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Stable Wi-Fi camera for cottage?

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  • Apr 8th, 2017 11:21 pm
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Stable Wi-Fi camera for cottage?

Hi all,
We're getting Wi-Fi at the cottage this year and want to setup a outsoor camera or 2 to keep an eye on our place while we're not their.
Looking for something that's decent quality. That has the ability to send pictures of motion to our email. The ability to record motion would be great too.

Any recommendations ?
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Arlo Pro!

Wireless and can be used outdoor.
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Very nice but a little $$ for the cottage. Looking to spend around 100 per camera if possible
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We have Trendnet and Foscam. I wouldn't consider either of them reliable. Even when we're away for a few days it's likely that one or the other or both will fail. They seem to just lose connection and then are unable to recover it.
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I had a 2 dlink ones and they both did the same thing..work for a day or 2 then nothing..has to factory reset them too many times. Waste of time..
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Apr 30, 2013
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Like the goold old saying, you gotta pay to play.

Wifi and outdoor don't mix well as most manufacturers don't build them for our weather and are only rated to 0 or -10 Celsius at most. The Arlo I believe are rated to -20 Celsius.
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speeeeee wrote:
Apr 5th, 2017 5:01 pm
Very nice but a little $$ for the cottage. Looking to spend around 100 per camera if possible
If that is your budget, don't bother. Visually you will not be able to see much at night.
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speeeeee wrote:
Apr 5th, 2017 5:01 pm
Looking to spend around 100 per camera if possible
I'm curious, where did you come up with the $100 per camera budget?
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