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losborn

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Vanguard software questions
« on: December 16, 2006, 01:34:03 PM »

I am ready to purchase a system from X10. I want to remote view 3 low-light B/W wired cameras on my PC. I understand that the Vanguard Internet Control Center will allow me to view 1 camera live at a time. The other two are in the off position. Does the same Vanguard software act as both the host and client? Also can I get away with using RCA Y-connectors for hooking up to the VA11A converter or will I have to get a quad splitter that they want to sell me?
I am running a XP system on a cable modem.
Any comments or suggestions are welcome.
Thank,
Lynn
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Re: Vanguard software questions
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2006, 02:27:27 PM »

I can't comment on the software as I use ActiveHome Pro
but the "Y"  conector will work if you only wish to see only one cam at a time!
The Quad spliter will alow you to view all four at once if I understand correctly! ::)
Since you haven't purchased yet reconsider the low light cams, many including my self aren't pleased with their performance!
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Re: Vanguard software questions
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2006, 06:27:40 PM »

losborn:

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Does the same Vanguard software act as both the host and client?

No, the client software is an ActiveX control you download the first time you access gate.x10.com with Internet Explorer.

Also, I second Tuiceman's recommendation about re-considering the low-light cams..
 
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losborn

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Re: Vanguard software questions
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2006, 09:28:59 PM »

Thanks for the info, I haven't purchased yet, I am in the research mode.
 Viewing one camera at a time is OK. My understanding is the switchable power supply to the camera, only lets one camera be on at a time anyway, the other cameras would be still shots of the last power on. Is that true?

The areas I want to monitor are not brightly lit and I do not need color, that is why I was looking at the low-light model. What are their short comings? Does the Anaconda camera work well in low-light conditions?

Lynn
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Re: Vanguard software questions
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2006, 06:38:37 AM »

losborn: Take a look at this thread.

Topic: Please Give Your Suggestion For Wired Camera  (Read 29 times)

I have 3 Anacondas and like the cams very much, but they are daytime (daylight) cams and don't do well in the low light areas. I have also noticed that in artificial light they are dim and color tends to sway towards the red spectrum using CFL's. My 13 watt CFL gives a rather poor image but the 23 watt CFL is twice as good. In my application the lights are all within a 10 area of what the cam is looking at. (indoor use right now)

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« Last Edit: December 17, 2006, 06:54:31 AM by KDR »
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Re: Vanguard software questions
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2007, 05:42:13 PM »

I too tried the the cam, low-light package and ended up sending them back to purchase the Vanguard in-doors PTZ camera with night vision (starllite mode). I am totally happy with the operations of the cam itself but trying to find fixes and remedies with the Vanguard internet connection software.
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