simple home monitoring?

Tim Chase blinux.list at
Sun Jul 19 12:18:44 UTC 2015

On July 18, 2015, Karen Lewellen wrote:
> what on earth is blink?

It's D-as-in-dog Link ("Dlink"), a manufacturer of networking
equipment and networked security systems.

I don't have any personal experience with them, but it looks like you
can get a wireless camera unit for under $50 (forgive the
horrifically long URL)

Based on a quick perusal of those results, this one (again, forgive
the long URL),or.&tch=1&ech=1&psi=DOyqVZPUEoSQyASHh6fgDw.1437264902041.9&ved=0CAQQpitqFQoTCKu05uX15cYCFYwriAodYu0Lxw&ei=3OyqVavWJozXoATi2q-4DA

seems to have the basic features you're hunting at a reasonable
cost.  While obviously a security camera, it appears to be about the
size of a baseball/tennis-ball sitting on a similarly-sized base,
somewhat like a medium-sized snow-globe.

I can't vouch for the accessibility of it (it claims to have a web
interface but might require sighted help when targeting the door), but
that's certainly an option to explore.


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