I would like to put a very basic camera on the outside of our house to view the front of the house. I don’t plan on recording. It’s just so I can see if and when people arrive or if someone comes into the yard who should not be there.
There is ALWAYS someone at home. We have the grandparent living with us in a flat behind the house. So recording is not that important.
To make it really simple I would like to be able to view the feed in a browser. I did this years ago with a smartphone and app so I know it’s possible. That way I can run it on my secondary monitor, or my phone, or grandad can have it open on his laptop.
I do not want it on the internet, no need for that.
However… since I live in a 3rd world country, proper cameras are quite expensive. So I’m looking at going DIY. I already have power available on the roof so no need for POE.
I was thinking something like a raspberry pi with a camera connected to wifi or possibly even LAN.
The whole thing must be:
- Simple to use (View in any browser on local network, want to avoid the need for 3rd party apps if possible)
- Must NOT require internet
- Weather proof (the heat is what I’m mostly concerned about… africa is hot)
There is obviously a lot of info on how to do this on the web already, but I would like to get any advise from people who might already have done something similar or ideas on how I might do it differently. If there is already a plug and play solution I would like to know about that as well.
EDIT: Good example of what I’m talking about in the link below, but that was 2017. I’m asking here since there might be something better/easier that I’ve not found yet.