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Showing posts with label ip camera. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ip camera. Show all posts

Wanscam K21 with face detection: great IP Camera with ONVIF compatibility (updated)

3/26/2021 02:31:00 PM 12

Wanscam has almost always been my favourite brand of IP camera except for the unfortunate HW0036 experience.

I have a bunch of them (HW0026HW0049 and HW0046) running 24/7 and are still fine after 3 years.

The K21 looks identical to the HW0021, but with a full HD sensor, and a face detection feature.

Another noticeable difference is the price, and surprisingly it's actually 15 to 20$ cheaper than its older variant.

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Wanscam K21 is finally fully compatible with Synology Surveillance Station

8/03/2020 10:52:00 AM 0

...or maybe I should say that Synology Surveillance Station is finally fully compatible with the Wanscam K21.

In my initial review, I noted that the K21 would be detected by Onvif Device ManagerIP Camera Viewer,  OnviferAnycam.IO and HappyTime, but not by Synology Surveillance Station. 

In the latest version 8.2.8-6334 of Surveillance Station, Synology included a fix (that was developped in December last year!) which allows to capture the full functionalities of the Wanscam K21 as an ONVIF device.

This change is likely to benefit other Onvif cameras that failed to work sith SS8 before. 
The Wanscam K21 can be found below 30€ at Bangood

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SONOFF IP Camera: Coolkit GK-200MP2B

3/08/2020 05:06:00 PM 3

Today, there is a decent choice of IP cameras for the Tuya ecosystem (Smartlife) but the Sonoff-compatible range seems currently limited to the GK-200MP2B.

Here's a quick look at it.

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Is your IP Camera (still) vulnerable to XSS?

1/21/2020 11:03:00 AM 0
XSS or Cross Site Scripting is a common vulnerability in software allowing attacker to inject code via the user interface.
Often, an input field just intended to collect a server address or user name will also accept entries of a different nature that will be interpreted by the system.

Low-cost IP Cameras, but also more professional ones, have been exposed to XSS for many years, a good reminder that such network devices should not be directly exposed to the Internet!
Hopefully that vulnerability is now well known and many manufacturers eventually "patched" their devices or reduced the attack surface by removing telnet and ftp altogether.

If your IP camera has a HTTP-based user interface, here's a working example of command injection (for learning purpose). This works great on old generation Veskys and Digoo BB-M2 (the pictures below comes from that model), and does not with the Wanscam models I tested.

First check if the admin interface of your camera as an FTP server settings page like this:

Then instead of FTP Server address, copy this command:
put $(killall telnetd)
That first command killed the running telnet daemon.
The second will now launch the Busybox shell without a user/pass prompt. In the username field, copy this: 
$(telnetd -l /bin/sh)

Click the Set up button to save the entries, and click the "Test" button to send them.
The actual FTP server test will report "Test  ...  Failed" which doesn't matter at all because the commands have been executed.

After that, use any telnet emulator, like Putty, and connect to the camera on port 23

As the owner of the camera, this trick allows you to gain full control on your camera.


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Digoo DG-K2: I've seen this face before...

11/11/2019 09:21:00 PM 0
The Digoo DG-K2 is another camera compatible with Smart Life.

This one has a particularly nice design, which also reminds me a bit of a certain character from South Park , but maybe it's just me...

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Tuya/Smartlife IP Camera: Howellcam YT08

10/30/2019 01:11:00 PM 0
Following the rather good experience with the outdoor IP Camera HowellCam QJ05, I went on to try another smart camera, an indoor model this time: the YT08

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Tuya/Smartlife Outdoor IP Camera: HowellCam QJ05

10/16/2019 12:21:00 PM 0
After 5 years outside, my old camera had lost its ability to see in the dark and I decided to try a newer, smarter model, that kind that is compatible with Tuya Smart Life but also with the Onvif standard...

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A closer look at Digoo DG-MYQ

7/10/2019 05:25:00 PM 5
Despite my recent experience with Digoo cloud cameras, I found the DG-MYQ (also known as BakeeyV380) interesting as a discrete and compact security camera.

It's been out for a while so what follows is more a gathering of information found over time than a real review.

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You shouldn't buy the Digoo DG-UFC anymore

4/10/2019 12:17:00 PM 1

The DG-UFC IP camera has an interesting form factor, making it ideal for discrete wall mounting.

However, I could not choose a worse time to buy one...

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Improving the sound quality of the Wanscam HW0046

6/12/2017 10:58:00 AM 8

I thought I'd share this simple solution I found to improve the audio quality of my Wanscam HW0046.

This solution may potentially apply to other IP cameras suffering from similar audio interference.

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RTSP hack for Xiaomi Mi Square (XiaoFang)

4/06/2017 04:52:00 PM 28
I reviewed the Xiaomi Mi Square aka XiaoFang recently and I regretted that this excellent IP Camera would only work with its dedicated app.

Well... this has changed thanks to some talented hackers...

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HOMEDIA HM631GB 720P Onvif IP Camera review

Wanscam HW0036: same as Digoo BB-M2 with same flaws

1/16/2017 12:28:00 PM 65

Following my recent uninspiring experience of Digoo BB-M2 and Veskys cameras, I had hopes that the new Wanscam HW0036 would be better, since it's part of the very good HW series.

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Xiaomi New Year's resolution is... 1920x1080 (MI Square Smart IP Camera review)

1/09/2017 10:16:00 AM 19
The MI Square Smart IP Camera (aka XiaoFang) was announced in November 2016 and is now shipping. Now I can see for myself what it's really made of.

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Veskys (and Digoo BB-M2) IP Cameras: ONVIF, PTZ, HD, IrCut, Night vision and... Web interface!

1/01/2017 03:00:00 PM 49
The Veskys "P2P WiFi IP Camera 1.0MP 720P" and Digoo BB-M2 are new PTZ IP cameras that recently appeared in the shops.
I decided to order both of them to see if they are really the same.

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Escam Wall-E QF601: Cute but terrible!

11/28/2016 12:26:00 PM 0
Buying this one was a typical case of buy-first-and-think-later reaction, but I got curious about this new compact design (foldable, 77x77x50mm) and also wanted to try an Escam product for once.
A tiny compact ONVIF 2.4.2 compliant camera would be convenient in some situations.

However my hopes were gone seconds away from unpacking the QF601...

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Quick overview of the Xiaomi MI Square Smart IP Camera

11/14/2016 12:45:00 PM 0
The MI Square Smart IP Camera is the result of another crowdfunding project from Xiaomi.

This 5 cm² IP camera is presented to double as an action camera, although it needs an external power source.

Beside being a full featured IP camera with 1080P resolution, 110° wide view, IR-Cut, night vision and 8x digital zoom, it also supports time lapse and is designed to work on the go. The camera can operate as a standalone Wi-Fi access point and a power bank can be used instead of the 5V/1A power supply. It sticks to any metallic surface, or to another MI Square, with its magnetic base.

As part of the original features is the possibility to combine 2 cameras in order to increase the viewing angle from 110° to 180°.

The Mi Square can also react to specific sound patterns, like a smoke detector alarm (it's not specified if it works only with the hard to find Xiaomi Home kit)

Xiaomi MI Square can be pre-ordered at Gearbest and will start shipping on the 3rd of January 2017.

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Wanscam HW0049 HD IP Camera review

11/06/2016 01:18:00 AM 47
The first Wanscam product I reviewed last year left a very good impression.
The HW0049 is the latest addition in the HW series.

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Do your IP cameras put your privacy at risk?

10/15/2016 06:00:00 PM 8

IP Cameras are getting increasingly smart, easy to use and affordable.

They are convenient security add-ons but they also have potential to be exactly the opposite!

Are you the only one watching your cameras?
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"UFO Detector Hidden IP Camera": Flawed by design?

10/12/2016 03:05:00 PM 2
This is not a smoke detector, but it is hardly a usable IP camera either!

What were they thinking?

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