Curious what others use to monitor your Shapeoko from afar?
I’ve seen some non-WiFi cameras with stand alone monitors, mostly in the video baby monitor department.
I’ve seen some fairly cheap ($25), to very expensive, WiFi based cameras. I could view these on a separate device, or even buy a cheap kindle fire ($50) as a dedicated monitor for it. My only concern here is possible bandwidth hogging.
Also, I’ve thought about plugging my Shapeoko into a WiFi enabled outlet to allow shutdown from afar. While I never plan to leave the house with it running, the ability to kill power from anywhere in the house could be nice.
And lastly, I’d love to add a smoke detector. The WiFi ones are probably out of budget, but I’d hear a normal one through the camera (do people usually leave the sound on or muted?). Has anyone had difficulty with a smoke detector in close proximity to a Shapeoko causing false alarms due to dust or light burning?
Just want to make sure I’m protecting my home, family, and investment…but without going too overboard or breaking the bank. Thanks!