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Old 03-30-2015, 06:51 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone,

Has anyone used security camera(s) with there RV? If so, what brand and any thoughts.

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Old 03-31-2015, 11:16 AM   #2
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Haven't used cameras, but have our camper door rigged with the same entry monitor as our home security system. It gives a chime anytime the camper door is opened, even when alarm is not armed. When the system IS armed, it has a loud alarm and is monitored just like the rest of our house. Of course, this only works when the camper is in range of our home system.

When camping, we use a small red flashing LED light in the window near the door. This can be purchased for less than $5 at Radio Shack and does absolutely nothing but (we hope) make a burglar think twice before entering.
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Old 03-31-2015, 01:56 PM   #3
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I have a Q-See system at my house. Not the highest execution of the art-form, but a reasonably good system for the money. I have it set up where I can see/monitor my cameras from anywhere with a internet connection. I get about 7 full days of recording with the highest quality setting and 4 cameras.

It has night/IR cameras that are a bit spotty at night, but excelent quality in daylight. Good enough to pick up the rock my mower threw at my truck which busted out my drivers side window. It has a neat "alarm" mode that lets you define an area in the cameras picture, and any movement in that area can trigger things like sending you an email. At night, all the insects tend to play hell with it, but it works good during the day.

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Old 04-02-2015, 01:27 AM   #4
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I have a Q-See system at my house. Not the highest execution of the art-form, but a reasonably good system for the money. I have it set up where I can see/monitor my cameras from anywhere with a internet connection. I get about 7 full days of recording with the highest quality setting and 4 cameras.

It has night/IR cameras that are a bit spotty at night, but excelent quality in daylight. Good enough to pick up the rock my mower threw at my truck which busted out my drivers side window. It has a neat "alarm" mode that lets you define an area in the cameras picture, and any movement in that area can trigger things like sending you an email. At night, all the insects tend to play hell with it, but it works good during the day.

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I have the same home system with 8 cameras. When we first setup I lost the cell phone contact as soon as I left the house network. Found out that I needed a fixed IP address and that solved it, did you run into that problem?

For OP, If your full timing in your RV and setup for extended times at RV Parks or Trailer parks you can get a home security system like the QSEE for your RV.

If your moving around and camping in remote locations the problem with a security system for your RV is the notiification. You will want to be alerted when you have an intruder. The cameras have motion sensors. When camping you will need a computer, Wifi or Cell service. Which can be a problem with remote RV locations.

If you just want to see what goes on while your away from the RV they have cameras that will detect movement and record on a SD card and then you can plug that SD card into your computer to see what it recorded.
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I have the same home system with 8 cameras. When we first setup I lost the cell phone contact as soon as I left the house network. Found out that I needed a fixed IP address and that solved it, did you run into that problem?

For OP, If your full timing in your RV and setup for extended times at RV Parks or Trailer parks you can get a home security system like the QSEE for your RV.

If your moving around and camping in remote locations the problem with a security system for your RV is the notiification. You will want to be alerted when you have an intruder. The cameras have motion sensors. When camping you will need a computer, Wifi or Cell service. Which can be a problem with remote RV locations.

If you just want to see what goes on while your away from the RV they have cameras that will detect movement and record on a SD card and then you can plug that SD card into your computer to see what it recorded.
I always used fixed IP if I can, so no... that wasn't a problem for me.

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My internet provider did not offfer a residential fixed IP I had to go with a business plan and pay extra each month...
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