2nd Home Surveillance
January 3, 2013 11:22 AM Subscribe
I have been asked to set up an Internet-based surveillance camera at our weekend house. The catch? A somewhat limited DSL connection. Comments or suggestions for an easily set-up Internet surveillance system greatly appreciated.
posted by flyingrock to computers & internet (10 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
We have a vacation home that we mainly use on weekends. My family would like to be able to occasionally view live video from the house, both inside and out - probably requiring two separate cameras. I have looked at Dropcam
options on Amazon and, while generally well reviewed, both seem to have some downsides - Dropcam with requiring heavy bandwidth and Foscam in the setup.
The only Internet connection available is Shentel's DSL, which maxes out at 5 Mbps. It works relatively well for Internet browsing and occasional Netflix streaming, but I don't think it (or Shentel) will handle the 60-70+ GB monthly streaming per camera that some Dropcam users report.
Is there a simple and affordable Internet surveillance camera (or system) that is easy to set-up and monitor that doesn't require massive amounts of bandwidth?