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Topic # 245192 23-Jan-2019 10:29
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I currently live in an apartment and would like to install a couple of CCTV cameras. What I am looking for can be plugged to mains BUT should be able to connect to the internet wirelessly e.g. not LAN. Any recommendation is highly appreciated. I have considered this https://www.mi-store.co.nz/product/QDJ4041GL/Mi-Home-Security-Camera but missed out on their opening sale. Is it any good or any other model?


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  Reply # 2166061 23-Jan-2019 10:34
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That's only got WiFi connectivity, so is still going to connect to your LAN.

 

If you want something not on your LAN, you'll probably need to get a 3G/4G router to go with it.




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  Reply # 2166070 23-Jan-2019 10:54
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RunningMan:

 

That's only got WiFi connectivity, so is still going to connect to your LAN.

 

If you want something not on your LAN, you'll probably need to get a 3G/4G router to go with it.

 

 

I thought you can connect it to the home wifi router wirelessly then view from an app? Or did I get it wrong?


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2166090 23-Jan-2019 11:18
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CrashAndBurn:

 

RunningMan:

 

That's only got WiFi connectivity, so is still going to connect to your LAN.

 

If you want something not on your LAN, you'll probably need to get a 3G/4G router to go with it.

 

 

I thought you can connect it to the home wifi router wirelessly then view from an app? Or did I get it wrong?

 

 

No - you didnt get it wrong.

 

You want wifi cameras and dont want to connect them with a cable - That seems clear enough.

 

Runningman is being a bit pedantic in that wifi connections still connect to you Local Area Network - or maybe thought you wanted a completely standalone system..

 

How about wyzecams https://www.wyzecam.com/

 

You would need to buy them via amazon.com as wyze dont ship to NZ but Amazon do.

 

I bought a couple late last year - pretty neat little things - work well.

 

EDIT: Yep - You can access them remotely. They have an SD card for local recording and automatically upload 'events' to a cloud for up to 14 days - free.

 

No ongoing costs.





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  Reply # 2166115 23-Jan-2019 11:33
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robjg63:[snip]

 

Runningman is being a bit pedantic in that wifi connections still connect to you Local Area Network - or maybe thought you wanted a completely standalone system..

 

 

Yep, thought you were meaning it was remote from your LAN, so out of WiFi range, hence needing a 3G/4G connection. If it's in WiFi range, that's a whole lot easier.




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  Reply # 2166116 23-Jan-2019 11:38
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@robjg63 thanks. will look into that one.

 

So my plan is to get at least 2 and connect them wirelessly to my home router and be able to view it remotely. Best if there is a movement sensor that can alert me close to real time. Also if it can be scheduled e.g. only record when I want to.


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  Reply # 2166117 23-Jan-2019 11:38
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No - you didnt get it wrong.

 

You want wifi cameras and dont want to connect them with a cable - That seems clear enough.

 

Runningman is being a bit pedantic in that wifi connections still connect to you Local Area Network - or maybe thought you wanted a completely standalone system..

 

How about wyzecams https://www.wyzecam.com/

 

You would need to buy them via amazon.com as wyze dont ship to NZ but Amazon do.

 

I bought a couple late last year - pretty neat little things - work well.

 

EDIT: Yep - You can access them remotely. They have an SD card for local recording and automatically upload 'events' to a cloud for up to 14 days - free.

 

No ongoing costs.

 

 

Looks very similar to a Mi XiaoFang.


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