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security cameras to internet ?

Old 07-16-2018, 03:08 PM
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Can I somehow , at my house , use security cameras with a computer and be able to view them in the internet from where ever I am?
What all would I need? Can the cameras somehow be wireless? Wifi?
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Old 07-16-2018, 03:16 PM
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Tons of them out there. Wireless with lithiums last forever. Search Amazon for Blink wifi cameras.
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Old 07-16-2018, 03:39 PM
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Ring has some tied to flood lights. Simplisafe feeds to the Internet. Then there all sorts of brands that do the same thing.
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Old 07-16-2018, 04:24 PM
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Just don't let people hack you, they will know when your out and what you have in the house.
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Old 07-16-2018, 04:34 PM
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Check out wyze cameras
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Old 07-16-2018, 04:49 PM
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Wyze is the cheapest free cloud recording. I use it on outside cameras but not inside. Apparently they are prone to hacking from china. Arlo is real easy to setup but way more expensive. I use those two because of the free cloud recording with no monthly fee.
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Old 07-17-2018, 06:10 AM
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I have wired cameras, that I used to watch, from Colorado, some punk break into our Cozumel house (recorded video). Ring doorbell I had set up as a motion detector in the house failed to detect him walking past it probably 30 times. Ring products are novelties and should never be associated with the word "security."
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Old 07-17-2018, 06:12 AM
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Originally Posted by YFMF View Post
Just don't let people hack you, they will know when your out and what you have in the house.
Yes it's doable and so is the hacking. You need access software that provides some level of security.
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Old 07-17-2018, 06:24 AM
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Many cameras now support being viewed through a cloud proxy account. Meaning, you do NOT need to open/forward ports on your router(firewall) to view them from your computer or smart phone while you're away. This keeps them much more secure. It's the old style cameras when you had to open up your firewall (port forwarding) to the DVR/NVR to view from the outside world...those were (are) susceptible to hacking.

I do commercial/business grade cameras as part of what I do for a living (IT consultant for SMBs)...too pricey for home users, but for home user products like Netgears Arlo, Google Nest, Amazon and Ring are decent systems that are affordable.
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