- External WiFi cameras
Looking at getting a couple, one for garage and one for the side access to the house. I’d like to be able to view on my phone / have motion detection and the ability to hook up a hard drive to my router to record when activated. I’m assuming the “night vision” is pretty limited but I’d like to have decent quality (whats the point having them if they’re not giving me clear day time footage!?)
There’s hundreds out there, I don’t want to spend a fortune though…. Moon stick situation?Posted 2 years agosimon_gSubscriber
You need to spend quite a bit to have really useful footage, although my definition may differ to yours. Do you want to capture a number plate of a car that stops in your drive? A clear face shot of someone trying your front door? Or a smeary grey blob of someone cutting your locks in the garage that is no use to anyone?
Arlo avoids the need for running any wires (they run on battery) but then you have the faff of changing batteries frequently. Else if you’re running power to them it’s no more hassle to run ethernet to them as well.Posted 2 years agoHoratioHufnagelMember
Out of interest how would something like this perform?Posted 2 years ago
Does it need lots of hacking around to get it working and stop unsecured access?jimdubleyouSubscriber
Arlo avoids the need for running any wires (they run on battery) but then you have the faff of changing batteries frequently.
About once every 4-6 months depending on traffic.
They aren’t designed to be always recording, they have motion detection which triggers the video.
We have one on the front door, one on back door and once covering shed doors.
Occasionally one will go bat-shit and start alerting for nothing. It’s usually a spider.Posted 2 years ago
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