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Old 06-13-2018, 06:47 PM   #1
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Who has them and what do you have? There seems to be a endless amount of options.

Wanting to do a 2-4 camera system with video to keep a eye on the place that also communicates with my phone.

Thanks for the suggestions.
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Old 06-13-2018, 06:59 PM   #2
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We went with 2 Ring flood light cameras. Pain to tweak but once set they are nice.........

Lot of cheaper options..............
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Old 06-13-2018, 07:09 PM   #3
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I’ve got a 7 camera system. Cams are LTS brand. Don’t know what to compare them to, but seem fine.
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Old 06-13-2018, 07:10 PM   #4
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We have the arlo system; works ok but does not catch everything

Definitely requires a strong wifi network; but easy to install and totally wireless

Battery life is 2-3 months
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Old 06-13-2018, 07:16 PM   #5
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ring flood light camera and ring door bell. have had them for a couple weeks now. its a love hate relationship. the flood lights pick up a ton of movement in the driveway, every cat, squirrel, car passing by ect. It has picked up a couple people walking in the alley at 3-4 in the morning. they never came into the drive way to check out the truck or anything... but i imagine thats just a matter of time. you can adjust the sensitivity to the movement it picks up. still playing with that. The ring door bell is nice, the front of the house doesn't have near the activity so thats nice.
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:05 PM   #6
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Arlo Pro 2 wireless, but I am not liking the battery life on them. I'm only getting little over a month before recharging.
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:34 PM   #7
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Meant to say my cams are all hardwired, no battery issues.
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:23 PM   #8
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How about the Nest products?
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:34 PM   #9
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We have Vivint and really like it.
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:44 PM   #10
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i have a 4 camera swain system plus ring for my doorbell. i wish i bought the 8 camera system. it's ridiculous the amount of thieves in my area. it's a brand new housing development in w. fort worth.
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Old 06-14-2018, 07:17 AM   #11
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I have a 6 cam system. Can see from smart phones and androids home TV ect. Great vid quality. Hardwired system,1 terrabyte hard drive with 16 channels. Easy to install.
This is the system I have.
https://www.alibisecurity.com/lp/ali...el-ip-security

I just wish it would send me text alerts to log on when movement is detected. My friend has that on his ADT system. A desirable feature.
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Old 06-14-2018, 07:19 AM   #12
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We went with the FLIR 4 camera hard wired system with digital DVR.
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Old 06-14-2018, 07:43 AM   #13
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Where are you moving to need cameras??


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Old 06-14-2018, 08:10 AM   #14
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We have the Arlo Pro system with 3 cameras. I like it because they are wireless, so you can literally put them anywhere. Yes, you have to charge them once a month or so, but it's not that big a deal.

You can shorten the duration of the recordings to extend battery life if needed.
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Old 06-14-2018, 10:11 AM   #15
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I bought an Amcrest system online. It was easy to setup.

https://amcrest.com/
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Old 06-14-2018, 10:16 AM   #16
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We have Vivint cameras with our security system and so far I really like them.
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Old 06-14-2018, 10:26 AM   #17
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Vivint - no complaints
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Old 06-15-2018, 07:25 AM   #18
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This is something I was wanting to look into after seeing my Nieces setup. I need to find out who she has hers with. We were having lunch and her phone alerted and it shown her a video of a delivery driver parking in front and walking up to the house and it was crystal clear.
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Old 06-15-2018, 07:34 AM   #19
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I've got a home dvr system and Ring system using the floodlight cams, doorbell, and standalone cam ..
the Ring system is real nice..
be sure to include any wireless network accesspoints/extenders (you dont have to buy them from Ring) into whatever you are doing though. It requires a good signal to be worth a ****.
Do wish they would spend a little more development on the ability to have a single page to live monitor all the systems.
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Old 06-15-2018, 08:00 AM   #20
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Just installed a Blink system (owned by Amazon). Happy with it so far. Completely wireless and batteries are supposed to last 2 years under normal conditions. We'll see.
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Old 06-15-2018, 08:10 AM   #21
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Daughter moved into a new house. We looked at many cameras. These were cheap and I thought to good to be true.

I installed the 4, 3 outside and 1 inside. My jaw dropped at the clarity of these cheap cameras. She monitors them on her smart phone and an alarm sounds when motion is detected off the cameras.

Video is super clear even at night. You can upgrade the system to store in I cloud. She is doing the free one though. I was impressed. Down side is they are not wireless but she has plugs in close proximity.

Oh very easy install and set up.

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Old 06-15-2018, 08:15 AM   #22
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Just installed a Blink system (owned by Amazon). Happy with it so far. Completely wireless and batteries are supposed to last 2 years under normal conditions. We'll see.
I'm about to install a 3 camera system this weekend from them, hopefully it will be good and I'll try to give my feedback as well on it.
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Old 06-15-2018, 08:36 AM   #23
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I have a ReoLink 16 camera system that I got from Amazon. I've had it running since January without a single issue. Set-up was easy too. It's a wired system but has POE so you only run 1 CAT6 cable to each camera.
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Old 06-15-2018, 08:42 AM   #24
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I went with the Arlo 4 camera wireless system. Comes with its own router and you can set it up to send you text messages when the camera is activated. Nice color during the day and clear black and white at night.
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Old 06-15-2018, 08:58 PM   #25
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We went with the FLIR 4 camera hard wired system with digital DVR.
Also what we have hard wired with 4k Lorex cameras. Enhanced video is pretty sharp especially at night. Probably not the cheapest of choices but no monthly service fees I figure it's a better investment over time. Most important thing the wife really likes it.
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Old 06-15-2018, 09:05 PM   #26
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Arlo pro 2 up since new years with same batteries. One is half way down the driveway. But I turn off when we're at home
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Old 06-15-2018, 09:07 PM   #27
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ring flood light camera and ring door bell. have had them for a couple weeks now. its a love hate relationship. the flood lights pick up a ton of movement in the driveway, every cat, squirrel, car passing by ect. It has picked up a couple people walking in the alley at 3-4 in the morning. they never came into the drive way to check out the truck or anything... but i imagine thats just a matter of time. you can adjust the sensitivity to the movement it picks up. still playing with that. The ring door bell is nice, the front of the house doesn't have near the activity so thats nice.
Hang in there. Keep making tweeks to the coverage area. Took me 3 weeks to tune mine. Had to add time settings also.
Crazy sensitive.
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Old 06-15-2018, 10:01 PM   #28
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Old 06-15-2018, 10:16 PM   #29
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I bought an Amcrest system online. It was easy to setup.

https://amcrest.com/
I have Amcrest. The wife had Vivint . Same house. My cameras are easy to check and replay from my phone. Herís are great for doorbell, better at night, have a bit of a lag, but you can communicate back and forth with them. If I could pair the two systems, I would have a perfect system. I am going to look further into Vivint to see if they have a DVR and other camera options. She set it up while I was away working for the security system.
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Old 06-15-2018, 10:57 PM   #30
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I put in an Amcrest 4 channel last year. I chose hardwired cams and a 1TB hard drive.

It dose what I need and haven't had any issues. If i was going to do it again, I would go with more channels. You can buy an 8 or 12 channel system that comes with only 4 cams, in case you want to add more cams later.

We live in a very quiet and established neighborhood, but driveway theives have become common. They drive accrossed town to quiet neighborhoods to do their midnight shopping... I caught a meth head chick on cam stealing my circular saw out of my truck bed, and a teenager ripping the American flag off my front porch.

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