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Old 11-16-2017, 09:18 AM   #21
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I have two cameras in the engine room connected to my Garman 8212 chart plotters. They are connected via BNC connector.


Thank you. Thatís great. I donít really care if I use the Garmin display or iPad as long as it works. The BNC is probably more reliable than a wireless anyway. I just had not thought to use that display for that purpose.

Are your cameras the same ďback upĒ cameras as mentioned earlier?
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BNC connector
The BNC (Bayonet NeillĖConcelman) connector is a miniature quick connect/disconnect radio frequency connector used for coaxial cable. It features two bayonet lugs on the female connector; mating is fully achieved with a quarter turn of the coupling nut.


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Old 11-16-2017, 09:28 AM   #23
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Absolutely. $14 on Amazon:





Also look at Infrared backup cameras. I tried one but it kept putting the "parking space" lines on the image. Haven't gone back to see if that was the camera or the display doing that.


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What is the description of your picture above so I can look up on Amazon? Seems there are several ways to skin the cat.
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Old 11-16-2017, 09:33 AM   #24
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Our cameras are all wireless, connected to the WIFI network on the boat and accessible from anywhere then by internet.
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Our cameras are all wireless, connected to the WIFI network on the boat and accessible from anywhere then by internet.


Thanks BandB. Who makes the cameras? Do you need Internet or just WiFi? The boat has WiFi underway but I am usually not connected to the internet underway. Do you know if devices are on same WiFi network will it work or do you need internet access to do this?
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Thanks BandB. Who makes the cameras? Do you need Internet or just WiFi? The boat has WiFi underway but I am usually not connected to the internet underway. Do you know if devices are on same WiFi network will it work or do you need internet access to do this?
Just need WIFI to access from the boat. Internet access to access from other locations. The makes of the cameras isn't really important and we have different makes on different boats. We have Garmin, Flir, Iris, Gost, Crestron and Logitech in one place or another, on land or sea, and I have no idea who is actually the manufacturer of any of them. For thermal, I still prefer Flir, but it may just be that's what I've used longest. However, for a simple camera, any "webcam" will work fine and will work with or without the web.
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This is a live shot of my engine room.

Iím not on the boat right now, Iím sitting in my office a hundred miles away
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Old 11-16-2017, 11:38 AM   #28
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This is a live shot of my engine room.

Iím not on the boat right now, Iím sitting in my office a hundred miles away
Wifey B: It looks lonely. Feeling sad and neglected. Wanting to know why you aren't there using it. Poor engines.
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So you have a camera, and you have a display unit... and a long cable. I think OP's question is about whether he can connect a camera to the display unit he already has (iPad) without a cable.

I wouldn't mind a wireless set-up either. An engine room camera would be useful, but not worth the pain of running a wire from our ER to our bridge.

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I was replying to spottsvilles query.

I don't see what the problem is with a cable, my ignition, gauges, throttle, gearbox all have cables and this one easily runs beside them.
Took less than 5 minutes to run it.
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Well let me throw in a different question. I have a ray marine setup which can display cameras via N2000 or the ray marine network. I don't want to spend the $ for the RM label on the outside of the camera. What can I get that will plug and play into the network I already have without too much $ or time?
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I don't see what the problem is with a cable, my ignition, gauges, throttle, gearbox all have cables and this one easily runs beside them.
Took less than 5 minutes to run it.

Yep, got those, too. But they're already in place, so no work required.

I know the cable run, and it's not rocket science... just a lot of work in our case, and a two-person job. I am only one person. <sigh>

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If you have the ability and time I would highly recommend hardwired POE cameras, I have 2 4mp hikvision cameras in my engine room then one facing forward under the pilot house overhang and one looking backward then two on the mizzen mast looking down to get the full 360 of the boat. They all go to a hikvision NVR in the pilothouse.
Couple big advantages
1. They won’t cause your WiFi network to be overloaded
2. There is less than a 1 second delay from something actually happening to getting it on the screens (WiFi cameras can become significantly delayed)
3. At 4mp you can actually see details of what’s going on, I can easily see how the belts are running for instance.

Oh and as a benefit the NVR records all cameras 24 hours a day do there is always a record if something happens.

Just my 2 cents.

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BTW if connected to the internet, make sure those Hikvision cameras have the latest firmware. There's a known exploit that is being widely attacked. Many suspect it's not a bug at all but a backdoor placed by the manufacturer (since it's principle owner is the Chinese government).
Mine were hacked.
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If you have the ability and time I would highly recommend hardwired POE cameras, I have 2 4mp hikvision cameras in my engine room then one facing forward under the pilot house overhang and one looking backward then two on the mizzen mast looking down to get the full 360 of the boat. They all go to a hikvision NVR in the pilothouse.
Couple big advantages
1. They wonít cause your WiFi network to be overloaded
2. There is less than a 1 second delay from something actually happening to getting it on the screens (WiFi cameras can become significantly delayed)
3. At 4mp you can actually see details of whatís going on, I can easily see how the belts are running for instance.

Oh and as a benefit the NVR records all cameras 24 hours a day do there is always a record if something happens.

Just my 2 cents.

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Thank you. Some good points there.
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What is the description of your picture above so I can look up on Amazon? Seems there are several ways to skin the cat.
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It's the link just above the photo.
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BDofMSP, yes, good point, yeah all mine are on the latest.
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Has anyone set up an engineroom camera (or deck) to an on board iPad?
I drive from the flybridge on my boat and have 2 cameras that talk to the Raymarine Es127 & Es128 plotters. When I go below for a cup of coffee , etc: I have an "old" iPad that was in a drawer for 2 years, hooked up in the salon. (No down helm station on my boat.) Before I leave the bridge, I go to "camera" on the plotter and bluetooth sends the pic to the salon iPad. Even in pitch dark", the picture is quite clear. I can see both fan belts and drip pans and with the ER lights turned on I can see in color, a lot more! if I see something that looks "fishy", I'm literally 3 feet from the ER hatch, which I open and have a look. Like the guy who fell off the Empire State Building, when he went by an open window on the 44th floor, people heard him say"so far...so good!

This photo of the ER is with no lights on in the ER.(Pitch dark)
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I do the same to mate Maretron DSM410 when I’m not at the boat.
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I love cameras!

Here is a live shot of my engine room, and another of my salon.

Of course I’m not there right now, I’m stuck at work...But my boat is safe and sound.

BTW...

My battery charger is working (battery voltage is between 12.25 and 13.75 volts)
Shore power is working
No fires or smoke are detected
Bilge water is not too high
The temp in the deep freeze is -3F

All is good.
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I love cameras!

Here is a live shot of my engine room, and another of my salon.

Of course Iím not there right now, Iím stuck at work...But my boat is safe and sound.

BTW...

My battery charger is working (battery voltage is between 12.25 and 13.75 volts)
Shore power is working
No fires or smoke are detected
Bilge water is not too high
The temp in the deep freeze is -3F

All is good.
Ha! That's pretty cool. You've got it dialed in, that's for sure.
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