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Security cameras and hardware

Mar 23, 2020 10:26PM PDT

Best security cameras based on what I’m looking for below?

Looking for:
Encryptable cameras and secure
Wired or wireless to a hard drive on my network
Cloud server either created or one time fee for cloud (low cost options for long term security monitoring)
Cloud integrated with alerts of motion sent to phone.

Big thing would be to be more cost effective with a cloud or server. Paying $100-200 a year for cloud services may or may not be the best option depending on alternatives out there. Can I get my own server or cloud for a cheaper rate or one time cost?

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How secure is secure?
Mar 23, 2020 10:52PM PDT

For most of us, any of the DVR kits with cameras you find on Amazon are fine. Why are those not on your list?

As to the cloud, that would be unicorn hunting. For a company to keep the servers up there would be no free service or they will fold in time. It would be nice for this to be free but nope.

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Mar 24, 2020 6:35AM PDT

DVR sounds good. It is just a hard drive more or less. Do you have a recommendation for your proposed setup?

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No. Here's why.
Mar 24, 2020 9:08AM PDT

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