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  1. CaseyForrest

    CaseyForrest I am NOT a tree freak.

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    We are wanting to install 4 cameras on the property. 3 on the house and 1 in the shed.

    I definitely want to go WiFi and 3 of the cameras will need to watertight as they will be outside. Mostly covered though.

    Ive found several kits but have 0 experience with a camera system.

    Any help or ideas would be appreciated....
     
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    hedge hog ArboristSite Guru

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    Same here but will go hard wire
    Looked around but don't know where to start


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    I bought a system during Black Friday sales. If you can wait til then check out Lorex by Flir. Great systems and they have great sales then
     
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    CaseyForrest I am NOT a tree freak.

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    I don't want to have to run wires, which is why I want to go WiFi. The shed camera may be pushing the distance, but I can always get a range extender. Power wires wont be an issue as I can tap in easily to existing wires where we want to place the cameras.

    I did see the Lorex set-up. They don't fit the criteria I want in a system.
     
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    I have a Zmodo system that I hrdwired. They do make wireless as well. Main thing I like is that I can watch my cameras from my iPhone. A couple years ago we had someone try to break in at 10:20 am while I was at work. The camera sent a motion alert to my phone and I was able to keep tabs on the guy while I called police and drive home. Long story short, we caught him and he's lucky he didn't get shot.


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    I would say you should just stay home on the porch with a shotgun or six to save the aggravation of buying and installing and maintaining all that crap BUT if you do happen to catch somebody shoot them once for me!!!!
     
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    One time there was some kid who ran away from a teenage party that got rousted, he got lost in the dark and rain and ended up in my shed. I was going to shoot him on principle and it seemed enough reason to finally be able to shoot somebody but I changed my mind and drove him back down the road to wherever he came from.
     
  8. CaseyForrest

    CaseyForrest I am NOT a tree freak.

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    That's the direction I'm leaning. I'm still trying to discern which kits come with a DVR. I don't want anything stored offsite.


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    I have a Funlux system in my shop....wired. http://www.funlux.com/accessory/acc...64-hdmi-security-dvr-with-1tb-hard-drive.html

    can watch it from my phone and and it sends me alerts/pictures when motion is detected. Mine came with 4 camera's but no hard drive. I added a 1T drive. video quality is decent but next system i buy will have better quality video just to make sure any tom foolery around the shop is easily prosecutable. Overall for what is invested i dont have a single complaint and if on a budget or just for around the house i would buy another one like this without thinking twice
     
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    I bought an Arlo 2 weeks ago, has worked great, totally wireless, good pic quality, the motion detection may reach a bit far, night vision is really good sends alerts straing to you phone vert fast.
     
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    Make sure you get one of those cheap cameras that take such grainy photo/video that it does absolutely no good. :angry:
     
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    Depends on who's looking for me.....and why.
    My wife has been wanting us to get home security cameras as w

    You mean the systems like all the banks have? :innocent:
     
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    I would not waste your time with Wifi the video is awful especially at night. Hard wire is a pain in the arse but you will be happy in the end!
     
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    Current view of my driveway and front yard. This is low Def mode from my iPhone.
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    I think it's a bit better than a bank system.
    Also I can zoom from my phone and edit the motion detection area.


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    This is a good thread. I'm building a big garage at my house and need some security.
     
  16. CaseyForrest

    CaseyForrest I am NOT a tree freak.

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    I've seen the arlo units, cant stomach the price compared to what else is out there.


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    CaseyForrest I am NOT a tree freak.

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    Thanks for the link. I'll look into them.


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    Oh? You'll be supposed to be working but instead always checking ( hoping ) for trespassers all damn day.

    And not only will you be able to watch but anybody else will to.

    You go George Orwell!!!
     
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    Casey, what did you end up buying. We have been having a 500% increase in crime in my area and I am wanting to install something around my place. I need wireless and battery powered cameras as I dont have power where I need to place some of the cameras. My brother and another neighbor have already been broke into. Had someone suspicious walk up to my house only to be confronted by my grandson and leave. I am thinking a minimum of 4 cameras, but 6 is what I really need. Prefer motion sensing cameras to save on batteries and need infared for night time. Also thinking of a NVR recording instead of DVR.
     
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    CaseyForrest I am NOT a tree freak.

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    I haven't done anything. Determined that it wasn't worth the expense given our location.

    There are some nice options out there, but I have no first hand experience.

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