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
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 so 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.
Captured from customer's smartphone video feed.
Captured from customer's smartphone video feed.
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be a member to see the images, videos or reviews.
About The Camera
In July of 2016, we have reduced our
prices and now stock only Color Infrared Cameras. Supply and
demand has caused the old black and white cameras to actually cost
more and yet provide less. Our 3.6 mm cameras provide a 90
degree field of view and switch between Color, Black and White and
Infrared Black and White when needed. All cameras are
weatherproof for indoor or outdoor use. Additionally, we now
ship all cameras capable of HD video. This HD feature is
presently of little use to the wireless user, but in the future as
HD wireless becomes available and affordable, your investment will
continue to function. We're able to do this due to because
of volume buying and in house modifications that allow us to pair
the best cameras with the best wireless equipment available.
Power and Cable
The system ships standard with 50 feet of cable
(camera inside to transmitter outside). This may be increased up to 100
feet for $10. Additional lengths can be achieved, give us a
call. The 12 volt DC system is operated off two small
AC adapters into a normal 110 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 do not need electric on
both ends.. The directions indicate how to change to power location
Completely color coded connections and easy directions for
Transmitter may be positioned to avoid barriers.
Weatherproof camera available for other uses (barn lot in the summer
Additional cameras can be added. You only pay the
difference. A 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
Weatherproof transmitter and receiver (should you need to
place the receiver outside)
Safe 12 Volt operating system (AC adapters included)
Satisfaction money back guarantee.
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comparison of Digital Wireless compared to hard wired on the same