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I have been battling with a Dlink ip camera for days now and it sits like a surly teenager, refusing to do most of the things it promised it would.
What I am looking for is an indoor, IP camera that does this stuff, as a security monitor. If anyone has one that works, I would love to know the make/model.,
It must be,
-really wireless ie doesn't need rebooting every 5 mins when it loses signal briefly.
-send an email on motion detect, without the use of a PC on all the time. If so, which email provider do you use?
-record to a NAS.
my experience is that too many of the cameras on the market are old and won't work properly with Win7. Most of the ones I've seen need you to run a java app on the PC to view the camera remotely, and theres all kinds of issues with compatibility.
Only one I actually ever got working properly was a Taiwanese no-name white box unit, and even then I had a devil of a job finding software that worked, and even more punching holes in the router firewall to let it work. I'm not convinced its a technology that works as advertised
Been using an Axis 207W for years, delighted with it. At last house I had the motion sensitive feature set up. It caught a group of kids on way to vandalise neighbours car, daughter coming home worse for wear after a night out, and the arrivals for a party put on by my son when we were away and he told us he had only had four friends round!
Yes it has email but I haven't used it. Just checking the Axis website the 207W has been replaced, so you might want to look at the replacement. As it is an indoor camera, when we used it as a security camera it was viewing through a window from one of our seldom used rooms. It lost vision at night it someone turned a light in the room!. Low light was not very good, but we had PIR triggered security lights with remote wireless PIRs so they came on when anyone approaching the house was out of site of the house so didn't know if the house was occupied or a security light coming on.