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Looking for recommendation on wireless coop camera with pc hookup

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Fombellchicks, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. Fombellchicks

    Fombellchicks In the Brooder

    Mar 7, 2008
    Western PA
    I want to find out which hens are laying eggs and who is just hanging out.

    I would like to put a wireless video camera of some sort into my coop that I can watch from my pc, not a tv in the house.

    Our house is close to 300 feet from the coop. I can look out the window right by the computer and see the coop so there aren't any major walls obstructing the transmission signal.

    I have electric in the coop. I would like to spend about $100 or so on camera and receiver. I really don't care about night vision since the hens sleep at night anyway.

    I have looked on ebay for security cameras and they either are really expensive $200+ or the cheaper ones usually seem to get bad reviews when looking them up.

    If anybody has a bought/used a wireless camera that is working well (decent picture - I don't even care about sound) on a distance of about 300 feet, please let me know what model you are using and how much it cost you. I am afraid to to just go out and buy one and then being stuck with one that does not work well. Also, I noticed that some cameras are not designed to work below 32 degrees, so I guess I am looking for an outdoor type camera.

    Last edited: Jan 21, 2009
  2. jforsness

    jforsness Songster

    Dec 28, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    I have bought wireless products from http://www.x10.com/homepage.htm

    sorry about the 'babes' used on their website, it wasn't like this before, good golly. Anyway's, their products work and they run specials. Any their service is good, easy to chat with on phone (at least it was).

  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Walmart carrys wireless cameras for around $100. Not sure about the range. I use a old pc with a wireless card an a pc camera to watch my incubator an brooder. I run web cam XP 5 on the pc. Its free if you only use one camera. If you have line of sight you chould get 300 feet. Check out my camera link. It runs faster on the local network than on the internet.

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