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Wifi home security camera advice

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Looking to add a bit of home security where I can view my driveway at any point from my phone. Perhaps even capture images etc..

Can anyone advise on how these cheapish wifi cameras fair in terms of quality and reliability like this one :



https://www.amazon.co.uk/ieGeek-Security-Surveillance-Detection-Wireless/dp/B07JZFQ8MC/ref=mp_s_a_1_9?keywords=wifi+security+camera&qid=1557425730&s=gateway&sprefix=wifi+secu&sr=8-9#immersive-view_1557426070969.


Any thoughts on this or perhaps even a better model for around the price range appreciated


Thanks
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  • DavesnaveDavesnave Forumite
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  • icic Forumite
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    A camera like that is only good for indoor use. Personally I've gone for the blink system (https://blinkforhome.co.uk/collections/outdoor-security-cameras). The cameras are tiny, battery powered and fix in place with a single screw. They only record when they detect motion, and can be armed on a schedule rather than all the time.
  • JimmyChangaJimmyChanga Forumite
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    Better off getting an external IP fixed camera.
  • PDCPDC Forumite
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    As posted thats an indoor camera and you will likely have issues with the Night Vision if your idea is to record the outside through a window.

    We've got a YI Home Camera, which was around £25. Its an indoor camera but we did test it to see how well it worked in the dark and it does pick up fine through a window but this was with quite a bit of ambient light outside. I imagine the above linked outdoor camera would be much better but the Yi camera has worked for what we needed and was easy to set up.
  • asheashe Forumite
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    They're far more expensive but we have Nest cameras. 24/7 recording straight to the cloud, it recognises people and tells us who it has seen, and we can log in and talk to people through it etc.

    The original post camera link I imagine to be a lot of fake reviews as the lower rating reviews seem fairly in depth and people stating that they are technically minded yet really struggled with them etc, so I suspect this is one of those products where people have been given it cheap or free for positive reviews to help it climb the rankings.
  • edited 13 May 2019 at 4:40PM
    sandyk01sandyk01 Forumite
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    I got some SWANN cameras about two weeks ago. They were about £180 for 4 cameras which I have dotted around the outside of the house. I got the guy to fit them for £150. They connect with my phone and so far so good!
  • Hi Ferry, we bought a LUTEC Secury'light and haven't looked back. They have all the modern odds and ends you want - wifi connection, smartphone app so you can watch live feed, take photos, communicate through the app through microphone and speaker etc. They have floodlights with PIR sensor and more ambient ones for just a slight glow so you'll have to have a look and see which one best matches your house and needs!
  • rob7475rob7475 Forumite
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    I've been using the netgear Arlo cameras for about a year and it's expensive but fantastic. We have ours set to geo-fencing mode so it only arms when we leave home. It can also be set on a schedule or manually controlled too.

    It's battery powered and we get almost 5 months per charge. You can access the camera at any time from the app or website and any recordings are stored in the cloud for free for 7 days (you can pay more for them to be stored for longer).

    The base station has an alarm feature which is very loud - this can be activated when motion is detected or manually through the app.

    Overall, I've got nothing negative to say about it.
  • I have Nest, two outside Nd one inside. Very happy with them
  • googlergoogler Forumite
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    rob7475 wrote: »
    I've been using the netgear Arlo cameras for about a year and it's expensive but fantastic. We have ours set to geo-fencing mode so it only arms when we leave home. It can also be set on a schedule or manually controlled too.

    It's battery powered and we get almost 5 months per charge. You can access the camera at any time from the app or website and any recordings are stored in the cloud for free for 7 days (you can pay more for them to be stored for longer).

    Overall, I've got nothing negative to say about it.

    I second this, and would point out that if you use the Panasonic Industrial grade batteries, their life can be 13-14 months, depending on usage.

    Motion alerts can be sent to mobile, tablet, e-mail.
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