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  1. Mirage_88

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    Managed to pick up a Swann swpro-642cam night vision security camera. No idea if it works, haven't tested it. But I would like to turn it into a wireless security camera for home. Assuming I would need a transmitter, but I'm not sure what kind. I would prefer to have it so I can just pop it up on my computer or phone, so could I avoid using a receiver and can it be recorded on my laptop as well?
     
  2. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    You could, but it would probably cost several times more than buying one with built-in wifi. Also, you'd have a hard time weatherproofing everything to a reasonable standard.
     
  3. Mirage_88

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    From what I've been able to find this is a really good quality camera, probably better than what's available in a cheap wireless version I'm hoping. There must be some type of receiver I can buy that has it's own IP address?
     
  4. Cirkit

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    Your best option would be to buy a cheap Wi-Fi camera and discard the camera part and connect the circuitry to your swpro-642cam. As *steve* mentioned above, you'd need to house the circuitry so that it is waterproof.
     
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    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    It's hard to tell. There's barely any information there.
     
  7. Cirkit

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    Looking at various YouTube videos for that backup transmitter, it seems that it will take a composite video input. So yes, it should work. However, the housing/antenna connector doesn't look waterproof.
     
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