I actually own a site that will host your cam for you online and it's not expensive. Mare Stare, LLCIt lets everyone help keep an eye on your animal - whatever it may be.
The wireless cams are nice (I have four - down right now for the season), but the ability to use them depends on how far the barn is (where the cam will be) to where the receiver will be in the house. You can have a clear path and still get interference from cordless phones, etc.
The cams are a wonderful thing - and I wouldn't be without them. Everytime I would drift off this season, I knew that there were others watching. And if you have a colicky horse you can put them on cam all night....or if you have a horse you want to sell - it gives someone the ability to see the horse live, because we all know that pictures don't do them justice. It also let's the buyer see how you interact with the horse.
Anyway...I could go on and on.......let me know if you need more info about cams.
Thanks for the compliments! We have excellent customer service and we walk you through EVERYTHING by phone. It sounds complicated, but I never had a cam until last year.....used it once....then this year got the wireless and decided I was putting them on the net. Everything just kinda rolled from there.
Most of our cams on Mare Stare are off for the season. Some are on now and then, but you are welcome to contact any of our customers for references.
They've been a live saver for me. I went to pick up a filly and my mom was watching the cams online. One of our maiden mares decided to have her foal and he was huge!!!! Mom called me - I called my daughter who was at work and she made it home in time to deliver a healthy beautiful colt - with alot of effort!!!!
I have received phone calls from people in Holland and the Netherlands telling me that my mares were in labor - or that they were in pain after the birth. It's amazing the people that will be helping you watch - gives you ALOT of peace of mind.