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Zmodo 1080p HD NVR WiFi System 4 HD Outdoor and 4 HD Indoor 1.0 Megapixel Wide Angle Wireless Security Camera with 500GB Hard Drive, Intelligent Recording, Smart Motion Detection, Web Access
Note - you have to read the details to find that this zmodo system has 720p cameras not 1080p. ( 1080p = 2.25x the pixels of a 720p camera )
https://www.amazon.com/ask/questi...pmw_al_hza

Camera Resolution: 720p
NVR Resolution: 1080p
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Seems like a good deal. Questions would be, best way to power the cameras and remote access without paying fees. I read some reviews and it's not totally clear.

Also, the app/company, how legit?
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Seems like a good deal. Questions would be, best way to power the cameras and remote access without paying fees. I read some reviews and it's not totally clear.

Also, the app/company, how legit?
Hi Pingb,

I would recommend avoiding zmodo.. they're really a bad group - astroturfing here on SDs, fake reviews, misleading ads ( like this one, have to dig for the truth ). Software updates converting systems into cloud systems...

I've written more notes on them in the wiki here:
https://slickdeals.net/f/10409612-lorex-dahua-oem-6x-4k-8mp-security-camera-system-w-8-port-poe-ip-nvr-2tb-hdd-kit-at-costco-b-m-ymmv-for-799-99
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Hi Pingb,

I would recommend avoiding zmodo.. they're really a bad group - astroturfing here on SDs, fake reviews, misleading ads ( like this one, have to dig for the truth ). Software updates converting systems into cloud systems...

I've written more notes on them in the wiki here:
https://slickdeals.net/f/10409612-lorex-dahua-oem-6x-4k-8mp-security-camera-system-w-8-port-poe-ip-nvr-2tb-hdd-kit-at-costco-b-m-ymmv-for-799-99
Maybe it's a case of information overload but I couldn't make sense of your wiki. Tried to follow but clearly over my head. I'm just looking for something basic.
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Maybe it's a case of information overload but I couldn't make sense of your wiki. Tried to follow but clearly over my head. I'm just looking for something basic.
Hi Wave,

What is "basic'?

What do you wish to accomplish? Let me know and I'll try to help out, I know how much of a challenge it can be when getting started out figuring this out.

From the wiki:

What do you want to accomplish with a security camera system?
  • Is the day time more of a threat? or night time? If night time look at the starlight models referenced here, if day time the 4K cameras work well. If a combination get both starlights and consider good 4K cameras.
  • See what happened?
  • Potentially ID suspects? Locate cameras less than 8 feet high and close enough to get a potential ID'able facial image. ( please see the ID distance list )
  • Help deter criminal activities? Mount your cameras in obvious locations.
  • Keep an eye on your car parked in your drive way? in the street?
  • Potentially ID cars which suspects maybe using?
  • Watch of other activities, wild animals, your dogs, your cats, birds,..
  • License plate captures? For successful license plate captures you may need to dedicate a camera to it as it requires camera tuning adjustments which makes the overall picture darker.
  • While you are thinking about these issues, you will need to look at potential camera installation locations and measure the distance to the potential suspect and determine if you are within the ID distance. You may need a camera with a better "zoom".
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Thank you. We have an in-ground pool. Want to have surveillance for that area most of all. We have raccoon problem we're hoping To isolate. Do not live in a high crime area, live rural. Looking to capture movement, extreme facial recognition isn't really important. Making sure kids get home and in the house when they are suppose to after school. I also never answer the door so I'd like to know who it is at the door. Anyone else I like to see knows my door code, all others probably don't belong at my door to begin with but it would be comforting to see.

Wouldn't mind capturing the idiot post-person driving like a bat out of hell down the lane.

Would like compatible with iPhone.

Not looking to spend tons which is why the deal above appealed to me. WiFi appealing because I can run extension cords to power if needed. Battery plus WiFi would be awesome but that seems out of my price range. Would like a camera on each corner of the house so the eight cameras seemed ideal. Definitely do not need cloud services. Obviously I'm looking at the couple hundred price range. Thanks for any assistance. Yea I've been looking off and on for several years.
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I bought this the last time amazon had it for a similar price. I returned it after 1-2 weeks. Yes it is very easy to setup. But the software is horrible. Does not do half the stuff they advertise. Setting the Motion Detection Area does not work properly, just shows you a generic picture or a frozen shot of your current view and wont allow you to adjust. Motion detection is delayed and stops recording in seconds while there still is motion. Also no way to access video on the nvr unless it was recorded from the motion detection (which does not work 100% of the time) and even when you can, it will only save for 3 days unless you sign up for cloud service, which defeats the purpose of the nvr. Camera's are okay, not great but not bad. Able to see faces clearly if the person is walking calmly.
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Thank you. We have an in-ground pool. Want to have surveillance for that area most of all. We have raccoon problem we're hoping To isolate. Do not live in a high crime area, live rural. Looking to capture movement, extreme facial recognition isn't really important. Making sure kids get home and in the house when they are suppose to after school. I also never answer the door so I'd like to know who it is at the door. Anyone else I like to see knows my door code, all others probably don't belong at my door to begin with but it would be comforting to see.

Wouldn't mind capturing the idiot post-person driving like a bat out of hell down the lane.

Would like compatible with iPhone.

Not looking to spend tons which is why the deal above appealed to me. WiFi appealing because I can run extension cords to power if needed. Battery plus WiFi would be awesome but that seems out of my price range. Would like a camera on each corner of the house so the eight cameras seemed ideal. Definitely do not need cloud services. Obviously I'm looking at the couple hundred price range. Thanks for any assistance. Yea I've been looking off and on for several years.
Hi Wave,

I would recommend avoiding any 720p cameras, as for just a bit more you can get better 1080p options.

In terms of reliability:

More reliable vs less reliable:
Wired systems > WiFi + wired power > wirefree

Cloud dependent systems are less reliable.


Raccoons come out at night, so you will need at least decent low light cameras.

To ID a driver you will need to place cameras very close to the road, otherwise you will need a camera with a better magnification. If planning to do this at night you probably will need very good low light cameras.

You can take a look at some of the recent deals I've seen posted here on SD at the end of this thread:
https://slickdeals.net/f/10731663-security-camera-security-camera-system-black-friday-2017-master-list


At times Newegg does a sale on a nice LaView IP PoE kit for $280 w/4 cameras - add a HDD to it and it's a nice decent kit. Just keep an eye out for it when it comes on sale again.
( the nice thing about this kit is you can get it to work with 3rd party apps on your iPhone )

Another option is to look at the Coax kits, Lorex has some which after 15% off should be close to your budget imho

Example of those kits:
https://www.lorextechnology.com/h...0-88BW-1-p

https://www.lorextechnology.com/h...0-44BW-1-p
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Maybe it's a case of information overload but I couldn't make sense of your wiki. Tried to follow but clearly over my head. I'm just looking for something basic.
I got the EZVIZ 1080P 8 camera set up and it was easy to set up and works great.
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There is no coupon..can you let me know how it works or is it for specific customers only?
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I don't see a coupon either - please help!
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Was looking at this but can't see the coupon. Need any system I look at to be wifi (I have very good wifi coverage). Also need to get a camera that will be useful to view the mailbox and it about 70-80 feed away.
Read the other thread and saw the notes about changing the lens on the Lorex camera. WOnding is that is possible on cameras in some of the other kits.
Apprecaite any comments.
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Was looking at this but can't see the coupon. Need any system I look at to be wifi (I have very good wifi coverage). Also need to get a camera that will be useful to view the mailbox and it about 70-80 feed away.
Read the other thread and saw the notes about changing the lens on the Lorex camera. WOnding is that is possible on cameras in some of the other kits.
Apprecaite any comments.
Hi Ijourneaux

note Wifi cameras will be unreliable as they are attempting to live stream numerous video feeds.

For keeping an eye on a mailbox 70-80 feet away, you will need a good lens, and probably best to get a decent camera to make it work well.

Note, approx numbers based on what I recall:
A 4K camera at FOV 90 degrees - gives you an ID distance of 25 feet.
at FOV 45 degrees - 50 feet
at FOV 22.5 degrees - 100 feet.

A 1080p camera at FOV 90 degrees - gives you an ID distance of 12.5 feet.
at FOV 11.25 degrees - 100 feet

A 720p camera does worse as it has < 1/2 the pixels of the 1080p camera.

Also note, night time will be a challenge - those numbers are for good cameras with effective pixels as the res specifies.

Another option is to find a way to place cameras close to the mailbox.
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