I want to remotely survey an area about 1000 feet away with a webcam. Not 24/7 but just during work. We are working on a rural area and I would like to be able to see the progress/safety of a spot about 1000 feet away with my laptop. Here is a real kicker, its off-grid. I can run the webcam however off of a battery/inverter if needed and the laptop's battery will work for the amount of time we are out there.
I was hoping for a wifi camera with a detachable antenna where I would hook up a high gain directional antenna. The laptop would use a usb dongle with external antenna possibly set up with a directional as well.
Now that I think I'm not crazy(at least in this aspect), any suggestions on cameras? The picture quality doesn't have to be real great and it is only going to be used in daylight hours even though some might be low light at the end of the days.
Any wireless camera suggestions? I have been looking all day.