How to make a live deer cam?

HunterJay

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I was checking out the smoky bend live deer cam and wondering if anyone here has ever attempted to try it? I wouldnt even know how to begin to do something of that sort. I hae built several cams thanks to this site and all the great people that have put there input . I could have never done it without you guys. I have sent numerous people to this forum because of the "need" to make a cam. I was checking out the live cam this morning and there were 5 big bucks in the feeder at the same time. I havent been able to post in a long time due to loss of my computer but i am back up and running. I guess i have alot to catch up on.
 



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Basically it's a camera like the ones people use to chat with friends across the internet so they can see each other.  
 

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HunterJay Welcome back. If you want to set you up a live cam go to X10 web site they have everything you need. I use thier products for home security. I have several cameras hooked up to wireless motion sensors that the cams don't start up until motion is detected. I also have it hooked up to my PC with remote access that way when I'm out of town I can get on my laptop and dial home and look at any camera I want and it is hooked into my VCR so it records when any of the cams are on. Anyhow go to X10.com and see if that is what you are wanting. The only down side is it will have to be close to your house or barn with electricity.Good luck.
 

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I have three of these camera's around my house.



This camera can be mounted anywhere. It get's power through the coax via a power injector. It has a build in modulator so I can have channels 115, 120 and 125 (I have cable TV) for my back yard cam, front door cam and driveway cam. I can view at all of them on the tv and the vcr can record any of it.

I don't have access via the web for it. But if I had a feeder in the back yard I'd run a coax out to it and have me the critter watching channel.
 

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Hey Arrowhead, what did that cam run you?

I just stuck up a cam for the front porch with IR on it. $149.99 at Fry's for the  OC275 model.



http://www.cloverusa.com/camera/nightvision.asp

I wanted a wireless camera but all the ones I looked at had fixed focus. Make sure you get one that has auto focus lens. This cam has good focus from 1 foot to about 90 feet across the street. The IR lights allow about 30 feet (60 feet with optional IR light), of night vision. Only problem is you can't shoot through a window, the reflection of the IR lights wipes out the pic. You have  to mount it outside ofr night viewing, daytime is okay through a window.

I just ran the cable into one of my big screen input video jacks. Someone knocks on the door or I want to see what the loud thud was out near my truck I can just hit the split screen on the TV and there it is in color. Punch the VRC record and it's all on tape. I found out who was pinching my plums, the darn postman.
 

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i need to go 300 yards to the nearest deer trail, is it ok to run coax that far or is wireless the only way
 

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wfontjr >> I'll have to check the spec's on that camera. 300 yards is a long way. Signal loss would be significant.

I am not sure if wireless would evenwork that far either.

I'll see what I can find out.
 

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If you use the wireless webcam as is, you are right near the line of sight range.  Of course, this also depends on what you buy.  X10's go to 100 ft.  If you are using the 2.4GHz cameras, you can buy unidirectional antennas for them to extend the range.  This might start to get real expensive, though.

Here is an analog option, but also expensive:

http://www.pelikancam.com/cgi-bin/pelikancam/pwc.htm

This last one I like.  Look around their website for other options.  They also have extended range receivers and transmitters.  Plus, this is cool spy stuff.

http://www.spycameras.net/motion.htm#Wireless Covert Camera in a Motion Detector with Processor for Standard VCRs.</a>[/b][url="http://www.pelikancam.com/cgi-bin/pelikancam/pwc.htm"]http://www.pelikancam.com/cgi-bin/pelikancam/pwc.htm
 

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Troll >> This wireless solution would require a power source at the camera location.

The coax camera I mentioned supplies power to the camera via the single coax cable useing a power injector.
 

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