>> IoT IN ACTION - REMOTE MONITORING DEPLOYED AND LIVE!
.. to finish it all up, the solution is deployed - can you spot it?
I took it easy last night to wake up at 05:00 so I could make the trek
down to my building site to install the remote monitoring solution. I
made a few small tweaks based on how much of a data plan was available
and started the journey with it facing forward in the car so I could
capture some of the Australian outback on my way down.
The most difficult problem was making sure that the solution was
concealed sufficiently to the untrained eye, so the unsuspecting
contractors would not figure out they were being watched - it is
impossible to hide completely, especially if the viewer knows
what they are looking for.
Unfortunately I was unable to install it exactly how I wanted - the
USB extension cable was too long to power the camera hardware so
a little bit of improvisation needed was needed. I can always make a trip down
with a new extension before I head back to Europe - but this will be
a good test of how the system is configured and how it handles the weather.
A small sample (cut from different times of the day) is below:
Only time will tell if I chose the right solar panel to maintain charge to the
12V battery and if the weather conditions do not have a major impact on how
the solution runs - as the first day almost reaches a close, so far there
have been no hick-up's. My fingers and toes are crossed!