04-05-2012 02:28 AM
intending to buy a Logitech Outdoor Alert system with 6 cameras, but have following querries first:
- i live in a remote area and do not have an internet connection at the place where i want to install the Alert system. Can i do the installation at a place where an inet connection is available and mount the cameras at the remote location afterwards?
Any problem in this methode?
- since there is no internet connection at the place where the cameras need to be installed, is it so that only the master computer that has the Alert Commander software installed can view the images from the cameras and it is not possible to have the images also on a mobile devide, say an iPad simultanesly? Web based viewing is no option, as no internet available!
- if the mobile device is not possible, can i at least have a 2nd computer running the Alert Commander software, so that my watchman outside can view the same images as i can from the inside on a 2nd device?
Would have sent this querries to Logitechs support via mail, but need all sorts of details, which are only available after purchase.
04-05-2012 04:15 AM
Even if you setup the cameras with an internet connection, when they power-up with no internet connection, they can't really get the current date/time...so that is one problem ( really designed to have an internet connection ).
I think the iPad app depends on the cameras being on the internet...a web/mobile thing.
The cameras are designed to only have one "master" PC ( Alert Commander instance ). You "can" have alert commander on another one, but there are several caveats...the biggest one is probably in copying the clips to the hard drive ( to which PC ? )...and both running at the same time complicates that a bit more. I'd suggest viewing the live feeds via VLC player on a second PC...via RTSP. Or you might explore 3rd-party camera apps...like Blue Iris.