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Old 04-13-18, 09:22 PM
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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:

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Is there anything better out there? A doorbell cam on the front would also work.
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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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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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Re: Wireless outdoor security cameras

Looking for a 4-8 camera home security system set. Any recommendations?
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Re: Wireless outdoor security cameras

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Looking for a 4-8 camera home security system set. Any recommendations?
I have a Ring system from Costco. A Ring alarm, doorbell, two floodlights with cameras and a three wireless cameras. It provides a really good surveillance for a reasonable price. Comes with at least a year of free monitoring.


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Re: Wireless outdoor security cameras

I'm using Eufy newest camera and doorbell. Picture quality is good and no monthly fees. Cameras and doorbell is wireless. Cameras last a year on single charge. Not sure how long the doorbell last. Video is saved to the base station. If internet goes down video is still recorded but you won't be able to access it. Many other cameras become useless when internet goes down.
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I'm very proud to say that I have NO outdoor security systems. These chain you to technology, capricious and unpredictable as THAT is. Your "cloud" camera might be here today, POOF!, gone tomorrow.

So, I just live like people did in the '70s, 80s, and 90s, without any of that junk. And, I'm happy to say that I live in a very safe neighborhood where most people don't have to worry about such things. That last break-in this area that I'm aware of took place way back in 1988.

Such electronic systems also contribute quite heavily to your electric bill, since they're on 24 / 7, and power is super expensive in Calif. And the equipment becomes obsolete super-fast -- by design in fact. So you're "forced" into yearly upgrades, etc.
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Re: Wireless outdoor security cameras

A lot of the ones in the last few years are powered by re-chargeable batteries.
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They also have solar powered ones.
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They also have solar powered ones.
Now, I was unaware of that. Pretty good, except when there's no sun!
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Now, I was unaware of that. Pretty good, except when there's no sun!
They have batteries. The idea is the battery work during night and cloudy days. The way the cameras work is they can operate on battery for months or like the one I have for a year. So as long as Burns hasn't blocked out the sun for a months they should work.
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Re: Wireless outdoor security cameras

I know this is a resurrected thread, but FWIW I've been very happy with our Arlo cameras for the last couple of years. The last 7 days of recordings are always available without any kind of subscription, the quality is good, and the technology has been reliable. It's come in handy a few times, including being able to show a shipper that USPS delivered a package that had already been torn open and was missing some merchandise.
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Re: Wireless outdoor security cameras

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I'm using Eufy newest camera and doorbell. Picture quality is good and no monthly fees. Cameras and doorbell is wireless. Cameras last a year on single charge. Not sure how long the doorbell last. Video is saved to the base station. If internet goes down video is still recorded but you won't be able to access it. Many other cameras become useless when internet goes down.
I also purchased cameras by Eufy as well as the battery doorbell. I got 2 cameras pointing out my patio (one over each of the entrances), then the doorbell covers the front door. The cameras are rated for 1 year and the doorbell is rated at 6 months. Our front door has high traffic, so I imagine it might only last 3 months?

I only had them for 3 weeks, and so far I like them a lot.

eufyCam 2:
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eufy Wireless Video Doorbell (Battery-Powered):
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Re: Wireless outdoor security cameras

Nice, I may have to go with those. Been looking for a while now.

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