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Exterior Home Security Cameras? #5267879 11/15/19 08:13 AM
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Researching outside home security cameras. What do you recommend? Two of my friends are using Arlo's.


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Re: Exterior Home Security Cameras? [Re: Gebo] #5267930 11/15/19 09:08 AM
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Get something with some good resolution some of those things you can hardly tell if its a human or a dog.


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Re: Exterior Home Security Cameras? [Re: Gebo] #5267936 11/15/19 09:11 AM
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Good point. Do you have any recommendations?


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Re: Exterior Home Security Cameras? [Re: Gebo] #5267956 11/15/19 09:26 AM
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Arlo Pro 2 HD is good and easy to use. You may want to pay $99/year for the fantastic recording service.

The Lorex 4K wired offerings from Costco are quite good.

Arlo batteries last quite a while, in my case at least 6 months. It comes with a charger and they also can be wired. I just rotate my cameras around to the wired position from time to time. Super easy as they are magnetic mount.

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Re: Exterior Home Security Cameras? [Re: Gebo] #5267961 11/15/19 09:27 AM
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While a little expensive, look at Deep Sentinel. Requires subscription.

They are cameras that have AI to determine if there is a situation needing attention, the monitoring company will then review the video and then call the police if needed.


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Re: Exterior Home Security Cameras? [Re: Gebo] #5267983 11/15/19 09:51 AM
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Are you open to wired setups? I'd suggest going with POE cameras, I've used Dahua and Hikvision cameras with good results.

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Gotta be wireless


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Re: Exterior Home Security Cameras? [Re: EdwardC] #5267998 11/15/19 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by EdwardC
Are you open to wired setups? I'd suggest going with POE cameras, I've used Dahua and Hikvision cameras with good results.
I have three dahua starlight cameras around my house and they have been 100% reliable in all weather conditions. Have you thought of having a custom camera solution with poe cameras and a dedicated recording computer with a program such as blue iris?

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Re: Exterior Home Security Cameras? [Re: Gebo] #5268001 11/15/19 10:03 AM
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I have no idea what you’re talking about. But it sounds interesting.


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I have D-Link cameras. You have to pay the extra to get the HD cameras but they are worth the extra $. I found free D-Link monitoring software on their UK website and have that installed on an old PC that I use as a dedicated recorder. Took a while get that working but it's been working great for a few years. Night vision is a problem. Had some flowers go missing on a new plant in the front of my yard and there wasn't enough resolution at night to see the culprit.


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Re: Exterior Home Security Cameras? [Re: Gebo] #5268038 11/15/19 10:54 AM
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We have the basic Ring; we got it a a Christmas present.
Really simple install; works with doorbell or alone.

It is a good start.


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Re: Exterior Home Security Cameras? [Re: Gebo] #5268100 11/15/19 11:59 AM
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I looked at dozens of cams. didn't like ones that had storage servers in china, charged you $$ per camera per month, etc

I chose Sens8. cheaper for a set of cams than a single one with the "BRAND" names. storage on Google drive or Dropbox - not proprietary
servers and certainly no charge. Remote phone access to stored videos and live views and best of all, they
have an auto-alarm option that turns on the cams (all of them if needed) when you drive a distance away.

no clicking, forgetting, automatic like they all should be.

then there's a side benefit to DropBox/GoogleDrive. Keep all your data/phone/surveillance backup under one site
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A friend of mine with the Wisconsin State Police has a Swann system in his house.

I figured that if it is good enough for him, it's good enough for me, too. I got mine on Amazon.

Definitely get good resolution cameras - fuzzy images are worthless!!


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Re: Exterior Home Security Cameras? [Re: Gebo] #5268113 11/15/19 12:09 PM
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I just setup a Lorex 4K digital NVR for my store and the field of view and resolution is astonishing. One camera doing the work of 3.


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My wife's parents have a couple of Arlo Pro cameras, and seem to like them. I like that they can turn notifications for a given camera on or off as needed.


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