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Can anyone give me some first hand recommendations on a camera set up they use for either indoor or outdoor (if they are weatherproof). Ive read plenty of reviews including NEST etc, but want some real life pro's and cons.

 

Ideally, I'm looking for a single or double (maybe 3 - price dependant) pack of smart cameras, that can be connected to a device, like phone and monitored. This is for nothing more than seeing what my dog gets up to in the day and also having one on the front door to monitor when Parcels are left and bits like that.

 

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I have these to watch the kids...

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I think they have been upgraded though so aren't available it seems. Pretty good though. 360 rotate. Download the app and away you go. They only work off the 2.4ghz wifi though so probably why they are cheap. I can access in the go though using mobile data which is handy.


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I have these to watch the kids...

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I think they have been upgraded though so aren't available it seems. Pretty good though. 360 rotate. Download the app and away you go. They only work off the 2.4ghz wifi though so probably why they are cheap. I can access in the go though using mobile data which is handy.

 

Cool, ill have a look at them. I mostly have 5ghz set up, but its not a deal breaker tbh having 2.4.

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I have a panasonic system that has a hub and can do many thing like cameras and sensors for an alarm system etc, used SD cameras first now have HD cameras though these are only indoors and work alone with out hub. App is better than it was and more reliable, we have one HD came in daughters room to see her ok and one in lounge. SD one outside, but to be honest SD is to blurry to see anything.

I have a similar one to above in garage that remotely pans and tilts to.

 

HD panasonic one:

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B071NM7V81/ref=asc_df_B071NM7V8150998163/?tag=googshopuk-21&creative=22110&creativeASIN=B071NM7V81&linkCode=df0&hvadid=218087202227&hvpos=1o5&hvnetw=g&hvrand=2867179037925774812&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9045629&hvtargid=pla-420530537219&th=1&psc=1


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We've had good luck with NetGear's Arlo. We bought them for monitoring our cats remotely and they worked well for that. Excellent night vision and waterproof both. That said not cheap for what they are. But they come with lifetime 1w moving window cloud, so no ongoing fees.


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I have a panasonic system that has a hub and can do many thing like cameras and sensors for an alarm system etc, used SD cameras first now have HD cameras though these are only indoors and work alone with out hub. App is better than it was and more reliable, we have one HD came in daughters room to see her ok and one in lounge. SD one outside, but to be honest SD is to blurry to see anything.

I have a similar one to above in garage that remotely pans and tilts to.

 

HD panasonic one:

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B071NM7V81/ref=asc_df_B071NM7V8150998163/?tag=googshopuk-21&creative=22110&creativeASIN=B071NM7V81&linkCode=df0&hvadid=218087202227&hvpos=1o5&hvnetw=g&hvrand=2867179037925774812&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9045629&hvtargid=pla-420530537219&th=1&psc=1

 

Nice one, thanks very much, need to look into these things now

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We've had good luck with NetGear's Arlo. We bought them for monitoring our cats remotely and they worked well for that. Excellent night vision and waterproof both. That said not cheap for what they are. But they come with lifetime 1w moving window cloud, so no ongoing fees.

 

\ive been recommended the Arlo by a couple mates now, so think I will take a look into them as they seem to be a good solution. Thank you

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\ive been recommended the Arlo by a couple mates now, so think I will take a look into them as they seem to be a good solution. Thank you

 

i use arlo having tried many others. i would recommend them

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One of the computer magazines (either Computer Shopper or PCPro) just did a group test on cameras. I've recycled my copies so I can't find which ones they recommended but they are probably still on sale.

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This is for nothing more than seeing what my dog gets up to in the day and also having one on the front door to monitor when Parcels are left and bits like that.

 

You forgot to put "officer" at the end of that sentence :D


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I'm personally waiting for Wyzecam to start offering international shipping options. It's a $20 camera that has most of the features of cameras 10x its price.

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You forgot to put "officer" at the end of that sentence :D

 

Haha, i dont know what you mean :popcorn:

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We use Hikvision cameras and an NVR that can be remotely monitored.

 

They are POE cameras, we had the luxury of running wires all over the house as we completely renovated it.

 

Probably a bit over the top for what you need.


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I'm using the Nest indoor and outdoor cams. Fairly pricey especially with the subscription but then they capture continuously if active rather than only capturing for a few seconds during a motion event. Plus they link to the rest of the Nest eco system and therefore can be used for Home/Away assist, automatically capturing during alerts from the smoke alarms etc.


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