Riverwind Surveillance Supply   888-409-7665  
Home Barn Cameras Computer Monitoring Trailer Cameras Resources Videos & Instructions Contact
 

Wireless Barn Camera Systems Overview


Pricing (below)

Frequently Asked Questions

Price Comparisons

Multiple Wireless Cameras

 

Photo Gallery

Wireless Camera Basics

Wireless Camera Specs

 

About the System

Riverwind Supply began selling barn camera systems specifically designed for use in barn stalls in 1997.  Our barn cameras have evolved into effective yet cost efficient systems for ours and our customers livestock operations.  Yes, our wireless cameras came to be because we, like you, hated those late night walks to the barn only to find a missed birth or worse (a little bio about us if you're interested).  Our Wireless Barn Cameras are built on the remote transmitter concept.  Rather than building a transmitter into a camera, we use a transmitter which connects to our weatherproof camera either directly or with 50 feet of included cable.  This allows the barn owner to place the transmitter in outside to avoid the sheet metal barn walls, a problem for wireless transmitters.  It gives the wood barn owner extra distance and allows for easy upgrade if you choose to add additional cameras. Not having the transmitter built into the camera means multiple cameras can be viewed through the single transmitter and receiver set.  Why pay extra for transmitters you don't need and receivers to clutter up the TV.  Our Multiple Camera page will explain in more detail should you wish to start with multiple cameras or add them later. We do recommend reading this overview page to fully explain the wireless camera system..

Our wireless barn cameras ship completely weatherproof.  Ready to operate out of the box, they take no expertise to install.  All connection plugs are color coded so there's no guessing to which wire plugs to which.  Install in minutes and monitor on your TV. 
Add a DVR and view it on your computer, smartphone or tablet, at home or away.

About the Transmitter / Receiver (distances)

Our 2.4 Ghz transmitters have two signal strength ratings. 1000 feet line of sight (standard) and 2000 feet plus (High Power, actual line of sight rating 15 miles).  Our transmitters achieve these distances because we use matched law enforcement grade units in our systems, not novelty toys. You do not need an open line of sight.  The transmitter will penetrate objects in it's path.  Simply, the more it has to go through, the less distance you will achieve.  For more information check out our wireless information page. We recommend keeping distances under 500 feet (Standard) and 2000 to 3000 feet (High Power).  In short, if you can shoot the barn with a rifle and not hit a forest or earth, you're probably ok.  If you're not comfortable with your distance needs, give us a call and we'll evaluate your distance setup. If you're unsure of your distance, we recommend visiting and downloading Google earth. The program is free and contains a button on the toolbar which will allow you to measure from your house to your barn off of the satellite image. It is very accurate.

In October 2013, Riverwind switched over to a Digital 2.4 Ghz transmitter/receiver system.  This avoids all interference commonly associated with the analog 2.4 system.  In doing to we achieved greater distance and added the convenience of a weatherproof much sturdier receiver.  The digital signal did cause us to give up a little crispness previously associated with a wired or analog system, but for barn specific purposes we felt the switch was worth it.  You'll still have a clear image of what's going on and will not be plagued with the rolling screen many found due to all the other 2.4 appliances sharing the bandwidth.

Use this link for a comparison of the digital transmitter video loss compared to hard wired.  The YouTube video dose not represent the overall quality of either, but it will give you an idea of the difference.


calving pen
Captured from customer's smartphone video feed.
heifer in pen
Captured from customer's smartphone video feed.
For many more customer use photo's and reviews.  Visit Riverwind's Facebook page with this link. You do not have to be a member to see the images, videos or reviews.
www.facebook.com/barncameras

About The Camera

We carry a variety of cameras. Since the switch over to digital wireless, we always recommend the Infrared cameras.  The higher resolution (1000 TVL) improves the video loss from the digital wireless transfer.  The color IR camera will operate color during the day, switch to BW when there is not enough light for color then into IR mode in total darkness.  We caution against expecting complete coverage in total darkness.  Many times larger pens will not be totally lit due to the spot rather than flood light nature of the IR LED's.  The Black and White IR camera operates B/W then switches to color.  As with the color, it may be necessary to leave a small light on to keep it from going into IR (large pens).  The high resolution of the cameras still make the minimal upgrade worth it.  Our system prices are based on the Black and White Non IR camera.  IR upgrade buttons and prices are located in the price table below.

Our 3.6 mm wide angle camera lens will give you a 90 degree field of view.   We carry vari-focal cameras if you need something other than a wide angle (as seen in the home page video).

Power and Cable

The system ships with 50 feet of cable (camera to transmitter site).  This may be increased up to 100 feet for $10.  The 12 volt DC system is operated off two small AC adapters into a normal outlet (similar to cell phone charger).  The power may be provided on the camera end of the 50 foot cable or the transmitter end, you don't need electric on both ends.. The directions indicate how to change to power location if needed.  The system ships with the power nearest the transmitter unless requested otherwise.

Key Benefits

  • Completely color coded connections and easy directions for quick setup.

  • Transmitter may be positioned to avoid barriers.

  • Weatherproof camera available for other uses (barn lot in the summer or security)

  • Additional cameras can be added. You only pay the difference.  Piece at a time is the same price as all at once aside from shipping cost.

  • Add a DVR (now or later) and upload to your smartphone and computers.

  • Weatherproof transmitter and receiver (should you need to place the receiver outside)

  • Safe 12 Volt operating system (AC adapters included

  • Satisfaction money back guarantee.

Click here for a video comparison of Digital Wireless compared to hard wired on the same camera.

 

barn camera
Weatherproof Wide Angle Cameras
barn camera transmitter
Weatherproof Transmitter
receiver
In Home Receiver
barn camera monitor
Know when you're needed

weatherproof farm camera


barn cam

Single Camera System Prices

Review Cart or Checkout

 

Black and White Standard Range Wireless Barn Camera System

foaling cameras Includes
  • 1000 feet line of sight rated transmitter
  • Weatherproof Low Light Black and White Camera
  • 50' cable camera to transmitter(can be increased)
  • Weatherproof 2.4 Ghz in home receiver
  • Connection cable and all power supplies
The effective working range of this system is 400 to 500 feet for indoor placement of receiver.  1000 feet for exterior placement of receiver
Video Only $399.00

    

Video and Audio $479.00

    

Color Standard Range Wireless Camera System

foaling camera

Includes

  • 1000 feet line of sight rated transmitter
  • Weatherproof Low Light, High Res. Color Camera
  • 50' cable camera to transmitter(can be increased)
  • Weatherproof 2.4 Ghz in home receiver
  • Connection cable and all power supplies

The effective working range of this system is 400 to 500 feet for indoor placement of receiver.  1000 feet for exterior placement of receiver

Video Only $459.00

   

Video and Audio $539

   

Black and White Extended Range Wireless Camera System

wireless barn cameras

Includes

  • FCC part 90 compatible transmitter w/9dbi high gain antennas
  • Weatherproof Low Light, Black and White Camera
  • 50' cable camera to transmitter(can be increased)
  • Weatherproof 2.4 Ghz 9db extended range in home receiver
  • Connection cable and all power supplies

The effective working range of this system is 2000 to 3000 feet.

Video Only $499.00 (was $699)

   

Video and Audio  $579.00 (was $779)

    

Color Extended Range Wireless Camera System

wireless barn camera system

includes

  • 15 mile line of sigh, FCC part 90 class transmitter
  • Weatherproof Low Light, High Res. Color Camera
  • 50' cable camera to transmitter(can be increased)
  • Weatherproof 2.4 Ghz 9db extended range in home receiver
  • Connection cable and all power supplies

The effective working range of this system is 2000 to 3000 feet.

Video Only  $559.00 (was $759)

    

Video and Audio  $639.00 (was $839)

    

Upgrade to Infrared Camera/span>

Select this option after you have added your initial system to the shopping cart. This will upgrade a Black and White System to B/W Infrared or Color System to Color Infrared.  (The upgrade is based on the selected system above.)

The camera incorporates the latest in Infra-red technology. Unit will produce high-resolution images (700 TVL BW 1000 TVL color) during daylight or high-resolution light intensified images at night. The color IR will operate in a B/W IR mode in low or no light.  This camera is effective for stalls and short distances in IR mode.  This camera is rated at 65 ft. IR coverage.  Mounting this camera towards the ground will reduce the Infrared spotlight size.  Generally 12 ft. high mounted at 45 degree angle will give you a 20x20 IR spotlight.  Leaving a little light on fills in outer edges and you still get the benefit of the higher resolution.

black and white infrared cameracolor infrared camera

 

 Upgrade $30.00   

Cable Upgrades (camera to transmitter location at barn)

  

Increase cable 100 fee from the camera to transmitter site.

 

 $10.00   

 

 

 

 

 

Home | Barn Cameras | Computer Monitoring | Trailer Cameras | Resources | Videos & Instructions | Contact