Looking for 4K security camera.
I am looking to install a single 4K camera. Don't need an entire 4-16 channel setup.
Jun 15th, 2020 3:00 am
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Jun 15th, 2020 8:47 am
Agreed - however if it makes you feel safer The Wirecutter recommends the Google Nest Cam Outdoor or the Google Nest Cam IQ Outdoor if you want the 'best'.engineered wrote: ↑ Use an old cell phone. You'll also need a very powerful IR light or even better, a motion activated flood light, which has a good chance of accessing away the thief.
Then the cops will still tell you they can't do anything, because they didn't stop and look directly at the camera or is wearing a mask.
Tldr, camera isn't going to do anything. Focus on prevention by parking indoors or increasing lighting.
Jun 15th, 2020 1:00 pm
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Jun 22nd, 2020 11:28 pm
SKill7 wrote: ↑ Had someone go through our car on the driveway. We now park inside the garage.
Best thing to do, if you can, is to deter the act from happening. You can go the extra step with parking in the garage by cutting the garage door's manual release pull cord (youtube it).
Breaking into a car is probably right at the bottom of the priority list for police. We didn't even bother to report it.
Btw, if you buy Nest or any high res cam, be sure your internet can handle using that much bandwidth.
Jun 22nd, 2020 11:52 pm
I recall night time video quality being an issue for a few security cameras. If you want better quality, can try to pair it with a motion activated spotlight to light up the area you want illuminated
Jun 22nd, 2020 11:55 pm
yea I think the spot light (getting power to it may be a problem) is a good idea. Will give that a try otherwise I'm close to giving up on Wyze and trying something else.SKill7 wrote: ↑ I recall night time video quality being an issue for a few security cameras. If you want better quality, can try to pair it with a motion activated spotlight to light up the area you want illuminated
@OP consider using the cameras to prevent more serious crimes
resident tied up in own home during b&e
Jun 23rd, 2020 3:48 am
Jun 23rd, 2020 12:29 pm
Without light, many cameras are going to struggle to provide a good image. 4K without enough light is still unusable.
Jun 23rd, 2020 12:50 pm
If power is a problem, you can do solar or battery powered. I think motion detection lights is one of the best theft deterrents. The trouble is finding aesthetically pleasing ones.
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