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Mon May 16, 2022, 12:32 PM

Help with security cameras?

I don't know where I should post this.

Our driveway entrance was vandalized last Saturday night. Someone threw a big pot of clay at the mailbox, which broke the mailbox and then bounced off and spilled all over the newly cleaned entrance and road. We managed to fix the mailbox and clean up the mess somewhat, although it doesn't look as good as it did.

I would very much like to install a security camera. The entrance is 700 feet away from the house, not visible from the house, no access to electricity, and too far away for the WiFi.

I'm looking at 4G solar cameras, but my eyes are glazing over. Some of the reviews said that they couldn't connect to the AT&T network, so don't buy that camera. I chatted with my cellphone carrier and they didn't know squat.

Can anyone tell me where to start, what to look for, etc.? I mean, I'm at square 1 and know absolutely nothing. We have a security system on the house with outdoor cameras near the house, but I already know we can't hook into that.

Thanks in advance.

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piddyprints May 2022 OP
SheltieLover May 2022 #1
Ferrets are Cool May 2022 #2
piddyprints May 2022 #3
Laffy Kat May 2022 #4

Response to piddyprints (Original post)

Mon May 16, 2022, 01:00 PM

1. Here is link to computer help & support

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1095

So sorry to hear of your vandalism!

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Response to piddyprints (Original post)

Mon May 16, 2022, 01:49 PM

2. Is it in a spot where a game camera will work?

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #2)

Mon May 16, 2022, 01:55 PM

3. Not sure.

Our security company suggested that. I'm just still trying to figure out how it would work and then I saw the solar 4G ones and thought they would be cool.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #2)

Mon May 16, 2022, 02:06 PM

4. A lot of game cameras use batteries.

They don't start recording until there's action. As long as there is a good hiding place where you can install it and still see what you want to see, I think that would be a good solution.

Good luck!

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