X10 Helps Keep Wide Watch
X10's Ninja Pan 'n Tilt gives your remote camera more than just one viewpointA few years back, I came up with an idea to take some of my extra computer equipment and create a remote camera system to watch my familys vacation property. I figured that for very little cost, I could use a computer and Web camera to take periodic pictures of the property. I was wrong. To see more than just a little section of lawn, I would have needed additional cameras, cabling, hardware and even some customized programming. Times have changed, however. With X10s Ninja Pan n Tilt camera mount, configured with an X10 wireless camera, you can see more than the grass growing in the same old place. In backyard tests, I was able to scan almost all of my back and side yards.
The Ninja has a couple of configurations and add-ons. The basic package with camera includes the Pan n Tilt base and wall mount, an XCam2 wireless camera, a Video Receiver and a Ninja ScanPad wireless remote unit to control the robotic bases movement. Using this $170 package, you can quickly and easily start monitoring your property with a TV or VCR. Simply mount the Ninja unit with camera on a wall, plug it in, connect the video receiver to a TV or VCR, point the receiver at the camera, and a picture of reasonable quality appears.