[talk] Remote monitoring hardware

Pat McEvoy mcevoy.pat at gmail.com
Wed Jun 12 22:38:44 EDT 2019

> On Jun 12, 2019, at 7:48 PM, Justin Sherrill <justin at shiningsilence.com> wrote:
> I have some property in Canada that has a cellmodem connection to the net, a few Nest cameras, and some weather sensors.
> Power is unreliable, the cell link is unreliable, temperatures can be extreme (mostly cold) and it is physically unreachable once snow hits.  I'd like to set up some sort of small machine that could connect back to my network in the US and give me a way to diagnose problems, or log something more than the absence of a link.
> Obviously I would want to use a BSD and in a perfect world x86_64 so it could be DragonFly.  Has anyone set up similar remote points and can point to what hardware and software they found useful?
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If you don’t mind wading through a BUNCH on Amateur Radio talk, you may get some good ideas from the Amateur Radio podcast. This guy has a similar situation where he keeps an eye on property from a distance. I was particularly interested in his use of GSM cell network power  switches. 


Enjoy and please share you thoughts / solutions. This could be a fantastic talk too!

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