As I was surfing the alpaca internet forums one day, I found a posting in which someone mentioned that they had installed a video surveillance camera system that allowed them to remotely check in on their alpacas from anywhere in the world.
Given that Steve and I don't live at our farm, I knew immediately that I was going to have to add this item to my ever growing Christmas list.
Imagine my absolute thrill Christmas morning when Santa did indeed have a Lorex Technologies (http://www.lorextechnology.com/) system under the tree. It helped tremendously that Lorex was running a sale just before Christmas on their 8 camera system. The pice was $279 plus free shipping versus the regular price of $550. Steve just loves it when he doesn't have to shop around for me and, he loves it even more when he can get a good bargain.
When I asked Steve to send me a little write-up to post on Facebook about our system, I should have known that I would get a book back. So if you want to learn more, you can read the attached well written information about the system, installation, problems etc. He should have called it "The Everything You Wanted To Know About Remote Surveillance Systems But Were Afraid To Ask".
Bottom line though is that I'm a very happy camper. I can now sit in the comfort of my bed and check and see what my alpacas are doing. Hey, now I can even see who is pooping in the barn!