To give my latest gadget its full title – Solar powered HD 1080p Wireless PIR waterproof security outdoor IP67 camera. Originally I received an ESCAM solar camera which was GREAT but which would not operate reliably in the outdoor heat despite its other great features. This is is my alternative pick and after several days of un-interrupted, external solar operation it is proving to be 100% reliable.
So, straight off the bat, I LIKE this camera, I also have a couple of MINOR gripes about the Android “i-Cam” app – no volume control on the sound… I like the idea of talking to the postman from thousands of miles away… .but to offset that – there are ways around the lack of sound control as I have a fully remotely controllable Raspberry Pi here in Spain. The camera, as well as being fully solar operated (it came minus batteries and I just fitted 2 cheap Lithium 18650 (maybe 2,000maH) batteries – it only actually needs one but I thought better safe than sorry) is fixed lens and has a wide field of view complete with 2-way sound.
There’s a video I made here: https://youtu.be/lVHvhZlC0F8