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Are there any surveillance cameras/devices that are EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliant?

It's not possible to make any device GDPR compliant, as it is the rest of the system that is responsible for complying with GDPR. A camera could, or couldn't, marketed as GDPR compliant, but it ...
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Are there any surveillance cameras/devices that are EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliant?

Adding to Simon's answer, the GDPR is more about processes than IT systems if you look at it in more detail. Sure, there are some technical things in there (mostly encryption and pseudonymization) but ...
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How can I programmatically tell a camera where to point?

Trigonometry ! My camera is a DLink 5020-L and has pan/tilt commands which can be given through an API. It also has predefined positions to set and can also be triggered through API Pre-init Define a ...
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My home monitoring camera sends me thousands of e-mails every day

Generally speaking you have to adjust the trigger for the motion detection. There's the sensitivity for the actual motion detection and that is as bravokeyl already says despite all technology most ...
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How can I programmatically tell a camera where to point?

Great answers already, I'd just like to add a few other things that you should take into consideration. Like hardlib and Goufalite have already mentioned, the way to do this is trigonometrically. I'...
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Door bell with Wi-Fi camera

I ordered now a Doorbird D101S, the API looks nice so far even if I was skeptic in the first place. I will play around with it and will report the results. I'm very interested in the callbacks can be ...
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My home monitoring camera sends me thousands of e-mails every day

My DLink camera also warns me about luminosity changes (clouds,...) but no too often. Take a look at your camera settings to search for a "threshold" value and reduce it. Another quite heavy ...
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Nest cam fallback wifi

A better approach is to get a broadband router that will fall back to using a 3G/4G USB stick if the broadband line goes down. This means any devices (such as your Nest cam) doesn't need to know ...
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How can I programmatically tell a camera where to point?

This is normally done with basic trigonometry. Start by working on a single 2d flat plane with the camera at the origin (0,0) and the object at (x,y) Given that the x distance will be the adjacent ...
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What kind of network security is employed in live streaming surveillance cameras?

Dropcams and Nest Cams connect to the Nest cloud service using 2048-bit RSA private keys for key exchange, implement perfect forward secrecy and encrypt data between Dropcam/Nest Cam and the Nest ...
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Does Arlo Pro communicate via WiFi?

If, on the other hand, we look the user guide, we will see that WiFi is providing a 100% cordless connection from the camera to the base station and Ethernet is the way for connecting the whole system ...
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Does Arlo Pro communicate via WiFi?

Based on the information in the product datasheet, this device communicates wirelessly via 802.11n-compliant protocols over a 2.4GHz channel.
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My home monitoring camera sends me thousands of e-mails every day

I don't have the setup in question with me but I try to answer in general. Normally any sensor that detects changes in motion depends on the configuration that we set for sensitivity, threshold. I ...
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What's the difference between the Pelco D and Pelco P protocols?

Both protocols are usually transmitted using RS485 over a pair of wires. You can have the same pair of wires running to multiple cameras with each camera having a different address. The maximum length ...
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What's the difference between the Pelco D and Pelco P protocols?

Pelco P is the older of the two protocols and is deprecated; Pelco D is newer and has more functionality. Both protocols use RS-422 at 2400, 4800, or 9600 bps, but support for the various speeds is ...
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Relay for Multiple Camera Streams

This will very much depend on what cameras you are using and what protocols they support and where you want to send the collection of streams. For example I have 2 camera's that support ONVIF which ...
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Ring Floodlight - Simple alternative by combining camera and floodlight?

The presence of a commercial product which has reviews of varying quality should be a good sign that building something like this from scratch is a non-trivial undertaking. Doing IoT well is hard. ...
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What kind of network security is employed in live streaming surveillance cameras?

The default operation of the camera(s) may not be secure. If security features are enabled, it will likely include authorization and encryption to get at the video feed. However, your are best ...
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Stream Raspberry Pi camera to Android/iOS over internet without port forwarding?

If you are not going to allow any form of port forwarding your only option is to have an external server act as a relay. The cameras will connect out to the known location on the internet and stream ...
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Camera with doorbell separately that is connected to the server?

A doorbell camera will serve your needs. A good product is Ring Doorbell Cam Product Key Features Camera & Doorbell to Monitor Front Door 1920 x 1080 Video Resolution IR LEDs for Night Vision ...
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Door bell with Wi-Fi camera

There are few models available in market with 180 degree capability including: Sky Bell HD Ring Video Doorbell Vivint Doorbell Camera But these are not having 4K quality on video. Please refer ...
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Simpler Security Cameras

While the Wyze cams ship with all the cloud crap, they also provide firmware that appears to limit the camera to your local LAN, providing RTSP to the client of your choice. They're cheap, attractive, ...
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Change IP address of IP CAM using CMS software

The I found quite quick and usefull- was like that: Connect IPCAM directly to PC's LAN port Change Adapter settings ( via Control Panel ) to 192.168.1.X logoff Connect using web page with default ip ...
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Can I connect to surveillance camera remotely without direct access?

Typically how the security camera setups work is, each vendor has their own app or web site where you can access your video stream. So once you have access to this app or website, you can share the ...
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Google Nest without a Subscription to Nest Aware

If there is a workaround for a specific device, that device is insecure. Getting this right (if the company decides to enforce specific aspects) should be a basic security requirement. A plausible ...
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Simpler Security Cameras

You could try something like this. It's an ESP32, which has both BlueTooth and Wifi, and this one has a built in camera. I bought a few last week and am awaiting delivery. This one cost $7.45, but I ...
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Stream Raspberry Pi camera to Android/iOS over internet without port forwarding?

IPv4 Address: If the Pi has been assigned an RFC 1918 non-routable IPv4 address- as you indicate it has- you'll have to use a DNAT, mapping the local IP of the Pi to the Public IP on the router. You'...
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