• Hi Guest, Please subscribe to our YouTube channel for fresh new videos each week.

Camera advice please, new to CCTV

andybate78

New Member
Messages
2
Points
1
Thread starter #1
Hi, im looking to put a camera up in my parents garden so they can watch the bird feeders without having to move to far (elderly) . im wondering if there is a camera that can be viewed straight on a android device without the need for a recorder. I have access to power near the camera.

Thanks in advance

andy
 

Dan

Administrator
Staff member
Messages
449
Points
28
#2
Hi, im looking to put a camera up in my parents garden so they can watch the bird feeders without having to move to far (elderly) . im wondering if there is a camera that can be viewed straight on a android device without the need for a recorder. I have access to power near the camera.

Thanks in advance

andy
All the cameras we sell are IP network-based so you would need to connect the camera to a local network as well as power. If the property has a router but there is only access to power close to the camera mounting position then a possible solution would be to use powerline devices that spread the properties network across the main power circuit. If you don't have a router & network in the property then you would need to look at Analog CCTV instead and you probably won't be able to set up remote viewing by the app. To make a camera recommendation it would help if you could give us a rough idea of the distance between the camera position and the bird feeder.
 

macman

Member
Messages
42
Points
8
#3
There are "consumer" cameras, such as Reolink, which will record video to an internal memory card and be accessible over wi-fi if your parents have a router which delivers a wi-fi signal (directly or via a wi-fi extender) to the bird feeding zone. Some camera models need mains power while others use a rechargeable battery so need no wires at all. You can even attach a small solar panel to some rechargeable models so that you don't have to worry about the battery running down. They can be set to start recording when birds trigger the PIR detector but may not be suitable for continuous all-day recording.
 

andybate78

New Member
Messages
2
Points
1
Thread starter #4
hi, thanks, the camera will be 1 meter away and there is wifi available , its more for live viewing rather than recording

thanks
 

macman

Member
Messages
42
Points
8
#5
I have used a wires-free Reolink Argus camera to watch birds. Using the company's client software, I was able to easily watch on my PC, iPad, iPhone - and with a little creativity, on my TV. There's a wi-fi lag of 2-3 seconds between the live action and the viewed action but the birds don't know that.
 
Top