I live in a small condo complex where we're having an issue with our collective back yard getting an unsightly amount of uncollected dog turds. The HOA board decided to put up a camera to help catch the "pooper-no-scoopers". One of the members went out and got a camera that's USB powered & stores its video on a 32gb micro SD card. (THIS) and I installed it for them as a favour.
Where we're at now:
It's been a few days and turns out, it is a significant chore to manually plug it in to computer and check it every day. Basically, someone has to unplug the camera from the USB-wall-plug adapter and stick it into his laptop, grab the files, and plug it back in to power.
Extra hassle since it only retains about 8 hours' worth of video.
Where we want to be:
I'm thinking we can potentially put something between the power and the camera to let it act like a network drive, potentially allowing us to access it from the internet (password protected of course). I'd like to just hook it in to the wifi of the unit that's powering the camera itself.
Would like some suggestions of maybe a device that could do this, bonus points if it could survive being on a (covered) patio?
(And before anyone asks/lectures, we have signs up already informing the general public that CCTV is in use :) ).