I have a client that has an extensive security system with many (40 +) Honeywell HD3MDIP IP cameras. The security room has it's own DVRs and analytics servers for the house.
We are integrating the A/V and control of the house. I am trying to get a stream from the cameras into our video distribution system to allow the client to view them on their displays and touchpanels throughout the home.
I am new to IP cameras. I have the camera and I am able to connect to it locally via the web interface. I can see that it has two options for displaying a primary and a secondary (lower resolution) stream. I am only able to view the stream from this interface. What I am trying to do is to use an address (ie guest@firstname.lastname@example.org) to capture the stream to use in our system, which is Crestron DM.
The first issue I see is that I can only view the camera's web interface from IE using ActiveX. Annoying. The second is that I am unable to pull it's video.
What is the best way to get all these IP cameras into our system. Ideally I would be using an IP address into our system. The only other option I see is to use some kind of IP to analog streamer. This would lessen the quality of the video greatly.
Any ideas or directions to point me in?