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 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.
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
Captured from customer's smartphone video feed.
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.
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
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
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. 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.
Click here for a video
comparison of Digital Wireless compared to hard wired on the same