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Foscam Outdoor IP Camera (FI8906W)

Foscam Outdoor IP Camera (FI8906W)

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Questions and Answers 5 questions

Q:

Does this system record for later viewing?

Brandon P.  asked on  Dec 20, 2013

A:

The Foscam camera does not have its own DVR box and by itself has basic software. This allows it to do a few things, like recording to a PC manually or on alarm (via motion detection), utilize FTP upload, and send e-mail notifications with snapshots of the motion detection. Using third party software like Blue Iris allows you to turn a computer into your own home monitoring system, and in addition, also gives you much more flexibility and advanced features. For example, the Foscam camera by itself, cannot send text messages on alarm. It also cannot record video in different file formats, and cannot record continuously 24 hours a day. These are things that software like Blue Iris can do. Blue Iris also has pinpoint motion detection that offers much more precise detection compared to Foscam's interface, and also includes "zone" motion detection, which can detect motion on certain parts of the live video instead of triggering on a certain part of the video where motion detection doesn't matter as much.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Dec 20, 2013

Q:

Does the camera rotate or is it stationary only?

Jose O.  asked on  Dec 20, 2013

A:

This camera is stationary, and does not have zoom/tilt/pan features.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Dec 20, 2013

Q:

Is Activation the same way as the FI8910w camera?

Jose O.  asked on  Dec 19, 2013

A:

If by activation, "setup" is implied, yes the setup of the camera to get it functional and working is exactly the same as the FI8910W camera as well as other MJPEG models from Foscam.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Dec 19, 2013

Q:

Is this a new model or has it been around for a while?

Jose O.  asked on  Dec 19, 2013

A:

This is a newer model that was released a few months ago, it offers a wider viewing angle as well as a lot of IR LED's for night vision.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Dec 19, 2013

Q:

Can I use this camera with my FI8910W camera?

Jose O.  asked on  Dec 19, 2013

A:

Yes, you can use the Foscam Pro app if needed for this camera model as well, since it shares the same chipset and compression as the FI8910W. You would be able to use them together as well.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Dec 19, 2013

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