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HD IP cameras (Logitech, Aviosys Kamera 9070)
« on: January 13, 2011, 12:25:08 am »
Hi,

I'm looking at Vera as the potential controller for my automated home. I would like a good quality surveillance camera, and Logitech has some nice ones in their master-series. I'm most interested in the Alert 750e Outdoor Master System. I'm also interested in the Aviosys Kamera 9070 POE IR camera.

Is Vera capable of supporting these, especially for preview through their iphone app? I understand there may not be anyone that have posted their experiences yet, but would it be possible to make a guess if they could potentially work (there must be some parameters that are requirements)

Many thanks in advance.

EDIT: It looks like this may not be in the subforum. If an Admin can move it to the appropriate section, that would be great.
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Re: HD IP cameras (Logitech, Aviosys Kamera 9070)
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2011, 12:36:09 pm »
Has nobody tried these? I can understand the Aviosys, but I'm surprised that the Logitech has not been tested, considering you can even pick them up at Best Buy.

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Re: HD IP cameras (Logitech, Aviosys Kamera 9070)
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2011, 04:24:51 pm »
Maybe you should be the Guinea pig!? :)

You can always take it back I guess?! (now there's no restocking fee in some stores? http://stores.bestbuy.com/377/announcement/no-more-15-restocking-fee/ )

If it has a static image url then it'll most likely work.
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Re: HD IP cameras (Logitech, Aviosys Kamera 9070)
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2011, 07:51:36 pm »
I'll definitely be the guinea pig for one of them if nobody else has tried them before I'm ready to buy! :) I expect I make a final decision on camera and z-wave controller within the next 3 months. I have been buying a lot of z-wave devices lately, so I'm itching to get started for real :)

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Re: HD IP cameras (Logitech, Aviosys Kamera 9070)
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2011, 01:50:44 am »
If you are looking for HD, then it is worth a shot to try these cameras. But for the price of the logitech, you can find other options on the internet that offers more features like pan/tilt, infrared (night vision) and so forth for a lower price. Do a search in the forums for what others have been using and testing out.

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Re: HD IP cameras (Logitech, Aviosys Kamera 9070)
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2011, 05:53:06 pm »
Hopefully you haven't taken this leap of faith yet. When you buy these toy cameras, don't expect much out of this.

It's good that recognize that HD resolution and IR iluminators are important, good start. But look for camera brands that have good support, will last more than a few months (if it's Logitech, a few months is more than I got any of their products to work) and firmware thats stable and the vendor supports. Check out the IP camera forums like www.networkcamerareviews.com or my blog at ipcamnetwork.wordpress.com.

But from the looks of what you are looking to buy, consider a Messoa NCR875, ACTi ACM-1231 or Vivotek IP7361. Nice bullet cams, IR cut filters, vari-focal lenses (manual zoom), decent illuminators that actually can go out 30-40', decent low light capabilities.  These are the lowest end I would get. Take it up another level, check out Mobotix, the M12 and D12 are awesome surveillence cameras.

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Re: HD IP cameras (Logitech, Aviosys Kamera 9070)
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2011, 06:31:15 pm »
Yikes! the Mobotix M12 and D12 are around $1300-1500 US !!!

I guess if I owned a (I will not be a spammer) I could afford these :)  Very high quality images though.

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Re: HD IP cameras (Logitech, Aviosys Kamera 9070)
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2011, 06:54:06 pm »
You get what you pay for. But for $500 you can do pretty well. And Mobotix is good, but not the top end of the market. That would title would probably go to Avigilon with their 16MP camera. If you have to ask how much, you can't afford it, but there are nice cars that are cheaper.  

I, like most started off cheap, why not, the ads on ebay are alluring, the promise of all those features for only $80. I have a few, in boxes with other dead gizmos. What seems to be common among them is they die a slow death. They stop powering up. I have 4 different brands and they stop booting up. You get a power outage, power comes up, they don't. You plug them in a few times and they start working. Eventually they never come up again. You can get the American branded versions of these toys from d-link, logitech, but all the same. This is a good start on learning about IP cams because you will spend many hours just trying to figure out how they work ;)
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Re: HD IP cameras (Logitech, Aviosys Kamera 9070)
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2011, 08:42:52 pm »
Thanks for the feedback. I think my budget for the main camera maxes out around 400-500. I'll definitely check out some of the brands mentioned here.

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Re: HD IP cameras (Logitech, Aviosys Kamera 9070)
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2011, 05:17:12 am »
Hi Guys,

If you are interested you can definitely check out our website. We have some live demos for our HD IP Cameras. Also we are coming out with a new PT HD IP Camera the 9077SPD which will be a great quality camera for a great price.

Definitely if you have any questions do feel free to contact me, I will be happy answer any questions you have.

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Re: HD IP cameras (Logitech, Aviosys Kamera 9070)
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2011, 02:21:16 pm »
If you are interested you can definitely check out our website.

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Hmmmmm... maybe we would be more interested if your company assisted in showing how / making your camera seamlessly integrate with Vera.....  :D (such as providing plugins, or documenting how to integrate it, instead of us playing and making it work).



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Re: HD IP cameras (Logitech, Aviosys Kamera 9070)
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2011, 01:53:01 am »
On the subject of the Aviosys, I've been using one of their earlier ipcamera models (IPKamera 9000A) for a couple of years & was just able to get it working using a URL of Jpeg/CamImg.jpg - don't know if this would work with the 9070, but I thought I'd post this up in case anybody who does have one might want to try.

The 9000A now joins a pair of re-firmwared Schlage cameras & a Linksys WVC54GCA on my setup.