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  1. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    We got one because our neighbors house was burgled while we were home. They tried our gates first but we have padlocks on them. I wanted something with a motion sensor, floodlight and night vision, but most of all web access and no subscription fees. The camera had to be waterproof.

    I used this article from PC Magazine to do some research https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2475954,00.asp

    We went with the Netatmo Presence. Installation was straight forward, whoever did the review had to be mechanically inept it only takes connecting 3 wires to an existing light fixture box or in my case running some waterproof tamper resistant conduit. the worst part was waiting for my phone to pair with the camera so I could link everything up to the home WIFI. the night vision is good, daytime resolution is excellent. setting up the alerts and notification is a snap.

    The SD card that holds the images can be configured to keep the images for 7 days , one month, 6 months or a year before deleting and overwriting .

    I can access the camera by cell phone where ever I am.

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  2. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    My electrical connection was way up under the eaves and there is a huge header beam above the garage door so my best option was to add two junction boxes and a flexible conduit for the wires (crtiiters like to chew on exposed wires around here) on the outside of the garage. I will clean up the conduit routing once I am sure I like the camera location.

     
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    What's the light, LED?
     
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    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    8 LEDs putting out the equavalent of 100W halogens and at night it uses infrared for night vision. I can control the brightness of the flood light from my cell phone

    The AP alerts me within seconds of the motion detector activating the camera
     
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    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    let there be light

     
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    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    what the video shows when its completely dark outside and the motion sensor flood light comes onand its raining.
    Security night view with floodlight.jpg
     
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    So be good, for goodness sake!
     
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    KenW449 something stupid

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