Barn camera suggestions

Discussion in 'The Chatter Box' started by iddybit acres, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. iddybit acres

    iddybit acres New Member

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    Feb 17, 2011
    Newberry, MI
  2. milk and honey

    milk and honey Senior Member

    Oct 30, 2010
    Everett, WA
    I just wanted to say that I bought a security cam from Harbor Freight tools.... because they are really close to me and they are really cheap! I spent about 40.00 with a coupon and got a camera that
    worked really good on a small TV I had from our camper... They also had more camera packs... like I said, they are REALLY cheap, but mine had a really nice, clear picture.. although it could have
    had much better sound... I couldn't hear anything.
    So.... for what it's worth...
     

  3. Bellafire Farm

    Bellafire Farm New Member

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    Jan 5, 2010
    NW Oregon
    I just bought the Microsoft? Lifecam Cinema via Walmart online for $50. It's got a gorgeous wide angle, although I've only got it hooked up for a day or two so far, then a storm ruined my USB extension line and I'm waiting for a new one. I didn't get the audio part working, but havent been able to review the instructions yet...but it's definitely got my vote!! :greengrin:
     
  4. newmama30+

    newmama30+ New Member

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    Oct 4, 2010
    Wabasso MN
    I went and looked at the one you posted about and just couldn't turn down that kind of deal, so it will be here in about 10 days hopefully everyone doesn't go before then, but at least I will have one in the barn at all times and one above my front door looking across the yard so no one can come up here without us knowing. We have been having issues with tools disappearing. anyhow I will let you know how I like it, we had to do something we have missed all of the births so far this year and don't want it to happen that way next year or even later on this year.
     
  5. iddybit acres

    iddybit acres New Member

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    Feb 17, 2011
    Newberry, MI
    Keep me posted how it work's!!! I thought it was a good deal too, we want one for the barn and one to look out tword's the north pasture to be on coyote look-out!
     
  6. greatcashmeres

    greatcashmeres New Member

    Jul 13, 2008
    Maine
    Just please note with the seller in your link, if the cam doesn't work for you, you have to pay return shipping. So you might definitely want to see how it works for newmama30+.

    Here is my info:
    GE 45231 Deluxe MicroCam Wired Color Security Video Camera with Night Vision, Black
    Product Features
    Includes color camera, AC adapter and 60-Feet cable
    Camera features night vision technology for low or no light viewing
    Plugs in to most TVs and video security systems with A/V inputs
    For indoor or outdoor use
    Wall or desk mount

    http://www.amazon.com/45231-Deluxe-Micr ... 490&sr=8-1

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/GE-MicroCam-W ... n/10258350

    The cam does have audio too.
    I have found the color intensity depends on the lighting.
    This is what I see on my tv with various lighting conditions in the barn. The line you see in the last pic was not on my tv, it only shows in the pic. [attachment=0:13gaurs9]tn_HPIM4686.JPG[/attachment:13gaurs9]
     
  7. newmama30+

    newmama30+ New Member

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    Oct 4, 2010
    Wabasso MN
    Well the carmeras came in the mail yesterday, don't think I would recommend them the reception is down right horrible, and they are absolutly tiny, like the babysitter cam that you would hide in a teddy bear or something, but they do have a wide view and are in color, if I can get the one in front of the house to work i will post on if it has to do with distance or wall on the reception
     
  8. iddybit acres

    iddybit acres New Member

    654
    Feb 17, 2011
    Newberry, MI