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bob1286

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    home security cams
    « on: March 07, 2018, 09:09:25 AM »
    Looking for like a motion sensor security cam that I can view from my phone, receive alerts so I know if someone is in there.

    DaveLembke



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    Re: home security cams
    « Reply #1 on: March 07, 2018, 10:27:58 AM »
    There are online services that come at a cost. Google has tons of them. Your IP Cameras connect to a service and then you logon to that from phone to check as well as they have alerts.

    Just the other day I saw that they have a miniature accelerometer for guns connected to the gun that can alert an owner by their smart phone to the fact that someone was moving their guns in their home. So if picture isnt needed but you want to know something is moved or tampered with there are accelerometers out there that can report this too.

    23 years ago I lived in a mobile home and was robbed by a person who was local to mobile home park who would sneak in and avoid disrupting stuff but they would steal money from me. Some people suggested hanging a trapping trap with open jaws on inside of back door and when the person reaches in for the knob they will lose their hand but I took a lesser physical liability approach and instead wired up a limit switch with a 9 volt battery and a piezo speaker from radio shack with a red LED light so it looked like an alarm system went off and that put an end to it when they would sneak in when I was at work. They didnt know that it was just a noise maker with a red light to them they didnt know if it was part of a actual security system. The good thing is that they only ran off with about $80. They were foolish and left wet foot prints from my back door to my dresser and thats how I realized my money was disappearing.

    Later I had a peeping tom issue and fixed that by a mcguyver tripline. My shed had a flood light on it and I strung fishing line through my yard towards the shed. I took a wooden clothes pin and drilled a hole in it to attach two small screws with nuts to the open jaws of spring loaded clothes pin and wired the jaws in series with an extension cord. I took a plastic gift card and poked a hole in that and attached fishing line and placed that plastic card between the two opposing screw heads that were part of the circuit. I tested it and the card slipped out of the jaws and screw heads came together and the light came on, so I unplugged it to set it safely without getting shocked and plugged it back in to be live and at 1am light went on and there was two guys running their asses off in a panic. That put an end to that problem. I set the trip line up for a few months and no more problems so I took it down.

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    Re: home security cams
    « Reply #2 on: March 09, 2018, 07:50:38 AM »
    Best Buy has a wide selection of security camera systems. 

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    Re: home security cams
    « Reply #3 on: March 09, 2018, 08:14:06 AM »
    Just fyi, the OP is the current incarnation of Squall. He refuses to use Google and has no qualms regarding spinning our wheels. Engage at your own risk :)

    bob1286

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      Re: home security cams
      « Reply #4 on: March 15, 2018, 12:01:08 PM »
      There was no best buy that I know of where I am now. I went to Wal-Mart and got some motoral that have sound an motion detection. It also, lets me know if there is motion an can talk back to the person. Its like 3.00 per month for 2 cams