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  • Cheap PTZ camera

    posted by kfchow on 08/05/2013

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month


    This is actually a Foscam FI-8908W camera. It is bang for buck for a PTZ camera (well technically no zoom so PT). It has M-Jpeg output so it is easily integrated into various applications and control systems.


    Low Resolution.

    Mounting bracket is this swivel piece of **.Would be better if you could mount the base directly to the ceiling.

    If integrating it into a system the protocol is a bit wierd. Has commands to start moving in the direction (up, down, left, right) and requires a stop command as well.


    Requires firmware update to get preset functionality.

    Integrated it into my Control4 system and am extremely happy with the solution.


    Its a cheap pan tilt camera. Go buy one.

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