I finally got around to finish the final placement for the system.  Thanks to the doorbell camera has a 180 degree view, I have all points of entry to the house under the eye of a camera.

Another small layer of security added. If it gives me an extra 5 second reaction time, the investment was worth it.

Here is the equipment:

I caught one of those flash deals and got it for $50 less. And you can get cloud service for around $5 which I plan to take.

I found this one in a two pack sale for $50 back in April. I think it was some company that may have bought a bankruptcy lot. anyway, there is a new version of this camera (It has a hoodie) in the mid $30s. Word of advice, install using the QR code method as it is in the app. easiest way possible.

My house did not come wired for a doorbell so I had to buy an old school one with transformer to run power to the door bell camera. That was under $20 but I can remember exactly how much, lost the receipt. Wife won’t be happy.

Add another $20 for a couple of waterproof boxes to keep the transformers dry outside. I did not go crazy opening holes in the walls but used already existing wiring from floodlights I installed when we moved in.  You I have a simple yet efficient surveillance system for outside the house for $210.00 which I can access from my phone or online anytime, anywhere.

Future investment will be a couple of IR illuminators to add feet to the camera’s reach at night.

I like technology in a dirty evil capitalist system, you know?

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

9 thoughts on “Finally surveilance cameras are up in place.”
  1. I am impressed and need to to do exactly the same thing.

    One thing you might consider is installing a few more so the cameras themselves are inter-visible. Like in setting a platoon defense, your machine guns are capable of covering each other. This prevents a goblin, who has noticed the camera system, from approaching unobserved, taking out a camera, and creating a blind spot.

    Oh, and Happy New Year. I really appreciate your work.
    Thanks
    GKT

    1. The two in the back almost do that. There is a 2 foot gap not seen and is occupied by a shack you can partially see in the Porch camera upper right. The AC units is next to the shack.

      And thanks!

  2. Really dumb question out of curiosity- is crime an issue or is this just another layer for peace of mind? Im working on a similar set up.
    Well done Sir

      1. Yes why wait til the horse is gone to shut the barn door… we have an “opiod issue” here and home break ins have gone way up. I am building a camera system for both me and moms house. Be aware Sir. Thank you

  3. I have installed a couple of motion detecting solar lights.
    No wiring required, easy to install and very bright.
    One minor problem I have, is to remove the snow from the panels every now and then.
    That’s not so much of a problem for you though.

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