i have been wanting to do this, but my hubby poo pooed the idear. So i went ahead and ordered one anyways. Just came in today and got it set up temporarily for this evening. It is video and sound and you're supposed to be able to see at night, which i seem to be able to. i have a long run with the coops inside, three sections. i can't quite see all three sections, but have it angled so i can see most. My main concern was being able to see and hear at night without going outside and running head on into something, like a racoon. Now that the weather is turning cold, we will have doors and windows closed so i can't count on hearing alerts from the chickens. This is so cool. i love, love, love being able to see what's going on out there. i also love hearing the sounds my chicks are making at night. i think this will take a huge load off to know i can just turn on the little tv and see and hear what they're up to 24/7.