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Old 10-17-2019, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by notyoung View Post
iSpy also can be configured to record on motion for XX seconds so you're not recording continuously. Depending on the version, it may allow for selecting the area of the image and how much motion (or I could be thinking of another product).
You are correct in that you can specify the area that triggers a recording.

Originally Posted by notyoung View Post
Some inexpensive IP cameras work well in the daytime (D-Link DCS930L, now discontinued) but they're not so good at night. More expensive cameras usually (not always) have better low light capabilities. Those with built-in IR illumination may not have as good low light capability as the non-IR cameras of similar price because they rely on the IR illumination. Some of the IR cameras can have the IR illumination turned off if they're used inside a window. Outside rated cameras are always more expensive because of the waterproofing needed.
I use the D-Link DCS930L cameras mounted indoors looking out of windows. I got around the night time limitation by turning off their built-in IR LEDs and mounted an IR Illuminator bulb in the timed outlet built into the garage above my overhead door.

EDIT : iSpy software is a free download.


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Old 10-17-2019, 10:31 PM
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Are there any structures on the ridge that have electrical power? You could install a cellular wireless modem on the ridge along with a WiFi bridge and beam the signal to your cabin.

I would solve that problem first.

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Old 10-18-2019, 02:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Mosinka View Post
Honestly, itís a tough position weíre in... theyíre there full time, we arenít.

We have to tread very carefully because theyíre free to retaliate in any way they can think of, and we wonít know until the next time we go up there.

So far, we have been nothing but friendly to them because we figure itís better to be on their good side until we absolutely *need* to get on their bad side.

As far as what Iím prepared to do about it: whatever my legal recourses are... weíd have to go to the county or city, or whoever enforces code compliance.

They canít store broken down vehicles and garbage because it lowers all their neighborsí property values. They canít park on top of their septic tank (which they are).

The cabins are technically in a national forest, so I donít know what the laws governing tree removal are, but they may have illegally removed trees also.

As far as the satellite dish... the only thing I could do is talk to them about it, but if they dont want to move it, itíll get nasty fast.

Additional complication is that they own the stretch of dirt road in front of our cabin.

We have an easement, but they can still mess with us through this as well and make it hard for us to even get to our cabin...
Just be glad they haven't discovered the thrill of motocross dirt bike racing around your property. I had that problem for a while and we and other neighbors had to get together and put a stop to it. A big problem was that their friends got involved in it, and their friend's friends as well until there was trespassing going on all over 30 acres of three absentee landowners properties. We got permission from those landowners to post no trespassing signs and letters authorizing the police to enforce the trespassing restriction. It took a while but that effort and one of the kids breaking a leg put an end to the nuttiness. I also did some property research and found the landlord had built a home next door illegally , so that knowledge gave me a lever to potentially twist. I never had to use that nuclear option, but subtlety worked.

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Old 10-18-2019, 02:43 AM
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Camera systems are fun projects. When I thought that someone was stealing my mail, I put together an X10 system that had cameras triggered by motion detectors that could record via a wireless link to a laptop. With most laptops, if the power goes out, it will revert to the internal battery, and since the display was set to turn off after 10 minutes, the laptop would run for several hours on battery power. I'd load the video into an editing program and scrub through to look for who was stealing my mail. I also bought a base station that would call my cell phone whenever the motion sensor tripped the cameras so I'd know where to look on the video.
I tried using motion sensing software, but since I lived in a rural area, every time the leaves rustled the camera would trip. With the motion detectors, I could adjust dials on the front for distance and sensitivity and then walk to my mailbox to test them.
The system worked great, but it turned out that my new rural route carrier was a moron who was putting my mail into the mailbox of the vacant house next door.
Lowes used to sell the X10 stuff, but you could also buy the stuff online. It was a fun project.
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Default Broadband over powerline (BPL)

BPL (broadband over power lines), also called EOP (Ethernet over power) could be a form of solution for your need.

It could be the Internet over the 110v power line.

Maybe your location is served, you could check for BPL here:
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Old 11-14-2019, 08:03 AM
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An old tradition here in the Arkansas Ozarks with neighbors from hell is to burn them out. I'm not recommending this, just sayin'.
This could be a two way street here . If you f**k with them they could easily burn you out . Who is gonna blink first .
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Old 11-14-2019, 02:27 PM
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Do you not understand FENCES? As in "good fences make for good neighbors".
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Bear traps and punji stakes . You catch the criminal red footed.
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