Any recommendations for a barn camera? My barn is about 500 feet from the house. I'd love to be able to check up on the horses when I'm not home through my iPhone or computer. We have little night lights in the barn so its not pitch black at night, not sure if that would be enough. I don't need major details, but would just like to make sure they are okay and no one is colicking or anything! I only have 2 stalls.
I'm not the most technical savvy person so something with easy installation would great!
Holy hell those things suck. I had a pair that too me about two weeks to get set up correctly. They would work for a day and then disappear because my IP address would change. Turns out you have to pay your ISP for a dedicated IP address for these cameras. After weeks of frustration, I returned them.
Yiu can get the CCTV versions that are much more stable. A friend purchased a bunch for his racing barns and said the company was amazing to work with. I can figure out what company it was if you'd like.
When we used to breed and keep horses in the barn at night, we used a separate lighting circuit with 25 watt blue "party" bulbs in them for the cameras-looked sort of like medium moonlight, and the horses slept undisturbed.
Right, however if you aren't expecting to shell out 15$ a month, it's a pain in the ass. Foscam's support is ATROCIOUS. Spend more upfront and go with a full-service company like the one Tom mentioned above.
Just my (and several hundred reviewers) experience, not saying it can't be done. I spent several weeks and dozens of hours setting these up only to find out that they can't be used on my ISP without a dedicated IP. There are better options for some folk.