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Wifi Webcam Indoor Nightvision Surveillance Camera?

Can anyone recommend a camera or a set of wired or wireless cameras that I can connect to my PC and install inside of my house looking outside of the house?

The cameras are going to be indoors behind my windows, but I want to make sure that the LED lights are not seen from the outside.

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Clarification Request
How will these see?

All cameras need light so even night vision tend to have a tell tale IR glow to them.

Why is this PC oriented? 99 bucks gets you a DVR which uses less power than a PC and usually has more options. Amazon.com has so many options here that you suffer from an overdose of choices.

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DVR Software

Can I use motion detection and Software as complete as ISpy with a DVR?

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No.

Each motion detection varies with each system. From my encounters with so many DVRs I think they are good enough.

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DVR vs Webcams?

Why is a DVR camera better than a webcam?
Would these $99 cameras be good enough to identify a face 10-20 feet away.?
Can I change the names of the files or videos captured with a DVR?

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You'll have to test those products.

99$ does not tell you the quality or if the face was well captured. As to naming the files on the DVR I've only heard that request a few times. It's usually not an option and not required since when we pull the video out we can name it later for the police or others.

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dvr is not a camera

dvr is not a camera. it is a recorder. as far as a 99 buck camera, it can identify a face, depending on the model and light conditions

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In my experience,

the IR illuminators built-in to the camera will reflect from the window and that IR "light" will bounce back to the camera causing the camera to "see" nothing but a white blob when the IR illuminators are used when either glass, screen (or both) are between the camera and outside.

The security cameras I use (Swann, Flir, Ring) all have a ring of visible red LEDs when night vision is active. The only camera I have that has no visible red LEDs, but does have night vision, is a trail cam that uses a different wavelength IR emitter (Browning "Black Ops" trail cam) that is not network accessible (wifi or otherwise).

My neighbor says his Blink security cam can see through windows without reflecting back a white blob, but I have not seen it to verify. Since these are battery powered and feed a video cloud storage process, there is no need (or ability) for connectivity to a computer for local video storage of all the video all the time - only when motion detection triggers video to begin capture (then stop after a minute or so.

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cloudcam

I have a cloudcam that is looking out a window. there is very little reflection. Just cannot use the night vision.

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