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Windows Looking For CCTV Software IP Based Include Record+Remote Viewing from PC/iPhone

Discussion in 'Software' started by happysack, 1 Aug 2011.

  1. happysack

    happysack goodateverthinger

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    As in title,
    Im looking for a piece of CCTV software that will simutaneously record IP Cameras on a local network.

    As a bonus it will serve them over the internet so that i can viewing them on another PC or iphone/andriod phone etc.

    I would like it to record constantly as well as being able to save to another disk from timea to timeb if it was needed to be kept for a later date.

    Free trials or tried n tested ones prefered.

    Please help me find a good solution.

    Many Thanks.
     
  2. tehBoris

    tehBoris New Member

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  3. happysack

    happysack goodateverthinger

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    I was looking for one that is windows7 based as I'm not familiar with familiar as a mcp. Also a business based program wouldn't be a no as I might instal for others in the future.

    Regards
     
  4. tehBoris

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  5. happysack

    happysack goodateverthinger

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    I could do but I would a low spec (so didnt want to run vm)machine with sole purpose of CCTV with ip camera viewing does that software allow for iPhone viewing etc?
     
  6. tehBoris

    tehBoris New Member

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    If you are planning to use a dedicated machine, just install it directly on that machine -.-
     
  7. happysack

    happysack goodateverthinger

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    I've never used it and don't plan on it I know how to configure windows and put it on to a domain make shares and do stuf with it I don't wish to use Linux! Please :)
     
  8. happysack

    happysack goodateverthinger

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    Anyone help me on this subject?
     
  9. tehBoris

    tehBoris New Member

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    Just try the suggestion you have received.

    It:
    • Is free
    • Takes less time than setting up a domain
    • Possibly easier than any windows equivalent
    • Meets all your requirements except that 'Windows is what I know, and I don't want to learn any thing new, even though once it's set up, which takes all of ~6 commands, I never need to know it's not running on Windows'
    • doesn't matter if it doesn't work out, it was free
     
  10. happysack

    happysack goodateverthinger

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    I want a windows one and thank you for tour suggestion bit doesn't meet my criteria
    Bit thank you
     
  11. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    i'm suprised bulldogjeff hasn't come up on this one
     
  12. happysack

    happysack goodateverthinger

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    Who is he pal?
     
  13. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    i know of software but it certainly isnt free but it is a professional one and a damm good one at that.

    look up Geovision NVR software it works with just about any IP camera although if its not a geovision one you have to buy a dongle (i can put you in touch with someone if you want)

    Its windows based and runs on XP vista or 7 in both 32 and 64-bit (not XP64 though)

    Ive used it for several years and it really does the job while been easy to use, it can be logged in to remotely via PC, laptop or phone (iphone or android or blackberry)
     
  14. Byron C

    Byron C Probably isn't Hitler, but definitely a muppet

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    Just because ZoneMinder is Linux doesn't mean you have to be a genius or command-line hacking nerd to run/install it. Most modern graphical Linux environments (and installers) are as simple or even simpler to use than Windows XP or Windows 7.

    I haven't seen ZoneMinder specifically but if you've got the spare hardware lying around to test it out on, what have you got to lose? Even if you don't have the spare hardware, a VirtualMachine will let you test it out.

    Best of all? It's free and open source. No proprietary software, no restrictive licenses and no cost.
     
  15. fata1_666

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    That a great piece of free software there and ill be using it asap
     
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    herbs Nobody but us chickens

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  17. megamale

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    How about a Synology NAS?

    Very easy to use and has software to handle IP cameras, and it has apps to access them on the iphone, Ipad. It integrates with the rest of the NAS features so it covers all the backup requirements you have.

    It seems to be the easiest way, and you get a NAS to boot. You may need to buy an extra camera licence if you need to monitor more than one IP camera.
     
  18. happysack

    happysack goodateverthinger

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    Thanks ill check it out I found webcamxp I really good piece if software which I'm using at the moment
     
  19. Yeoo

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    if your going to be putting them in a dedicated machine you will want to look at using seagate's sv35 range of drives. designed for 24/7 opp with a 90%write duty cycle and sequential write. standard drives will fail eventually and sod's law will be when the premise being protected is being robbed. You say your going to be putting them in for other people? as a business? if so PM me and i can get you some pricing over i work for a distie. if your going to be looking at over 3-4 drives then you want to be looking at enterprise drives as your need RV sensor etc..
     
  20. Yeoo

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    Grrr wish i had cctv now.. car was keyed last night! looks like im gonna be after some software too
     

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