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Old 04-29-2012, 08:32 PM   #1
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Security Cams

I've been looking into getting a camera system for my motorhome. I've been looking into security system type cameras. It seems like a great way to go because you can use them to record what happens on the road as well as see what is going on screen. They can also be used as security cameras at campgrounds or while boondocking. However, I was wondering if they shake too much while traveling to get a good picture? Does anyone use security cameras as a camera system for their RV? They are actually cheaper than the ones sold as backup cameras but you must purchase the screen separately. Here are some I've been looking at. All replies welcome!

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Old 04-29-2012, 09:03 PM   #2
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I've installed my own rear view camera system on the motorhome, and also a home system like you referenced. I would not use the home type system on a motorhome. The camera's are much larger, are heavier, and the mount system is designed for easy adjustment but not for a vibrating environment. The home system is designed for 120volt operation, and the car/motorhome system is designed for 12 volts.

You can get around the 12 volts vs 120 volts with an inverter, but if you want to use the home type cameras on a motorhome, you'll have to find some way to mount the cameras that is better than the single swivel mount typical of a home installation.


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Old 04-30-2012, 06:55 PM   #3
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I was just thinking about this last night. While it wouldn't cover the front, I am giving thought into tapping my rear and side view cameras as a security system. What made me think about it was the desire to pipe the right side camera into the all of the TVs as a form of door monitor should there be a knock at the door.
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