We have a cabin that is often unoccupied and we want a way to check on things using security cameras. The challenges I have are that many security cameras require a DVR or they continuously upload video or images to the internet which requires some significant internet usage. I can't keep my Magnum 4064 on while we are away so I am considering picking up a much smaller inverter that can run a network switch with power over Ethernet to run up to 4 security cameras directly from the switch. It would also need to power my cellular booster and a small 4G WIFI hotspot. I have a laptop that I can probably just run off my batteries directly with a DC adapter so I don't have to budget for a higher wattage inverter. I'd like to be able to do it all with a 500w inverter or smaller. I have 16x Trojan T105's (225a/6v) and 4x 305w panels. I can't trust the weather up there in the winter - there are some days when the panels are under too much snow to generate power which is why I can't leave the larger inverter on. If anyone can suggest such a small, reliable inverter for this application, I am all ears. My challenge is what camera system to look at. I've started the research, but the options are overwhelming and almost all require a DVR. I want something that will use a continuously running laptop to capture images. I need the cameras to operate on motion detection, but once logged onto the laptop remotely, I want to be able to see real time video or photos. I'd rather have higher resolution still shots rather than medium to low quality video. I don't want it to automatically upload photos to the internet, but upon motion being sensed, I need it to SMS/text or email me a notification so I can log in and look at what is happening. My hotspot has a 5GB monthly limit, which is why I am searching for something like this and why I want it to be PC based but totally open to any options from anyone that has gone down this road.