Best PoE Outdoor security camera?
I'm looking for something I can get alerts and feed on my smart phone, as well as some local or cloud storage (preferably free).
I looked at Arlo, but their only PoE camera is indoor only, which is too bad.
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I install these cameras as my side job and I usually order from this seller: http://stores.ebay.ca/pchomeestore168/
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@tonershop - thanksRETD wrote: ↑ I've been researching same and getting lost in the rabbit hole.
More info than you will ever want to know here:
They seem to absolutely love this camera, but expensive at US$160 plus duties. Cheaper versions available but see below.
https://ipcamtalk.com/threads/dahua-sta ... r-z.14683/
From this excellent primer is a warning about buying cameras from China ("Andy" is a trusted seller on AliExpress and active on the IPcamtalk forums)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yAKfH5 ... PCj-e/view
Dahua International Vs. Chinese Market Models
There are less expensive Chinese market versions of the Dahua cameras sold on Ali Express, but the sellers
may install hacked English firmware on them. The manufacturer has to make compromises (i.e. RAM,
sensor, DSP, CPU, case material, MicroSD card slot, etc.) to reach the lower price point. These cameras
have been reported with various issues, including the inability to safely flash Dahua U.S. firmware. The
international versions sold by Andy can indeed accept the Dahua U.S. firmware. However, there are
instances where members wittingly purchased Chinese version cameras, due to the cost savings for large
installations. This is not recommended for the inexperienced, but if you are willing to accept some risk, and
able to mitigate the potential issues, there is an interesting discussion in this thread.
Dahua International Vs. U.S. Models
The recommended cameras listed below are international “Starlight” 2-Megapixel models with a Sony
“Starvis” sensor. To understand why some sensors are better at night vision (larger pixels, etc.), see the
Latest Sony Sensor List, or this nice chart of sensors used in Dahua cameras. The International and U.S.
camera models are identical, with the exception of the model number, the logo, and price premium. Some
companies also rebrand Dahua cameras, and create surveillance system kits. (Foscam, Lorex, Qsee, etc.).
The options are to buy from a US retailer at a price premium, or buy it directly from china and save. Andy
supports the products, and has even replaced defective units; you have to ship it back to him.
Before buying anything expensive I may give this $60 one from Canada Computers a try:
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_ ... _id=102484
Discussion about the CC camera here. As a noob the images look ok to me.
https://ipcamtalk.com/threads/help-iden ... cam.18644/
... and that's about everything I've learned so far, other than all this stuff is massively confusing!
Feb 24th, 2018 10:12 am
I haven't bought any cameras yet, Dahua or otherwise (I've been playing with BlueIris and a couple of existing indoor IP cameras).
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While being sarcastic/joking, a dog is a preventative measure and cameras themselves are more a reactive measure. This means the dogs are there to prevent the break in and cameras are there to try and catch someone after they have broken in. You should ideally have a mix of both - because preventing the break in is the ideal choice, the cameras are merely there to try and catch the thief after.
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