Want wireless web cam for pet surveillance

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Auntie J, May 22, 2008.

  1. Auntie J macrumors newbie

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    I have a Macbook, and I want to set up pet cams in my house and yard. I have 4 cats and have recently introduced a dog into the mix, and I want to be able to see how they interact while I am not there. I have been unsuccessful in finding a webcam that is compatible with the Mac -- everything seems to be for Windows.

    At this point, I am getting a little bleary eyed and am not certain I wouldn't miss seeing the product I'm looking for. I've looked at Creative Labs, D-Link, Kensington, Logitech, Panasonic, and numerous others. In one customer feedback regarding one of the Panasonic models, the customer said he was able to configure for Mac but that it then lost all pan/zoom functionality. The key feature I'm looking for is to be able to view remotely. Wireless, pan/zoom, and sound would be nice (fun?) features, but I could live without them.

    Does anyone know of a web/surveillance cam that will work in this way with the Macbook?
     
  2. ebutka macrumors regular

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    I don't know about Mac compatible but Linksys makes a wireless g webcam. I don't know a price or anything. I believe Panasonic makes one too and I'm sure there are other brands. Check newegg.com for other help.
     
  3. DocMacPS macrumors newbie

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    Mac Security Webcam Options

    Probably the people who know most about implementing an Apple OS X based wireless/ethernet security web cam systems is http://www.evological.com/ who write great Mac software - and in this case EVOCAM can do what you need it to. I try to keep up with the Apple compatible UVC webcam market at my: http://www.mac-compatible-web-cam.com/ site -- And tho I don't really delve into Security cam issues, I do know from my site's stats that the rather pricey Panasonic line of BL-C monitoring cams sell best, and EvoCam supports Pan/Zoom/Tilt on those.

    Evocam's latest release notes, version 3.6.2 details added support for even more cameras/manufacturers (amongst other improvements) so their known, working supported camera list should be a critical part in building the right setup for you.
     
  4. Auntie J thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you DocMacPS

    Thank you so much for your helpful post. I am still sorting out the information, but I am so happy to now have the resources I need to be able to make an informed purchasing decision and then set up my network. I appreciate your help.
     
  5. McGiord, Jul 13, 2008
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    McGiord macrumors 601

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    Hello,
    I want to do a similar project, can you please share what you did?

    Did you successfully implemented this?
    Or you did something different?

    Many Thanks
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    vaporizers
     
  6. rrijkers macrumors 6502

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  7. TiffanySwan macrumors newbie

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    I am successfully using a couple of D-Link cams and Xeoma software. Works perfectly fine.
     

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