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Door bell camera
Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:02 AM
Am fairly set on my plans for the new house.
ELK M1G system
eKeypad running on 3 ipads, in-wall mounted
1 standard ELK keypad as backup
I plan on adding an 8-channel analog DVR connected to eKeypad (working with Jayson on compatible models with 3rd party integration).
I would like to have a doorbell camera, that would connect to my DVR. I would like to automate the system so that when someone rings the doorbell, the camera shows up on all iPads (running eKaypad), with a screen showing the image from the camera, the alarm arm/disarm panel, as well as hot buttons for 9-1-1. We have little kids and I want them to feel safe, plus I travel a lot for business. Other standard automation like lighting control would be added, as well.
Does anyone have any recommendation on equipment? Need a functional and reasonably priced option.
Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:46 AM
This is my current front door view using the Optex SD combo (one view of three to the front door). It is not a doorbell camera and its mounted perpendicular to the front door giving you a side view versus a front face view. Works though. It is totally exposed to the weather and I do have an occasional bird or two that flies in front of it blocking its view and soiling the outer plastic cover.
Note that the Optex combos have been in place for about 10 years and I just recently updated (2 years ago) the camera boards with a better than original electromechanical designed boards (lens and stuff). Its amazing what they do with the optics these days. I am getting ready to retrofit same Optex cams with HD IP boards that should be a drop in replacement for the analog boards.
I have added automation to the doorbell/camera/PIR/motion/driveway combination and it works just fine. Also added TTS/Wave files which get triggered depending on the chosen event (speaks or barks, foe or friend stuff). You can get as elaborate as you imagination chooses with this kind of stuff.
Posted 30 July 2012 - 12:35 PM
Plan would be to put the door bell camera unit in the stone, immediately to the right of the door (no drilling into the frame).
I would like to be able to see the person's face, so the unit must face straight out. I want the unit chosen to connect to the DVR, and the iPads running eKeypad.
Anyone have any experience?
Posted 30 July 2012 - 01:39 PM
Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:21 AM
I have a similar issue. I have a Doorbell Fon system which rings the telephone when the doorbell is pressed. I also have a security camera mounted by the front door. I would like the doorbell to activate the camera and transmit the image to a desktop and an iPad. The company that makes Doorbell Fon makes a switcher (DP-29CI) that would seem to serve this purpose. How would I wire it to the DVR and get the images to transmit automatically?
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