A friend wants to monitor for a short period of time a parking lot area.
So, he installed his Cuddyback trail cam. It works fine, but at night is
"blinded" by car headlights and tail lights. At this point, he likes the
simplicity of the game cam, but is there such a camera that would do better
with the car lights at night?
Is the parking lot area lighted?
Here's a $98 el-cheapo cam that works reasonably well at night on a
lighted lot: HTTP: //ExtremeSurfCam.DynDNS.org (select "Parking Lot"...
and you can see clips from past times if you click the "all clips" radio
So far it has:
1) Fended off a lawsuit by a woman who claimed one thing but did another
vis-a-vis tripping and falling.
2) Served as conclusive evidence in a case against armed robbers (didn't
get the license plate #, but confirmed make/model/color of vehicle
at the exact time of the robbery)
An identical cam on the other side of the building served to apprehend
some kid who had robbed somebody across the street - positive ID too.
Placement might be an issue. These cams are 10-12 feet off the ground
so they do not get headlights directly.
These are not "Security" cams - just a bunch of cams to let windsurfers
see how things are on a windy day without calling the windsurfing shop
owner every five minutes.
But from a "Security" perspective I would also be interested in
glare-tolerant cams because my experience so far has been that any moron
with a flashlight can defeat any camera I have used so far just by
shining the beam at the camera.
On Sun, 09 Aug 2015 13:41:44 -0500, taxed and spent
I've thought about putting a security light behind a game camera.
the light would come on just before the camera took pictures. The bright
light might win the battle allowing the cam to get a decent picture.
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