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    Anyone used a "Hot Spot" for monitoring at location without wired internet?

    Thanks! I've sent some info to the customer and I really want to purchase something from Andy.
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    Anyone used a "Hot Spot" for monitoring at location without wired internet?

    So far this remedy has worked great. - The customer called me about two weeks ago to get help reviewing video. His neighbor had his boat stolen. My customer does not have a camera on his dock and wants one. Easier to use a wireless bridge setup as he has power on his pier/dock and is just...
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    Anyone used a "Hot Spot" for monitoring at location without wired internet?

    Purchased one of these. Programed it to act as an wireless antenna for the DVR. The AT&T hotspot is now being left at the customers lake house. So far he has remote viewing via DMSS without fail. It's been set up for about 2 weeks. I have access to his dvr on my phone also, so I just checked...
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    Hornbill Security Cameras - who makes them?

    Updated to say the cameras look fantastic (in daylight), as most do during the day.......but the night vision need ambient sources. They're better than many big box systems, but as expected at 4k 1/2.5 they lack quality night vision. Customer is happy so all is good. The The user interface is...
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    Anyone used a "Hot Spot" for monitoring at location without wired internet?

    Thanks Old Timer. I just ordered one of those. It's worth the money to acquire a wired Ethernet port .
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    Anyone used a "Hot Spot" for monitoring at location without wired internet?

    I'm gonna have the customer bring his hotspot (with no eithernet port) to his business location (he says it will work there as well as his lake home) which is close to my work area. I am then going to set up an old wireless router, maybe loaded with dd-wrt to operate in repeater/bridge mode...
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    Anyone used a "Hot Spot" for monitoring at location without wired internet?

    Still in touch with this customer. Just asked him for info on his hot spot. .... If it (hotSpot) has an Ethernet port why couldn't i direct connect the nvr to the hot spot? If it doesn't have a Ethernet port why couldn't i use a wireless router in repeater mode to provide the Ethernet port...
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    NVR Wireless bridge to MoCA

    I had never heard of "DECA" before your post. Looks like they are cheap and could be purchased to test out before deciding to use them. I found a thread on reddit discussing the use of the ethernet/coax DECA adaptor. -- it's archived from 3 years ago..... ---- " DECA is just a directv name...
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    CAT5e or 6 for outdoor run?

    Cat6 is backward compatible. I like the fact it's usually 23 gauge vs 24 on cat5e. Not much difference unless you go with stp w/drain wire. For underground I pay a little extra for the flooded. If I go Arial I get 5e or 6 with the messenger & uv protection. If you need it in a box 500 ft at a...
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    NVR Wireless bridge to MoCA

    I have been looking into moca adapters as an alternative to installing CAT6 cable to locations with RG6 already in place. I'm more interested in using a moca adapter on each end of a single run of rg6 with nothing else transmitted over it. Basically using an RG6 coax in place of an underground...
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    Need some advice on solar power setup...for 3 cams and an ubiquity nanoM5 for power supplied to all.

    I thought I'd bring up this old thread because it looks like while my bid for the solar setup (no cams, switch or radio included) was the lowest she received, she is leaning heavily toward getting power installed at the pole. (I don't do solar but would have) :) This will allow us to put what...
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    Need some advice on solar power setup...for 3 cams and an ubiquity nanoM5 for power supplied to all.

    I do really appreciate you getting me started on solar calculations and such. I may throw out a proposal that so high I can't say no, and she calls some local solar companies to compare things. Money is not the issue with this woman. (I'll leave it at that)
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    Need some advice on solar power setup...for 3 cams and an ubiquity nanoM5 for power supplied to all.

    It's about 1/2 mile across the lake on her property to where she wants the 3 cameras. I was under the assumption she was going to supply AC to that location. She had talked about providing ambient lighting, pumping water to her 20,000 dollar bushes she had planted...etc. She was surprised...
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    Need some advice on solar power setup...for 3 cams and an ubiquity nanoM5 for power supplied to all.

    Been looking at some pole mount solar panels along with the BSM, batteries_ 24v and a couple of 300w panels. Idon't want to under build as I'd like to power 2 cams + 1 really good ptz tha radio and posible an inverter if I can't find a ptz that will operate off DCV. (many have 12v DC input or...
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