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# 249348 7-May-2019 10:47
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Geektastic posted in another post that he had a Vodafone sim used in a gate. I wondered why and what the setup there was.

If standard usage is person-to-person calls & texts, text alerts from systems, browsing the internet, and security camera’s; what other activities to people use mobile technology for, and how?




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  # 2232201 7-May-2019 11:21
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A lot of cheap hunting (/security) cameras connect by mobile network; eg.

 

https://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/video-cameras/security-spy-cameras/listing-2052779075.htm?rsqid=5fb951d39a894e3c97c8e04ab15a0697-001

 

 

 

As do some not so cheap security cameras. 

 

https://www.trademe.co.nz/home-living/security-locks-alarms/security-cameras/cctv/listing-2048730039.htm?rsqid=d171eb30c9244d24acc141152119ea61-003

 

 

 

We once tried one of the hunting type cameras as a remote gate security camera (rural situation, in part wanting to check for possums that appeared to be coming up our drive en route to fruit trees).  However, despite claims about how fast it was, the motion detection was so slow it was useless.  All the photos had nothing but background trees in them despite being triggered.  In follow up testing we did, I had to walk very slowly past the camera to be included in a photo. I forget the actual time lapse between triggering and photo - think it may have been around 2 seconds or more.  The mobile connection side worked well though.  I think it worked out something like 1c per photo sent.  Did further testing inside and documented the actual elapsed time between trigger and the photo being taken.  Seller (on TradeMe) accepted the results and gave a full refund.


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  # 2232203 7-May-2019 11:24
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This i would put down to a form of "iot"

 

 

 

 





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  # 2232209 7-May-2019 11:38
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Paging @Geektastic But assuming that his gate uses the SIM on a recieve only basis. Where he just tells it to open and close using SMS.





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  # 2232212 7-May-2019 11:43
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Plenty of 3G GPS trackers out there... Pets/Cars/ people..


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# 2232216 7-May-2019 11:49
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I used a few old SIM cards to pry off an old glass screen protector. Does that count as an unusual use? 


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  # 2232224 7-May-2019 12:02
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BlinkyBill: Geektastic posted in another post that he had a Vodafone sim used in a gate. I wondered why and what the setup there was.

If standard usage is person-to-person calls & texts, text alerts from systems, browsing the internet, and security camera’s; what other activities to people use mobile technology for, and how?


I can ring the gate and open it from anywhere.

For example I was having breakfast in Mount Cook village last week and the gardener rang wanting to go in. I just called the gate and got back to the bacon and eggs.
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  # 2232262 7-May-2019 13:05
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It’s a hard life ;-))

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