Outdoor security camera needed

Shockwave78

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Jul 10, 2010
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hi,

Looking to buy my mother a outdoor security camera for her birthday. iOS compatibility a must of course. She mainly said she wanted one of these to see her dogs on the deck while she was out but any other use is acceptable of course.

Do any of these allow you to pan?


Thanks
 

BeatCrazy

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Jul 20, 2011
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Surprised no responses?

I need to re-explore my outdoor camera options. I have a decent Trendnet TV-IP311PI, but it has been behaving badly, and now I think I just want to start from scratch.

I would prefer POE, and integration with HomeKit, but it appears that no such beast exists. Which is very surprising to me!
 

cdavis11

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Aug 31, 2009
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hi,

Looking to buy my mother a outdoor security camera for her birthday. iOS compatibility a must of course. She mainly said she wanted one of these to see her dogs on the deck while she was out but any other use is acceptable of course.

Do any of these allow you to pan?


Thanks

I just put in a Nest Cam Outdoor. No panning, but a nice wide field of view.

I like it so far - been in place about a week now.
 

robnbill

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Jul 5, 2007
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I just put in a Nest Cam Outdoor. No panning, but a nice wide field of view.

I like it so far - been in place about a week now.
How reliable is the Nest Cam Outdoor in terms of notifications when a person comes into view? How well does the cloud recording feature work? We want to get an outdoor cam for our front door - and it looks like this is the best one out there - based on the specs it seems like they did everything right. Wish it had HK - but for this one application it may be best.

The other device is an outdoor Canary Flex shipping in November - it looks good too - but it too is not HK compatible.

The other option is supposed to be announced by D-Link soon - HK compatible. Don't know if it is outdoor though.
 

cdavis11

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Aug 31, 2009
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How reliable is the Nest Cam Outdoor in terms of notifications when a person comes into view? How well does the cloud recording feature work? We want to get an outdoor cam for our front door - and it looks like this is the best one out there - based on the specs it seems like they did everything right. Wish it had HK - but for this one application it may be best.

The other device is an outdoor Canary Flex shipping in November - it looks good too - but it too is not HK compatible.

The other option is supposed to be announced by D-Link soon - HK compatible. Don't know if it is outdoor though.
So far it's been very accurate, I haven't got any complaints.

Originally I thought the cabling was a dumb idea, but my nest outdoor is mounted under an eave and the power cord penetrates a wall, so it's nearly impossible to disconnect without a ladder...or a well thrown rock :)

Resolution is nice, their subscription plan is a little pricey...but i've enjoyed having on my indoor cam and will probably pay up when the trial runs out. Cloud recording has been very solid.

I live in Nebraska, so their temp ranges may be a challenge. We'll see if it survives a Nebraska winter!
 

xraydoc

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While definitely not HomeKit-compatible, I have several Nest Cams (4 indoor models, two of which are in outdoor weatherproof cases, and one new Outdoor model). Definitely not the cheapest, especially factoring in their 10-day cloud recording price, but I've found them very reliable.