Best security & surveillance accessories according to redditors

We found 926 Reddit comments discussing the best security & surveillance accessories. We ranked the 311 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Security camera cables
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IR illuminators

Top Reddit comments about Security & Surveillance Accessories:

u/ItsPJBia · 24 pointsr/wyzecam

The camera only has 4 small IR lights built into it so distance isnt its friend. I have looked into buying an auxiliary IR light meant to light up 200ft to brighten up my backyard at night. Something like this

Univivi IR Illuminator 90 Degree Wide Angle 8-LEDs IR Infrared Light Security Cameras.

u/itsZiz · 20 pointsr/buildapc

I started with just a few things and then listed everything I see... sorry for the spam
(these are all things I have, feel free to ask any Q's)

- Mini Fridge -

- Cup -

- Air Cleaner -

- Good Chair Mat -

- Big Boy Ergo Chair -

- Camera Mount -

- Space Heater -

- LED Lights -

- Foot Rest -

- Wrist Rest -

- Underdesk Headphone hanger -

- Trash Can -

- Cat Bed -

- Keyboard -

- Keycaps -

- Mouse -

- Mouse Mat -

- Headphones -

- Dac/Amp -

- Speakers -

- Subwoofer -

- Mic -

- Mic Interface -

- Boom Arm -

- Web Cam Alternative -

- Lens -

- PC Cam Interface -

- Lights Boxes -

- Light Box Stands & Clamp -

- Light Bulbs -

u/Zetaphor · 17 pointsr/OculusQuest

Note this is still not the much request 3DoF mode when there is no visible light.

I use one of these with the Quest and Rift S for playing with the lights off

u/jhoff80 · 13 pointsr/Vive

From what Pre users have said, they use a 2.1x5.5mm DC plug, so if that is the case then either of those links will work. Personally, I'll be getting white ones so that they don't stand out as much on my walls.

This company has multiple sizes:

6 foot:

12 foot:

20 foot:

u/Gingaskunk · 10 pointsr/Pimax

I used THIS, THIS and THIS to extend my Pimax. Works great, no problems.

u/Ninja_914 · 9 pointsr/oculus

here is the mount pack that I bought. I combined the pieces from both to create a single mount that would allow the sensor to sit higher up. You could make the vertical stalk even higher by taking another one of the sections out of the part coming out of the wall but I found that this setup works just fine. When touch releases and I get a second sensor I will probably return the configuration to two separate mounts and mount them in opposite corners of the room.

u/DataRocks · 9 pointsr/vaporents

I shared my XBOX 360 power supply and induction heater on top of a tupperware some weeks ago, people had concerns for safety ;). Sharing my updated version. Cost breakdown:
$11 Induction heater:

$2 Button:

$2dll Wooden Box from local craft store

~$5 dll Xbox power supply from Gamestop

$2dll of filament: Base for induction heater is 3d printed, so is the the case for the switch on the power supply and the tube the guides the bottle into the hole.

$0.5 Glass container from craft store

~$1 12v male and female connectors. Not these exact same ones though:

u/Adreus_Bjorn · 7 pointsr/Vive




I used black electrical tape to group the cables together after stretching them out and it works great. I accidentally made the usb to tight and occaisonally it pops out during transportation but rarely so if your going to group them together make sure they have enough slack.

u/reelznfeelz · 7 pointsr/WindowsMR

Ok cool. I'll try and find one on Amazon and do some tests.

Edit : Just ordered one of these to try

u/Sea_C · 6 pointsr/Vive

I'm in a dorm room so we have plenty of command hooks and velcro strips from this company. They work really well so far and I have some velcro strips left over so what I was planning to do was order these and attach them with the strips. Should work fine.

u/Sydewinder · 6 pointsr/Vive

I've successfully created a 10 ft (~2m??) extension beyond the break out box. Total cost was under $50. I have a 3.2m x 3.5m or so area and I have more than enough space. One thing I'd note is that the HDMI cable extension is HEAVY/THICK. After I put all the extension cables through the mesh casing, it makes the cable paclage very rigid. Still, this works flawlessly for me! Links to amazon below...

HDMI: Monoprice Commercial Series Premium 10ft 24AWG CL2 High Speed HDMI Cable Male to Female Extension - Black

USB: Cable Matters SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Type A Male to Female Extension Cable in Black 10 Feet

DC Power: Hanvex HDCA12 12 ft 1.3mm DC Power Extension Cable for Foscam, Agasio, Tenvis, Loftek Wireless IP Camera

1/2" casing sleeve: 1/2" PET Expandable Braided Sleeving- 10ft - Black

u/VA_Network_Nerd · 6 pointsr/sysadmin

2 x APC AR3340 42U, 750x1200mm Cabinets

If you can fit the 48U version of these, go with 48U.

4 x APC AP8841 L6-30P vertical Rack PDUs

1 x APC SYA4K8RMP Symmetra LX 4kVA UPS, scalable to 8kVA


1 x APC SYA8K16RMP Symmetra LX 8kVA UPS, scalable to 16kVA

Tell APC or the VAR to replace back plates so you have 2 to 4 L6-30R outlets.
Then tell them to fill each UPS with internal batteries and at least 2 power modules.
You must have 2 or more power modules to have a redundant solution.
Tell them to include a physical maintenance bypass in the quoted solution.
That is gonna add cost & professional installation labor, but you'll thank yourself later.
Ask your business & the landlord if you need to have an EPO in the room.
If you need an EPO, tell APC to add it to the solution.
(EPO = Emergency Power Off. A single panic button that kills everything in the equipment room.)

I know, an EPO sounds excessive. I don't know where you are or how big of a pain in the ass your Fire Marshals are in that area.
All I can tell you is you don't ever want to irritate a Fire Marshal. If regional code says to deploy an EPO, deploy the EPO.

DON'T FREAK OUT about the cost of those UPS units.
Read the literature, and I'll tell you why they are a good purchase, compared to something cheaper.

There are only two logical choices for a KVM solution. Well, three actually.

Option 1: Don't use a KVM, use the integrated out-of-band management solution included with your server or network device. If your server doesn't have an iLO or a DRAC or whatever they call their OOB management solution, you bought the wrong servers.

Option 2: Raritan (Expensive, but good)

Option 3: Aten (Less expensive, less good, but not garbage)

WARNING: Make damned sure you choose a Raritan or Aten product offering that can be used Java-free. You do not want to buy a IP-KVM solution that requires Java to function.
I cannot express the importance of not using a Java based KVM strongly enough.
If you need a detailed explanation, just ask.

Invest in one of these:

Cage Nut Install Tool

Or Invest in a fat sack of these:

Rack Studs

Personally, I like steel cage nuts & screws holding my hardware in place. But the attraction of RackStuds is pretty obvious.

u/Honda_TypeR · 6 pointsr/oculus

That is a good idea. I had to kinda of wing it based on amazon purchase histories of other users (and their reviews)

Here is what I used if anyone is curious

It came with 3 mollys and 3 screws for each one. Oculus sensor cameras are so light weight I did not bother using the mollys. I just used screws only (more than enough grip in drywall for our light weight cams)

u/tricheboars · 6 pointsr/oculus

Okay. So wall mounted sensors are definitely the way to go. I got these:
Uxcell 1/4" Black CCTV Security Camera Metal Wall Mount Bracket

But the wires right? Well for those I got these:
Wiremold C110 1-channel CordMate Kit, White

Then I have 10ft USB 3.0 extension cables on two sensors and a 16ft active USB 2.0 cable on my third sensor.

I ran the cables along the baseboard with the cord mate runners. They are white which matches my baseboards and then I run the cord mates with the sensor cables inside up the walls in the corners.

Shit works. Tracking is flawless. It's barely noticeable and I never have to mess with them now that they are setup.

When it comes to vr don't be surprised if you need to rearrange the layout of your furniture in the computer room. Think long and hard and then commit.

It helps if you draw this shit out first and think about how to lay out it before doing anything. This project will take a day but once your done your done.

u/Paladin- · 6 pointsr/ghostbusters

The Spongeface kits are awesome, and require very little modification on the pack itself, have fun with it and take your time!
As for the battery you want something along the lines of this:
And some Barrel plugs to wire it with like these:

Also definitely check out! The forums are a really handy place to find info and parts of all kinds for Ghostbusters props of all types.

u/glurtz · 5 pointsr/oculus
u/fizo4444 · 5 pointsr/oculus

I use thumb tacks (they actually hold really well) cause I don't want to put holes in my walls either. This is the one I got. I took out all of the extension pieces.

u/VR247 · 5 pointsr/oculus

haha... I bought these 2 for $15. Mounted them last night, they work PERFECTLY.

u/ITCrowdFanboy · 5 pointsr/homelab

Sweet, thanks. Here's a link for all you European homelabbers.

u/ritnour · 5 pointsr/Sysadminhumor

Just finished setting up a new office. I think I may be in love with these guys:

Rackstuds Rack Mounting System, 100-pack

u/TheRealJoeyTribbiani · 5 pointsr/homelab
u/steampvnc1880 · 5 pointsr/oculus

Yep. one more sensor is a must have. Also get three of these wall mounts
I tried going with 8 foot tripods for a while but you'll want as much floor space to walk around in as possible

u/supimacotton · 5 pointsr/OculusQuest

I will be trying out this $19 illuminator instead. Same company, but smaller version, so wasting less electricity. Coverage should be more than enough for any VR play-space.

u/Beep2Bleep · 5 pointsr/OculusQuest

I had it at roughly 4 ft off the ground aimed parallel to the ground this seemed to give the best result.

I wanted to give some information on my testing using IR transmitters to create a play space. I bought the "80ft" transmitter and attempted to use it to create a full size 25x25 foot play space.

It will let you do that you can get a full 25x25 foot play space however it's only front facing. The issue is when you turn your back to the transmitter it doesn't see enough to continue tracking and will drop you out of the experience you are in. If you limit yourself to about 10x10 feet then you can get 360 degree tracking (as it can see enough when you back is turned to keep tracking). It seems like I might be able to grab some spare cellphone flashes on the back side to get a full 25x25 foot play space. It seems reasonable that the "200ft" transmitter should be able to give you a full 25x25 foot 360 degree playspace.

u/Maldane · 4 pointsr/oculus

These are the ones I used, I broke them down to the shortest configuration that I could to make it a cleaner look.

u/Then000bster · 4 pointsr/oculus
u/YOLO_HASHTAG_SWAG · 4 pointsr/oculus

List of components:

u/TrefoilHat · 4 pointsr/oculus

It comes with two sensors.

Another post said Best Buy online has the single sensor, and you also may be able to buy it direct from Oculus (

Don't wait to play roomscale games until you get a third sensor though. Two work surprisingly well, especially if you mount them high (ceiling or wall) and point them down. I used this one with Command strips to stick it to the wall without drilling holes.

Have fun!

u/megandr · 4 pointsr/whatisthisthing

That's no FLIR, that's a regular security camera with IR flood light to improve visibility at night, something like this

u/ThMogget · 4 pointsr/oculus

Kiwi straps suck. Mamut Grips are best for big hands, but are good. AMVR are the best grips. I own both grips. I threw the kiwi things in the garbage.

The silicon interface depends on the person. It doesn't sandpaper your face like the stock one, and feels nice and cool for the first 5 minutes, but it feels awful once it gets sweaty - imagine a wet rubber wedgie on your face. I currently have the VRCover 'facial interface set' with the 'comfort' pad that is pleather. It isn't perfect, but its the best I have found.

I hear some good things about the Studioform strap, but it looks hot and one more thing to mess with. I went went with the Vive Deluxe Audio Strap, but that costs money. I ripped the headphones out of it, so I just have stock audio. I love the quick-adjust thing on the DAS like a hard hat - makes switching people so much faster and better.

Then there is the cable. I don't do the Oculus Link, but even so I have kids and I have heard of people ruining the cable charge port on the Quest yanking on it. I got one of those magnetic USB adapters to reduce the risk of port damage.

All of the goodies need to fit in a case, and I love this thing - its super sturdy and fits it all without being too big.

Then if you want to play in the dark you need a good IR light so it is dark for your wife to sleep but the Quest can still see.

u/ZaneWinterborn · 4 pointsr/oculus

Get an IR light and you can play at night. Something like this.

u/spotwork · 4 pointsr/OculusQuest

I bought one of these for $20.

It works pretty well.

u/MrWeirdoFace · 4 pointsr/OculusQuest

I picked up this one for $15 and it works great. I use it outside in the evening.

u/hepatitisC · 3 pointsr/wyzecam

You could absolutely get away with mounting it on a shelf. I just didn't like that option because the sides of my cabinet blocked some of the field of vision. I used something similar to this rigging up a rare earth magnet and using the old metal plate from the V2. What I used was not the exact model that I linked, so I'm not recommending that one by any means. I took to ebay and found something like that from China for cheap. I think it cost me about $10 for the magnet and mount, so it wasn't bad. Just want to give you an idea of some of the options that you could come up with if the other mounting options don't work well for you.

u/Octoplow · 3 pointsr/Vive

Thanks! Please let me know what you find. Luckily, my son just got back from college ...with a digital calipers.

They confirm power AFTER the breakout is 1.3mm (inner dia.) x 3.5mm (outer dia.) like this cable I'm using:

And the power IN to the breakout appears to be 1.3mm (inner dia.) x 3.75mm (outer dia.) And this roughly agrees with my caveman assessment: it feels like I can cram the breakout A/C adapter into the extension cable above, but I can't quite - even with some force.

But, I don't see an extension cable like than anywhere. Mouser has a 1.3x3.7 connector, and a few 1.3x3.8 connectors. 1.35 inner diameter also seems to be popular. This stuff is all new to me.

u/danbert88 · 3 pointsr/Vive

HDMI + USB + Power + Cable Sleeve = Good extension cable.

I use this setup on the HMD end of the Linkbox with no issues.

u/JaZepi · 3 pointsr/Vive

I'll search my amazon purchase history...gimme 5 min.

Here ya go:

Hanvex HDCA12 12 ft 1.3mm DC Power Extension Cable for Foscam, Agasio, Tenvis, Loftek Wireless IP Camera

u/gswart44 · 3 pointsr/Vive

I've been using this power cable as an extension between the link box and the normal VIVE power cable, and it's been working great. Not sure how it would work as the only cable connected directly to the VIVE though.

u/kjack9 · 3 pointsr/Vive

I got this one for use with my HD558s. I'm then running a 30 ft long headphone extension (15ft from computer to link box, 15 ft for Vive cable) back to a Behringer headphone amp and then a DAC. I also have other 15 ft extensions (DisplayPort, USB, power) from the link box back to my PC.

The end result? 30 ft of Vive leash, headphone cable is cable-wrapped back to a proper headphone amp and DAC. No plugging/unplugging, and good sound quality to boot.

Granted, take everything I just said above with the understanding that I don't have a Vive yet, and it might work great...or not!

u/tenaku · 3 pointsr/SteamVR

This particular extension was recommended by someone that has a Vive pre.

I can't find the original recommendation at the moment :/

u/ffrgtm · 3 pointsr/Vive

> One cool thing your Rift works with your Vive linkbox..

Well it used to on the original vive linkbox, but remember the pro has a proprietary "3-in-1" connector on the HMD side of the linkbox now.

This is more directed towards the first comment in this chain: I successfully used two of the following cable for permanent installation of my v1.0 basestations:

u/Anth916 · 3 pointsr/oculus

> Also note that their maximum recommended area is 8'x8'. And in the link from support the maximum distance between sensors is 14'.

Yeah, I saw that, but I imagine that they are underestimating the range to be on the safe side. I guess I might just have to experiment with the install. It's going to be a bit of a pita to have to experiment, but oh well. I ordered three of these mounts:

So, I'll be able to use these mounts to angle them down towards the play space better. (I currently have them on maximum tilt, but I still don't think they are angled down far enough) besides currently being too far away as well.

u/khoker · 3 pointsr/oculus

I use these camera mounts, which are $6.79 (with free Prime shipping) and give you basically 360 degrees of motion for tweaking the angle.

u/Pteroc · 3 pointsr/oculus

i dont think thats very necessary. though, yeah, might as well. i know exactly what he's talking about. any security camera mount will do.

here are the ones i got.

you can get them in the perfect spot and angle, easy.

u/shortyjacobs · 3 pointsr/oculus

I'm not him, but I used these and these. Looks great and tons of adjustability. I trimmed the command hook/loop strips so only the pull tabs stick out the bottom, (nothing out the top...since the strips are rectangles and the mounting base is circular...).

u/CoryReyes · 3 pointsr/oculus

Just bought this.

You can unscrew the head of sensor and mount on this then put on wall

u/remembertosmilebot · 3 pointsr/oculus

Did you know Amazon will donate a portion of every purchase if you shop by going to instead? Over $50,000,000 has been raised for charity - all you need to do is change the URL!

Here are your smile-ified links:


^^i'm ^^a ^^friendly bot

u/livevicarious · 3 pointsr/oculus These puppies are amazing. All metal, SUPER small, and have complete adjustment for height and rotation adjustment. 6 bucks.

u/i_got_jiggy_with_it · 3 pointsr/homedefense

Just for reference, here is an example PoE injector. Not being limited to batter opens up options if you can run the wire:

I don’t have any camera recommendations for you. But I did have a really shitty night camera for awhile. I ended up setting up an external IR light to make up for it:

So that’s something to keep in mind if you are unhappy with whatever you get or want lighting from another source

u/Westley-Roberts · 3 pointsr/oculus

For $8 you can mount them w/ 3 screws each. You will also save the rest of us from having heart palpitations.

u/CMDR_Beans · 3 pointsr/oculus

The screw threads are the same as standard camera mounts, so I got these from Amazon:

I mounted them about 7' up and angled them downwards:

u/DoesItFitHere · 3 pointsr/oculus

Found the US link: Shappy 3 Pack Security Wall Mount Indoor and Outdoor Mount Bracket Adjustable for Wyze Cam Pan 1080p Pan, Arlo Pro 2, Arlo Pro, Arlo, Arlo Cam and Other Compatible Models (Black)

u/Jesmasterzero · 3 pointsr/oculus

> due to cable management and a less than enthused girlfriend.

Heh, been there.

The rod istelf isn't mountable, it doesn't have screw holes. You could make them yourself I guess, but honestly, you're better off buying some CCTV mounts like this to mount the sensors:

Bright light from the window might interfere with the sensors, but if the windows are covered it will make no difference if the sensor is facing them.

u/hideme09 · 3 pointsr/raspberry_pi

Raspberry Pi zero w



Power Connector

USB Power

Solder kit

Tower Light

Wire diagram

Code in python not the best but that I got on phone.

!/usr/bin/env python2

import RPi.GPIO as GPIO
import json
import base64
import requests
import datetime
import logging
import random
from time import sleep

logging.basicConfig(filename='ci-light.log', filemode='w', format='%(name)s - %(levelname)s - %(message)s')

RED = 17
GREEN = 22
global_state = -2
times = {
"1" : datetime.time(2, 0),
"2" : datetime.time(2, 15),
"5" : datetime.time(2, 30),
"3" : datetime.time(2, 45),
"4" : datetime.time(3, 0),
"5" : datetime.time(3, 15)

Pat= “{token}”
bauth = "Basic " + base64.b64encode(':'+pat)


def clearRed():
GPIO.output(RED, 0)
def setRed():
GPIO.output(RED, 1)
def clearGreen():
GPIO.output(GREEN, 0)
def setGreen():
GPIO.output(GREEN, 1)
def clearYellow():
GPIO.output(YELLOW, 0)
def setYellow():
GPIO.output(YELLOW, 1)
def clearLights():
GPIO.output(RED, 0)
GPIO.output(GREEN, 0)
GPIO.output(YELLOW, 0)

tests to make sure lights and relay are functioning as appropriate

def start_up():

Does little click and light dance to be passive aggressive. don't break builds

def put_on_show(times):
factor = 0.2
while (times > 0):
times -= 1
factor -= 0.015

blinks light

def blink_light(light_pin):
GPIO.output(light_pin, 1)
GPIO.output(light_pin, 0)
GPIO.output(light_pin, 1)
GPIO.output(light_pin, 0)
GPIO.output(light_pin, 1)
GPIO.output(light_pin, 0)
GPIO.output(light_pin, 1)
GPIO.output(light_pin, 0)
GPIO.output(light_pin, 1)
GPIO.output(light_pin, 0)
GPIO.output(light_pin, 1)
GPIO.output(light_pin, 0)

Checks the builds for D or T then determines if broken

will need to be updated to account for unit tests being broken to change to yellow

def check_builds():
buildDefs = "http://{tfsserver}:8080/tfs/defaultcollection/Development/_apis/build/definitions"
buildsUri = "http://{tfsserver}:8080/tfs/defaultcollection/Development/_apis/build/builds?MaxBuildsPerDefinition=1&deletedFilter=excludeDeleted&queryOrder=finishTimeDescending&resultFilter=failed,succeeded,partiallySucceeded&definitions="
s = requests.Session()
s.headers.update({'Authorization': bauth})
r = s.get(buildDefs)

json1 = json.loads(r.text)
str1 = ''
for x in json1['value']:
if 'D' in x['name']:
str1 += str(x['id']) + ','
elif 'T' in x['name']:
str1 += str(x['id']) + ','
buildsUri += str1

r2 = s.get(buildsUri)

json2 = json.loads(r2.text)

state = 0


for x in json2['value']:
if x['result'] != 'succeeded':
return 1

return 0

print('starting up')

main logic loop

while (1):
sleep(3)'Checking builds')
print('Checking builds')

new_state = check_builds()

check builds

if (global_state != new_state):<br />
    global_state = new_state<br />
    print('State changed')<br />'State changed')<br />
    if (new_state == 1):<br />
            print('Broken state - check your builds')<br />
            logging.error('Broken state - check your builds')<br />
            put_on_show(12)<br />
            blink_light(RED)<br />
            setRed()<br />
    elif (new_state == 0):<br />
            print('All clear!')<br />
            put_on_show(12)<br />
            blink_light(GREEN)<br />
            setGreen()<br />
    elif (new_state == -1):<br />
            print('Unit tests are broken - check your builds')<br />
            logging.error('Unit tests are broken - check your builds')<br />
            put_on_show(12)<br />
            blink_light(YELLOW)<br />
            setYellow()<br />
else:<br />'No change')<br />

Also a random human! Good luck!

u/Zakic · 3 pointsr/WindowsMR

I thought about trying to cover a large area with IR light and see what it does to tracking.. see if it would make the head set work in a dim area vs having to have alot of light.. i usually play late at night on my days off (i work graveyard) and having all the lights on can cause quite a bit of light though out the rest of the house where others are sleeping..

something like a pair of thise.. on at each corner or something..;amp;qid=1519781590&amp;amp;sr=8-6&amp;amp;keywords=ir+flood+lights

u/JCrew7384 · 3 pointsr/wyzecam

Like would this one work? It talks about different angles and wave lengths.

Tendelux 80ft IR Illuminator | AI4 No Hot Spot Wide Angle Infrared Light for Security Camera (w/Power Adapter)

u/tripl35oul · 3 pointsr/OculusQuest

Do you think an 80ft Illuminator made by the same company would also be effective? Amazon Canada only has that type.

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/wyzecam
u/ElleMNOPea · 3 pointsr/homeowners

Yep! I used the following:
Mrount Wyze Camera Wall Mount Bracket, Protective Cover with Security Wall Mount for Wyze Cam V2 V1 and Ismart Spot Camera Indoor Outdoor Use by (Black, 1 Pack)

u/andrewcfitz · 3 pointsr/wyzecam
u/sec713 · 2 pointsr/xbox360

Unfortunately the 360 Kinect doesn't have the camera-mount screw threaded hole in the base like the XB1 one does. I know the base of this 360 Kinect mount does. An alternative solution to this problem would be to do what I did, and buy a simple security camera mount kinda like this one and put the Kinect on the wall, behind the TV.

u/BennyFackter · 2 pointsr/oculus

If you'd like to avoid adhesive and prefer screw-mount for any reason, I used these with great results, $8.89. These also allow fully vertical placement, which it doesn't look like the OP link's do.

u/TheBobbboy · 2 pointsr/oculus

Here are the links for all the extras I bought to set it up.

u/AchillesXOne · 2 pointsr/oculus

I have my 3-sensor setup at head level... about 6'. Initially I was going to place them much higher (around 8'); but came to the realization I would be losing a little range in the bargain. It wouldn't be much, but given the size of my playspace, it was borderline achievable, so I played it safe. I rarely encounter tracking issues.

I'm not much a fan of tripods. I find them cumbersome and tacky. I also don't relish the idea of wires hanging out all over the place, or having to reconfigure or reset every time I want to jump in to a session.

I suggest you find a weekend to spend some time measuring the dimensions of your area, invest in some cord concealers at the local hardware place (you can paint them), pick up the recommended USB extension cables (if necessary), and purchase some cheap wall mounts.

The result is functional, an aesthetically pleasing.

My setup - image 1

My setup - image 2

My setup - image 3

Edit: Formatting

u/MattVanAndel · 2 pointsr/oculus

Eeek. Don't mount the sensors on the ceiling... upside-down sensors are the source of more tracking problem threads than can I can count. Get some proper swivel mounts and put the sensors on the wall right-side-up.

These are what I use and endorse, it's just $15 for a 2-pack:

u/IrishVixen · 2 pointsr/Abode

I don't have the video cam, so I can't offer up specific recs, but there are a number of mini/pocket sized tripods with small ball swivel heads that might help if you're wanting to set it on a shelf or table. Manfrotto offers a pretty solid one, or some of the ones sold as cell phone tripods might work if they aren't so lightweight that they fall over easily.

Alternatively, something like this could also work, though depending on camera weight or the center of gravity, you'd probably need to screw it down to the shelf or to a board painted to match:

u/Sigmag · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Man, you have no idea how well it gets rid of that line of sight issue. I can lay prone and shoot! People were getting mad at me in multiplayer for it, lol.

It's super easy and will only cost you $40~ - here's what I used with mine:

u/Xenolith234 · 2 pointsr/oculus

If you have the room/ability, I'd mount the sensors on the ceiling or corners of the room. I got two (VideoSecu 2 Pack 2-6 inch Metal Wall Ceiling Mounts Adjustable Pan Tilt Video Camera Mounting Brackets to mount them cheaply and securely, and three (Cable Matters SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Type A Male to Female Active Extension Cable 5 Meters/16.4 Feet Purchasing a third sensor nets you a USB extension cable, and I also got an HDMI extension cable to give my Rift some extra room. Sorry for all the links! The ceiling setup gives me pretty flawless tracking.

u/Grape_van_ · 2 pointsr/oculus

Using these: VideoSecu 2 Pack 2-6 inch Metal Wall Ceiling Mounts Adjustable Pan Tilt Video Camera Mounting Brackets with Ceiling Clip for CCTV DVR Home Installatio

I'll try to get you a closer picture tonight.

u/Reddituser703 · 2 pointsr/oculus

You can also use camera mounts. This is what I use for mounting my 3 sensors, but there are many different choices if you prefer a different brand.

VideoSecu 2 Pack 2-6 inch Metal Wall Ceiling Mounts Adjustable Pan Tilt Video Camera Mounting Brackets with Ceiling Clip for CCTV DVR Home Installation Surveillance System 1SG

u/CMDR_DrDeath · 2 pointsr/oculus

Looks nice, but I wouldn't store the Rift upside down.
Aside from that you should consider wall mounts like this :;amp;qid=1496041851&amp;amp;sr=8-5&amp;amp;keywords=camera+wall+mount

Very easy to set up.

u/gatormac2112 · 2 pointsr/oculus

THESE are a little pricey at $15 for the pair but are doing a good job for me

u/bifurk8 · 2 pointsr/oculus

I can't comment on the effectiveness of my mounting yet, since I've still just got one sensor until tomorrow - but I've mounted mine about 7 feet high on the wall (just above door frame height). When testing potential mounting spots, I found that any higher and tracking would get wobbly or that the Rift sensor setup would complain about being too far from the sensor.

I used these security camera mounts from Amazon (they sell them in both two packs and single packs, so I ended up buying three total). I like these because they can extend out from the wall with the included extensions and I needed that extra length because I have a really deep desk that would occlude tracking if they didn't stick out so far. Note that these mounts are probably too heavy to use with command strips, they really do need to be screwed in (I tested them with command strips just while I was trying them in different positions and three large command strips did hold the mount+sensor during testing, but didn't seem like it would hold reliably forever).

When testing different positions, I used DeskScene to visualize and test the tracking area. Note that it currently only works with one sensor, but the developer has said he's working on adding support for additional sensors.

I think if you have room for them on your desk, your desk doesn't occlude them when you crouch, and you can step far enough back from your desk when playing to be in their sweet spot, there's no special reason to mount them, though.

u/Nipz-TF2 · 2 pointsr/oculus

I highly recommend you hang them from the ceiling.
You can buy cheap camera mounts on amazon, and pickup a cable hider at home depot. it's cheap, there's no wire mess, it's easy to patch if you ever take it down, and you don't get tracking issues when you go low to the floor where the edge of the table would otherwise block the camera from seeing.
Here's examples,;amp;pd_rd_i=B001D49TU4&amp;amp;pd_rd_r=1N4N8EE6PTT5GCWWFQ7M&amp;amp;pd_rd_w=STdGU&amp;amp;pd_rd_wg=QlaPK&amp;amp;pf_rd_i=b2b-desktop&amp;amp;pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;amp;pf_rd_r=1N4N8EE6PTT5GCWWFQ7M&amp;amp;pf_rd_t=ABGateway&amp;amp;refRID=1N4N8EE6PTT5GCWWFQ7M

u/JohnnyGFX · 2 pointsr/oculus

I bought a pair of these off Amazon. They arrived yesterday and they seem like they are going to work perfectly for mounting up on the wall for my cameras. Comes in a 2-pack.;amp;psc=1

u/Carlifex · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

I have a room where i dont need a tent. Im using this:;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1538577100&amp;amp;sr=1-22&amp;amp;keywords=wall+tripod+mount

connection to the pi: Just get a cable for your A/V output (in my case a Mini USB Cable

Then install entangle on the pi to test it. (better usability) or just read the documentation of gphoto2 to check. You might also wanna look up if your cam is supported by it.


u/kommutator · 2 pointsr/oculus

As /u/deathmonkeyz said, there's a 1/4" tripod mount on the bottom. You can use something like this to mount it to a wall. (That's just the first match I found for such a thing. There's a lot of different styles and prices. Chances are with the low weight of the Oculus sensor, you could get away with something cheaper.)

u/Ryvaeus · 2 pointsr/Twitch

I use this. u/EposVox uses it as well with his Panasonic G7 and for good reason; this thing can hold a pretty hefty load indefinitely as long as it's solidly mounted to something (in my case, I have it screwed onto the underside of a shelf above and behind my monitor).

u/Stridyr · 2 pointsr/Vive

This the Amazon link for the 10ft extension:

Male: 1.3mm (inner dia.) x 3.5mm (outer dia.) plug, Female: Accepts 1.3mm x 3.5mm plug

u/byenilmez · 2 pointsr/Vive

If you're good with soldering or slicing and twisting wires; I recommend this one:

I used it as an extension between breakout and headset but the plug should be same. I'm not at home so cannot confirm. Check with your breakout box. Cut the damaged part and use this one to connect it to breakout box.

u/I_wish_I_was_a_robot · 2 pointsr/amazonecho
u/nestechs · 2 pointsr/Vive

I needed the exact same thing. This is what I went with from amazon. They work great. One is the set of the tripods and the other is the mini ball head you will need for each lighthouse with the tripod.

I would also recommend extending the triple cable an extra 10 feet. You won't be able to keep the cable and HMD in the box after adding the cables, but it doesn't get tangled as easy and just works better when having other people try it for the first time.

u/pj530i · 2 pointsr/Vive;amp;psc=1&amp;amp;redirect=true&amp;amp;ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00

I have those and they work fine. There might be cheaper ones around but that's the plug size you'll want

u/TrptJim · 2 pointsr/Vive

If you want 50ft HDMI I can confirm that this cable works perfectly, camera turned on and everything, for only a couple bucks more than the OP's cable. I'm using this extender for linkbox power and two of these extenders for the lighthouses.

It really is nice to move your setup to a much bigger play space, and being able to extend so far is really handy.

u/enziarro · 2 pointsr/Whatisthis

Search for DC extension, they make them. Stuff like this but you'll have to get the plug size right. Alternatively just cut the plug end off and extend / reterminate the existing cable...

The problem with extending the DC side of any wall power adapter is that the voltage drop from wire gauge, length and connector loss is much more significant for low voltage DC than it is on the 110VAC side. Adding a dozen feet is probably not a problem at [email protected] but it would still be ideal to extend the other side of the transformer wiring (add a regular household extension cord) instead.

u/ohv_ · 2 pointsr/sysadmin

ill pick up a bag, looks neat and nice for those pain to reach spots in the racks.

amazon reviews look promising.

u/ndboost · 2 pointsr/homelab

yuuup those plastic RackStuds I dropped a good chunk of change on for them. I paid $80 shipped for them from amazon, and I wouldn't buy anything else ever again. They are that awesome.

u/Enderzt · 2 pointsr/Vive

Yeah it seems from Vive Pre owners the lighthouses use generic 2.1x5.5mm DC plugs.

there are even white ones as well if they match your walls better.

u/shiny_side_down · 2 pointsr/Vive
u/cpverne · 2 pointsr/oculus

I just got one of these and put it on the wall last night:

Omall (TM) Metal CCD Security Housing Mount Bracket for CCTV Camera

It's really small and light. To mount it, I got some large velcro command strips and cut 2 in half, putting the tabs half on the wall:

Command Damage Free Picture and Frame Hanging, Large Strips

Works great and doesn't seem to have an issue holding the camera up. I'll update if it ever falls off, but I doubt it will.

I'll post a picture of it mounted tonight.

u/flawlesssin · 2 pointsr/oculus

3M Dual Lock Reclosable Fastener SJ3560 250 Clear, 1 in x 6 Ft

I used that and these mounts:

OdiySurveil (TM) Metal CCD Security Housing Mount Bracket for CCTV Camera

No screws needed, and the Velcro hasn't moved a bit so there's no danger of your sensor falling.

They aren't tripods but they're very portable!

u/SpaceNinjaBear · 2 pointsr/oculus

I used these wall mounts. They're small, sturdy, and lightweight--perfect for the Oculus sensors. Medium Command strips are more than enough to hold them up.

Just a heads-up, the base plate is a concave shape, as in it's not completely flat on the bottom, but that's not an issue. You can put a single Command strip across two of the screw holes and the weight of the mount and the sensor will hold it to the wall.

u/whitesox313 · 2 pointsr/oculus

No problem--I'll include them all, plus what I used to mount the cameras if interested. Again, no tracking or lag issues whatsoever. Works like it's plugged directly into the motherboard.

Headset Extension:;amp;psc=1

Sensor Extension:;amp;psc=1

Sensor Mounts:;amp;psc=1

u/chrisv25 · 2 pointsr/oculus

I switched to these based on another responder's recommendation;amp;psc=1

u/shidarin · 2 pointsr/Vive
u/Henry_Yopp · 2 pointsr/Vive
u/ThisNameTakenTooLoL · 2 pointsr/oculus

But you can get regulated wall mounts for half the price:

u/Davidf68 · 2 pointsr/oculus

I got these from the UK Amazon site work a dream from China but arrived in about 1 week. 4 for £11.20 sourcingmap® 1/4" Metal Wall Mount Bracket Black for CCTV Security Camera I also bought this 10 MTR active usb 2 extension for the attic space works absolutely fine no issues yet.UGREEN USB Extension Cable 10m USB 2.0 Active Repeater USB Male to Female Lead With Signal Amplification Active Cord for Printers,Keyboards, Game Console, loudspeakers, scanners, displays, headsets etc.

u/jam905 · 2 pointsr/homeautomation

Probably not what you want to hear, but the simplest way would be to get a z-wave doorbell, or a z-wave doorbell sensor.

u/stayintheshadows · 2 pointsr/alexa

Try either the Ring doorbell products or get a z-wave doorbell like this: Aeotec by Aeon Labs ZW056 Doorbell, Small, White

If you have a hub. Can likely set up a rule either in your hub software or using IFTTT.

I am curious to try this now.

u/NCngnr · 2 pointsr/apple

There's a system called Vera that works decently well. There's an app, several devices by several manufacturers, etc. It does push notifications for my home's door/window sensors and motion alarms. There seem to be doorbells that interface with vera, which seemingly would do the trick.

On that note, this seems to fit what you're after, you just need to have it connect to a z-wave or other home automation controller like one of Vera's. Hope that helps.

u/johnnybags · 2 pointsr/SmartThings

I've got this one:

The "chime" is a z-wave siren with an sd card containing 5 audio files. smart things triggers 1-5, the siren plays the corresponding audio

u/bundlednc · 2 pointsr/homeautomation

Some of the window/door sensors allow you to connect a pair of wires which in this case would allow you to connect alarm wire to the sensor and trigger the z-wave part by pressing the doorbell button connected to the other end of the wire.
I used this one:

Once you can send a z-wave command via the doorbell button then you can make it do a number of things. I trigger an MP3 using this z-wave doorbell: (note that bad reviews are related the the useless wireless button, the actual device is really useful as you can add many other sounds and trigger them with any number of z-wave devices) as well as flash the strobe on a couple of these: Other people have it flash lights, play sounds from their Sonos speakers etc.
This all is assuming you have some sort of HA hub as well.

u/Fauropitotto · 2 pointsr/wyzecam

You'll need separate IR LED banks to illuminate your intended area. Adding more to feed off of a simple USB power source doesn't seem to be wise.

u/tungvu256 · 2 pointsr/Wyze

here you go. some people are using them with Wyze as seen in the reviews

u/James-Lerch · 2 pointsr/videosurveillance

I grabbed both the wide angle and the long range versions of this, Love them. I look at my camera monitors then out the window on a moonless night and it is somewhat freaky to see pitch black out the window but see a black and white daylight brightness level thru the cameras.

Narrow / Long range version
Wide angle / short range version
Power packs

u/Smaskifa · 2 pointsr/homedefense

Agreed, this is definitely the problem, especially in this one. If just changing the aim of the cameras doesn't satisfy you, you can also add IR illuminators to the outside of your home to help out the cameras. I have a few of these. The hardest part of installing them is running power to the lights. I have an outlet in my attic already, so I got DC extension cables to run from the light into the attic.

u/jjkramhoeft · 2 pointsr/oculus

I use wall camera mounts

like these

for my rift sensors you just have to unscrew the stand

edit: it handles turning 360 just fine, the proble there is the cord (both rift and vive)

u/Godit82 · 2 pointsr/oculus

If your playspace has a hard floor I highly recommend some of the anti fatigue foam floor pieces. They make long sessions easier and make kneeling or going prone way more comfortable. Plus it is quite forgiving should you drop a controller or headset. It can also serve as a physical boundary to your play area that you can feel.

You should get some mounts to put your sensors up high on a wall and pointed down. I can recommend a cheap ball joint camera mount that comes in a 3 pack on Amazon.
And these to keep it tidy

If your space is more than 5’ x 5’ you might want to get extension cables for your headset. There is a sticky thread on what cable are confirmed to be compatible.

I’d also consider a “leather” face pad that you can wipe clean. I like my VRCover just because it doesn’t absorb sweat.

You should think about storage too. You want it handy to minimize setup fiction. A shelf or 3d printing hanging fixture on Thingverse perhaps.

I highly recommend having a fan in the room to keep air moving over you face. It helps you get you VR legs by reducing naseau but also prevents your lenses fogging up. Plus the direction of the breeze can keep you oriented in real space without breaking immersion.

u/RowdyPants · 2 pointsr/mazda3

i'm going to follow this guide except i think i'm going to splice on 2.1x5.5mm DC jacks to the light bars and dummy light bulb so i can use DC extension cords and splitter to keep the wiring neat

i linked amazon stuff for convenience sake, this stuff can be bought much cheaper on ebay or aliexpress.

u/techmanj · 2 pointsr/Nest

Definitely the plant.
I'ma nest pro and install lots of cameras.
Once thing I always look out for is how close it is to a tree or plants.
Because if it's too closer to a plant all the ir light will reflect off the plant and make it bright.

If you trim the plant half way it should get you a brighter view of your car.

Or... If you have room and power I've had other clients buy a ir light.
Where you can put in in middle area and it will brighten up your front yard by a lot at night.. but is a little eh asthetics wise.
Univivi IR Illuminator 90 Degree Wide Angle 8-LEDs IR Infrared Light Security Cameras.

u/mega_brown_note · 2 pointsr/videosurveillance

Tonight I'm evaluating this inexpensive illuminator. To my hobbyist eyes it does a very respectable job. I can see facial features beyond the patio.

Comments, please?

u/avluis · 2 pointsr/OculusQuest

Amazon US product link for those too lazy to search (like me)

u/Shneaky · 2 pointsr/wyzecam

I'm having the same issues with my recently purchased pans. 3 cameras in various rooms throughout my house, the IR alone barely penetrates a few feet into the dark. In my kid's rooms they leave nightlights on, so it's not an issue. In our playroom though, I ended up putting my old FosCam on a shelf, and plugging it in just as a supplementary IR illuminator. It has far more IR lights and it lights up a large playroom like a christmas tree. I'm loving almost everything about the Wyze cams, but a little disappointed in the apparent weakness of the IR lights. I'd definitely suggest checking Amazon, they have some cheap IR illuminators that could help.

This one has decent reviews and is mentioned to work great with Wyze cams.

u/shmoe723 · 2 pointsr/wyzecam

I added a couple IR illuminators to handle the after dark lighting for my cameras and actually turned off the IR from the Wyze cams themselves. They aren't any good for outdoor illumination. Not knocking them for that, as I knew that when I purchased. But a couple ir lights like these Tendelux 80ft IR Illuminator Do a great job of lighting the areas my cameras cover. There are many cheap options, just recommending one Inknow that works. You don't have to mount it next to your camera, if that's inconvenient, just where you want the night vision to be lit up.

u/jcann0n · 2 pointsr/wyzecam

Give one of these a try. Point it out where your camera is (generally) and boom! Instant night vision! It automatically turns on at dusk

u/SmoothOpX · 2 pointsr/OculusQuest

I use this one:

Tendelux 80ft IR Illuminator | AI4 No Hot Spot Wide Angle Infrared Light for ... via @amazon


I leave it plugged in all the time and it allows the Quest to track perfectly in the dark. I just aim it up at the ceiling and it illuminates a whole bedroom. You may need more power to play outside though.

u/DrKratoss · 2 pointsr/oculus
u/cocomilan · 2 pointsr/wyzecam
  2. Nope
  3. Powered directly by an outlet through walls like in this guide - same mount I listed too
  4. All placed under roof eaves, though I did seal them with silicone &amp; put a mesh screen on the bottom hole (read reviews on product page for more info)
  5. Samsung 32GB EVO MicroSD Card &amp; it's set to continuously record &amp; events to cloud. Been using them for 4-5 months &amp; no issues. (Well, if I record from the timeline the audio is usually out of sync, but that's actually a firmware issue)
u/sliight · 2 pointsr/Wyze

I bought these for exterior mounting:

For inside I'd probably experiment with the 3m sticky disc and metal disc that sticks to it, that the magnetic camera then sticks to... Literally just stick it to the wall where you want to monitor

Btw, wyze plugs can be used to set timers on your heat and uvb for daytime, then when they turn those off turn on your night lamp or heating pad. I use a dual plug from another company as I've had it long before wyze made theirs.

Could even use the wyze sensors on the doors or cage tops so you're notified when they're opened..

u/alexd51 · 2 pointsr/wyzecam

Wyze Cam Wall Mount Bracket, Wyze Camera Cover with Adjustable Wall Mount for Wyze Cam V2 V1 and Ismart Spot Camera Indoor Outdoor Use, (White 3 Pack)

u/Logvin · 2 pointsr/homeautomation

Well, I live in Phoenix so I don't really deal with rain that much. These ones were installed under an overhang, so they are not getting wet.

I recently purchased this:;amp;psc=1

I'm moving shortly, and some of the locations will be more in the open. This should help I think.

My philosophy with these guys is... I'll risk it. It dies, It was only $25 :)

The live tracking is customizable too. Notice in the first video there is a black patch on the ground on the left? A cat likes to come by in the early morning sometimes and walk along that wall. I modified the tracking target so it doesnt alert me for movement there, only closer to the door.

u/HowDoIDoFinances · 1 pointr/oculus

Opposite corners, up as high as you can, so they're looking down at you seems to work best if you want 360 coverage with 2 sensors. Unfortunately, that'll probably require you to get extension cables, but they aren't that expensive. The front facing setup that Oculus recommends is really fast and really easy, but losing the ability to turn around in VR really hurts the experience, imo.

If you are able to buy a couple extension cables, I'd really consider trying to get them all the way up in a top corner of the room. You may want to consider a third sensor if you really want to go full room scale, too. I have three sensors mounted up high in 3 out of the 4 corners of my room (2 in front, one in back) and tracking is essentially flawless. It's a little bit of extra work to actually mount something to the wall, but it's worth it if you're setting it up for the long run. I used these mounts.

Having extension cables also gives you extra room to work with so that you can properly route the cables in a neat way instead of having them just hanging loose on the wall. I bought some cable concealers and they pretty much blend into the wall, so you really just see the sensor itself. Looks a lot nicer.

u/JoJoIrish · 1 pointr/xboxone

If the Kinect bottom does indeed have 1/4 20 thread...I am spraying something like this off white to match my wall trim on my wainscoting just under the wall mounted TV. Just Amazon search Camera mounts and possible put it right above the TV on the wall, may get you an extra 12 inches space back.;amp;qid=1382819536&amp;amp;sr=8-1&amp;amp;keywords=1%2F4+20+Camera+Mount

u/Indiejeanie · 1 pointr/whatisthisthing

You're using it for its intended purpose as a camera mount

u/ShadowedRain · 1 pointr/oculus

I'm using 3 of These without power adapters and a AmazonBasic for my 4th. Cables can be hit and miss, It depends on your rig.
These are the CCTV mounts I'm using for my sensors.

u/th3v3rn · 1 pointr/Vive

Pretty simple really. Just uses a simple tripod mount system. You could even but to cheap tripods from wallmart.



u/Liberi_Fatales · 1 pointr/oculus

What i do is use these;amp;psc=1

with some of this;amp;psc=1

Works flawlessly and its nice to have varying lengths of mounts.

The tape also wont rip off paint and stucco like command strips will.

u/Halvus_I · 1 pointr/oculus

You can buy real mounts made for cameras, made out of metal for $9. Comes with full range of motion joints.;amp;psc=1

u/Verlena51 · 1 pointr/oculus

I got my headset used for $299 in like new condition. was used once for a demo;amp;th=1

3rd Sensor plugged into an USB 2.0 port on computer;amp;psc=1

Rechargeable AA batteries and charger;amp;psc=1

USB Expansion card;amp;psc=1

Headset and touch wall mount;amp;psc=1

Wall Mount used for rear left sensor;amp;psc=1

Cable management system;amp;psc=1

Mount clip used for front left sensor on shelf;amp;psc=1

HDMI extension for headset, only one used.;amp;psc=1

2 pack 6 feet USB 3.0 extension cables, one used for front right sensor and one used for headset;amp;psc=1

Sensor ceiling mount used for front right sensor;amp;psc=1

3 foot usb 3.0 extension used for front left senor;amp;psc=1

Cleaning Cloths;amp;psc=1

Oculus Rift Facial Interface &amp; Foam Replacement Basic Set

Photo of final setup

I have had no issues at all, this setup working very well for me.

u/Fatal__Exception · 1 pointr/xboxone

Depending on how much room is between the TV and the mantle I would mount the Kinect under the TV with this.;amp;psc=1

u/DanDriggs · 1 pointr/oculus

Yessss 100%! I mounted my 2 sensors to the ceiling, and now I'm able to track all the way down to the floor with no issues. Love it. Will definitely install the 3rd sensor the same way.

For anyone wondering what mount I used (idk, I lurk alot and this would help me lol):;amp;pd_rd_i=B001D49TU4&amp;amp;pd_rd_r=PRWR7G0B6X8WPC0RDBTE&amp;amp;pd_rd_w=9Vk3H&amp;amp;pd_rd_wg=dViLD&amp;amp;psc=1&amp;amp;refRID=PRWR7G0B6X8WPC0RDBTE

u/TrevEB · 1 pointr/oculus

The room is 11'x12'
No bed however there is a couch which takes up some valuable space.
I used wall bushings that I sawed partially in half with a dremel so that I could slip the cable into it without having to cut the USB head off. I also had to soak the bushing is boiling water to soften it up a bit for bending. It makes the hole in the ceiling very clean. The hole itself was drilled just wide enough to get the USB head through. I'll post some pics soon of the wires. :)
Here is a list of parts.
Ceiling Mounts;amp;psc=1
Wall Bushings;amp;pd_rd_i=B01EKG1K1W&amp;amp;pd_rd_r=69VB8HQYJYJ1ABYZDDNH&amp;amp;pd_rd_w=kvX5u&amp;amp;pd_rd_wg=VNk2q&amp;amp;psc=1&amp;amp;refRID=69VB8HQYJYJ1ABYZDDNH
StarTech 4 port PCI Express;amp;psc=1
Cable Matters Active USB 3.0 16 feet;amp;psc=1

u/firepixel · 1 pointr/oculus

I just finished playing 15 levels of Brookhaven Experiment (amazing game), 3 sensors is all you need. I have two in the front corners on tri-pods roughly 5 feet from the ground and 8 feet apart angled toward the center of the play space and one rear center mounted 6" down from a 8' celing with this mount approximately 13 feet from the front. I know this isn't the recommended setup, I plan to try a few setups and decide what I like best. I had a 4th sensor on order but I decided to cancel it since 3 sensors works so well. My play space is roughly 9' x 9' right now, the only time I notice any goofiness is when I'm facing one of the rear corners and slowly turning, the handoff from one sensor to the next makes my pistol move in or out about 3-4 inches. It's not noticeable when I'm playing the game, just when I'm slowly rotating to test tracking.

u/immortaldual · 1 pointr/oculus

This is what I went with. It's a 2-pack so I'm ready for when touch comes out.;amp;psc=1

u/genericallyloud · 1 pointr/oculus

Just for variety, this is what I got.;amp;psc=1

Its a pack of two, so there's one for when the touch comes out. I've been happy with mine so far.

u/thyturnip · 1 pointr/oculus

I bought these and they've held up with just three thumb tacks since December with zero issues;amp;psc=1

u/seevee1 · 1 pointr/oculus
u/xSleepsinclassx · 1 pointr/oculus

I use these:;amp;psc=1

Thumbtacks in the screw holes to mount to the wall with minimal destruction.

u/knexfan0011 · 1 pointr/oculus

The sensors can be unscrewed from the bases, then you can use standard CCTV mounts if that's more convenient for you.
I could not get mine unscrewed though, so ymmv.
Other users have used mounts like these.
I personally built an overhead mount from k'nex that is self supporting and sits on shelves/doorframe, so I didn't have to drill into the wall/ceiling, but something like that can get very time consuming and bulky depending on how big your room is.

u/diminutive_lebowski · 1 pointr/oculus

I've ordered some of these Command Picture Hanging strips and a couple security camera mounts that I'm going to try to use with the Rift's sensor(s).

The picture hanging strips should allow for moving the second sensor from one corner to another if necessary. E.g. game "A" works best with two front mounted sensors but game "B" works best with opposite corner mounted sensors... In theory I should be able to detach a camera and reattach it in the desired location without much fuss and without making a lot of holes in the wall.

u/honeyfage · 1 pointr/oculus

I use these mounts with command strips for my sensors. Two strips per mount and they seem very stable

u/Richard_MF_Nixon · 1 pointr/oculus

I screwed my sensors into these mounts, then used heavy duty velcro on the wall and the back of the mounts to secure them on the walls.

u/pchadrow · 1 pointr/oculus

I'd recommend wall or ceiling mounting them.

Use these:;amp;psc=1

Affordable and can be held in place with thumbtacks, so no drilling worries. Just shorten them to their shortest length and they'll work great

u/hutch_t1 · 1 pointr/oculus

That is correct, I had bought these to mount them upside down on my ceiling, and have one of them on a 2 meter USB 3.0 active extension cable. I've played through several different experiences, and no jumps anymore so far.

I used the below graphic as the basis for my new setup (making sure not to go past the listed measured distances.

u/mikegriffin84 · 1 pointr/oculus

We will have to agree to disagree. Do it right the first time. If you are doing room scale take the 15 minutes it took me to mount my sensors in the corners. It literally took me 15 minutes. Get a latter or stool and hold the sensor mount base up in the corner with about 2 or 3 inches of space from each wall and mark the 3 holes with a marker in each corner. Then go to each corner and drill the 3 holes that are the correct size for the drywall anchors you will use in each corner. Then install the drywall anchors then the mounting plate then screw the sensors to the plates. Then plug in your sensors. Done. Then you don't have to worry about bumping sensors or the table the sensors are on or re-calibrating you setup.

I use these:;amp;psc=1

u/nellj21 · 1 pointr/oculus

Thank you for the suggestion. I went ahead and placed a mount above my computer, but I guess since it's so close and high the tracking is a little wonky. I can mount the sensor back onto it's original mount when i want to do a sit down session. These are the mounts I'm using;amp;psc=1

u/iNeedAValidUserName · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

It mounts like this. If you have no top bezel it will cut off your a very small portion. (it is the closer one)

It does have a screw hole for a tripod/mount though so I guess you could use something like this, 3M strips could probably hold it if you can't screw into a wall or anything. here is a customer image from amazon of someone doing something similar

u/XpoopcakesX · 1 pointr/battlestations
u/ProperAbility · 1 pointr/Twitch
u/DeVinely · 1 pointr/Vive

Other people said they were using this cable.

That claims to support up to 3amps. I don't remember what the vive adapter states, you will have to look.

You would just cut off the female end, strip the wires, and screw them into that male adapter. Or if you wanted, get a second shorter cable and make a male to male to leave the longer extension intact.

u/RobKhonsu · 1 pointr/Vive

At the advice of another post I just bought these to extend the cable from the linkbox to the headset by 10 feet.;amp;psc=1&amp;amp;redirect=true&amp;amp;ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00;amp;psc=1&amp;amp;redirect=true&amp;amp;ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00;amp;psc=1&amp;amp;redirect=true&amp;amp;ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00

Just received them last evening and had no problems in Holopoint or Space Pirate Trainer. Put up new high scores in both of them actually =D

I was also advised to get some 1/4" cable sleeving for them, but the advised product did not fit around the HDMI header. I had some other sleeving at home so I just used that.

u/ProtonMurphy · 1 pointr/Vive

Had the same issue (though on level 30 &gt;.&lt;). Here's now I fixed it:

I purchased 10' extensions for the HDMI/USB/Audio cables and then (this is key) wrapped them in these.

A costly upgrade but I haven't had a single wire issue since. You still get wrapped up if you're not careful but it's easy enough between rounds to see which way you need to turn during the next round to undo it.

Here's my stream from last night when I got rank #3, you can see my wire setup and technique for monitoring it (skip around).

u/wouldnotjointhedance · 1 pointr/Vive

Here is a very old thread about the sizes for the power connectors:;utm_medium=web2x


&gt;Thanks! Please let me know what you find. Luckily, my son just got back from college ...with a digital calipers.
&gt;They confirm power AFTER the breakout is 1.3mm (inner dia.) x 3.5mm (outer dia.) like this cable I'm using:
&gt;And the power IN to the breakout appears to be 1.3mm (inner dia.) x 3.75mm (outer dia.) And this roughly agrees with my caveman assessment: it feels like I can cram the breakout A/C adapter into the extension cable above, but I can't quite - even with some force.
&gt;But, I don't see an extension cable like than anywhere. Mouser has a 1.3x3.7 connector, and a few 1.3x3.8 connectors. 1.35 inner diameter also seems to be popular. This stuff is all new to me.

u/Jangomoose · 1 pointr/Vive

Does the DC cable need to go into the Link box to power the USB or HDMI? If not couldn't you bypass the link box for power and connect it to a female to male extension.;amp;psc=1&amp;amp;smid=A1MJXBMMDKYADG
Just a thought.

u/amoliski · 1 pointr/Vive

Cheap tripods are great for traveling, and I've given over a hundred demos with them, but they kinda get in the way, and the larger you make the footprint (to improve stability) -the more they encroach in your play space.

I use these tripods with these swivel adapter things for my on-the-road show. As long as they don't get bumped, you're good to go.

For home, I use This tension rod and this rod mount - you may need a longer rod- I run it from the top of my dresser to the ceiling and the top of my computer desk to the ceiling. The 87 inch one isn't long enough to go from floor to ceiling for me.

As far as other essentials, two of these help with plugging the lighthouses in. An HDMI Extender, Power extender, and a USB 3.0 Extender (those three work perfectly for me) will make your life 100x more easy, especially if your computer isn't directly next to your play space. The extra 10 feet makes a world of difference for reducing tangles, reducing the number of times you have to stop and untwist your cord, and making you not worry about yanking on your computer when you get to the far corner.

Lastly, this wireless keyboard thing will save you from running back and forth from your desktop.


As far as sweatyness, I got over the ickyness pretty quickly. My friends have mastered basic hygiene, and face sweat doesn't smell all gross or anything. After each demo, I run the foam under the sink to rinse it off, then dab it with a paper towel and set it on a box fan to dry. It's good to go as soon as the next person is done and I repeat the process. I ended up buying a set of new face foams from the HTC website after I lost my narrow face foam though :(

u/Warhawk444 · 1 pointr/Vive

I'm not home atm so cant take pics. Ill try to do that tomorrow but if you dont hear back just cokment on this tread again to remind me id be more than happy to show you. Here are the three cables i purchased, id recommend only these three as i had to do some research because a lot of lower quality cables will cause latency or simply not work at all also, any more than 10 feet will cause issues as hdmi cables dont transfer data over long distances very well. The towel rack and shower rings where purchased at a local home improvment store so no links for those but you can find those at any walmart target lowes etc.


u/DuaneAA · 1 pointr/Vive

When I put an extension between the linkbox and the headset cable for a larger play area a little ways away from my computer I used the following cable for the power:;psc=1


This is NOT the cable you need since it is female on one end and male on the other end, whereas you need male connectors on both ends if you are going from the linkbox to the headset directly, but it might at least point you in the right direction. Also, I haven't pulled the cable loose from the headset in a while, but the shape of the surrounding plastic on connector end at the headset may be critical as it is a tight fit next to the other connectors.


Hope this helps.


u/Hotrian · 1 pointr/Vive

I don't have my Vive yet, but I'm reading they're 2.5m or approx 8ft. If you need longer cables you can either use a standard extension cord or something like this should work great for extending the cord itself.

u/Abcdqfr · 1 pointr/Vive

You want a 1.5mm x 3.5mm adapter. Or just an extension if it suits your fancy. If you want an entirely new adapter, make sure it's rating for at least as many amps as the original. I think it's just 1A, but you can double check to make sure.

Scratch that, just reread the title. Thought you were asking for the linkbox. 2.1mm x 5.5mm for the lighthouse/base stations. 2.5A if you want to replace, though I read ~1A should work if you're in a pinch

u/Zenkin · 1 pointr/sysadmin
u/pseudopseudonym · 1 pointr/DataHoarder

I would never buy a threaded rack. It's not compliant, it's generally a bad idea and it's extremely unlikely to be compatible with all your equipment. Cage nut fo' fucking life.

That being said, I will probably be using these bad boys on a cage nut rack:

Anyone know of a cheap 10GbE router? :P An EdgeRouter won't cut it.

EDIT: Aha, only just realized I'd linked a threaded rack in my post. Here's a better one:

u/g-coded · 1 pointr/Vive

/u/DrNotThatEvil You should check to see if your outlets are close enough to your intended base station locations. The cord length is 8', so putting these up high(recommended), doesn't give you much length to work with to reach an outlet. This of course can be done with an extension cord, however I just found this while looking for the cord length(which I'm going to swap an extension cord with myself)

u/zgo280 · 1 pointr/Vive

White for wifey appoved vr livingroom set up.

Just ordered this.

u/lamuril · 1 pointr/oculus

These are the mounts we used, and a lot cheaper than the ones linked on the wiki: OdiySurveil (TM) Metal CCD Security Housing Mount Bracket for CCTV Camera

We also bought this 3.0 USB Anker port as I was under the impression we would need it and it was recommended on a thread. We actually ended up not needing it, but we still have it available in case we need to free up usb slots. I would double check on other threads that it does indeed work before just taking my word for it, as I haven't tested it yet personally

u/carrotstien · 1 pointr/Vive

hmm, I might use THIS or THIS as a secondary mount point to try to reduce jitter.

u/arnoldstrife · 1 pointr/Vive

It's a standard camera tripod mount. You can use any camera mount.


For example,


But really any mount anything that uses the standard tripod screw.

u/shottogan · 1 pointr/PSVR

Retractable with great height, even with this low entertainment block. 😼🎶
Should work with either generation PS4 camera; just remove its stand.

I made one of the mount holes large enough (with a small drill bit.. ideally you'd have the proper bit size 🥴) to fit my TV's bolt. If yours is smaller screen size it may have smaller bolts.

The parts:

u/darealdsisaac · 1 pointr/oculus

USB Extension

USB card (This is the only one I've seen that is recommended. I need it because I don't have enough ports.)


Accessories total: $56
Oculus total:$497
Vive total:$500

u/Romthirty · 1 pointr/oculus;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1481588853&amp;amp;sr=8-12&amp;amp;keywords=saddle+dash+cam+holder

It's an Amazon seller, I ordered 3 of them and only received 2 of them so I can't say I recommend buying from that seller, but I do recommend the product. They are nice and strong, which is unfortunate that I didn't get all 3.

I placed an order for this one for my 3rd sensor:;amp;psc=1

Which is almost the same, but doesn't have the 3M adhesive. I suppose I could buy my own adhesive, or I can use 3 thumb tacks as I've seen people do with these.

u/EarlyVsMidThirties · 1 pointr/oculus

Omall (TM) Metal CCD Security Housing Mount Bracket for CCTV Camera

Just sold out. But very small and cheap wall mounts.

u/wiljc3 · 1 pointr/skyrimvr

I stuck them up with two medium size 3M Command strips each instead of drilling in my rental. They've been rock solid since August, so I can recommend this method!

u/Twelvers · 1 pointr/oculus

These worked great for me as far as the mounting goes. The 3M strips did work for ceiling mounting it, even though the bottom isn't flat. Eventually, after a month or so of testing I will probably screw them in.

I'd also invest in some cable hiders because while the mounted sensors look great, the wires look like shit running all around my room lol.

u/HaCutLf · 1 pointr/Vive

If you don't mind hanging it on your wall you can get something like [this] (;amp;ref=yo_pop_mb_pd_title), or use one of the wall mounts that came with your base stations. You could also use a tripod or something.

u/Phludd · 1 pointr/oculus

I have all 4 of my sensors mounted 7 ft up, I have switched back to only using 3 till I get this issue resolved.

I tried using the cable matters 16ft active USB 3.0 cable for one of my fronts sensors but it wouldnt detect as 3.0, so I swapped it for the 10ft passive one and it worked fine.

Here are the mounts and cable I have had success with:

10ft USB 3.0 cable-;amp;psc=1

u/Xalic · 1 pointr/oculus

sure. I bought two of these;amp;psc=1 and just used drywall anchors I had to mount then on the wall my computer is on.

u/mav3r1ck92691 · 1 pointr/oculus

So it's tough for your space since it's pretty small. Given the furniture you have that could interfere I would probably place the one camera centered on the wall above your bed up near the ceiling and angled towards the center of your play area, and the other centered above your window near the ceiling.

Generally having them in opposite corners (this is how mine are) would be better, but your cabinets would get in the way. You might have some issues since you will be fairly close to the camera, but I think you can get away with it.

My cameras are mounted using 3m command strips and small camera mounts. I chose this route since I cannot drill into my apartment walls without losing my deposit. I just stuck the strips to the back of the mounts and to the walls. If you choose this route make sure you give the adhesive some time to set before you actually put the camera up (on both the camera mount and the wall).

These are what I used:;amp;psc=1;amp;psc=1

u/jonesRG · 1 pointr/oculus

Anything that supports a 1/4"-20 thread type. I used these and the extension cable that came with my LeapMotion HMD mount to run the 2 opposing cameras. Works great. There is some random occlusion but I rarely notice it in game, and its only if I'm close to the walls.;amp;psc=1

u/TacticalBeaver · 1 pointr/oculus

I use these and attach them to the ceiling/wall with 3M command strips.;amp;psc=1

u/EarthlyDragon · 1 pointr/oculus

You could just use a security camera mount. Got mine for $7 on amazon

u/rustysawdust · 1 pointr/oculus

There are some good for VR reviews for these ones:

u/mrmonkeybat · 1 pointr/oculus

This one is adjustable to all angles and still quite cheap. If you don't want to make holes stuff the back with blu tack, or screw it to a board you can put Command Strips on.

u/q-bus · 1 pointr/homeautomation

This doorbell let you have multiple audio files on it and you can set up home automation to trigger the different ones . You basically send the audio file number to parameter six.

u/artel · 1 pointr/homeautomation

I own the Aeotec doorbell which is powered by an outlet.

You can configure the sounds that are played by plugging in a USB cable to the back of the device and uploading your own MP3s. It's not as loud as an alarm, but for your situation that may be acceptable.

u/iFizzgig · 1 pointr/SmartThings

I believe you can can come figure the Aeon Labs doorbell to do this with a custom app.

u/Murfgon · 1 pointr/videosurveillance

WDR is great for certain situations sadly not this one, what you need is more IR lighting.
Here’s a quick video about WDR .
There are some cameras that will work in very low light conditions the Axis cameras with their lightfinder technology is great or the starlight cameras are amazing failing that something like;amp;qid=1568064140&amp;amp;s=gateway&amp;amp;sr=8-4 would help a lot , try a magazine with a face on it put it on your vehicle so you can see how good it looks. Though you don’t seem to have a definition problem just a lighting issue. Hope this is some help to you.

u/Pluckerpluck · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

What I want to know is whether something like this can light up the room for the cameras.

They obviously see infrared (the controllers use them), so lighting up the room with non-visible light could be a way to get a dark room with decent tracking. It depends if the IR light is too bright and blots out the controllers tracking (though tracking still works on the Rift in the sun, it's just a bit flaky)

u/VueVille · 1 pointr/homedefense

I got these, but off eBay. There are hundreds of Chinese brands all selling probably the exact same device.

Works very well, although the beam is on the narrow side. I have two of them covering a 120 degree sweep and they are very very bright.

My next purchase would however be these, the LEDs seem to be EXIR rather than the standard IR LED:

u/draginator · 1 pointr/oculus

I have amazon, it cost me $8.

u/Houndie · 1 pointr/oculus

This was my first wall mounts:;amp;psc=1

In terms of what they are, they're fine. They attach to the wall with command strips. My problem with them was that the command strips didn't adhere well enough, and kept falling off my wall. I could have bought better command strips I suppose, but I went with something different.

Since I don't have any problem with putting holes in my wall, these were my second wall mounts:;amp;psc=1

So far I've had no problem with these.

u/jello_aka_aron · 1 pointr/oculus

Something like this then stick on walls/ceiling with Command Strips seems to be the best way to go. Maybe some of the Command cable routing hooks as well to keep those all clean and neat looking

u/aenathema · 1 pointr/oculus

Any concern with the command strip not holding?

I just ordered these because they are real cheap:

u/UndeadHero · 1 pointr/oculus

I just got these:;amp;psc=1

Mounted 2 on the ceiling in the front (with duct tape until I can experiment with the setup, holding fine with my one sensor).

In the rear I have this:;amp;psc=1

Which is what I was using previously with my one sensor.

u/Bran04don · 1 pointr/oculus

I bought these but they are cheaply built, plastic mounts with really bad screws but it did the job and as long as I leave them alone now they will last.

Also I bought from Amazon UK
Shappy 3 Pack Security Wall Mount Indoor and Outdoor Mount Bracket Adjustable for Wyze Cam Pan 1080p Pan, Arlo Pro 2, Arlo Pro, Arlo, Arlo Cam and Other Compatible Models (Black)

u/tbonge · 1 pointr/oculus
u/Gnant · 1 pointr/Hue

Sure. You will need to purchase a power supply (this one is 12 volt) to drive this controller. So figure out if your strips are either 12 or 24 volt. If they happen to be 24 volt, this controller has a built in power supply for 24 volt LED strips only. Both can be added to the Philips Hue Bridge.

As for connections, I used these for RGB strips and these for power connections.



u/atetuna · 1 pointr/flashlight

I haven't been happy in my search for IR lights too.

If you can use AC power or 12V DC, then look at some IR floodlights. Here's an example. It's "850nm", but it's not just a single wavelength. The output is a curve that extends down to visible wavelengths. Usually that's not a good thing, but in your case it is if you're using that film.

For flashlights, I've been underwhelmed. I got a couple of multi core zoomies built on the SK68 since I didn't want to spend a lot unless I find something decent or build my own. If I build my own, it'll be built on a showerhead reflector flashlight so that I can put in enough emitters to get a lot of output.

Have you tried IR with digital cameras? The cheap Gopro clones, actually more like SJCAM SJ4000 clones, have an IR filter that's possible to remove. I think there are adapters that would let you use a long pass filter too. Supposedly some cell phones don't have IR filters on the selfie cam too.

u/afternoonjoke · 1 pointr/flashlight

Would love one of these... Univivi IR Illuminator 90 Degree Wide Angle 8-Leds IR Infrared Light for Security Cameras. lolol

Edit. If that doesn't work this time.. then I guess this one

Manker E02 Best AAA Flashlight 180 Lumen Right Angle Keychain Light Mini EDC LED Flashlight with High CRI Nichia 219C, Reversible Clip &amp; Magnet Tail - Black Color

u/xyvyx · 1 pointr/homesecurity

you mean like this? ~ 90 degrees.

u/pmgta · 1 pointr/wyzecam

I've been using a couple of these around the house for over a year. I'm happy with it and service was great when I had an issue ( my fault ) with one.;keywords=ir+illuminator&amp;qid=1562946265&amp;s=gateway&amp;sprefix=ir+ilum%2Caps%2C231&amp;sr=8-3

u/DavidTennantsTeeth · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

I purchased this IR floodlight for $19 on amazon. Put it in the corner of my room and I can play in bed in complete darkness.

u/SAM0070REDDIT · 1 pointr/oculus

Tendelux 80ft IR Illuminator | AI4 No Hot Spot Wide Angle Infrared Light for Security Camera (w/Power Adapter)

u/overzeetop · 1 pointr/oculus

Since the cameras have to be unfiltered in the IR to see the controllers, there's a good chance you could get a small IR illuminator like this $19 one at 940nm that should be effectively invisible to humans and just illuminate the room with it if you want to use the unit in darkness. The IR should bleed through all RGB/Bayer filters to put data into every channel, meaning that even if the Quest only uses, say, green to identify objects it will still work.

If you're handy with a soldering iron you can probably make a light for $5-6 in a pinch.

u/Masterep01 · 1 pointr/wyzecam

Supplemental IR motion lights are great!

Looking at your image you might want to consider this fixture. I have five of this units with no issues. I just purchase power cord extensions to mount the units where I need it. Also, a light source should always be mounted behind or above the camera to avoid the white-haze effect on the videos.;psc=1

With IR lighting please keep in mind that too bright of a light source will create an over saturated image and you the details will be washed out. Example you will see the person but the face might be unrecognizable as it may be white-washed.


Have fun!

u/Ubelsteiner · 1 pointr/OculusQuest;amp;psc=1 would something like this work for Quest tracking in the dark? I hate having my overhead lights in at night, and this would be handy for outdoor parties that go on after dusk, it it will work like I hope.

u/GeorgeHStrait · 1 pointr/homedefense

I got Yi Home cameras and some outdoor housings. Those two with extension cable and SD cards costs around $65 each. No subscription needed. I’ve had them up all year through snow, way below freezing temperatures and extreme heat with no issues. The housing I used is different, and it actually added a glare when the night vision is on, but my neighbor has the ring outdoor camera and out footage quality is extremely similar if not the same. Yi does make an outdoor camera, but it wasn’t out by the time I got this set up, but it works too well to replace

Camera - $35.99

Housing - $14.99

Extension Cable - $9.99

SD Card - $6.99

u/CaptainMiserable · 1 pointr/wyzecam

I have tested with 10 foot and 6 foot extender with success. I purchased these back in 2013. Nothing special about them though, at the time of purchase they were half the price they are listed at now. I also purchased a 25 foot cable that I use to run outside.

6 Foot Extender
10 Foot Extender
25 Foot Cable

u/iamk3 · 1 pointr/wyzecam

Sorry for the late reply. This is the exact one I bought in November:;amp;ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title

It is still working well today!

u/hurricanesfan66 · 1 pointr/googlehome

So, no. I didn't have anything close either. I was hoping you didn't ask for my rig here, lol! Kind of piece mealed together. So I bought a 20ft cable (;amp;psc=1) it is not, that I see, weatherproof although it still is outside, under a piece of siding, down through my side garage door and into the garage.

u/sschardi · 1 pointr/wyzecam
u/SLI_GUY · 1 pointr/OculusQuest;psc=1


I use this one, works perfectly and lights up the entire room

u/atvking · 1 pointr/wyzecam

This is pretty much what I did:

  1. Wyze Cam mounted to soffit using this mount with USB power cord run into attic vent
  2. USB plugged into to ethernet adapter (not this exact one but same idea)
  3. Ethernet cord run accross attic and down wall into basement
  4. Ethernet adapted back to USB
  5. Adapter plugged into a 5000mAh cell phone powerbank for battery backup
  6. Powerbank plugged into wall using included Wyze Cam power brick.

    I'm using a 32gb class 10 micro sd (can't remember the brand) and so far everything has held up great in a Canadian winter. We've had all kinds of different weather from rain to ice to snow (and lots of it)! Temps ranging from 15 celsius to -25 celsius.

u/Elasion · 1 pointr/DataHoarder

Yah I’ve seen ones like that, something like this looks more protective imo (

I wouldn’t leave it somewhere where rain/snow is going to hit it (I’m in so cal so not much of an issue) but leaving it under an eve would be fine imo. With this one the main issue is the power cable is exposed, putting some silicone around that outlet, connection and even camera hole would make it pretty ideal imo.

u/mightyarrow · 1 pointr/wyzecam

u/DrFunStuffs, I just finished mounting a weatherproof housed V2 onto my vinyl siding - see here. I did a combination of screwing the housing mounts into the siding + using an installer bit to drill a hole through the house.


Then ran cable through and sealed up with silicone caulk on both sides.

u/sgorneau · 1 pointr/wyzecam
  1. Yes .. these and I love them;amp;psc=1

  2. Nope! And this past summer I've been through 100°F days, full sun, 60MPH winds, sideways 3" rain storms ... and now this winter -20°F nights, snow, ice, rain .... rain that then flash freezes.

  3. Each exterior camera is mounted to window trim. The included USB cables running through the window to an outlet nearby. The flat cable makes this practical because it doesn't interfere with the window weather stripping.

  4. a) Mounted to first story window exterior trim, covered front porch b) mounted to second story window exterior trim looking down at driveway, enclosure fully exposed to elements c) mounted to second story window exterior trim looking down at pool, enclosure fully exposed to elements d) mounted to wall in garage

  5. Patriot 32GB SD in each for all-time recording, sending clips to the cloud. Waiting to hear about RTSP to make a decision on the upcoming storage device. (really, really hoping for RTSP)
u/chailatte_gal · 1 pointr/wyzecam
  1. Yes using an enclosure. See my set up here. Link go Amazon mounts I ordered. They are not water proof but help keep water off. I mounted under eaves to help.

  2. No issue with elements. Has been -32F air temp and -55 WC and no issues.

  3. Powering by using a light socket to plug adapter (last photo in link above).

  4. Attaches under eaves. I have 2 cameras mounted outside one at each door.

  5. Using Samsung Evo 32 GB SD card. 32 GB IS max it can take I believe.