Good option to use line of sight radio to support camera about 1/4 mile across a lake.

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Looking at ubiquity but open to any equipment to go from dvr to camera. Camera will be pole mounted. May have power at the pole/cam location.
 

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Finally added a couple of cameras to an existing penta-brid dvr using two ubiquity Nano Loco m 5ghs ap/station bridge. My biggest complaint is they seen very lightweight for outdoor weather. - Anyone else have the same concerns about the ubiquity CPEs out in the rain/ stormy weather? At least the cameras have 66/67 ratings to go by.
Gotta be a better weatherproof system. I'm not very knowledgeable about all ubiquity products. I did love the gui and performance 100%. Just may need a more weatherproofing system.

Anyone else know a solid solution?
 

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I haven't crossed her lake yet. These two cameras were for the top of her drive, mostly. Line of sight clear and maybe 400 yards. Great signal.

Now I need to cross the lake to a pole with great line of sight but 5 times the distance and the pole mounted ap_station will be up high dealing with all the weather. It too will be point to point with two locked on radios.
 

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Looking at ubiquity but open to any equipment to go from dvr to camera. Camera will be pole mounted. May have power at the pole/cam location.
I’m using a pair of ubiquity nanobeam gen 2 5g ac between my house and my dads house 300 meters away. They work awesome.


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Finally added a couple of cameras to an existing penta-brid dvr using two ubiquity Nano Loco m 5ghs ap/station bridge. My biggest complaint is they seen very lightweight for outdoor weather. - Anyone else have the same concerns about the ubiquity CPEs out in the rain/ stormy weather? At least the cameras have 66/67 ratings to go by.
Gotta be a better weatherproof system. I'm not very knowledgeable about all ubiquity products. I did love the gui and performance 100%. Just may need a more weatherproofing system.

Anyone else know a solid solution?
Mine are under eaves so that helps. But I see them all over town being used on top of buildings and schools out in the open. But yes I was a bit worried about the weathering that’s why mine are tucked under the eaves.


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I also have a pair of Nanobeams running for about 5 years now. They are fully exposed to weather and full sun. No issues at all.

The radios are sealed up in that plastic shell. I dont see any reason to worry.
 

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+1^^.
They do lose their shine and get a little yellow from the ozone & UV but they still work...their main mission.
That being said, it doesn't hurt to place under an eave when possible as long as they are plumb and aimed properly.....and work.
I'm a BIG Ubiquiti fan.

EDIT: I'd say it's a bigger concern to insure the cable is outdoor rated and has a good drip loop when needed.
 

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I also have a pair of Nanobeams running for about 5 years now. They are fully exposed to weather and full sun. No issues at all.
The radios are sealed up in that plastic shell. I dont see any reason to worry.
Thanks for the input guys!
 

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+1^^.
They do lose their shine and get a little yellow from the ozone & UV but they still work...their main mission.
That being said, it doesn't hurt to place under an eave when possible as long as they are plumb and aimed properly.....and work.
I'm a BIG Ubiquiti fan.

EDIT: I'd say it's a bigger concern to insure the cable is outdoor rated and has a good drip loop when needed.
Yes exactly! I’ve seen a lot of cable not UV rated turn to dust from sun exposure.


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