Foscam longevity

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tkalfaoglu
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Foscam longevity

Post by tkalfaoglu » Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:12 am

hi there.. I just got a foscam FI8903W, installed it away from rain and elements.

I'd like to buy a few more of these to cover all around the house, but
I was wondering if anyone has long term data (couple of years) on their longevity.
Or should I be looking for some better cameras?

Many thanks, -t

Flasheart
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Re: Foscam longevity

Post by Flasheart » Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:27 pm

The components used are essentially the same as every other ip camera, so I would expect the camera and web server aspects to last as long as anything else - provided it's well protected.

If you mean the pan/tilt mechanism of some foscams - of which the FI8903W doesn't appear to be one, well, it's okay - but won't do as many cycles as a professional grade motor and gearing.

tkalfaoglu
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Re: Foscam longevity

Post by tkalfaoglu » Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:38 am

Thanks for your reply, it makes a lot of sense.

I'm aware that the pan/tilt mechanism is the achilles heel for all video cams. If I were to get a motorized camera, I'd go with Axis and Sony myself.

Regards, -turgut

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