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IP-3G sends surveillance video to 3G phone

updated 08:30 pm EDT, Wed August 27, 2008

3G phone surveillance

Swann Communications today announced its latest security solution, the IP-3G ConnectCam 1000. This camera allows users to access the live video from their 3G phone. Video feeds are transmitted through 802.11b/g to the home wireless network, where it is made available on the internet using SSID filtering and 64/128 bit WEP encryption to ensure privacy. MJPEG and MPEG4 compressions are supported, the former for higher quality and the latter for sending over the internet.

Monitoring at night or in dark rooms is possible using infra-red LEDs with a 15 foot range. A microphone and speaker allow two-way communication from the 3G device. The system can be set up for scheduled recording, constant feed, or motion detection with email alerts, each with a resolution up to 640 x 480. Up to 16 cameras can be linked together for larger security systems. The IP-3G ConnectCam 1000 is compatible with Windows systems and will cost $300. An official ship date was not provided.

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  1. wzrdjr

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Sep 2002


    so what?

    This is already possible and very easy with SecuritySpy. The real question is how hard is it to set up for a mac-based network? Most cams like this include windows only setup tools.

  1. misterdna

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    Joined: Aug 2004


    Very Hard, I think...

    Ha, it's for an Apple iPhone, but the specs say it's only compatible with Windows! I have a cheap webcam and it uses ActiveX, which only works on Windows. Fortunately, I was able to set it up using a very old Windows laptop, and set it up so it kinda works with Macs.

  1. stainless

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    Joined: May 2005


    It is streaming via web..

    This camera is simply a wireless camera (which you can get A LOT cheaper) connected to a windows machine, which in turn is simply streaming the data to their website so you can login and see your "video" .

    You can purchase SecuritySpy, which I wish they would reduce the price a little bit, and stream the information to your own web page. You can use the same computer that you have SecuritySpy on by turning on web server in Sharing Preference, etc. Safer, Mac based, and more control.

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