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

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NewsyL wrote:
Nov 11th, 2017 6:30 pm
They supply a silicone sleeve to protect the USB cordage as seen in this video at the 50 second mark.



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Alright this video kind of sold me, I am going to get this for my parents.

[EDIT]

Nvm there is no night vision.
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wolfpack27616 wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 11:28 am
I had mounted it just below the light. It doesn't stand out too obviously for somebody to notice it and try and break it.

I decided the mounting position/height based on ensuring I am able to see the person clearly. If i had mounted it too high, anybody wearing a cap and hoodie can just walk up with their heads down and I won't be able to capture their face.
so this camera uses battery? which type?
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canuckistanian44 wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 10:27 am
Get an NVR (with Power over Ethernet with a Western DIgital Purple hard drive and some HikVision cameras. Best buy sells nothing serious for security from this decade. Just gimmicky overpriced consumer garbage. They have one decent brand, but they only carry the CCTV version.

You can also get a Swann kit from Costco. They go on sale from time to time and I believe are rebranded Hikvision products.
Totally agree with you. I picked up 4 Hikvision 3MP dome cameras at $110 each with a 2TB NVR at $279. This was on sale, so definitely YMMV. Yes, it's pricier than the Arlo, but no way is the Arlo cost effective. It's pretty cool that it's wireless, but wait till you need to replace the batteries. I remember a post about a cordless Bissell vacuum at Superstore for $120 (where everyone else was about $189). I got sucked in and bought it. It only lasted 8 months. I kept it on charge forever, but once I took it off, it ran for about 3 mins and died. Bissell wanted $110 for the battery pack plus shipping. It ended up in the garbage.

If you're handy with running the wiring (really just need to run 1 Cat5 to each camera and back to the NVR as it's POE) you'll save on the installation cost. Pretty much run all the Cat wires under the gutters, eaves, soffits, under the roof line, etc to the attic and drop it down inside a wall. It was painful, but it works great! An electrician quoted me $500 - $600 for the installation.

On 2TB, I have 16 days worth of video before the 1st day gets overwritten. 2 cameras record 24/7, 1 for 12hrs and the last one on line detection with 30s before and after detection. All set for 1080p at 20 fps. No need to run it at 30 fps (which it is capable).

http://www.jetviewcam.com/
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redkulat wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 11:35 am
Alright this video kind of sold me, I am going to get this for my parents.

[EDIT]

Nvm there is no night vision.
Wouldn't the lights turning on when motion is detected (and you can manually toggle the lights on and off when required)- remove the need for night vision capability?
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thanks for the price update. Just got off the phone and got $20+tax refunded.
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r_malvia wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 11:52 am
Totally agree with you. I picked up 4 Hikvision 3MP dome cameras at $110 each with a 2TB NVR at $279. This was on sale, so definitely YMMV. Yes, it's pricier than the Arlo, but no way is the Arlo cost effective. It's pretty cool that it's wireless, but wait till you need to replace the batteries. I remember a post about a cordless Bissell vacuum at Superstore for $120 (where everyone else was about $189). I got sucked in and bought it. It only lasted 8 months. I kept it on charge forever, but once I took it off, it ran for about 3 mins and died. Bissell wanted $110 for the battery pack plus shipping. It ended up in the garbage.

If you're handy with running the wiring (really just need to run 1 Cat5 to each camera and back to the NVR as it's POE) you'll save on the installation cost. Pretty much run all the Cat wires under the gutters, eaves, soffits, under the roof line, etc to the attic and drop it down inside a wall. It was painful, but it works great! An electrician quoted me $500 - $600 for the installation.

On 2TB, I have 16 days worth of video before the 1st day gets overwritten. 2 cameras record 24/7, 1 for 12hrs and the last one on line detection with 30s before and after detection. All set for 1080p at 20 fps. No need to run it at 30 fps (which it is capable).

http://www.jetviewcam.com/
Apples vs oranges here.

With the electrician quote, you are looking at least $1000. This is a $100 camera that doesn't look ugly, doesn't require wiring to be run and converts you light in to a smart bulb.

Sure it only records for 2 hours, but you will get alerted and have 2 hours to see the footage. Most people are within 6 feet of their phones at all time.
No night vision, but the motion sensor turns the light on for you.

This is an entry level security camera. Good for deterring some break ins and for me I just want to be able to look outside from a different room sometimes or just see if a package has been left outside. Or take a look at the snow outside from another location.
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wolfpack27616 wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 12:33 pm
Wouldn't the lights turning on when motion is detected (and you can manually toggle the lights on and off when required)- remove the need for night vision capability?
That is true. How well does it detect motion at night if the lights are off?
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redkulat wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 1:12 pm
That is true. How well does it detect motion at night if the lights are off?
Can't answer your question 100% but the camera has an "infared" motion sensor. So motion detection shouldn't be affected by the light.
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so u need to pay additional annual fee for cloud ?
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are you able to download the last 2hrs of footage? for free?
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Vinotintazo wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 1:32 pm
are you able to download the last 2hrs of footage? for free?
The two hour buffer is a (no pun intended) red flag for me. No, you won't always be by a phone, nor will you have time or the ability to pull that video down anytime.
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r_malvia wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 11:52 am
Totally agree with you. I picked up 4 Hikvision 3MP dome cameras at $110 each with a 2TB NVR at $279. This was on sale, so definitely YMMV. Yes, it's pricier than the Arlo, but no way is the Arlo cost effective. It's pretty cool that it's wireless, but wait till you need to replace the batteries. I remember a post about a cordless Bissell vacuum at Superstore for $120 (where everyone else was about $189). I got sucked in and bought it. It only lasted 8 months. I kept it on charge forever, but once I took it off, it ran for about 3 mins and died. Bissell wanted $110 for the battery pack plus shipping. It ended up in the garbage.

If you're handy with running the wiring (really just need to run 1 Cat5 to each camera and back to the NVR as it's POE) you'll save on the installation cost. Pretty much run all the Cat wires under the gutters, eaves, soffits, under the roof line, etc to the attic and drop it down inside a wall. It was painful, but it works great! An electrician quoted me $500 - $600 for the installation.

On 2TB, I have 16 days worth of video before the 1st day gets overwritten. 2 cameras record 24/7, 1 for 12hrs and the last one on line detection with 30s before and after detection. All set for 1080p at 20 fps. No need to run it at 30 fps (which it is capable).

http://www.jetviewcam.com/
Sounds like you and I bought the exact same stuff. You can't even find the 3MP stuff on Aliexpress anymore as they've gone 4MP and up (I need to add a 4th camera).
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rocke wrote:
Nov 12th, 2017 9:37 am
Does Anyone know if Costco still has them and if so which locations? I think I would prefer to get the light fixture as it looks much cleaner and not an eye sore to me.

Called Costco. It doesn't show in their system.
rajojomanik wrote:
Nov 12th, 2017 11:54 am

I also would like to know as well. I would rather buy the light fixture.
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Dec 6th, 2017 8:31 am
Bought this in costco with Masterpass it cost me ~190 taxes in
https://www.costco.ca/.product.100366237.html
Maximus Craftsman Smart LED Security Light $194.99

Best buy $209.99 https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/ma ... 05189.aspx

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canuckistanian44 wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 2:12 pm
The two hour buffer is a (no pun intended) red flag for me. No, you won't always be by a phone, nor will you have time or the ability to pull that video down anytime.
From product page: Review, rewind, and download the footage for up to 2 hours after it was recorded

I guess my question is how do you download? whats the requirement?

Edit: Looks like you can download to your phone at least.

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