New Foscam Cam Monitoring

New Foscam Cam Monitoring

PostBy: jrn8265 On: Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:23 am

Well, wanted to be able to monitor my stoker from anywhere...consolidated the CO detector, Magnehelic and Duck Temperature into one location, purchased a $65 Foscam cam and "wow" I can see all of them in real time on my iphone when I zoom in. I also use a MEMO device to turn on a light above them on my iphone. Picture does not have the light on though..

This way I can tell instantly my draft, carbon Monoxide and Duck Temp going to registers.

Gotta love technology!!
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker Koker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker 160

Re: New Foscam Cam Monitoring

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:42 am

Yes and the hi def ones for $!50 are really great. I use them all the time and the ability to pan/tilt/alarm/snapshot is even better. Watch a colicy horse overnight etc. I also put an oversized $8 garden thermometer on a chair in view to see the room temp. When your stove puffbacks,(err, I mean violently explodes for no reason - err hmm no, that is not PC around here), I know, has a little cough. The motion alarm will go off as a part of the flu sails past the camera on it's way to the next state. That is of course as long as it does not impale itself on some hapless human or pet. Then you can record the event on the camera. Colors are not good and blood is more a grey color but the death groans can be audioed.

The wireless interface stinks but cat 5e wired it is great.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 110K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93, Jotul 507
Baseburners & Antiques: Red Cross Invader 2
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: New Foscam Cam Monitoring

PostBy: coalkirk On: Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:37 am

I like my duck to be about 165 degrees to be fully cooked. Ducts on the other hand rarely get that hot. ;)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal


Re: New Foscam Cam Monitoring

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:52 am

coalkirk wrote:I like my duck to be about 165 degrees to be fully cooked. Ducts on the other hand rarely get that hot. ;)




That right there really "quacked" me up !!!!!! :nana: :clap:




Rick
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work

Re: New Foscam Cam Monitoring

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:20 am

On a more serious note, you have the camera IR turned on and that washes out black and white displays so you can't actually read them. I can't even read a large garden thermometer using camera IR. TIP, if you put a little lamp behind the camera and turn IR off things are better.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 110K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93, Jotul 507
Baseburners & Antiques: Red Cross Invader 2
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: New Foscam Cam Monitoring

PostBy: titleist1 On: Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:46 pm

coalkirk wrote:I like my duck to be about 165 degrees to be fully cooked. Ducts on the other hand rarely get that hot. ;)


I've not measured the temp, but i bet the duct coming off the top of the mag stoker in the workshop is hotter than 165*. I'll have to put a gauge on it the next time I fire it up just to see. I didn't plan it that way but I know I am real glad i have a 1" airspace between that duct and the ceiling drywall!
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: New Foscam Cam Monitoring

PostBy: stoker_RI On: Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:15 pm

Where did u get this? I assume it also is viewable from a computer...I wonder if an android based phone could use it like your IPhone..
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: WL 110 Boiler

Re: New Foscam Cam Monitoring

PostBy: dcrane On: Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:05 am

say what o.0 :shock: da heck is this? Is this a cam that links through a wireless router to the web where you can view it from your phone or any computer? I assume you need an internet connection for this to work right? where did you buy it? this sounds great to keep your eyes on the house for many purposes :dancing: Does it cost you money evertime you check it? gosh i have so many questions...
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: New Foscam Cam Monitoring

PostBy: Lightning On: Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:42 am

I believe it connects to your router and it can be accessed from any internet connected device from anywhere :) I'm considering a set up like this too. . I think they were first conceived for a baby monitor or home security.
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: New Foscam Cam Monitoring

PostBy: titleist1 On: Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:53 am

I installed one of these recently at our church where some fine upstanding folks stole 5 of the 6 outdoor AC units....
Wanscam - Wireless Night Vision Outdoor IP Camera (Waterproof, IR 20M)
Only cost about $75 including the shipping. Pretty good picture for what we want it for, works well enough that we ordered two more. Doesn't have pan, tilt, zoom - those features cost a bit more to get.

We did not set up the remote access through the wireless Verizon router to view it real time from remote location. But I do have it set up to alarm through the night via motion detection and send pictures through email to a couple folks. They can look at the pics in the morning or if they have their email sent to their smarty phones see them right away.

The Chinenglish manual was a challenge (incorrect in some instances) and I had to resort to searching for online reviews and descriptions of how people set them up correctly, but played with the settings for a couple hours & got it dialed in.

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pic from 6:30 this morning....alarmed and sent the pic via email, not sure what movement triggered the alarm, could have been a car driving through the parking lot that was out of frame when pic was taken.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: New Foscam Cam Monitoring

PostBy: coalkirk On: Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:04 am

OMG, that was your church? I saw that on the news. What low lifes! By the way I saw a camera with pan and tilt for under $70.00.
http://www.rakuten.com/prod/foscam-wire ... =145934042
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: New Foscam Cam Monitoring

PostBy: titleist1 On: Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:15 am

I doubt that was us, we don't get the news coverage out here in the sticks. We were not the only targets that weekend, they hit a few churches, a golf course and took the batteries out of a couple TT rigs at the community college that they use for driver instruction. Probably a few more I hadn't heard about too. The golf course security camera got a pic of them and their truck, but no plate info could be read, it looked like they had them covered. The one neighbor at one of the churches saw them put out the security light but for some stupid reason didn't call police or even one of the church members (that they know) - idiots.

I saw that style camera when searching, but it is an indoor unit and where we want to put them isn't under any cover. If you wanted to put that outside you have to mount it in one of those globes. There are also wireless outdoor models that have an intercom built into them.
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: New Foscam Cam Monitoring

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:40 pm

coalkirk wrote:I like my duck to be about 165 degrees to be fully cooked. Ducts on the other hand rarely get that hot. ;)


I'm glad I'm outside. I just openly laughed and I'm sure the customer I'm doing the inspection for would wonder what the hell was so funny.

I may have to put one of these cameras on my computer build list.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: New Foscam Cam Monitoring

PostBy: baddawg On: Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:46 am

Got one of the Foscam indoor cameras for Christmas, Love it. Could be a challenge to set up if you don't know your way around a router and such. I really did not have much of a problem with it. I am a computer all day at work so I can view the house/stove/dogs anytime during the day. Really like the audio feature, don't have to watch. can just have the speakers on and hear the dogs bark, or any alarms going off. Big piece of mind for me. Can't wait to add more cams outside.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer BV

Re: New Foscam Cam Monitoring

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:57 am

Wow :) .... could you please post a link to the item and maybe a picture of your computer display that the cam is viewing?
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash