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Re: Recomendations wanted for outdoor video camera (make/model) and retailer

Video Guy wrote:
> I'm looking for recommendations as to who makes a good quality
> CCTV/video camera for out-door use.
> I'm putting these under the eves of my house (so no direct exposure to
> rain) but they will experience summer heat (up to 90f), winter cold
> (down to -20f), as well as lens condensation and fogging (I suppose).
> Will hook them up using RG-6 coax (BNC or F connector).
> I notice all sorts of different types of cameras, some with IR lights,
> large, small, etc.  Would like something that's not particularly
> large, yet has high resolution (and color).
> Sometimes what you end up buying depends on where you shop - and
> although I suppose I could buy from US mail-order, I would do so only
> if a Canadian retailer didn't have the camera I really wanted.  So I'm
> also looking for a good place to buy from in Canada.
> Thanks - and please post responses here (e-mail won't work).

We use the AXIS LAN cameras for indoor and outdoor use.  We are in
Albuquerque, NM, where our winters do not get too severe; however, our
summers get guite warm.  If you go to:


your will get a demo system we have on-line.  The password is
"acasdemo".  Once you gain access go to on-line system click and hold
down the left hand mouse button and move to "cameras". Wait awhile until
mozilla pops up and select "Real Time Display".  Cam one is an AXIS
camera mounted under an eave, and you can judge for yourself if the
quality is what you are looking for.  This camera has been operational
for five years with no apparent degradation.  If you click on the image
you will get a larger display of the camera output.

I should point out that all you would need to connect the camera would
be a standard cat-5 twisted cable (LAN).  Co-ax cables are not required.
  You will also need to get voltage to the camera.  We use regular 18AWG
wires for voltage.  Note that you can also build your own DVR into the
computer system which connects to the camera.  Just go the the archives
to get pictures of the past activities.

Good luck.

Celso Lujan, Lujan Software Services, Inc.

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