• Outdoor cameras

    From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MOONDOG on Sat Nov 13 18:47:00 2021
    Game tracking cameras are a quick fix or temporary situation regarding observing activity in an area. Place them on a tree if possible otherwise spray paint them to match whatever they are mounted on.

    I looked into a couple of those, too. I need to find an affordable one
    with wireless. The ones I found wrote to an SD card which, although access
    to them required opening the case, did not really seem to be secured in any
    way if someone wanted to open the case and remove the card.


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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Dumas Walker on Sun Nov 14 08:21:30 2021
    Re: Outdoor cameras
    By: Dumas Walker to MOONDOG on Sat Nov 13 2021 06:47 pm

    I looked into a couple of those, too. I need to find an affordable one
    with wireless. The ones I found wrote to an SD card which, although access to them required opening the case, did not really seem to be secured in any way if someone wanted to open the case and remove the card.


    all of them have a latch for a padlock.
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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Dumas Walker on Sun Nov 14 13:29:00 2021
    Re: Outdoor cameras
    By: Dumas Walker to MOONDOG on Sat Nov 13 2021 06:47 pm

    Game tracking cameras are a quick fix or temporary situation regarding observing activity in an area. Place them on a tree if possible otherwise spray paint them to match whatever they are mounted on.

    I looked into a couple of those, too. I need to find an affordable one
    with wireless. The ones I found wrote to an SD card which, although access to them required opening the case, did not really seem to be secured in any way if someone wanted to open the case and remove the card.


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    That is why I mentikoned re-painting them. At a conservation club I help out with, we would place game cams 12+ feet up on trees and buildings, out of
    reach and outside of natural viewing level. Place one on a building next to pipes or conduit coming it, and paint it to look like utilities boxes.

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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to MRO on Sun Nov 14 13:31:00 2021
    Re: Outdoor cameras
    By: MRO to Dumas Walker on Sun Nov 14 2021 08:21 am

    Re: Outdoor cameras
    By: Dumas Walker to MOONDOG on Sat Nov 13 2021 06:47 pm

    I looked into a couple of those, too. I need to find an affordable one with wireless. The ones I found wrote to an SD card which, although acce to them required opening the case, did not really seem to be secured in a way if someone wanted to open the case and remove the card.


    all of them have a latch for a padlock.

    A latch or padlock doesn't help if they can take the entire camera. Hide
    them out of standard reach, and do not leave a ladder stting outside

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Moondog on Sun Nov 14 20:01:09 2021
    Re: Outdoor cameras
    By: Moondog to Dumas Walker on Sun Nov 14 2021 01:29 pm

    That is why I mentikoned re-painting them. At a conservation club I help out with, we would place game cams 12+ feet up on trees and buildings, out of
    reach and outside of natural viewing level. Place one on a building next to pipes or conduit coming it, and paint it to look like utilities boxes.

    i have 7 security cameras. one thing i noticed is they get a lot more if it's up high.

    so i would hang one outside a window if it's at a house. you'd have to see if you can tilt it or get a good frame of view.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Moondog on Sun Nov 14 20:02:18 2021
    Re: Outdoor cameras
    By: Moondog to MRO on Sun Nov 14 2021 01:31 pm


    all of them have a latch for a padlock.

    A latch or padlock doesn't help if they can take the entire camera. Hide them out of standard reach, and do not leave a ladder stting outside

    they also have a strap or you can screw it into the surface.

    these are meant to be outside unattended; they dont make them so someone can come by and just put them in their pocket.
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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to MRO on Mon Nov 15 20:10:00 2021
    Re: Outdoor cameras
    By: MRO to Moondog on Sun Nov 14 2021 08:02 pm

    Re: Outdoor cameras
    By: Moondog to MRO on Sun Nov 14 2021 01:31 pm


    all of them have a latch for a padlock.

    A latch or padlock doesn't help if they can take the entire camera. Hide them out of standard reach, and do not leave a ladder stting outside

    they also have a strap or you can screw it into the surface.

    these are meant to be outside unattended; they dont make them so someone can

    The game cams I have are too big to fit in a pocket. They're about the footprint of a 10" tablet, but thicker.

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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MOONDOG on Mon Nov 15 19:32:00 2021
    That is why I mentikoned re-painting them. At a conservation club I help out with, we would place game cams 12+ feet up on trees and buildings, out of reach and outside of natural viewing level. Place one on a building next to pipes or conduit coming it, and paint it to look like utilities boxes.

    Like a utility box, that is a good idea.


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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MRO on Mon Nov 15 19:34:00 2021
    i have 7 security cameras. one thing i noticed is they get a lot more if it's
    high.

    The other day you mentioned you didn't necessarily like the wifi security cameras. What kind do you have, if you don't mind my asking?


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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Moondog on Mon Nov 15 22:26:48 2021
    Re: Outdoor cameras
    By: Moondog to MRO on Mon Nov 15 2021 08:10 pm


    these are meant to be outside unattended; they dont make them so someone can

    The game cams I have are too big to fit in a pocket. They're about the footprint of a 10" tablet, but thicker.


    okay, screw them into a tree or something.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Dumas Walker on Tue Nov 16 11:42:00 2021
    Re: Outdoor cameras
    By: Dumas Walker to MRO on Mon Nov 15 2021 07:34 pm

    i have 7 security cameras. one thing i noticed is they get a lot more if it's
    high.

    The other day you mentioned you didn't necessarily like the wifi security cameras. What kind do you have, if you don't mind my asking?


    i have arlo
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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to MRO on Tue Nov 16 18:30:00 2021
    Re: Outdoor cameras
    By: MRO to Moondog on Mon Nov 15 2021 10:26 pm

    Re: Outdoor cameras
    By: Moondog to MRO on Mon Nov 15 2021 08:10 pm


    these are meant to be outside unattended; they dont make them so someo can

    The game cams I have are too big to fit in a pocket. They're about the footprint of a 10" tablet, but thicker.


    okay, screw them into a tree or something.

    That's why I recommend palcing them out of reach or regular eye view, plus painting them so they don't stick out as being cameras

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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MRO on Tue Nov 16 19:14:00 2021
    i have 7 security cameras. one thing i noticed is they get a lot more if it's
    high.

    The other day you mentioned you didn't necessarily like the wifi security cameras. What kind do you have, if you don't mind my asking?

    i have arlo

    I have read that Amcrest works well with motionEyeOS, although I think that
    was the ethernet wired ones and not wireless.


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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Moondog on Tue Nov 16 22:41:25 2021
    Re: Outdoor cameras
    By: Moondog to MRO on Tue Nov 16 2021 06:30 pm

    okay, screw them into a tree or something.

    That's why I recommend palcing them out of reach or regular eye view, plus painting them so they don't stick out as being cameras

    they have a padlock latch on them. they can be screwed into a tree.
    why do you recommend making them hidden cams?
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Dumas Walker on Wed Nov 17 00:56:52 2021
    Re: Outdoor cameras
    By: Dumas Walker to MRO on Tue Nov 16 2021 07:14 pm

    i have 7 security cameras. one thing i noticed is they get a lot more if it's
    high.

    The other day you mentioned you didn't necessarily like the wifi security cameras. What kind do you have, if you don't mind my asking?

    i have arlo

    I have read that Amcrest works well with motionEyeOS, although I think that was the ethernet wired ones and not wireless.


    if someone is starting from the beginning i recommend getting a cheap optiplex and having everything wired. get convoluted loom to shield your wires from the weather.

    webcamxp is a great windows software that works with many types of cameras and it also has great detection and many features.

    you dont have to fuck around with a raspberry pi. get a cheap computer from ebay and have a nice big hd in it and record videos and take pics. install dropbox or whatever and upload the files to the cloud. have it send you snapshots in email.
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