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    Options for security camera

    What type of cameras are people using to secure their premises, residence or safes etc? Iím thinking of a wifi camera that records audio and visual via a cloud or NAS system, with a battery backup in case of power failure.

    A separate infra-red/motion detection sensor is also an additional redundancy. I can click into my video feed whilst not at home to scan the surroundings. Ie if the mailman is in my home or the daughterís boyfriend has made my recliner his. Actually the last sentence was an improv, not actually part of my question.

    Thanks

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    If you have fast internet then go wifi so you can view live when you are not home etc. If your internet is dial up speed then this will cause issues, hard wired is good if you have a system with battery backup if someone turns off your power. any recording of activity is better than none at all though.
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.

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    You still have to run a power cable for the Wifi camera (unless you want to use a battery charged via solar panels.)
    Use network camera with Power over Ethernet Supply, Hide the DVR somewhere else in the house.
    I don't bother with trying to upload to Cloud as clogs my connection and slows everything right down.

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    https://www.cam-tec.co.nz/Home/

    this is where i buy mine from. they are the importer/distributor so no middle men.
    best bang for your buck for quality gear

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonetropo View Post
    https://www.cam-tec.co.nz/Home/

    this is where i buy mine from. they are the importer/distributor so no middle men.
    best bang for your buck for quality gear
    I buy all mine ex AliExpress (Dahua Cameras etc and DVR's ) but I have a little bit of knowledge on how to make it all work............. mostly

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    i was installing them weekly as well as alarm systems. you can get some good deals on ali but of course allot of what is described is junk and no back up. also some manufacturers have "backdoors" into the dvr and camera so its possible for them to view the camera. not good if the cameras are inside the house !

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    I have the Arlo system running batteries for outside and powered inside. Alerts go to the app on the phone and via email. Works well and can zoom in to see scumbags up close.

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    Using a few reolink argus 2 cameras with the reolink solar panels.
    Tick all of the boxes, and no cables to run to the sheds.

    https://reolink.com/product/argus-2/

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    Thanks for all the input! Yes quite a bit to think through. I prefer the ability to check the footage via the internet and be stored on a harddrive as a backup.

    The camtec link doesnít look right? Arlo is most definitely not a cheap option.

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    Arlo pro is not cheap as you say - but you get what you pay for, I got mine on amazon - so cheaper.
    Good system,easy to set up and monitor from your fone anywhere in the world that has coverage, i'm no guru and i found it easy to do and maintain/modify the system.
    Has strong wifi base station signal that has range out to 50-60m for outside cameras and through walls/doors etc.
    Easy to shift around if you want to cause it not hardwired and cameras are bty powered , they last a reasonable time(although the cold can mess with them).
    Good night shot/veiw on them to and you can add in more cameras easily if you want too
    Downside obviously if yr power/wifi goes down they dont work, but still gets the big thumbs up from me

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    Yeah Iíve searched for them on Amazon. But the wireless ones can only do visual. And I would like the option of audio. But still a valid option.

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    Arlo pro have audio 2 way
    You can hear whats going on & also talk via the camera through your fone
    So you can tel them you're loading your shotgun
    Has a mean siren too

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    I used have powered raspberry pis with cameras but moved to the arlo pro system and it is good. Got mine off flybuys and also an extra 2 cameras from there later on too. Added a USB hard drive so have local and remote/cloud storage. Make sure it's a pro so you can recharge the batteries. Waterroof and wireless, you can get it up and running in minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quentin View Post
    Using a few reolink argus 2 cameras with the reolink solar panels.
    Tick all of the boxes, and no cables to run to the sheds.

    https://reolink.com/product/argus-2/
    How is the night vision?

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    Personally use aliexpress WiFi Camera's that record to hard drive on my home server that's tucked away in a wardrobe.
    Power in the Garage isn't a problem, plus have a few more looking out windows to the front yard.

 

 

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