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[Best Buy] Toucan Wireless Outdoor HD Security Camera $100

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frederixx wrote:
Dec 1st, 2017 9:34 am
No In fact, Arlo pro is much cheaper long term. You pay +- 200$ for a single cam. After 5 years, it's still 200$. Now the toucan, Maximus, Kona, you pay between 130-250$ up front and 70$ every year. So after 5 years it's already over 500$.

Yes, Kona is discrete but I'm sure you can use some imagination to make an Arlo more discrete too. For a few hundreds, I would anyway. Oh and Arlo gives you true night vision
That's only if you sub.
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So it only works with specific lights by them?
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Can you use 3rd party application to manage the streaming /storage? Like run it from a home server?
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I'd be all over this if they offered free 14 day monitoring.

If you are on vacation you will miss the 2 hour window making it useless.
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jaigandhi5 wrote:
Dec 1st, 2017 9:51 am
Can you use 3rd party application to manage the streaming /storage? Like run it from a home server?
No local storage options.
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vkizzle wrote:
Dec 1st, 2017 9:42 am
That's only if you sub.
Yes but you have 2h otherwise. So if your cam captures someone in the middle of the night, too bad it's already too late in the morning.

Totally useless for me unless subscribing to their monthly plan
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frederixx wrote:
Dec 1st, 2017 11:33 am
Yes but you have 2h otherwise. So if your cam captures someone in the middle of the night, too bad it's already too late in the morning.

Totally useless for me unless subscribing to their monthly plan
The Arlo can fail because of the battery...too late also!
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frederixx wrote:
Dec 1st, 2017 11:33 am
Yes but you have 2h otherwise. So if your cam captures someone in the middle of the night, too bad it's already too late in the morning.

Totally useless for me unless subscribing to their monthly plan
It definitely differs from person to person. I am glad they offer something free. When a notification pings on my phone and watch, I check the phone to see what happened- especially if it happened at a time when i don't expect visitors.

That's pretty much what I wanted.
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frederixx wrote:
Dec 1st, 2017 9:34 am
No In fact, Arlo pro is much cheaper long term. You pay +- 200$ for a single cam. After 5 years, it's still 200$. Now the toucan, Maximus, Kona, you pay between 130-250$ up front and 70$ every year. So after 5 years it's already over 500$.

Yes, Kona is discrete but I'm sure you can use some imagination to make an Arlo more discrete too. For a few hundreds, I would anyway. Oh and Arlo gives you true night vision
To each their own. I'm subscribed and have four cameras running on Kuna, and I would gladly pay the costs to avoid running the cameras on batteries.

Have run on a battery system before and based on that experience of having to constantly remember when to replace/charge batteries, no more!

Only complaint about the units is they don't really pick up the wifi signal that well. One of my cameras keeps showing a low wifi signal even though it's not that far away from the access point.
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gheart008 wrote:
Dec 1st, 2017 2:51 pm
Only complaint about the units is they don't really pick up the wifi signal that well. One of my cameras keeps showing a low wifi signal even though it's not that far away from the access point.
Might be in nodal point where the WiFi signal's own reflections cancel each other. You can try moving it a foot or two and see if it improves or move the WiFi router.

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NewsyL wrote:
Dec 1st, 2017 4:15 pm
Might be in nodal point where the WiFi signal's own reflections cancel each other. You can try moving it a foot or two and see if it improves or move the WiFi router.

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na it's not the source since nothing else that uses the same wifi has issues. I could be standing right beside the light with my phone and the phone shows full bars.
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toguy wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 4:04 pm
I was looking into this recently as I am not into having obvious cameras mounted everywhere. For those who are not aware, the same company also sells a full porch light with the camera built-in. It's funny, at regular prices, there's only a $25 or so difference, so normally I would rather just get the all-in-one assembly as it looks nicer and is more stealthy than having the 2 pieces.

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Bought this in costco with Masterpass it cost me ~190 taxes in
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vkizzle wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 6:39 am
Price dropped to $99 now.
Wow- that's an even better price...Would they price adjust for the people who bought this last month?
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wolfpack27616 wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 8:41 am
Wow- that's an even better price...Would they price adjust for the people who bought this last month?
Only up to 14 days :(

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