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Looking for a GOOD home camera NVR security system #4584733
11/25/17 06:20 PM
11/25/17 06:20 PM
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Hill Country TX
daddi Offline OP
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Hello folks! Building a new house and having it prewired for 6 POE ethernet cameras. It won't be done for a few months, so I thought I would look on black Friday for some deals

Really not having any luck. Many manufacturers out there. Many with bad reviews, poor customer service, buggy apps etc. Looking to stay under $750 for six cameras with NVR with hard drive. Want to get the latest resolution cameras. However don't need a "pro" grade system. Mainly looking for bang for the buck.

Looks like Lorex, Swann, and Amcrest are the big players.

Anyone have good experience/recommend a system?? Tom

Re: Looking for a GOOD home camera NVR security system [Re: daddi] #4584744
11/25/17 06:41 PM
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Can't really comment on the NVR portion (I just use a spare PC for my recording) but Dahua IP cameras have served me well. Excellent clarity, weather resistance, and reliability.

Re: Looking for a GOOD home camera NVR security system [Re: daddi] #4584759
11/25/17 07:03 PM
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What are you looking for 1080p 2k 4k?

If 4k, plenty of decent stuff out there..

budget around $1000-$1500?


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Re: Looking for a GOOD home camera NVR security system [Re: daddi] #4584788
11/25/17 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted By: daddi
Hello folks! Building a new house and having it prewired for 6 POE ethernet cameras. It won't be done for a few months, so I thought I would look on black Friday for some deals

Really not having any luck. Many manufacturers out there. Many with bad reviews, poor customer service, buggy apps etc. Looking to stay under $750 for six cameras with NVR with hard drive. Want to get the latest resolution cameras. However don't need a "pro" grade system. Mainly looking for bang for the buck.

Looks like Lorex, Swann, and Amcrest are the big players.

Anyone have good experience/recommend a system?? Tom


Is there a Costco near you? Up here in Canada there is a 6 camera system for $450 with a 2TB hard drive.


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Re: Looking for a GOOD home camera NVR security system [Re: daddi] #4584832
11/25/17 08:31 PM
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Upstate NY
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I would buy Axis cameras. A lot of systems are home grade toy cameras.

When comparing systems make sure you compare apples to apples. Compare playback of the compressed video. If you look at raw uncompressed video vs playback of compressed video, you are comparing apples to oranges.

Also a spec might say one weeks worth of recording and show the quality. But the one week might be 3 FPS and what you see (that looks good) is 15 FPS.


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Re: Looking for a GOOD home camera NVR security system [Re: JC1] #4584929
11/25/17 10:15 PM
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Originally Posted By: JC1
Originally Posted By: daddi
Hello folks! Building a new house and having it prewired for 6 POE ethernet cameras. It won't be done for a few months, so I thought I would look on black Friday for some deals

Really not having any luck. Many manufacturers out there. Many with bad reviews, poor customer service, buggy apps etc. Looking to stay under $750 for six cameras with NVR with hard drive. Want to get the latest resolution cameras. However don't need a "pro" grade system. Mainly looking for bang for the buck.

Looks like Lorex, Swann, and Amcrest are the big players.

Anyone have good experience/recommend a system?? Tom


Is there a Costco near you? Up here in Canada there is a 6 camera system for $450 with a 2TB hard drive.


This. Check out your costco website and reviews and check cnet.com for reviews. I think 1080p and hardwired to a hard drive should be sufficient. Most important: Night vision and how well it works.


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Re: Looking for a GOOD home camera NVR security system [Re: daddi] #4584938
11/25/17 10:22 PM
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Lorex (Flir) has a nice setup that meets your criteria.


You get what you pay for...
So keep in mind how much you paid for this advice.
Re: Looking for a GOOD home camera NVR security system [Re: daddi] #4585071
11/26/17 12:55 AM
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I have a FLIR which is bed with Lorex and it works great. It's Co-Ax but I have 1080p over RG-6 Co-Ax PTZ cameras and they work really well. I'm also happy that it does RTSP and has it's own app that also works well. Mine is the MPX-3100 series. It's also capable of doing I.P. cameras.

DVR:
http://www.flir.com/security/display/?id=70870

PTZ cameras with optical zoom, colour night vision:
https://www.lorextechnology.com/hd-secur...n/LZV2622BW-0-p






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Re: Looking for a GOOD home camera NVR security system [Re: StevieC] #4585199
11/26/17 08:01 AM
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Hill Country TX
daddi Offline OP
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Thanks for all the info! I have been looking at the Flir/Lorex setups. They look pretty decent.

Re: Looking for a GOOD home camera NVR security system [Re: daddi] #4585374
11/26/17 11:11 AM
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Swann and Zmodo make systems that work well.

Never get a camera less than 1200 TVL


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Re: Looking for a GOOD home camera NVR security system [Re: daddi] #4585704
11/26/17 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted By: daddi
Thanks for all the info! I have been looking at the Flir/Lorex setups. They look pretty decent.


The reason I bought this is because my neighbour works for TYCO which was formerly the commercial division of ADT here until recently so he installs this stuff all day long. grin2

Last edited by StevieC; 11/26/17 03:55 PM.

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Re: Looking for a GOOD home camera NVR security system [Re: daddi] #4585780
11/26/17 04:48 PM
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Lorex has some good deals for at least another day.. 25% off and free shipping. We ordered the a 8 camera/8 channel system for $299 but I chose the analog MPX route.. have enough of that network junk at work! Have FLIR at work so kinda on the edge.. but if you beat them on head enough they do eventually fix any issue's you might have.


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Re: Looking for a GOOD home camera NVR security system [Re: Eric Smith] #4585936
11/26/17 06:48 PM
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daddi Offline OP
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Just bought this system https://www.lorextechnology.com/hd-ip-se...LN10804-86W-1-p

Looks like it should be a good one for my needs.


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