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by MJN
Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: Wired-IP Cams via a Wireless Bridge?
Replies: 3
Views: 1832

Wired-IP Cams via a Wireless Bridge?

I would be grateful for some advice and words of wisdom from you wise folk... Having been more than impressed with the performance/quality of Panasonic's BL-C1 wired IP cameras I intend to purchase another... Typically, whilst my whole house is flood wired with Cat 5 cabling the intended location of...
by MJN
Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:35 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: Philips SPC900NC no go
Replies: 23
Views: 13558

Just to follow-up on this I've now got the camera up-and-running on Dapper (using a compiled PWC module) and am extremely pleased with it. As you say, low-light performance is superb (thanks largely to a CCD sensor and wide-aperture lens) and I think the image quality is very good too. Perhaps I've ...
by MJN
Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:07 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: Philips SPC900NC no go
Replies: 23
Views: 13558

Ah that doesn't sound too good - not least given I've just ordered one! It was £35 so hopefully I'll still get good enough value. It is replacing an older Philips webcam which gave superb results - given it uses the same CCD sensor (yet improved optics) I'm hoping I won't be disappointed. Thanks for...
by MJN
Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: Philips SPC900NC no go
Replies: 23
Views: 13558

Rob,

Did you manage to get anywhere with this?

I'm considering purchasing the SPC900NC and given I use an old(er) version of Ubuntu (and hence the PWC module) I am interested to find out whether I'll have any joy.

Mathew
by MJN
Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: new uses for detection
Replies: 2
Views: 2340

Re: new uses for detection

i know we have discussed this beofre but i cant ind it basically A speed detector, so im assuming a speed zone would be 2 zones ie a and b, and the system would need to be told the distance between the 2, id advice a small distamce say 3m max.? a non movement detector A menas of detecting f items o...
by MJN
Fri Jan 11, 2008 8:48 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: Restoring a deleted monitor
Replies: 5
Views: 2314

I wondered the very same thing a while back but it seems it's not quite that simple...!

http://www.zoneminder.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8576

Do give the suggestion a try though, and tell us whether it works or not! ;)

Mathew
by MJN
Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:15 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: Shared memory error (another one I'm afraid) on Ubuntu 7.04
Replies: 8
Views: 3324

Nothing to add other than to say 'keep at it!' - you're in the best seat to fix this and your findings will undoubtedly help others who stumble across this same problem in the future.

Mathew

P.S. I hope the 'Topic Reply Notification' didn't raise too many hopes..! ;)
by MJN
Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: Philips SPC900NC no go
Replies: 23
Views: 13558

What distribution are you using Rob? I'm considering purchasing the SPC900NC given its decent CCD sensor and have not found with certainty how I'll fare with my current Ubuntu 6.06 install. I'm currently using v10.0.7-unofficial of the PWC driver/module for my Philips PCVC840K (which has sadly now d...
by MJN
Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:02 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Enable Purge when full by default
Replies: 21
Views: 9464

Yeah, might work.

To be honest, you're infinitely more familiar with ZM, and its users, than me so you've arguably got a better understanding of what the average user needs.

Damn, we'll have both swapped sides if this carries on much more! ;)

Mathew
by MJN
Wed Dec 19, 2007 8:20 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Enable Purge when full by default
Replies: 21
Views: 9464

I hear where you're coming from but it just doesn't sit easy with me. Following your rationale our mail servers, file servers, etc should be configured to automatically start deleting old mail/files when the disk starts getting full in order to ensure there is space for new stuff. I don't consider i...
by MJN
Wed Dec 19, 2007 5:02 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Enable Purge when full by default
Replies: 21
Views: 9464

I disagree. You don't want anything enabled by default that will result in things being deleted, particularly when that which gets deleted could be important.

Far better to have a bunch of folk asking 'why aren't my old events being deleted?' than 'where have my events gone?'...

Mathew
by MJN
Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:48 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: No images after adding authentication [Solved]
Replies: 7
Views: 4242

visuel wrote:No authentication at all or all text-strings un-encrypted over the line.... :?
Or access ZM over https...

If you leave the authentication to the web server then this also protects your image/events directory too as ZM does not otherwise require authentication to access this.

Mathew
by MJN
Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:26 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: IP cameras and Cable Length
Replies: 14
Views: 7108

The distance depends entirely on the product(s) used and the bandwidth/distance tradeoff. See http://www.amplicon.co.uk/building/extending-ethernet.cfm for a typical example. For media converters, I use Allied Telesis units - see http://www.universalnetworks.co.uk/Media%20Converters/12/product-detai...
by MJN
Fri Dec 07, 2007 1:43 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: IP cameras and Cable Length
Replies: 14
Views: 7108

You can indeed. You likely won't 'suffer' the speed loss though but it depends on the number of cameras and what frame rate you're using.

Alternatively you might wish to consider copper/fibre media converters.

Mathew
by MJN
Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:01 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: Any overhead by splitting a large zone into smaller ones?
Replies: 5
Views: 2017

Thank you both for the responses.

(Achix - Ideas are just as useful as authoritive responses so keep up the good work!)

Mathew