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IP Camera Software

I am contemplating purchasing some IP cameras for my house/garage and I like the Y-Cam HomeMonitor the best, but at $170 it was way more expensive that any other IP camera and I realized I liked because of the support software (7 day cloud backup, e-mail/push notifications on motion, etc...). However I was paying much more for a camera that was not the best out there.

My question is this; is there other support software that you can purchase that would work with generic IP Cameras (Foscam or similar) that would offer similar qualities such as cloud backup on motion, notifications on motion?

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Any thoughts on this? No one knows of any IP software?
 
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Volunteer forum, not manned 24-7...

That said, there's freeware and open source ware out there of varying qualities:https://www.google.com/search?q=IP+c...-US:IE-Address

The software that ships with most decent quality cameras is fairly capable.
 
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Old 06-23-14, 05:30 AM
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Where to start? Google IP cam software. There are all kinds available.
 
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Blue Iris is the gold standard. It handles tons of different cameras, does motion detection and user access control, and has ios/Android apps.

Setup/Fiddling can take a while, but it is very powerful.
 
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Does it have cloud storage or does your computer have to be on to record?
 
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Local only, or it can upload to ftp. No cloud services in the box, though. I have a home server that runs cameras, plus plex for movies, home automation as well as network storage for backing up all the other home devices, so i always have a pc running anyway.

Dropcam is the only camera/services I know of that has paid cloud storage.

I do have clips backup to google drive using googles sync program though.
 
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How about a standalone DVR system that connects to cameras via WIFI and is able to upload motion/snaps to remote devices. Does that exist?
 
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That's a network video recorder: https://www.google.com/search?q=netw...oe=&gws_rd=ssl

Those start around $250.00-$300.00 and go up depending on camera capacity and features.
 
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