April 28, 2011

Live Video from Palo Alto Hills

Live Video from Palo Alto Hills, not too far from Stanford University.

The Palo Alto fire department uses the camera to keep scanning the hills continuously to check for fire. The camera does a full 360-degree pan.


The Fire camera has a fast Internet connection with good upload speeds; the live video can be seen at 3 Mbps+. The live video does slow down if multiple people are watching at the same time.

It is spring in California and the hills are already starting to turn colors. By summer time they will be completely golden, beautiful to look at but with increased fire danger.