cell phone boiler surveillance

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  1. Feb 6, 2019 #1

    pittendrigh

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    This might be a frequently asked question but I couldn't find it answered here already.

    I want to use an IP camera and/or and old cell phone to provide live feed surveillance of my boiler in Montana, when I'm snow-birding down South in Texas.

    What I want: a fixed position IP (internet protocol) camera pointed at my boiler or perhaps and old cell phone plugged into a low voltage adaptor pointed at my boiler, so I can dial a cell phone number from afar and get a live video feed of the digital output screen on my (Triangle Tube) boiler.

    Some systems seem to require a DVR storage hard drive attached to the camera. Others want to store video out on the internet cloud. I don't think I need any storage at all. I just want a live feed, so I can make sure my pipes aren't freezing.

    I see "3 camera package systems complete with DVR" on sale for approximately $2000 USA dollars and up. How do I do this without the storage? i'm hoping to keep this under $500. Information is gold. Thank you.
     
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    Wifi thermostat... temp in house drops below a certain temp you are notified on your cell phone. You can set and check temp of boiler too.
     
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    I have one of those I bought several years ago. That one is land line only and I zapped my land line 6 months ago. Hadn't thought of cell phone version. Good idea.

    I still am interested in a live video feed too. For some reason.
     
  4. Feb 7, 2019 #4

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    Get one of those Nest home camera things the doorbell ones except for your house can get a feed right to your cell phone set the camera up anywhere in your house as long as you have Wi-Fi
     

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