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Old 04-13-18, 09:22 PM   #1
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Wireless outdoor security cameras

I was wondering if anybody has recommendations for an outdoor wireless security camera system for a house?

Specifically, I'm looking for something to monitor my parents' front and back doors on their home. I'm looking to spend no more than $250 for a 2 camera system, and they don't want any sort of monthly subscription. I'd also like Android compatibility for notifications.

I was looking at something like this:

https://www.amazon.com/Zmodo-Channel.../dp/B01B1QOSDQ

Is there anything better out there? A doorbell cam on the front would also work.
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Old 04-13-18, 09:28 PM   #2
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Re: Wireless outdoor security cameras

We have a wired 4-camera Zmodo system from Amazon and we like it. We're hoping to switch to a wireless system later this summer, so I couldn't tell you about that yet.
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Re: Wireless outdoor security cameras

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We have a wired 4-camera Zmodo system from Amazon and we like it. We're hoping to switch to a wireless system later this summer, so I couldn't tell you about that yet.
Good to hear you like it! Some of the reviews aren't the best, but some of that might be user error. Can you view live on your phone? Or only past recordings?
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Re: Wireless outdoor security cameras

We got it right before all of the fancy wifi/phone stuff was in our price range, so no. We just watch what we want to watch on our TV. Through our receiver, we can have a dedicated channel to depict all four cameras at once. But like I say, we're going to upgrade (we bought a house) and I'll keep you posted. You can buy our wired system, if you like.
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Re: Wireless outdoor security cameras

Thanks for the offer, but it needs to be wireless

I think the zmodo is actually the one I'll go with for them.
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Re: Wireless outdoor security cameras

I have a pair of Zmodo wireless outdoor cameras and love them. I don't have a DVR, but you get 11 second clips when the cameras sense movement that they keep for 36 hours and that's enough for my purposes.
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Re: Wireless outdoor security cameras

You might want to look into Arlo. I picked one up during Black Friday at Walmart ($200 for the base & 3 cameras) and it works great. They are indoor / outdoor use and send push notifications when they detect motion. They also have the Arlo Pro out now, which is a little more expensive, but it includes audio.
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