I need to setting up a live web cam for a construction site. The web cam will serve two purposes:
1) provide a live feed that will plug into a website for the general public;
2) allow me to, on a daily basis, capture a short video that ultimately will be used to create a HD-quality time-lapse video of the whole construction
The hardware needs to be weather proof for exterior mounting. It can be placed on the roof of an existing building overlooking the immediately adjacent construction site. Range from mounting location to the far side of the construction site would be approx. 150 feet. Remote pan/tilt/zoom is preferred.
Video quality is very important. Here is an example of an existing such web cam we want to implement: http://ascendio.com/fbd/Webcam.aspx
(First Baptist Church of Dallas) without hiring an outside consultant.
I understand there are two schools of thought. One would be a basic IP camera with capture software on a PC. Perhaps this camera would work in this situation (Sony Vivotek PZ7111): http://www.amazon.com/Vivotek-PZ7111-Network-camera-optical/dp/tech-data/B003JET2PI
The other thought would be a security-style camera hooked into a DVR: Perhaps something like this: http://www.altex.com/6-High-Resolution-Color-Speed-Dome-PTZ-Camera-CD55NV-36S-P148395.aspx
I’d like to link the live video feed to our website with our using a third-party provider. We can give it a dedicated external IP address if necessary.
Please let you know your thoughts/suggestions on hardware and implementation strategy.