live weather cam

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by greendragon, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. greendragon macrumors regular

    Jul 28, 2006
    does anybody have any suggestions or experience? i would like to have a pole mounted weather cam, about 20 feet high in the air, it would be exposed to the elements and it would have to work with my mac.

  2. NAG macrumors 68030


    Aug 6, 2003
    I would suggest some sort of enclosure. Not even the tv stations just have a camera sitting out there getting pummeled.
  3. bjett92 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2007
    Indy, IN
    A weather cam sounds like a cool idea, but I agree buy a weatherproof enclosure for your camera.
  4. mikes63737 macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2005
    It would most likely have to be an ethernet camera if you want it to work with your Mac... USB would lose too much signal strength over that much distance. Also, Cat 6 cabling would survive better in the elements than USB because you can buy it in longer continuous lengths.

    Newegg has ethernet cameras here:

    And long Cat 6 cables here:

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