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Posted: 01/09/19 10:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Neat idea
Nice install

Course just because an item is available aftermarket does NOT mean it is useful, needed or an improvement....just means it is marketable

Personally I have no need/requirement of such on RV or at home.


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My friend has a security camera but only wanted it because of the dog. I think she loves her dog more than her own kids. LOL...


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Posted: 01/09/19 10:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use Nest camera's on the outside and inside of my home. It sends a notification and also records 24/7 anyone who comes to the front of our place. I can also talk to them from the app also. I have lot of valuable merchandise on my property. As far as RV's go, it's not like we have never heard of RV breakin's. Security's a good thing. It works on more than just thieves. I had this really obese employee trip on my property and tried to say it was my fault. After I showed her the video, she had to admit she can't even see her own feet. Case closed. Criminals know to look for cams, they would rather hit your dark camless rig-path of least resistance.


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Posted: 01/09/19 01:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

lap527 wrote:

My friend has a security camera but only wanted it because of the dog. I think she loves her dog more than her own kids. LOL...


Doesn't everyone?


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Posted: 01/09/19 01:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Guess I feel safer than you. Never saw the need at home or in an RV.


Crank or not, I do but then, we are usually within reach of a heater and I don't mean for warmth either.

I've noticed that overall, urban dwellers are generally more paranoid about security things than country people are. Guess it has a lot to do with living in close proximity to other humans.

Nearest humans to us are 1/2 mile away.


I disagree with the idea that urban dwellers are more paranoid about security. I have found a fairly equal percentage of paranoia between urban and country dwellers in my region. I think it's more about personality than locale. Some folks worry about the unknown and some don't.

For example, a co-worker who lives in the same area as I do, has the doorbell cam, security lights, etc. I have none of those things. He worries about someone coming to his door while he is at work. I am not worried about that.

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I have a camera above the door at my house, I use for two things. To keep an eye on the dog when it's tied up out front, and to see who's knocking at the door when I'm upstairs in my lab/workshop. This way I can choose to ignore them or drop what I'm doing, take off PPE and head downstairs to interact. Usually its the former.


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We have used the Wyze cameras in our trailer to keep an eye on things when the dog had to ride back there one time. We just turned on a hotspot on the phone and connected the camera and then could view it with the other phone live from inside the truck. We also had two way audio. Those cameras use a USB cable so can be plugged into a usb charging port and run off your batteries. The best part is they only cost $30 shipped.


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Posted: 01/09/19 02:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That's a nice set up with the lights
I assume lights come on with motion detection so there isn't IR on the camera.
My neighbor has the Blink system. It still needs to connect to a router so 110 is needed or wifi
But the camera can mount anywhere and just uses 2 lithium batteries.
The single system was selling for $78
https://blinkforhome.com/

* This post was edited 01/09/19 03:03pm by 185EZ *

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I Love it!
First off, its another gadget! That's fun in itself.

I use it at home for a number of reasons, the least being the actual footage of Video but more for watching the dogs and using the camera, the visible camera, as a deterrent. Just as having or leaving lights on was a deterrent, having a fake or real camera serves the same purpose.


I have considered using them in the RV, once again for the dogs but the area's I'm generally in, Wi-Fi/ Cellular Data are pretty much hit and miss...even still I like the idea and may use one inside for the times I do have a connection.


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Anyone feel like talking about the technical side of wifi cameras setup on your RV?

There are lots of options. Ive been researching for a couple days and learned some good info. The "wired" versions of the Ring cameras are superior. Which sucks for an RV installation. But its doable.

With the floodlight and siren activated it only pulled 28watts. Max recorded was a 38w spike.

Im looking at the $20 wyze cams. No spotlight but at 20 bucks you could put them anywhere. Negative ive seen is 15-20 second lag to alert your phone.

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