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Old 02-11-2009, 12:33 PM
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I have 3 smaller, but similar units at home, got them years ago at Sams Club for about the same price.

I have one installed under the canopy of the back porch for the play yard to watch the kids, one watching the front porch of the house and driveway, as well as the entire section of property along the roadway that it points toward.
The third camers shows the front of the garage/shop, shed, and the property on both sides of all that al the way back to the property line.

You can regain any transmission line losses by adding an amplifier inline, there are several types and most just use regular TV type "F" connectors, but adapters can be utilized to make just about any other connection work.

As far as sharing the images over a home network, or even on the internet, a video card or video adapter interface is all that's needed for hardware, then it's just simply configuring the network to share the video adapter.

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Matt167, and if you have a wireless network in your house, could the security signal be sent, for example, to a laptop in the sewing room? The nice thing about that would be you wouldn't have to string ugly wires all around the house to your various monitors.

Then my wife had a question as well...could you pick that signal up on an IPod or other similar mini-computer with screen?
I ain't Matt167, but I'll take a shot at the questions.

Try vlc. I got tired of trying to work out cabling and switching to get a tv signal in multiple rooms from multiple sources and it finally dawned on me that every room in which I wanted tv already had ethernet. So, I set up a headless (no monitor) computer in the room with the sources, fed its Hauppauge PVR-250 card with the output from my a/v receiver and fired up vlc. Any computer in the house can now dislay whatever's showing in the living room via http. There is no noticeable effect on LAN speed.

If you have a wireless access point on your LAN, it will allow your wireless clients access to whatever you stream.

In your case:

1. Connect the output of your security camera to a computer with a composite video (RCA phono connector) input and an ethernet connection (wired or wireless) to your local network.

2. Install vlc on that computer and set it to stream that video. You can choose "RTP unicast", "RTP multicast", or "HTTP". You then choose what format to use, such as MPEG TS, OGG, or ASF.

3. Start vlc on any other computer on your local network to receive the stream. For example, if the computer streaming the video has a local address of 192.168.0.1, and you chose to stream via "HTTP", you would choose "Open network stream" on the receiving client and enter the URL 192.168.0.1:8080. (8080 is the default port vlc uses).
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Matt167, and if you have a wireless network in your house, could the security signal be sent, for example, to a laptop in the sewing room? The nice thing about that would be you wouldn't have to string ugly wires all around the house to your various monitors.

Then my wife had a question as well...could you pick that signal up on an IPod or other similar mini-computer with screen?
Yup.. actully you could view it anywhere you have an internet connection if you choose to make it viewable thru the internet.. but thru a WLAN, it will be quicker. and like grouch says, a program like VLC will work just fine to view the streaming video
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