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Old 11-15-2017, 10:35 AM   #1
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Remote WiFi Security Cam for Boat

I want to put a camera on my boat so I can keep an eye on it when I am not on the boat.

Seems all my internet searches do not address the fact that I want this camera to work on a network that is not my "home" network.

Anyone done anything similar? My marina has WiFi and I have an iPhone, seems like it should be doable. $200 or so is my budget.

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Old 11-15-2017, 10:55 AM   #2
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I would guess that your marina network would be your home network assuming that marina wants to let you do that.
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Old 11-15-2017, 10:59 AM   #3
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I would guess that your marina network would be your home network assuming that marina wants to let you do that.
I was reading about some cameras online and they talk about connecting via Ethernet cable to setup, I won't be able to do that and a bit concerned about buying a camera that I won't be able to set up over WiFi.

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Any wifi camera will do, just let your marina know and try not to get some fancy hi def one that sucks bandwidth. Or get something like a Vera hub, and you can connect all sorts of sensors and cameras.
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Old 11-15-2017, 12:50 PM   #5
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We have this below in our house and we really like it, especially the temp function.
https://www.amazon.com/Canary-All-On...PAGZDE1ZQ&th=1
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Our marina wifi automatically kicks off any user after a period of time. Happens sometimes when watching a movie. The manager said that was to prevent bandwidth problems. Unless a Camara can re acquire by itself, it would. It work here
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I have them on my boat, but you need access to the router initially to set it up. Once done, it only requires WiFi and will reacquire the signal if dropped. I use Tenvis cameras off of Amazon. I'm sure others will work the same, but it's great to get an email if there is motion on the boat and just having the ability to look at the boat while I'm setting at work let's me get a little boat "fix".
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Check this out: https://shop.ring.com/products/flood...nt=56549563083

I have it along with the Ring doorbell at my home. With the app on your phone, you can access it from anywhere.

The Ring devices are only on the front of the house...the whole house and back yard are covered by complete ADT Pulse security system with motion detectors.
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I really like the Blink cameras. They are not only wireless but run on batteries. Put them anywhere you get a reasonably strong wifi signal. Best of all there is no monthly charge to store more clips than you'll probably need to keep. I have one monitoring the salon. I can access it for video, audio and temperature. They also make an outdoor version. Note:Their app runs on mobile devices.
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Check this out: https://shop.ring.com/products/flood...nt=56549563083

I have it along with the Ring doorbell at my home. With the app on your phone, you can access it from anywhere.

The Ring devices are only on the front of the house...the whole house and back yard are covered by complete ADT Pulse security system with motion detectors.
Peggy, you are forgetting about your trained attack cats. Scary. You can take out a camera. Attack cats, not so much.
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I don't think those two are worth much when it comes to security...they run under the bed when my housekeeper--the same one I've had for 10 years--arrives!
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You can always get a wifi hotspot on your boat...I know that is a solution. Not sure what kind of data it eats up on a monthly basis.
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Old 11-17-2017, 06:43 AM   #13
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Just ordered two of these. They are $35 each and then they offer a 20% discount. They also have temperature and humidity sensors.

https://www.amazon.com/InCliick-Wire...erature+sensor

They will be connected to the boats wireless router.
https://www.amazon.com/Range-Marine-...booster+router
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Just ordered two of these. They are $35 each and then they offer a 20% discount. They also have temperature and humidity sensors.

https://www.amazon.com/InCliick-Wire...erature+sensor

They will be connected to the boats wireless router.
https://www.amazon.com/Range-Marine-...booster+router
Very cool, Dave. Surely these dont pan and tilt remotely (he asked hopefully)?
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Very cool, Dave. Surely these dont pan and tilt remotely (he asked hopefully)?
Yep, from your phone, iPad, or computer.
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What would be most useful to a lot of boaters; a camera that does not need an ethernet for initial setup and that can adapt and recover from occasional poor wi-fi. if you're moving a lot, say on the great loop, we know many marinas have less than optimal wi-fi but thats okay as long as it periodically gets enough signal to send some video through. Also in marinas of course you don't have direct access to the router and it would be nice not to have to clutter up the boat with its own router if you don't already have one.
Finally, it would be best if it also reported temp & humidity for winterizing season. There's a few products that claim to do all this but not sure what really works...?
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Yep, from your phone, iPad, or computer.
Amazing. Would you post your experience/satisfaction once youve installed?

Thanks!
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What would be most useful to a lot of boaters; a camera that does not need an ethernet for initial setup and that can adapt and recover from occasional poor wi-fi. if you're moving a lot, say on the great loop, we know many marinas have less than optimal wi-fi but thats okay as long as it periodically gets enough signal to send some video through. Also in marinas of course you don't have direct access to the router and it would be nice not to have to clutter up the boat with its own router if you don't already have one.
Finally, it would be best if it also reported temp & humidity for winterizing season. There's a few products that claim to do all this but not sure what really works...?
I think you could overcome that by setting up a router and a local onboard WiFi network that the camera remained on. Then the router just connects to the outside world as needed.
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I think you could overcome that by setting up a router and a local onboard WiFi network that the camera remained on. Then the router just connects to the outside world as needed.
Possibly... but again if you're visiting different marinas, doesn't matter how good your boat network is; you're still at the mercy of how good the marina wi-fi is. i've set up routers in homes, but still trying to minimize the amount of clutter and wiring and equipment on the boat....
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Amazing. Would you post your experience/satisfaction once youve installed?

Thanks!
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