Off-Grid Solar and Wind-Generated Power
Topic: Security Systems
Some of the benefits of cameras are the ability for some
semblance of omniscience. As we get older, we
become forgetful. Having the ability to play back the
day's feed can aid
in delaying an early elderly breakdown (in my opinion).
There are myriads of types of cameras to choose
With a dizzying array of resolutions and features, invariably some of
the best cameras will have undesirable higher voltage requisites.
If using a 12v battery bank, this means a step-up converter of some
Other features such as PTZ,
allowing a user to PAN, TILT, or ZOOM in/out with either a joystick or
mouse can require even additional wiring.
The camera, one of three here presently, in these photos show all-steel
construction and a thick tempered glass dome. This
particular camera could spin incessantly in any direction without
stop. The unit runs on plates as opposed to the cheaper units
which can only go so far, then must turn back due to wire
construction. The unit also allows for 27x mechanical zoom
(and an undefined resolution zoom which is rarely relied upon because
the latter usually results in depreciation of picture quality).
Below are seen two types of cameras incorporated into the
I generally hobby in. The first type is a night-vision
indicated by the IR's (infrared) which surround the actual
lense. However the camera to the right
offers the ability to manually focus on a particular point.
into a spot, such as on the wall, also allows for the increased
fine-tuning of the alarm or other function when the field is
These cameras are also great for zooming to a point in the driveway
where all that can be seen are stones and concrete up close and
personal, until an automobile
arrives, then it's 32 frames of a license plate.
Shown below is a unit that will handle 24 cameras and 16
With the solar
array and battery bank ensures cost-free operation day and night.
The DVR seen below is being serviced, this DVR is a 4 Camera
allows for up to 4 microphones.
Below is a camera and microphone embedded in an old Verizon
The view on the left is a camera mounted to the porch roof,
whereas the camera view to the right is mounted up high on a pole and
is one of three PTZ cameras here presently.
During my first months at this location, came two young
people at about
One of them came onto the porch and appears to have just
However, it is EXACTLY due to this visit
I shortly thereafter decided to upgrade the security system to a higher
DVR's allow the privilege to play back a fast-moving fox,
something I had never seen before in the neighborhood.
Without cameras I'd not know of the family of possums that is no longer
around. I no longer see the raccoon family either, without
cameras I'd never even know there were ever any out there.
Having cameras allowed my being able to see a feral cat, possum, and
raccoon all on the porch at the same time! None appeared to
want to fight, although at one point the possum opened it's big mouth
wide to show the unimpressed raccoon his pearly whites.
I first began installing security systems about a decade or
so ago, I realized the importance to also have
audio recording at all times also. The
notion was to curtail any communications errors with my
customers. If I cannot remember something, I simply
play it back even if it were a week or month ago.
Cameras put to rest conjecturing.
Cameras allow for the editing or creating of one's own videos.
The following is a video which used a few of the cameras on the
*Video coming soon
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