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Looking for some advice and I bet there is an expert on this subject.

I am looking for an indoor security camera for our cabin Have a few requirements and hoping someone can help.

1. No contract for monitoring
2. Notify me on my phone when it detects motion.
3. Works day or night.
4. Battery, or A/C doesn't matter. Guess battery would be better.
5. Only using WIFI data when it detects something and notifies me. Our WIFI at the cabin is a mobile hotspot and it is limited as to how much data we can use in a month. Don't need continuous streaming.
6. Two way communication would be nice so I can taunt the intruder.
7. Here is the tough one. Is there a camera that also monitors temperature. Would be great to get a text should the furnace fail and the temps start dropping.

I think this is it. Thanks in advance.

Mark
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You want it all! LOL! Us too, we have a place in the woods 400 miles from home.

I would suggest looking at the Wyze cameras first, they cover most of your wish list. #'s 1 (needs a card or they offer a $ service), 2 (I believe but don't use), 3, 4 (AC), 5, 6 (Hi Mr Bad Guy!) No to temperature monitoring....You can pan them around to scan additional area if you desire. I like the AC and the pan feature. We have eight of them inside two homes, no problems. Temperature sensitive outside, below freezing is NG although the company says new units do better in cold.

We use the Arlo battery units outside, they notify you and video is stored for free online. Limited range to the WiFi, but manageable. They do most of what you want, I think it's #1,2,3,4 (battery),5. I know you can hear what's happening but I don't think there's a taunt feature. The batteries last for a month even in cold weather, unless they are continually triggered which eats juice. We just bought a new battery for one of four after 22 months. Charging is easy and remounting is on a magnet.

We also have conventional hard wired cameras and online monitoring. It has it's ups and downs as well.

One house has SensorPush for temp monitoring, does what you want on batteries. Set up three or four to get a good spread around the place so you know if a window broke, a door is open or the furnace is kaput.
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SJ Fairbank wrote:
You want it all! LOL! Us too, we have a place in the woods 400 miles from home.

I would suggest looking at the Wyze cameras first, they cover most of your wish list. #'s 1 (needs a card or they offer a $ service), 2 (I believe but don't use), 3, 4 (AC), 5, 6 (Hi Mr Bad Guy!) No to temperature monitoring....You can pan them around to scan additional area if you desire. I like the AC and the pan feature. We have eight of them inside two homes, no problems. Temperature sensitive outside, below freezing is NG although the company says new units do better in cold.

We use the Arlo battery units outside, they notify you and video is stored for free online. Limited range to the WiFi, but manageable. They do most of what you want, I think it's #1,2,3,4 (battery),5. I know you can hear what's happening but I don't think there's a taunt feature. The batteries last for a month even in cold weather, unless they are continually triggered which eats juice. We just bought a new battery for one of four after 22 months. Charging is easy and remounting is on a magnet.

We also have conventional hard wired cameras and online monitoring. It has it's ups and downs as well.

One house has SensorPush for temp monitoring, does what you want on batteries. Set up three or four to get a good spread around the place so you know if a window broke, a door is open or the furnace is kaput.


Thanks for the info. Very informative. I have since realized that I have a LaCrosse weather station at our cabin that I can connect to our WIFI.

I?ll look into the security cameras.
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get one of the that you can remotely trigger a claymore.
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tod osier wrote:
get one of the that you can remotely trigger a claymore.


There was a guy in northern MN whose cabin, or storage shed (can't recall which one) was continuously broken into. He'd call law enforcement every time and was told there wasn't much they could do. So, he takes it upon himself to rig a shotgun to the door being opened. Sure enough, the criminal came back, opened the door, and was surprised by a nice load of shot (hope it was steel, not lead) hitting him. He didn't die.

Home owner was arrested by the law and was also sued by the criminal for something or another. Never heard the final outcome.

With that said, I'm thinking a claymore is a better idea. Guy probably won't be around to sue me.

Mark
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 Bear proof nail pads with ring nails, makes tracking easy. Hate thieves... Had my decoy rig stolen, I caught them months later. Went to court and they pleaded they were good boys and only did it one time. Thief is a thief...
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While I applaud efforts to rid the world of thieves, I think the cameras are a fair deterrent. It's amazing how quickly you become "the house with all the cameras", when people you invite over know about your house before you give them directions. Word gets around and most burglars are camera shy. But claymores are good too, when observing the 3-S's. w00t
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Other then paying for monitoring. I would recommend a Internet Provider based alarm system. I have one through mediacom and that has CO2, water sensors and cameras. I can get alerts and copies of videos sent to my email.

I have a memory card installed to record any video capture.

The downside with outside motion detecting cameras is wildlife keeps setting them off. I have turned down the camera motion detector sensitivity but when a spider builds a web in front of the infrared lights on the camera or bats fly by you get false alerts.

You might be better off with a smart home solution and a computer set to send out email alerts when cameras are tripped.

Rick
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Richard Lathrop wrote:
Other then paying for monitoring. I would recommend a Internet Provider based alarm system. I have one through mediacom and that has CO2, water sensors and cameras. I can get alerts and copies of videos sent to my email.

I have a memory card installed to record any video capture.

The downside with outside motion detecting cameras is wildlife keeps setting them off. I have turned down the camera motion detector sensitivity but when a spider builds a web in front of the infrared lights on the camera or bats fly by you get false alerts.

You might be better off with a smart home solution and a computer set to send out email alerts when cameras are tripped.

Rick


Unfortunately I don't have internet worth talking about. We have a T( mobile hotspot but are limited to 20GB of data/month and it's $80/month. A full fledged security system would cost a lot of data.

My main purpose of doing this is to see if the furnace craps out and if someone breaks in, i know I have to get to the cabin and fix stuff. I don't think many security systems are going to catch crooks unless they are really stupid. Just trying to minimize the subsequent damage.

Mark