wanting to add a video camera in my coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Avonlea22, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. Avonlea22

    Avonlea22 Jessamine Cottage

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    I'm thinking about adding a camera in my coop, but have no idea how to do this. Can anyone suggest a system? My coop has power but it's about 40' from the house. I'd like to be able to view the video on my phone.
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I have two camera in my coop, which send wirelessly audio and video to a small, hand-held monitor. Color in the daylight, blac & white at night (using infrared). It is basically a baby monitor system, called (I think) LiveSnap. It's not set up for Internet access, because I work an hour and fifteen minutes away from home; it wouldn't do me any good if I was off the property.

    But it's very handy to see what's going on when the flock makes noise at night when they should be sleeping. And I can keep an eye on things when I am occupied with household chores or watching TV. Or home sick.

    Do a google search on Lorex and you'll see all sorts of remote security camera systems.
     
  3. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will be doing same soon. Love it. Modern tech.
    Erik
     
  4. Avonlea22

    Avonlea22 Jessamine Cottage

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    I looked at Lorex, but I read somewhere that they charge you a monthly monitoring fee. That's not going to happen.
     
  5. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

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    I have a Panasonic securtiy camera. Can be viewed over the internet with an ip address that you can share![​IMG]
     
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:Huh?

    Let me do some research and come back with information, but that is NOT what I know about some of the low-end security camera systems.
     
  7. Avonlea22

    Avonlea22 Jessamine Cottage

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    I think it was in a review I read on the B&H Photo website.
     
  8. ll

    ll Chillin' With My Peeps

    You can maybe consider a baby monitor?
    Good luck.
     
  9. kuntrychick

    kuntrychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do you have a pic and/or link to what you have?
     
  10. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

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    Quote:Do you have a pic and/or link to what you have?

    Sure do, no night vision on it but the lights are on now!

    http://momma.viewnetcam.com username: byc123 password: coopcam Click on the "Single" tab Click wheel on left will move the camera. [​IMG]


    It's a BLC210 camera. About $130 at Amazon.com or BestBuy.
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2011

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