Need a camera to watch my driveway.

Discussion in 'Equipment & Survival Kits' started by phideaux, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. phideaux

    phideaux Dogs breath

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    My house is 1/4 mile from the nearest road,

    I can't access my wifi past , about 600 ft.

    I belive the camera max signal range to router is 300 feet.

    So I'm not too concerned.

    Sure makes install easier, than running cables from 150 feet away to the house from my shop.


    Jim
     
  2. phideaux

    phideaux Dogs breath

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    Yes , I can see where if I had neighbors that close I'd probaly not be doing the wireless thing.

    I suppose every install has it's own particular details.



    Jim
     

  3. LincTex

    LincTex Jack of all trades?

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    Because of the amount of trees in my area of operation, I have a "remote" camera station near my driveway entrance (about 70 feet in from the gate) that is 12vdc and runs off of battery/solar power. Signal is through a long LAN cable.
     
  4. Sentry18

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    I am just going to employ a fleet of drones that just hover over my house in shifts and attack any other drones that come near them.

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  5. Tirediron

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    unless they are swarmed by Canada geese
     
  6. Sentry18

    Sentry18 Well-Known Member

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    Darn foreign invaders!
     
  7. phideaux

    phideaux Dogs breath

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    Well, I got my first camera today,
    Got it into in my home wifi network,

    This one is really HD , clear as a bell, and zooms really nice.

    I like it.
    I haven't got the motion sensing set yet.

    Now I got to fiure out a way to hook it to its own monitor , so I can use my laptop and phone, :rolleyes::)
    I just want it, on its own monitor , so we can watch the widlife .

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    Jim
     
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  8. phideaux

    phideaux Dogs breath

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    This is a zoom in pic.


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  9. phideaux

    phideaux Dogs breath

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    Be sure to post those articles here...;):)

    http://www.preparedsociety.com/forum/f99/


    Jim
     
  10. phideaux

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    Thanks Admiral,
    I am very happy with this camera so far, (only had it 1 day).
    I have looked at setting the motion detection(MD) , and it's easy to define an area to monitor and also to set the sensitivity and set it for times of day , and days of week.

    I'll get it.

    I have a nice 19" monitor that I'm going to hook up to my laptop and try to configure it to monitor 24/7.

    My TV is easy to cast the camera to, because its a Samsung smart with bluetooth. ,

    My next move will be to get another camera, same camera without the Zoom, I don't need it, and will save money.

    The Reolink app will support 8 cameras.

    Thanks for the help.

    Aliasing...???? ITDGLs...???:eek::):confused:



    Jim
     
  11. Meerkat

    Meerkat Seeking The Truth

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    Lots of great info on this thread ,thanks all who participated.

    I have motion detector lights, alarm system inside but would to add later. Also have a couple hidden cameras. But would like to improve on them later.:wave:
     
  12. phideaux

    phideaux Dogs breath

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    Caribou , thats true,

    The cost difference is $89 vs $115,
    No big deal,

    And yes I will get at least one more with Zoom.

    I will probably end up with 4 cameras .

    North , South, East and West...;):D

    I'm looking into another one that has Zoom, Pan up/down, left/right.

    Too much to go wrong, I think, maybe, :dunno:


    btw, I was not overly excited with the night vision last night, I do believe I would detect movement to the end of the driveway.

    The big maple tree was lit up good, but past that was very gray area, , about 100ft night vision. May look into more IR lighting .

    Jim
     
  13. phideaux

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    Yeah, I'll get teh wife to walk down the hill tonight and see how far I get a signature from her little beautiful body.

    Then I'll take the MTV down, and let her watch.



    Jim
     
  14. phideaux

    phideaux Dogs breath

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    Well so far, the best I could do was catch her coming in tonight with some snack food.

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    I finally got the alerts working....driving me nuts,
    So now I got to tune the sensitivity in .

    Its hard at night with bugs flying all over in front of the camera.:D



    Jim
     
  15. terri9630

    terri9630 Internet Princess

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    It's like my game camera. Hundred pictures and most are of the trees blowing in the wind.
     
  16. LincTex

    LincTex Jack of all trades?

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  18. phideaux

    phideaux Dogs breath

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    That section is for Admin to look over a submitted article for publishing on PS home page.

    When it gets looked at by "whoever looks at em" it will be published , for all to read.
    I have read Admirals submited article... very in depth and technical aspects of security suveillance.

    Be glad when its released.




    btw , If you want to write an article fro PS home page, let me know.


    Jim
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  19. LincTex

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  20. phideaux

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    Pretty much ,

    I got the sensitivity set up good,

    But, you got to get the windows of detection set up also with the sensitivity .
    And different sensitivities for different time periods of the day.

    Got all that really close now.:cool:

    Day sensitivity and night sensitivity are totally different.

    Took me a while to figure that one out, and get it set.:)

    My biggest problem is ......trying to figure out a way to set up a monitor , for viewing , without tieing up my TV, Laptop, or cell phone.

    I have a great PC Monitor , but need something to feed it video from my wifi.




    Jim