Ever wanted to set up a remote surveillance setup in the woods or the rural area where you cannot plug a camera into a wall socket? Here is a list of things you will need to make it work.
· Waterproof Box to keep all the goodies. The bigger the better for air circulation as well as making sure things don’t get cramped inside. I have even used Rubbermaid tubs. You can punch a couple holes for air as long as they are not too exposed to sideways rain. Or just punch the holes and watch the weather. If it rains, you may want to check on your equipment.
· Wireless Cellular Internet such as Clear. They are very good. Be sure to make sure they are not blocking ports. You may need to upgrade the service to make sure they are not blocking. Someone mentioned they are starting to block ports (you need some open ports to allow the video to be seen remotely) so be sure to check. Verizon is also good but pricier. Check the coverage map before you buy to make sure that the area you are setting up has coverage. 4G is better than 3G but either works.
· IP Camera or Analog Camera using a Video Server aka Video Encoder. Or use an analog camera with DVR that allows remote access. The DVR will drain more battery but the upside is that it will record too. The Video Encoder does allow remote recording on a PC with the included software.
· Battery to supply power to all units. You may need to calculate – best are Marine Batteries for the longest lasting.
· Power inverter to change the DC battery current to AC for the encoder and power supplies to work. Unless you can make things work with the DC from the battery direct. This will depend on your equipment.
· Wires and connectors.
· Configuration of all the items including port forwarding on the router to allow viewing and or recording remotely.
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