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Timo's Webcams
One of my little side projects is building outdoor web cameras. The number of cameras I've setup has grown over time. It all started with the Tammisalo Webcam back in January 2006 so that I could look at the snow levels while I was in the UK.

The Tammisalo and Vuosaari webcams are in the eastern suburbs of Finland's capital city, Helsinki. The Vuosaari cameras show the views from the tallest residential building in Finland. The Ruka web camera is on the hillside of a popular skiing resort in Lapland, northern Finland.

Clicking a cam loads a larger version. Also, check out the time lapse videos further down the page. You can also view the Vuosaari Webcams and the Ruka Webcam on their own sites.

For more detailed information on how they are set up please see the technical details at the bottom.

Vuosaari, Helsinki nettikamera
Vuosaari Cam 1 (16.3°C)
Last update: 22:31:04 EEST, 3 June 2020
Vuosaari, Helsinki nettikamera
Vuosaari Cam 2
Last update: 20:03:03 EEST, 3 June 2020
Vuosaari, Helsinki nettikamera
Vuosaari Cam 3
Last update: 20:04:03 EEST, 3 June 2020
Ruka, Kuusamo nettikamera
Ruka Webcam (-9.9°C)
Last update: 02:34:06 EEST, 31 May 2020
Tammisalo, Helsinki nettikamera
Tammisalo Webcam (18.7°C)
Last update: 20:03:02 EEST, 3 June 2020

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Time Lapse Videos
Technical Info
Everyday the webcam images are archived and over time I'll be adding a few time lapse videos to this page. You can see a year in 35 seconds from the Tammisalo and Chalfont cams by clicking on the thumbnails below. More coming soon.

Chalfont Cam 1, 10:00, Time Lapse
January 2007 - January 2008

Tammisalo Cam 2, 16:00, Time Lapse
January 2007 - January 2008

Tammisalo Cam 1, 10:00, Time Lapse
March 2006 - March 2007
The cameras are various mixtures of analogue PAL cameras connected to Aviosys IP9100A and Vivotek VS8100 video servers. These video servers allow you to plug in standard analogue CCTV cameras and broadcast them directly on the Internet. The exception is Vuosaari Cam 1 which is an Axis 207MW web cam with built in server and produces slightly higher resolution images. The Ruka and Tammisalo video servers are connected to standard home ADSL lines and the Vuosaari cameras are on a high speed fibre connection.

A remote web server at a data centre in London then collects daily images from the four locations using a couple of home made PHP and bash shell scripts, stores them for presentation on this web site, and archives them for collection later.

More recently I also wrote an automated script to show the last 24 hours of "action" on Vuosaari Cam 1. It can produce some nice sequences at times.

Chalfont Cam 2
One of the home CCTV cameras
IP 9100A Network Video Server
An Aviosys IP Video 9100A server

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