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Set up for IP cameras - advice needed

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  • la102
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Posted 10 April 2017 - 04:36 PM

Hey guys, I'm after recommendations on my requirements below:


  • 2 x cameras (both will be placed indoors)
  • 720p minimum resolution (anything lower is just too hard to see)
  • daytime/nighttime is not a problem idc if it can only see in daytime
  • recording option when something moves (someone walks down path, OK start recording to SD or NAS idc what device just please record)
  • ethernet preferred (I have a gigabit network, but also an AC3200 router so WiFi will do - just that WiFi units usually cost more?)
  • Low to medium cost.. don't want to spend thousands on a basic camera set up otherwise it'd be better to just buy a home alarm.
  • useful app to load up cameras on my phone at any time, and email snapshots sent to me if something moves

Hopefully some awesome person out there can help... I've been googling guides and set ups for ages but cannot seem to find the ideal 'score' or 'best way' to do this. Cheers.



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Posted 10 April 2017 - 05:42 PM

From what I can see, looking at the ones listed on here (https://pricespy.co....hp?l=s314730661, has filters applied), most of them have an Ethernet connection and a lot of them (even the cheapest ones) have WiFi as well.


I'd expect any camera with motion detection would have the option to start recording on detecting movement.


As for the a mobile app, I've no idea. But it'll probably be much the same for all products across an entire brand.

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 11:45 AM

I have a synology nas drive with 2 wireless ip cameras running off it. Records on motion etc, the nas drive comes with 2 licences for cameras if u want more cameras then u need to buy extra licence. I can access the camera recordings or live mode with synology phone app or use any computer anywhere.

Maybe look at synology help/setup videos on their site to help decide if this would be a good fit for you.
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Posted 25 April 2017 - 09:45 AM

thank you both

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