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Old 29-06-2018, 03:34 PM   #1
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Home CCTV - Recommendations Please

Hi All,

I'd like to set up a cheap CCTV system for my home, want to cover the front door + drive and back garden.

Would like Infrared for dark and would like to be able to remote view, but have it send alert to me if detects movement.

Wifi or Cable? Do I need one with a DVR thingy?

Any advice/help appreciated.

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Old 29-06-2018, 03:42 PM   #2
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Would be interested to hear from others, as just tried a wifi one over my drive and front of house and even tough it worked fine indoors on setting it up, once outside up in the eaves of the house the wifi was on and off and the picture kept freezing.
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Old 29-06-2018, 03:46 PM   #3
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Would be interested to hear from others, as just tried a wifi one over my drive and front of house and even tough it worked fine indoors on setting it up, once outside up in the eaves of the house the wifi was on and off and the picture kept freezing.
Which one was that?

In addition, Also interested to hear what people think on the Wifi ones what with signal blockers etc.
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Which one was that?
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ctronics-Wa...wifi+extension
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Hi All,

I'd like to set up a cheap CCTV system for my home, want to cover the front door + drive and back garden.

Would like Infrared for dark and would like to be able to remote view, but have it send alert to me if detects movement.

Wifi or Cable? Do I need one with a DVR thingy?

Any advice/help appreciated.

Cheers
I had a Netatmo Presence installed a year ago, looks like a light but crystal clear picture quality, set up alerts to how often you would like, looked at wi-fi but they all had reliability issues and i figured as i only have one door, a burglar would have to enter through it anyway.
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Old 29-06-2018, 06:05 PM   #6
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With all due respect if you are looking @ cheap cctv I would save your money and spend it elsewhere.

Get 3 reputable and accredited companies round to give you some advice and prices, have a look @ HIK 5mp stuff, it's reasonably priced and excellent quality with some great functionality on the turbo DVR's. You can set up alerts for line crossing detection (each way or both ways to trigger) map out an area or even set it to alert on changes in db level if yo have a mic fitted. All have a phone app or you can port forward the DVR if you prefer.

Run them in on Cat 5 and baluns and it's an easy install in most scenarios.

As with a lot of things it's especially true of CCTV, buy cheap buy twice.

Personally I'd steer well clear of WiFi systems.

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Old 29-06-2018, 06:27 PM   #7
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I fitted Swann system, defiantly one to avoid. It always fails to connect last week it decided it was 1969 this week it’s decided it 2018 again but it’s thinks it’s always the 6th June, so it’s constantly overwrites what’s recorded that day.

Spoke to Swann. Said it needs a new DVR and is out of warranty.

Personally I’d get a hikvision kit, simple to fit yourself
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stick with hikvision and use wired cameras
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Have you looked at the Blink system, depends what features you are after really.

Www.blinkforhome.com
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Im looking to do the same and considering this.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hikvision...19.m1438.l9372

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