ifetch-tools - A set of tools that can collect images from ip based cameras, monitor collection process, and provide an interface to view collected history. The current release has two components:

1.) ifetch.rb - A console tool written in ruby to collect images from ip based cameras with a conf file per camera.

2.) wwwifetch.rb - A ruby servlet to view collected history from a camera and monitor the collection status of each camera. The following feedback is provided on each cameras collection status:

- all well
- collection in alarm mode
- collection is offline

Cameras donated/tested for the project will be graded in to three categories as follows: Excellent, Average, Other.

Manufacturer
Rating
Model
Comments
Amcrest
Average IP3M-954E Works out of the box for configuration. Camera exterior is well constructed and should last a long time.
* Had trouble getting good frame rate on image pull which is what ifetch-tools utilizes.
Apexis
Excellent APM-J011-WS Works out of the box. Camera web interface can now be utilized with Linux+Firefox so upgrading rating to Excellent.
Axis
Excellent 2100, 210, 206, 207, 221 Easy to work with out of the box, excellent frame rates, and tech support is very good.
D-Link
Excellent D-Link DCS-930L Easy to work with out of the box and inexpensive.
Hawking
Average HNC320W Works out of the box, inexpensive and sturdy. I only have a HNC320W wireless unit to test.
IGuard
Other IP-250E Low fps on jpeg pull. About 1 frame every 2 or 3 seconds.
IP Camera
Average 510 Works out of the box, inexpensive and sturdy.
JideTech
Average IPC-E3600 Works out of the box, inexpensive and sturdy.
Plustek
Average IPcam P1000 Works out of the box, web interface, dome model, and tech support is very good. Camera expects to have IE for web browser and general access.
Panasonic
Excellent BL-C210A Works out of the box, inexpensive and sturdy.
Reolink
Average RLC-410 Works out of the box. However sometimes has issue, inexpensive and sturdy.
Trendnet
Average
x-Other-x
*TV-IP201(P), TV-IP301, **TV-IP320PI, TV-IP512(P), ***x-(TV-IP314PI)-x Works out of the box, inexpensive and sturdy. Takes cctv lenses.
* On the TV-IP201(P) can get duplicate frames on short padded jpeg pulls.
** On the TV-IP320PI it requires addon software that appears to be IE only for username and passwor configuration. All other settings I cared about I could set from a generic browser.
*** On the TV-IP314PI support was no help to find url for snapshot. Camera performs poorly on heavy url pulls.
Toshiba
Average IK-WR01A Orite IC301 Works out of the box, tested for a user.
TP-Link
Other NC220 Works, but, depends on M$ for some feature and password is bas64 encoded for snapshot pull.
Wanscam
Excellent IP Camera Works out of the box, inexpensive and sturdy.

If you do not like the above opinions please email me for information to send a unit you want me to test.

Current release - 0.16.2

ifetch-tools information being tracked in Debian:

BTS (Bug Tracking System)
PDO (packages.debian.org)
PTS (Package Tracking System)
VCS (Version Control System)

Also see FYEOX.COM for other ifetch-tools related information.

Last updated on 20190428