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What camera should I get?
« on: March 01, 2006, 10:03:35 AM »

What is the basic stuff I need to use set up a camera at the front door to be used with AHP?

I have all the AHP software.

Also, is it possible to access my existing cameras that are part of my X10 flood lights? What would I need?
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Re: What camera should I get?
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2006, 11:52:08 AM »

Basicaly all you'll need is a VA11A usb video adapter and a VR36A 2.4ghz Wireless Video Reciever.( thats If you go with a wire less cam)
As for camera depends on what you want it for. Pan&tilt will give you more coverage no matter which cam you choose!
Yes your othe cams will work with it!
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Re: What camera should I get?
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2006, 01:53:50 PM »

Basicaly all you'll need is a VA11A usb video adapter and a VR36A 2.4ghz Wireless Video Reciever.

So if my X10 flood lights are already transmiting via 2.4, is all I need to have for those cameras is the usb video adapter?

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Re: What camera should I get?
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2006, 02:04:58 PM »

Yes and the Reciever that catches the signal and sends it threw the VA11A to your PC for AHP (as long as you have the iWitness plugin).
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Re: What camera should I get?
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2006, 07:06:34 PM »

Depending on what type of lighting you have at your front door, you may want to concider one of the low light cameras.  I have one of the standard cameras at my side door which is light from a motion activated flood light and the standard camera works fine there. My back door has only a standard incandescent light, I think it is 60 watts, and it is barely enough with the standard camera.
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Re: What camera should I get?
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2006, 01:15:55 PM »

I get bogged down with the X10 ads but am interested in at least being able to monitor my existing flood light cameras. Long range I'd like a low light (B&W is ok) pan and tilt camera for the front door.

I don't want to get stuck buying something that won't work well with AHP. I could start with just the USB adaptor but does X10 package the adaptor with their pan and tilt camera? If so, maybe I should go ahead and get the camera. Also how much problem is there to mount and wire the camera? Would I have to have electricity run to were I wanted the camera?

Thanks.
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Re: What camera should I get?
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2006, 02:45:18 PM »

All you need is an outlet 10-20 feet from where your mounting the cam . There is a wallwart addressable powersupply for the cam with a small wire that can be tucked under trim work.
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Re: What camera should I get?
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2006, 03:15:17 PM »

All you need is an outlet 10-20 feet from where your mounting the cam....

Thanks. I've got the nearby outlet now I just need to decide on the camera.

Are the cameras controlled by RF or line signal?
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Re: What camera should I get?
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2006, 03:18:09 PM »

Cameras are turned on/off by PLC but pic is sent RF.
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