Thursday, May 16, 2013

Foscam FI8905W Unboxing

Had someone messing around with my truck in the late hours of the night and we've seen other suspicious activity in our neighborhood so we thought that it would be a good idea to get an outdoor wireless camera to see what is going on in our front yard. We don't expect that the camera is going to be able to get a good enough face shot for a positive identification of someone, but at least we'll have more information and then we'll decide what to do from there based on what the camera captures.
So based on price and reviews we picked up the Foscam FI8905W for around $95. I set it up last night and it is working rather well. Still playing with the settings in the software.
The software definitely is very very poor. The software works best with Windows XP! It has issues saving video in Windows 7 and Windows 8. Luckily I can run XP as a guest on my server so I don't have to have a dedicated machine wasting energy just to monitor the camera.