09-26-2011 04:44 PM
I started working on a project to create Mac software for the Alert cameras. While I am focusing on Mac, the software should run on Windows and Linux (and any other Qt supported platform). I have a VERY early alpha posted up on github ( github.com/szatmary/iAlert/ )
Currently it has VERY limited functionality.
-Automatically discover cameras.
-Display live streams
-Download files from cameras SD card to ~/Movies/iAlert directory
-MANY! If Its not in the above list, it doesn't do it.
-No Password support (use the windows software to remove passwords)
-New files are not downloaded automatically (yet), you must click refresh.
-Binary will probably only work on Lion (if your lucky).
Don't know. I have a day job, so I probably won't put in too much work unless there is enough interest from users.
10-04-2011 08:34 PM
I am surprised I have not received more feedback on this.
I have just posted a release 2. New features:
-Single window interface
-Real time event display/download
-Playback of events directly within the app
-Better multi camera support( un-tested. I only have one camera)
It's still not ready for prime time, But I am getting close to usable for daily usage.
10-05-2011 07:20 AM
I downloaded yor zip file, but don't understand how to use it on a pc, and just got a mac last week so really lost there in terms of loading your program, but would be willing to try it.
10-05-2011 07:55 AM
Like he has stated, its a system specifically designed to work on a mac. It will not work on a PC. See if you can download it to your Mac and then get further assistance to install and get it working on your new mac.
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10-05-2011 07:55 AM - edited 10-05-2011 12:09 PM
I purposely did not make a nice tutorial on how to use the software because of its pre-release state. It is still missing a lot of features, and probably has a lot of bugs. Because of this, I wanted people that were not very technical to avoid these early releases.
But a quick tutorial for those interested:
Note: I only have it pre-compiled for OS X Lion. It should work on other platforms, (snow leopard/linux/windows) but you would need to compile it yourself.
-Download the dmg from here (EDIT: updated link so that it works!)
-If necessary mount the dmg by double clicking it, Then double click the iAlert.app inside.
10-06-2011 04:28 PM
I think you've made a great effort, very nice job.
Logitech should give you a job. There is a need for Mac support whether they want to admit it or not.
I would like the option to download the clips from your software too.
Do you know how I could mount that sd card as a hard disk?If I could do that that would be very helpful!
10-06-2011 04:35 PM
The software does download the clips. Check your Movies folder.
The SD card is NTFS, so if you want to read the card directly, you would need something like this
10-06-2011 05:21 PM
Thanks for the advice. I see the the movies folder now. How often does that take to download to that folder? Theres seem to be a 30 min lag at the moment, how can I force a sync?
I don't want to climb up a ladder once a week to unload the card what I'm trying to do is to remotely mount that card from a mac or linux machine.
Can I mount the card as nfs, smb etc?
10-06-2011 05:41 PM
When the software is launched, it asks the camera for a list of all recordings. It then downloads any recordings it does not already have. New recordings are put into the same queue. So if there is a big backlog, there could be a lag, but once it is all caught up, new files should download within a minute or so or eac
To the best of my knowledge, there is no way to remotely mount the camera storage. That is precisely I wrote this program.