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# 240792 26-Sep-2018 12:01
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Hi all, does anyone have any experience with the security cameras on Ali Express? Looking at something like this





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  # 2096747 26-Sep-2018 12:19
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Short answer, no not good.
Long answer, no not good stay away.

There are a few threads on here already about cctv, the bands, aliexpress etc.
So long as you know who to buy from you can get Dahua and Hikvision equipment cheaper than local suppliers, however there are a lot of Chinese clones on there as well.

If you never ever want it connected to the Internet you might get away with some of the no name or Chinese clones.
Lastly look at ethernet and poe cameras. Those rca/bnc based camera systems are not recommended.

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# 2096756 26-Sep-2018 12:34
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Cool thanks. Has searched using security camera but not CCTV which yielded more results. Happy for this thread to be deleted 


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  # 2096762 26-Sep-2018 12:43
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If you explain what you are wanting/needing from a security camera system you might get some advice. 


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  # 2097181 27-Sep-2018 07:37
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rscole86: If you never ever want it connected to the Internet you might get away with some of the no name or Chinese clones.



You missed out:



... and don't care about having to power cycle it periodically when it crashes, and deal with false positives and missed true positives, and a million other glitches...



They're really that bad.

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  # 2097185 27-Sep-2018 07:57
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Have decided to purchase the Netgear Arlo Pro 2. Thanks all.

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Ultimate Geek

  # 2097536 27-Sep-2018 14:16
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I bought a IPC-HDW5231  9 months ago from these guys


and have had no problems with it or them.

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  # 2097543 27-Sep-2018 14:31
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Anyone tried one of these? Given the low cost, i was going to give one a go to supplement a Logitech one I have, however, no shipping to NZ directly so it becomes a bit more hassle and expensive. 

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