Reliable, inexpensive, compact wifi IP camera?

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mrbill
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Reliable, inexpensive, compact wifi IP camera?

Post by mrbill » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:48 am

Ok, i'm asking for a lot :)

Does it exist?

I'd like something Wifi
Compact - i.e can be mounted flat on a wall,
Inexpensive - say under $50/£40

At the moment i've got some old-school IP cams which do http/mjpeg streaming and they are pretty reliable, but nobody seems to do this any more. It is all P2P or RTSP.

I'm also using some Raspberry PI's as video streamers with great success.

http://blog.cudmore.io/post/2015/03/15/ ... pberry-pi/

You can install multiple USB cameras, then provide mjpeg streams. Very stable (at least on a wired ethernet connection), but limited to supported USB cameras. The logitech ones work well.

I'm also using old/cheap Android phones as wifi streaming devices using this app. Again, provides an MJPEG stream - very stable as long as your phone is happy (some go into meltdown with high CPU over long periods).

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... m&hl=en_GB

What do you all use?

mrbill
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Re: Reliable, inexpensive, compact wifi IP camera?

Post by mrbill » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:38 am

I found something - the Wanscam HW0026.

Nice little camera and ticks all the boxes. Web interface (though you need a smartphone to get it configure initially), wifi, 1028x768 or 640x352. ONVIF support, and relatively cheap - about £15 delivered.

Early days, but so far seems stable.

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