I have a tricky (for me) question:
I need to setup a portable kit of 5-8 videos cameras at home for 1-2 weeks (then an other home, etc...) to records moments / motions. The cameras should :
- be installed in 1H max
- so should be offline or wireless
- have a small form factor
- be indoor: in living room, over the cook shove or in the fridge !
- be wide angle HD camera with sound
- have a timestamp
- encode in WebM (or H.264)
- will record few seconds of motion
- with a good motion detection (IR or Optical Flow or ...)
- the kit should be 1000$ max
The 80$ Mobius camera has a very strong/open community.
- Very good quality video + sound
- Works offline (so no security issues)
- Can record 8.8H on a 32Go SD Card in 720P
- BUT the motion detection trigger too many false positive and fill the SD Card in 3 days
FTP Camera / Synology
I tried 80$ Foscam HD camera with low cost Synology
- Foscam has a too large form factor
- Synology can "do more" than a NVR and is cheaper
- can be a wifi Router / DHCP (no camera setup)
- can run NodeJS to work on files
- Why FTP ? Because 5 cameras streaming 24/7 to a NVR would kill the wifi network and require a strong expensive recorder for 1% of recording.
Cloud Camera and Others
- Cloud camera are very interesting but
- Security is a must have. I believe in Google (if I can choose Europeen server) not Chinese cloud
- DropCam has very bad comments
- Cloud camera use tooooo much bandwith. Homes do not have fiber !
- The FLIR is Interesting but no legal info about their cloud, bandwith use, APi, etc...
- I'm waiting for Blink Camera (PIR / wire free) but only 5.5H of battery life
- I tried a chinese version (Q21): useless because of it's time to boot
- Ubiquity seems interesting but more exensive and only RJ45 and proprietary ?
My best bet would be a kind of Mobius buffering on SDCard and uploading to an FTP ?
Thanks for you Advice !