I wanted to get some waterproof/outdoor cameras that plugged into the PC, or maybe something that connected straight to the PC.
But all I see for sale are cameras meant to clip to the monitor, not be screwed to the wall.
Or if they are meant for outside, they are either wifi or they are meant to go to some sort of separate video recorder.
Do they sell what I want?
I'm not worried about burglars or porch thieves, I just want to look at my yard when I'm inside. There is some wildlife that spend time there, but I have no window on that side of the room I spend a lot of time in, and even if there wwere I window, I'd have to stand up, leave my work at my desk, stand on the bed and look down at the yard. I want to be able to watch on the PC monitor instead. --- If I went outside, most of the animals would run away
I hoped to have 3 cameras**. A real bonus would be if I could do something like run all 3 into one hub and just run one wire through the window frame or wall. (Darn, I found what they call a waterproof enclosure for a 4-port hub, but it's showing just a regular $10 hub and a box without only one usb jack. By Sabrent but Amazon has no ratings and no Q&A. I'll keep looking, or make my own?)
It it possible to cut the the USB connector off of a cord, slide the wire through a hole, cut the wire to the desired length, and reattach a USB conector?**One facing the front, one to the right of that, and one mounted a foot or two away, around the corner of the house, facing the side yard.