New camera advice

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smackbottom
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New camera advice

Post by smackbottom » Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:26 pm

Hello all,
I am looking to add a poe camera to my entryway.
I have a very simple setup. Just a decent camera over my driveway and using the Blue Iris to record action alerts. Nothing complicated.

However I would like to be able to have two way communication with the camera.
Many cameras have a microphone but not clear if it is two-way (ie: with a speaker.
I don't really like what I read about the wireless doorbell cameras as they all seem to have issues.

My entry way is 6X6 so don't know if I need camera like I have on my driveway with long distance view on it.
Can anyone suggest a model that will work with Blue Iris and work well in an entryway?

Thanks
Bob

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terk
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Re: New camera advice

Post by terk » Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:10 pm

So far I haven't seen two-way work with BI I have some cameras with microphones that record audio fine but the one with a speaker I haven't been able to get it to make any sound.

smackbottom
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Re: New camera advice

Post by smackbottom » Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:44 pm

Thanks for reply.
That's interesting.

So I guess those Doorbell camera types are my best option.

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Re: New camera advice

Post by HeneryH » Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:03 pm

You'd need to think about how you intend to use the camera too. While BI is a great surveillance system it MAY not be the best door-management system. I don't think that is a use-case that the developer has spent much time on.

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