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    Default Foscams/CCTV

    Im wanting to set up some sort of home CCTV system. Being a complete novice at any of this, I know a few of you have the FOSCAM stuff. Basically all I need is 2 internal camera's, and 1 external, which has the ability to record to a drive and can be viewable from an IOS device.

    I was going to go for this for the internal cams - [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    But as for external cams, recording and ios viewing I havent a feckin clue.

    What do you all use?

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    i record mine to my qnap!!!
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    sweet. is there an option to record up motion detection for the external cam? i dont want to record continuously.

    As for recording. I have a REVO downstairs which works as my HTPC. I wonder if I could record to a drive connected VIA usb to the revo?

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    Hi
    I have mine set up to email my live bursts of photos of any motion detected around my house - got set up so they hit my iphone as soon as it happens- but not those cameras, I am sticking with Onvif compatible ones these days and the ones with a couple of larger Array IR's
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    u can set them up easy in the web page to motion
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    IP cams can record to any network drive so you should be able to share an external drive via your revo.


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    in terms of space required for recording - what size of drive will I need?

    My revo currently runs XBMC upfront, with sabnzbd and sickbeard running in the background and does this pretty well. Do you reckon it will be able to handle recording to a networked drive aswell?

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    about 4 of 5 gb depend on quailty/ and how long, i have mine on a 3 day loop and if im on my holidays its 7 +3 for a week
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    Try this for storage calculations:
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    What OS is the Revo running? Windows 7? Should be ok but proof will be in the testing.

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    yeah running windows 7. I need a new desktop hard drive anyway to house all my movies and series so gives me an excuse :-)

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    Default Re: Foscams/CCTV

    Store snapshots offsite on something like Dropbox in case they lift the lot.

    I got the 'Foscam FI19821W as wanted high ish resolution, the colour quality is a bit crap (could probably be tweaked) and depending on what you use to view it there can be a bit of a lag but overall pretty decent. Got it set up to turn on when my phone isn't on the home network.

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