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#270245 30-Apr-2020 11:32
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As per thread title. I'm just after some recommendations for some decent PoE security cameras for our new house build.

 

They will be outdoor and soffit mounted.

 

Thanks


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  #2473972 30-Apr-2020 11:38
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What is your budget $$ per camera and how many cameras are you looking at installing? Do you require a NVR unit as well for recording or will you use a VMS software on a PC to do the recording?





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  #2473990 30-Apr-2020 12:41
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I’ve been looking into this a wee bit for my rural property. I’m not sure good and affordable are achievable in this area - will be interested to see what suggestions are to be had.





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  #2474049 30-Apr-2020 12:55
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billgates:

 

What is your budget $$ per camera and how many cameras are you looking at installing? Do you require a NVR unit as well for recording or will you use a VMS software on a PC to do the recording?

 

 

^^ This. I would add remote access requirements, and your willingness to stuff around getting them set up right (non trivial IME).

 

Personally I am a fan of Amcrest cameras from Amazon. Good quality cameras with decent (legit) English firmware. But there is quite a bit more to it than just brand. There are a few other threads on here me commenting about Amcrest cameras.


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  #2474051 30-Apr-2020 12:59
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mdf:

 

Personally I am a fan of Amcrest cameras from Amazon. Good quality cameras with decent (legit) English firmware. But there is quite a bit more to it than just brand. There are a few other threads on here me commenting about Amcrest cameras.

 

 

I'm also a fan of Amcrest, I think they're just rebadged Dahua hardware. The other brand that commonly pops up as good value is Reolink.


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  #2474072 30-Apr-2020 13:48
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HikVision or HiLook - PB Tech sell them, and you will get the legit NZ version, not hacked Chinese version.


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  #2474079 30-Apr-2020 13:54
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Do you want good or affordable? If it's the former, get Amcrest (Dahua) as others have recommended, they're the first cameras I've worked with that just keep on going without requiring constant coddling and tweaking.

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  #2474299 30-Apr-2020 20:45
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Depending on your budget Reolink have some good options (POE, NVR, SDcard etc). They have been around for a while now and ship from several countries or you can pay a bit more and buy local from the likes of PBtech.

 
 
 
 


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  #2474301 30-Apr-2020 20:52
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We have used Reolink for a few years, no problems
Sometimes cheaper through their AliExpress store

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