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Old 09-25-2021, 09:49 AM   #1
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Back up Camera

Shopping for the best back up camera for boats.
Has the following features:
View from Iphone or Ipad (option on plotter?)

Good enough depth of field to see back about 30 feet.
Long lasting battery, but nice to have option to wire.


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Options:
Would be nice to have motion sensitive alarm and/or light for security.


Looked at Arlo and Ring... but talking to their sales people from Timbuktu in a foreign language is fruitless.


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Also, nice to have a camera that looks back several hundred yards to see whose chasing me, but probably not work with the same camera.
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Old 09-25-2021, 07:18 PM   #2
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I have a backup camera mounted on my boat. It is wired into the 12 volts and is on whenever the battery is on. Has a metal case and an IR illuminator. Has wifi so it can be viewed on any WiFi device, just connect to its network.

Chinese made. Similar to this one:

https://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Last...s%2C188&sr=8-9
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Old 09-26-2021, 10:47 PM   #3
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We use a ReoLink Argus PT as a backup/security cam. Solar charged battery. WiFi connected to boat's network which is connected to the internet. Steerable, excellent quality image. Motion detection, onboard sd and cloud storage.
https://reolink.com/product/argus-pt/
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Old 09-27-2021, 07:53 AM   #4
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What about Wyze cameras? Their tech support seems better than others.
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Old 09-27-2021, 09:48 AM   #5
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I have a Furrion back up camera that is designed for the RV world.

It has a 7" display that connects wirelessly to the 12V powered camera unt.

For power I just tapped into my existing stern navigation light power circuit.

I did not want a dedicated display unit, but in the end I am very happy with it.
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Old 09-27-2021, 10:35 AM   #6
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I have a Furion wireless camera on my travel trailer with a small 4.3" display. It works well and also has a microphone.
It's not just a "backup camera" it is on all the time when we tow powered via the running lights circuit.
IF you have room I would rather have a separate display.
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