01-05-2012 08:09 PM
I hope this helps you... I did some research for you.... I'm sure there are tuns of other programs out there but this one has good reviews..
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01-06-2012 03:57 AM - edited 01-06-2012 03:58 AM
I agree, however the Alert cameras do not support much outside of the commander (local or web). A w/s must be on and running to achieve any interface with the outside world -
Last night, I had to format 2 SD cards b/c they were not retaining more than a dozen clips. As of today, I am still not sure if everything is working properly on all devices.
If I had a PC sitting on-site, I could store any files on the PC, W/S or network map and schedule FTP to move the files.
The real issue is, having a local w/s, there lies the rub.
01-06-2012 08:58 AM
Well compared with the Wilife system that HAD to have a computer on at all times, this is an improvement.
We have had these types of requests before, but I am not sure what the engineers have planned to do. Really the best thing would be to fill out a product survey at www.logitech.com/ithink so that these requests can be sent directly to the proper department as this is a peer to peer help community. the engineers do take a look at these threads, but it is best to have the requests done by a survey so they can be tracked.
Our cameras can hold up to 32 GB cards as 2GB holds about 6 hours of continuous motion and sound. (I am just basing this off my own camera that looks outside through a window and get almost continuous motion and some sound. The amount of recording you get can be more or less depending on video and sound).
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01-06-2012 11:11 AM
I just submitted the suggestion and some rationale -
Like I have said, having the SD card is great, but
I use the Web Commander b/c I am 600 miles from my cameras. When something happens like cable goes out and I can't see or monitor anything, if the camera FTP to the cloud (free) or my FTP server located 10' from me, I would have a backup and could view them.
What happened this weekend was 3 cameras went down. I knew it was working b/c other camera was sending video -
I had to get a neighbor to reset a circuit breaker that I knew would fix the 3.
When they came back online, I was able to see historical video, then all of a sudden, all video pas 12-15 clips were gone.
Since I don't have an active w/s running, there was no off loading of the videos.
I was able to get more than the 12-15 clips after I reformatted the SD card.
Essentially, having an SD card did me no good, and as I mentioned in a previous post related to the topic of stolen camera, what if a thief were to vandalized the whole property - home/business whatever, and take the PC as well -
Self containment is a very good idea, but in real world Information Technology, the profession method is to have off site backup-
Like I have stated before - some of the cheaper cameras have this ability - FOSCAM, Airlink (really cheap quality images by comparison) I see no reason why Logitech cannot incorporate this into the cameras. FTP is not cutting edge technology -- it works.