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Offline gilcd85

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Which camera to use with Imperihome
« on: February 03, 2017, 05:54:04 pm »
Hi All, not sure this is the right forum but I can't seem to find an answer anywhere else..

I am currently using an Amcrest wireless camera which does not support unauthenticated RTSP so will not work with Imperihome without an intermediate streaming solution (right?).
I am looking to purchase an additional outdoor wireless camera and would like to make I get one which easily maps into Imperhome.
Any suggestions?

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Re: Which camera to use with Imperihome
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2017, 06:04:45 pm »
Hi All, not sure this is the right forum but I can't seem to find an answer anywhere else..

I am currently using an Amcrest wireless camera which does not support unauthenticated RTSP so will not work with Imperihome without an intermediate streaming solution (right?).
I am looking to purchase an additional outdoor wireless camera and would like to make I get one which easily maps into Imperhome.
Any suggestions?

You are right. A lot of people use Blue Iris as a video server them stream to something else. I don't have any experience with it. So you would simply search for the IP camera that supported un-authenticated RTSP. Tiger Direct usually has a lot of choices for this type of thing.

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Re: Which camera to use with Imperihome
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2017, 03:24:53 am »
Thanks! I'll start looking for a camera supporting unauthenticated RTSP. If anyone has a recommended wireless outdoor cam model it'll be great.

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Re: Which camera to use with Imperihome
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2017, 02:56:42 pm »
Blue Iris works well for this.  You can authenticate your camera to BI, then the camera shows as a device in Imperihome.  You could also add the camera directly to Vera by manually adding an IP device.  I haven't done this so I don't know the ins and outs but I don't think it should be too hard.