You may remember that I got an iPad for my Christmas present from Mo and that I got her a CCTV system. She loves gadgets and had always fancied having one.
After Christmas we decided to install it. Mo was excited to spy on all of our callers. She drilled a hole through the main wall of the house, fed the cable through, climbed the ladder and fitted the camera. I was by the TV, checking the picture out. You didn’t expect me to be anywhere near a ladder, did you? I get giddy just standing on a stool.
“Move it around a bit” I said. Not that there was any point in moving a camera about. It had to aim directly to where a caller would stand. We had a beautiful image of white snow, unless Mo was acting as a second areal, then we would get some sort of image. She couldn’t stand outside our front door forever, could she?
I contacted the seller and arranged to send it back for a replacement.
After what seemed like forever to Mo, the replacement arrived. This one was an improvement. We had sound this time, but still no picture. Needless to say, it went back for a full refund and Mo was still without her present.
It was obvious that anything that was wireless wasn’t going to work on our obviously weak signal, so we decided to give that idea up. Several weeks followed, with me searching around on the web and making various suggestions to Mo, until she finally decided on a much better alternative.
This is what I bought for her. Now she has a door entry system with an image. We won’t use the door entry bit, but seeing who’s at your door is very handy when you want to avoid cold callers.
The down side is that she still has to wait a few more weeks, until the electrician can come and install it for her. We would have installed it ourselves a few years ago, but we don’t want all the fuss and bad language that comes with these sort of jobs anymore!