Morgan Jones on 23 Sep 2011 10:28:48 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Surveillance cameras

Foscam or Panasonic make nice, inexpensive and functional cameras--Amazon sells them both.  Both have indoor and outdoor models.  As a rule you pay more for wireless and/or weatherproofed models.  Foscam is a little less expensive and perhaps lower quality.  Both have web interfaces that allow you to configure an ftp server to send still images that can be stitched together after the fact or just viewed by time and day.  

The Foscam *might* be IE only.  My panasonic works fine with Firefox/Safari in OSX and I *think* it was fine in Linux when I used a Linux desktop.  

I have an wired indoor Panasonic that I use to monitor the sidewalk through a side window that was $100 a few years ago.  I have it configured to ftp images to a FreeBSD machine.


On Sep 23, 2011, at 1:13 PM, David B. van Balen wrote:

> Somebody seems to be messing with our trash, and I want to set up one or two cameras to see if I can catch whoever it is in the act. I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions on a setup that is cost effective and works with Linux. Something with wireless support would be ideal, and I would like to have at least a day or two of footage on disk at any given time that I can go back and look through. Is this realistic? Also, can anyone recommend software, which runs on Linux, that will allow me to easily find out what happened without spending hours watching the footage captured by the camera?
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