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    helixhelix
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    It’s all very curious, sometimes it’s just the fuse feeding a single circuit – usually the cooker or the freezer, sometimes it’s the whole board.  Sometimes it does happen when there’s a storm, sometimes not, and sometimes it happens when there is not so much as a cloud in the sky.   Generally the internet stays alive, but since our problem is not keeping an eye out for burglars after our frozen bean crop the fact that our remote monitoring had gone down would tell us all we needed to know.

    There’s much I don’t understand that don’t know where to start….but your comment about not a web cam is a start as I don’t even know what the difference between a web cam and your system is. So yes, technologically handicapped.


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    CelticRambler
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    I can … launch the app on the smartphone

    Chanceux using a smartphone like it’s no big deal … :lol:


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    vic evans
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    Anyway we thought of having a simple way of camera remote monitoring the freezer display. So if it goes we can contact neighbour to pop in and reset the fuse box. Is there anything that is simple enough for a technical numpty?

    I use one of these when we go away.https://www.bctech.fr/surveillance-video/camera-interieure-wifi-mjpeg-ipcam500.html

    It’s a Wifi camera which can be accessed by my phone/tablet. Point one at your freezer & Bob’s yer uncle. Simple to set up & cost me about 35€


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    Chanceux
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    I can … launch the app on the smartphone

    Chanceux using a smartphone like it’s no big deal … :lol:

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    Had it what 4 or 6 months and still to make or recieve a single phone call :oops: it never gets taken away from my wi-fi so I have used zero data most months.

    It was however a godsend to use as a wifi hotspot during my UK visits.

    Embarrassed that I could not even make a call on a suposed telephone without having to get someone to show me how and that I failed completely to be able to answer the single incoming call.


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    An unforeseen advantage although one I would rather not have found. I can watch over the whole place from my hospital bed.


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    crystal
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    Sorry for intruding, but I’m looking for some advice on what I’d need – and how – to set up a simple, easy to install and use (and as cheap as possible!) surveillance system in our horse barn.

    We’d like to install cameras to keep an eye on sick horses and/or pregnant mares, mainly during the night, with the facility to send the pictures to the TV in the house, or a dedicated monitor. We’d also need a recording facility, as we’d like to have other cameras covering the entrances and tack storage areas, as a security measure.

    So, a total of approx 10 – 12 cameras, which would be mounted at a height of about 5m, on the roof beams. The barn is about 10m from the house and it would be another 35m to the furthest camera.

    Obviously picture quality is important, but can these cameras really give a good, crisp picture in complete darkness, from a 5m height?

    All cameras will be installed inside the barn, no motion detector required and would prefer the wired cameras.

    I’ve looked on the internet, but am totally out of my depth regarding the technical info and don’t know what features/specs I should be looking for, so I’d be very grateful for any advice you can give…

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    I’ll be delighted to help but it will have to wait till I am out of hospital typing too hard on phone. All you want achievable


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    crystal
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    I’m in no hurry Chancer, it will wait until you are better, which I hope you will be very soon.

    …and well done with typing on a phone! – something that I’ve never tried – I must be the only person left in the world who doesn’t own a mobile phone!

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    I’m in no hurry Chancer, it will wait until you are better, which I hope you will be very soon. …and well done with typing on a phone! – something that I’ve never tried – I must be the only person left in the world who doesn’t own a mobile phone!

    You might need a smart phone if you want to view your CCTV whilst you are not at home.


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    Luckily, there will be no phone required, smart or otherwise, as there is someone on site 24/7/365.

    The idea isn’t to be able to watch the horses from afar, but quite the opposite. It would mean that, although we are only a few metres away, the horse can be monitored without being disturbed.

     

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