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Been a ‘Ring’ user for a while now. $100/year regardless of how many devices. Or amount of data.
 

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There’s crap everywhere. Stop talking about me behind my back. Tooooo many simultaneous projects.... and storing too many parts and tires. Ack.
 

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Now hold on speedy. I’m moving to the Lebanon/Mt. Juliet area next year do I gotta be worried about security cameras! I was hoping the AR would be enough.


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I had lunch there yesterday! We may have a construction opportunity nearby, we thought that area was plenty good!

Again, the best info is right here on the Forum. Thanks @Speedy! for the thread. I am looking for cameras as our set from “Honeywell” are old and simply need updating. Wow, they better not charge much, that Ring deal is a BUNCH less expensive than my current plan with marginal old cameras.
 

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For CCTV wireless and battery technology is not up to par yet in my opinion. I test models all the time and there ar still limitations or the cost to beef everything up is outrageous. It comes down to what do you want to see and how much do you want to spend .

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@Hpindy, should I hold off on any upgrades yet? The units I have are just adequate, but work. I want better resolution etc. but as with everything, we are evaluating stuff from satellite TV to this stuff to just cut back and tighten up the monthly commitments. A guy needs more tires and brakes and don’t want to work for the rest of his life!
 

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I run Blue Iris and it is the best software I have ever used. I installed some Amcrest to begin with, great resolution, but the last few have been Reolink and that is now my goto camera. I found a older Dell server on marketplace, purchased and installed a large internal drive as a database storage. It is all on my private network, my private storage and I can see the cameras from anywhere, and have some control by cell phone through the Blue Iris app. I also went the POE route and ran all the cables myself to save money, bulk cable is cheap. I have a few indoor wireless cameras, they just need to be close to a power outlet. You will not be satisfied with battery cameras.
Work level to set it all up is moderate, but the satisfaction level that you get exactly what you want is priceless....and no cloud storage subscriptions. Blue Iris is like $60 first purchase and $40/year or so if you want to update.
 

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I'm not completely happy with it, but I'm not aware of anything better.
They have recently started an every Friday online support sesssion. It is so powerful, it can become very confusing. I think they have a new youtube channel to show you how to set it up. I was doing some thing right and some things wrong, but after the new video help and chat sessions, my system is running much better with far fewer false alerts.
 

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I've been eyeballing a couple security cameras to place around the property. I had been waiting for wireless tech and battery tech to catch up and I think they have with 1 year battery life these days.

What I'm finding is the once free cloud storage is now a monthly service charge. Anyone have experience?
I use LOREX.
Just bought (upgrading to) a 8 camera setup.
No monthly fee. A hard drive that starts overwrites after so many days. Must have wi-fi to monitor thru phone though. Screenshot_20210113-160541.png
 
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After a ton of reading today, it's sounding like the best bet may be wired power cameras that connect to the home network wirelessly. More research.
 

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After a ton of reading today, it's sounding like the best bet may be wired power cameras that connect to the home network wirelessly. More research.
Wired is always best . You get the best quality , and price . Pulling in cables is not that difficult.

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After a ton of reading today, it's sounding like the best bet may be wired power cameras that connect to the home network wirelessly. More research.


Like I said above, I was never happy with my wireless cameras. I think you'll be much happier with POE cameras
 

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@Hpindy, should I hold off on any upgrades yet? The units I have are just adequate, but work. I want better resolution etc. but as with everything, we are evaluating stuff from satellite TV to this stuff to just cut back and tighten up the monthly commitments. A guy needs more tires and brakes and don’t want to work for the rest of his life!
If you want a wireless system then I would hold off . In my opinion it's just not up to par yet . There is a ton of options for wired cameras .

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Like I said above, I was never happy with my wireless cameras. I think you'll be much happier with POE cameras
POE or HDCVI cameras are a great bang for the buck too .

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POE or HDCVI cameras are a great bang for the buck too .

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I'm not familiar with HDCVI at all, I'll have to read up on them.
 

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I'm not familiar with HDCVI at all, I'll have to read up on them.
Some people list them as "high definition analog " because they can use Cat cable or coaxial cable but ther are nothing like the old analog stuff . They do need power from an external source . I always use Cat5E cable with Baluns on each end .

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Some people list them as "high definition analog " because they can use Cat cable or coaxial cable but ther are nothing like the old analog stuff . They do need power from an external source . I always use Cat5E cable with Baluns on each end .

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You mean I wouldn't have to re-run all of that cable to upgrade?? Wow...
 
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The ones I'm looking at now are 2.4/5ghz wireless for network and 12V for power. I'm trying to understand how the 12V works, perhaps wiring in a power strip in the attic solves that.

PoE "may" be tricky for me, as I'd have to run the ethernet cables across the attic, down a wall, and into a media closet. Doable, but I'm looking for a simpler solution.

Shot you an email @Hpindy
 

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