Looking for a good but cheap IP outdoor Cam to use with ZM

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mcll
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Looking for a good but cheap IP outdoor Cam to use with ZM

Post by mcll » Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:18 pm

Hi!

I'm looking for an IP camera, hope you can help me with some suggestions. What i want:
- Outdoor cam with IR upto 20-30m is enough
- HD resolution not needed
- Lowest price
- Good picture quality
- Fixed mount (not needed to move the cam)
- 10-15 fps is enough with 720x480 resolution

Please let me know exact type. Cam will be used of course with ZM.
Thanks
Regards
Laszlo
Greetings,
Laszlo

Ubuntu Server 14.04.3LTS 64bit - ZoneMinder v1.32.3 - 2x AV-Tech AVN257 IP Cam; 1x Hikvision DS-2CD2020F-I IP Cam

bb99
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Re: Looking for a good but cheap IP outdoor Cam to use with

Post by bb99 » Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:27 pm

I'm using indoor cameras outdoors without enclosures with no problems in the harshest climate available in the lower 48. Didn't have a choice to begin with and when I did (3 years later) decided it wasn't necessary at all. Just added 2 more cheapies to the mix and am betting no problems at all (we'll see).

carcachute
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Re: Looking for a good but cheap IP outdoor Cam to use with

Post by carcachute » Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:39 pm

Very happy with my Hikvision DS-CD2032-I bullet cams here. They're 3MP/1080p switchable. Got them at Aliexpress for about $85 apiece. This is the URL for the supplier I used:

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/2013-Hik ... 52584.html

The DS-2CD3312D-I is a 1.3mp turret cam (similar to a dome but without the actual dome glass) going for about $61.

It's a bit of a gamble ordering direct from China and it takes a couple weeks to arrive, but you can also find these gray-market Chinese cams on Amazon from U.S. resellers. The Hikvision firmware is excellent.

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