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CCTVHotDeals via eBay offers the Zmodo 4-Channel Security Camera System [ebay.com] for $79.99 with free shipping. That's $50 off. It includes four cameras and features 720p recording, app monitoring, and night visibility up to 66 feet.
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No hard drive so add additional $50-$100 depending on the storage you need
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No hard drive so add additional $50-$100 depending on the storage you need
Not n a big deal. Deal breaker here is the lack of ability to use other software and such for local setup.
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WARNING THIS IS ANOTHER Deceptive zmodo listing by cctvhotdeals on ebay!

The NVR and cameras are NOT PoE, and the NVR is not capable of recording more than 720p

I know it is tempting due to the price, but you can not trust zmodo / funlux.. they astroturf reviews, and have done so here on SDs also, as well as sending updates to firmware to lock down your system and force you to use their cloud service, which starts out free but switches to a pay per service later.

Recommend avoiding the bottom vendors in this space...
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I dont know about this specific model but I've actually had a fairly good experience with a similar zmodo system (4-ch 720p) that i got about two years ago. I havent been charged anything to use the cloud service, so if thats supposed to change to a paid service after some time I'm not sure when that's supposed to happen. If this specific model is not POE though its not worth it.
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FYI - if you are on a super tight budget and can not afford better kits, this is significantly better and a much better value for you.

https://slickdeals.net/f/11089351-2k-super-hd-4-channel-security-system-with-4-super-hd-2k-outdoor-cameras-130ft-night-vision-color-212-49
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WARNING THIS IS ANOTHER Deceptive zmodo listing by cctvhotdeals on ebay!

The NVR and cameras are NOT PoE, and the NVR is not capable of recording more than 720p

I know it is tempting due to the price, but you can not trust zmodo / funlux.. they astroturf reviews, and have done so here on SDs also, as well as sending updates to firmware to lock down your system and force you to use their cloud service, which starts out free but switches to a pay per service later.

Recommend avoiding the bottom vendors in this space...
It is PoE, actually it's SPoE which you are probably not familiar with.
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It is PoE, actually it's SPoE which you are probably not familiar with.
Hi Toolcrazy,

1) It is NOT PoE.
2) It is a deceptive and fraudulent practice to claim association with a standard like PoE when they do not meet standards.

I am familiar with sPoE - it is zmodo /funlux and other's way of deceiving you into thinking you're getting something better when you are NOT.

They do this in their ads left and right - and only when forced actually put "sPOE" in the title... if they can get away from it they will not include simplified or sPOE in the title or anywhere on the first page ... you sometimes only see the detail when you pull up the spec sheet.

Amazon is clearly forcing them to be a bit more up front - but it is still completely fraudulent and deceptive.
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Hi Toolcrazy,

1) It is NOT PoE.
2) It is a deceptive and fraudulent practice to claim association with a standard like PoE when they do not meet standards.

I am familiar with sPoE - it is zmodo /funlux and other's way of deceiving you into thinking you're getting something better when you are NOT.

They do this in their ads left and right - and only when forced actually put "sPOE" in the title... if they can get away from it they will not include simplified or sPOE in the title or anywhere on the first page ... you sometimes only see the detail when you pull up the spec sheet.

Amazon is clearly forcing them to be a bit more up front - but it is still completely fraudulent and deceptive.
relax buddy, it's still PoE because you're getting just that, power over ethernet. That's why I said you are not familiar with this. But no need to spread lies that it's not.

I have a Zmodo system with sPoE and yes it's still PoE because it transfers power over ethernet so no need for separate power cable and video cable, it just uses a smaller interface than ethernet on the camera end similar to USB C.

No need to freak out because you don't understand what sPoE is
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relax buddy, it's still PoE because you're getting just that, power over ethernet. That's why I said you are not familiar with this. But no need to spread lies that it's not.

I have a Zmodo system with sPoE and yes it's still PoE because it transfers power over ethernet so no need for separate power cable and video cable, it just uses a smaller interface than ethernet on the camera end similar to USB C.

No need to freak out because you don't understand what sPoE is
Hi Toolcrazy,

No you are incorrect, flat out incorrect. PoE is associated with a few standards, just because you put voltage on wires which happen to be a cat5e or cat6 calbes does NOT make that PoE.

UPDATE: Now that I have some more time to respond

1) Anyone thinking that "s POE" or sPoE = PoE in some form or fashion is clearly bought the lies and deception which zmodo and others are selling.
2) PoE standards have been around since 1999 - anyone in 2017 who is selling new products and claiming them to be somehow a PoE product should be meeting at least SOME of the standards associated with PoE. Zmodo does not.
3) I know of no Ethernet nor PoE standard which uses a micro-usb connection.
4) I can not legitimately sell you a PoE phone by taking my old POTS phone and putting a RJ45 jack on it, and including an RJ45 wall plate and an cat5e cable in the kit. It would be fraudulent to do so.
5) Zmodo does not even provide a proper ethernet cable - it has only 4 wires in it, not the full set as specified by any standards which are common today cat5e/cat6.
6) You can not connect proper ethernet devices to the ports of their "NVR" - the ports thus are not ethernet ports.
7) Zmodo / Funlux and others when they include terms like 1080n and 1080p and POE in their titles are clearly doing so to increase sales using deceptive and fraudulent practices as their products often are only able to record 720p and follow NO PoE associated standards.

They clearly are successful in deceiving people like yourself into purchasing their kits and in doing so you've become defensive of the truth of the facts and are willing to protect their lies so that you do not have to admit that you've been taken and defrauded.
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Hi Toolcrazy,

No you are incorrect, flat out incorrect. PoE is associated with a few standards, just because you put voltage on wires which happen to be a cat5e or cat6 calbes does NOT make that PoE.

UPDATE: Now that I have some more time to respond

1) Anyone thinking that "s POE" or sPoE = PoE in some form or fashion is clearly bought the lies and deception which zmodo and others are selling.
2) PoE standards have been around since 1999 - anyone in 2017 who is selling new products and claiming them to be somehow a PoE product should be meeting at least SOME of the standards associated with PoE. Zmodo does not.
3) I know of no Ethernet nor PoE standard which uses a micro-usb connection.
4) I can not legitimately sell you a PoE phone by taking my old POTS phone and putting a RJ45 jack on it, and including an RJ45 wall plate and an cat5e cable in the kit. It would be fraudulent to do so.
5) Zmodo does not even provide a proper ethernet cable - it has only 4 wires in it, not the full set as specified by any standards which are common today cat5e/cat6.
6) You can not connect proper ethernet devices to the ports of their "NVR" - the ports thus are not ethernet ports.
7) Zmodo / Funlux and others when they include terms like 1080n and 1080p and POE in their titles are clearly doing so to increase sales using deceptive and fraudulent practices as their products often are only able to record 720p and follow NO PoE associated standards.

They clearly are successful in deceiving people like yourself into purchasing their kits and in doing so you've become defensive of the truth of the facts and are willing to protect their lies so that you do not have to admit that you've been taken and defrauded.
relax buddy, it's still PoE because you're getting just that, power over ethernet. That's why I said you are not familiar with this. But no need to spread lies that it's not.

I have a Zmodo system with sPoE and yes it's still PoE because it transfers power over ethernet so no need for separate power cable and video cable, it just uses a smaller interface than ethernet on the camera end similar to USB C.

No need to freak out because you don't understand what sPoE is
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relax buddy, it's still PoE because you're getting just that, power over ethernet. That's why I said you are not familiar with this. But no need to spread lies that it's not.

I have a Zmodo system with sPoE and yes it's still PoE because it transfers power over ethernet so no need for separate power cable and video cable, it just uses a smaller interface than ethernet on the camera end similar to USB C.

No need to freak out because you don't understand what sPoE is
Hi Toolcrazy,

They do not meet any ethernet or PoE related standards besides using the RJ45 jack on their "NVR".

I completely understand what PoE is as well as what zmodo / funlux is attempting to do by calling their products "sPoE".

Claiming directly or implying that they do actually conform to ethernet and PoE standards in anyway is fraudulent and deceptive to those considering their options for legitimate PoE camera systems.
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FYI - this has been switched to a 2 camera kit now - sort of a bait and switch, as the title is the same, picture however is different - details different.

UPDATE: Kh0rneflakes has updated the picture from the 4 camera kit to the 2 camera kit today after the above note
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