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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.

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.

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:
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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.
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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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