I am looking for recommendations for a WIFI Outdoor Solar 1080p camera

MickPB

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My requirements are pretty simple. I want to use HA to control the camera and take a picture once or maybe a couple times a day when the sun is at a specific angle. I'll likely add to BI just because. If it had Starlight and motion sense that would be fun to see if it is a racoon, opossum or skunk eating my garden. The little varmits are getting hungry now. Found a milk jug I used for fertilizer all chewed up and have video of the opossum hiding behind the grill when the skunk showed up!
 

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My requirements are pretty simple. I want to use HA to control the camera and take a picture once or maybe a couple times a day when the sun is at a specific angle. I'll likely add to BI just because. If it had Starlight and motion sense that would be fun to see if it is a racoon, opossum or skunk eating my garden. The little varmits are getting hungry now. Found a milk jug I used for fertilizer all chewed up and have video of the opossum hiding behind the grill when the skunk showed up!
Clearly, this is what you need... solar outdoor.. just change cell to wifi....

 

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I have wired cameras for wildlife captures. I find unless the small critters are very close to the camera, the motion detector doesn’t trigger. I process the video through an AI model so I don’t use the motion detection.

I know trail cams work for larger mammals but I don’t know if they will capture opossums.
 

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I have wired cameras for wildlife captures. I find unless the small critters are very close to the camera, the motion detector doesn’t trigger. I process the video through an AI model so I don’t use the motion detection.
I use a combination of IVS and BI motion detection - works for hedgehogs 5-6 meters away but sensitivity needs to be set high and there are often false alarms. Very fast moving animals are more a problem e.g. stone martens.
What AI do you use? MegaDetector look promising but needs a big GPU for fast processing of snapshots:
 

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What AI do you use?
I’ve trained a model on Azure Custom Vision using snapshots from my own cams. I run it on a Jetson Nano. Seems it could be made into a BI plug-in or I could open a web service. Ultimately, I want the system to have active learning, so when you get an alert you mark if it was real or false and the model improves.
 
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