[Blabber] Revisiting the cameras, urgently.

Kenneth Gutierrez kennypg at gmail.com
Sat Feb 18 21:11:08 EST 2012


Actually, I think
this<http://www.dealextreme.com/p/standalone-ip-wireless-wifi-lan-camera-with-night-vision-and-pan-tilt-motors-26358>is
the 2nd-floor camera.

On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 8:11 PM, Antonio <diveblends at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have a tester I can bring in tomorrow. I'll also try to bring the
> mounting bracket for the TV
>
>
> On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 6:09 PM, Daniel Packer <dp at danielpacker.org>wrote:
>
>> Okay so we need to answer the following questions:
>>
>> * can the old PC work as a recording server or do we need other hardware
>> * there is the issue of kenny's HD en route -- can the PC's we have at
>> our disposal use SATA drives
>> * what software will we run to support the 2 or more IP cameras in the
>> hall
>> * how will they be wired, and where will the PC live
>> * one of the cameras is wireless, supposedly, and one is not... PC
>> must have wireless if it doesn't support a cable
>> * does anyone have crimping tools and line testing tools for running
>> cat5? does anyone have a big spool of cat5?
>> * can we do this in the next few days, or should kenny seek an
>> alternative? depends on how urgent it is for him, but it is definitely
>> urgent.
>>
>> DP
>>
>> On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 6:02 PM, Joe Sadusk <joe at sadusk.com> wrote:
>> > Since peter just brought in a new better desktop machine, we could use
>> the
>> > old one as the camera server. It shouldn't take much power, though disk
>> > space could be an issue over time. I did some research on open source
>> > surveilance packages a little while ago, I can dig that up and do a test
>> > installation on one of those two machines.
>> >
>> > Also, setting up an automated offsite backup should be easy as long as
>> > someones paying for space somewhere.
>> >
>> > Joe
>> >
>> > Daniel Packer <dp at danielpacker.org> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> I'm not going to make it to the space before Tuesday night, but if
>> >> anyone can start looking at what cameras are installed (contact Kenny
>> >> for details), and looking for any documentation/software that might be
>> >> in the space (top metal shelves) and figuring out how to get them up
>> >> and running, that would be appreciated. Kenny is willing to buy a PC
>> >> if needed, to do the recording -- I told him it would require a
>> >> dedicated machine, which I think is accurate -- you don't want a
>> >> general use desktop for example doing double duty. The box would then
>> >> I imagine be stuck in a closet somewhere.
>> >>
>> >> DP
>> >>
>> >> On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 5:32 PM, Gmail <rotabush at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> > I've only installed a coax video system before, but can definitely
>> >> > research and give it a shot
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > On Feb 18, 2012, at 5:28 PM, Daniel Packer
>> >> <dp at danielpacker.org> wrote:
>> >> >
>> >> >> Hi guys,
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Does anyone have experience setting up IP cameras like the ones
>> >> >> installed in the building? We need to get them going ASAP, or
>> >> >> alternatively, Kenny may be able to purchase another system, but if
>> we
>> >> >> can work together to get these going that would be great, and could
>> >> >> even result in some rent discounts.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Anyone in for figuring out the cameras this week? There is a little
>> >> >> more urgency than usual coming from Kenny on this for good reason.
>> >> >> I'll at least brainstorm with folks on Tues.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> DP
>> >> >>
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