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What are you using for a simple wifi surveillance camera that can be connected to the remote router to monitor the radio equipment yet be viewable at the Maestro operating positions local PC.   The radio room is usually quite dark so maybe day/night capabilities?
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K1UO - Larry

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Jeff Doran

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I use Foscam cameras in my shack. Reasonably priced and reliable with PTZ and IR lighting.
http://www.foscammall.com/ip-camera/foscam-r2-indoor-black.html
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K1UO - Larry

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dont need sound but can the video feed be piped over VPN back to my remote operating position or monitored remotely with an App for the PC?
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Jeff Doran

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I use "Blue Iris" on my iphone  to watch a group of cameras. On the PC, use a standard web browser  to access the built in web server on the camera. Although I don't use one, I'm sure you can encapsulate the cam connection inside a VPN.
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Thanks Jeff for the information.  Have been "studying" the various types of cameras.  A lot to consider from type of powering to various capabilities and determining "if" it will just simply provide a live feed day and night I can monitor on the home PC 8 miles from the radio equipment.
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I'm using a Canary as the device nicely goes IR and the system actively monitors.

What this means is if there is a temperature, humidity, air quality (roughly analogue to smoke detection) or unexpected movement is observed the system "pings me."

You can also mark out areas, so if you have a light from a window issue causing false positives you can manage that issue.

Downside is that it is iPhone/iPad/Android-centric.

The Canary folk recently introduced a smaller useful looking "Canary Flex" but I have the original type.

https://canary.is/

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Steve K9ZW