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Recommendations for IP cameras & NVR?
« on: May 11, 2023, 05:11:32 PM »
Hi!

This is for *indoors* in a residential building, just for the hallways. Any recommendations?

Thanks!

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Re: Recommendations for IP cameras & NVR?
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2023, 06:17:11 PM »
I'm having a great experience with Ubiquiti's line
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Re: Recommendations for IP cameras & NVR?
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2023, 09:31:14 PM »
I'm having a great experience with Ubiquiti's line
Thanks for the reply! I did research and those do seem to be the best, but they're also the most expensive.

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Re: Recommendations for IP cameras & NVR?
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2023, 10:02:44 PM »
Thanks for the reply! I did research and those do seem to be the best, but they're also the most expensive.
They also don't have the best software out of the box
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Re: Recommendations for IP cameras & NVR?
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2023, 12:04:39 AM »
Blink?

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Re: Recommendations for IP cameras & NVR?
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2023, 08:55:24 AM »
Blink?
Thanks, but those aren't IP cameras and they're not even the best WiFi Cameras by far

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Re: Recommendations for IP cameras & NVR?
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2023, 11:03:49 AM »
Needs to be wifi or is hardwired ok?

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Re: Recommendations for IP cameras & NVR?
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2023, 11:40:48 AM »
Hi!

This is for *indoors* in a residential building, just for the hallways. Any recommendations?

Thanks!
Hikvision pretty popular
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Re: Recommendations for IP cameras & NVR?
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2023, 01:55:49 PM »
Hikvision pretty popular
Yup and it includes free monitoring by the CCP...
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Re: Recommendations for IP cameras & NVR?
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2023, 02:08:08 PM »
Thanks for the reply! I did research and those do seem to be the best, but they're also the most expensive.
What type of budget do you have? How many cameras do you need, what quality? What is the network configuration, gbe+? How much storage do you need, a day, week, month?

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Re: Recommendations for IP cameras & NVR?
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2023, 02:43:43 PM »
Hikvision pretty popular
Yes thanks, but I have one place with them and they really dislike the software. Dislike may be the wrong word, because it would connote a working software. It doesn't work..

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Re: Recommendations for IP cameras & NVR?
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2023, 02:44:12 PM »
Yup and it includes free monitoring by the CCP...
I get the overall point, but not really a concern. You can run it using blue iris or some other third party software, so they won't have access to the data.

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Re: Recommendations for IP cameras & NVR?
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2023, 02:45:01 PM »
What type of budget do you have? How many cameras do you need, what quality? What is the network configuration, gbe+? How much storage do you need, a day, week, month?
Just one general recommendations, in this situation doesn't need to be very high quality. Would love to hear recommendations across all storage sizes,  though, since you can swap the hard drive in an NVR or computer, I'm certain it's not really a difference maker.

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Re: Recommendations for IP cameras & NVR?
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2023, 02:56:13 PM »
Thanks for the reply! I did research and those do seem to be the best, but they're also the most expensive.

If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

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Re: Recommendations for IP cameras & NVR?
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2023, 06:51:48 PM »
Hikvision or UniView cheaper and great cameras with a great system

Digital Watchdog great cameras and great system but pricier

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