Basic indoor ptz camera?

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I'm using a couple old Foscams that are probably like 10 years old by now. Want to get a new indoor ptz with better clarity. But, all the "indoor" rated ptz looks like they are just the same ones from Foscam but re-branded. Any recommendation on an indoor "sit on the self" ptz camera?
 

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+1 on what @sebastiantombs said about the Amcrest IP2M-841, I have 4 of them and 3 are on their own dedicated Asus AP (a wireless router set to AP mode).
It's a re-branded Dahua and is ONVIF compatible, provides RTSP, is 1080p (Full HD), IR, 2-way audio, has pan/tilt/digital zoom, record to micro SD card, wired or wireless, great with Blue Iris, VLC, etc. Comes with wall/ceiling mount, 1/4"-20 tripod mount female insert on bottom. Available in black or white for under $40, can be mounted upside-down and the image inverted as needed. Note that its zoom is digital, not optical, as are most indoor cams of this genre and price point.

It comes with a USB Type A male to USB micro male cord, about 10 feet long and is furnished with a UL-Listed 5VDC @ 1.5A adapter with Type A female USB.

FWIW, there's a 4MP version for $55 == >> Amcrest 4MP UltraHD Indoor WiFi Camera, Security IP Camera with Pan/Tilt, Two-Way Audio, Night Vision, Remote Viewing, 2.4ghz, 4-Megapixel @30FPS, Wide 90° FOV, IP4M-1041W (White)
 

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I'm looking for the exact same thing and the Amcrest sound almost perfect. They're only missing POE, I know they used to make basically the exact same camera with POE but I am struggling to find them. Does anyone have a recommendation or an alternative product.
POE, PTZ, under $75
Thanks in advance.
 

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I'm looking for the exact same thing and the Amcrest sound almost perfect. They're only missing POE, I know they used to make basically the exact same camera with POE but I am struggling to find them. Does anyone have a recommendation or an alternative product.
POE, PTZ, under $75
Thanks in advance.
Since you're still talking indoor (I assume as the OP did), I'd go with the 841 suggested above and go with this 802.3af POE to 5 volt DC splitter.
 
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how well do those adapters hold up in an environment like an attic?
 

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how well do those adapters hold up in an environment like an attic?
I could find no specific operating temps in their brochure here, but I think it's safe to say it depends on the temperature extremes of its environment.
What would those temp extremes be be in your case?
 

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I could find no specific operating temps in their brochure here, but I think it's safe to say it depends on the temperature extremes of its environment.
What would those temp extremes be be in your case?
Indiana summer and winter
-10F in the winter 120-130F in the summer.
 

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So not well at all.
Well as @TonyR mentions, it is based on the temp extremes. Mine has been fine for years in similar temp ranges as you posted. But if it is that much of a concern, can't you get the adapter out of the attic?
 

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Well as @TonyR mentions, it is based on the temp extremes. Mine has been fine for years in similar temp ranges as you posted. But if it is that much of a concern, can't you get the adapter out of the attic?
Technically I could but then I'd have to mount the adapter to the ceiling and it would look awful.
 

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Junction box?

Or it is $10 so buy a spare and see how long it lasts.
 
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