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Looking For Some Indoor Camera You Can View From Phone

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Bionicle5 | 21:30 Tue 19th Apr 2022 | Technology
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I've got a 78 year old father who is easily confused and can not get up on his own if he falls. I've been looking into some indoor cameras to check up on him when I go out. I'm abit of a noob when it comes to understanding watching a camera feed from my phone. Can anyone recommend something. I was gonna get this one but I'm afraid I might be getting the wrong thing. https://www.ebay.com/itm/224930103767?epid=15004848326&hash=item345ee101d7&_trkparms=ispr%3D1&;amdata=enc%3AAQAGAAAA8O5QaH5dY50fgaZGswvtCH9LG6jRQBbVvxBvwOjKm1%252FrfrVmDvxeJ00DnapLNtzqhMllaA0EFESVS1%252FOVhFFhFDEA9sOyc3at7CziZTObJXK7Ywdwd7QxxDulHrPDJg9G%252BCy2w3y1%252FG6CMFUeM8qlCYlhpQ7ow8OrHWw26p9TSGd%252BUgKZ3bdOn392QLWdaTB7ZUsdFJmC9ax0mrYOBPQ6ZhwiL0NUJhzYxXpbYHrichXSn%252FqThjis1KJ7prAu%252Br9l5IKxOVk0K%252FBQaYykmOJnDZ%252FyRTUT5Ju2OP4JS%252BbguJGe8pl%252Fd%252B9Csgb85rZq0UtDw%253D%253D%7Campid%3APL_CLK

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The camera in your eBay link is only designed to feed a signal to a video recorder, not into the internet for access via a smartphone. Any camera that sends its output to a smartphone needs to initially get it to a router, so that it can become accessible remotely via a smartphone. So if there's no wi-fi router in your father's home, together with an internet...
23:31 Tue 19th Apr 2022
Could you not wire him up with some sort of panic alarm? It would be easier than watching a camera film.
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Panic alarm????
are you in the US?
A camera would only cover a small area of your home, you wouldn't know if he fell in the loo or another room. I don't think a camera is the solution.
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Well I plan to get four cameras to put around the home. The place is only one story.
Do you not have the panic button ssystem in the USA? He would wear it round his neck and press it if he fell and help would arrive.
You need something like this, if he isn't too confused to be able to use it.

https://www.lifeline24.co.uk/emergency-button-for-elderly-people/

If he cannot get up, he presses the button.
Better than cameras, because you can't watch all the time. You could be asleep when he falls.
The camera in your eBay link is only designed to feed a signal to a video recorder, not into the internet for access via a smartphone.

Any camera that sends its output to a smartphone needs to initially get it to a router, so that it can become accessible remotely via a smartphone. So if there's no wi-fi router in your father's home, together with an internet subscription associated with it, you're wasting your time by trying to do the impossible.

Assuming that there's an internet connection in your father's home, this is what you need: https://ring.com/products/mini-indoor-security-camera
[Note 1: You'll need a power adapter for each camera. Note 2: If you only want to be able to see what's going on in real time, you don't need to subscribe to 'Ring Protect'. However you will need Ring Protect if you require recording facilities].
Hopkirk, at 2308 is correct in that you cannot be watching screens 24hrs. a day. You need something like described in the link. Get the model with the "automatic fall detector" so that if your father is unconscious when he falls and cannot press a button or respond to the operators questions, they will still either get in touch with you or send assistance. Different companies have different plans, and of course, prices...Forget cameras.

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