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    Is anyone out there using non-x10 cameras? How are you controlling them via homeseer and what are you doing with them?

    Thanks

  • #2
    I use a wired color-by-day, infrared-by-night camera I got on eBay for about $45. Quality is comparable to some similar $200 cameras available locally. It’s not great, but better than the X-10 cameras costing twice as much (in my opinion). It is connected via RG6 cable to a Y-adapter. One leg of the Y-adapter leads to a modulator that is connected to a video distribution amplifier and feeds the camera video to all my TVs on a particular channel. The other leg from the Y-adapter leads to a Hauppauge capture card in my HS PC. I use Active WebCam to:
    <UL TYPE=SQUARE><LI>Stream video to my webpages
    <LI>Capture video in MPEG format when motion is detected
    <LI>Serve an up-to-the-second JPG when requested
    <LI>It has more, but that’s all I use for now[/list]
    From websites, I can access the live video, the up-to-the-second still capture or any previously captured MPEG video. HS does no control of the camera. I use HS’ web interface to access the info created by Active WebCam.

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    • #3
      Independentpete,

      What camera are you using?

      Thanks

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      • #4
        I bought it on eBay about 1.5 years ago. It looks exactly like this one...
        http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=48629
        Same specs, I think. Mine came from Hong Kong. It's been outdoors since last fall, through Chicago winter and so far, so good.

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        • #5
          Independentpete,

          I've looked at that camera and it says it has an RCA connector but you hooked up with RG6. Could you tell me if I would just need a simple adapter or is there something more complicated (expensive) involved?

          Les

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          • #6
            I use these...
            http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...umber=091-1060
            Parts Express has a pretty good selection.

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            • #7
              Many thanks, we're at a criticala stage of building and I was wondering if I'd have to rewire the camera locations - so that's one more item I can check off!

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