Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

2626 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1249


Topic # 245352 30-Jan-2019 19:26
Send private message quote this post

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



Create new topic
364 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 41

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 2170551 31-Jan-2019 08:39
Send private message quote this post

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.

2855 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 600

  Reply # 2170612 31-Jan-2019 09:56
Send private message quote this post




You would have to buy via Amazon as Wyze dont ship to NZ.



Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself - A. H. Weiler


954 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 383


  Reply # 2170626 31-Jan-2019 10:28
Send private message quote this post

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...




4033 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1352

  Reply # 2170629 31-Jan-2019 10:34
Send private message quote this post

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. 

Create new topic

Donate via Givealittle

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Amazon introduces new Kindle with adjustable front light
Posted 21-Mar-2019 20:14

A call from the companies providing internet access for the great majority of New Zealanders, to the companies with the greatest influence over social media content
Posted 19-Mar-2019 15:21

Two e-scooter companies selected for Wellington trial
Posted 15-Mar-2019 17:33

GeForce GTX 1660 available now
Posted 15-Mar-2019 08:47

Artificial Intelligence to double the rate of innovation in New Zealand by 2021
Posted 13-Mar-2019 14:47

LG demonstrates smart home concepts at LG InnoFest
Posted 13-Mar-2019 14:45

New Zealanders buying more expensive smartphones
Posted 11-Mar-2019 09:52

2degrees Offers Amazon Prime Video to Broadband Customers
Posted 8-Mar-2019 14:10

D-Link ANZ launches D-Fend AC2600 Wi-Fi Router Protected by McAfee
Posted 7-Mar-2019 11:09

Slingshot commissions celebrities to design new modems
Posted 5-Mar-2019 08:58

Symantec Annual Threat Report reveals more ambitious, destructive and stealthy attacks
Posted 28-Feb-2019 10:14

FUJIFILM launches high performing X-T30
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:40

Netflix is killing content piracy says research
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:33

Trend Micro finds shifting threats require kiwis to rethink security priorities
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:27

Mainfreight uses Spark IoT Asset Tracking service
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:25

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.