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Home monitoring with CCTV or IP Cameras

Postby littlemommy » Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:40 pm

Original Title: Anyone using IP Cameras?

Does anyone use IP cameras here? Got introduced by an excolleague to get one from this company called Dlink so that i can see my dearest baby Ethan even at work, or even through my mobile phone.

I'm thinking of getting one from the IT Show this weekend.
Is anyone using it? Any feedback or are there anything i should take note before i buy one?


Just got back to work but my whole mind is filled with Ethan now... OMG why do i have to come back to work..? I hope this feeling is not abnormal.. :oops:

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Re: Anyone using IP Cameras?

Postby ChiefKiasu » Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:09 pm

littlemommy wrote:Does anyone use IP cameras here? Got introduced by an excolleague to get one from this company called Dlink so that i can see my dearest baby Ethan even at work, or even through my mobile phone.

I'm thinking of getting one from the IT Show this weekend.
Is anyone using it? Any feedback or are there anything i should take note before i buy one?


Just got back to work but my whole mind is filled with Ethan now... OMG why do i have to come back to work..? I hope this feeling is not abnormal.. :oops:


I have the DLink for like 8 years now. My first Dlink either died from too much pan and zoom, or was a victim of "maid manipulation". It works fine, but requires the Internet Explorer browser. If you want to use it with mobile smartphones, you will need to purchase additional software, assuming that it is even available.

I personally think the newer Panasonic series are a better purchase.
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See http://www.networkcamerareviews.com/net ... tails.html

They come in 2 variants -> fixed wired only or wireless. The wireless variant is slightly more expensive, but good since you only need to worry about setting up a power point. The panasonics are better in terms of software and browser support (can view video in smart phones such as the iphone), and are cheaper too. Check out selection and pricing here:
http://www.mediapro.com.sg/

And yes, get the pan, tilt and zoomable ones.

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Postby littlemommy » Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:13 pm

hahaa... cos my mum's taking care of him, so i'm not so worried about the "maid manipulation" part.

thanks for the introduction to panasonic! i'll go check it out too!!


ok, i'll remember to get a pan-tilt-zoom zoom one! thanks ChiefKiasu!!

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Postby littlemommy » Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:07 pm

d-link is having a promotion at the pc show. the pan tilt zoom camera is only selling for $259! at 7pm! hope i can make it to be the 1st 30 customers.. :oops:

just to share the good news with fellow parents who wants to get one. =)

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Postby ChiefKiasu » Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:09 pm

littlemommy wrote:d-link is having a promotion at the pc show. the pan tilt zoom camera is only selling for $259! at 7pm! hope i can make it to be the 1st 30 customers.. :oops:

just to share the good news with fellow parents who wants to get one. =)


Good luck. That should be for just the normal one, though, and not the 6220 which has an incredible 10x optical zoom.

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Postby heutistmeintag » Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:29 am

Hey peeps, see the brochures here before going down.
http://picasaweb.google.com/HWZpreviews ... 5723746034

OMG, 6220 is $999
http://picasaweb.google.com/HWZpreviews ... 7901297202

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Postby ChiefKiasu » Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:09 am

heutistmeintag wrote:... OMG, 6220 is $999
http://picasaweb.google.com/HWZpreviews ... 7901297202


That's even more expensive than when I bought it a year back :shock:

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Postby littlemommy » Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:54 pm

i managed to buy the dcs-5220 at the special price!

:celebrate:


hubby doing the set up now... hee... hopefully he wun have issues with it

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Postby ChiefKiasu » Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:11 pm

littlemommy wrote:i managed to buy the dcs-5220 at the special price!

:celebrate:


hubby doing the set up now... hee... hopefully he wun have issues with it


Congrats! That's a pretty good price. The initial setup can be quite tricky if you have a home network that is not using the default 192.168.x.x private IP subnet. Set it up using wire first, before attempting wireless setup. Also, do the software setup beside the computer first before installing it up high on the wall.

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Postby littlemommy » Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:35 pm

i think he's quite a pro... got it up already. thanks ChiefKiasu! 8)

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