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Where can I get a video surveillance system?
Averyton Avery Hoffman Banned last edited by
I park my car in front of the house and soon I started noticing scratches on it. I'm sure it wasn't my doing. I want to install cameras on the fence to have control over this. Tell me how best to choose.
Avery Hoffman I know there are a lot of different options out there. Owners of self-storage facilities use these kinds of systems pretty regularly to monitor their properties.
The only one I have personal experience with is the Nest Cam Outdoor. I actually put together a review on it a few years ago.
All things considered, it's a pretty inexpensive system that works well enough. You don't need to pay for access to the recordings, but they're pretty useful to have. I'm currently paying $60/yr for recording on 3 different cameras on my house, and the footage is stored for 30 days.
As long as the cameras are close enough to a wifi signal, you should be good to go.
I have no personal experience with these, but whatever you do choose, be sure you setup proper security on the device itself. Maybe things have gotten better, but I remember hearing lots of reports in the news awhile back about these cameras being hacked, Nest in particular.
See this article for more info
Linda Hastings Whoa, that is crazy!
I didn't realize this was a thing with Nest products. I gotta take a closer look at this.
Rasron Edward Fraser Banned last edited by retipsterseth
Well, there are a hell of a lot of systems actually that you could choose from. I have actually installed 8 wyze cams around the house and the entire area, besides that I have some motions sensors on the backyard, and surely a great security system on the inside. I have actually setted them up to work together, and I can tell you that it was really tough, however it is working really fine. The wyze cams are awesome taking into consideration their low price.
jawollbrink Jason Wollbrink last edited by
Avery Hoffman You might try a Game cam- these are motion activated cameras used by hunters that record short videos when they sense movement. My dad uses these around his house and barns in case anyone comes around.