Decent "bullet" cam?

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themagicm
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Decent "bullet" cam?

Post by themagicm » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:10 pm

Currently I have a server running CentOS 6.3, ZM 1.25 and a DCS-932L camera via wifi. Works fine. I tried the Foscam FI8905W and they are the slowest pieces of junk, losing connectivity. I like the look of a bullet type cam (or the FI8905) because it stands out and blatantly obvious that you're recording.

I know that with these el-cheapo cameras you get what you pay for, but is there something like that Foscam that has a faster interface?

Carrier82
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Re: Decent "bullet" cam?

Post by Carrier82 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:46 am

Perhaps some "decent" make without wifi is more suitable? My Foscam has low fps as well. IQeye, Acti and Axis seem to perform much better. But performance comes with a price.

themagicm
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Re: Decent "bullet" cam?

Post by themagicm » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:14 am

Yea you're right. There are much better non-wifi cameras, but I guess cheap and good isnt an option.

bkamen
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Re: Decent "bullet" cam?

Post by bkamen » Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:29 pm

I bought a couple of outdoor mounted bullet cams from PartsExpress.com (under the bran Talos) -- they're now $40 or so each. (the 420 series)

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/pshowde ... er=334-136

I've had pretty good luck with them. ANYTHING composite video is going to lack in quality compared to S-Video or straight to digital.

They have IR LED's for night vis and sit in some zones with motion-detection lights. So they switch from BW/Color automatically fairly well.

That said, they were cheap and for what I use them for -- I'm pretty content with them.

Note: I've had them for over a year and the black anodization is beginning to bleach out to a copper color -- and I made it a point to use loc-tite blue on the main mounting screws (both in the cam body and base) so they don't come loose. Otherwise, they will. :D

JustinMartinez
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Re: Decent "bullet" cam?

Post by JustinMartinez » Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:03 am

yes cam looks very effective indeed.. I am trying to get new cam at affordable prices and surely you have shared very good option..

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