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Old 10-16-2017, 05:27 PM   #1
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I'm sure I can sift through the homeowner thread and find the answers I'm looking for, but hopefully there's some nice soul out there that is an expert and has info, and maybe this can be useful for others too?

I have a regular security system on my house. My garage is not attached to my house or my security system. The garage was recently broken into and I have unwillingly donated about $1000 in tools to some crackhead that he can pawn for $75. The ******* didn't even leave me a receipt that I can use to claim the charitable donation on my taxes. Anyway...

What I want to do is toss in an IP video cam that monitors the doors so I can provide visual proof to the police department of that ******* if he comes back, or any other ******** that may come.

From what I'm reading online there's the camera itself, and then there's the online storage. Some companies, like Nest offer both.

What is the recommended way to go?
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Old 10-16-2017, 05:29 PM   #2
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Old 10-16-2017, 08:29 PM   #3
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dont buy a piper either.

get a IP wired camper (POE) get a computer, files are saved locally and setup google drive or some **** to have it save up there too. do you have a wired network in the detached garage?

then you can catch some good christian fella stealing your ****.
(and yea, cops said, swell, thanks) and that was the last of it.
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Old 10-16-2017, 08:47 PM   #4
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I don't want to pay any monthly subscription fees, so all I have is a single D-Link Omna 180 (I mostly use it to yell at the dogs to get off the couch). It stores everything on a SD card inserted in the base of the unit and does motion detection, and you can view 30 second clips of the data stored on the SD card via an iPhone or Android app. However, it's pretty useless if the perp steals the whole camera.

If I were to buy an all-encompassing system, I'd go with the Arlo Pro.

https://www.arlo.com/en-us/products/...o/default.aspx
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Old 10-16-2017, 09:11 PM   #5
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Nest is nice but $Texas.
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Old 10-16-2017, 09:58 PM   #6
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I don't want to pay any monthly subscription fees, so all I have is a single D-Link Omna 180 (I mostly use it to yell at the dogs to get off the couch). It stores everything on a SD card inserted in the base of the unit and does motion detection, and you can view 30 second clips of the data stored on the SD card via an iPhone or Android app. However, it's pretty useless if the perp steals the whole camera.

If I were to buy an all-encompassing system, I'd go with the Arlo Pro.

https://www.arlo.com/en-us/products/...o/default.aspx
This is what I do too. D-link with SD card, video accessible from iPhone app. Motion triggers recording. $60
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Old 10-16-2017, 10:01 PM   #7
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I have 3 Arlo Pro cameras. Battery life has been great, video quality is fine, and I haven't captured anything other than some stray cats crossing my driveway every night.

I think you can have up to 5 Arlo Pro cameras on a standard free account. Cloud storage is included, and you can create local storage by plugging in a USB drive in the base station. Since it's motion/sound activated, it's not really 24/7 surveillance, but it's sensitive enough that if someone sets it off, I'd have something useful.
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Old 10-16-2017, 10:34 PM   #8
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I have 3 Arlo Pro cameras. Battery life has been great, video quality is fine, and I haven't captured anything other than some stray cats crossing my driveway every night.
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Old 10-17-2017, 01:56 AM   #9
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I just setup some Arlo Pro cameras at my friend's place recently. Quite easy to setup and you can have them be wireless and just recharge them when needed.
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Old 10-17-2017, 02:03 AM   #10
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I'm in this same boat as well. Debating between Nest and Arlo for the garage/front door. I still want something 24/7 inside for nanny cam. I don't really care about cloud storage as I have megagigaTB's available local. App view would be nice, but not a requirement.

Almost settled on just doing two different systems. Budget = $California++.
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Old 10-17-2017, 08:06 AM   #11
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I have a decent amount of cloud storage but didn't want to consume it all with video. I waited until a nice NAS went on sale and purchased it just for this. It has a few terrabytes and is RAID 1 - mirrored onto 2 HDs. It just beeps and tells you to replace a drive when one goes bad. Bury a CAT 6 cable and put the NAS in your house, that's what I'd do.

My stuff is a few years old so model numbers would be unlikely to help you. I'll say this, my Synology 2 bay NAS units sure seem dependable. Hopefully they are still making good stuff.
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Anyone use Blink yet?
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I also need to look into this. We had a package likely stolen this weekend, and given that it's a rather busy street, I see this happening more often. That also means I can't have a motion activated camera.

I have a old PC that is probably 12-14 years old, can I use this for local storage and just upgrade the Hard Drive or is it too old at this point?

I also have a window close enough to the door so I think I can mount the camera inside which prevents theft and need for batteries.
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Old 10-17-2017, 01:04 PM   #14
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I also need to look into this. We had a package likely stolen this weekend, and given that it's a rather busy street, I see this happening more often. That also means I can't have a motion activated camera.

I have a old PC that is probably 12-14 years old, can I use this for local storage and just upgrade the Hard Drive or is it too old at this point?

I also have a window close enough to the door so I think I can mount the camera inside which prevents theft and need for batteries.
I'm sure you could use the old PC if that's what you want. It might be the cheapest way to go. I needed something that didn't take up much space.

https://www.google.com/search?q=use+...hrome&ie=UTF-8
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Old 10-17-2017, 04:34 PM   #15
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I just ordered one of the arlo Q.

It doesn't require the base station, and has a wired power source.

I'm quite fine with online storage. The hassle of setting up (and maintaining) a local storage option vs the potential of someone seeing recorded video of my garage is a risk I'm willing to accept for ease of setup/use of the online option.

They have a pretty good free option for their online storage, and an even better pay option I may opt for.

I guess it's time for me to setup the 2nd wifi AP I bought a while back specifically for IOT stuff so I don't bog down the primary wifi AP.

thanks all for the suggestions, I'll respond this weekend with my installation thoughts.

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Old 10-20-2017, 10:15 AM   #16
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setup of the arlo was easy. I need to work on placement though.
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Old 10-20-2017, 02:46 PM   #17
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i put this in a few weeks ago. Pretty happy with it. No cloud storage but decent app and remote playback. 2TB local storage that syncs to the app. email movement snapshots as well as app alert to live playback.

https://www.amazon.com/Amcrest-ProHD...0QWNMDV4CQ7WRZ
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Old 10-20-2017, 03:29 PM   #18
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I've got Arlo Pro's from costco, they've worked okay, I wish i had bought the external charger, but I'm too cheap. Their night vision features are dismal, for my driveway, it flat out doesn't work.

Inside, I'm using Yi 1080p camera's, and they work great! Affordable too. There is even an outdoor housing you can get for it too.

Both have free cloud storage up to a point.

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Old 10-20-2017, 03:32 PM   #19
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a bit spendy, but ubiquiti makes some nice gear.
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Old 10-25-2017, 06:03 PM   #21
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Anyone use Blink yet?
I was thinking about ordering the one or two camera "system". Seems like they are not to hot on features though.
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Old 10-25-2017, 06:31 PM   #22
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a bit spendy, but ubiquiti makes some nice gear.
have you used these yourself? been looking at them too. already have 4 other cameras would like to add more
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