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Spec me a CCTV System

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by Sirrel Squirrel, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. Psycho Sonny


    Joined: Jun 21, 2006

    Posts: 31,952

    i'd rather just upgrade all the cameras at the same time tbh. POE is what you want. IP cameras and a NVR.
  2. welshdragon


    Joined: Dec 28, 2009

    Posts: 6,224

    Location: Wales

    Can anyone recommend a battery powered wifi IP cam that will record to my nas? I have a reallyy awkward spot I'd like to put a cam up
  3. Lither


    Joined: Apr 6, 2015

    Posts: 182

    Location: UK

    I don't want to upgrade all 16 cameras at the moment as they are working fine for the purpose but will get the POC DVR for now and sell it when time comes to upgrade to POE cameras/NVR system.

    Also, would you recommend Seagate Skyhawk or WD Purple drive?
  4. morfmedia


    Joined: Aug 21, 2007

    Posts: 848

    I would always go WD for drives.

    Has anyone here ever used Qvis CCTV, my alarm installer only uses them but I would prefer to stick to Dahua or Hikvision which seem to have a wider usage base and also more features.
  5. Swiftz


    Joined: Jul 20, 2016

    Posts: 107

    I have a Hikvision DVR and was wondering for better quality, should I have 1080p lite mode enabled or disabled?
  6. Seearbe


    Joined: Jul 31, 2019

    Posts: 272

    Just wanted to chip in on this thread and mention that I bought a couple of TP-Link Tapo C200 indoor cameras for £25 each and pretty impressed with them. They're 1080p cameras with motorised pan and tilt, recording to an SD card, all controlled via an app. They don't appear to have cloud storage or ability to record to NAS that I have found.

    But for cheap indoor cameras, they're quite good.

    My plan is to install an alarm system and use the cameras as a quick indoor check for if the alarms are activated and I'm away from home at the time.

    Outdoor cameras will follow, once I've fully researched a decent 4K option.
  7. Mcnumpty2323

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 21, 2019

    Posts: 1,171

    Any one got experience with a
    Reolink c1 or c2 Pro?
    More specifically the storage
    Of footage remotely ~for free
    As looking to get one
    Reason being I grudge buying
    A ring etc and then having
    To pay a subscription as well
    Convinced there will
    Be a way to store your footage
    In the cloud for free
    Not talking huge amounts of
    Footage as will be an interal
    Camera aimed at the only
    Vulnerable window in
    The property
    In case of a repeat of the recent
    Lead theft incident
    If not here next time to
    Video them like this time then
    I want footage not stored
    On the sd card as a backup plan
    I am a belt and braces guy lol
  8. jtz79


    Joined: Jan 21, 2010

    Posts: 47

    Location: Cambridge

    Has anyone mentioned Zoneminder?