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Posted: 3/15/2011 7:40:45 PM EST
Hey guys, I got a brilliant idea that I wanted to be able to check on my dog while at work on my mobile phone running Android.

We have wireless internet and stuff like that, how much would it cost to set something like this up and where would I buy it?
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 7:47:45 PM EST
Go HERE
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 7:56:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By bsnare:
Go HERE

Oh god, so much information!
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 8:51:23 PM EST
I had an old crappy webcam that would do motion capture and upload them to the web server that I could check. Didn't cost more than $30.


I've been looking into getting these for real security though. You can get a DVR with web-interface but the good stuff gets expensive.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110632762310

Not sure how far you want to take it. Remotely release the dogs when you have a security breech lol?
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 8:58:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By Tech-Com:
I had an old crappy webcam that would do motion capture and upload them to the web server that I could check. Didn't cost more than $30.


I've been looking into getting these for real security though. You can get a DVR with web-interface but the good stuff gets expensive.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110632762310

Not sure how far you want to take it. Remotely release the dogs when you have a security breech lol?

Hah! That would be awesome, but probably too far.


How complicated was that web cam server thing? I have a computer in that room and could put a webcam on it if I wanted.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 9:23:00 PM EST
I have been playing with Pysoft software. It is very configurable. It will accept USB or IP cameras, either wired or wireless. Basically it makes a hub of your computer. It can be configured to recognize motion, and then to call your phone, or upload the images to a web site, or email them to you.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 9:29:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By FrankSymptoms:
I have been playing with Pysoft software. It is very configurable. It will accept USB or IP cameras, either wired or wireless. Basically it makes a hub of your computer. It can be configured to recognize motion, and then to call your phone, or upload the images to a web site, or email them to you.

Googling pysoft, shit it's late, I'll look tomorrow
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:33:47 AM EST
Originally Posted By nsw8148:

Originally Posted By FrankSymptoms:
I have been playing with Pysoft software. It is very configurable. It will accept USB or IP cameras, either wired or wireless. Basically it makes a hub of your computer. It can be configured to recognize motion, and then to call your phone, or upload the images to a web site, or email them to you.

Googling pysoft, shit it's late, I'll look tomorrow


Did I mention that it ships with a fully-functional demo, with splash screens that go away when you buy?
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 3:54:22 PM EST
For basic wireless video monitoring:

Panasonic or Linksys camera (expect to spend $125+) I have the Linksys WVC80N
You may need a router. (Some cameras have built in WEB server. 90 days for free)
DNS service (free at DynDNS)
DNS service updater (free at the above)
Android App. IP Cam Viewer Lite (free)

Have fun. You will be challenged.
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