BSTI outdoor night/day network cameras

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obagi
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BSTI outdoor night/day network cameras

Post by obagi » Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:43 am

Anybody has any experience with these ? I am about to buy 5 PD100HV2 outdoor cameras. I am able to get MJPEG stream from their demo camera using
/videostream.cgi as Remote Path plus Regexp.

rtv_73
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Post by rtv_73 » Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:05 pm

obagi,

Where you able set up your BSTI cameras with ZoneMinder? I will also would like to order some but I read that their MJPEG is only accessible via ActiveX controller.

Thanks

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Post by obagi » Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:50 pm

I received 5 cameras last week for a little over $500 including shipping. Zoneminder pulls about 15fps from these cameras. They have 2 demo cameras set up online and you can configure your zoneminder to pull video from there. I was getting about 3fps when receiving video from Taiwan. The daytime video quality is really good and the night vision is also reasonable. Granted, it is not the same as Y-Cam but you get what you pay for. This is an excellent value for the money.

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Post by rtv_73 » Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:01 pm

Thanks for your quick reply!

I have been researching all this weekend for the best outdoor IR money can buy (under $200) and I can across these cameras. Are you happy overall with them?

You are pulling around 15fps, who good is this rate? Are you using wired or wireless setup?

Thanks again for your tips!

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Post by obagi » Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:56 pm

These are not wireless cameras, although there is a wireless version for $10 more. 15fps is more than you need. I am going to go down to 5fps once I am done with all the wiring around the house. I am overall very happy with these cameras and quite puzzled why they do not get mentioned more often, especially on a forum like this one, where many people are on a limited budget.

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Post by rtv_73 » Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:15 pm

Thanks! Ordering them right now :-)

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