Sunday, November 04, 2012

Setting up wireless video surveillance with DVR

I setup video surveillance recently with the following gadgets:

  • Foscam FI8910W Wireless/Wired Pan & Tilt IP/Network Camera with IR-Cut Filter for True Color Images - 8 Meter Night Vision and 3.6mm Lens (67° Viewing Angle) – White = $89

  • Uniden UDW20055 7” LCD Indoor/Outdoor Wireless Video System, Remote, 500ft Encrypted = $250 (however I got refurb one at $150) – it comes with 2 wireless cameras and 1 LCD monitor

It comes with a Uniden Surveillance System software that can do continuous video recording and save to disk (DVR function, of course, you will need to have a PC and spare storage space to save the recordings). You can time the recordings to delete after n number of days.

  • Foscam Pro: Two Way Audio and Recording, v2.0 App for iPhone ($6) – this enables discovering

One interesting experience I had was I learned the hard way that if your router is behind a VOIP phone adapter then port forwarding cannot work and I wasted quite sometime before I realized this fact and put the phone adapter (from Vonage) behind the router (so now modem line goes to router and then phone adapter connects to the router on one of its wired ports).

1 comment:

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