Camera monitor tablet android screen wall

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  1. CaliGirl

    CaliGirl Pulling my weight

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    Has anyone purchased a tablet preferably android for the purpose of leaving it running 24 hours a day as a monitor for your security cameras? I would like to set something up like this in my brothers kitchen or garage so they can keep an eye on the cameras. It would run blue Iris application or I guess we could s has anyone purchased a tablet preferably android for the purpose of leaving it running 24 hours a day as a monitor for your security cameras? I would like to set something up like this in my brothers kitchen or garage so they can keep an eye on their cameras. It would run blue Iris application or cameras webpage. Preferably looking for something low-energy that could be left on 24 hours a day. Would this stress their network out leaving it running all the time? I understand that HDMI directly from the computer would be preferred method but it’s just too difficult to route that cable or in ethernet cable to the exact location in the kitchen. Therefore I would preferred to use Wi-Fi connection.

    Once I get the device and install it I will share photos details in this thread to help the next person out.
     
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    Ssayer Pulling my weight

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    I have an 8" Amazon Fire set up just like that without issue. It runs Silk and UI3...
     
  3. forzabiondo816

    forzabiondo816 n3wb

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    i used a raspberry pi running raspbian and just logged into the web server. worked great and i just had it attached to the back of a small 21" TV. You could create a streaming profile with what ever bandwidth requirements you feel would work.
     
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    Ssayer Pulling my weight

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    I tried a Raspberry PI 3 running Debian but couldn't get it to run H264 (I tried, but I'm just not that good with Linux). So, with only JPEG, I couldn't have sound.
     
  5. bp2008

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    I currently have a Raspberry Pi 2 B running this bp2008/OmxPlayerAuto. The pi crashes and shuts off every few months (only fixable by power cycling it) but other than that it runs great. I have it pull sub streams from a bunch of cameras and this puts no additional CPU load on Blue Iris. The downside to this approach is it is a little complicated to set up and you can't really interact with it to full-screen cameras or view recordings or anything. And of course it isn't a tablet that can just be mounted on a wall.
     
  6. bp2008

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    In the end, UI3 or the official mobile app running on an Android tablet is probably the most efficient way to go. You can tune the bit rate so it doesn't need to use very much wifi air time.
     
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    ldasilva Pulling my weight

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    does your amazon crash alot? i always have to restart the app every 10 hours or so
     
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    The only time I have to restart Silk (which I've found to be great for UI3) is when Amazon forces an update on me. Probably 3 or 4 times in the past year. It's never simply crashed and I'm talking 24/7. Possibly a WiFi problem there?
     
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    I think computers doing something wrong in hardware causing an app to freeze, crash, or glitch out is more common than anyone wants to believe. Every single component has some small chance of failure (which is widely variable and basically impossible to determine on a part-by-part basis) and so it is up to chance whether you get a device that screws up every few hours, days, weeks, months, or lasts years without a hitch. Everyone who uses computers regularly experiences such problems eventually.

    So I figure cheap devices are built with lower quality parts and are more likely to experience such problems.
     
  10. Barboots

    Barboots Getting the hang of it

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    I have a redundant Asus Android tablet which is displaying the main camera feeds using GDMSS. I find that it drops the video and requires the refresh icon to be tapped. I haven't established why this occurs.