Barn Camera

Discussion in 'Barnyard Bananza' started by StaceyRosado, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    Ok some of you have these cameras already so I would like to know:

    what brand do you have?
    what was the cost?
    battery operated or not. Can you use an extension cord with them?
    Does the set up come with a monitor?
    Night vision - needed or not needed in a dark barn?

    My barn isn't that close to my house and I dislike disterbing my does if I dont have to (plus those chilly nights brrr)
     
  2. 4hmama

    4hmama New Member

    467
    Jan 9, 2009
    No. Central WV
    My neighbor, who has sheep, has a camera - he loves it. It's got the night vision on it because his barn is dark, but he did say that it has already paid for itself - he would have lost a few lambs had it not been for the camera. Says it is well worth having.
     

  3. trob1

    trob1 New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Middle TN
    I have two cameras Stacey one is a GE wireless camera system and you can use batteries or plug it in. It hooks up to your tv to watch and is black and white. You can google it and find it for $80.00 it is black and white and has night vision. You can have up to 3 other cameras with it. It transmits 300 feet.

    the other one I have transmits up to 500 feet but works no better than the other one. It takes up to 3 cameras also but is not battery operated. It is in color but I can't tell and it has night vision. This one was 130.00.

    The camera is well worth the money and you can find them very economical just make sure it is an indoor/outdoor one with night vision.
     
  4. trob1

    trob1 New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Middle TN
    Here is the view I see on the black and white one
     

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  5. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    thanks for the tips Teresa.
     
  6. Cinder

    Cinder New Member

    736
    Mar 2, 2008
    Teresa - that was great to actually see the picture. And, that is a very clear picture... I want a camera! :drool:
     
  7. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    I got mine on ebay and it was I believe $59.00 delivered. My picture is as nice as Teresa's. Mine is for a distance of 350 feet and it has sound also. Mine is NOT battery operated and it does not come with a monitor. If you are interested I can give you his link from ebay. They were great they answered all my questions and told me if it did not work to send it back. It is best to have night vision unless you are going to leave a light on all the time.
     
  8. critterhavenfarm

    critterhavenfarm New Member

    66
    Feb 18, 2009
    Southern Middle TN
    I'd like that link. I'm getting a barn cam in the next couple of weeks (soon as the income tax check comes in) and we are setting up 3 stalls next week in our storage building. It is a BIG one at about 16' wide and I think the guy said 32' long. It is just across the driveway so I think it should pickup fine...I would like one with sound I think. I have a spare TV in the kids room I can hook up to it. I have 3 first fresheners getting ready to kid starting in about 2 weeks and I am a nervous wreck! I think we have warm weather coming this week and I'm going to start on those pens...will have to make do until we start on the barn.

    Susan
     
  9. Amy Goatress

    Amy Goatress New Member

    728
    Oct 1, 2008
    We have a 4 camera surveillance camera monitor, it is close to the wall so it is easy to plug it in and we have a flood light in the barn and the switch is in our barn for those wee hour and late night kiddings though, if we know someone is getting close to kidding we usually leave the light on and I have set up a portable recliner in our kitchen and wake up every so often to check on the doe in the camera pen. Our system was my Dad's old surveillance camera monitor at his office so we didn't really have to pay for it.
     
  10. Cinder

    Cinder New Member

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    Mar 2, 2008
    Lori - could you post that link please? Thanks.
     
  11. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    i got an $80 from walmart, you plug in both of the cameras and then the receiver goes into an outlet to get wireless picture. its in color, works really good, although i couldnt get the audio to work..
    i am glad i got it or i would have missed a few births!!
     
  12. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    katrina are the cameras battery operated?

    I have to have the camera's battery operated - no electric in the barn.
     
  13. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    no batteries. you could use an extension cord though.
     
  14. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    but then I have to pay parents for the electricity... dont really want to do that
     
  15. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    I found the one Trob1 has on ebay - really cheep too! I am really excited about this. Thanks so much
     
  16. HollowbeadRanch

    HollowbeadRanch New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    NW Alabama
    Stacey- Can you put a link to it so I can see it?? I am hoping to get one in the next couple of months since Dot will hopefully be kidding in July (as long as she took) :wink: I also would like the one that can operate on batteries so I don't have to plug it in (just scares me to have alot of stuff plugged in :sigh: ).

    Teresa- you don't happen to have any pics of the way it hooks up do you? I have a extra TV back here that is a smaller one... so I am thinking about setting it up so that the camera can stay hooked up at all times when I have Doe due to kid.
     
  17. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ