IP Camera for Viewing Over Internet


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Hello,
Is anyone using a camera to remotely monitor their pond over the Internet? I've been doing a little research. It would require an outdoor model, wireless reception, and the capability to forward the ports so that it can be viewed over the Interenet remotely. I am looking for a way to monitor my pond while I am away to make sure mainly that the waterfall is functioning.
 
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Dons, who is a member here and the Admin of BBQSource Forum has one. I can monitor his fish in Florida from So Cal.
Send him a PM.
 

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I have been looking at a couple of those on tiger direct online .I also looked at one at harbor freight it was a security camera with everything included .I may go with the one for just my home use as it can be used for security purposes too .I really want to start cheap and just try it out first and then maybe go bigger set up .I do not travel much right now and I am not planning to in the near future ,So figured it would be best to go with easy setup and try it out .Just like ponds start small go bigger lol
 
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I have one on the property to monitor for guests ( intruders) while away. Check out D-Link.

Wireless link to your internet, live monitor from anywhere you have internet. Can send you an email when there is motion detected and record video for short duration upon activation by motion as well as weatherproof. Not sure how to set it for lack of motion but you can set motion sensitivity as well as area to scan.
Set it up to drop a flag or stick when the water flow shuts off and it can email you a warning.
 

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I got cameras for my property and 2 are pointed at my pond and I can see them any place I go .They were elec (the name ) I bought them on ebay 4 cameras each set .I love it because I can see what is going on down there even at night
 

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I got a ring doorbell and it would be perfect for pond viewing. I may get one for that. They have a solar version
 

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Mine are wired and cost 89 dollars when I got them and now sell for 58 dollars on ebay .I could have gotten the 8 channel but preferred 2 4 channel ones
 
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I have 8 camera wireless system, watching over my 2 and half acres. Mostly in front of my chickens and behind them. I also can watch the monitor live or on my phone live or be notified of movement or watch any past videos I ask it to play. I do have 2 small shots of my private road and of course my doors and windows. Notifications get a bit much when the wind is blowing. All our plants set it off....LOL

AS you can see in my photo I have to move 1 of them for they are near metal buildings.
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I love it.
 

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I have been looking at a couple of those on tiger direct online .I also looked at one at harbor freight it was a security camera with everything included .I may go with the one for just my home use as it can be used for security purposes too .I really want to start cheap and just try it out first and then maybe go bigger set up .I do not travel much right now and I am not planning to in the near future ,So figured it would be best to go with easy setup and try it out .Just like ponds start small go bigger lol
I got the Harbor freight one this spring. It works well but test everything befor install. The dvr did some weird stuff after a week and the store swapped it out for me. No problems after that. One of the four is on my pond so I can see it at any time.
 
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Go with Wyzecam, it’ll be the best $20-30 you spend and no monthly fees.
 

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You have one? $30 for a good outdoor camera?
 

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I don't pay no monthly fees and I have free cloud with mine .I can buy more expensive cameras if I want too .had mine since 2014 .I even bought a little square camera that I can put in my vehicle that was 8 dollars that I can put in whichever vehicle or you can mount it to a bike .I installed and ran the wires through the attic
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Nice setup Sissy as we talked about in the past, but I want wifi. I might put one right at the pond some 50-60 ft away on a hill.
 

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Amazing camera but don't see where it could be used outdoors.
They do have outside versions but again doubt these things will work at -30. Pull them in for winter I guess as indoor security.

Addy, reading that link does it say I can monitor it on the iphone or laptop remotely? I'm not up on the tech talk, 3rd party, apps etc.

Hows the forum doing this year?
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Addy, reading that link does it say I can monitor it on the iphone or laptop remotely? I'm not up on the tech talk, 3rd party, apps etc.
From what I am reading yes. I have some that we use that are similar. We log into their cloud and can see the clips.

Wi-Fi radio to connect to your home network and will send a push notification to your phone when motion or sound is detected. It will also record a 12-second video clip with pre-buffering, which records the six seconds of activity prior to the trigger. The camera knows to listen for the sound of a smoke or CO alarm and will send a push alert when detected. Video is stored in the cloud for free for 14 days before it is overwritten, but if you manually record video and take snapshots, they will be stored locally on your phone and can be accessed via the Wyze Video and Photos Album
 
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But wifi means the camera needs a battery and batteries are not rated for low temperatures .They will explode .I even had a battery on my driveway alarm explode at 10 degrees
 

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