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Old 02-11-2017, 11:50 AM   #1
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Just wondering if anyone has used a security camera like the Nest or some other brand to use as a backup camera. I was thinking that you could run it of your batteries and use your cell phone or tablet for the video display. It could also function as a security camera when away from the AS.

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Old 02-13-2017, 02:53 PM   #2
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I was surprised that I did not receive any responses. I know there are cameras specifically made for backing up however I thought using a security camera would kill to birds with one stone.
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You'd have to have WIFI. Gm trucks have had for a couple years. I think Ford starts to offer this year.
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Old 02-13-2017, 07:12 PM   #4
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You are right about the wifi however i was also thinking of using cellular data. In the end it probably is not all that practical.
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I have been looking into this for a while. I have a Basecamp on order and would like to have a security camera for when it's stored in a gated self storage lot. (A little different than your request but still related).

Yes the Nest and most home security cameras need Wifi. Panasonic just came out with a camera called Nubo but it's only in Europe right now. Should release here soon. It works on 4G so you can use it without wifi and it also works for some time on batteries. That could work as a backup camera and security camera.

Another option for backup camera is to use an old discarded iPhone as a camera that you can view from your newer iPhone. There are apps to hook them up. AtHome is one for example. You'd need a data plan for the old phone. And there are cheap wide angle and fish eye lenses you could put on the camera iPhone.

I tried the phone as camera powered by a 20,000 mah backup battery as a test at my house, but it only stayed charged a few days. The camera and app worked well however.

My Basecamp will have 160 watt solar, but I'm not sure about running the camera on the trailer battery for extended times. I'm new to the travel trailer world and assume it's not great to leave the battery connected when not in use.

For your backup camera the iPhone plan could work on its own battery. You could use a suction mount to hold it. Of course that's assuming you have an old iPhone (or Android) laying in a drawer gathering dust.

Fyi here's the Nubo...

https://www.nubocam.com/en/
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I would love to be able to answer your question. I'm working on the same thing. I'm opening an Airstream boutique soon and I'm starting to think I might need something...
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Thanks for the info on the nub
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Just wondering if anyone has used a security camera like the Nest or some other brand to use as a backup camera. I was thinking that you could run it of your batteries and use your cell phone or tablet for the video display. It could also function as a security camera when away from the AS.

Any thoughts
On my 2007 FB Safari SE LS I used a Swan camera and temp mounted onto the Bat Wing TV antenna with elastic chords. . Got you almost 360 degrees of viewing. Wireless transmitter to inside Receiver coupled to a hard drive. All out of site. Viewed in real time or by recoding from motion detection. Camera used a 9VDC converter or 9 V battery. Hard drive and TV all required AC. Not practical for on the road types only works if you stay at a park for more than a week.

On my current 30 FC the factory mounted the camera in the rear. However, camera is on only when running lights from the vehicle are on. Can bring in the viewing module screen inside and plug into a 12DC outlet but camera will not turn on unless I turn on the vehicle lights. I'm sure the neighbors would not be happy about that silver Christmas tree lighting up the area all night.

Been looking for some trail cams that have limited distance transmitters, haven't found one yet.
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Just wondering if anyone has used a security camera like the Nest or some other brand to use as a backup camera. I was thinking that you could run it of your batteries and use your cell phone or tablet for the video display. It could also function as a security camera when away from the AS.

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Update. Looked up on Amazon Bushnell Throphy Cam HD Aggressor has a wireless feature. Little pricey $255.00 But will provide about 1000 pics per month for about $9.00 sent to your phone. Sounds like it could work. Didn't say it would be cheap.
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