Best security cameras according to redditors

We found 2,244 Reddit comments discussing the best security cameras. We ranked the 804 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Video Surveillance:

u/drinkduff77 · 465 pointsr/nonononoyes

The bird installed a Nest security camera

u/throwmeawayjno · 230 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

How long until you move?

Do you have the funds to pick up this?

Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera with Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, Works with Alexa

It'll do the job. You can keep it pointed at your door at all times and then you don't have to worry about remembering your camera.

If possible, have DH send her a text starting she is not welcome at your house and to not come by again or you will call the police. Save it for proof that she was told. Or if you haven't been talking to her at all, send a cease and desist via your lawyer.

When she comes by again, immediately call the cops.

u/Scruffys_Wash_Bucket · 206 pointsr/legaladvice

Not legal advice, but since you said you have to be awake at night to make sure he doesn't hurt anyone, I would suggest getting these magnetic door alarms and put on his bedroom door to let you know if he leaves his room at night. If he's not allowed a bedroom door, then put them on your door & the other children's doors. They're cheap and yes they may wake the entire house up, but that's better than him skulking around with a knife or a lighter.

They also make wifi cameras that can send notifications to your phone when they sense motion or noise. Video footage may also be useful if he gets violent again or self-harms (self-endangering behavior can be common with RAD) and tries to make accusations against you.

u/Kr_Treefrog2 · 107 pointsr/entitledparents

Keep a close eye on that bike, it’s likely to turn up “found” again if it’s ever left unsupervised. Mark it somehow with a unique identifier that isn’t obvious, like something on the underside of the seat or bottom of the frame. Take a picture of the bike and identifier and keep the receipt. If you do end up hanging it in the garage, try to find a way to lock it up in case the kid or mom “finds” it in your open garage.

Sad to say, but you’ve just made an enemy, and since we know that it’s all your fault she got arrested, expect revenge for your misdeeds. I know you said money is tight, but invest in security cameras to overlook your front and back yard if you can. I’ve heard good things about the Wyze Cam - affordable, good night vision, keeps up to 14 days of footage, controlled via a free app. Keep in mind you’ll want to get a weatherproof case if you plan to put it outside.

u/chelsea-vong · 91 pointsr/homeowners

Agreed. You can get a camera on Amazon for $25. I have the same one and it works great. Catch the little shit in the act, lol.

u/iushciuweiush · 81 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

Cameras are so cheap now it's worth getting real ones for peace of mind. You can get a Blint XT2 2-camera kit for $180 regular price but I've seen them as low as $100 for two on sale. They're completely wireless so you just screw them in, set up the app, and call it a day.


Edit: Pedanticity

u/ShitPostsRuinReddit · 76 pointsr/firefox

Here's a before and after from amazon:



I love it. Thanks for the recommendation. FYI I have no interest in that product, it was just the first thing I clicked on form the home page.

u/redhandfilms · 57 pointsr/3Dprinting

Wyze Cam. A $25 wifi camera you can watch through an app.

I'm watching my print right now while I'm away at work. I also have a wifi outlet that will allow me to cut power to the printer if anything goes wrong.

u/JamesMcGillEsq · 50 pointsr/homedefense

Motion. Activated. Lights.

Put a set on every side of your house.

Additionally these are ~$25.99 a piece and while they aren't the most awesome cameras in the world, they more than do the trick:

If you're looking to spend a bit more money I'd recommend Unifi or Blink depending on your technical ability.

u/CodenameMolotov · 49 pointsr/headphones

This is the one I got, I'm very happy with it.

u/Shinji246 · 46 pointsr/SweatyPalms

Get yourself a Wyze camera, I was having noises outside of my window and this was incredibly easy to setup and super cheap and it auto-detects motion and records a 12 second clip. I set mine up outside under an awning and it's been working flawlessly for about a week now.

u/Anonnymoose73 · 42 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

My husband found super cheap 24 hour cams with sound and color. The Wyze cam is like 30 bucks, works great and has an outdoor housing for about 15. We use one as a baby monitor and have the other in our driveway.

ETA: it also has infrared for night

u/xdownsetx · 42 pointsr/pcmasterrace

This would be the camera. I can't speak for security so be weary about letting connections to it though your firewall.

u/SHROOMHEAD666 · 37 pointsr/Assistance

You should look into Wyze. Substantially cheaper (I think I got 5 for $100 or singles for $20 - $25) and they have the same features such as viewing on your phone from anywhere, microphone, takes/stores pictures, takes/stores videos, HD, and night vision

Edit: This is the one I use

u/Xidium426 · 35 pointsr/EntitledBitch


Put a 32GB MicroSD card and set it to always record and you will have around 3 days of 24x7 footage. Get yourself on camera telling her if she comes on your property again you will press charges for trespassing (these record audio) and if she comes again report it to the cops.

u/InkslingerS · 29 pointsr/apple

We use a Foscam 9821 as our camera, and the Baby Monitor app from Tiny Solutions to watch via our iOS devices. It's particularly great because you can set a squelch level, where it will silence the audio until the baby starts crying, at which point it alarms and wakes us from the minutes of sweet, sweet sleep we've been hoarding. WE WILL CONQUER THE BABY WITH TECHNOLOGY.

u/johansolo · 28 pointsr/Parenting

Being able to peek in has been a godsend. You can get a cheapo sound monitor as well, but I think you will appreciate the video.

BTW: We use one of these: and downloaded a free IP cam viewer on our phones/tablets. Much cheaper than getting one of the dedicated baby video cameras with their own proprietary monitor things, plus once the kids are older and don't require the monitoring, it can easily become a security cam for the house.

u/MaximumDoughnut · 26 pointsr/Edmonton

I recommend the Wyze Cam. They're cheap but they work just as well as the Nest and others. I'm sorry this happened to you, OP

u/loveinlilacs · 25 pointsr/dogs

I'm really glad that you are okay and that the police were helpful. I haven't read through every comment on here but I have two recommendations.

1: often times, protective or restraining orders aren't put into action until you *explicitly* tell the person to stop contacting you. I know you haven't responded to him or anything but it might be a good idea to have it, in writing, that you told him to stop contacting you. You don't need to respond to anything he has said or done other than: "This is me telling you to stop contacting me, do not come to my house, place of work, classroom, etc., or I will be contacting the police" Then save *EVERY* contact attempt he has done/will do from there. Save it on multiple platforms in case you lose your phone, etc. So either send it to someone or save it on a computer (not your email because if your phone goes missing, it could easily be deleted from your email).

2. I saw some people have suggested cameras which I highly recommend. It sounds like you might be a student and I know the budget might be tight. My SO and I got these cheap cameras to just monitor our dog during the day. You can go in a view them at any time and they also record 12 seconds of video whenever they detect motion. If you have a place to put one towards your door or outside of your apartment, I highly recommend it. It not only saves the videos, but you could also see someone coming before they are there.

ETA: there is an app associated with the cameras and you can have notifications sent right to your phone anytime something is picked up.

Also - give your dog all the head scratches and steaks tonight. Stay safe

u/Drewdog24 · 24 pointsr/whatisthisthing

Wyze camera. you are being recorded.

u/xyzzzzy · 23 pointsr/homesecurity

This is a scary situation. I would recommend involving law enforcement to the extent that you can, if you can do any more than you already have.

Besides that, first priority is perimeter hardening. Cameras may provide some deterrent but won’t protect you if someone comes for you. I know it’s a rental but maybe you could convince the landlord that these are upgrades done at your own expense. Or just don’t tell. Reinforced door jamb

Door Armor MAX - Complete Door Reinforcement Set For Jamb, Frame, Strike Plate - DIY Home Door Security - Aged Bronze

Upgrade to steel door or similar if your door is not strong.

Add security film to the windows

BDF S4MC Window Film Security and Safety Clear 4 Mil (24in X 13ft)

Next, I would also add a security system with door/window sensors that sets off a siren when triggered. There are many, Ring is a popular DIY currently

Ring Alarm 5 Piece Kit - Home Security System with optional 24/7 Professional Monitoring - No long-term contracts - Works with Alexa

I would recommend paying for professional monitoring at least for a couple months so that it calls law enforcement for you

Next sleep with a pepper spray of your choice beside your bed. I like this one

SABRE Red Pepper Gel - Police Strength - Family, Home & Property Defense Gel with Wall Mount Bracket

AFTER you have done these things, yes add a camera or two. Might provide some deterrent, might help you go after them if they do property damage. Wyze cams are cheap and decent. Will need an outdoor housing if installing outdoors.

Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera with Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, Person Detection, Works with Alexa & the Google Assistant

Good luck, be safe

u/thanktesfaye · 22 pointsr/ballpython

Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera with Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, Person Detection, Works with Alexa & the Google Assistant

it’s honestly amazing. quality product for the price!

u/HoustonBrooke · 21 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

So strange, my mom who also lives in an apartment alone just sent me messages about someone coming into her home. Some prescription meds are missing. I told her to get this camera, I have three. I don't know what else to tell her. She's looking for other places but she can't move for 6+ months.
Wyze Cam Pan 1080p Pan/Tilt/Zoom Wi-Fi Indoor Smart Home Camera with Night Vision and 2-Way Audio, Works with Alexa

u/NandoMusicNet · 20 pointsr/cats

Hey there! Sorry for the delayed reply! Here are the cameras I use. I was using the app to connect to them.

u/MjrGrangerDanger · 18 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

Wyze cams are very cheap and reliable as well as highly reccomended. There's a r/wyzecam, because of course there is, LOL...

Wyze Cams are incredibly affordable:

Pan & Zoom model $37.98

Wyze Cam V2 $25.98 plus 20% off now

The cameras are made for indoor use only use only, however can be mounted outside with a skin purchased separately. Both models have birdhouse skins (links below) but they're not as invisible as the ideas posted on the Wyze forum and subreddit.

I also came across this great post on the Wyze Cam Forum to add an extra layer of protection againdt the elements using a trimmed balloon. Lots of ideas for hiding in plain sight.

Pan & Zoom - $13.99

Wyze Cam V2 Birdhouse Suction Cup Mount $12.99 / 1 or $18.99 / 2

I hope this helps!

u/kragain · 18 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera with Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, Works with Alexa

These cameras work well and aren't terribly expensive

u/vicious_armbar · 17 pointsr/TheRedPill

Record your sexual encounters and save the videos. At least for the first couple of times. You can get an excellent indoor security camera with free cloud storage for $25 delivered. By way of comparison a good criminal law attorney charges $300 per hour. A similar camera recently saved these porn producers from false rape charges. The second link is NSFW!!!

u/safe_as_directed · 17 pointsr/JusticePorn

looks like a standard nannycam to me. You can get wifi webcams like these for exactly this purpose. I bought one like this during my previous lease because I suspected the old landlord was entering without notifying me. He was and he got a nice fine from the state for his troubles.

u/dnalloheoj · 17 pointsr/gadgets

Can't recommend these little guys enough:

I've got two, myself. Extremely pleased.

u/DashingLeech · 16 pointsr/gadgets

Foscam FI8910W, $78 USD. Make sure to get black, not white. (The white has an annoying blinking green LED inside that you can see through the white plastic in the dark and is annoying.)

We're using it as a baby monitor but I also had it set to record and email me photos (and text alarm) when it saw motion while we were on vacation. It can do pan-tilt patrolling too. It is excellent IR in the dark and good colour with lights on. It has a built-in server, audio, microphone, wireless, audio in and out as well if needed, mounting system, and is supported in most surveillance software including on Android, iOS, and Blackberry.

u/EveryNightIWatch · 16 pointsr/Portland

To add on to this, if you're getting home deliveries you should get a $25 Wyze cam and point it at your front porch. They provide 14 days of free cloud storage of the motion-activated videos.

If you're concerned about privacy issues, install it outside.

There's a bunch of inexpensive home cameras, but Wyze is fine.

u/parkskier426 · 16 pointsr/wyzecam

It's cheaper at Amazon, $42.

Wyze Cam V2 1080P Indoor Smart Home Camera with Wyze Sense Starter Kit

I hope this isn't the announcement. I saw it in Home Depot weeks ago.

u/mypetocean · 15 pointsr/firefox

You can also shorten most Amazon product URLs even further: "" — you just can't do that with Smile.

u/rivalarrival · 14 pointsr/CCW

I would suggest a couple of these. They can be set up to send still images by email when they detect motion. They're certainly not the best CCTV system available, but the bad guys don't know that, and they can be very effective if employed properly.

The motion detection works best in windowless rooms. Outdoors or in sunlit rooms, you'll get false positives.

u/drgojirax · 14 pointsr/MorbidReality

I use this one to watch my pets when I'm away.

u/Cuw · 14 pointsr/INEEEEDIT

How many eye level outlets do you have and how many times have people stolen your charging bricks? If you want a cheap security camera the RasPi security camera kits are pretty cheap, especially if you buy knockoff cameras from aliexpress.
You could also just buy a cheap motion controlled WiFi camera like this. Then you don’t have to plug in an SD card to watch video.

u/PDXPayback · 14 pointsr/legaladviceofftopic

Give Wyzecam a look, they're only $25 via amazon (, and work pretty well, just should add a Micro-SD card for continuous recording.

u/NotAHost · 13 pointsr/legaladvice

Or use your brain and just use a camera that records 24/7 with a time stamp and take the clip of the honking after an event. These regularly go on sale for $40 for two. Outdoor/waterproof one costs $90 from same company, and there are a million extra.

Sound activated cameras don't cost anything extra. iSpy software on the PC (free) can be activated by audio, and can record before and after events. Asking a CS department to do this is just being lazy, a waste of time, and a poor use of resources, they'll tell you the same thing.

Source: Actually wrote my own python scripts for a pi security-cam for security purposes back in 2013 because wireless-n 1080p cameras were expensive back then.

u/aooot · 13 pointsr/AskNYC

If you have amazon prime I'd recommend a cheap camera to help with anxiety. This way you can see just how often they come in, and if you have any issues with them coming in unauthorized, any harassment, etc, you have recorded proof -

u/TrekkieTechie · 13 pointsr/AskMen


Wanted to drop by and recommend a DLink DCS-942L. It connects to your home network via WiFi or Ethernet (no computer needed), you can use the MyDlink web site and iOS app to monitor it in real-time, and you can program it to record pictures or video triggered by motion detection (saved to a micro SD card -- sold separately). Sees in the dark, too.

I'm currently using one to monitor an outdoor cat shelter. Here's an example of the video quality in IR (night vision) recording from earlier today. If you require higher quality/HD image, you're gonna have to spring for a DropCam Pro, which is well-reviewed but I personally have no experience with.

I know time is a factor so you can't wait on shipping; Best Buy's website claims "most stores" stock the DropCam Pro (but not lesser models/the DLink).

Good luck to you.

u/V2BM · 12 pointsr/Flipping

It looks like it's the cheapo Yi - I have four that I bought on Amazon for $120 during a sale. I have three in my house and one in my shop.

I love it - it even captures audio and mine function great.

u/astuteglute · 11 pointsr/MGTOW

Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera with Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, Person Detection, Works with Alexa & the Google Assistant

$20 something off Amazon for a basic looking thing idk if it has audio too though, definitely going to need audio.

u/dxiao · 11 pointsr/toronto

This Wyze camera cost $40 on amazon.

You can view live or have 14 days of free cloud storage. Some folks have concerns about where the server sends the data but I use it to view my plants, so not that concerned.

It also has motion activated recording and/or alerts.

For 40 bucks, it’s pretty good value. Set up is super easy too.

u/AustinS · 11 pointsr/gadgets
u/[deleted] · 10 pointsr/JusticePorn

This one is the best bang for your buck as far as quality and features go.

Plenty of reviews and examples of video quality on youtube (LINK)

They're very good cameras and you can remotely control the pan/tilt angles from your phone/tablet/work computer if necessary.

You can buy (or build) a DVR unit to record video streams. Never install cameras without a recording solution unless you have a very specific reason (like checking on a baby). You simply cannot be around 24/7 to watch it. And "I saw X happen" doesn't help you legally, but "I have video of X happening" does.

u/TechWhisperer83 · 10 pointsr/childfree

If you want cheap and simple, I've heard pretty good things about Wyze (Wyze Cam v2 on amazon). A lot of parents use them as baby monitors, so I imagine it'll work well as a dog monitor. I just received one yesterday and it's been working well so far.

u/bassdude7 · 10 pointsr/Android

It might just reuse the design. It's not like China doesn't reuse hardware designs. Or maybe it's just a placeholder image and they're working on a gaming phone anyway that doesn't look like this.

u/sseeeds · 10 pointsr/Edmonton

Sucks that you've had to deal with all this.

I definitely second the recommendation in the other thread that you should get a camera on that tree. They clearly want the tree gone, and once you say that you won't be removing it, they might try something else.

With all the money you've already spent, you could invest $60 to get a Wyze cam and an SD card, and just record continuous video from a window inside your house.

u/almar7 · 9 pointsr/LosAngeles

If you have good wifi i would recommend these Yi security cameras, they are both $40 and connect with just a micro USB cable & wifi. The smartphone app is awesome with these cameras, you get instant playback and you can set motion alerts.

u/mvar · 9 pointsr/homestead

Ubiquiti UVC-G3 I just set this one up a couple weeks ago, and I'm glad I did.

u/Fadic4 · 9 pointsr/cars

$25 wyze cam. Free cloud storage for events, you can install an sd card for continues recording, night vision as well.

Image is a bit bad quality because I cropped the image to zoom in on the car.

Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera with Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, Works with Alexa

u/densetsu23 · 9 pointsr/Edmonton

Wyze cam and a USB battery pack would be my suggestion. Throw in a microSD card (which you may already have), enable motion detection, and you're set.

It's cheaper than a trail cam and for most people you can probably find other uses afterwards for the Wyze cam and the battery pack. Trail cams have a pretty narrow use case.

u/Monyshot · 8 pointsr/AskReddit

My suggestion, is get a couple of these and sell it as a baby monitor (this is what we use for our son). A little port forwarding and you can view the feed from your phone/computer anywhere. We use a Zoom to monitor it and the app has a DVR feature, anytime you see or hear anything record it. Then confront her about it, ask her who was there, and if she lies, well you have the evidence and like everyone else has said, take it to a lawyer.

Baby Monitor (IP Camera)

u/SugarSugarBee · 8 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

I bought this yesterdya and i'm returning it. It does NOT remote pan or tilt, which makes it pretty useless. I bought this one instead. Sane good quality camera, also has 2-way talk AND can remotely pan. It does ther same cloud storage and it's video quality is the same.

The big thing about the Circle is that it's chargeable and portable. But most of the time it's going to stay in one place anyways and you can just unplug and plug it back into another outlet. Not really worth the extra 70 bucks to me.

PLUS, you can't view the Circle on a mac. it is only smart devices like tablets or phones. Lame....

u/chillin-and-grillin · 8 pointsr/homedefense

Wyze camera. $25.99 on Amazon.

u/RVA_AJ · 8 pointsr/BabyBumps

Hi! So I found a great affordable option that I love to share with moms.

It’s called Wyze. It’s from ex-Amazon folks. $25 and you can access the camera from anywhere with the app. Multiple people can access as long as they have the password and username. You can also talk through the camera using your phone. We love it.

Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera with Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, Person Detection, Works with Alexa & the Google Assistant

u/NekoIan · 8 pointsr/ottawa

For anyone looking for a cheap (indoor) porch camera. I have this one pointing on my porch. It's pretty great for the price.

u/throwawaylatefiler · 8 pointsr/ottawa
u/85218523 · 7 pointsr/Cameras

Here and buy a gun.

u/NeptuNeo · 7 pointsr/sandiego

I have 3 security cameras, a wireless RING 2 video doorbell, which I highly recommend, as soon as someone is close to your door it records them and you get a notification on your phone and can view and speak with them in real time via 2-way speaker, there is a cost of $2.50 per month for their cloud service, outside in the back yard I have a BLINK XT2, this is a great camera because it's wireless, runs on batteries and has a lot of versatility, also sends instant notifications as soon as someone is detected, the newest version has a 2 way speaker, there is no charge for their cloud service. Lastly inside my house I have the Amazon Cloud Cam, no charge for cloud storage, 2 way speaker and instant notifications as well. All 3 of these camera's are great.

u/devildocjames · 7 pointsr/dogs

I have a mix of different Foscam models. The image is good. Setup is fairly easy and I can access the Pan/Tilt controls via the app also.

u/alwaystryharder · 6 pointsr/BabyBumps

I'm going to use a Foscam. It's like $60 dollars and as long as you change the administrator account/password it works amazingly.

I babysat my friends 6 month old a lot overnight and he wasn't a very good sleep through the night baby. I would feed him and make sure his diaper was changed, rock him a little to get him sleepy, and then set him in his crib. As soon as he hit the mattress he was cry. The monitor also helped to see if when he let out a small cry, if he was just stirring and would go back to sleep or if he was really awake.

I personally prefer the foscam because then you can get an app that will alert you if the sound level goes above a certain point on your cell phone. So you aren't strapped to a baby monitor and have to rely on it's battery life. It has fantastic low light vision too so when you turn the light off you can still see baby without any issue. It has a zoom/pan feature and you can talk over it as well. You can also record video too!

The foscam also has a feature that even if you aren't at home, you can still check on baby via the monitor on your app or on a website that the camera 'broadcasts' too. Don't worry you need a username/password to access this as well. And as long as you change that stuff to strong passwords, your camera won't get hacked.

If you don't want to use the 'broadcast' feature, the range on it is as long as you are within range of your wifi!

This is the one my friend had. My parents have it as well for home intrusion and I have one now for my nursery.

Edit: Although I've heard great things about the Anglecare Monitor. It's 50 bucks without the breathing pad. I really like the built in 'nightlight' on the baby unit.

Edit 2: The Philips Avent Monitor has great reviews and is just slightly more expensive at $75.

u/Galapagos_Tortoise · 6 pointsr/apple

These are about as basic as they come for cheap IP cameras.

u/4Eights · 6 pointsr/parentsofmultiples

Foscam FI9821W V2 Megapixel HD 1280 x 720p H.264 Wireless/Wired Pan/Tilt IP Camera with IR-Cut Filter - 26ft Night Vision and 2.8mm Lens (70° Viewing Angle) - Black

This is the camera I bought. I mounted it upside down in the corner of the room and flipped the image. It has night vision, pan and tilt and two way audio. The full price listed is ridiculous though.

I bought it Used from Amazon Warehouse Deals for about 60 bucks. My wife and I both use Tiny Cam PRO on Android to monitor it. If you want to view it on your computer I recommend using Opera Browser. I'm not sure of a good iOS app. You can also set it up pretty easily to view externally which is nice. I like when I go into work early I can watch the kids sleep while I'm at my desk. One of the things that's really nice about Tiny Cam is you can make a floating window to watch the camera while you do other stuff on your phone or tablet like this:

u/DrAmberLamps · 6 pointsr/baltimore

Home surveillance equipment has gotten very affordable recently. I installed a Belkin netcam wireless camera in my backyard for less than $100. It lets me monitor everything from my laptop tablet or phone. Just a tool to help you protect your stuff. Hope that helps.

edit: My buddy bought this one and he is happy with it.

u/Bakefy · 6 pointsr/homeassistant

And this one...

I have another automation that emails me a still shot of my front porch when there is motion. I am particularly proud of this because I was able to improve the accuracy of this notification compared to the function built into the camera. I have a moderately cheap IP camera. It has motion tracking built in, but this was too easily triggered and resulted in 30 pictures of moths each summer night. To improve on this I needed to tie in a PIR sensor. Some nice cameras actually let you tie in external wired triggers. I have a reolink camera, it was 75 dollars on amazon, and it has great picture quality, but it has limitations on triggering alarms. Thankfully I found a way around this. I researched the URL to pull a still image from the camera and found a similar automation online to pull down this image and e-mail it. There are a few parts to this automation, but its one of my favorites!

Camera still:



  • alias: 'Front Door Notify'
    platform: state
    entity_id: sensor.linear_wapirz1_motion_sensor_alarm_level_8_1
    state: '255'
    condition: state
    entity_id: sensor.linear_unknown_type2001_id0102_alarm_level_9_1
    state: '0'
  • service: shell_command.take_pic_porch
  • service: notify.google_smtp
    title: 'Front Porch Motion'
    message: 'Motion at the front door!'
u/f4t3x · 6 pointsr/homedefense

I recently invested in some IP cams for home security. I was unsure of which model to buy so I ended up buying three different 3mp+ POE cams to test. I bought 1 Hikvision, 1 Dahua and this Reolink. Out of the three, the Reolink was by far the best(quality and price wise) and I have since picked up 3 more.

u/r1chard_r4hl · 6 pointsr/StLouis

Yeah, the uncompressed image is 1080p. The cameras are Ubiquiti G3 bullet cameras.

I can pm you a link to a night vision if you want.

u/KingdaToro · 6 pointsr/HomeNetworking

Wire it. Designate a central location as your network hub, the ideal location is in the basement. Run all your Ethernet drops there.

For your wire, use Cat6 for any runs of 55 meters or less, and Cat6a for anything longer (you really shouldn't have anything this long). This will future-proof you for 10 gigabit. Use pure copper, solid-conductor cable. If you need to save money you can go for Cat5e instead, it'll still support gigabit.

Your main entertainment center location should have five Ethernet drops. Every other TV and desk location should have two. This will avoid any need for secondary switches, you could alternatively just run one drop to each location. Run one drop to the ceiling at the center of each floor for an AP (consider two per floor if the house is long and narrow, or four if it's HUGE), and if you're planning on installing surveillance cameras, run one drop to each one's planned location. Also, run a Coaxial cable drop to each TV location including the main entertainment center.

At your wiring hub, all the Ethernet drops will terminate at a patch panel. Make sure to get one matching the category rating of your cable. Your AP and camera drops will get a RJ45 plug, make sure to get ones made for solid conductor cable. All your other runs will terminate in keystone jacks. Again, the plugs and jacks need to match the category rating. Label each jack with the corresponding number from the patch panel. For the Coaxial cables, use keystone inserts.

For the Coaxial cables at the hub, just terminate them and leave them loose, then connect any ones you're using to a splitter. Label these with letters, so they won't be confused with your numbered Ethernet lines.

For your APs, these are your best bet. Get one for each ceiling drop you've installed. If you'll be doing surveillance cameras, these are the ones to get.

Your modem/ONT, router, and switch will all go at the wiring hub. A big PoE switch would be really expensive, and unnecessary since the UniFi APs and cameras come with PoE injectors. Just get an unmanaged gigabit switch, ideally with as many ports as you have installed drops, plus one for the router. Ideally get a rackmountable one, as your patch panel will likely be rackmountable as well.

To wire the APs and cameras, connect the PoE port on the PoE injector to the appropriate port on the patch panel, and the LAN port on the injector to the switch. Don't mix these up, connecting the PoE port to a device not designed to accept PoE will damage or fry it. For everything else, just connect each patch panel port to a switch port.

This will be your router. Simply connect the WAN port to your modem or ONT and the LAN port to your main switch.

A modem really only applies if you're getting cable internet. SB6183 for DOCSIS 3.0 or SB8200 for DOCSIS 3.1. Check which your ISP supports, and don't get something with built-in routing/Wi-Fi.

To set everything up, install the UniFi Controller on an Ethernet-connected PC and run it. Set up your Wi-Fi settings, adopt all the devices, update any firmware, and go through and configure anything that needs configuring. When you're done, you can exit it. You only need to run it in the future to change configuration or update firmware.

u/Cyt6000 · 6 pointsr/puppy101

We had a neighbor who insisted that their dog jumped on the fence and barked because he was so friendly and just wanted to play. That dog bit both of my dogs and broke the fence of their other neighbor. (Going to small claims since she still insists her dog did nothing wrong and refuses to help pay vet bills).

Would highly recommend recording your backyard (maybe front too) with a cheap webcam in case something does happen. The [wyze cam] ( is only $25. Also invest in pet corrector to deter the lab when he jumps up.

u/Ilubalu · 6 pointsr/RBI

Those links didn't work for me, but they did after I chopped of the stuff after the Amazon product number (aka the ASIN). Thus, they became:

u/IEatWholePizzas · 6 pointsr/milwaukee

Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera with Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, Person Detection, Works with Alexa & the Google Assistant

Can’t recommend this thing enough. I was skeptical about a <30$ camera but this thing is great. HD. Push notifications to my phone when motion is detected. Facial recognition so you only get alerted when it’s a person and not the wind blowing something around. Custom time settings for when you want the alerts. Free cloud storage for the 15 seconds after a face is recognized. I saved a lot of money going with these instead of ring.

u/homefry81 · 5 pointsr/Charlotte
u/makedough · 5 pointsr/Guelph

Sorry to hear about situation!

For $40, this might give you piece of mind.

My neighbour recently caught someone on camera breaking into his truck and the cops caught the guy.

u/jeepster98 · 5 pointsr/sysadmin

WYSE is what I use. Zero issues with them whatsoever...

u/danny6690 · 5 pointsr/security

I use the Wyze cam V2 from Amazon and I installed a custom firmware on it (very easy setup)

Those cameras are very cheap (26$ USD) and very reliable

Custom firmware

Edit: Amazon usa link

Pm if you need help with the custom firmware installation

u/mrmoonpie · 5 pointsr/washingtondc

This little $26 camera helped us figure out what was tunneling under our fence. Plenty of better cameras out there, but this one is good enough for occasional use.

u/catsdontsmile · 5 pointsr/Dogfree

This is the one I use, you can get it for 30 usd in their website but it doesn't include shipping. It even has night vision

u/tax_season · 5 pointsr/homeowners

I just saw the articles about Amazon's Blink XT2 today. I am considering to buy it myself.

From their product page:

  • No contracts or monthly fees – Free cloud storage for hundreds of clips stored up to a year.
  • Extended battery life – 2 year battery life on two AA lithium batteries with a combination of two-way talk, live view, and motion recording. Double the usage of the XT on a single set of batteries when recording video.
  • 2-way audio – Talk to visitors through the Blink app on your smartphone or tablet.
  • Customizable motion detection – Use activity zones to choose where motion is detected so you receive the alerts that matter.
  • Works with Alexa – View live streams, motion clips, or arm and disarm your camera through select Alexa-enabled devices.
  • Day and night coverage – Record and view in up to 1080p HD video during the day and with infrared HD night vision after dark.
  • Use indoors/outdoors – Blink XT2 stands up to the elements. Place or mount it inside or outside for whole home security.
  • Easy setup – No tools, wiring, or professional installation required.
u/ohnoitsbrittney · 5 pointsr/badroommates

Try Fos Cam. Run about 50 bucks, can be set up on ethernet or wifi, and you can set it to constantly take pictures, stream video, all sorts of settings for whatever suits your needs. It also has an audio feed in and out, so you can hear through it and talk through. Has very good night vision and ridiculously high sensitivity for the motion sense. You don't need a computer constantly running, and can access the feed from anywhere via laptop, computer, or smartphone. I will try and hunt down a link for you.

Edit: here's the link. Looks like the price went up a bit but they really are incredible. I have 3 of them at work.

u/Irish_33 · 5 pointsr/microgrowery

I like the combination of a wifi switch:
TP-LINK Smart Plug, Wi-Fi, Control your Devices from Anywhere (HS100), Works with Amazon Alexa

with a remote camera:
D-Link Day & Night Wi-Fi Camera with Remote Viewing (DCS-932L)

Then with your phone you can water... or set a schedule.

u/catchatorie · 5 pointsr/BabyBumps

I want to just point out that you can save a lot of money by getting a general web cam that isn't branded as a "baby monitor". We have these for general home security and plan to get a couple more for use as baby monitors. They have an app for iOS and Android, so while it doesn't come with a "matching" display, it's way easier and more convenient for us to just have the app on our phones, iPad, and laptops anyway.

And then, when baby turns into a teenager, you can point it outside their bedroom window and set up a motion alert text message to your phone to wake you up and catch them sneaking out :p

u/tsatrom · 5 pointsr/xboxone
u/graffiksguru · 5 pointsr/gadgets

I second the Foscam wireless IP camera, $75 once is a lot better than paying a monthly fee from my security system, that's for sure.

u/pkulak · 5 pointsr/oregon

Is it a law that security cameras have to be terrible? I bought my 5-year-old son a toy camera for $25 last Christmas and it takes better video than that. If they had one of these up, we'd be able to count his whiskers.

u/nsto · 5 pointsr/PublicFreakout

Could be these?.

Obviously can't tell for sure if its the same (time stamp looks the same though) but we use them at my work and they have similar video quality, and night vision. Priced pretty decently, too.

u/fooz_the_face · 5 pointsr/oakland

If you're looking for a single camera solution, you can save yourself a hundred bucks and get one of these: It has the added benefit of being both weatherproof and higher resolution.

It doesn't come with the dropcam web server, but it does provide its own. If you're tech savvy, you can expose that securely.

Also, if you point the dropcam out the window, you will need to turn off the IR, or you will see nothing at night (see my point about window mounting in the post). As far as I can tell, dropcam doesn't support this.

Oh, and nice snark.

u/mr1337 · 5 pointsr/homedefense

Resolution is important, but so is the codec on the NVR. Ideally, you want one with h.265 support.

Here's a 8 channel one by Hikvision, a well known brand:

You will have to buy the hard drive(s) separately. I recommended WD Purple drives. They are purpose built for surveillance equipment.

As far as cameras go, most people go with Hikvision or Reolink. Here's a 2K Reolink bullet camera. Expect to pay significantly more if you really want 4K.

6 cameras with this setup would run you $749, and you would have 2 ports available for expansion.

u/BrokenBehindBluEyez · 5 pointsr/homedefense

It depends....
So Milestone is free for up to 8 cameras.
So a PC:

Tiny - power efficient, easy to upgrade Hard drive and has legit windows license.

$60 each

POE switch (provides network connection to camera AND power)


The HP switch has a lifetime warranty as long as you have a business address to send any replacements to.

I've twice in the last 4-5 years had lightning strike and take out my switch (HP replaced both times) and the last time it also killed the camera (Reolink replaced the camera under their warranty).

So there are the costs if you roll your own solution. It's not for everyone so let others here suggest what you should/shouldn't do.

I'll note that Reolink the cameras that I like for their cost/performance value also make an NVR. Same caution there with the updates, but at least the cameras that come with it are re-usable if say 5 years from now the NVR is no longer being updated.

Good luck with whatever you do :-)

u/robotorigami · 5 pointsr/homedefense

I recently built my own pretty decent surveillance system for less than $1000. You'd have to be willing to DIY and run the wires to each camera. But I personally think it's worth it.

ReoLink PoE Cameras x 4 = $220

LinkSys PoE+ Switch = $219

1000 ft CAT6 Cable = $60

Decent i5 Intel PC = About $300

BlueIris NVR Software = $60

u/IIllIIllIIlllIIIlllI · 5 pointsr/pics

You can get a 1080p camera with wifi for $99. This is what I use on my front door.

I have it setup to alert my phone and computer when anyone is at the front door, no matter where I am.

u/aCatNamedBandit · 5 pointsr/homedefense
u/Dan_O_Mite · 5 pointsr/Android

I really wanted Nest cams for my house, but at $200 a pop, that's a bit out of my price range. I recently picked up these [Yi Home Cameras] ( which are only $40 apiece but have many of the same features. It's a good buy for anyone looking to get a few home security cameras without breaking the bank.

u/Alanna · 4 pointsr/MensRights

Record these incidents. Any smart phone has free "voice memo" apps that will record sound. Alternately, have him get something like this and install it in an inconspicuous place.

Involving the police with no proof on his side will probably be a mistake-- she'll just make some shit up, and get him restraining ordered out of his own apartment.

u/BowlerNerd · 4 pointsr/introvert
u/agnizab_ · 4 pointsr/cedarrapids

don't do a service. you pay $40/mo. this is from my own personal experience.

i had basement monitoring and a bird got in there and triggered it. i know, seems like my fault. working though and getting a call from them saying there was movement in my house i said hell ya send the cops and i'll start heading home myself.

well i got home to the cops ticket saying "false alarm == $90 fine". so i said no more of that. why do i pay 40/mo so i can get fined on a false alarm. i set up my own system that emails me screenshots when movement is noticed in the house. it was a $50 wireless camera

u/grahamrb · 4 pointsr/synology

I've got the Hikvision DS-2CD2032-1 ( It's a great quality camera for the money. It was a bit of a pain to get set up (it comes set to a fixed IP address that is in a different subnet to what most people would usually use) but once running it works great. I'm using it indoors and the picture quality is good. I would imagine it works fine outdoors. It does night vision but I haven't really tried it out.

As others have mentioned you'll need to buy additional camera licenses if you want to hook up three cameras. Most of the larger Synology boxes come with 2 camera licenses so you just need one more.

Synology seem to be actively improving the camera software. Surveillance Station 7.1 was a big improvement on 7.0 (I had issues viewing from the mobile app in 7.0, all fixed in 7.1).

u/pillsanddiamonds · 4 pointsr/Paranormal
He has these set all around the house. In every room and outside. My parents are sketched out by everything. They even have 3 dogs for protection

u/blosphere · 4 pointsr/japanlife

I got this one because I do PoE in the house and I loathe putting stuff on the wireless if they don't have to be there:

There's identical version without the PoE for $10 less:

I don't let it talk to outside of my network though, so I had to set up a little open-sauce surveillance recording software on my server :)

u/smurfsriot · 4 pointsr/synology

I have a DS415+ with 4 X 6tb WD Reds (18tb total in SHR). I use it as:

  • Plex server - I have 4 users I share with accross the country (no transcoding although it can handle 1-2)
  • Surveillance - I have 2 X Amcrest 1080p cameras that record when motion detected and are wireless. Keep in mind that you get two free licenses per Synology unit. Any more and it will cost you a license per camera
  • Storage - Two users primarily and access both locally and over the net multiple times a day (through the DS apps). Photos/videos/documents/etc.
  • Cloudsync - synced with OneDrive
  • VPN server - not running all the time but I do use it several times a week

    I did upgrade the memory to 8gb following this. I purchased the DS415+ a year ago coming from a DS213j that could not handle all of this simultaneously. I have been very happy with the setup and would purchase again in a heartbeat.
u/AR15__Fan · 4 pointsr/homelab

As long as the camera supports ONVIF and the NAS supports it, then you should have no issue with having the NAS record.

Most of the cheap cameras only support cloud recording because that's how they make their money off of you.

EDIT: Forgot to do provide a recommendation, if you want an indoor cam, something like this would work:

u/toddrob · 4 pointsr/DadReflexes

Amcrest 1080P WiFi Security Camera 2MP (1920TVL) Indoor Pan/Tilt Wireless IP Camera, Home Video Surveillance System with IR Night Vision, Two-Way Talk for Pet, Nanny Cam Baby Monitor IP2M-841W (White)

u/Roopaloop · 4 pointsr/BabyBumps

Another option that you can use well after baby time, Yi home camera & Yi Dome Camera. It's practically the same as a Nestcam. 2 way audio, wifi and can be used on a cell phone and tablet. OH and it's $40!!!!!!!!! Can't go wrong.

u/panda_prosecuter · 4 pointsr/homedefense

Yi cameras are dirt cheap ($39) and work well enough. They can even record locally on SD or you can view on your phone and record direct to your device.

u/cluelessrebel · 4 pointsr/bestoflegaladvice

Why wait? I got this camera because is live in a state that doesn't require notice for landlord to enter property and I kept finding the maintenance people in my room for "check ups". Works great and not too expensive. Now I love it because I can sneak on my dog at work.

YI Home Camera Wireless IP Security Surveillance System (US Edition) White

u/boooooyouwhore · 4 pointsr/Mommit

We got a "security camera" instead of a baby monitor. I found them to be cheaper but better quality on Amazon. The one we got uses an app on our phones instead of a screen piece so I don't have to worry about misplacing it with my mom brain.

Eta: my SO can open the app when he's miles away at work and it works great.

YI Home Camera Wireless IP Security Surveillance System (US Edition) White

u/Yesornoi · 4 pointsr/homeautomation

I've been trying out a Yi Home camera. It has a scheduler for motion alerts, selectable areas for motion activation. It has optional cloud recording but it also records to an SD card.

The camera isn't water resistant but it seems like there are a ton of outdoor housings for it. All in I bet you could get it done for well less than $100.

Yi Home Camera

u/Smithium · 4 pointsr/Portland

Sprinklers, Wasps, Fences, Cameras (mount 'em high) (in the air), Warning Signs, or a Dog

u/Kockamamie · 4 pointsr/AprilBumpers2018

So we have this camera. It’s one of the best things we bought and everyone we show it to in our phones has bought one. Plus bonus, it’s fairly cheap, can be accessed through our phone app and I can check it while I’m out. It connects multiple cameras so they’re in one place and the quality is amazing compared to the Motorola monitor we used to have. Lastly, it’s secure. You have to create an account to log into your cameras via your app and then you can opt for a separate PIN number to access either camera.

Edit to add: Here is a screenshot of our empty nursery so you can see how amazingly clear the picture is.

u/TheSwami · 4 pointsr/3Dprinting

Some of the less intuitive acccessories I've found helpful:

u/MayoFetish · 4 pointsr/ProRevenge

Get a few cheap cameras and point them out windows where your dog plays. These are $25 and we have 2 of them. They works great. They just need wifi and power.

u/rsop · 4 pointsr/wyzecam

So in terms of an international distributor, they just allow Amazon to handle it?

Unfortunately, Amazon AU lets just say is fucked

Amazon US does ship to Australia, works out about $50 a unit though.

Will definitely look forward when you will be able to handle international orders or at least match your price on Amazon.

u/MeatyJonesTheRapper · 4 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

Container: Rubbermaid 20 gal Brute Bin

Lights: Kingbrite 60 W Quantum Board (if you want dimmable, ask for a dimmable driver like the HLG-60H-36B and a potentiometer)

Screws: You'll need lots of nuts, long screws, washers, and spacers to mount the board and PSU. First put the board on the lid and mark where to drill, then drill holes. Then put the power supply on the outside in the middle, mark and drill those hoses. Mount power supply and then flip lid over and mount the light, using long screws and nuts to hold it in place (the light should NOT touch the lid but be 1-2 inches from it, held in place by nuts). Drill small hole for power line, then connect. Finally, drill 3 inch hole for exhaust beside the light. You'll also need long screws with nuts to keep the fan and shrouds together. Be sure to use spaces anywhere the screw heads or nuts are touching the lid or the lights. For light spacers, I used rubber spaces between the nuts.

Cooling shrouds: 120mm Fan Duct Cooling Shroud to 4 Inch Vent Hose

90 degree 4 inch elbow for exhaust: 4 in. 90° Round Adjustable Elbow

4" to 3" reducer for exhaust: 4 in. to 3 in. Round Reducer

2x regular JB Weld to mount the reducer and 3 inch "trunk"

Fan: Delta AFB1212SHE-PWM 120mm x 38mm 4pin PWM+Tac Sensor Extreme Hi-speed 3700 RPM 151 CFM

Fan controller: Noctua NA-FC1 4-pin PWM Fan Controller

Fan power supply: LE Power Adapter, UL Listed, 3A, 120V AC to 12V DC Transformer, 36W Power Supply

Fan power supply adapter: CRJ Female DC Power Supply Plug to 12V Molex Power Adapter Cable

Fan molex adapter: Coolerguys Mini 3-4 pin Fan Adapter (Single)

2x ABS fan elbow (for "snout" intake): 3 in. ABS DWV 90-Degree Hub x Hub Long-Turn Elbow

Air filter for intake: 16.25 in. x 12.5 in. x 0.19 in. - 16.3 in. x .2 in. x 12.5 in. - CF300 Carbon Filter

Air filter (not pictured): VIVOSUN 4 Inch Air Carbon Filter Odor Control with Australia Virgin Charcoal for Inline Fan

Fan hose (not pictured): iPower GLDUCT4X8C 4 inch 8 feet Non-Insulated Flex Air Aluminum Foil

Watering device (not pictured): Janolia Automatic Irrigation Kit, Self Watering System, with Electronic Water Timer

Camera (not pictured): Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera with Night Vision (glue steel piece for magnetic base onto the upper side of the bin)

Notes: This design is very safe because it keeps all electronic components high in the bin. At the same time, using a battery powered watering system keeps you from requiring to ever open it. The lamp runs very cool. The PWM fan controller works well and keeping the air moving without using a lot of power (do NOT buy a cheap voltage modulator, I did first and it doesn't work nearly as well as the PWM controller). The Wyze cam is super cheap and lets you keep an eye on everything or make timelapses. Have fun growing your tomatoes!

u/akelew · 4 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL
u/redkulat · 4 pointsr/askTO
u/rckymtnrfc · 4 pointsr/SmartThings

Then you want the Wyze Pan.

I've got 4 Wyze cameras and they are pretty amazing for such an inexpensive device. The devs are also active on /r/wyzecam. They just posted a video today as it's their 1 year anniversary as a company.

And to clarify OPs mention of 14 days of cloud storage. It does not store 24/7 recordings. When motion is detected, it will record 12 seconds of video and store that to the cloud for 14 days. It also has a 5 minute cool down between the cloud recordings. It's not perfect but it's free.

u/janelgreo · 3 pointsr/homedefense

Yi Dome Camera

  • $40!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Heard many good things and it has:

  • 720p High-definition, 112° wide-angle advanced glass lens combined with 345° horizontal & 115° vertical rotation range create a complete 360° coverage.
  • Responsive and advanced microphone with a built-in anti-noise filter for a clear 2-way Audio experience. Intercom Mode: one party to talk and listen at a time or Hands-free Mode: both parties talk and listen freely for maximum flexibility.

    And if you want 1080p, you can pay $20 more
u/swingthatwang · 3 pointsr/TrollYChromosome

r/letnotmeet has an official guide on the sidebar that has good tips as far as safety/physical security goes. one thing that's not on there are what's called "security bars" that you can buy from amazon. they block in doors/windows/sliding doors from being broken in while you're at home, like when you're sleeping.

i'd also consider posting on trollx for advice as well. there's some of us trolls who've gone through some shit and may be able to give good advice.

for restraining order, for one thing, he'll need the exact address of where he needs to stay away from. since he already knows her home address, i would just be careful putting on there specific locations that he doesn't know about, if that makes sense. restraining orders might only be half as helpful if there isn't some way to catch him violating it. i'd recommend some sort of night security camera. i put these on my tech wishlist after ppl recommended them on the recent r/aww post on the cat triggering the night camera:

as for stopping cold turkey or de-escalating, that's up to her. but whatever she chooses, and hell, even now, she NEEDS to be prepared for his possible actions when she does do it, cuz he's gonna get pissed, which might lead to silent insidious revenge or straight out attack.

that means not going anywhere alone, securing her house and car when she's alone, setting up apps that can be immediately triggered quietly to call for help, carrying pepper sprays/defense stuff depending on local laws, etc etc, there's a lot you can do. and making sure her friends/family/coworkers/employer knows -the more eyes keeping a lookout for him the better (show them a picture of him). these fuckers relish on getting the upper hand and she needs to get in control of the situation. (and yes, i know a lot of this stuff from reading that sub)

also, breaking and entering IS a crime, wherever you are. if she catches that on tape she's golden as far as restraining order or even straight up charging him with it. she should start a journal log, writing down exact dates/times/details of any event, small or big. if it ever goes to the police or court, it'll help tremendously. she can also low-key record conversations with him on her phone, just turn the indicator light switch off.

best of luck and safety to you and your friend.


u/schmeider · 3 pointsr/Ubiquiti

Not sure what you mean, but Amazon has them in stock slightly below MSRP:

They are also in stock at the Ubnt store:

u/schwiing · 3 pointsr/homelabsales

Friendly comment here that you may want to lower your price a bit.:

u/STLgeek · 3 pointsr/homeautomation

I just posted this over at /r/HomeImprovement this morning:

I've been using these. They are pretty good for the price. These are wired only, as another poster suggested, wireless cameras can fairly easily be defeated.

You will also need something to record. I use ZoneMinder, which isn't the easiest thing to setup, but it's gotten much easier in recent years. If you don't know anything about linux, or just can't figure the installation, ask some neighbor kid to set it up for you. You will need a dedicated computer for this, running 24/7.

u/scotttherobot · 3 pointsr/homeassistant

I have several Ctronics 720p cameras which seem to be discontinued now, and several SV3C 1080p cameras which do the job just fine. I've had no issues with either model and I've been running them for over a year now. Hard to beat the price!

u/shifty-key · 3 pointsr/boston

Problem solved. I use this and absolutely love it, for my packages, when i'm home, everything. 30 days storage and a slick phone app.

u/ddaug4uf · 3 pointsr/amazonecho

This is one area related to Smarthome devices where I always implore people to not take the cheapest option. Even if it means delaying the purchase for a little while.
I would recommend something like the Arlo Pro or the Nest outdoor option. It will be worth the wait and you'll be happier with the purchase in the long run.

u/MyTooSense · 3 pointsr/bestoflegaladvice

As another mentioned, infrared LEDs placed in your window (facing out) would ruin any video he would try to take at night and a cloud-based security camera put up (like the Nest cam) would work to record the bursts of audio in the middle of the night.

u/CanIPleasePetYourDog · 3 pointsr/puppy101


I totally know where you’re coming from. we brought home our toy poodle 2 weeks ago (he’s 11 weeks today) and I am home with him during 9-5 hours while my boyfriend helps out evenings and weekends. The first week I genuinely considered returning him because I felt so overwhelmed despite doing an absurd amount of research and having had 2 other family dogs where I wasn’t the primary caretaker lol. The breeder had him potty trained and crate trained and said he was the first of his litter to run to the food bowl but the first week he came home with us he whined in his crate + playpen, pooped on the floor and became a finicky eater lol

I can say even though I’m still struggling with a few things (he’s a pretty shy pup who's not food motivated, hates his playpen, and doesn't understand kongs lol ) I’m feeling better and seeing sooo much progress in our little man since he first came home.

Here are some things that work for us:

Crate training: This will take time and will also require some patience and understanding on your end - there will likely be whining and the best thing you can do is IGNORE IT - this is of course as long as your puppies needs are met - before ever putting him into the crate make sure he’s peed and isn’t hungry/thirsty. The #1 thing you need to be aware of is that if you let him out while he’s whining he will associate whining = attention/freedom.

  • Crate games Personally, we didn’t use crate games because when I tried I felt the same frustration lol. We have a T-shirts that smell like us in his crate + his favourite (safe) toy that he can only cuddle/play with while he’s in there to make it attractive place. Our dog isn’t food motivated either but we’ve discovered dehydrated raw treats are like crack to him lol. We use a high value treat (dehydrated raw beef liver) to lure him into the crate while saying “bedtime” and then we close the door. He’ll whine during the day sometimes when he’s overtired but never at night and actually goes in willingly on his own to relax.
  • Nighttime: set alarms before he starts whining. In our case we sleep at 11pm and have alarms for 2am, 5am and 7:45am - you’ll need to monitor when he starts to whine and set your alarms for ~10-15 mins beforehand to avoid reinforcing whining. I also recommend sticking to night time crating rather than playpen to work off a dogs need for consistency.
  • Enforced naps: these are a god send. Pups need to sleep roughly 18-20 hours a day. For every 45-1 hour that your puppy is awake lure him into his crate for a 1-2 hour nap. I use a wyze camera ( to monitor any sounds/movements in his crate and make sure I get to him to let him out to pee before he has a chance to start whining on his own. (Currently typing this as he’s napping away lol). You will get some free time to do as you please + puppy will wake up refreshed and happy (note: less nipping, more attentive!)
  • Note: even if you successfully lure him into the crate he will likely still whine at times - I G N O R E. I can’t stress this enough. The sooner he learns whining = no reaction, the sooner he’ll learn to settle and nap. First week our puppy whined ~5 minutes each time, now it’s ~30 seconds max and MUCH less frequent. Consistency is key.

    Routine: Like I said our pup is awake for ~1 hour intervals throughout the day. Because pups do better with set schedules, I follow the same routine every hour and he seems to be doing better with this routine. Essentially what we do is : Wake up, pee, Train (5-10 mins max with his kibble or toys - like your ours isn’t food motivated but enjoys WORKING for his food, other times he’s more willing to work for toys so that could also be worth a try), fetch (physical exercise indoors), Train (5-10 mins max), play, leash train (indoors), play, pee, nap.

  • Physical exercise: A tired pup is a happy pup - but keep in mind there’s a fine line between proper exercise for a puppy and overstimulation - we’ve been doing 5-10 minutes of indoor fetch every hour awake and it looks like the perfect balance for us - you’ll have to play with this figure a little to see what works best but I promise the whining is bound to decrease if he’s already sleepy before crate time
  • Mental stimulation: poodles (and poodle crosses) are prone to getting bored without enough mental stimulation = excess whining. Mental stimulation includes feeder toys, puzzle games AND training. Our guy doesn’t really appreciate his kong lol but we have this ( and we bring it out once or twice a day - sometimes he won’t even eat the food in the holes but he likes figuring out the puzzle lol
  • Instilling independence: Okay so this is an area where I’ve noticed a BIG change since taking it seriously. The more you work on training commands, the more independence you’re installing in your pup. The more independent he feels, the more he can handle being alone, the outside world, scary interactions, etc. I’m not sure if you’ve done any puppy socialization classes or are looking into puppy training but I’d recommend finding a reputable one in your area and giving it a try. For training at home, we've had a lot of success with:

    Other tips:

  • Bully Sticks: these things can be a god send if you need some time to yourself. The first time we gave our puppy one he went wild for it and left us alone for an hour. The second time, he held it in his mouth and whined his face off lol. We realized our mistake was making it available to him too frequently in a short period of time. Keep high-value items like this a special occasion treat to maintain it’s value.
  • Toys: rotate toys. Have 2-3 toys out for a few days at a time, and learn which ones he gravitates to. You’ll discover which toys are high value + by rotating them he’ll get excited when his fav one from a certain batch is back in his turf. Take the high-value ones and make them crate only toys if they are safe to be played with unsupervised!
  • Kong: I wish I could give you advice here because the Kong was a god send for our other dogs. The advice that’s been given to me is teach him how to use it. Youtube is good for this but at the end of the day, some dogs just don’t like the kong. If you do want to use this or other puzzle feeders/treat toys DON’T increase the value of the treat if he’s disinterested. He’ll learn that he can ignore his kibble/low-value treats and hold out for the better stuff and you’ll end up with a finicky eater.
  • Daycare: Find a reputable one in your area bc it sounds like you need a little break and some socialization will be good for the little guy if you’re not looking into puppy classes or socialization classes.

    Hope this helps in some way shape or form, feel free to message me if you need to vent, compare puppy problems or ask any questions :)
u/WyzeCam · 3 pointsr/wyzecam

We're should be available on Amazon again now, /u/OSRgamerkid. We've included the link below but if you have any trouble viewing it or any more questions, please let us know. :)

Amazon Link:

u/sonicstates · 3 pointsr/RealEstate

Could you put one of these in:

Along with a cheap mifi Mobile hotspot?

If you got alerted with video to a break in quickly, would the cops respond?

u/100ProofSean · 3 pointsr/AskNYC

These dont have text alerts, but theyre small, discreet, cheap and work well.

u/AdamUndefined · 3 pointsr/halifax
u/amuricanjackass · 3 pointsr/Dogtraining

I was about to say the same thing. I downloaded the mobile app and can pull up the stream without any issues from my phone. Here is the link from Amazon and it's cheaper from their website. It worked great for me.

Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera with Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, Works with Alexa

u/TheVulkanMan · 3 pointsr/wyzecam

These are not security cams either.

They do say ...

>Wyze Cam v2 can automatically record a 10-15 second alert video when it detects motion or sound. Videos are securely uploaded to the Amazon AWS Cloud via end-to-end encryption and are accessible for 14 days – no subscription plan required.

Not sure how you missed that.

u/hankmoody_irl · 3 pointsr/Autoflowers

Not OP but this is what I'm looking at after several recommendations on here and r/microgrowery

u/Tyman98 · 3 pointsr/canadaguns
u/Erudidact · 3 pointsr/AskEngineers

Ahem, had a similar issue. Now I have Wyzecam pointed at the stove and on motion alert. Get it on Amazon. Cheap as hell. Excellent solution for multiple problems around the house and office. Tied to wifi so I can remote monitor whenever I wish. Enjoy!

u/Hello_Droogie · 3 pointsr/maximumfun

I think they're this.

Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera with Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, White

I looked at them for the price alone. There are a lot negative reviews that have to do with security and where the information is routed to, though.

u/orangetangerine · 3 pointsr/samoyeds

Separation anxiety is really tough. A big part of this is because some dogs are triggered by some stuff, but not others. Some can be managed and even fixed with a chew or a long-lasting puzzle toy, some will not take food.

My two suggestions to figuring out what flavor of sep-anx your dog has and what triggers it:

  1. Get a cheap camera. My favorite one is the Wyze cam with an SD card so you can see record motion or sound at your leisure.
  2. Take note of the "leaving routines" you and your partner do. My boyfriend and I are habit oriented (I'm ADHD so like, I have to do everything in the same order so I don't forget stuff, lol) and my dog totally picked up on our patterns. He started realizing we were leaving when my boyfriend got out of the shower and started dressing, and he started really internally panicking when he saw my boyfriend put his socks on. We tried feeding him in the morning, but because of our observations, we realized our dog would refuse to eat the moment he realized we were leaving and he saw the food as part of the "leaving routine" which made his picky eating a lot worse!

    A lot of the super-effective counterconditioning programs out there for effective behavior change will be slow - leaving your dog two minutes at a time. Sometimes dogs do better crated when they are left, some don't. Both my dogs, my Sammy and my terrier mix, have separation anxiety but completely different styles. My terrier as a puppy was much better when she was in a crate covered with a heavy blanket that made the crate into a warm cave. When she got older, we left her loose in the bedroom and she would literally make blanket caves for herself out of our comforters. My Sammy was completely inconsolable in the crate, and if his needs are met he's non-destructive, so he's much easier to keep loose in our house. He is also one of the rare dogs that benefit from having another dog with him when he's home alone (they are still separated in different rooms for completely hilarious and sad reasons), whereas my terrier doesn't. Through observing him and tweaking our setup and our leaving routines, he normally is either completely quiet or our videos show he barks for about 2 minutes and then goes to sleep and is totally ok. He's also a dog who likes to watch TV, so when his SA was at its worst we actually would put fast moving dogs on YouTube for him and noticed on our camera that it helped a bit.

    So to figure out what will fix, or at least help the issue, it's good to have some observations of your dog alone and also how he behaves around you and work to create better associations to you leaving or giving your dog some coping skills. It's always rough when you start out working on it and any fix that is effective (and puts your dog in a good place mentally and emotionally) usually takes a bit of time and some iterations to implement.
u/shortymcsteve · 3 pointsr/wyzecam

There's a better way:

OP, this is probably the cheapest they will sell them for. If it's your first time I recommend jumping on the deal if you're planning to spend more than $25 for the free shipping. But if you're unsure then I'm sure it's possible we will see a $20 deal on Amazon again.

Also, if you live near a Micro Centre you can pick up their own branded SD cards super cheap. For example, a 128gb card costs $12.99. I use their 64gb card and have several months worth of clips stored on it.

u/g0kuu · 3 pointsr/AskNYC

I actually use the Wyze panning camera for my 2 bedroom apartment. They're a little over $30 each, I set up 3 of them, 1 is designated to face a window with a fire escape, and the other 2 are to watch my dog while we're out work. Since they pan, it makes it easy for me to turn the cameras and look for him if needed. Here are two pictures I took to show you the quality. I really like the camera so far. I have a micro SD card in them so I have continuous playback.


    Also, just to be safe, I got these window locks for my windows. I didn't like the bars in case there is an emergency and we need to get out quickly. Bought these off Amazon and tested them, seems very sturdy right now.

    Let me know if you have any questions!
u/AmberTheHermit · 3 pointsr/Rabbits

I use a Wyze camera, it pans/tilts, has a night mode, has removable storage, and is a nice quality at that price point.

Also, bonus - Some clips to showcase the quality. The room I have mine mounted in is a large living room (approx. 16 ft by 12ft)

Eating Paint

Night Camera Binky

u/StreberinLiebe · 3 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I bought one of these new Wyze kits since it comes with the door sensor. These work amazingly well, its inexpensive, and really help me feel safer. Also, get your memory card of Amazon too. You can get them for a whole lot cheaper than other retailers.

u/mcbair · 3 pointsr/RATS

No problem!

All I did was buy this IP cam:

It's pretty cheap and connects to your wireless network. It comes with very easy to use instructions

u/stewie81 · 3 pointsr/chicago

Not too expensive. took these pictures but can't see in the dark. is lower quality but has IR. Each is adequate -- no complaints here. Neither one got stolen upon delivery.

Setup took me an hour or two for each, counting the time to make a dedicated email account to receive the pictures, set that up on my phone to go off when the camera detects motion, mount the camera in the window overlooking the porch, set up a free FTP server to hold more pictures, etc. Configuring access through your router for offsite viewing of the live video is typical for such a thing -- it either takes some knowledge of home networking or a lot of frustration and use of the supplied software.

No wires to run except 110v, though, so they really are convenient to move around as needed.

u/phoneintoilet · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

I have this one:

Dlink 930l

And it's awesome. I can check on my plants when I'm away, it will ftp or email and has motion detection.

u/mgnwfy · 3 pointsr/breakingmom

Well... For just a camera you can the cheaper sets like the foscam but requires someone to set it up to your network, not so plug and play. But you can get them cheap and have them everywhere. For monitoring I have a canary paired with their service, which I love so much at the moment.

For your doorbell and outside you have the new Ring pro set.

ETA: links.

u/top_gear446 · 3 pointsr/synology

I highly doubt you will find a wifi-enabled IP camera that is battery operated, and outdoor rated for $50. There are $50 cameras that are wifi enabled but you'll need to spend more for a waterproof rating and much more for something with an integrated battery system (like the one the Ring doorbell uses, for example - also $200+)

If you are running power to a camera you might as well just run ethernet and just use a POE camera for better connection quality. But again, a PoE injector or switch, plus a PoE camera will exceed $50 unless you can find used equipment.

If you go the wifi route though, you can use a cheap D-Link wifi camera without all the cloud-enabled stuff, assuming you can mount it somewhere out of the weather and have power. I have used these kind before in a sheltered location and they've worked outside from below freezing to about 90 deg F.

u/cmrs2k · 3 pointsr/daddit

I have a few of these we use in our house and have had good luck with...

u/Alpha-Leader · 3 pointsr/LosAngeles

I was at one point, but then I got a cheap Foscam for around $50 bucks on sale, and aimed it at the only door to my apt. It has all the firmware built into it to support recording and email notification.

Nightvision/2 way audio/etc. Resolution sucks, but even if I had a high HD camera I doubt I would be able to actually solve anything with catching someone, so the notification and generally being able to see who someone is works out best for me.

it is an IP camera too so I can just log in from my phone and remote around the room and see what is going on.

u/dapeche · 3 pointsr/Parenting

I am not sure if you are looking for JUST a baby monitor with a stand-alone system, but we use the Foscam 8910w wifi cameras in both rooms. They are IR cameras and can be controlled with different camera apps. We use the app called tinyCam on our tablets and phones and it allows you to view all your cameras, turn on/off audio, 2 way speaker, and pan/tilt control. You can use a browser to view them too. We also have recording set up. Foscam makes high-def cameras too but these are just fine for us.

u/Feltz- · 3 pointsr/gadgets

Foscam. Has pan/tilt, infrared, and the quality is good, not license plate reading from 20 yards good but it suits most peoples needs. There are some youtube videos of it if you want to see it in action.

u/rushesh · 3 pointsr/dogs

Foscam makes a great wireless IP cam with free viewing app, for about 75$ on amazon. i LOVE it. use it all the time, with two way audio also

u/uskre · 3 pointsr/Android

Yes. I use this IP camera:

Once I get the notification, I can see who it is. And if it is something I care to answer, I can use the Android client of the IP camera to talk through the phone. The person at the door listen to me. And the camera also has a mic, so I can listen to them.

The guide I used was this one:

u/PaperCutz · 3 pointsr/daddit

We have the Foscam 8910 which we love. I'm thinking about getting a few more for around the house. They go on sale from time to time as well. I think I paid $59 for mine. We use "tinycam" on our android phones and "baby monitor" on the iPad.

u/tgiles · 3 pointsr/qnap

Some cameras (like the Foscam FI8910W) can upload to FTP on motion alert. You can enable FTP on the qnap and setup an account. I've done it.

I'm pretty confident that none of the off-the-shelf doorbells allow for it. There's no incentive. Monthly service charges are too lucrative.

u/lassoguy · 3 pointsr/homedefense

I've got 4 of these watching just under 4,000 sq ft.

They work great. Wireless, built in Web server, motion detection, ability to send you photos to your phone when triggered, and they're cheap at less than $80/ea.

I run Evocam on a Mac mini I picked up off Craigslist for $200 and it records video from all 4 cameras in 1 hour increments. I can keep over a year's worth of video on the mini without having to delete anything on a 60 GB Drive. Evocam can also be setup to save videos to FTP, Send email/sms on motion detection, save to your drop box.

For $80 I had an electrician install two AC outlets in the eves of the house, and one about 9 feet up the wall so I could mount the cameras up high.

Less than $630 for a nice DIY system that's been running for 5 years now.

u/Sunsparc · 3 pointsr/daddit

I have a Foscam FI9281W v2 IP camera attached to the wall using Command strips above my son's crib.

720p, IR filter, wireless. I've got the IR set on a schedule to activate near the time we put him down for bed and the deactivate when we wake up.

It's only accessible from the LAN, no outside connections. For remote viewing (which is rare), I have a VPN set up in a virtual machine on my desktop that allows me to reach the LAN, then view the camera.

The wife and I both have Android phones, so we use TinyCam Monitor Pro, which is hands-down the best mobile IP cam app I've used.

u/capilot · 3 pointsr/offmychest

FWIW, there are standalone security cameras that don't cost too much. You hook it up to the WiFi and monitor it from anywhere.

u/theoriginalharbinger · 3 pointsr/homedefense

Others will probably chime in with off-the-shelf Lorex or Swann systems. Which are fine, too. My suggestion

  1. Blue Iris ($40)

  2. Blue Iris iPhone app ($10)

  3. Cheap spare PC if you have one (free, hopefully)

  4. Cheap PoE switch ($40-ish) - here is an example

  5. 3x Hikvision or HDView bullets for the outdoor bullets. HDview Option 2. Hikvision Option 1. Hikvision Option 2.

    Make sure your lenses are the right side for the field of view. 3.6 or 4mm for longer, narrower, shots, and 2.6 or 2.8 for wider angles.

  6. 2x domes. You can run domes or turrets. Hikvision. Cheaper Dahua.

    In any case, you should be able to get by spending $80/camera if you shop judiciously. That's $400 of cameras, $50 of software, $40 of switch, and hopefully a spare computer.
u/mdog0206 · 3 pointsr/homesecurity

An affordable solution that works fine:

Foscam FI9821P HD 720P WiFi Security IP Camera with iOS/Android App, Pan, Tilt, Zoom, Two-Way Audio, Night Vision up to 26ft, and More (Black)

There are better, more expensive but this will work.

If you call them they'll set up the computer side for you.

If you want an easier/more expensive/better solution:

u/slickt0mmy · 3 pointsr/hardwareswap

Dunno if you've seen, but Amazon has them 40% off right now for Cyber Monday. Maybe you could pick some up and sell the Arlo system separately?

u/k-thanks-bai · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

We have a Nest Cam. First, it's useful in that it's not just a baby monitor - so when we leave the house on vacation or something we can move it and point it at our front door and get alerts if someone were to come in.

Next, it's an awesome camera. The alerts are easy to get on your phone so you don't have a screen on next to your bed all night. We also have a cheapie Willcare sound monitor from Amazon we use at night because phone notifications won't wake me up. If we hear her, we can look at the nest to determine if we should get up and walk across the house or not.

Nest can have a subscription - it gives you 24h video history and you can like save clips. We didn't purchase this - it's not useful. It has like a 3-4 hour history of detecting movement with little snippets so we can scroll back to like an hour before. Or see if she's been rolling a lot on the timeline.

It also works with all our Google home stuff and other nest products.

I also love that during my work day (since daughter is at home with a grandma) I get to see her put down for her nap and peek on her sleeping. Great thing about the wifi ones.

We actually have two cameras now (more kids on the way) and suggest them readily. Been using ours since day one and our kid is 18 months now.

Nest cam:

Sound monitor:

Check the other colors too, I think white is more expensive

u/kirally · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

I struggled wirh this one... I got so overwhelmed I turned to my bro, who is the resident tech expert and he suggested this. It's not specifically a baby monitor, but it has all the same features and will be useful for other things later on. It seems so much more practical to me because it is not marketed for the purpose of being for a baby, so you aren't limited to the monoitr screen that is paired with a specific monitor and it works off of your wifi - you can also get mobile notifications when out of the house (to check on baby with hubby or a sitter when they are older) AND the voice feature works from the app on your phone!!

u/fallacybuffet · 3 pointsr/NewOrleans

I just put in a small system with a Reolink RLC-410 camera and I really like the camera. This one is wired, but since you rent, you might want to go wireless--the ones with little wifi antennas that just link up wirelessly to your wifi.

Reolink comes with a phone app that handles up to 16 cameras on your smartphone--I check my property from anywhere over the app whenever I want. I really like it, and the picture quality is awesome, as the Amazon reviews attest. Night vision is awesome, too. The infrared leds illuminate at least 65 feet out. Price isn't bad, either. Wireless will be more. Reolink has them; sorry to sound like a shill.

For recording the footage, I got a Synology NVR 216. A little pricey, but it did what I wanted--record about 2 months worth of 24/7 video feed for liability purposes.

This NVR is "diskless", which means that it comes without hard drives, which have to be purchased separately. I got one 4 TB Western Digital Purple, which is "optimized" for surveillance applications, whatever that means. The system has been recording a single camera's feed basically 24/7 since May 14, and has so far used 586 GB of the 3,000 GB available on this single hard drive, or about 17% of available capacity. Obviously, if you have two cameras, the storage requirement doubles; with four, quadruples. And, yes, I've already purchased another camera. I'll probably have four total, like you, in the future, when my requirements shift from liability to security. This particular NVR holds up to two hard drives, and an expansion kit allows up to 8 more. I really should get at least one more hard drive.

My particular system is currently set up as wired, meaning the camera and NVR are both connected to my wifi access point/router with network patch cables--those ubiquitous ethernet, Cat 5, RG-45 terminated "computer cables" that connect work computers to the jack in the wall, etc.

If you go wireless, especially with four cameras, you'll have to upgrade your local network to gigabit speeds. I should do that, too, and when I do, I'll probably go with a Linksys WRT AC3200. I'm currently running a Linksys WRT-54GL and, frankly, my local LAN bogs down a bit when I stream a movie while the video gear is running (which is all the time).

Guess I'm a bit of a geek. There are actually a lot of people here who are knowledgeable with DIY security CCTVs. I started from zero back in April or May, asked advice here, and actually went with Synology after it was recommended by a regular, here. I'll find that link, later; need to run right now. Update: You'll probably find this link interesting; it's a /r_neworleans thread from six months ago--lot's of perspectives different from my own that may work better for you.

One more thing: I had originally used DHCP to assign IP addresses to the camera and NVR, but the camera kept renewing its lease to a different address, and the NVR stopped recording when it lost the feed. I finally got around to puzzling out how to assign static addresses. Turns out that the WRT software assigns DHCP addresses at 100 and above. So, I just set the camera to and the NVR to Also, the Synology requires port-forwarding to be set up in your router--this was also dead simple. I read documentation for about an hour, then just forwarded some port, I think it was port 5000, in what looked like the right place in the router's set-up software, and it just worked. This way I can access the archive video from my smartphone, as well as the live feed.

I know all this sounds complicated, but it's really not, and there are people here who know this stuff and are more than willing to help out. Also, I know I spent around $1000, which is a lot of money for me. It was hard for me to pull the trigger on all this. But it covers a liability exposure that exceeds my net worth--in other words, an exposure that could force me into bankruptcy. In that light, it was a reasonable price to mitigate a serious risk. I'm satisfied with both the gear and the price.

u/Intel8700k · 3 pointsr/philadelphia

I use a few Reolink cameras that I bought off Amazon. -

Love the quality of these cameras.

The software I use is called Blue Iris. It's pretty much the best recording software for IP cameras you can get. Some people say the interface looks kind of old but I like it. I have mine set to only start recording when it senses motion and to also text me. - it was like 60$ I think?

Works amazingly well!

u/legendtuner · 3 pointsr/homedefense

Amcrest (formerly FOSCAM). Probably your best bang for your buck for indoor cameras with no monthly fees.

Amcrest IP2M-841 ProHD 1080P (1920TVL) WiFi IP Security Camera, Black

u/rickman1011 · 3 pointsr/homedefense

I can't comment as a owner, but I've heard quite a lot of discussion regarding the Amcrest and Amcrest Pro, 720P and 1080P respectively. I have three pro's sitting in my wish list at the moment. Seem to be a great value.

u/xmonster · 3 pointsr/homedefense

Definitely not dumb questions. I did some research on Blink and I'd suggest a different route. From what I've seen, the capture is very slow and you don't get much of a clip.

I currently use BI with a number of Amcrest cams like these and these.

My opinion is you absolutely don't need 4k. Unless you have 4k monitors, you won't see a difference

u/Feeling_Saucy · 3 pointsr/lifehacks

Go to amazon and search "Yi Home Camera". Buy it for $40 and place it directly in front of the door. It plugs in to your wall, connects to wifi, and has a app for your phone so you can see live time or in the past. 720p HD quality. You can also set up motion alerts to send directly to your phone. Best investment I have ever made!

Edit for camera link:

u/suitedcrabs · 3 pointsr/homeautomation

I totally agree with you on the risk and weighing that against the benefits. I was just referring to all the negative reviews on the Amazon product page. But again, I was more or less asking for opinions on whether its a legit concern. As you stated in your response, it seems its a necessary evil.

u/fa105934 · 2 pointsr/Greyhounds

Sure! We got a very basic one (under $30) that just has sound detection. If there's a noise above a certain level you get a notification. And you can just check in and listen/look anytime to see how they're doing. The video quality isn't awesome but it does the job!

u/StockmanBaxter · 2 pointsr/pics

I used this one.

It wasn't anything super special. But it works through the wireless network so it can be placed anywhere with power that is within range of the wifi.

u/parallellogic · 2 pointsr/AskElectronics

I'm afraid I don't have an integrated solution, but I can tell you what I've looked into over the past few months for my own purposes:
My current robotic endeavors use the D-link 930L, 15fps, 640x480, which are below your specs

I mention D-link because they do have some mid-level cameras, I know they can get all the way up to 30fps with 640x480, so it's possible they may have some more advanced cameras.

I've been mostly looking at small USB cameras (and by extension cell phone cameras), and of that I think the most pertinent for you if you're looking to design an interface board might be
They have the schematics for both the camera module and a board that interfaces with it listed on their site

The by-and-large major camera supplier I've seen seems to be OmniVision, so looking at the specs on their cameras may be a good place to start. They have some chips that interface with their cameras and output on USB protocols (and others I didn't look into, they may have had ethernet, but I suspect there'd probably need to be something else in-between)
but they require purchases in bulk

All-in-all designing a webcam from the board up has proven to be rather daunting in my research. The cameras set their registers with I2C (in some cases using some form of tri-state I2C) and then output data on 8 parallel data lines.

Do the ethernet lines run from the computer out to every single camera? If you have all the ethernet lines individually routed to your computer and then next to your computer have a router merging the signals, you might be able to nix the router and treat all the ethernet cables as really long USB cables - so you could solder a few pins from a USB header onto the ethernet cables at both ends and then attach the USB header at one end to a webcam and the other end to your PC (and repeat for each ethernet cable).

I wish you the best of luck in your endeavor

u/doodle77 · 2 pointsr/AskEngineers

use the ethernet port on the back

To a phone, via a wired connection? Never heard of a way to get a wired connection on a smartphone. Maybe you could have a wireless router at the remote end?

u/Oxaeinae · 2 pointsr/DIY

Definitely get a couple of IP cameras instead of using webcams. With webcams you need the computers on all the time, running, without going to sleep. IP cameras connect to your WiFi and sit there streaming away 24/7.

There's plenty on Amazon/eBay/etc, starting at ~$30 or so. Eg: (no idea if that specific one is good, it just came up from a quick search)

u/northdakotanowhere · 2 pointsr/puppy101

I just bought that camera last night and I'm really excited to see how it works. It was affordable and hopefully lasts long enough for my dog to get comfortable with us leaving.

u/uberpower · 2 pointsr/windowsphone

So I'm new to cameras and whatnot . . . I have a timewarner cable wireless modem router at home over which I have no control. I think it's Docsis 3.0. In any case I can't access any controls for it whatsoever - I have to call Timewarner to change anything on it. They don't allow users to just access the controls thru a browser like my old router.

Would I be able to plug an IP camera in and have it connect to my router wirelessly? Say, this cam:

Would I need to have a computer on 24/7 to use the camera?

u/joebleaux · 2 pointsr/predaddit

It is very crisp. You can turn the infrared light on and off from the browser or camera app too. Here is the camera I have.

u/Beeelow · 2 pointsr/JusticePorn

They're foscam ip cameras. I like them alot. I got mine on sale for ~60 a couple years ago. I don't know the exact model number but it is the kind that pans and tilts. Setting up email notifications was a bit of a pain but after setup works perfectly. So yes, after last night I definitely recommend them.

Edit: I found them on amazon.
My model:

The new model:

u/rocketmonkeys · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Re: webcam -

My "babycam" is a Foscam wireless IP webcam w/ PTZ (pan/tilt/zoom). There is a newer version of that available now.

I mounted it on the ceiling w/ an eye-hook & some string. The power & ethernet cables (not wifi at the moment) are suspended & go down the wall. Get some cheap plastic sticky-back channel to hide these.

Then just load up the UI on your laptop, phone, tablet, etc. It's incredibly helpful. Check out the "IP Cam Viewer" app - you can move the cam & listen in as well. I put black vinyl tape over all but one of the IR LEDs, so I'm not (invisibly) blinding the kid. Her brain can't tell, but her rods/cones might.

I'll likely have a dozen or so in the new house.

Re: pole -

Slides are cool, but take up a lot of space. Much more than you'd expect, maybe a dozen or more feet horizontally for the bigger ones. Spiral slides are expensive & take up a large area too (though not as long as straight slides). Definitely not an option for me. I imagine an up/down pole would be super-compact, but incredibly fun at the same time. Something like holding onto the ladder from a helicopter, then getting towed up, but safer. Note that I've never heard of one before, so I'm not 100% sure it can be built. But I think it can.

u/SnappyCrunch · 2 pointsr/24hoursupport

I keep my dog penned into the kitchen while at work, and I have this IP camera sitting on top of the kitchen cabinets, pointed at the floor. There is a web interface for the camera, but for daily use, I prefer this app on my android phone to view and control the camera. I don't have an iPhone, but this app appears to be an analogue to what I use. I've never cared before, but after testing over the cell network, lag seems to be about three-quarters of a second, and I'm getting maybe 5-10fps. It's not a free solution, but it's been hassle-free for me, and I always intended it to be a permanent camera instead of a just-while-he's-a-puppy camera.

u/neuromonkey · 2 pointsr/linux

After doing a bunch of reading, I just ordered a Foscam.

u/DjChickenFinger · 2 pointsr/Parenting

I use a Foscam security camera in my son's room. They're cheap on Amazon, and I use a $5 iPhone/iPad app to view the feed. The camera is pretty impressive for the price - it has very nice night vision and pan/tilt controls. To set it up you just power it up connected to your home network and go to the camera's IP address and you get a web page with configuration options (definitely change the default password). I mounted it on the ceiling in the corner of my son's room so we get a great angle down into his crib. My wife and I have been really happy with this set up.

u/guinnessmom · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

foscam it actually for home security which means you wont pay the rediculous "baby" mark up on it. We have two of them, one for her bedrom and one for the playroom. The videos feeds though an app on our phones and computers. I love it because it has infared/night video on it and sends alerts if there is movement in a room. other thread

u/squawk_vfr · 2 pointsr/BackYardChickens

Just this cheap D-link from Amazon:

Works pretty good. I actually have two in there. One on the nesting boxes, the other so I can view the whole coop.

u/RazsterOxzine · 2 pointsr/videos

It was on sale during the holidays. So far it has worked non-stop and I've had it running for a year + without rebooting, excluding power outage.
This one is their 2 way communication, HD quality. Night vision.

I also have 2 of the standard (640x480) ones for motion detection & Night vision (Not great if placed by directly touching a window in night-vision, too much glare)- I can live view into them, they're only $40. I have it linked to my FTP and email. It will take 6 screen shows for you to view (Had to setup my own web directory and index page to view the images on my web host... They send email notifications, not text. This $40 helped capture a wanted home invader. I watched him jump over my fence. I called the sheriff, they were there in 5 min and caught him red handed going through my tools.

u/Galactic_Danger · 2 pointsr/reptiles

D-Link DCS-932L I bought it a few years ago and only plug it in when I go out of town. Has an Android app and automatic night vision.

u/sfacs · 2 pointsr/predaddit

This is not specifically for babies, but it works well, can be seen on your computer/iphone and has a night vision mode. You can have several camera connected to the network.


Edit: Also, has a motion detector.

u/kieranc001 · 2 pointsr/raspberry_pi

I might be in the wrong place for this but I recently looked into setting up a cheap surveillance system and ended up buying a camera very much like this because it's cheaper (once you factor in a camera module etc) and much easier to set up than something Pi-based.

If you have a Pi and a webcam and some time free this might not be the case but there are other options!

u/StriveForMediocrity · 2 pointsr/homedefense

this one, for example?

It looks great from what I can tell

It looks I can talk through it too... that would be awesome! I'd love to get my dog's attention if he's doing something he's not supposed to

u/NITROX4all · 2 pointsr/daddit

Might be a bit late to the party here, but I went with a simple IPcam and set it up for network viewing. I never saw the need for a dedicated video monitor when we all have a phone of some sort already. I purchased This One and use any app you like best... Everyone can take a peek during nap times and it definitely makes the grandparents feel apart of it all despite 6 hours between us.

u/lukearens · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

The temp probe is just draped over the back in the little space between the glass and the corner walls, no thermowell bung. I am using the IR mode on a Foscam, which is cool because at a different address I can pan/tilt to make setting up easier. I then use Yawcam to stream it and record frames every 60 seconds. I'm sure I could skip the Yawcam timelapse but the Foscam interface is janky enough that I haven't dug into it too far.

Foscam link

Yawcam link

u/davidd00 · 2 pointsr/casualiama

I have mine set up so that when I leave I can press a button and they will start recording on any movement, save the video to my PC and immediately email me pictures of whats going on. I probably should set them up to upload to my dropbox, which is also simple.

This is the model I have. I got them on sale for $50-5$60 each though.

u/DarlingDestruction · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I was/am in the exact same boat - first kid, limited funds, starting from scratch, going through reviews and prices drove me insane. It took me probably three months to get my registry together, and, even then, I am still switching things up, lol. was invaluable while picking everything out. I highly recommend you check it out.

What we have bought ourselves that fit our tight budget:

Graco Comfy Cruiser Travel System. We had already decided to go with that car seat, given that it seems to be the top-rated budget option, and the stroller ended up being a much-needed bonus. We go on walks a lot, so it works for us. If you don't need the stroller, the seat itself is, I think, only ~$100.

The Pack N Play, which I've heard from literally everyone and their mother is almost a necessity.

Because we don't have an IKEA near us to get our hands on a swanky $99 crib, we bought this DaVinci crib. We still only ended up paying $100 for it, as we found it on sale, however, we would have paid the $200 for it, given that the reviews are good, and, when compared to some other cribs that cost $400 and up, the price isn't bad at all.

As for the rest of the registry, we have on there a Moby wrap (affordable baby wearing, yay!), nail clippers, outlet plugs, nursing pads, a wipes case, a baby tub, baby wash, assorted crib sheets, waterproof crib sheets, Pack N Play mattress, and sheets to go with, crib mattress (we actually bought this one when we found it on sale for $20, and it's just fine), receiving blankets, dirty diaper bags (because we aren't getting a diaper pail, just a small can with a seal-able lid), changing pad, and a cover to go with, pacifiers, Dr. Brown's Gia Nursing Pillow, a bottle brush, bottle warmer, thermometer, booger sucker, camera to monitor the baby, and a few other assorted things that I couldn't really find a definitive "best in class" for, so pick at your own discretion: diaper bag, swaddles (although I've read good things about the Summer Infant brand), bottles (we're going with Phillips Avent), a bouncer (we got this one), and a swing.

I agonized over this stuff for what felt like forever, lol, so I hope it helps you and saves you some hair-pulling. It's all so overwhelming!

u/djbfunk · 2 pointsr/predaddit

Yeah, note to that though, I think its law they have to "know" they are being recorded if its a babysitter. If you open a port on your router you can check it from anywhere.

LiveCams Pro (iOS) is the best most compatible app I used, but I know there is also specific baby monitor ones you can set to set off notifications at certain noise threshholds. The standard def ones come in on sale at around 65 bucks on sale, normally 75. I have both these models (use one to check on dogs), the standard is more than adequate to be honest, but I know some people just want to have HD everything.


The HD ones are nice, but a couple more bucks at around 100:

u/dmurph11 · 2 pointsr/homedefense

I have a foscam camera which can do this. There is a little config work to do, but nothing too hard. Point the camera at the door and then in the admin interface go to Device Management > Alarm Service Settings. You can set up an email alert, and image(s) upload on detection of motion.

I'm sure many IP cameras have that feature, I just happen to have the foscam.

u/hmbmelly · 2 pointsr/basset

We have this to watch our dogs. Kind of fun to watch them snoozing away the day.

u/bucki_fan · 2 pointsr/predaddit

Just go now:

Sleeper - Agree with OP, this thing is fantastic. Daughter never slept in her "real" crib until nearly 9 months old. Really pissed that they added the auto-rocker and now I'm tempted to spend $90 to replace our perfectly good one.

Swing - Get one that plugs-in. Also, the one that rocks like a ship (4mom?) and is like $300 - wife's cousin bought one because expensive = best and kid was getting sea sick.

Nosefrida or Baby Comfy Nose - this may save your sanity and the life of you, your spouse, or your child because otherwise sleepless nights are in your future.

Boppy - amazingly useful.

Extra car seat base

Don't bother:

  • Baby wipe warmer
  • Bumbo
  • Diaper Genie - they barely work and you get a compressed plastic log of unholy smell instead of a plastic bag that you can get rid of after one diaper if warranted.

    Kid Dependent:

    Bottles - we got lucky on our first try and she did great with the Tommy bottles. Don't buy a ton or at least don't open them all and be unable to exchange.

    Formula - not judging and sometimes its necessary or just a simple convenience. But some kids prefer one brand over another and/or will react differently to different brands. Also, Costco = Gerber; Target = Similac and WalMart/Sam's = Enfamil.

    Pacifier - some love them, some hate them. Most love, but ours hated the straight kind and was insisting on the flat ones within a few months.

    Humidifier - get a real one that uses heat and be smart enough to put it far enough away from the kid so they don't get burned. Ultrasonic doesn't do shit for stuffy noses or coughs.

    Good Idea, but can wait:

    Video monitor - We went with a normal Foscam and put the tinyCam app on our phones for a few bucks.

    Small food processor - as said elsewhere, don't get the baby one; or just get the cheaper Bella one from Kohl's. Making baby food isn't that hard and it's a ton cheaper. If you've got a Nutribullet or similar, you're also good to go.
u/clickwir · 2 pointsr/Ubuntu

How about just a networked webcam? This one is nice because it can be wired, wireless, picks up audio, pans, tilts, IR LED's for night viewing and can be setup to watch for motion and/or upload pics to an FTP.

Far less configuration and setup needed than any type of computer. Once it's setup, it's plug and go.

u/mike413 · 2 pointsr/DIY

Get a foscam and play with it, this model is good

When you have figured out how it works and have tried different software, then you can expand your system. They have more durable fixed versions for outdoors.

u/Sackman_and_Throbbin · 2 pointsr/Parenting

Anything with video (including infrared). Personally, we use one of these plus a cheaper audio baby monitor. This will allow you to actually see them from your room without having to creep into their nursery, inadvertently make noise and wake them up.

Make sure you get something with decent resolution too. We can actually see our little girl's stomach/chest/back move from her breathing, which cuts down on the "OMFG SIDS" freakouts.

u/2slim · 2 pointsr/homedefense

I went with the Foscam FI8910W. These are admittedly pretty cheap, consumer grade products but for my application they work great. We wanted to monitor all ingress points to our home and we wanted motion detection and email alerts without having to pay a subscription fee. Regarding the full day recording, what I did was setup a local FTP server on an old laptop and have the cameras push a stream to the server when the motion detection alarm is triggered. It's not exactly 24x7 recording and you have to monitor space on the FTP server but drive space is cheap and you can configure the camera to have motion detection on 24x7 so you can get close. You can also setup remote access via dynamic DNS but I'm not interested in allowing that kind of ingress in to my home network. They aren't terrible covert, there are smaller form factors out there with better resolution but the price was usually much higher or you had to sign up for some monthly service which was a deal killer for me. If you get creative they aren't terribly hard to hide. They come with some good mounting hardware if you need to suspend them or have them at an odd angle. They do require a power outlet, no battery option on this model. The only real complaint I have about these cameras is the setup was difficult for the first one due to some firmware issues but they appear to have resolved the problem with the latest firmware patch.

I bought mine off Amazon and plan on buy at least two more:

u/gh5046 · 2 pointsr/homesecurity

Honestly, it would just be easier not to invite people into your home that you don't trust. To me the safety of my family and personal belongings are more important than dealing with people who have a history of violence, stealing, and sexual assault. I just don't invite them over. Hell, there are a few family members I've told that they are never welcome.

But, that's just me. To answer the actual question:

If you are good with computers you can put a solution together yourself.

For example you could pick up a bunch of Foscam wireless cameras (e.g.
) and Blue Iris and use a computer to do the video recording.

If you go down this route do your homework first:

  1. Make sure the cameras you buy are supported by Blue Iris
  2. Use a computer that has a fast enough processor, has plenty of free disk space, and can be on all of the time
  3. If you need indoor and outdoor surveillance make sure you verify the cameras support it. The examples I provided are indoor only.
u/omg-so-clever · 2 pointsr/homeowners

The cat might not do anything. But many cats are "mousers" and they will bring you your trophy of guts before you know there's a problem.

No, they won't get in the attic, and I would assert that mice wouldn't either. Hence squirrel.

Cats aren't good against squirrels, but I have found other uses, such as putting used cat litter around the property to deter woodchucks from nesting.

One of our cats also woke up my wife because there was a bat in the house. I prefer that to the bat waking her up.

I'd recommend a FOSCAM IP camera with IR Cut filter like this:

There are better ones out there in the same product line but that will get your job done.

u/TechFocused · 2 pointsr/funny

Its actually not a webcam in the computer / laptop sense. Its an IP cam. The one I have is here:

u/drbudro · 2 pointsr/NewParents

We got the same one for $60, and the new HD version is still only $75.

The IR/night vision is fantastic and the motor for the pan/tilt is quiet enough to not wake the baby. The app has everything we need and the whole package was easily half the cost of every "baby monitor" we saw. It also has a two way mic/speaker and comes with mounting hardware.

I highly recommend it.

u/paulutk · 2 pointsr/daddit

I use this Foscam FI8910W Pan & Tilt IP/Network Camera with Two-Way Audio and Night Vision (Black)

It works great especially with iOS devices. Much cheaper than most baby monitors too. I can check on my family when I'm at work too. Suggested it to all my family and friends as we'll and they love it too.

u/The_Golden_Image · 2 pointsr/ProtectAndServe

I have 4 foscam wireless IP cameras in my place. 2 outdoor, 2 indoor. You hook them up to your home network, forward the ports, change the authentication, and you can view them from anywhere in the world. Set them up to take photos when they detect motion, and even create a schedule for when you're normally around, so they don't just snap dozens of pics of you wandering around aimlessly. You can upload those photos to the local machine, dropbox, FTP, or have them emailed. I set up all mine, mounted and everything, in a weekend. Now I get an email and a pic gets saved on dropbox anytime anything moves when I'm not around. Bonus points for knowing when my packages arrive. Love them.

u/dcgrove · 2 pointsr/daddit

skip all the bullshit at the baby stores and pick one of these up. They are a little more difficult to get set up, but the video is actually usuable, you can see it from anywhere you can connect to the web, and they are cheaper.

u/wirecutter_nathan · 2 pointsr/IAmA

We don't currently have a recommendation for IP cams that record locally. It's a pretty niche and complicated market compared to set-and-forget stuff like Dropcam, and far fewer people are interested in it. And most network cameras have much worse image quality than the Dropcam.

That said, I'd like to cover it eventually. This Foscam has good reviews and works with Synology NAS, though the viewing angle and image quality aren't as good as the Dropcam's.

u/GotMyOrangeCrush · 2 pointsr/homesecurity

For example:

u/drnick5 · 2 pointsr/msp

The Unifi cameras are decent, but the downside is that you are locked into their closed end system. If you wanted to add more cameras down the road, you'd have to use Ubiquiti cameras. (assuming you use their NVR or DVR software).

I put in a system for a client a few months ago. They wanted Pan tilt zoom for 2 of the cameras, so I found This one one made by Reolink, which worked out really well! The picture quality is fantastic and the price was very reasonable. I used a Hikvision bullet camera for behind the register as it didn't require PTZ functions.

They already had a VMware server, so I added 2 x 3TB drives in a RAID 1, created a Windows VM, then installed Milestone xprotect software (You can also look at Blue Iris). The whole setup works pretty well. Can view camera feeds via mobile app, or via website interface.

With a system like this, you can easily expand with any brand IP camera down the road, as opposed to being tied into one manufacturer.

u/TsunamiTreats · 2 pointsr/homedefense

Update: After looking around a bunch of sites and thanks to /u/automatedlife, I've finally made a decision. This is probably my fourth time researching this before I could pull the trigger.

Cameras: Two mini 3pm Hikvision bullets:

Networking: I opted for POE for many reason, but primarily because I can do it myself without a contractor -- I also have the supplies on hand. Also, wifi wouldn't be as reliable. The POE switch I bought can scale to 4 cameras:

NVR: Repurposed my home server. It already has a bunch of drives, and I almost never use it to game anymore. Furthermore, it has plenty of disk and two network cards (one for the cameras and another for internet. If I were to have pulled the trigger today, I probably would have ended up with a refurb like this: It's a better form factor than my current system ... and I'd still have my server in my office. Maybe later.

Anyway, I hope I can help at least one other person. I probably opened up 200 tabs throughout this whole investigation.

Edit: My out of pocket today was ~$100/camera @ qnt 2 and $50 for networking. Everything else I had on hand. My total was $250. If you need a computer, you'll probably be spending $500-$800 range, depending on what you get and how long you can wait around for a deal.

u/Smittythepirate · 2 pointsr/myweatherstation

I recently purchased a Hikvision camera that was relatively easy to set up and install.

u/DraegotheLady · 2 pointsr/April2017Bumpers

This is a copy/paste from another thread about monitors:

We have a wifi home security camera (it's a Foscam, I will try to add the link on mobile) from Amazon that can be viewed on any mobile device with the app or from a web browser. I got it when my dog was a puppy so I could check on her from work. You can rotate the camera something like 270 degrees, it has two way audio (have to trigger to talk through it) and infrared for nighttime viewing. You can also snap screenshots or record video, and set it up to start recording if there's motion. I think it was like $70?

You have to log in with two passwords and it's not accessible outside our home wifi so my Army husband feels confident in the security. He may change it when we goes back to work from paternity leave so he can spy on baby from work, but we'll see.

We plan to mostly use an old iPhone with a docking station to view with, but i can use my phone, bigger iPad, or bigger still laptop screen if I want.

Edit: here's the new version of what we have!

Foscam FI9821PB Plug & Play 720p Wireless/Wired Pan/Tilt IP Indoor Security Camera with Night Vision, Motion Detection Alerts, Two-Way Audio and Remote Viewing (Black)

u/FelidiaFetherbottom · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

Great resolution, and it's this one...

And it's actually now only 60, so even better. There's a guy on YouTube who does reviews of all their cameras, you can check out their capabilities (awkwardhamster)

u/k3vdizzle · 2 pointsr/homeautomation

This is similar to what I did. On my Rasberry Pi, I installed Motion to have it upload a picture from my Foscam to my Dropbox whenever motion is detected. I also included a notification to display with the CCTV plugin for Kodi which gives a little 640x480 window in the corner of my TV whenever someone is within frame of the camera.

u/ilikethelibrary · 2 pointsr/InfertilityBabies

We got a nest for our shower. It was recommended by my brother in law who said he really liked being able to see whether their son's cries were true distress or just cringing. My husband and I were going to splurge on the owlet as well, but after reading some reviews online, I was convinced that the technology isn't quite where it needs to be for it to be truly helpful.... we'll see, I may change my mind on that.

u/draggingalake · 2 pointsr/milwaukee

You could just get the Nest Dropcams? It's $10 a month for the first camera, $5 for each additional camera. I have one pointed at my front door and one at my back door. You can access them anywhere as long as your house doesn't lose power or internet. They record up to 10 days of footage.

u/4GettableOne · 2 pointsr/homedefense

I'm pretty irked with Swann as my only a few year old system they stopped supporting Android after version 4.0. It also requires an ancient version of IE, very low security settings, and compatibility mode.

I'm using these cameras with great success:
I personally have replaced it with IP cameras and Xprotect Go (free for 8 cameras). And haven't looked back....

u/niloc132 · 2 pointsr/ZoneMinder

New to this game, but what do we call reasonably priced? At 3mp and $120, versus 4mp at $75 (and supporting ONVIF, which I understand ZoneMinder to be able to handle?) from, what should I be evaluating?

u/0110010001100010 · 2 pointsr/homesecurity

$1000 is probably workable though may still be a little tight. Here is just a random build I tossed together off the top of my head - dollars rounded:

6x ($300)

1x ($100)

1x (or similar ~$250)

1x ($75)

1x ($60)

That puts you right around $800 which leaves some space for cable and such. You could go cheaper on the PC, I picked that to give you some additional wiggle room if you wanted to add more cameras. Just get something with 8GB of RAM (or more) and a good Intel CPU.

u/R0tt3nB4ndit · 2 pointsr/homesecurity
                    My own **PERSONAL** recommendations<br />

My Camera being used outside---

Recommended Systems---


Low budget OK all in one:

Midrange budget Decent all in one with some limitations:

Recommended Good Cost Minded Cameras---

Budget “Indoor” PTZ Dome Camera (with MIC+SOUND) 2MP ~$98.60 (black also available)

Top End “Indoor” PTZ Dome Camera (with MIC+SOUND) 4MP ~$199.99 (black also available)

“Indoor” PTZ Dome Camera [some limitations - Chinese] (with MIC+SOUND) 4MP ~$111.56

Budget Indoor/Outdoor PTZ Dome Camera (no audio?) 2MP ~$188.00

Top End Indoor/Outdoor PTZ Dome Camera (SOUND Only) 4MP ~$249.99

Budget &amp; Top End Indoor/Outdoor Fixed Dome Camera (SOUND Only) 4MP ~$73.99

Budget Indoor/Outdoor Fixed Bullet Camera (no audio?) 4MP ~$74.99 (wireless option available for $25 more)

Top End Indoor/Outdoor Fixed Bullet Camera (no audio?) 5MP ~$129.00

Indoor/Outdoor Fixed Bullet Cam Coming soon (with MIC+SOUND) 4MP ~?


PTZ = Camera moves/adjusts with a motor and remotely,
Fixed = Camera must be moved/adjusted manually,
MIC = Talk to bystanders,
SOUND = Hear bystanders,
Budget = Decent camera, great price,
Top End = Great camera, reasonably priced but more than budget

u/dageekywon · 2 pointsr/geek;amp;qid=1468434745&amp;amp;sr=8-3&amp;amp;keywords=wireless+camera

I don't have it saving pure video though. I have it taking a snapshot every 10 seconds.

I pull the data off the card once a month or so and keep it for a bit, then delete it.

When the incident happened, I pulled it right then and was able to burn the stills to a CD for the deputy that responded in about 5 minutes.

I have others on the house too but they are all static. This is the only one I have that pans around. I just have a setting on it that points it at the door. The others are static ones, made by Dlink, and they don't even make them anymore. I've had them for years.

I don't think its weatherproof, but I have it mounted well under an eve-it won't get wet there beyond more humidity.

Considering the light (then lack of it, the idiot decided about halfway through the break in to unscrew the porch light) the pictures came out pretty well.

I have since went to harbor freight and bought a solar security light. It stays dim till it detects motion, then goes bright. its way up high like the camera, and if you go to disable it, you're going to be facing the camera directly. But if someone decides to disable the porch light again, they will still be lit up.

I put up a much better security door, and have the other two doors in the backyard (behind a fence) getting changed out to the better one today. If someone decides to try again, its going to be a lot more difficult for them. The deputy thinks it was random, and I'm beginning to agree. I have everything well lit outside but the house is usually dark unless I'm up. I used to keep a vehicle outside when I had 3, but I since have sold it and the other two are in the garage. I'm guessing they cased it before I sold the vehicle. Seeing it gone, they figured I wasn't home.

u/Keibler · 2 pointsr/puppy101

We bought this a couple of months ago and absolutely love it:

u/cynomys09 · 2 pointsr/Parenting

We got a webcam rather than a 'baby monitor'. It works from anywhere on both iPhone and Android and it gets regular security patches. We got a cheap audio-only monitor for when we were around the house. When we heard baby start fussing we could pull up the app to see what was happening.

u/mcez322 · 2 pointsr/videosurveillance


Everything you’re looking for.

u/Mark7A · 2 pointsr/homesecurity

You don't specify what or where you are trying to monitor (indoor, outdoor, in the rain, available power). But there are plenty of cameras that do what you do ask for.

If the camera follows the ONVIF standard, it can be captured by one of many IPCamera Apps that can pick up the stream. If you are in the Androidverse, I recommend this. I am sure there are similar Apple products. I have this app running on my Nvidia Shield, and if I'm watching the boobtoob, a couple button presses, and all 8 of my cameras are displayed on my TV.

Here are a few ONVIF cameras (just as an example).

u/SavourTheFlavour · 2 pointsr/woodworking

My wife and I went the IP camera route. It's basically a security cam that hooks up to your wifi and you can access it through an app on your phone. The image quality is much better. Amazon link

u/hojo_the_donkey · 2 pointsr/3Dprinting

Unfortunately I can't give you a specific product, but what might work for you is an IP camera. Do a quick search on Amazon and see if that's what you're looking for. Something like this seems to have most of the features you mentioned.

u/scenerio · 2 pointsr/homedefense
u/wigenite · 2 pointsr/homeautomation

I bought a house in March and had the intention of going all in on HA, but so far it hasn't exactly panned out. budgeting for a few good products as i go.

BUT, Here is what i started with so far. I've settled with silo'ed stuff so far. This is what i've done, others will probably have stronger recommendations though.

  1. a good wifi router.;amp;redirect=true&amp;amp;ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage
  2. Power meter;amp;redirect=true&amp;amp;ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage
  3. thermostat;amp;redirect=true&amp;amp;ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage
  4. 4x wifi cameras;amp;redirect=true&amp;amp;ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage
  5. entertainment;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1452667821&amp;amp;sr=1-1&amp;amp;keywords=str+dn1050

    Yes, that's 5 separate apps on my own Note 4

    Next on the list is a zwave hub and garage door controller.

u/Bombingofdresden · 2 pointsr/Dashcam

Amcrest ProHD 1080P WiFi Wireless IP Security Camera - 1080P (1920TVL), IP2M-841 (Black)

I bought this a few weeks ago and it is absolutely great.

u/Oendaril · 2 pointsr/homeautomation

I'd suggest going for the 1080p ones, which are on sale for only 10 dollars more here with code "4S9MPCX8". Got an email from them yesterday about it.

u/dobberkins · 2 pointsr/IFParents

If it's visual that you're looking for we went with a home security camera instead of one of the baby video monitors as it was way cheaper and I could just have an app on my phone to view it. We mounted it on the wall and I was able to see into both of their cribs when we had them both in the same room.

u/allenthird · 2 pointsr/IOT

Thanks for responding!

I linked the to Yi camera in the original post as an example, if you didn't see it here is a link. It's a camera that connects to WiFi using a QR code, and you can view it from your phone. Backs up into the cloud when it records footage.

When I say everything that goes into the IoT product, I'm talking about technical aspects and nothing involving lawyers/sales/marketing.

I have read a couple Instructables and Adafruit articles that show how to do this sort of thing on a Raspberry Pi, but that seems a bit different since it's essentially a computer, right? Also, they typically jump into 'hacking' instead of explaining components, how software works with hardware, etc.

Again, thanks for response.

u/thanksbruv · 2 pointsr/homeautomation

I have these Yi Ant Cameras they are cheap and good quality. You can put a custom firmware on them which will shut off the Yi proprietary app, and will open up a RTSP web server. Then you can set up Home Assistant which lets you view cameras and will let you automate things when you come home.

I know these things require a bit of tinkering around but it's definitely worth it for the outcome. If you want some help setting up Home Assistant, reach out to the subreddit they're all really helpful people

u/burtbeckwith · 2 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

I agree with ShaggysGTI that a Raspberry Pi is a good option because you can also use it for a lot more than just photos, but I've also been using a Yi Home
camera (currently $40 but they occasionally have a sale for ~$35) and it works well. The only problem I had was late in flower when the plant got very tall and it wasn't possible to see much because of the fixed focus.

u/j-mt · 2 pointsr/nashville

What neighborhood/part of town are you in?

I had a solicitor come by my place not too long ago trying to sell AT&amp;T. I'm fairly certain she was legit as she didn't make any suspicious comments. I don't recall her wearing anything AT&amp;T branded, however.

If you don't have any sort of security system, I can't recommend these Yi Home Cameras ($30 on Amazon) enough. Easy to set-up and controllable with a free app. They'll even alert you when they pick-up movement. Consider picking one (or more) up. You'll also need a microSD card to store video.

u/midnightblade · 2 pointsr/homedefense

If she's a roommate couldn't she just have gone in the house to see if you were home?

Anyways, given your requirements most anything would work but you'll probably want some sort of cloud recording.

The yi ant cameras are cheap and will suit your needs. I generally wouldn't recommend them since there are some security and privacy concerns but with your budget you'd be able to get, well almost get, 3.

Yi is a pretty well regarded brand so I would trust them a little more than the one you linked. If you want pan and tilt they have a version for $40 as well.

u/IAmPandaRock · 2 pointsr/Dogtraining

We just got this reasonably priced (under $40) camera to watch our pup when we're not home (so we can compare her behavior pre and post new rescue). It seems like you can only watch from your phone, but it serves its purpose and has a good range of view. Also, we only got the 720p version b/c it's not like I'm trying to make out the details of an intruder's face, rather I'm just trying to see where my dog spends her time and what she does while we're away.;amp;psc=1

u/flapjackboy · 2 pointsr/AskUK

Here's one on Amazon.

u/mcracer · 2 pointsr/homelab

I've had great success running cheap-o $40 SV3C cameras and BlueIris in a windows VM. BlueIris wasn't free or open source, but it was the best I found when I was experimenting.

I have 4 cameras and the VM usually sits at 30-40% CPU doing all the work.

u/OldIT · 2 pointsr/homelab
u/Deerfrog · 2 pointsr/sanantonio

Take a look at nestcam if you have a power outlet at the location and wifi reach. It will be your cheapest option. Super easy to set up, just plug in and connect to wifi. Can store 10-30 days worth of video in the cloud, depending on your subscription, and has a portal you could give members access to. I use it at my work and it does the job. We have several set up.;amp;qid=1473898810&amp;amp;sr=8-1&amp;amp;keywords=nest+camera+outdoor

If no wifi is available, it is going to be $$.

u/KD2JAG · 2 pointsr/legaladvice

I'd also like to recommend the new "smart" camera systems that are getting very popular. Many of them have the same constant monitoring, cloud backups and they can even notify you on your phone if they detect motion in a certain area.

Many of these have night vision and audio pickup. Some, like the doorbell even have two-way communication so you can talk to someone at your door. you'd get notified on your phone when someone rings the doorbell.;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1493922214&amp;amp;sr=1-4&amp;amp;keywords=nest+camera;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1493922243&amp;amp;sr=1-1&amp;amp;keywords=ring+home+doorbell+pro;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1493922286&amp;amp;sr=1-1&amp;amp;keywords=arlo+camera

u/GrillYum · 2 pointsr/homedefense

Pretty well any camera system has motion detection. This cam is $25 but dont rely on it as an alarm. I keep the audio and video on at night on my phone to watch my baby.

Guns are nice for living in the country. Whether you're into them or not, shotguns can be purchased for relatively low cost and are a bit more comforting than baseball bats when things go bump in the night.

Also, move that couch and install a couple secure deadbolt locks.

As to whether or not I think someone could be breaking in, my philosophy is that it's better to be safe than sorry. It could be that your neighbor is paranoid. It is equally as likely that someone is testing doorknobs in your area to see which house is unlocked and easy to rob. Either way, police response times in county lands are never great.

Stay safe!

u/FruitLoupsGaroux · 2 pointsr/leopardgeckos

Of course! I went through a few, but this is the one from my post (and the best one I've bought so far):

u/Speechy_Boi · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My family has been buffing up our security too. Someone stole some packages and stuff off the front lawn and the creepy thing is you can't see them from the street so that means they were snooping around. My city can be found on like two lists of the top 20 most dangerous cities in America so we've been working on security.

For personal defense we have like 4 small bottles of pepper spray. I carry one with me at all times and my mom always has one too. They can be pretty cheap, usually around like $5-$10. Some places also sell stun guns and stuff for around $30. Make sure these are legal where you live before buying. I like these because they're cheap, effective (so I've heard. I haven't had to use them thankfully), and non lethal.

For home security we bought some cheap cameras for about $25. I think they have two way audio and night vision. They're not weather resistant and are meant for indoor stuff so you can have one indoors. We have ours on the window sill on the inside looking out towards the front yard and one looking towards the backyard. They can detect movement and send a notification to your phone when they do. They have pretty good picture quality too. I like em. All you need is wifi and the app and you can see the camera's live stream from anywhere. If you put an SD card into the camera you can record video or something. The user manual will have more info if you get them. They can't rotate but have like a fisheye/wide lense thing so they cover a lot.

I also have the Neighbors app by Ring. I don't have one of those ring doorbells but the app let's me know what's going on around the neighborhood and any nearby crimes the neighbors report.

Sorry that happened though. Sounds really scary. Hopefully that won't happen again and I Hope some of this helps.


u/dnew · 2 pointsr/technology

I know several people who have recommended this one, but I haven't bought one myself yet:

Apparently, you hook it up to your wifi and it uploads to your own personal Amazon bucket. Which would seem to be the ideal combination of properties.


Oh, on second look, it looks like it's uploading to *their* buckets, and they just don't charge you for it. Maybe I'll get one just to see if it can be configured to use my buckets instead.

u/superdupersecret42 · 2 pointsr/wyzecam

It appears to have returned, with Wyze/Amazon as the seller.

u/feudalle · 2 pointsr/freemasonry

The wifi has me somewhat concerned. But you can try out a pretty cheap option. Wyze are ok cameras and have motion detection and night vision, they are like $25.



To make it outdoor safe you need a hood for around $12.



Next question is do you have an external power outlet to power the camera? This setup would work and do the basics for around $50. There are plenty of full systems out there but it sounds like it might be over kill. If you run into anything problems feel free to ping me.

u/bwill1200 · 2 pointsr/wyzecam

Amazon: (25.99 shipped Prime).

Wyze: ($25.00 shipped via slower boat).

Yes, Wyze is announcing something tomorrow (note countdown on site above&lt; so HD is likely blowing out the old ones.

The above prices have been in place since forever. SDCards are cheap everywhere.

Not saying this is a bad price, just not exciting.

u/Free_my_spirit · 2 pointsr/BeardedDragons

I got one from amazon

Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera with Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, Person Detection, Works with Alexa &amp; the Google Assistant

u/wobwobwob42 · 2 pointsr/boston

This will be the best $25 you have ever spent


Free two weeks DVR


Motion detection

Sound detection

night vision

magnetic base

Two way audio

Its a amazing camera and hundreds cheaper than anything else I've found.

u/cyclonesworld · 2 pointsr/Atlanta

That really sucks, sorry to hear that. I can't really tell you a thing about jewelry, but I would recommend getting a few cameras if you're worried about it happening again.

I know a few people who have Wyze cameras, and they swear by them. They're pretty cheap, and the quality is good.

The peace of mind will be worth it. I went with the Blink system for exterior of our house, and I like being able to check in on the place when we're traveling to make sure weird shit ain't happening/homeless drunk people aren't stealing bags of rocks off our porch again (that really happened...). Quite a bit more than the Wyze cameras but they're semi-permanent since we're going to be here awhile, and they're weatherproof.

u/arkieguy · 2 pointsr/homeautomation

I have SmartThings and Google WiFi and it works great.

As to cameras, I've read some great reviews on the Wyze Cam but haven't actually set up any cameras yet.

u/FewThingsMatter · 2 pointsr/puppy101

I'd return that and get a Wyze. Super simple setup, cheap, great mobile app, and perfect for monitoring doggo.

u/pimpin624 · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

Just did all the research on this. Get a Wyze camera. You can get the standard model for like 25 bucks but we sprung for the fancy one than pans and rotated for $37. Connects to your phone via WiFi and has sound plus all the other fancy features of the high end monitors! You can even view while your at work or where ever!

We actually ended up just buying a used kindle fire off craigslist for like 30 bucks just so we had a stand alone monitor that we could have always on so our phones wouldn’t get drained!

Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera with Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, Works with Alexa

Wyze Cam Pan 1080p Pan/Tilt/Zoom Wi-Fi Indoor Smart Home Camera with Night Vision and 2-Way Audio, Works with Alexa

Our little girl isn’t here yet but we have been using it every day so far to spy on our doggie:)

u/gabbylupin03 · 2 pointsr/CrestedGecko

Wyze cam from Amazon. My fiance and I went to a new local store and he picked it up for me. 😁 Works great and not a hefty price tag.

Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera with Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, Works with Alexa

u/Supreme_Primate · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I just did a bit of research on Wyze cameras and it seems that they are sending data to China. Also reports that they record even when turned off. Might want to take a look.

u/lykaon78 · 2 pointsr/OSU

You can get a pretty inexpensive camera that triggers and records on motion.

Something like this:

Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera with Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, Works with Alexa

You might google the make and model of the keypad on your door to find the manual online. Since you know the code you may be able to change the code yourself and that manual will tel your how.

u/BrBybee · 2 pointsr/homeautomation

Real Time Stream Protocol (RTSP) is a standardized protocol for streaming audio/video from cameras (among other things).

Basically it makes it so that I can connect several different brands of (RTSP) cameras to one central server that records them all and sends notifications to my phone when it detects movements.

My favorite at the moment is the Wyze cameras. They just recently added RTSP support and are only $26 each:

Get a weatherproof mount if you are wanting to mount them outside:

u/odd84 · 2 pointsr/glowforge

No. An easy way to make time lapses of your Glowforge is to pick up a Wyze camera. They're only $25 and come with a mounting plate you can stick on a wall above the Glowforge and aim it down at the machine. It can stream live or record to an SD card and then you can make your time lapse from the recording.

u/lepurplegiraffe · 2 pointsr/guineapigs

I found this one with 2 way audio so you can talk to them!

Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera with Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, Works with Alexa

u/heckkeys_xyz · 2 pointsr/3Dprinting

my guess is longer than 2 days, assuming it was printed as one piece

edit: also, use this camera if you plan on going out of the house while printing, so you can check up on it

u/travelsaur · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

Very helpful so far for us. We moved our LO to her room and crib when she was 4 months old (so you still have time... especially with Black Friday coming up). The monitor gives us the ability to check in on her without going into her room.

We have a Wyze 2.0 for the video part and bought Vtech sound monitors. We chose this combo as a cheaper alternative to the video/sound baby monitors. The cameras can be used for other things after the baby grows up. It continuously records too... so it could be used for security purposes.

Typically, we wait to hear a sound and turn the camera on to see what's up. We tried just using the wyze camera sound, but you have to leave it running continuously on your phone and sometimes it stops. So the vtech monitors work best in combo with it.

u/princesspapercut · 2 pointsr/Epilepsy

I bought a camera off Amazon (brand is Wyze) for about $35. It's amazing! You can set it up with your mobile phone to view a live stream, and can play back prior recordings.

It is powered via USB, much like a mobile phone. There is a slot for a micro SD card. I recommend buying one with the camera.

Link: Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless...

u/FriedChickenDinners · 2 pointsr/androidapps

Have you looked into Wyze Cam? It's ~$26 and has sound detection. The picture quality is really good and the app works relatively well. The alerts have a 5-minute cooldown, but if you have a memory card in the unit you can still access the recording through the app.

u/smoxy · 2 pointsr/montreal

Wyze, excellent rapport prix/qualité. c'est la camera utilisé dans ce poste. J'en ai 3;qid=1573756377&amp;sr=8-3

u/pifapuff · 2 pointsr/londonontario

I guess that's when you go into detective stakeout mode with takeout in the car.

Could be, if they were there before 6 I'd not see them. I knew super early risers were sociopaths.

The one I got is here. Surprisingly advanced for the cost, and really kind of cute.

Safety first I suppose.

u/TheRealBigLou · 2 pointsr/homeautomation

Honestly? I combine a Wyze Cam with an outdoor mount in the soffit above the door (much better angle than a doorbell provides) and an Aeotec Z-wave doorbell.

The total investment is $107 with zero subscription fees.

u/chippies · 2 pointsr/regina

I've got a Wyze Cam in my kitchen that I'm quite pleased with, and it was only $40 on Amazon. I just ordered a second one to put in an outdoor housing in my back yard, it should be arriving today. I was reading r/WyzeCam and a lot of folks were reporting that their cameras were working fine outside during that brutal cold-snap. I figure for $40, it's worth a shot. I've spent more money on dumber things. The key take-aways I've read are that you have to put the camera in an outdoor housing (also on Amazon) and not to have the camera fully-exposed to the elements. It's best to stash the unit under the soffit of a house or some other protected area.

u/sabalon · 2 pointsr/frogpants

Somewhere on Facebook someone asked and said it was wyze cam

u/FN-guy · 2 pointsr/homesecurity

I'm using these in some applications.

I'm using one in an outdoor application though it's well protected in a proprietary case and under an eve. It's been up for a few months and so far, so good.

These cameras meet all the specs you listed with the exception of a dedicated outdoor. As I mentioned they can be adapted with a little ingenuity.

u/beer-me-that- · 2 pointsr/Dogtraining

I have a camera (Wyze Cam) that lets me watch, hear, and speak to my dog while I'm not there from a phone app. I mostly just watch him but occasionally I'll say something. He doesn't get it at all. He'll look around for the source of the noise but then usually just goes immediately back to whatever he was doing. It still puts me at ease to be able to say something to him if I need to, even if it ends up being futile.

Mostly my boyfriend and I use the voice function on the camera to spook each other from other rooms, so it serves other useful purposes.

u/ml2networx · 2 pointsr/wyzecam

I’m in the UK, used and paid $37 or £30. Works perfectly.;amp;ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title

u/kcirenim · 2 pointsr/predaddit

My brother uses foscam cameras with an app called tiny cam. He has several cameras in play areas and bedrooms. He bought me a wyze pan camera and I set it up tonight. It's very responsive with its own app and tiny cam app. He wanted me to try it because it's only $37. Our first baby arrives beginning of October.

I know this may not be exactly what you need, but the ability to access your cameras at work these apps and camera will do it with the monitoring and motion/sound alerts. I don't know if owlet works remotely (the sock monitor)

Wyze Cam Pan 1080p Pan/Tilt/Zoom Wi-Fi Indoor Smart Home Camera with Night Vision and 2-Way Audio, Works with Alexa

u/BallsMonkey2 · 2 pointsr/homeassistant

There are multiple sources online - you'll have to put some work into it, but that's how you pay $30 for a camera instead of $300.

This is the camera I use:

That's a rebranded Xiaomi camera, but that way you don't have to wait for it to ship from China.

The integration is through Zoneminder, so it doesn't need direct support in HA.

u/Adzam1 · 2 pointsr/wyzecam

See if this works. $19.99 shipped and selling as “new”.. Seller is “iMart!”;amp;condition=all

u/flipzone · 2 pointsr/amazoncanadadeals
u/TronCat1277 · 2 pointsr/homeautomation
u/FirtyThive · 2 pointsr/homesecurity


Thank you, my friend, I will consider it. It becomes quite expensive when you add the Alexa too, I currently have Android mobile devices and a Mac, so would need this too.


I don't know if it's also worth mentioning that something more discreet would be good. So if someone breaks in, they don't know that it's there.


Again, this is very appreciated.

u/AwesomeBossMan · 2 pointsr/homeowners

New outdoor blink camera was just released today, double the battery life and talk back. Out may 22nd.

u/givemepilates · 2 pointsr/dogs
u/paranoidbillionaire · 2 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

The only Wyze on Amazon I could find was for $48.

Their website has it for $20.

u/SpectreFire · 2 pointsr/vancouver

Just get a set of Wyze products:;amp;qid=1562576349&amp;amp;s=gateway&amp;amp;sr=8-5

They have sensors and smart detectors now too, so you can have everything set up for far cheaper than any per month bundle.

u/SufficientYear · 2 pointsr/googlehome

I second that recommendation. All together you're looking at less than $50 for the first motion sensor, which also includes a camera and two contact sensors. Then it's only about $10 a sensor after that, with shipping.

Everything you need for $43

u/leviOsa934 · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

Haven’t tried this myself, but I’ve gotten suggestions to use a regular security camera. Baby monitors are just more expensive.

u/Mightbehittingonyou · 1 pointr/homeautomation

I have no experience with any other cameras (nor home automation). I bought one of these about 4 months ago - YI Home Cam and it's pretty awesome. It senses motion and sends an alert to my phone, then plays back a 6 second clip. It can also track motion. You can also aim/rotate the camera with the app. It also has really good night vision. Besides watching my front door, I sometimes set it up on my deck at night so I can check out the raccoons, possums and wild cats that visited my deck during the night.

u/pinkjello · 1 pointr/homesecurity

Like this one. Only $40.

YI Dome Camera Pan/Tilt/Zoom Wireless IP Security Surveillance System 720p HD Night Vision (US Edition)

u/ekaceerf · 1 pointr/Parenting

I don't know your situation. But you can buy something like this.

Then if you have it set an old smart phone to never turn the screen off. Then keep it plugged in with the camera app open. If not use your own phone to check it as needed.

I'm sure Amazon Canada or some other store has something similar

u/JennyFromTheBlock79 · 1 pointr/homeautomation

No I. Should have clarified I'm using stuff like this

The apps the camera links with its supposed to have alerts pop up on the phone but it doesn't.

I would think it's an app issue but when multiple apps do the same it makes me think maybe not

u/return2ozma · 1 pointr/aww

I have the same brand of camera, this is the one I have:

u/rottie_Boston_daddy · 1 pointr/dogs

For the money this camera is really great. You can pan and tilt the camera and the night vision works really well. The app for the camera support iOS, Mac OS, Windows and Android.;amp;qid=1521572782&amp;amp;sr=8-3&amp;amp;keywords=yi+home+camera

u/michaebr · 1 pointr/homelab

I use Ubiquity cameras and an old PC as the DVR ubiquity gives you the software for free on their website.
they are all POE;amp;qid=1509974059&amp;amp;sr=8-1&amp;amp;keywords=ubiquiti+uvc

u/IntellingetUsername · 1 pointr/dogs

I have ALL parts of my property under video surveillance. I think all pet owners should. You never know when some twisted individual will go out of their way to take "revenge" on your beloved pet.

I started doing this since I found a few suspicious pieces of cheese on my side of the property near the fence. Luckily my dog is extremely shy and won't accept food from people she doesn't know well.

It's easy to setup even if you're not tech savvy.

You need one of these:;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1494653840&amp;amp;sr=1-1&amp;amp;keywords=unifi+nvr

And one or more of these:;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1494653840&amp;amp;sr=1-2&amp;amp;keywords=unifi+nvr

The cameras are fully weatherproof (I've got mine mounted under sidings, on poles and on trees outside my property) and they've been working well for 2+ years.

Don't take the risk - protect yourself.

You'll find that people's demeanour changes once they find out they're being watched as well.

u/devianteng · 1 pointr/homelab

I use UniFi cameras. Got a couple UVC-Micro's, and recently bought 2 of the new UVC-G3's that I haven't gotten around to using yet. I really like the software.

The Micro's are wireless, so no need for PoE.
UVC-G3 only works with 24V Passive PoE (injector included), but the UVC-G3-DOMEalso supports 802.3af PoE (or 24V Passive). Not sure why the UVC-G3 can't do 802.3af, but either way, injectors are included or you can get one of the 24/48 port switches that support PoE, or their Switch 8. If you're only looking at 1-3 cameras, I'd just use the injectors and keep them close to your switch (i.e., in your rack or whatever you have).

No idea what the IR range is with the UVC-G3, but they do have a range extender (UVC-G3-LED) that is rated for up to 82ft. Ring is kinda pricy, IMO. Most of my Micro's are indoors, but I do have one on the porch that does pretty decent at night, but will soon be replaced with a UVC-G3.

Overall I'm happy with them. I have several Ubiquiti products, and never really had any showstopper issues with any of them.

u/automate_the_things · 1 pointr/homedefense

6 of these will cost less and perform (and look) much much better. As for the NVR, Unifi cameras can run with their NVR software installed on basically anything. If you've got a TB or two free on your desktop, that'll work. Have an old Core2 system you can toss a 1-2TB HDD in? That'll work too.

More pixels does NOT mean better picture.

u/_maph_ · 1 pointr/Ubiquiti

I literally just bought one to eval/test: this one. But it came with a traditional wall-wart PoE injector, no inline converter.

u/rymn · 1 pointr/homedefense

I used these cheap cameras outside

SV3C Security Camera, 1080P POE(Power Over Ethernet) IP Camera Outdoor, Home Security Surveillance Camera, 20Meter Night Vision, IP66 Waterproof, Stabler Connection Compared with Wifi Cameras

They do have a couple "phone home" scripts. I've outlined them in my review of the cameras. Ok me and Ill send you a direct link to the review. They're outside in Alaska, wind sometimes blows 60mph, freezing rain, snow. They work great. Using blue Iris

u/Myriamor · 1 pointr/legaladvice

Depending how large your property is, some of these may not be the cheapest, but I will suggest them anyway. I've gone with suggessting IP cameras because they are cost effective in comparison to film counterparts and are usually pretty easy to set up.

This first is a bit more expensive, and I imagine more so in Canada, but I've heard good things about it.

If you want to buy some decent and cheap ones to set up, Amazon had recently started recommending these .

As with all purchases, take your time, do your research and see what fits the needs of you and your family most.

u/SNsilver · 1 pointr/funny

I have heard good things about this, also you will need to buy a PoE switch if you didn't know that already. Make sure you buy good gelled cat5e so you don't find yourself rerunning Ethernet here in a few years

u/MelissaClick · 1 pointr/videos

Better enough than this to justify 2x the price?

u/difner · 1 pointr/homelab

These are the cameras I have. I only have 2 of these right now. Blueiris is running as a VM on a HP DL380 G6 under proxmox. I have a UniFi 24 Port 250W POE Switch but wasent sure if it would be able to power that many cameras and 2 unifi pro AP's;amp;qid=1504823216&amp;amp;sr=8-1&amp;amp;keywords=poe+camera

u/hewasajumperboy · 1 pointr/Portland

It's a generic Chinese ip camera. I wouldn't recommend it unless you're computer savvy but it works surprisingly well if you can work around the caveats.

u/JKMSDE · 1 pointr/homesecurity

I have used three of these outside with no issue for over a year. I am impressed with the nighttime recording and the day time recordings are just as good. I used iSpy which is free to use or for $5 a month you can subscribe and watch your cameras on your phone or any web browser

u/Sirelewop14 · 1 pointr/homelab

I used these two cameras in a recent install I did at home;amp;psc=1;amp;psc=1

personally, I think the Zosi performs better and is more reliable, but I have the other one mounted outside so that may be a factor.

They are super cheap and made in china, but I VLAN'd them off and used firewall rules to block all traffic unless it is going to my camera server on the same VLAN.

Video and build quality are not bad. No Wifi, only LAN with POE power.
I can provide pics/screen shots if you want.

u/camaro2ss · 1 pointr/vegas

Super easy to install and use, and their cloud recording is the best on the market.

u/SlipperyWhenWetttt · 1 pointr/linuxquestions

Spectrum TV aside.. the ONE thing that I haven't found in the Linux community is a DECENT camera software.

My brother installed a NEST camera... holy shit.. this thing is amazing. But you have to have the iphone/apple app... to watch the video.

I'm still searching for decent applications like this one... but I hear you... "keep on trucking."

u/dilworth_ylvis · 1 pointr/Charlotte

No worries! Those are outdoor Nest cams, not the newest 4k version though.

I think this one (I hate the new editing, but to the left of the parentheses is a link)

u/EdmundFitzgerald29 · 1 pointr/Nest

Amazon just discounted the Nest Cam Outdoor to $135. I think Nest themselves is doing it at $149:;amp;psc=1

u/WorkPlayDrive · 1 pointr/Challenger

I'm a bit paranoid so I have my car on watch 24x7. For street parking you can get a dash cam with Buffered parking mode, after testing a few I have determined the Blackvue DR900s is pretty awesome feature wise and also mounts cleanly in the challenger. It has time lapse parking mode with buffered event recording (rolls back a few seconds and records in real time) when motion or shock is detected.


I have a nest outdoor camera on my parking spot with their 10 day storage package. It's got person identification so I get notified when a person walks in the zone I mapped out around my car. T


Both will catch footage of the act in progress, which is good enough for me at this time. I don't generally park where the car can be damaged, but if it becomes a need an alarm with shock and proximity sensors would be my next step.

u/Dd7990 · 1 pointr/bettafish

Could aim it at the tank and watch over your fish buddy whenever you want to see what he’s up to lol 😝 ...

Here’s a cheap one:

u/SecurityDork · 1 pointr/security

I have a bunch of Nest cameras but they are too expensive plus you have to pay a fee for back up recording. For the price I recommend this;qid=1566607235&amp;s=gateway&amp;sr=8-3

u/SushiRoe · 1 pointr/nfl

Okay, back from my break. Here's the links.

Panning camera

Static camera

It seems like the static one is currently out of stock. If paying for shipping is out of the question, check your local Home Depot since they stock them. Target sells them online, but not sure about their shipping policy.

u/HermosaLuna · 1 pointr/ender3
u/Sithun · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

I found the camera on amazon and thought that I'd share some great engrish with you lot! (OP found the same camera for a lot less money so don't buy it from my link)

u/SHarks_blade · 1 pointr/cats

Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera with Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, Person Detection, Works with Alexa &amp; the Google Assistant

I have this camera, it works great!

u/DougS2K · 1 pointr/wyzecam

For just the camera, link here. For the Sense kit which comes with a camera, link here. Note you can select whatever package you want at either link.

Also, my Wyze cam came direct from Canada but the Wyze Sense kit came direct from Illinois (According to the tracking number) so it took an extra couple days.

u/CowboyCat_ · 1 pointr/My3DPrintingCorner

It is! Here it is.

u/ifornia · 1 pointr/toddlers

Wyzecam. ~$25, and works great. No subscription required, but you have to add a microSD card for continuous recording. I have the v2, there is also a model that can pan around.


u/idkwhatorhow · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

I asked a similar question on Reddit. One of my very first posts.

Check out the Wyze cameras. They’re about $26 on amazon. Plug them in and they connect to WiFi. The app will hold 14 days of clips at max intervals... but You can add SD card to the camera and record everything until I starts recording over itself.
For a $26 camera, I couldn’t be happier.
There’s a little housing you can get so it’s more weather resistant outside outside. One of my cameras has been sticking out above my garage door for over a year of summer and snow and rain and it’s still doing good as day 1.

Would also work decently well attached at front door, in my opinion.

Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera with Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, Person Detection, Works with Alexa &amp; the Google Assistant

u/godis1coolguy · 1 pointr/iamatotalpieceofshit

Wyze cams are super cheap and a pretty solid piece of hardware/software for the $20 price tag. While not as fully flushed out as a full security system, the price can’t be beat and you can upload recordings to the cloud on motion, and record continuously to an sd card.

$20 on their site, you’d pay shipping though. It’s a better deal if you are buying in bulk since the shipping isn’t linear.

$25 on Amazon;amp;keywords=wyze+cam&amp;amp;qid=1564253301&amp;amp;s=gateway&amp;amp;sprefix=Wyze%2Caps%2C181&amp;amp;sr=8-3

u/Username20182018 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

This is the one I’m using not sure if it’s the same as OPs but I think it is

u/ignade82 · 1 pointr/homeautomation

Like this Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera with Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, White

u/Scarab138 · 1 pointr/leopardgeckos

Wyze Cam v2 1080p HD Wireless Smart Home Camera with Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, Free Cloud, for iOS and Android (US Version)

u/anonyME42 · 1 pointr/RBI

Do you have a "peep hole" in your door (where you can look through the door to see who is on the other side)? If so, there are cameras that will fit in that hole. For example:

Unfortunately, this particular camera requires a separate recorder.

I have a few of the Wyze cameras ( and have one pointing through a window. Motion-sensing works fine during the day, but at night the IR reflects off the glass and makes it almost impossible to see outside. If you have Wifi, something like this would solve the problem during the day. If you are willing to risk the camera you could mount it outside using the magnetic base with double-sided tape that they include with the camera. You could probably run the usb power cable through the window or door. Even if someone does steal the camera, the video clip of the crime is saved to the cloud, and you are out "only" $26.

I know this isn't exactly what you are looking for, but it might still work.

u/buddleslollies · 1 pointr/Advice

Get a security camera.
Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera.

u/Crewger · 1 pointr/wyzecam

I've just placed an order for the Spot on (us site) and its shipping today. For some weird reason despite the seller for the Pan being Wyze/Amazon it states it won't ship to the UK! I even tried to buy from alternative sources on Amazon instead of direct but sadly same result, just won't ship to the UK (maybe weight?).


I'll update here when the Spot arrives in a week.


Spot link that will deliver to the UK -


Pan link that WON'T deliver to the UK -

u/Youarethebigbang · 1 pointr/SecurityCamera

Were you referring to one of them in particular?

Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera

Wyze Cam Pan 1080p Pan/Tilt/Zoom Wi-Fi Indoor Smart Home Camera

&lt;Its USB powered so 5 watts its what your little solar setup needs to be able to support 24x7.

Is it a micro usb? I don't know much about electronics or how to put a solar kit together but found a pre packed one for blink x2
and wondered if it would work since it appears the type of USB is the key, according to random dude who was 3rd answer to question "Is this solar panel compatible with wyze devices ?"

A: No, different connections

A: only Blink

A: Blink uses a micro USB, as does Wyze. It should work.

u/oatseatinggoats · 1 pointr/halifax

I use Wyze camera, gets the job done for what you need. You can get ones that pan as well, though I just keep mine up high in the corner of the room the animals are likely to be in. Their app is pretty good, send notifications when they move or make noise, and a separate notification for a smoke alarm.

As for viruses and hacking, I don't really know if there is anything you can really do for a camera that hooks up to your internet. That's the risk you take for being able to seeing your animals at home I suppose.

u/InfamousInc · 1 pointr/Vive

Oh wow, yeah you are way more talented than myself. That all sounds awesome!

I know this defeats the purpose of being creative and problem solving, but I have a lot of cams that I got on Amazon (I got them all for free to review them) that I use to keep an eye on my house when I'm away. They have apps so I can check them from anywhere that I have a signal, and most let me speak through them via my phone if I need to communicate.

If it's an immediate need, you could pick up a few cameras, like this one for less than $30USD that would work great for making sure things are alright :)

I'm unsure about the solar panels being too much for the drone...most are not meant to have much (if any) sort of payload, so it would probably throw off the calibration. If you're flying it inside I don't imagine it's too large, either so it may be a challenge to mount panels and leave the drone functional still

u/ClamLock · 1 pointr/ballpython

Here are the ones I got. They have a better model that’s about $10 more.

u/GoldenScones · 1 pointr/Aquariums

Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera with Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, Works with Alexa

u/Zach0354 · 1 pointr/homedefense

Thanks mah duders and dudets problem solved I think Im going with this one:;qid=1557433742&amp;s=gateway&amp;sr=8-3

all recommendations are still welcome though

u/ttis_time · 1 pointr/homeautomation

I bought a wyze cam and flashed the boot-loader and use firmware that is vendor independent. I know that it works well when checking it and playing with settings from a browser but don't know how well it integrates into different automation systems yet.

I can say it hasn't tried to phone home anywhere in the last 30 days, my gateway has not sent any information from it to the internet or back.

u/Cheesetoast9 · 1 pointr/Dashcam

Buy one of these. My mom bought one for a security camera and she liked it so much that she bought a second one. It records to an SD card, you can set it up somewhere dry and hidden in your parking lot and power it off a USB battery pack. It records to an SD card. It's very small ( 2.2 x 2 x 2 inches) and has a magnetic mount included

u/SwissyVictory · 1 pointr/bestoflegaladvice

I got some Wyze security cameras on Amazon for about $20 each. Check them anytime from your phone, and if it detects any motion it sends a 5 second clip to you. No subscription fees. Also has 2 way audio so I can yell at the cats in the rare chance I catch them scratching the couch.

Also got one of those automatic feeders to supplement the person feeding my cats. If they don't come and feed them their wet food they still get the rest of their food.

u/jillbowaggins · 1 pointr/Advice

Like this one?

That's one of the ones that I looked at, but a lot of the complaints were about it sending data to outside servers... kinda wigs me out.

u/ryeknows · 1 pointr/UCONN

Not sure how invested you are, but the Wyze camera would do the job

Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera with Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, Person Detection, Works with Alexa &amp; the Google Assistant

u/ErinDinSchenectady · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

We use a Wyze Cam along with a cheap audio monitor. The wyze app never lags out on me and the audio monitor is great for consistent sound so I can know if he’s crying and then check the video to look at him. Much cheaper than the baby-specific video cameras but works just as well.

Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera with Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, Person Detection, Works with Alexa &amp; the Google Assistant

VTech DM111 Audio Baby Monitor with up to 1,000 ft of Range, 5-Level Sound Indicator, Digitized Transmission &amp; Belt Clip

u/quteblue · 1 pointr/googlehome
u/Casey_jones291422 · 1 pointr/wyzecam

Just as an FYI I was able to order one of the V1 models from amazon canada, last month. it was ~$37 with taxes and shipping from this link

It's not active right now but hopefully they start selling again once V2 is out.

u/birdie_numnum_ · 1 pointr/videosurveillance

I see two possible issues, temperature and signal strength. I would give the Wyze Cam a try, its a disposable Wi-Fi Camera, very popular though and it is very good for the price ($25), get an SD card for recording and you can see the clips from your phone, they also offer cloud storage for recordings if I'm not mistaken. I checked and it says it works on temps as low as 0 Degrees Celsius so as long as its a cooler and not a freezer it should work just fine, I don't how strong that public Wi-Fi signal is going to be inside that cooler.

u/monkey525 · 1 pointr/techsupport

I don't think you understand how gaining access to a network works so I wont explain the security part of it any further.

You can't get the IP if one isn't assigned to it. In order to assign an IP to it you need to use the application. If the application is no longer working because, I assume, Motorola no longer support the service (so it no longer exists) then you can't do much about it without hacking the actual camera. There is a way to do this I'm sure if you look it up but I promise it wont even be worth it. If you are willing to learn to do something like that (which for someone that may have very little knowledge on these things will be a lot to learn) I would suggest purchasing something like this;qid=1554411290&amp;s=gateway&amp;sr=8-3

It's really not worth to hack it and try to get it to work. I don't even know if anyone has written software that will work with it if it is hacked and honestly it's not worth looking into.


u/SaladFingerzzz · 1 pointr/videosurveillance

Not very discreet, however you can place it somewhere less conspicuous than on top of your door... price is right though.;amp;qid=1527702300&amp;amp;sr=8-3&amp;amp;keywords=WyzeCam+1080p+HD

u/iSnipeCattle · 1 pointr/videosurveillance

Hello - I am looking for a similar product. However, some of the amazon reviews have scared me away.;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1526423778&amp;amp;sr=1-2&amp;amp;keywords=wyze

People are reporting data from their camera is being sent to China, Germany, and other countries.

Is there any reason a security camera should do this?

u/accountnumber3 · 1 pointr/wyzecam

And this is the right version?

u/JMJimmy · 1 pointr/askTO

As long as the notice complies with Wrona v. TCHC it's valid and it's your choice what is more important - being there or being at work.

What I normally recommend is you pick up a camera so you can monitor from your cell phone. They range in price but even the cheap ones have a cell phone app

u/Mrhungwell · 1 pointr/amazonecho

Can get wyze camera for 40 they work great for this. Spy on my 2 dogs all day long.

Wyze Cam Pan 1080p Pan/Tilt/Zoom Wi-Fi Indoor Smart Home Camera with Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, Person Detection, Works with Alexa &amp; the Google Assistant

u/AyoKaboom · 1 pointr/Wyze

Still up when I searched for it.

Wyze Cam Pan 1080p Pan/Tilt/Zoom Wi-Fi Indoor Smart Home Camera with Night Vision and 2-Way Audio, Works with Alexa

u/Saft888 · 1 pointr/homesecurity

This model is a little more expensive and you get PTZ(Pan, Tilt and Zoom)

Wyze Cam Pan 1080p Pan/Tilt/Zoom Wi-Fi Indoor Smart Home Camera with Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, Person Detection, Works with Alexa &amp; the Google Assistant

It’s less then $40.

u/iFonePhag · 1 pointr/guns

First pick up one of these Wyze Cam Pans. They work great and actively turn to watch motion.

Wyze Cam Pan 1080p Pan/Tilt/Zoom Wi-Fi Indoor Smart Home Camera with Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, Person Detection, Works with Alexa &amp; the Google Assistant

Then you can also get one of these to hide it and mount it outside.

Wyze Cam Pan Protective Case with Wall Mount Bracket, Weather Proof Adjustable for Indoor and Outdoor Anti-Sun Glare and UV Protection Very Easy to Install (Black)

At least you'll have a notification when motion is detected at your front door.

Next thing, get an alarm system so if they break in it informs the cops who are right down the road.

u/synaesthesisx · 1 pointr/LetsNotMeet

Buy a cheap WiFi camera that can sense motion. Problem solved

u/zeta_cartel_CFO · 1 pointr/wyzecam

no worries. I ordered the 2-pack. Plus, couple of the Pan versions for $20 each.;amp;psc=1

Edit: Let's see if the $20 pan version ships. Lot of people over on slickdeals are claiming its a scam.

u/LegendaryBitca · 1 pointr/dogs

We bought this for my daughter to watch her dogs and she loves it:;psc=1

u/Monkeyarms96 · 1 pointr/googlehome

They have these too Wyze Cam V2 1080P Indoor Smart Home Camera with Wyze Sense Starter Kit
Probably not what you're looking for but I'm happy with ours.

u/idealnessmouse · 1 pointr/wyzecam

I do wish they would put the sensor kit up on amazon... they only have the V2+sensor kit combo as far as I can tell.


u/Splash_II · 1 pointr/wyzecam

If you're willing to buy another camera, tbh you can never have too many of them, you can buy a starter kit that comes with a motion sensor

u/OSUTechie · 1 pointr/DIY

A few questions.

a.) Are the steps outside or inside?
b.) Are you wanting to record and keep record?
c.) What type of network do you have? Wired or wireless?
d.) What kind of quality are you looking for?
e.) Budget??

For the most basic setup you will one two cameras, and a dvr of some sort. This dvr can be a computer or a dvr unit depending on the camera.

I use these bad boys for all my computer labs. They are great, PTZ ability and free recording software. I repurposed an old Dell Optiplex 755 computer slapped in a 2nd 2TB HDD for storage and Bob's your uncle. But they are a little expensive ($500 a piece).

I have also used Foscams on a few consulting jobs when money was slightly tight. AGain, has some free software for recording.

u/Ios7 · 1 pointr/jailbreak

Get an ip camera like this one, then you can watch your cats all day.

u/AxsDeny · 1 pointr/homesecurity

Foscam IP cams can do this. I have this one and it does FTP and email.

I've had it for just over 4 years and have had no problems with it. I'm sure there are newer versions with better resolution and features.

u/danekan · 1 pointr/sysadmin

Last year I was at MacMall and they had IP cameras on clearance for $60 so I bought one. It was branded generic but looks exactly like the same model Foscam, and this was confirmed when I was able to flash the camera with the latest Foscam firmware.

(;amp;camp=0 is the equivalent Foscam model, now that price and sometimes even cheaper).

I wasn't expecting too much, but now I'm looking to buy 4-10 more when budget allows. They make outdoor models too.

They have built-in motion detection, and you can configure them to trigger an upload upon detection (e-mail with pictures, ftp them, or it can request http -- or you can use ALL of these options). All I did for a simple setup to start was create a blank gmail account and have it e-mail upon motion detection to that blank gmail account. It's marvelous and frankly for $50 money well spent. The only caveat I'd offer is 'in saved format' it's e-mailing me each frame of the video as opposed to an actual video file. This is model-dependent, too, they have different models that do either MJPEG or H.264. If I'm truly going through video history though it's a lot quicker to look at 100 thumbnail files and see there's a person there than scroll through a minute or 5 minutes of video. The camera also has IR so it has night vision.

They do have an iPhone app but I do not use it. I also have a MiCasa Vera that integrates various home automation items together... there are Foscam "apps" for it so you can control it all via the MiCasa interface (and via this interface, it's MiCasa's security and doesn't rely on port forwarding to access). The real bread and butter I'm hoping to embark upon is using the http alert from the motion on the camera as the equivalent of an infrared motion sensor. I'm not sure why everyone isn't on this same bandwagon given these cameras are now as cheap or even cheaper than a networked (z-wave etc) infrared motion sensor. Since you can configure the camera to alert an http address upon motion detection, the mi casa has listeners that will allow virtual devices to be activated on/off, thus the Foscam tells MiCasa that the sensor was tripped and from there any number of other events can occur, including turning on the lights in the area or even the entire house, capturing the camera for xyz period, sounding an alarm, whatever you wanted.

I'm rehabbing said house so I haven't had time to fully get that working but in theory the pieces are all there just waiting to be put together.

I wasn't sure of this "Foscam" I've never heard of but after browsing their support forums, they have a very active following. Someone also wrote a PowerShell script that will detect motion on this camera by downloading the images and comparing frame by frame, and then actually send commands to the camera to follow the motion so that it's 'tracking' whatever motion in real time. The sky is the limit!

u/merrell056 · 1 pointr/Jeep

Foscam FI89xx series has done a great job for me. It is wireless/wired, infared, decent quality and has a ton of options.

One of my favorite things is it's motion sensor ability. When it detects movement it can record video to an SD card an/or email you still images at a set interval. I highly recommend it.

u/knotquiteawake · 1 pointr/daddit

I ordered this one. It works great. There is software you can download to see it from your iphone or Android Phone. The daylight colors are off, but the night vision is black and white so its fine. Its a life saver, we can see if our 15 month old is just crying in his sleep or actually up and trying to climb out of his crib!;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1369837825&amp;amp;sr=1-2&amp;amp;keywords=foscam

u/madrogp · 1 pointr/homesecurity

Im using this;amp;qid=1484603192&amp;amp;sr=8-2&amp;amp;keywords=linksys+camera

Can remote to it, very cheap. I have mine set up to email me clips so no need for remote storage. It can do eathernet or wireless

u/twowordz · 1 pointr/raspberry_pi

There are a lot of wifi security cameras that do that out of the box without any software and cost less than a pi + camera and the rest necessary to make this work.
Here's an example.

u/LD_in_MT · 1 pointr/security

The only way you can "hide" your IP address is tunneling your traffic through another IP address, on another server somewhere. aka, a VPN or a proxy of some sort. This adds extra hops or "internet distance" and almost always makes things slower, to some extent.

You can get a wireless camera like this for about $35, but you get what you pay for. You probably have to put the camera outside the window to work right. I've had an indoor D-link camera outside, under a covered porch, for over a year with no problems. Rain can't directly hit it.;amp;qid=1511381889&amp;amp;sr=8-3&amp;amp;keywords=d+link+wireless+camera

u/apexian · 1 pointr/homedefense

Lots of choices out there. This product is popular and well reviewed:

u/Efflux · 1 pointr/gadgets

I have this camera. It does exactly what you need it to do. It has audio and video and you can check it remotely on any computer or via an android/iphone app.

The microphone is pretty mediocre but it should work for your purposes. It's relatively easy to set up as well.

Also, if you trust your employees to run the store, I'm sure they'll be fine.

u/SheaRVA · 1 pointr/Parenting

What systems did you look at?

Wife and I found this guy:;amp;colid=39MQKJ1OP0291&amp;amp;coliid=I2Y43LCOXHRDJ3&amp;amp;psc=1

Now, the downside here is it has to be plugged into an outlet, there's no battery capability, but that also means it won't die on you.

It's wifi-enabled, so no need to hardwire it into the router.

It doesn't rotate without you having to physically re-adjust it, but it does zoom and the video quality appears to be good, even at night.

Capable of working with up to 4 cameras at once.

It uses motion detection, but the fancier versions do have both motion and sound detection if you needed that. The app will alert you when it picks something up, instead of having to be open all the time.

It stores to individual SD cards in each camera and you can review the recordings remotely (via your phone) without having to remove the cards.

u/Moarbrains · 1 pointr/homestead

D-link makes some pretty snazzy wifi cameras

But a good dog is better.

u/ThatBlondeRedhead · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

We purchased a D-Link security camera that runs off our wireless. It was less than $100 and has sound, night vision, and zoom. You can use an iphone or ipad as the monitor or use the dlink website. Super easy to set up, and my SO really enjoys sneaking peeks of the baby while he's at work!

EDIT: Here is the camera we bought

u/Freezerburn · 1 pointr/nova

This might be a case of "Breach of Quiet Enjoyment" also yeah get evidence of him doing it with a camera. This should be enough, I'd think.;amp;qid=1427123768&amp;amp;sr=8-1&amp;amp;keywords=home+security+camera

u/fupluver · 1 pointr/homeautomation

About a year ago I posted on Raspberry Pi projects how to on one I made. I used a Raspberry Pi. Here it is:

I solved your problem in my own application 3 different ways (I love redundancy, I love redundancy) that are completely different than the way you are looking to solve it. So I'm not going to answer your question, I'm going to answer mine and hope it applies to you.

My solution is on a Pi0W with a relay that shorts the switch on a hacked garage remote to open the door. This is also a single button trigger and I believe similar to your application. I heavily modified this solution to create a webpage that allow me to press a button on the screen to trigger the button.

Solution #1 I have a webcam set up in my garage pointing at the garage door. This in itself is a full solution because I can always just look at the feed to monitor the door. But that's not enough for me. The model camera I use:;amp;psc=1 It has a url which publishes a snapshot of what the camera sees. This url can be embedded in the "button web page" to publish an image of the garage on the same page as the button &lt;img src="url" /&gt;. 1-stop convenience. To turn the snapshot into meta-video I refresh the page every 3 seconds &lt;meta http-equiv="refresh" content="3"&gt;. Essentially allowing me to press the button and watch the progress of the door. All in one place.

Solution #2: I picked up one of these:;amp;psc=1 and again heavily modified this guide: To determine whether the door is open or closed. I run the script at boot in a terminal window and a bonus effect is I can effectively log the door status.

I incorporated this into my webpage by using this:;amp;t=58267

I added this code to the "open" condition to email me if the door is open:

My modifications basically pulled all this information together into my "button web site" Action, view, and response on the door. Basically they were cut and paste and mostly done in HTML.

Finally not sure how new you are to this but there are other factors to get this all to work: OpenVPN - to hide everything behind my firewall and expose none of it to the internet. I vpn in and it's all as if I'm on my home network. no-ip - dynamic dns so I can resolve my vpn to a name rather than an IP which periodically changes.

u/cheech_sp · 1 pointr/CCW

Do you have a covered porch where you could mount a camera?

Foscam FI8910W $65

Foscam FI9821W 720p $98

u/cover20 · 1 pointr/TheRedPill

&gt; For a home surveillance system you can use these:

Isn't that kinda big? I'd want something where they didn't know I was recording.

u/phead · 1 pointr/synology

There is some evidence of problems with the higher def foscam and synology, have a look in the camera section of the synology forums for more. For what you are doing do you need a higher resolution? Some thing like this;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1411495484&amp;amp;sr=1-2&amp;amp;keywords=Foscam

Might well do the trick. I have a foscam copy of similar resolution, it works fine.

u/Gnardar · 1 pointr/Parenting

This is what we use. Have two cameras and it works with a wide variety of apps. I will say this requires a tiny bit of tech savvy to setup especially for external access but it works great for us. I have walked people through setup before so if you have questions feel free to pm me.

Android: I like tinycam. Works great for us and solid dev.;amp;hl=en

IOS: I like foscam Pro. Again solid app and we have not had issues. Foscam Pro: Multi IP Camera Viewer by Synaptic Edge LLC

Camera we use: Foscam FI8910W Pan &amp; Tilt IP/Network Camera with Two-Way Audio and Night Vision (Black)

Edit: links

u/let_him_live31 · 1 pointr/homedefense

Motion Sensors


I dont know about glass break detectors or open window sensors, I just placed the motion sensor in direct line of the only window entry points to my house. I then hooked up the motion sensor base to a raspberry pi and arduino that will text and email me a picture from the camera as soon as the motion sensor is tripped.

u/cuteintern · 1 pointr/cars

You can get cheap-ish PTZ webcams, which you'd be able to take with you when you left.

u/elbirth · 1 pointr/IWantToLearn

Buying one of those DVR kits will be your cheapest option if you want that many cameras and don't mind running cables, but to give you another idea, I use 2 of the generic WiFi cameras like this in my personal setup. You can find them on sale for $60-$65 somewhat often and the night vision works pretty decently. It's just not HD quality, which I'd like to upgrade to later.

What I do is have the cameras positioned where I want that's close to a power outlet, and they connect to the network over wireless. Then on my computer, I run software that pulls in the feed of both cameras and records it. I have it running on a Mac, and use EvoCam, which is pretty nice for recording multiple cameras. Only downside is with the generic cameras, I can't get the audio feeds. Over the local network the footage is fine, although you'll notice some lag if viewing it over the Internet

Edit: I haven't done it, but most of those cameras have jumpers on them that allow you to hook up various alarm modules like you're looking for. It's more of a DIY thing to figure out though, but the least techy way to do it would be to have the camera point where there's usually no movement, and enable the motion sensor option to email you when it detects motion

u/lagunagreen · 1 pointr/homesecurity

Does anyone have experience with this camera from Foscam?

u/_Relyter_ · 1 pointr/videos

Yeah, this is a Foscam IP camera. I have one, and it's not bad. Pretty handy in fact, because you can access it anywhere, as long as you have data connections.

Amazon Link

u/THE_Aft_io9_Giz · 1 pointr/homedefense

I'm using a foscam ~$60.00

One of these types of cameras work pretty well, and can be viewed &amp; controlled through both a computer and your phone. They can also send motion &amp; sound detect pic uploads to your email (6 at a time). You can also setup continuous record through a computer at home on our network to an external hard drive in replace of a dvr.

u/TILRickRoll · 1 pointr/AskTechnology

Foscam -;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1412982564&amp;amp;sr=1-2&amp;amp;keywords=foscam

Android App;amp;hl=en

iPhone App

Make sure to change default password for Foscam
Configure a static IP of your foscam
Use and configure your Foscam with the dyndns address
Open a port on your router. ex port 9321 and redirect it to the IP address of your Foscam port 80.

u/KentDixson · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

I bought a somewhat cheap IP cam thst I can control. It's nice to be able to pan and tilt. This one

u/waspocracy · 1 pointr/Showerthoughts

That's fuck up. I bought a motion detection camera for $60 and it captures pretty clear pictures even at night. Uploads photos to my server and e-mails me too.

Edit: Here it is

u/anakmoon · 1 pointr/AskTechnology

I think the issue might be cctv/wifi. On wifi it wont be a closed circuit as far as i know. I was recently looking at this camera myself and it would be closest to what you're looking for. You can always get a large plastic dome to cover it for added protection if the weather is that harsh.

u/miguelandre · 1 pointr/videos

People above really like the iCam software for ease of use and the FOSCAM cameras supposedly work well with that.;amp;qid=1375971576&amp;amp;sr=8-1&amp;amp;keywords=FOSCAM

u/azonicstix · 1 pointr/pics

That camera will be almost useless, get a decent IP Cam with good IR. Something like this -;amp;qid=1375214187&amp;amp;sr=8-1&amp;amp;keywords=wireless+IP+camera

There are a few free DVR programs out there for recording footage, as well as apps that you can use to access the camera from your android or i-device.

EDIT: Not being a jerk, but I paid about $600 for my setup and when my son's wheelchair was stolen from our van the footage was almost useless.

u/YouSoCrazy · 1 pointr/homedefense

I havent used them, yet, but on Amazon it has 4 1/2 stars with 882 reviews... You can read through those and get a decent idea of what you would be getting;amp;qid=1348682639&amp;amp;sr=8-1&amp;amp;keywords=fi8910w

u/telophase-on-toast · 1 pointr/whatsthisbird

It's just one of these Foscams. We originally bought it because one of the cats had issues with the litterbox and we weren't sure which one it was. Once we identified him, we just moved the camera to the windowsill overlooking the feeder. It's set to take a quick burst of 6 photos when it senses motion and then emails them to us. We don't bother with most of the features on it.

u/mysql101 · 1 pointr/gadgets

I have 2 of them too. There is a new version out:;amp;tag=product03c-20

I just ordered them in a 2 pack (saves $20 over individual). They claim it helps with the weird colors and deals with overly bright situations. But the description says it's a mechanical filter, so I don't know if that means more moving parts to break or not...

u/Ngenator · 1 pointr/IdBuyThat

You can see some of them here the dome one is sold separately. The one that comes with it is this one

I only bought them cause they were on sale for like $40 each somewhere so I don't really use them, but the mount doesn't seem to be bad, it's sturdy when you tighten it down and can be adjusted to several positions.

u/SierraNevada_ · 1 pointr/homedefense

Get a Foscam. it records to the sd card, so you don't need a stand alone computer or dvr.

Also, get a driveway motion detector so you know when they are coming.. now you can close the garage on them and also get video evidence.

But the real problem is the father that needs to have some respect and change his ways. But perhaps they are not stealing it when you think they are,.. you're kid could have left the bike out front. That's why it's good to have a record of motion activated events.

u/beansjawns · 1 pointr/philadelphia

Having a camera can be helpful in a lot of different situations. Foscam makes some good ones that feature HD recording, night vision, and ability to stream online when you're away. I have this one and am pretty happy with it. Just make sure you set it up somewhere that is slightly hidden but gets a good viewing angle. If you're pointing it outside, it should be easy.

u/DarthContinent · 1 pointr/computers

Some of the newer Foscam wireless IP cameras are good for this. I have several around the house, and there's also software called Blue Iris that lets you view multiple cameras simultaneously, take control of a specific one, etc. Read the reviews (and check out Foscam's support forum carefully, though; they've had quality control issues with some of their newly-released models in the past (one example, this problem I and others had with their FI9821 model.

u/skydivegayguy · 1 pointr/snakes

I use these cameras:;amp;psc=1

and blue iris software to set up the recordings and the remote viewing on my phone, it wasn't exactly a cheap set up but I can monitor my snakes from my phone, tablet or any PC as well as look back at the recordings when motion was detected

u/Coffeehedake · 1 pointr/videosurveillance

Try the Hikvision cameras on Amazon.

Hikvision DS-2CD2032-I Outdoor HD 3MP IP Bullet Security Camera 4mm

u/xpen25x · 1 pointr/tulsa

if anyone goes with any camera system. always go with at least 3 meg ip cam's. this way you can actually tell things more then a general description. if you have ever seen those crappy videos shown on tv or screen shots on the news. they are from crappy camera's. even 1080p isnt a very good picture when you zoom in.

i always suggest hikvision camera's.

you can see many youtube videos. these are not the us version but work and will save you a couple hundred a camera. you just need a POE switch and a computer you can use to store the video.

u/zehuti · 1 pointr/homedefense

I am doing research myself right now trying to figure out what will work best for a ~7 camera setup at my home. Here is what I have come across so far, hope it helps;

Most likely to buy;





Dahua 2

Also considering;


Foscam 2


u/hacksoncode · 1 pointr/gadgets

Honestly, it really depends on what you're trying to accomplish. A camera won't "protect you" from anything (unless it scares someone off, but a fake camera will do that just as well).

All it will do is give you evidence if something does happen...

If you get a cheap camera, you're not going to get anything that's really going to serve that purpose. All you'll get is blurry hard to see people with little resolution. If you want a camera that will be useful for actually identifying someone, while at the same time being wide-angle, you're going to need one that's at least full HD resolution.

And a good, outdoor, night-vision, bare full HD IP camera is going to cost you at least $150.

I like my HikVision cameras, but they're just bare cameras. If you want to record with them, you have to install a DVR or software that performs the same purpose, like Blue Iris.

u/ckasdf · 1 pointr/ZoneMinder

Thanks for the suggestions! The camera I'm using is a Hikvision DS-2CD2032-I is rated at 30fps (1920 × 1080). Right now, it's running ~25fps, though it looks choppier than that.

I'll play with the settings and see what I can accomplish. Thanks again!

u/rtechie1 · 1 pointr/PickAnAndroidForMe

You're better off just buying a purpose-built camera.

u/totessfwredditacct · 1 pointr/gadgets

You're gonna have a tough time finding battery operated cameras, outside of hunting stuff. I recently bought these, they're IR, motion activated, use an SD card, but need an outlet.;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1457883205&amp;amp;sr=1-1&amp;amp;keywords=foscam

u/lewie · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

I have a [Foscam] ( wifi camera. You can view video over the internet, and set it up to alert you (via email) if it detects motion. You can even rotate the camera from your phone over the internet to look around. You can set up when to record video, and where to store it (onboard sd card, or network storage. It's pretty neat, tons of features for the price.

u/rm1057 · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

If you're really concerned about it buy this:

Foscam FI9821PB Plug &amp; Play 720p Wireless/Wired Pan/Tilt IP Indoor Security Camera with Night Vision, Motion Detection Alerts, Two-Way Audio and Remot

Set it to alert on motion and put it at the top of the stairs. Boom, done.

u/Opaqued · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Get something like this:;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1451193151&amp;amp;sr=1-1&amp;amp;keywords=foscam

You can configure it to email you when motion is triggered at no additional cost. It requires power, wireless internet and an email account (Gmail works well). Add that email address to your phone, assign a ringtone when the email comes in.

The next day wherever you are - your phone goes off with a "ding" you see a picture of people on your porch and call the police to run them off.

Total cost: $70
No monthly fee (other than the wireless internet/electricity that you are already paying).

u/squirrellydw · 1 pointr/homeautomation

Anyone know if it includes this one Foscam FI9821PB Plug &amp; Play 720p;amp;psc=1

u/clairissabear · 1 pointr/JulyBumpers2017

Similar, we got a security camera too. We ended up spending (well it was a gift) about the same as a baby monitor but the picture is incredible.

u/hollygorightree · 1 pointr/dogs

I adopted my yellow lab at 6 weeks and have raised her on my own working an 8-5 job.

I am lucky enough to be able to come home at lunch for 30 minutes and run her, and she seems quite content.

My suggestion would be to run the dickens out of the pup in the morning, leave him or her with many toys that stimulate the puppies mind (or one might lead to chewing...), I even prepare frozen treats inside of a KONG ball that allows her to spend time getting the goodness, AND I also have a Nest (;amp;qid=1457039689&amp;amp;sr=8-1&amp;amp;keywords=nest+camera) That allows me to watch her while I'm at work and speak to her if need be.

My puppy, now 9 months does totally fine by herself for her 4 hour stretches.

Good luck and Congratulations on your new companion!!! :)

u/kathleenclassic · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

When I was pregnant with my son, we got a Nest Cam: Nest Cam Indoor security camera
He is almost 2 (expecting my second, 22 weeks currently) and we still use it all the time- nice because you can install the app on your phone or tablet or check on your computer. Sometimes I creep on him when I am out past bed time. It is great- we can zoom in and out, it has night mode, and even a speaker/mike option so you can talk through the camera- freaks him out when he is climbint out of his crib and he hears me talking to him without seeing me.

u/technicalpickles · 1 pointr/homeautomation

It's been pretty well posted about Nest Cameras being on sale for $149.99 at many places, down from $199.99. I had one in my cart on Amazon last night, and checked this morning and it had dropped down to $127.49.;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1480265282&amp;amp;sr=1-2&amp;amp;keywords=nest+camera

Guessing it was price matched somewhere, or it's an error.

Edit: Price is back to $149.99, so seems it was an error. I was able to get a unit at this price though.

u/lexpython · 1 pointr/audiophile

Get some cameras if you don't have them already. I recommend the Nest Cameras for ease of use/quality.

u/corcar86 · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Our Motorola video couldn't even handle being across the house (we have a one story ranch) so I found out this VTech audio only has some of the best reception through walls. You could do something like a nest camera as well instead

u/Kcwilcox · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

Totally agree!

I'm used to using Dropcam (we call it KittyCam) for when we were out of town (800 miles away) to check in on our kitties. For a baby monitor I think the Nest (~$170) is what we're going for - the wifi option is definitely a major must-have. Plus eventually can be used for security whereas a baby cam will have limited usage once no longer needed.

u/sslowswimmer · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

In addition to a baby monitor, I would suggest a security camera for the baby room. Anything from a Nest, or aFoscam...whichever you choose, make sure it's wired Ethernet (best connection), it's 720p or higher resolution, and change the default passwords (VERY important). Connect to your phone, and you're good to go :)

u/w00tiSecurity_weenie · 1 pointr/homedefense

I bought this

Reolink IP PoE Security Camera 4 Megapixels Super HD 2560x1440 Bullet Outdoor Indoor IR Night Vision Motion Detection RLC-410 (Fixed Bullet without SD

a month ago and I love it. You can buy the more pricey one that comes with an internal SD card. I have mine set up to email me when motion is detected when I'm not home and it stores all the videos captured on a simple FTP server I set up. It also comes with a decent program for the pc and an app. I think it's great quality with lots of features for the price.

u/Jupakazoid · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Thanks for the software suggestions. I think one of my clients actually uses iSpy now that I looked it up.

I'm considering this recording to my HTPC that I intend to put a 4TB HDD in sometime soon. I figure 1440p video is going to take up quite the amount of room so I'll probably end up using my old Dell poweredge I have sitting around for a storage server eventually.

I'd have no problem using all Unifi if their NVR had expandable storage outside of attaching a shitload of external hard drives. It's nice how easy their whole ecosystem is to set up, but not nice that you need to use basically all their products to make things work together. The ol' Apple walled garden approach.

u/thattalllawyer · 1 pointr/SecurityCamera

Might not be the most helpful response, but here goes.
It doesn't sound like a security camera is the best solution to this issue.

You say he's calling the police and fire department on her whenever he can. 1.) Stop giving him a reason to do that. 2.) A camera won't help with that.
You say he's giving her and her children bone-chilling looks. A camera might catch those, but there's nothing you can do about that.

She really should be focused on either having a dialogue with the neighbor to try and patch things up, or move away from him. If she's genuinely worried about the safety of herself or her children, she'll find a way to move. If it's not that big of a concern, then it sounds like a conversation might be enough.

Now that that's out of the way, try starting out here;amp;qid=1479254540&amp;amp;sr=8-1&amp;amp;keywords=reolink+rlc-410 and keep looking around on amazon for related products, etc. I can't speak to the quality of the camera, but it seems to have some nice features.

u/cdegallo · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

Get a better security camera--I've been using these reolinks and they illuminate and show things much farther than 10 feet away:;amp;psc=1

u/mirathi · 1 pointr/homedefense

Dell i7-4790 with 8GB Ram

Dedicated computer. The link shows an i5, but I received an i7.

BV-Tech POE switch

4 Reolink RLC-410's

BI is the full licensed version.

u/gdries · 1 pointr/homeassistant

I’m using one of these with Home Assistant using the “amcrest” component:

No cloud, no subscription and pretty cheap. The camera does need a weekly-or-so reboot to remain stable but that could just be this one, it’s 2 years old and didn’t need that before.

I also have a few UniFi G3 Flex cameras. The Amcrest seems to be the simpler solution and can record directly to SD card, no separate NVR needed.

u/daniel_ross · 1 pointr/homedefense

Hi marcginla,

I must admit cloud recording is not my area of expertise, mainly because I try and stay away from it due to privacy concerns, and the fact that you generally have to pay a monthly fee for storing recorded clips beyond a certain number of days.

Yes, a local NVR will allow direct remote access and/or cloud recording of videos.

There are basically two ways of going about remote access:

  • All cameras and an NVR connected via WiFi that you remotely access directly over the internet (port forwarding needs to be set up on your father's router, will need a dynamic DNS service to be set up as well) -

    Pros: No monthly charges. 24/7 recording possible. SD card slot allows motion detected captures (7 days easily possible).

    Cons: More difficult to set up. Also remote playback of recorded video is limited by the upload bandwidth of your father's broadband. If the NVR automatically reduces video quality to adjust, then this is not an issue.

  • All cameras directly connected to the internet via WiFi and recording to the cloud.

    Pros: Easiest to set up and use.

    Cons: Can cost you a few dollars per camera per month for 7 day recording. Live streaming possible but generally only motion detected recordings will be available.

    In your case, it does make sense to consider the cloud recording option. Can't comment on the specific cloud services you mentioned. However do consider the Amcrest 1080p ProHD camera which can upload to the Amcrest cloud service. Its $99 at the moment.

    Amcrest is a company started by the same people who started Foscam. It seems they have come up with better products than Foscam. I would recommend this over the Foscam 720p. You can read about the Amcrest cloud service and pricing plans here. By the way any cloud service that offers everything 100% free is a bit suspect in my opinion. What will be the reliability of a 100% free service is the question.

    Hope that helps. Maybe others who use cloud services will chime in.

u/hojdra · 1 pointr/homeautomation

Used an amcrest for a while. It’s a kitchen sink and works pretty well. I ditched it because personally I couldn’t stand the app and wanted something that would integrate with HomeKit. If you don’t care about either of these you’ll probably like it fine. This is the one I used: Amcrest IP2M-841 ProHD 1080P (1920TVL) Wireless WiFi IP Camera, Black

u/eyc · 1 pointr/videos

I'm concerned as to why an Amazon product with known fake/incentivized reviews basically scores a perfect on and a "D" on

Link to product

Link to ReviewMeta

Link to FakeSpot

u/mamas_horngry · 1 pointr/predaddit

This is the one we have. [Amcrest camera]

It's pricey, but I think it's totally worth it. Amcrest might make some lower end models too.

I plan to use it as a regular security cam when the little one is older, so we'll get more than a couple years of use out of it.

u/speakstruth · 1 pointr/Rabbits

I highly recommend the Amcrest one that I have. I'm not a huge fan of their UI but the refresh rate and video are excellent.

u/FuzzyMistborn · 1 pointr/homeassistant

I think the monitor I linked to can handle multiple cams pretty easily. But I only have one atm so haven't tested that. Might be worth checking out. But then again, IP cams like those from Amcrest/Foscam/Hikvision would probably be cheaper. is an example of what i'm talking about.

u/Kairus00 · 1 pointr/homeautomation

You could probably get any camera and connect it to Blue Iris and get an MJPEG stream, and PTZ control.

Should be able to do it with an Amcrest camera without any additional software. Check out this site - it lists the available streams for various camera models, and you can see which ones can do MJPEG. I think the IP2M-841 would do what you want. It's a pan/tilt camera and the site I linked above has the URL for that model to access an MJPEG stream.

u/xCDOGx · 1 pointr/homedefense

I didn't see it as saying open box. This was the listing.

I believe amcrest is going to make it right with a new device, cross shipped or 1 year extra cloud access.

u/saarlac · 1 pointr/aww

I've used these and they are pretty amazing for the price.

u/Scuncii · 1 pointr/SecurityCamera

I got this last christmas when it was on sale for 80$. Might be a bit pricey, but it is really nice.
Hook it up to Wifi or just ethernet it to your computer, and there's either a web address or a phone app you can use to look at and fully control a live view, or recent footage, if you stick an SD card in it to record to. Great night vision, two way mic/speaker, zoom, and motion detection, perfect for what you'd want it for.

u/sidgup · 1 pointr/homedefense

I have 5 of these Amcrest 1080P cameras and they have never failed me. The setup was quick and the iOS/Android app works very well and is snappy to load HD streams over 4G. I don't yet use the motion alert features, but you could pop in a SD card to record on motion (which can also be viewed remotely). I highly recommend them and for the price, hard to beat.

One of the cams is our dedicated baby monitor that gets used like ~3 hours each day if not more. We also use them for nanny cam purposes and the 2-way audio and PTZ capabilities come in handy often.

P.S: Forgot to mention, unlike Foscam where support was non-existent, Amcrest was quick to respond and are "more US based" than Foscam/other Chinese OEM knock offs.

u/Tippytom · 1 pointr/Pets

post to /r/homesecurity they have plenty of experience with IP cams. I have an Amcrest PTZ which I got from Amazon and it works fine

u/koriar · 1 pointr/shutupandtakemymoney

For all the people asking which camera they should get, after buying a bunch of different cameras for my house I'm probably the happiest with this one:;amp;psc=1

Great quality picture and sound, two way audio, works with my iSpy setup. I actually have it in my kitchen now because I can swivel it one way and watch my door and swivel it the other way and watch things on the stove cooking with a decent amount of detail. Plus with the two way sound I can talk to anyone else who might be cooking.

My only complaint is that to use it in Chrome you need to install their Chrome app, which looks no different from going to it over the IP except that it actually shows the video. I only go in there for configuration though as IP Cam Viewer Pro/Basic see the video fine and do PVZ fine.

u/sk9592 · 1 pointr/buildapc

I don't know how I feel about spying on grandma, but internet enabled security cameras seem like the way to go. They're just the easiest to remotely manage and setup:

u/icommentingifs · 1 pointr/dogs

I use a nanny cam. I'm not remotely sorry about it. And I'm not thrilled with my current walker who was a fast replacement for the awful company experience I had prior. Good help is hard to find! If it helps, I bought this camera and it works like a dream. I downloaded the program on my work computer and leave it open all day. It'll send me email blasts when it detects movement.

u/pyr_fan · 1 pointr/homelab

Sure. Outdoors I have used their 3MP dome camera (, indoors I have used their slightly cheaper rotating camera ( Note that the indoor model I chose doesn't run on POE, but you can run POE to it and then pick up a splitter that separates out the Ethernet and the power at the camera. It can go over WiFi...but I wouldn't recommend that.

I appreciate Amcrest's US tech support, and I've been running them for two years now without issue. They even go so far as to claim Blue Iris support. There's definitely other options, but they're a sound option.

I haven't tried their outdoor bullet cameras, but I'd assume they are solid as well.

u/adonnan · 1 pointr/homesecurity

This will notify you if it senses sound and or audio. It can also start recording when that occurs. Their iOS app is called babycam I think, but lots of apps are out there that will work.

Amcrest ProHD 1080P WiFi Wireless IP Security Camera - 1080P (1920TVL), IP2M-841W (White)

u/Eddirter · 1 pointr/homedefense

I'm also in Canada - the $100 price point is a little hard if you want hard wired, most of the budget cameras are Wifi only. If you can squeeze it up to $130 I would do an Armcrest or Foscam PTZ - they will give you the ability to pan and tilt and will do the other things you asked such as FTP upload offsite, email notifications on motion events, etc. The software is a little buggy but that's what you'll get for budget cameras in general.

u/lionalone · 1 pointr/wyzecam

I have two Amcrest IP2M-841 cameras which are my only reference for comparison. I bought one last year and another this year for $70/$60 respectively compared to $40 for the Wyze Cam Pan. I think video quality wise, they're better than the Wyze camera.

I'd say there are more software features/functionality but the software is horribly unpolished compared to the Wyze camera. Because the app is so bad, I end up using tinyCam Pro and tasker on a Fire tablet to assist in my issues with it, which is mainly late notifications, even though it's detecting motion on time/accurately. The Amcrest notifications give you the option to take you to the live view, the recorded video, or the screenshots when you receive a notification.

The recording length doesn't really bother me, it's the cool down period before motion can be detected again that does. I'm not entirely sure how it works on the Amcrest camera, but I believe it streams the recorded video from the camera which has a microSD card in it. It's not uploaded to any cloud server and there's no time limit placed on the amount of motion detection alerts you can receive. I was hoping the Wyze camera would be similar, I don't care about the cloud storage, I just want it to send me notifications the moment motion is detected without a limit.

u/15goudreau · 1 pointr/homeassistant

I'm not sure about motioneye but this camera + this hack might be suitable for HASS.

u/chinhchinh · 1 pointr/Parenting

look for foscam/amcrest when they are on sale.

if you just want a simple set up camera, I would suggest

YI camera 720p;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1462473235&amp;amp;sr=1-4&amp;amp;keywords=yi+camera

free basic cloud service, live streaming, small &amp; light-- you can mount with just 3m tape to any wall.
$50 w/o microsd

u/ArizonaLad · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

There are many ways to go. The question is, to what level does she want?

Level 1. Scare the bad guys from the apartment door:

sounds like a pissed off pit bull. Bad guys keep on walking.

Level 2: Interior cameras:

hidden camera records to SD card.

Visible cameras:

note: needs 2.4 ghtz router.

Camera direct to phone:

Level 3: Screaming alarm system:

Level 4 would be a wireless or wired alarm system, but I don't think that is practical in her situation.

u/rem87062597 · 1 pointr/RealEstate

The Yi Home is like $40 and it should be good enough for what you need.

u/dsinton · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

Yi home cameras on Amazon are pretty good. YI Home Camera Wireless IP Security Surveillance System (US Edition) White

u/Jo3M3tal · 1 pointr/rccars

Streaming to your phone? What would it be over, wifi? You can find a bunch of wifi capable cameras, but the latency is too poor to be useful to drive with

u/tintinz72 · 1 pointr/newzealand

Forget about an alarm they are useless as a deterrent and neighbours these days don't care or react to an alarm going off. You need to lock your doors and windows with deadbolts to make it harder to get through. These criminals will never crawl through broken glass window for fear of being cut they are opportunistic and smash windows or doors so they can reach in and unlock doors and windows. Have window and door deadbolts stops this. If you want to catch them in the act I recommend you invest in one of these;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1492728762&amp;amp;sr=1-1-spons&amp;amp;keywords=home+camera&amp;amp;psc=1 cheap and portable and easy to setup to record the little shit bags in action for prosecution. These cameras can be placed on window sills aimed out to driveway or place in front of entrance ways and will notify you in real time via email with capture footage. Since you are renting and landlord may not care about spending money on deadbolting all windows and door see if you can do it to your room its all about making it harder for them to get your stuff

u/andy2na · 1 pointr/homeautomation

If you want to go the budget route, get the yi home cameras. The 720p version is usually $30-40 each and the quality and motion detection is surprisingly really good. It does notifications of motion within a set time frame and records only when motion is detected. I integrate them into my smart home system with smartplugs to only turn on when everyone is away or when we arm for bedtime.

You can pay a monthly sub for 24/7 recording, but I just use a microSD. Unfortunately, they aren't POE, but wifi:;amp;qid=1502907543&amp;amp;sr=8-1-spons&amp;amp;keywords=yi+home&amp;amp;psc=1

If you want a more sophisticated system, a lot of people recommend the netgear Arlo system.

u/1upgamer · 1 pointr/videos

Looks like he's using a YI Camera based off the logo on the bottom left.

u/atmfixer · 1 pointr/videosurveillance;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1482099215&amp;amp;sr=1-3&amp;amp;keywords=yi+camera

Got 11 of those after BF for essentially free. I use them to watch my dogs during the day, they work great for the purpose.

I'm pretty sure they phone home to china though, and you have to use their app. (Their are hacked firmware's you can load)

u/diversionmary · 1 pointr/Android

I have these all over my house and they're great.

YI Home Camera Wireless IP Security Surveillance System (US Edition) White

u/bebopfan · 1 pointr/hardware

These Yi Home ones are my recommendation. Install the Fritz firmware hack to keep them from phoning home and they're pretty darn good.

Yi Fritz hack link

You can pick up 4 for under $150 and while they're only 720P, I'd say image quality is on par with the dropcam (which makes sense because its a clone)

u/metabug · 1 pointr/homedefense

720P, 1080P gen 1, 1080 gen 2.

The gen 2 is supposed to have better hardware, but the physical design has changed from Dropcam style where the camera is all in the black puck that can be separated from the white frame, so I don't like it as much.

They all use the same app in Android.

u/udonoogen · 1 pointr/Abode

i realize this is an old topic, but i just recently picked up some Yi Home indoor cameras and they are amazing value.

they're Dropcam/Nest cam clones. there is 7 seconds of cloud access and if you want to see more, you can stream it from the microSD card in the device. I have set it to record upon motion and there's a 32gb card in it that I heard can hold weeks of data. You could also have it record continuously however that would likely wear out the card faster. i am researching outdoor mounts but this is a great value over Arlo and anyone that doesn't want to overspend.

there was some concern about the chinese owning your 7 second clips or whatever. i am not so concerned about anyone knowing who visits my porch or backyard as long as i am aware, as well. it is the price of cloud computing.

other downsides are you are required to use their app vs. blueiris or your own app, however i understand there is 3rd party firmware out there that fixes this issue, if you want to flash that.

edit: Also ... a set of 4 Arlo cameras is currently $349 at Best Buy, if you're stuck on getting something that can work with Abode or your SmartThings;amp;

u/logicslayer · 1 pointr/xboxone

It's a YI Home Camera. I have it hanging above my door. There is an awning covering it from the rain. My main complaint is that wind will cause it to vibrate and result in motion false positives. It did survive Hurricane Irma, so I can't be mad. I have the USB cord going in between the door and the doorframe. I have a USB extension cable to make it reach an outlet. I have a backup camera too, just in case that one doesn't catch the action.

u/intirrational · 1 pointr/dogs

I got the YI Home Camera to monitor my dog's levels of separation anxiety and so far it's worked very well- has all the features you're looking for and just $35.

u/moduspwnens14 · 0 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

This looks pretty sweet. I have this one and while I do like it, the dropcam looks neat. I'm going to try it.

u/ElvenPath · 0 pointsr/homeassistant

I'd stay away from Xiaomi. Some of then can be hacked, some not. And I'm not sure about how much quality you can get from those that can be hacked. Just gave up one one of those ( Xiaomi Mijia 1080P - might be the same as your example) because you can only access it through their servers and replaced it with an Amcrest camera with RTSP/ ONVIF/FTP.

u/usatoday · -2 pointsr/IAmA

That's a tough one. Our top-recommended outdoor camera is the Nest Cam Outdoor, with the Netgear Arlo Pro as our best value (details: But as to where they're sending data, that was not part of our original rubric. (Taking notes on what we can do for the next update, though.)


We don't have any experience with Ubiquiti. It looks like the Ubiquiti Unifi UVC-G3 is not on sale today, but it has legit positive reviews. And if you're up for it, there's a tool called IoT Inspector that can track what your smart home devices are sending.

u/Mycd · -4 pointsr/Bend

Another great reason to have your property secured and monitored by door cam these days folks! This vid is hd criminal evidence and soon to be a future BPD training video.

For literally less than $30 you can have this same setup.