Webcam for a Hotel

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by Alasdair, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. Alasdair

    Alasdair Guest

    We have a customer in the Scottish Highlands who wants to put the
    beautiful view from her hotel window on her website so that potential
    guests can see them in real time.

    Does anyone know where we can source an outdoor webcam which will do
    this?
     
    Alasdair, Jun 25, 2008
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  2. On Wed, 25 Jun 2008, Alasdair wrote:

    A> We have a customer in the Scottish Highlands who wants to put the
    A> beautiful view from her hotel window on her website so that potential
    A> guests can see them in real time.
    A>
    A> Does anyone know where we can source an outdoor webcam which will do
    A> this?
    A>
    A>

    Maplin have an outdoor webcam:
    http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?TabID=1&ModuleNo=224294&doy=25m6

    Or just google for "outdoor webcam".


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    Alan Clifford, Jun 25, 2008
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    Jim Wilson Guest

    Have a look at the network cameras at www.axis.com. I have no connection to
    the firm but use a couple of their cameras and am very happy with the
    quality of the images. Not especially cheap but they last.
     
    Jim Wilson, Jun 25, 2008
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  4. Is that colour? "Night vision" might suggest not.

    I'm watching this thread with interest as I also want to rig up a better
    webcam looking outdoors. It's not as easy as you might think as most are
    designed for indoor lighting only and unless the view is to the north,
    any outdoor view is likely to be staring into the sun at some point.

    I do have an Axis 205 network camera looking out of one window, with a
    couple of polarisers protecting it, but they result in lousy low light
    performance. Also, unless you can view the image on a PC right next to
    the camera, it can be a serious pain to get focused and lined up.
    Unfortunately I can't with mine, which is why it's so crap:
    http://www.sos.bangor.ac.uk/about/webcam.php.en
    (really will try to get that improved as I'm sure it's got even worse
    since I last checked!)
    One plus point is that particular model has the server built in, so it
    doesn't need to be connected to a computer, just plugged into a network
    port.
     
    Willy Eckerslyke, Jun 26, 2008
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  5. Alasdair

    MB Guest


    Have a look at the Corran Inn, they have an excellent one pointing down the
    road to the Corran Ferry.

    http://www.corraninn.co.uk/webcam.php





    MB
     
    MB, Jun 26, 2008
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  6. Alasdair

    Paul Giverin Guest

    Paul Giverin, Jun 26, 2008
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  7. Alasdair

    Alasdair Guest

    That is what we have in mind but we should like it to pan up and down
    the loch from a site nearer the pier. Would it be possible to have
    the camera transmitting over the Internet in real time or is it
    essential to have a 15 second delay between shots?
     
    Alasdair, Jun 26, 2008
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  8. Alasdair

    MB Guest


    It's probably a cunning plot by Highland Council to watch the wheelie bins.

    MB
     
    MB, Jun 26, 2008
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    Stephen Guest

    Don't get a night vision camera unless you want strange daytime colours.
    I had one where green grass looked pink. There's no point anyway
    unless you can illuminate the view with infra-red light.

    IP cameras (i.e. one that is connected to a network rather than via usb
    to a computer) such as the Axis ones mentioned are a better idea because
    they can upload images to a web host without a pc having to be on all
    the time.

    Stephen
     
    Stephen, Jun 26, 2008
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  10. Alasdair

    Trev Guest

    In
    Continues means much more bandwidth so Higher running costs
     
    Trev, Jun 26, 2008
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    Mark Dunn Guest

    The wheeliebins have gone now. Folks are just coming in for Sunday lunch.
     
    Mark Dunn, Jun 29, 2008
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