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i have like 6.


i have been using Yi Cams. the 720p ones are like $39, the 1080p ones are $59, the new second edition 1080p ones are $79-99.


they take an SD card but also offer a cloud service. if you only want the cloud to store the motion detected, its $15/mo for 5 cams.  if you want it to record a constant 30 days its $9/cam/mo i am doin the motion, the SD card stores like 55 days. so the cloud is a good backup, in case someone steals the cam itself.. otherwise i have access to all footage still.. there is an app for my phone, ipad, mac, etc..


its the cheapest way i have found... they run on wifi... and require being plugged in.


they flagg motion points. the newer 1080p ones allow you to select the zone you want to trigger motion, so front door you can skip motion trigger for the road, but keep for porch, etc..


you can get notifications on the app if you want.. i have it set to certain hours.. so i get a motion signal until the kids get home inside and back yard, once they are home i get signal for porch and outside.. etc..


had them over a year (back when i had cash to spend


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I like my Arlo cams. Completely wireless, remote, and good SW interface, The nest cams are better now too since they upgraded the resolution to 1080p. The Arlo cams come with a hub that doubles as a loud siren.

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On 9/29/2017 at 2:43 PM, Montana Bengal said:

I'm assuming these are all inside the house? 


they are.. i do have 3 set aside with weather proof enclosures, that i will be mounting outside.. probably do that end of the month

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So I had two D-link cameras already with new night time capability.

found 3 more refurbished for 60 bucks.  Going to try to set motion activation up to snap pics and upload to an ftp server (maybe my nas). I have them linked to Dlinks online 'portal' at them moment so I can login and stream.  Might try to set up a recorder or something.



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