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    I would like to set up a camera system on my outdoor kennels and my whelping box that I can monitor remotely. Anyone out there have a set up you can suggest and any feedback is appreciated.
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    Mike I have one I bought at Sams wholesale.Works great and works with my smartphone.I will look at the box asap.I added leds and a lil remote for warning.About 600 invested.
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    Amazon has some under baby monitors.Just got one today for welp room

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    Hi Mike - I installed a First Alert wireless system about two years ago and the system has been flawless. We can't see our drive from inside the house so we set it up to alert my wife when visitors arrive. Cameras need A/C so we set up some outlets on the walls behind the camera to plug the units in. Comes with a small monitor which does a loop recording and has sound capability as well. Camera has about a 50 foot infrared range at night with good dusk and dawn capability as well. I will be adding two more cameras this summer. I think the start up package with one camera was about $275.00 or so. Feel free to call me if you would like more info.......Paul

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    I have one installed at my dogs kennel to monitor my crazy neighbor, purchased at Sam's Club and working fine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Peters-labguy23 View Post
    I would like to set up a camera system on my outdoor kennels and my whelping box that I can monitor remotely. Anyone out there have a set up you can suggest and any feedback is appreciated.
    This was recommended to me by several other breeders who were using it in their puppy whelping rooms...not sure about outdoor kennel use

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    i'm using swann advanced-series for my kennel and house. can get it from lowes. it works pretty good. wish it worked little better at night but still in the process of making night time become day time at my house with new lights. lol

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    After looking into this more there are 3 things that I would like, wireless, indoor/outdoor capabilities, and some sort of recording (cloud recording sounds the best). With this in mind any other suggestions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Peters-labguy23 View Post
    After looking into this more there are 3 things that I would like, wireless, indoor/outdoor capabilities, and some sort of recording (cloud recording sounds the best). With this in mind any other suggestions?
    I've been using a Foscam IP camera. Mine is an indoor model, but they have outdoor models like this:
    FOSCAM Fi8904w (<-- I couldn't post a link, but you can google this model)

    I use the IP Cam viewer app on my android phone, and I can view video live, listen, speak, and pan the camera. The night video is actually much better than I expected in a lower end camera.

    As for recording, I set my camera up to take a picture every 10 seconds and upload this to an FTP server I have. There are software applications that can string these pictures together and make video. As you can imagine, pictures snapped every 10 seconds add up to quite a bit of data after some time, so you should have a way of automating the archiving or removal of this. Also, most web providers will not be happy with you for taking up so much bandwidth. I am still working on a better solution to this myself.

    If you have power and wifi (or could run ethernet cable out there as some cameras can get power over ethernet) at the kennel, this might be an option.

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