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16-07-2015, 14:14   #1
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Wireless Security Camera - point through window to footpath outside

We are having problems with our neighbours, including looking through our kitchen window. We want to point a camera through the window and hopefully catch him in the act. I have looked at Amazon and several reviews mention glare from the window glass and/or problems with IR lights. The footpath and garden area is well lit from street lights, but not 100% perfect.

Ideally;
* Under £50
* WiFi and LAN
* Night vision
* Motion sensor

Nice to have;
* SD card
* Cloud storage

Suggestions please?
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We are having problems with our neighbours, including looking through our kitchen window. We want to point a camera through the window and hopefully catch him in the act. I have looked at Amazon and several reviews mention glare from the window glass and/or problems with IR lights. The footpath and garden area is well lit from street lights, but not 100% perfect.

Ideally;
* Under £50
* WiFi and LAN
* Night vision
* Motion sensor

Nice to have;
* SD card
* Cloud storage

Suggestions please?
Have seen a few set up with web cams, old phones and using this.
30 days storage for free plus you get a notification to your phone if it detects movement allowing you view whats going on.
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Lidl have a little IP cam coming in. Nest have a nice little cloud camera that's plug and play
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Thanks ,Altor, good one!
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The ir glare they mention is probably because its reflecting off the glass- so either miunt it outside. maybe set it at an angle to bounce the ir light away. But really- but recording through glass is not ideal.

I would recomend hd cameras if you want to make out anything over a few feet away- look at youtube for comparisons. The cheap cameras can be really poor quality picture.
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Thanks ,Altor, good one!
No problem, hope it helps.
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Lidl have a little IP cam coming in.
http://www.lidl.ie/en/Offers.htm?act...etail&id=27616

what do you guys think?
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It's not really giving much information on it.
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No info - guessing its low resolution or they would say otherwise.

I wouldnt...

but major bad point if it doesnt record - so if anything did happen you would get an alarm but miss the event and have no record of it. (some wifi cameras do record to the cloud - so it might do that..)

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Found some more info on it here:

It was for sale in Germany Lidl earlier this month for 39.99 ??

http://www.lidl.de/de/ip-ueberwachun...et_lid=1726601

Have Lidl copped on that they can get away with charging us more now as well?



Technical performance:
Recording format: Video (AVI) (ie.Big Files)
Resolution: 0.3 MP (640 x 480 px) (ie.Really Poor Quality)
Shooting angle (controlled): 335 ° horizontal, 105 ° vertical
Angle of coverage: 40 ° horizontal, 29 ° vertical
Range (night vision mode): up to 5 m
WLAN standard: IEEE 802.11 b / g / n
Local Area Connection: 10/100 Mbit / s RJ-45

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