Looking to buy a few Cameras and I have read this thread. I think, but could be convinced otherwise, that I'm leaning towards analog cameras. I prefer hard wired cameras and so for IP cameras I would have to run Cat5 and figure out how to do POE or for the Analog cameras, I can would run the video cable and power cable combined....I want to be able to accomplish the following:
1. Have the Camera detect motion and then trigger a variable in Mainlobby so that I can have lights turn on etc.
2. Be able to view the live camera feed in Mainlobby
3. View the Camera's from Iphone (which seems pretty common these days)
Looks like there are a bunch of low cost kits here:
http://www.zmodo.com/complete-security- ... ystem.html
This thread indicates that analog cameras can be integrated with Mainlobby using Geovision. I'm not familiar with Geovision and I'm guessing that these Camera's do not have Geovision software? Also, does the Geovision software only allow for viewing of the video, or would Mainlobby still get variable updates upon motion detection?
I would appreciate any thoughts as to which products would best accomplish the two goals above.
Thanks in advance!