PAYGo v contract phone for CCTV monitoring.

Discussion in 'Alarms, CCTV & Telephones' started by Nitell, 12 Nov 2021.

  1. Nitell

    Nitell

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    Hello,

    Ever since I began to use mobile phones it was always Pay As You Go.

    I am guessing that, that will not be suitable to monitor CCTV, and that I may need to go on a contract basis.

    Any advice on this, please?.
     
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  3. Handymanjo

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    What do want to monitor ?
    Your home cctv system on your mobile remotely?
    Camera with data sim ?
    Contract phones have data allowance
    Pay as go ,you pay data used.
     
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    Giff Gaff do some good deals, but it depends on what you are trying to do?
     
  5. Harry Bloomfield

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    I was the same, but the sim only contracts are so good and cheap now...

    I have unlimited free calls and texts plus 4Gb data per month for £6. That makes it cheaper to have that, than paying for just unlimited landline calls, so I just use mobile only now.
     
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    Same here. As I'm not up my workshop much these days I've cancelled the broadband contract and just use my phone as a hotspot for the Desktop PC and firestick on the TV. I have 12Gb for £6. I wouldn't know how to connect a SIM card operated device to my cctv setup though.
     
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    Some cctv systems have built in or plug in modules to send texts to a phone.
    Don’t know how they would send live pictures unless they rely on the text switching the “send data” on either by the owner responding to text or possibly a timed interval?
     
  8. Harry Bloomfield

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    I set it up as a trial a few years ago - it was a matter of connecting to the port of the cam, using a browser - but needed a DMZ port to be set up through to the cameras IP.

    Camera sent an email - easy to set up, then you looked at the live pictures from home, sat in the caravan 100 miles away
     
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