- Feb 14, 2016
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- North Texas
Hi @BORIStheBLADEI have seen these doorbell cameras become popular and I like the idea of a camera by the doorbell, but I don't want a all in one set up. Is there anything small I can put above my regular doorbell?
The best I found to put next to the door was the mini-dome wedge, and if you have room for the pigtail under the wall then it works well enough if you paint it to match your wall / trim.
This was the smallest good camera I could find to do the job. Certainly, not as small as I would like. Thus I think many people go with the consumer doorbell camera units.
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Yeah not a bad option to have. I might give it the rest of the year and see what comes out before I purchase a camera like this.
Yeah I have brick but its newer and hollow.I replaced my porch camera because I was replacing the wood siding on our small porch, so I didn't have to guess where the studs were. That may be one reason people install the doorbell cams. Even harder if you have a brick porch.
I was tempted to build a camera with a Raspberry PI but don't think they are good for 24 hour streaming.
I've read in a couple places that over wifi it's not. I think most have used the smaller RPI that are only wifi to make these kinds of cameras. I should have been a little more specific I apologize. Which could be a possible issue with the ESP as well.I'm having a similar issue and I'm looking at the RaspberryPi options or ESP32 options.
Realistically what i want is a peephole thats actually a camera that integrates with the rest of my CCTV and I want to also take the stream to show when my door bell is pressed using a Fanvil PA2
Why is the raspberry pi not suitable for constant streaming?
Whilst I have to admit I was thinking would try do it with a hardwired network connection; I think issues with wifi connectivity would be related to the rest of your wifi infrastructure more than anything.I've read in a couple places that over wifi it's not.