prefer to have the option to hardwire it (I checked, the DropCam does in fact not have an Ethernet port).
Finally, thinking about where I want to set it up, the tilt/pan feature will in fact come in handy.
So will see what happens. I have 4 hours to see if it was cancelled to order the Foscam and still receive it on Wednesday.
If the DropCam ships, I will go with it. I tend to go with the flow, and also I am admittedly very spur of the moment.
Posted 08 October 2012 - 22:44
Yeah, I edited it above, the DropCom shipped. I will see how it pans out (pun intended).
Well the DropCam is always on if it's plugged in, but not sending any data, unless you have the DVR function on and are paying for that.. Then it will record motion and make it available to you for later online, my understanding is though it isn't sending any data unless someone is streaming it live.
Give it a try for a few days if it ships, and then if you don't like it just return it. The image is pretty wide, so if you stuck it in a corner, it will likely cover the whole room.
When you get it or the Foscam, let us know what you think.
Posted 08 October 2012 - 22:45
Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:57
Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:58
Posted 10 October 2012 - 23:57
You have to turn it OFF via the interface if you don't want it streaming to the site. So Turn it OFF, then when you want to watch turn it back ON. Hope you don't forget to turn it off, and then its just streaming home for nothing while you wonder why your internet is slow
Got to love how to watch it from you own network you have to go out to the internet and then pull in that same stream again - so 2X the bandwidth vs 0 the bandwidth if a real IP camera and your on the same network.
Less features for $60 more -- yeah sounds like a real good choice there And you can not even record the video if you wanted too without paying them.. WTF?? With an actual IP camera you could record years of video if you wanted.. With the dropcam to be able to get 7 days you have to pay $100 a year.
"you cant use the app without reprogrammig the IPs to your internal ips."
Well that is not the app or camera issue - that is just your router not understanding nat reflection or loopback forwarding. Or why don't you just use a fqdn for the camera? I would assume you can do that vs IP - so that when your outside and resolve camera.no-ip.info you get your public address, and then just setup your local dns to resolve camera.no-ip.info to your private IP address.
That is not really a issue, just lack of understanding. Or how about just setting up 2 cameras in the software one that points to public and one that points to private ip? lots of ways around the issue your having without having to go in an edit some setting every time.
Thanks EddieF for taking the time to post your feedback. It alone has me heavily second guessing my (current) decision, however reading your issue with the IP, combined with feedback from others, has me thinking it is something that requires a bit more leg work to get running properly, where this DropCam does sound to be much, much more user friendly. So for now, am sticking with it. Hoping I made the right decision.