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Old 12-22-2013, 08:50 PM   #1
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Security camera on entry door

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Was curious to know if anyone else has a wireless video camera on their entry door to see who is knocking for better security at night. I was thinking a weatherproofed baby monitor for something simple and cheap.

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Hi - Was curious to know if anyone else has a wireless video camera on their entry door to see who is knocking for better security at night. I was thinking a weatherproofed baby monitor for something simple and cheap. Ben
When this ships in January, this should be a good bet. It can run off its rechargeable battery making
installation a breeze. It's weatherproof as well.
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Old 12-23-2013, 05:56 AM   #3
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That does look interesting. It would be nice if it had a motion sensor. It only turns the camera on if someone pushes the button. I thought the baby monitor solution was good because it was self contained, didn't require a WiFi network to be up and the camera was always on. Seems like a lot of folks were asking about if there is a motion sensor on the DoorBot. Maybe they will add it later.

Here is another option I was looking at: http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/r...FeFlOgodpHAAJg
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Thgis sure looks like a great item and I found it on Amazon for 199.00 at this time, it has been lower. see link

http://www.pricemachine.com/Swift-Hi...us/prices-html
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Thgis sure looks like a great item and I found it on Amazon for 199.00 at this time, it has been lower. see link http://www.pricemachine.com/Swift-Hi...us/prices-html
How is the camera powered ? Most (even baby monitors) require hard wired power, otherwise they will only
work for a few hours is on continuously. The "doorbot" goes to sleep conserving battery power
until someone pushes the button.
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It has a rechargeable battery..don't know if it turns off when not in use
here is the site, https://www.swifthitch.com/how-it-works.html
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How is the camera powered ? Most (even baby monitors) require hard wired power, otherwise they will only
work for a few hours is on continuously. The "doorbot" goes to sleep conserving battery power
until someone pushes the button.
I took a look at the door bot, it is for smartphone and I only have a dumb phone...

For the same $$ I can use the other one for more things (my eyes refuse to see around corners!! it also has it's own monitor.
Guess you have to search for the best price but it would be a good outfit for me. Not today however!

don't things with recharge batteries have a turn off switch. or close down when turned off??
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Nope! I just pull the side curtain to see who is knocking! I NEVER open the door to anyone I don't know!



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Yeah I may be over thininking it I thought it would be good to have after we have gone to bed and the knock in the night comes. I'd rather not pull back a curtain to see the boggey man.

I was looking at the Swift Hitch some more and they have a camera SH02 that will go 10 hours on a charge. It has an on/off swithch on the back. The user manual has some better pictures of it.

I was also thinking of just a simple wireless motion detector that turns on a light or maybe a radio when someone is around the door.

There are a lot of good options but most require a WiFi set up. I'm more of a keep it simple person. This comes after years of doing IT support I've learned that networks local or wide area are not 100% reliable but then again what is these days.
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Yeah I may be over thininking it I thought it would be good to have after we have gone to bed and the knock in the night comes. I'd rather not pull back a curtain to see the boggey man. I was looking at the Swift Hitch some more and they have a camera SH02 that will go 10 hours on a charge. It has an on/off swithch on the back. The user manual has some better pictures of it. I was also thinking of just a simple wireless motion detector that turns on a light or maybe a radio when someone is around the door. There are a lot of good options but most require a WiFi set up. I'm more of a keep it simple person. This comes after years of doing IT support I've learned that networks local or wide area are not 100% reliable but then again what is these days.
If you are seeing a boogey man, you may be in the wrong place. I have had maybe 5 knocks on my door or tent flap in over 50 years of camping. And they were all in daylight.

However, I do understand the drive to have a gadget simply because. :-)
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Dave - I agree and think sometimes you can worry too much and with all the alarm gizmos we buy end up with a false sense of security anyway.

We plan to work camp when we retire and have already agreed we'll stay at larger family type campgrounds and not out in the boon docks. Thatís just us.

Maybe a couple of those motion sensing porch lights will do the trick.
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I bought this iVISION Wireless Video Doorbell because of an unnerving camping incident we had a few years ago. Someone started knocking on our RV door at about 11pm when we were in bed. Turned out it was a park ranger, but the only way we could check to see who was knocking was to get out of bed and go to the door. The iVISION wireless video camera fixes this because the remote control allows us to turn on the outside camera w/o the person at the door knowing we're watching. It's a handy bump-in-the-night device that was easy to install.
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Was curious to know if anyone else has a wireless video camera on their entry door to see who is knocking for better security at night. I was thinking a weatherproofed baby monitor for something simple and cheap.

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Nope. I figure there is enough stuff on here to break without adding any more.
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