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#272816 17-Jul-2020 14:11
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Have a friend who is having a bit of an issue with a neighbor, and its now got to the point that the neighbor is doing things that is costing my friend money along with stress etc. 

 

So they are wanting to get a camera to cover the area (on their property) and hopefully get this **** on camera to take it further legally.

 

They are looking for the following features :

 

Night vision

 

Wireless

 

Weatherproof

 

 

 

Anyone recommend anything ? They don't want to spend a fortune, just need something that lets them see who/when this stuff is being done. Storage can be via wifi to a PC or SD card. Obviously to a PC is better, less chance of losing any footage if the camera "vanishes" one night....

 

 

 

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  #2524781 17-Jul-2020 14:21
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Distance to the target area?

 

 





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  #2524808 17-Jul-2020 15:18
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Think its about 5m max from where theyre looking at putting the camera

 

 





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  #2524810 17-Jul-2020 15:20
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Arlo or Eufy come immediately to mind.  The latter having a local SD card for storage as well as cloud based, no subscription and longer battery life depending on the model.  Both are out-of-box ready to go, wireless, and pretty simple to set up.

 

Alternative is a wired setup, or camera from the local PB tech through a PC - but both are trickier to set up. 

 

 

 

  





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  #2524823 17-Jul-2020 16:01
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I love my Arlo Pro 2 setup, for my outdoors cameras the night vision covers my shed door about 7 metres away.

 

Overall it's very simple to use and I've since added a chime and doorbell and a solar panel for one of the outdoor cameras.

 

In practice I found the outdoor cameras last up to 2 weeks on a full charge which isn't a hassle, but I've been running a solar panel on one for a few weeks now and it's working great so will be getting another soon.

 

I have a USB stick installed for local storage and I highly recommend this to anyone with the same product.

 

We recently had a break in and the local storage had recorded more than what could be seen on the cloud storage, just a second can make a big difference

 

 

 

Sample recording: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mRpQuhvGXmgW_45-ixClYQvoI_3lN7tt/view

 

 


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  #2524831 17-Jul-2020 16:06
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I have Arlo Pro 2 cameras. They are good and would fulfill your requirements, they include both cloud and local storage for free, but they are not cheap. Later model Arlos require a subscription I think.





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  #2524898 17-Jul-2020 18:22
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Another Arlo user and I certainly recommend them.




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  #2524911 17-Jul-2020 18:39
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Have you considered a trail camera? Most will run on batteries and mains, have infrared, motion activated and camoflauge markings.

 
 
 
 


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  #2524974 17-Jul-2020 20:27
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Reolink night vision is great. Pitch black outside rural, wifi, solar.
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