We have seven security cameras and we love them.
Why would a family living on a chunk of land that has little on it (except trees), in an area with little crime, have them?
- house cats
- an occasional neighbor destroying the road that you are responsible for the cost of maintaining, with their snowmobiles
- the neighbor’s dog
- occasional shenanigans of HoldMyBeerGuy
About that last one: we were delighted to come home one day to see HoldMyBeerGuy pulling a very large tree out by the roots near our driveway entrance. It sat almost on top of our property line and his extended family were in attendance. He had it chained to his truck and was giving it the ol’ heave-ho amongst hoots and hollers and the brandishing of a firearm.
To lend some perspective, imagine living in the suburbs and arriving home just in time to witness your neighbor ripping a tree out by its roots (which can kill nearby trees), directly in front of your house.
Then there’s the other wildlife.
Our county is home to wolves, coyotes, big cats, and bears. You want to keep an eye on such visitors.
The house cat cam is below our trailer and lets us know who’s waiting to be let in. I have one camera on a tripod I can move around, depending on what we want to look at.
It’s currently the trash cam as our truck, which we haul garbage away in, is at the shop. Something’s been getting into the bags that are waiting for the dump run and we aim to identify the culprit/s.
Lastly, we can observe the Gobblers https://wordchef.press/2021/05/06/absurd-bird/
The system was cheap but setting them up was a pain in the rear. We had to trim branches away and run hundreds of feet of cord for the initial setup. Now spiders keep spinning webs ON the cameras, and we keep having technical issues with the connections.
All in all, the cameras have been worth every penny and we’re able to run everything on solar. I wouldn’t be surprised if a website like Survival For Preppers recommended something like this https://survivalforpreppers.com/.
We like being able to keep an eye on things from our living room whether it be an errant neighbor or a marauding skunk – or vice versa.