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post #1 of 7 Old 06-22-2014, 09:25 AM - Thread Starter
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I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post, so mods move it if need be.

I just had Cat6 cable run through my house, with dedicate lines for indoor and outdoor cams. The purpose of the indoor cams is primarily as nanny cams and the outdoor is for security. I am having a hard time finding the right camers.
My requirements are as follows:
remote access via android ap
recording (ideally to a dedicated desktop with a remote HD)
text and/or email alerting
Sound (I'd prefer two-way but its not a deal breaker)
Nightvision
unobtrusive indoor cams (dont want to feel like I'm in a prison)
PoE
Cost <$300/cam

Any recommendations?
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Look at they Synology NAS Line and their cam tech and then look at the cameras that supports.
No desktop pc needed for day to day operation.

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Have a look at this site..

http://www.networkcameracritic.com

Pretty helpful.
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I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post, so mods move it if need be.

I just had Cat6 cable run through my house, with dedicate lines for indoor and outdoor cams. The purpose of the indoor cams is primarily as nanny cams and the outdoor is for security. I am having a hard time finding the right camers.
My requirements are as follows:
remote access via android ap
recording (ideally to a dedicated desktop with a remote HD)
text and/or email alerting
Sound (I'd prefer two-way but its not a deal breaker)
Nightvision
unobtrusive indoor cams (dont want to feel like I'm in a prison)
PoE
Cost <$300/cam

Any recommendations?
Not really "Home A/V Distribution " related...

Having a hard time finding the right cameras huh?... that's exactly why 3 years later in my new house my Cat6 still runs unterminated from outside to the indoor junction.
But if your budget is $300/cam than by all means get the Synology NAS which has a per-camera license fee of $50 leaving $250 for camera.
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post #5 of 7 Old 06-23-2014, 06:27 PM
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I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post, so mods move it if need be.

I just had Cat6 cable run through my house, with dedicate lines for indoor and outdoor cams. The purpose of the indoor cams is primarily as nanny cams and the outdoor is for security. I am having a hard time finding the right camers.
My requirements are as follows:
remote access via android ap
recording (ideally to a dedicated desktop with a remote HD)
text and/or email alerting
Sound (I'd prefer two-way but its not a deal breaker)
Nightvision
unobtrusive indoor cams (dont want to feel like I'm in a prison)
PoE
Cost <$300/cam

Any recommendations?
I use Q-See cams. They have all kinds of cameras from SD to high quality HD. The DVR's are reliable (I've been using mine for almost 2 years now with no issues). Remote access is easy with my iPhone or my Win 7 workstation at work. Sound, email alerts, etc are an option but something I don't use.

When I installed my cams I used CAT-5e cable because that's all I could afford at the time. The CAT-5e cable is a direct connection to the router so nothing else is sharing the cable.

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Take a look at zavio's ip cams, they meet your requirement, not sure on the audio
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I'm using cheap Foscam cameras that are only about $75 a piece, but the company makes numerous different indoor and outdoor cameras. I have heard the Blue Iris software is nice ($50 license for numerous cameras), however I'm just using one of the many free apps available.

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