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Offline col8eral

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Is this Foscam Kit Any good
« on: July 24, 2017, 07:44:58 am »
I'd like to get a CCTV system outside my home.  Is this system any good?  Do people have an experience of using it - I'd love to hear their experience?  Is it compatible with VeraLite?

http://www.vesternet.com/foscam-720p-nvr-kit-security-system

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Re: Is this Foscam Kit Any good
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2017, 02:25:54 pm »
Any thoughts

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Re: Is this Foscam Kit Any good
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2017, 01:10:42 pm »
I have this kit and like it, however, I cannot connect it to my Vera. you do need to set it up to a router, luckily I had an old router and set that up as a bridge and connected the Foscam unit to it, so I can check via the app or browser and replay anything it may have recorded that set off the motion sensors.

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Re: Is this Foscam Kit Any good
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2017, 06:29:43 am »
Does it have to ha e a separate router
 Can it not be connected to my existing home router.

There is a foscam plugin. Does that not allow you to add the cameras to Vera?

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Re: Is this Foscam Kit Any good
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2017, 02:20:07 am »
YOu can connect it to your home router, but I have my Vera secure connected to that  and wanted the cam system closer to the cams themself. I have the Foscam plugin, it does not see them. If you use IP cam tool, you see it as one IP address even though there are 4 cams.

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Re: Is this Foscam Kit Any good
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2017, 05:29:35 am »
That's a shame.

Has anyone managed to add them as separate cams?

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Re: Is this Foscam Kit Any good
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2017, 11:29:26 am »
Personally, Blue Iris is what I use.  It supports many, many cameras, and Vera interacts with it. For instance, you can create a virtual motion sensor for each camera, have Vera arm the motion sensors in different modes, and record still and short clips - although I prefer to have Blue Iris do the recording. It doers mean putting software on a computer running 24-7.
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