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    was thinking of adding a Ycam to look over the front yard - last time we looked, reviews seemed to be great ... further down the road, some seem to have problems with them - maybe some always will, but it prompted us to look also at alternatives - eg:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...=A2224L4YIUC64

    and wondered if anyone had tried such a camera in their house, and if it was any good, in such a situation ?

    not sure about connect-ability, to Cortex ...
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    Are you sure this is the correct link? Seems to lead to an In Car Dash type DVR camera with GPS tracking.

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    yep, that's right ... seems to offer comprehensive facilities, and thought someone might have experimented with it ...

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    I see. It doesn't look like it has a networking output.

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    no, but it can connect to PC - as storage device & as webcam ...

    anyway, just a thought - our current cameras are a wide-view high-definition Mobotix & a bullet Ycam - both yet to be brought-in to Cortex, but now close to top of the todo list, so was thinking would complete the coverage first & bring them all in at once ...
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    If it can connect to the PC as a live webcam (presumably longish USB cable) then probably a good chance of integrating it.

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    camera resolution : 1920 x 1080 @ 30fps, 2.0Mb/s

    from the manual :

    PC CONNECTION

    Connecting the iN-CAR CAM to a Windows based PC using the supplied USB Cable will automatically trigger the iN-CAR CAM to display the two options of:

    Mass Storage PC Camera

    Use the UP and DOWN buttons to select preferred option and OK to confirm.

    Mass Storage

    If Mass Storage is selected, the iN-CAR CAM screen will show the words ‘Mass Storage’ and then take the function of an SD Card reader for your PC. Upon your PC an extra drive will appear (e.g. Drive E and you will be able to navigate through the SD Card and view / manage stored files.

    This feature is useful if you do not have an SD Card reader built in to your PC.

    PC Camera

    If PC Camera is selected, the iN-CAR CAM screen will show the words ‘PC Camera’ and then take the function of a webcam (no audio) for your PC. Start the normal application upon your PC that uses a webcam (e.g. Skype) and select the iN-CAR CAM which is entitled ‘USB Video Device’.

    This feature is useful if you do not have a Webcam built in to your PC.

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