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system recommendations
« on: February 14, 2005, 10:48:30 PM »

I need to monitor a 5 acre horse pasture.
Someone has been shooting paintball guns at
my horses. I am sure this is happening at
night. Do you have a system recommendation
for me so I can monitor the road in front
of my pasture at night? The road is about
300 ft. from the front of my house, and is
about 300 ft. long in front of my pasture.
Recommendations anyone?
Thanks in advance.


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Re: system recommendations
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2005, 12:57:29 PM »

get the wireless or wired lowlight cams they
have great deals on. is there a bit of light
around where your horses are kept. if so
those lowlight cams are the ideal thingi for
you could call x10 and they can set you up
with the right gear though i don't really
like their costomer service it seems they
don't have time for people but you might
get  one that will help you like i got
yesterday.. 1-800-675-3044


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Re: system recommendations
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2005, 06:26:42 PM »

To be quite honest, an X10 system likely
will not help you here.

300ft is well outside the wireless transmit
range.  Even if you got it set up, the X10
cams are tiny, and provide very grainy
images.  The lowlight cams are barely
nightvision cameras... they require a good
amount of light nearby to work, and even
then are really only good for shapes and

In other words, if you're hoping to catch a
car make and model, license plate, or face,
with a camera, X10 will not do it.
However, if you want to go through the
trouble of getting these systems to work
outside of their inherent limitations so
that you can sit about and monitor live
images for motion or activity, these cams
may work... it would be more trouble than
it's worth, however.

NOTE: X10 cams, in general, work well for
what they're designed to do.  The only
reason I may sound disparaging here is it
sounds like they need something outside the
reasonable range of X10 camera systems.
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