Trying to put up a few cameras in a open parking area, there is a building across the street that I can connect wifi, but no way to hardwire any camera'sHere's what you want:
But I'm warning you - I'm not doing you any favors by pointing you to that camera. You will not be happy with the performance. A solar powered camera lacks the power budget to be effective, especially at night, plus a Reolink camera is substandard under any circumstances.
You'd do much better to describe the intended function of the camera you want to buy. That way you might get some helpful advice.
How far away is that open parking area? With PoE+ you can trench Ethernet cables into the ground for more than 100 meters and install high-quality hardwired cameras.
unable to run wire as will have to cut across a paved roadHow far away is that open parking area? With PoE+ you can trench Ethernet cables into the ground for more than 100 meters and install high-quality hardwired cameras.
Another thing you can do is buy some good high zoom PTZ cameras, install them at the building nearby, and then zoom in to whatever portion of the parking lot that you're interested in.
Neither of these options will be particularly cheap, but unlike the solar powered Reolinks, they will work.
+1,You do better to build a custom solution but it will cost some $$$
It would be useful if you could provide some photos or drawings that illustrate exactly what your situation is.
Looking at an $1k - $2k to do it right. Need the following:
- PtP wireless links at each end
- Battery large enough to hold several days worth of charge. Have to do the math to calculate that
- Solar panel
- Solar charger
- PoE switch (ideally that can run straight off the 12V/24V battery - If not then add an inverter to the list)
- Outdoor NEMA mount to stuff everything in
- Various cables/power cords
- Know how to wire it all up.