[CentOS] surveillance DVR

Fri Aug 2 16:02:53 UTC 2013
SilverTip257 <silvertip257 at gmail.com>

On Thu, Aug 1, 2013 at 11:48 AM, <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:

> Lorenzo wrote:
> > mark wrote:
> >
> >> It's not a plug-in appliance, it's software. We are currently running
> the
> >> cameras on our servers, and my manager, as I've said, was considering a
> >> plug-in appliance, that we could access and back up from our Linux
> servers
> >> or workstations, and not have to worry that, as just happened with the
> >> last kernel update, it would break the drivers.
> >Maybe a couple of those wuold fit the bill:
> >http://www.ubnt.com/airvision#aircammini

One of my coworkers experimented with the Ubiquiti AirCam (the regular
white ones, not the minis).  I remember him saying the NVR software records
still frames to disk rather than an actual encoded video.  Meaning that if
you needed to provide video to the police, insurance, whoever - you're
going to have to use their software to encode a video.  Recording as still
frames might be common, but I'd expect the software to run a job every hour
or whatever to encode frames to video ... but what do I know..

I'm told the NVR software installs rather painlessly on Debian (since
there's a *.deb package), but beyond that it can be pain.

The AirCams we used do not do infrared night vision which is a big bummer.

If you want any further details, let me know and I'll ask my coworker since
he worked with them more than I did. ;)

> >and, according to the website, the control software (airVision) should
> >install also on linux
> BING! Those *are* interesting, and the price is right on the edge of
> affordable. I'm looking for reviews now - I see the software's been a
> Debian package, and installable on ubuntu (we're 95% CentOS, though), and
> I see things from last year saying that an RPM will be out real soon
> now....
> Thanks very much. We may not do it - price, and Ubuntu, but this is right
> there.
>        mark
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