Setting up a remote security camera in another town


  #1  
Old 02-12-19, 12:32 PM
6
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 90
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Setting up a remote security camera in another town

We own a building about 30 miles from us and want to set up a on-site camera to run 24/7 to view the property from home, what would be needed to do this.

Thanks
DLC
 
  #2  
Old 02-12-19, 12:38 PM
PJmax's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Jersey
Posts: 65,484
Received 4,055 Upvotes on 3,638 Posts
You would need high speed internet at the site.
An inexpensive NVR and a camera would be all you needed.
 
  #3  
Old 02-12-19, 02:27 PM
6
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 90
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Thank you for your quick response.
 
  #4  
Old 02-13-19, 01:02 PM
6
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 90
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
I looked up NVR's, do all of them need a separate modem or do any come with a built in modem so you can go from the high speed cable right into NVR?
 
  #5  
Old 02-13-19, 04:08 PM
H
Member
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 2,319
Received 297 Upvotes on 255 Posts
Add a cellphone to your existing phone plan,
for Apple phones, set it to auto-answer facetime.
for android have it set to auto-answer skype.

Point them where you want to watch.

Alternate, if you have an existing security system, have the smartphone positioned to watch the security system screen.
 
  #6  
Old 02-13-19, 04:54 PM
PJmax's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Jersey
Posts: 65,484
Received 4,055 Upvotes on 3,638 Posts
The modem is supplied by the service provider to give you internet access.
 
  #7  
Old 02-14-19, 05:58 AM
N
Member
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: USA
Posts: 23
Received 1 Upvote on 1 Post
I recently finished an install at my house. A lot of the cameras now have nvr capabilities and onborard memory slots. This might be a good option if you only need one camera.

As mentioned you will need internet at the site and some basic understanding of DDNS and port forwarding.
 
  #8  
Old 02-15-19, 10:00 AM
2
Member
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: USA near Boston, MA
Posts: 2,319
Received 394 Upvotes on 343 Posts
If you do not need 24/7 recording and would be satisfied with 24/7 monitoring with incident (motion detection) notification and recording you could use an Amazon Blink system. It requires Internet connection and WiFi at the location. It also can provide on-demand snapshot and live view images

The camera is battery powered but has a power connection that can also be used with plug-in or solar sources. There are separate camera types for indoor and outdoor use.

Control, notification and video clips are via no-cost cloud storage and Android or IOS app on smartphone or tablet. Control and viewing via computer is not provided as standard but workarounds are available.

It also can be used with Amazon Alexa systems.

This is a very simple but limited system. Check for situations similar to yours or answers to questions athttps://community.blinkforhome.com
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: