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Battery WiFi Cameras

Old 2nd Nov 2019, 15:58
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Battery WiFi Cameras

I am looking to fit one or two battery powered outdoor cameras. Has anyone got any recommendations under 100 mark?

Also any App suggestions that would allow screening including two FOSCAM that I already have.
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Old 5th Nov 2019, 18:07
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Well, got a battery cam from Amazon. It is not an IP cam but other than that it does an excellent job. I went for a bigger battery capacity. The kit had everything including a USB Charger and cable only an SD card to buy. The instructions were in English and legible and literally run in 5 minutes.
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Old 6th Nov 2019, 07:55
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. It is not an IP cam but other than that it does an excellent job.
Hmm. I know someone who bought a GooGo camera a couple of years ago. It seems very nice mechanically and produced a decent picture but no way to reset the WiFi password if you lost it.

Totally useless now even without losing the password - iPhone/iPad app discontinued and apparently no way to get it. The existing installed app won't even open on the iThing. Just displays a message to the effect "Broken Forever" - putting it as politely as I can manage.

I would be looking for something that did not need a dedicated app OR possibly a very well established manufacturer. The interface then would need to be a web page and/or a video file I would imagine.

To add insult to injury the only place the WiFi password is now stored is inside the iPhone. Bit silly to have allowed that to happen but even if an android app could be found/installed/... it is not that simple to get the password out of the iThing. It is only WPA so maybe it could be hacked:-)
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Old 6th Nov 2019, 08:13
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Good point about the App but the password is not a problem as it is easy to reset. The biggest problem I see with all these outdoor cams is accessibility and theft. For a battery cam accessibility for recharging is necessary. For both cams they have an on-board SD card, lose the cam . . .

There are so many ways of defeating these cameras, you just hope they get the picture out before they are nobbled. The one time we had an intruder they disabled the internal camera but not before it sent an alert. The police reacted within 20 minutes.

As they say, you know most vulnerabilities better than a burglar. You hope to get an alert before they get in.
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Does it have to be battery? Reason I ask I have a couple of these and find them very good, plastic bodied and if you want it to record you need to add an SD card to them (which I have) they can have sound enabled voice too and can sound an alarm, all controlled from my phone. Advantage of Wifi is you only have to run a power cord to them. when it detects movement it sends a picture of who or what to my phone, you can then download to your phone the incident or replay / copy. It can also be used with other items they do to turn on house lights etc when it detects movement. I used the extension cables on mine and used a waterproof junction box that cost pence.

https://www.time2technology.com/en/security-cameras/outdoor-security-cameras.html


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Old 6th Nov 2019, 13:36
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I have a couple of the same. Still have to do some tweaking to enable all the options, like turning on the house lights but well worth 150.
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Old 6th Nov 2019, 18:39
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Nutloose, the battery ona is for use where it is not practicable to run power. It also means it can be moved around easily. I have just finished installing a mains powered, Alexa compatible one as well. By day there is no difference in quality of the image. By night the mains IR illuminator is about 3 times better.

I haven't compared detection ranges yet.

I find the cams very useful. Last week I only had an older one working. We saw a delivery driver leave a parcel 'in a secure place' when the instructions were to leave with a neighbour. Rang the neighbour who retrieved the parcel.
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