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05-01-2013 12:40 AM
jimgo
Re: Webcam to watch your boat -- Done! And how-to.

That is awesome! This is going on my "to do" list, though not at #1 priority.
04-30-2013 10:49 PM
Bene505
"Intruder" on board

Yesterday I got an emailed alarm from the boat. There was an "intruder" on board.


(added the rectangle for his privacy)

I took a look at the attached pictures and discovered... it was the marina manager. They hauled me back out yesterday.

Pretty nice that it all worked.

This is right up there with when I got the bilge pump alarm a couple weeks ago, when they splashed us to launch a boat we were blocking.

Regards,
Brad
02-20-2013 05:03 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Webcam to watch your boat -- Done! And how-to.

This is definitely the best thread for webcam stuff.

Do you have any dashcam footage of the De-Poopinator, Bene?
02-20-2013 03:55 PM
Bene505
Re: Webcam to watch your boat -- Done! And how-to.

Bump, since another thread was getting close to this topic.

Regards,
Brad
07-06-2012 11:29 PM
Bene505
Re: Webcam to watch your boat -- Done! And how-to.

Just did Facetime from the boat for the first time. It was excellent. We registered the ipod touch 4 we have and called someone on land. Gave him a visual tour and everything. Excellent technology!

Regards,
Brad
06-29-2012 05:58 PM
night0wl
Re: Webcam to watch your boat -- Done! And how-to.

cool!!
06-29-2012 05:18 PM
Bene505
Re: Webcam to watch your boat -- Done! And how-to.

night0wl,

I'm currently on the boat connected to OptimumWiFi through the same long-distance WiFi setup as shown at the start of this thread. I actually have a local Wireless Access Point (local WiFi) installed behind the nav station's switches. So for all the ipods etc. on board we connect to that local WiFi. OptimumWiFi is included with my cable service. It works with the flick of a switch in Port Washington, Port Jefferson and now "out east". They have a presence in a lot of places. Not sure if it will work in Block Island, Nantuckett, etc. I'll have to report on that as we visit other places.

I also have the same webcam providing 5 minute snapshots to ftp, and emails whenever there is motion. It's all up and working and reliable. The long range WiFi, Wireless Access Point, and webcam are all wired to the same switch. I went to the Blue Sea Systems website and sprung for the switch label to sum it all up. How nice is this??



Regards,
Brad
06-26-2012 04:21 PM
night0wl
Re: Webcam to watch your boat -- Done! And how-to.

Any update Brad? I'm intrigued because
a) i'd like to do this myself
b) i'd like to set one of these at our club sailing facility for marketing purposes.
02-04-2011 09:31 AM
Bene505 And I'm in for less than a hundred bucks. Once I get some of the technical problems solved, I'll be able to help anyone put a fully controllable webcam on their boat. Or for the less technically savvy, maybe offer it for cheap or something.

Regards,
Brad
02-04-2011 07:57 AM
sailingdog
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rick486 View Post
This is a cool solution but there is an alternative solution if you have a land line telephone connection at your marina. There are remote monitoring systems which will monitor power and temperature, then call your cell phone if temp drops below whatever you choose to be the "emergency" temp. I use one of these and the cost is around $300.00. Only thing is it needs a telephone line.
Brad probably could have done this, but then he'd lose geek points... WiFi is so much geekier a solution.
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