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Did/will you purchase these to supplement your old X10 cameras or replace them?

Im replacing all old style wires/wireless cameras
- 4 (22.2%)
I'm adding these to my current setup for added protection.
- 4 (22.2%)
I never had any cameras to monitor my home these will be my first
- 5 (27.8%)
I don't own any home monitoring cameras nor do I plan to add any.
- 3 (16.7%)
I still use  my old style wired/wireless cameras but have these for another place.
- 2 (11.1%)

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Why are you using IP Cameras?
« on: June 19, 2013, 12:51:06 PM »

With the popularity of IP cameras increasing and the price dropping I'm left wondering. ::) :'
I myself still use the old style x10 cameras and equivalents but I've started to add IP cams to my remote Log home.
I've not compared the power consumption but I'm fairly certain the IP cams will in the end win out as fewer items need to be powered.
Something that is a concern for me with the off grid cottage.
Just not having to have a PC running there 24/7 is a real bonus.
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Re: Why are you using IP Cameras?
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2015, 02:19:21 AM »

I'm curious...what do you mean by "fewer items need to be powered."  Are three cameras that don't need power to operate?
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Re: Why are you using IP Cameras?
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2015, 12:01:49 PM »

Yes if you have three cameras all three need power.
However the old style wireless required a receiver plugged in to view them, an IP camera doesn't need this.
Another bonus is some of these cameras only use 5 volts verses 12 and 9 for the reciever
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Re: Why are you using IP Cameras?
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2015, 01:56:31 PM »

Thanks
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