I wrote an article called “Benefits and joys of remote cameras” where I described using a brand of camera called Arlo to observe bird behavior without being present. It’s useful and fun, and sometimes uncovers critical problems.
Inside a cage is a difficult environment to put in a remote camera and get enough coverage, even though the newer Arlo cameras claim a 180 degree view.
Cameras outside a cage are pretty much useless as all you see are the cage bars.
I’ve developed four different methods to attach an Arlo camera inside a cage that I’ll describe here. I’ll mention that I’ve never had problems with any of them, but some theoretically have some risk involved of a camera getting detached.
Strong magnets 101
NOTE: Magnets will NOT work on stainless steel or aluminum cages.
First, a foray into what are called “strong magnets” or “rare earth magnets” — these are no ordinary magnets.…