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So ' REAL ' nutty neighbor ordered real security system to keep up !!
on June 20, 2013
Got these half for general deterrent value against unknown vandals/thieves and half for a nutty neighbor who likes to destroy other peoples stuff out of jealousy for what she CAN afford, but doesn't yet have ! Certifiable !! The other day I overheard her outside on the phone talking to someone as she STARED at our 'cameras'. She was discussing getting her own system from a local security company. We are in townhomes and she can see them as close as any burglar ever can. These look REAL and for the $60 some dollars I paid for my six I am more than pleased.
BATTERIES - Get Eveready Ultimate Lithium AA's (Last up to 9x longer than conventional) -- the cold won't kill them and you won't be climbing up so often. I have used these in my 2 outdoor weather transmitters and they last years.
BATTERY COMPARTMENT - even though it is covered from direct rain by the shield that slides over it, I could tell that there would be a future issue if you are interested in the red blinking LED feature. These cameras will normally be facing at some downward angle and when the shield is in place there is a gap between camera body and shield and rain water will be able to run across the top of the camera. Over time water infiltrating a drop here and there into the compartment will corrode the simple electronics and no more light! Get a roll of 1/2"x75' Scotch Mounting Tape and put a several inch strip over the rearmost top lip of the camera body (don't take top protective strip off this foam tape - don't want the shield to be stuck onto it). Put on the shield and notice that the gap is gone. Direct running water won't cause premature blinking LED demise.