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Apple TV as a surveillance device

Discussion in 'iPod' started by columbus, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

    I need to run a surveillance system which'll be unattended for long periods of time. So I'm looking at a Digital Video Recorder (e.g. AppleTV) and one or more IP-enabled, motion-activated video cameras.

    Since others will have access to the AppleTV (including, possibly, the intruders!) I need to be able to password-protect and/or encrypt the stored video.

    What kind of compatibility issues are there? Can this be done with an AppleTV?
  2. macrumors demi-god


    Don't believe you can record with the :apple: TV.
  3. macrumors 68030


    AppleTV is not a video recorder. It is simply a TV interface for media already stored on your computer.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Yea, you'd probably be better off with a Mac Mini or a cheapo Windows system.

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