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Old 03-13-2018, 09:18 PM
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Outdoor camera to keep an eye on water level?

Hi everyone, looking for a camera or recommendations for our lake house. I want to point one down to the water to check water levels as they fluctuate.

Interested in WiFi and also cordless options and any insight on those.

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Old 03-13-2018, 11:16 PM
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Arlo Pro. I have these at my river house for the exact reason. The battery life is great and they have clear images.


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Old 03-14-2018, 07:29 AM
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Old 03-14-2018, 08:22 AM
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Old 03-14-2018, 08:39 AM
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Check out the Wyze camera. $20 and you can get it at amazon. Works off an app on your phone, has night vision and HD. Fantastic little camera. Its not build for outdoor however, but if you can see your lake from an inside window it will work. It has zoom. This is how i use mine.
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Old 03-14-2018, 08:45 AM
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Old 03-14-2018, 08:54 AM
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I have a Lorex system at our lake house. They are wifi cameras but do need a power source.
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I have a nest cam.. on towards the lake/dock and one facing the driveway
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Wansview can be pretty good as well.

If you have sight lines from the house mount the camera indoors, which saves on the wiring/charging aspect - if you can't see the water level but can see the dock just make yourself a float with some bright tape on it so you can see how deep it is.

My uncle had a tide level sticker he put on his lift because his reservoir would fluctuate, he'd have to go down and move his lift in/out periodically to keep it so the boat wasn't stuck.
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Old 03-14-2018, 02:49 PM
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I have a nest cam.. on towards the lake/dock and one facing the driveway
I second the NEST products. I've used them for 3 years without any issues. I can view all of my cameras on my iphone or computer. You can also share your feed so others can view. In addition, you can setup alerts for movement or noise which is very useful.
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