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Home security system with web interface

by OHMCD / August 13, 2007 7:55 PM PDT

I am interested in getting a home security system for my apartment. I found one that has a component, "web-interface," that can be used for viewing surveilance images on the internet. I currently have a DSL WiFi. Can anybody tell me if this component is the same or similar to the hardware used in DSL WiFi systems? Can the DSL WiFi system be used instead of purchasing this component (which costs over $300 extra)?

"Web-Enabled Securelinc Family Kit"
The above may function as stand-alone or with the "PowerLink Web Interface Controller"

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Is the PowerLink Web Interface a router, a processor,...?
by OHMCD / August 17, 2007 2:06 PM PDT

Can anybody here, besides Robert Profitt, please comment on this issue? Can somebody tell me what this product is, exactly: "PowerLink Web Interface Controller" I would like to know if this product is a router, a computer processor with its own software, ...? Are there alternative products for the purpose it has - to interface with a home security system to monitor online?

This question is definitly on the subject of wireless, as is part of a home wifi system. This component of the system interfaces with the main system to connect to the internet. I have contacted both the distributer and the manufacturer to ask them about the product, getting vague information on this product. At near one thousand dollars for the system, I should know at least some basics info.


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It is...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 18, 2007 6:45 AM PDT

A small "server" with some CPU, ram, embedded os+application PLUS a 4 port video digitizer. They run a few hundred bucks and I've yet to see one include a router function.

Hope this helps.


PS. Yes, I was on a design team for a very similar product. It was a DVR for CCTV with internet access.

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Re Wireless Internet: Home security system w/ web interface
by OHMCD / August 18, 2007 7:08 AM PDT
In reply to: It is...

I don't know how this happened, but my reply to the original thread, "Wireless Internet: Home security system with web interface" started up a new thread. It is a duplicate of message number 8 of that thread.

Anyway, it looks like I am in some sort of bubble, on this forum, as you are the only person whom replies. That is in part that the comments you make may deter others from replying.

So, at least I am getting something like the information I was seeking. All I wanted to know was what this product is. You finally answered saying it is a "server" with minimal processer,... Considering I could get a low-end PC somewhere at what I may spend on this unit (or high-end for the whole system), it may be too much. The alternatives to this may be getting a do-it yourself kit somewhere. But if there were such kits, it would still require some electronics knowledge (it wouldn't hurt to learn), more hassle on forums for advice, much time, and then I would probably have to buy software.

If there isn't a comparable product ready-made, I'll probably have to go for this one, since I do need to get this system soon. Unfortunatly, the product is probably all sold out by now, as we have been advertising this wi fi system before the thousands of readers on this forum.


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You are in one of the low volume forums.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 18, 2007 8:02 AM PDT

Some are widely read such as "Vista", "XP" and then it plummets to low volumes.

Sorry but I debated and left your post for a day to see if others would pop in but your device is something of an offbeat not many would care for device. I will share that a low end PC is not a good answer since the video processing which we did in some FPGA would tax the usual 1GHz PC. The dedicated boxes are better at this.

Also the simpler motion detectors are even better in the long run for most DIY security systems.

I know I may rub you the wrong way but this area is one I'm been on the design teams for various CCTV and more devices.


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