Wireless security camera suggestions

Discussion in 'Electronics Q&A' started by Pilot, May 19, 2020.

  1. Pilot

    Pilot Active Member

    265
    May 7, 2009
    Chesapeake Bay
    2009 370 Searay DA
    V Drives
    Twin 8.1's
    I would like to mount a wireless and battery operated security camera at my marina and connect to the wifi for remote viewing of our boat. I have a pole where I can mount it and point it at the boat so it will act as a webcam. I was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions on models, units that they've bought. Thx

    I should add, I do not have a router on board the boat, so whatever I use has to be totally standalone wifi.
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2020
    Express 390 likes this.
  2. dtfeld

    dtfeld Water Contrails GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 5, 2016
    Milton, GA
    410 Sundancer
    2001
    12" Axiom and 9" Axiom+ MFD
    Cat 3126 V-Drives
    I use Wyze Cams, but they are USB powered, and I have my own internet connection onboard.

    Getting access to your camera over the internet may be the tough part. Depends on how the marina wifi system is set up and if thats allowed. Lots of options on Amazon, but I would think one with a good app to your phone would be the better choice.

    Amazon Choice..

    https://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Sec...operated+camera&qid=1589916248&s=photo&sr=1-5
     
    Third Edition likes this.
  3. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Well-Known Member

    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    2013 Mercury Dinghy
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
    I use blink and they work well for exactly what you describe
     
  4. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    I have been considering this myself. If/when I do it this year I'll go with an Arlo system. The Arlo Pro can be had for sub $200 with a base station.

    I prefer nest myself but they do not have a wireless (battery) option...
     
  5. Windjammer

    Windjammer Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    667
    Nov 10, 2007
    Marietta, GA
    340 Sundancer 2006
    8.1 Mercruiser V-Drives
    +1 for Blink..
     
  6. spikedaddy99

    spikedaddy99 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 11, 2008
    Prentice, Wi
    2005 500 DB
    QSM-11
    I have Blink, but can't get it connected yet. May be the wifi connection or speed, but I don't know yet.
     
  7. Express 390

    Express 390 Well-Known Member

    660
    Sep 14, 2018
    South Shore of Long Island NY
    1986 SeaRay 390 EC
    1993 SeaRay 290 DA single 7.4 /Bravo 2
    1992 SeaRay 230 DA 4.3LX Alfa drive
    Twin 454 Crusaders inboards 4 blades
    I use nest put one in the Marina looking at the boat and in the boat facing the door, works quite well for me
     
  8. Pilot

    Pilot Active Member

    265
    May 7, 2009
    Chesapeake Bay
    2009 370 Searay DA
    V Drives
    Twin 8.1's
    Thanks, I was thinking of using Blink, but what about the sync module? doesn't that have to be plugged into a router? The marina wouldn't allow me to do that.
     
  9. Pilot

    Pilot Active Member

    265
    May 7, 2009
    Chesapeake Bay
    2009 370 Searay DA
    V Drives
    Twin 8.1's
    What about the synch module? That has to be plugged into a router correct? I wouldn't be able to do that, looking for a standalone.
     
  10. Third Edition

    Third Edition Well-Known Member

    820
    Apr 9, 2017
    NE Florida
    boatless
    engineless
    Wyze. Have used 3 of them for years. Simple set up, pan & tilt, night lighting or not, audio or not. Simple.
     
    dtfeld likes this.
  11. ocgrant

    ocgrant Official Bahamas Boating Ambassador GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 31, 2006
    Miami / Ft Lauderdale
    H2O Therapy
    2006 Sundancer 48
    Novurania 430DL
    Yamaha EX-R
    PADI Divemaster
    Raymarine Electronics
    Cummins QSC 540's
    I have Arlo with the plug in solar panel option. Set it and forget it.
     
  12. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    I use this little guy Foscam Mdl R2... it works great... and cheap so you don’t care about it.... panning and sound are important and it has motion. So it texts you. It also has 24 hour cloud f or free....
    If you ever saw my raccoon thread... this camera caught him by texting me from motion in the boat.

    F590CE6E-3C12-4F11-A761-8EC8B8B9465A.jpeg
     
    dtfeld likes this.
  13. LTD.330

    LTD.330 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 5, 2009
    Lake Erie
    1999 Sundancer 330
    7.4 MPI
    +1 on Blink

    The Sync Module connects wirelessly to the router, there is no ethernet port on the module. Also, once the blink cameras are registered with the sync module, they can communicate by talking to the sync module or directly to the wireless router.
     
  14. superwa

    superwa Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    484
    Jul 27, 2013
    Rhode Island
    2001 Sea Ray Sundancer 380
    Mercruiser horizon 8.1S
    I have the Arlo Go, which has battery or solar and uses cell service, so you don’t depend on WiFi. I love using it in the winter as well as a security camera while the boat is covered with no power.
     
  15. Great Lakes

    Great Lakes Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 11, 2016
    Lake St. Clair - Michigan (MacRay Harbor)
    2008 - Formula 400ss
    Volvo Penta D6-350
    I’ve been really wanting to do this since I upgraded all my electronics.
     
  16. Gimme Time

    Gimme Time Active Member

    903
    Jan 7, 2007
    Charlottesville, VA./ Deltaville, VA. / Tidewater
    2006 52SB, Ray Marine E120, Garmin 7612 through BOE site sponsor,
    QSM11s
    I have 3 Ring Cameras on GT, Cockpit, Salon & one attached to 14” 4x4 so I can set up & point anywhere. If we’re side tie or in some other configuration I can move the camera where I might want it pointed. Been running them since last June around the Chesapeake Bay all the way to KW for the winter. We have Island Time PC’s WiFi & router set up as well as a Mifi if no good free service available.

    System works great with tremendous flexibility and fine tuning for verifications settings.
     
  17. spikedaddy99

    spikedaddy99 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 11, 2008
    Prentice, Wi
    2005 500 DB
    QSM-11
    I called Blink. They said the synch module won't connect to a public network. How are you guys with Blink connected? Wifi router on the boat taking the marina wifi then making it private?
     
  18. superwa

    superwa Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    484
    Jul 27, 2013
    Rhode Island
    2001 Sea Ray Sundancer 380
    Mercruiser horizon 8.1S
    This is when I like my Arlo Go cameras. No wifi needed and all via celullar service. You do have to pay a monthly fee, but they work anywhere where there's cell service, including during the winter when in storage.
     
  19. firecadet613

    firecadet613 Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2007
    Indiana
    2007 Four Winns V358
    Twin VP 5.7GXi V-Drive / ZF63s
    Blink should connect just fine as long as your connecting to a secured network requiring a password. I tried Foscam and wasn't impressed (although I use them at home).

    Wyze won out for me. They connect quickly when I open the app, record motion and the notifications are quick.
     
    Third Edition likes this.
  20. spikedaddy99

    spikedaddy99 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 11, 2008
    Prentice, Wi
    2005 500 DB
    QSM-11
    Exactly. Our marina Wifi is open. No password required.
     

Share This Page

Show Sidebar