Web cam or Surveilance cam?

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I'd like to place a digital camera in various areas of the home, (just
move it around) and get this view on my computer screen- would this
require a web cam or more like a surveilance cam?? If you can get the
cam's view (pic) on your pc, how is this set up then? Thanks much..
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.dcameras (More info?)

    <angelsbridge@webtv.net> wrote in message
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    > I'd like to place a digital camera in various areas of the home, (just
    > move it around) and get this view on my computer screen- would this
    > require a web cam or more like a surveilance cam?? If you can get the
    > cam's view (pic) on your pc, how is this set up then? Thanks much..
    >

    I would investigate Wi-Fi web cameras. You would need a Wi-Fi Access point
    and Wi-Fi card in your computer.
    http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0DTI/is_1_32/ai_112166734


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    I should of added I use dial-up ISP connection, I'm not sure Wi Fi can
    work with dial up?

    Yvonne
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    <angelsbridge@webtv.net> wrote in message
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    >I should of added I use dial-up ISP connection, I'm not sure Wi Fi can
    > work with dial up?
    >
    > Yvonne
    >

    I thought the camera was located in your house or where the computer is
    located.
    Dialup will work with wired Net cams or internet ready self contained.

    Here is an example camera. You can view and control this camera over the
    internet from around the world. This one is wired not wireless. There are
    also Wi-Fi cameras here.
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0002GS4Z0/qid=1116777833/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1_etk-electronics/002-0617948-8504067?v=glance&s=electronics&n=172282

    This one is standalone.
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0001NZXVM/qid=1116778143/sr=52-9/ref=sr_52_9_etk-software/002-0617948-8504067?v=glance&s=software&n=229534

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    Well yes, the camera would be somewhere in my house, just not in the
    same room with the laptop- different floor maybe. I mentioned dial up
    because the LinkSyst. models don't work with it, as stated on their
    site.. while checking Wi Fi cams. How about the Axis models, any
    different? TIA,

    Yvonne
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    <angelsbridge@webtv.net> wrote in message
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    > Well yes, the camera would be somewhere in my house, just not in the
    > same room with the laptop- different floor maybe. I mentioned dial up
    > because the LinkSyst. models don't work with it, as stated on their
    > site.. while checking Wi Fi cams. How about the Axis models, any
    > different? TIA,
    >
    > Yvonne
    >
    WiFi should work in most rooms of the average house. You do have to have a
    WiFi network setup in your house. http://wifi.aximsite.com/wifi_net.html or
    http://www.wi-fi.org/OpenSection/why_Wi-Fi.asp

    I suggest you do the research.
    Search Google for "network cameras" and "WiFi network cameras" without
    quotes.

    Read the Manufacturers specs.

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    angelsbridge@webtv.net wrote:
    > Well yes, the camera would be somewhere in my house, just not in the
    > same room with the laptop- different floor maybe. I mentioned dial up
    > because the LinkSyst. models don't work with it, as stated on their
    > site.. while checking Wi Fi cams. How about the Axis models, any
    > different? TIA,

    Wi-Fi and dialup are not mutually exclusive, as long as they are used
    for different things. You can connect your computer to the Internet via
    dialup and connect your computer to a home LAN (wired or wireless)
    simultaneously; what you can't do with most wireless routers or access
    points is connect them directly to the dialup connection so that other
    devices can access the Internet without going through your computer.

    For the kind of in-home surveillance you describe, the easiest and least
    conspicuous setup is a webcam using Wi-Fi networking to send its image
    to your laptop. Next best IMHO would be to use a USB webcam and a long
    cable, provided the camera is just around the corner from the computer's
    location.

    Unless you have a wired network already installed, either you will have
    to run wiring through walls (and either through the attic or beneath the
    floor) -- which can be messy as well as laborious -- or you will need to
    run exposed cable along walls and through doorways. Going around walls
    is unsightly, presents a tripping hazard, and requires much more cable
    than taking a more direct concealed path. Depending on how long a cable
    run you need, you may end up spending nearly as much installing a wired
    network as you would on a wireless one; if you hire someone do to the
    installation you will almost certainly spend more on a wired network.

    You might also consider one of those "X-10" system cameras that are
    advertised in spam and pop-up ads. But I wouldn't use one for the
    simple reason that they *are* advertised through spam and pop-up
    advertising.

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    Because I'm dense, what is the difference between a "web cam" and a
    surveilance camera? Thanks,
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    How it is used.

    <angelsbridge@webtv.net> wrote in message
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    > Because I'm dense, what is the difference between a "web cam" and a
    > surveilance camera? Thanks,
    >
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    "John P Bengi" <JBengi(spaam)@(spaam)yahoo,com> wrote in message
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    > How it is used.

    And how much it costs. A surveillance camera sometimes has a motor to move
    the camera to cover the area, Web cams do not.

    >
    > <angelsbridge@webtv.net> wrote in message
    > news:4196-4293C60B-551@storefull-3218.bay.webtv.net...
    > > Because I'm dense, what is the difference between a "web cam" and a
    > > surveilance camera? Thanks,
    > >
    >
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