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    IP Cam in a car -- It works better than you think.

    Completely possible (...sorta) I did exactly this years ago to prove a point then and it actually ended up working quite well. Back then, cars had less fickle 12v systems so I doubt I'd want to try this nowadays but maybe it all depends on make/model. This was from a project back in 2012 using...
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    Monitoring Status of Cameras

    Nagios can notify you after doing intelligent deeper inspection via HTTP, SNMP, SSH, Telnet, etc. More usefully, I use it to LOG INTO the camera interface using credentials every 5-30 minutes depending on camera and location. I've found if the UI can't load through the authentication process...
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    Inline POE switch

    I spent a while stress testing and to learn its limits. If you don’t already have one and are into little handy tools for the collection, pick up a PoE multimeter. Little tiny box with a screen that displays power, amps, voltage, etc. Great for troubleshooting longer distances or sketchy wiring...
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    Inline POE switch

    (I used plain old 802.3af in the tests illustrated in those photos.) The box accepts both and the packaging and specs prefer AT, but I’ve never used them on anything other than AF.
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    Inline POE switch

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    IP Cam in a car -- It works better than you think.

    Rates are all situational where you are wanting service and who is available etc etc -- Me personally this is being powered by $35/mo. Again, all situational. I live in a populated metro where it's impossible to not find 4G LTE, but to answer your question, what happens in Blue Iris (or any...
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    IP Cam in a car -- It works better than you think.

    I don't understand what you mean when you ask for a full parts list? There's an IP camera, a router, and whatever you prefer or have access to as far as 4G connectivity. That's literally it as far as the car goes. If you're looking for a parts list that includes setup, detailed documentation...
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    IP Cam in a car -- It works better than you think.

    For this instance, I can use a USB 4G modem plugged right into the router (it worked well) but the SIM card I'm using for this I like to use for a few things when not in the car so I keep it in a Unite Explore. 5 days of battery life. I keep it on me at all times anyways so whenever I hop in the...
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    IP Cam in a car -- It works better than you think.

    Thanks all. Yellow brick router is a GL-MT300N and then just the TOP-308 IP Cam but feel free to substitute for something better or different depending on application. This was the only one I could use before my car started throwing error logs. This probably isn't an issue in most other cars...
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    IP Cam in a car -- It works better than you think.

    I've been able to do some pretty miraculous things with 3G/4G cellular links over the past decade. Things people said were impossible at the time. Obviously the largest challenge with such a volatile network is reliability/consistency which, if you don't ace that part, it's not really worth...
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    Cannot watch clips through ip interface

    Any time ActiveX gets pulled up, BI crashes hard and has to be reset. So again this is just a case of me having to update instruction sets for everyone I've done setups for and posting yet another bulletin ultimately reminding them of how unexpectedly unstable and volatile this program can be...
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    Cannot watch clips through ip interface

    My windows 10 boxes seem fine. I haven't updated them though either with windows 10 or BI lately. The largest amount of issues seem to come from my server 2008 boxes
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    Cannot watch clips through ip interface

    Does this mean ActiveX is now phased out at this point? I have no issues with updating procedures and bookmarks etc, but in the "What's New" it seemed voluntary and not completely ready yet. Perhaps that's changed idk.
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    Cannot watch clips through ip interface

    I've been having major major issues with BI for the past week now. At one point all I had to do is check for updates every hour and it seemed there was a new one to push out which indicates Ken or someone he uses to code the software is aware of some ongoing issues perhaps? I rarely ever email...
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    Is there any cams that would fit this bill that I don't know about?

    I assume when you say you want to get more cams into your source, that you are limited to the amount of SDI inputs you have at the moment and are thus hoping to use an RTSP feed off of this cam? If so, I'd hope for the price the sync is near real-time, but obviously there will be some processing...
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