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Here's the ones I purchased, on sale for $35, but the price went up a bit since Christmas. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1....
That's a pretty good option, Gary, if one doesn't mind it grabbing power from the house and you have access to 24/7 wifi. The wifi is a weak link, if it goes down or loses power. Of course, unless one has an expensive hot spot, this will only work when at the slip. The cellular based Arlo will work anywhere with a cell signal. The ad mentioned cloud data recording plans. Do you have to pay to record the vids it finds? With the Arlo, you get seven rolling days of vid recorded to the cloud for free. If you want more saved you can pay, but I don't get why one would. While I like the notification feature, I simply can't check the vid instantly, so I view the recording. If I needed it saved, I believe I can do so on my phone itself. To date, I've not needed to. However, going back to view who's in the house in the middle of day, an hour after they tripped the motion detector, has been very useful.


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Re: Security camera

Pretty good review, given my experience with this wifi model at home.

Maybe important to point out that the device I linked above is newer and different. It's fully self contained, operates over the cell network, no big wireless receiver, no wifi. Just mount the camera.

I really like the idea of being able to check in on the boat during a big storm in the marina. The home wifi model also has he ability to just check in, even if there hasn't been motion that sets it off. One would need to be sure their data plan for the cellular version was large enough to handle that. $20 per month, unlimited, is on the bubble. I suppose it really depends how badly one needs/wants this security that will go with them anywhere they have a cell signal.


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Re: Security camera

On a tangent.... I have a weather station which is wireless, runs on 2 AAAs and needs wifi.

WeatherFlow ? Better Data. Better Decisions.

It has 3 components... the base station which receives the data and 2 transducers... one for temp, barometer and somehow senses lighting strikes. The other which has not arrived yet is for wind... speed, direction and rain. I had wanted to set this up on Shiva, but there are a few hitches... the there at present is no way to compensate direction for the boats movement... The wind assumes a fixed calibrated mount... and of course to read the data you need a wi fi connection. You can read the data on your smart phone or computer.

Which gave me the idea.... Why not set up the weather Station in Northport where Shiva is moored so that anyone could access the data from their phones or PC.. Or maybe other sailors could set them up where they are moored so that anyone could get real time weather from these weather stations? The main problems as I see it are:

finding a good location
obtaining consent and cooperation from the property owner
having a wi fi connection which is active 25/7/365
changing the batteries

Here is my temp set up on my window sill... (no wind yet)

https://smartweather.weatherflow.com/share/2984

double click to see the history of the data.

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After our last incident at our marina..seriously looking into this...

https://www.besttrailcamerareviews.o...-trail-camera/

..as our marina has wifi
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Re: Security camera

If you're using a camera for security purposes, it really needs to be completely hidden or camouflaged or the guilty party is simply going to disable or destroy it.

If you have wi-fi or cell capability, you might get an alert and some footage transmitted to you before the camera is disabled, but if you don't have transmit capability, you really need the camera to survive the intrusion otherwise it's worthless.

There are a variety of motion sensitive cameras disguised as coat hooks and other everyday items that a thief probably wouldn't disturb:
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...ecurity+camera

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If you're using a camera for security purposes, it really needs to be completely hidden or camouflaged or the guilty party is simply going to disable or destroy it.
This is the downside to non-cell or non-wifi wildlife cameras. The intruder just steals the camera. To be effective, you must have internet recording capability. They may still steal the camera, but you have a vid and notification of them doing it live.

The cellular wildlife cameras are an interesting alternative, but I noted the need to pay subscription services right out of the box, just like Arlo. Cheaper device tho. I wonder how smartphone functionality and battery life compare.

I'm not aware if the cellular wildlife style cameras allow you to just dial into your camera and see how things look. This would be of incredible value to check on docklines, etc, during a storm. With Arlo, you can.


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