I recently bought a Wyzecam HD camera for roughly $26 including shipping directly from Wyzecam.com. It's also available on Amazon. It has zoom, sends notice via wireless internet to your phone of motion, sound, carbon monoxide and smoke detector sounds. There's no pan.
That sounds more like it.
I think I will try one out and see how it works. My CNC is simply next wall over, but most of the time, I let it run and sit at my desk and piddle!
So I am literally less than 20 feet from the e-stop.
This thread has already got me thinking about other uses.
One in particular is my Traeger pellet cooker. There have been several occasions where I cook over night (pork butts). Start after dark, let it smoke for four hours, then set the temp at 225 and let it cook over night. Don't use much fuel and is a stable cooking machine. I have a remote temp monitor that is connected to my phone via Bluetooth that alerts me to temp changes. But it would be great to be able to see what is happening without having to get out of bed and trudge through the house and out the back door.
So I can move the camera around as needed. There are magnets available that have the beveled hole in the center for permanent mounting. That will work very well. I have a spot under our Palapa that would be out of any rain.
I am slowly catching up to this high tech world! EDIT:
Well dang, they are on back order. That's OK. I will just have to be patient! NOT!!!