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#258577 10-Oct-2019 15:17
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Hi, 

 

Does anyone have any advice on where to start when looking to buy a home security kit? There seems to be so many options available... any recommendations on considerations other than image quality, storage and alerting options? 

 

All insights and recommendations welcome.


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  #2335081 10-Oct-2019 15:38
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Are you referring to cameras? Smart sensors? Smart Alarms? Smart Door Locks? 


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  #2335088 10-Oct-2019 15:48
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or regular (wired/wireless) house alarms and house locks?





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  #2335110 10-Oct-2019 16:32
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Thanks both.

 

I am thinking cameras, sensors, alarm and monitoring with the flexibility to move kit if I move property or want to move them around the property.

 

I havent thought of smart locks aswell. its more when I am away from the property to keep an eye on it and be alerted as and when.

 

There seems to be so many brands/choices and then there seems to be so much kit that could be purchased as well. 

 

Thanks again.


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  #2335132 10-Oct-2019 17:06
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Thats a very broad requirement covering all of those things.
In saying this one brand that does all? - You want to look at something like a Panasonic security system

 

Lots of smart cameras nowadays negate the need some of the other bits.


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  #2335348 11-Oct-2019 08:26
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Thank you. Much appreciated. 

 

I've wondered whether they actually mitigate anything or it is simply evidence collecting to enable follow up action, have you or heard any experiences on this point? No worries if not and thanks again.

 

 


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  #2335357 11-Oct-2019 08:39
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The Arlo kits seem popular.

 

 

 

I think a number of those kits (and ring doorbells etc) allow 2 way communication - so I guess if you have motion detection turned on then your phone app will alert you if someone is\has broken in and you can use push to talk to tell a burglar to p*ss off - there are a few funny youtube videos of this in action if you search for them.

 

 

 

Have not had any personal experience with them though.

 

 





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  #2335500 11-Oct-2019 12:30
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Nice one and thank you. I'll check them out. Arlo certainly appears to cater for monitoring and alerting to device and appears less intrusive - whether that is good or bad.

 

 

 

Thanks again.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2335504 11-Oct-2019 12:40
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Instead of Arlo, take a look at the eufy Wire-Free HD Security Cam's. They're available at PB, JB HiFi and Mightyape.





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Yeah I saw a bit of noise about the eufy's too, and how good the battery life on them is. The free cloud storage from Netgear is hard to ignore, but I guess the SD card support on the eufy kits make up for it. 





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  #2337225 15-Oct-2019 10:23
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Thanks both. Further consideration for storage, but that makes sense. Nice one and thank you.  


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  #2337228 15-Oct-2019 10:29
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ImportantStuff:

Hi, 

 

Does anyone have any advice on where to start when looking to buy a home security kit? There seems to be so many options available... any recommendations on considerations other than image quality, storage and alerting options? 

 

All insights and recommendations welcome.

 

 

Go to your local SPCA shelter and ask if they've got anything in the doberman, german shepherd, staffie, boerboel line. Buy plenty of dog food at the same time, and make sure your property is fenced.

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I'm almost convinced to purchase Eufy Cam (pros: SD card + 365-day battery + video quality). I'm thinking of purchasing one to start with.  There is a deal on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GS585SX/?tag=slickdeals09-20&ascsubtag=8566a62e285d11ea96049aec81e22f080INT). After coupon savings, USD$119 for 1x eufyCam E and the home base station (Region a)). The shipping cost, including GST, is approximately NZD70. Roughly NZD250. The downside of importing a unit from the USA is no warranty in NZ. The power adapter can work with 110v - 240v. Wifi region A seems not to be a problem (channel 14 won't work. I suppose that if I configure my wifi router to a specific channel, I should be fine). Any other thing that I need to be aware of? Or any suggestion to talk me out of this option :) Thank you. 

 

 

 

 


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  #2381946 27-Dec-2019 19:42
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One general observation, anything wireless that doesn't use 802.11 is going to be full of security holes, and even when it uses a known standard like 802.11 s often horribly vulnerable, e.g. Wifi de-auth and then Pineapple it. Depends on what level of attack you're expecting, I have wired everything because then I don't have to worry about someone sitting across the street remotely disabling the sensors and alarm before breaking in at their leisure.

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  #2381948 27-Dec-2019 19:47
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I have just started to roll out wyze cams. Got them from Amazon and also got the motion sensors and door sensors.

Cheap and works well

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  #2381950 27-Dec-2019 20:04
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tripp: I have just started to roll out wyze cams. Got them from Amazon and also got the motion sensors and door sensors.

Cheap and works well

 

 

 

i think I just saw today that wyze has had a data leak: https://ipvm.com/reports/wyze-leak

 

 





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