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Topic # 245352 30-Jan-2019 19:26
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I'm looking for some home security cameras to replace some ageing D-link cameras.


My main gripe with the D-link is the phone app for viewing is slow to load and clunky to use, so I'm looking to change.


What I want:


- a great phone app for accessing live view and photos.


- plug and play


- no ongoing monthly fees


- HD (or near to it)


- motion detection, with auto email on detection


- night vision



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  Reply # 2170551 31-Jan-2019 08:39
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I'd checkout the Netgear Arlo Pro range.  Does everything you want, simple and easy to setup.  No monthly fees for up to five cameras and seven days worth of video stored on the cloud.


Note: Don't buy the new Ultra coming out.  While you get a years free trial of their smart plan after that you have to pay about %90 USD a year, there is no free plan after that with the Ultra.

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  Reply # 2170612 31-Jan-2019 09:56
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You would have to buy via Amazon as Wyze dont ship to NZ.



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  Reply # 2170626 31-Jan-2019 10:28
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We have been very happy with our Nest Cams and have 3 of them at home from various different iterations. Reliable, phone app works well and image quality is good.




Unfortunately they do charge to retain historic data but you can view live for free...




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  Reply # 2170629 31-Jan-2019 10:34
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Wyze looks awesome, and no subscription fee, this is the best free subscription I've seen on the market! Too bad they don't have an outdoor model that can be wired into home wiring. 


Also, if you have an old smartphone, you can get apps which turn them into security cams. But, the best apps seem to charge for cloud storage. 

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