Intalled a "Coop Cam" tonight. Now I can watch the girls from my phone or computer!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jimmywalt, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. jimmywalt

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    Today I installed "Coop Cam" (as I call it). I can watch the inside of the coop (and egg boxes) from my phone or computer anywhere in the world! :) Geeky, Uh? [​IMG]

    Here is one of the hens in the egg box this evening, and a few minutes later a brown egg left as a gift. (The white ones are fake and teach the hens where to lay their eggs).

    The cam is a D-link DCS-932L

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  2. lilchickenz

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    That's awesome
     
  3. suebee

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    I love my coop cam too. I've had it for several years and couldn't live without it. Originally got it when my chicken protector dog was a pup and would go in to steal eggs. Caught her red handed thanks to my camera. I especially love it in the early mornings before I let them out, watching how they interact with each other, and hearing their chit-chat all from the comfort of my house. Especially helpful with my broody and her chicks, snake or other critter watch, etc.
     
  4. ILuvsChicks

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    That's interesting. I just looked at a few on Ebay. How does the signal get on the internet? You have to have a computer on close by with WIFI or something?
     
  5. suebee

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    My camera is a wireless that signals into a small monitor inside my home. It also has sound and infrared so you can see at night. If you get a wireless make sure your coop is kind of close to your house, other wise get a wired camera using coax cable that would hook directly to your tv. My coop is about 80 feet from my house so I bought a wireless camera that signals 300 feet line of sight. I don't use any wi-fi computer monitoring so can't help there. I'm sure there's a wealth of information on that subject here or nanny cam forums.
     
  6. ILuvsChicks

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    I understand getting a signal into your house. Jimmy said he can view it on his phone or computer from any where. How that is done is the part I don't understand.
     
  7. ChirpyChicks1

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    I could never have something like that, I'd never get anything done [​IMG]
     
  8. jimmywalt

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    I use www.mydlink.com. My wireless camera sends a signal back to the ROUTER inside my house (no computer needed other than for setting it up). The signal goes to the router and then to the internet that I can watch from any computer/cellphone within the world.

    We were out of the country for the last few days and I watched the coop on my phone (via a free app) and also my laptop.

    This is PRICELESS.

    The camera is a DCS-932L. Actually I have two of them in the coop. One pointing at the egg boxes and the other at the perch they sleep on at night.
     
  9. cphinney

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    Nestflix?
     
  10. suebee

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    :yuckyuck
     

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