Outdoor webcam for construction site?
July 22, 2012 5:01 PM Subscribe
I need an weather proof outdoor webcam. I have intermittent power and wifi. What are my options?
posted by chillmost to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
We will be renovating and building onto a house here in Germany. We would like to install a webcam to make a time lapse movie at the end and also to check up on things as we live about an hour away. It will also let my family in the US see what's going on.
I would like to take about 1 picture an hour and upload it to a server. I might be able to use the neighbor's wifi, but they are on vacation right so I won't be able to ask them until next week. I also have a USB UMTS stick at my disposal in case I need to use the 3G network, but I would prefer not to.
If Internet, wifi UMTS or otherwise, is not an option, it would be OK to store the pictures on an a card that is in the camera and then unload it every few days or so. I would like to stay under 300€ if possible. I have seen a few options but they seem to be mainly for industrial building sites, our rigs, etc and way out of my budget.
If I have stable power and WIFi, what should I get?
If not, what are other affordable options for UMTS or on-camera storage?