I’ve been in the market for a while but couldn’t make a decision. Finally I thought I’d give the Ubiquiti Aircam a go: http://www.ubnt.com/airvision
Here you can see it mounted just below and to the left of the satellite dish:
And a bit closer up:
Quality isn’t amazing (1 megapixel) but price (£100), interface and ease of use make up for it:
I have another camera but have yet to mount it.
Currently the Aircam is running off of the included POE injector but I have ordered a few adapters to allow me to run them straight from my POE switch: http://www.ubnt.com/8023af
I have also ordered a Ubiquiti Unifi access point to try: http://www.ubnt.com/unifi and a pair of Nanobridge M (NB-5G25) combined bridge/antenna: http://www.ubnt.com/nanobridge with which I will attempt to create a link to a house "down the road".
*EDIT* As per request i’ve added a few bits.
Performance at night is pretty poor (no ir night mode) and i’ve got quite a bit of ambient light around. I intend to add a motion activated light in the back garden eventually though.
The web interface does work from my iPhone but it doesn’t look like it’s really designed to:
I’ve not noticed any options for text/e-mail alerts but once i get my hands on a raspberry pi and start using some form of central home automation software I will most definitely be looking at integrating it!