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QHD lol
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FYI - plan to wire to power for better results. Battery powered operation = less performant

note - a wired IP PoE system will be more reliable than any WiFi cloud dependent kit
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This

or

Eufycam 2 kit with extra camera ($259 + $106 for extra cam)

Or

Nest 2-cam kit ($239 at home depot right now)

I just cannot decide which one.

I like Eufy for the decent quality and obviously no subscription charges, Nest is always recording and is about $10 a month, but those cameras are 3 years old and the quality doesn't seem that great. The arlo is $9 a month for the service and the cameras seem pretty good, but like the Eufy, they are event based only, and I just worry if something were to actually happen if it wouldn't get a good recording of the action, or stop early, or something like that.
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FYI - plan to wire to power for better results. Battery powered operation = less performant

note - a wired IP PoE system will be more reliable than any WiFi cloud dependent kit
This is true. However, having the option for wireless is good as some people, like me, dont wanna run wiring outside.
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This is true. However, having the option for wireless is good as some people, like me, dont wanna run wiring outside.
Hi pthomas1991

Good think about Costco is when you discover the downsides to a battery operated camera you can more easily return them. ( I ended up doing that with the Arlo's I bought ...)
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This

or

Eufycam 2 kit with extra camera ($259 + $106 for extra cam)

Or

Nest 2-cam kit ($239 at home depot right now)

I just cannot decide which one.

I like Eufy for the decent quality and obviously no subscription charges, Nest is always recording and is about $10 a month, but those cameras are 3 years old and the quality doesn't seem that great. The arlo is $9 a month for the service and the cameras seem pretty good, but like the Eufy, they are event based only, and I just worry if something were to actually happen if it wouldn't get a good recording of the action, or stop early, or something like that.
You can view this review Steve DOES on YouTube, he had some very deep, real camera test footage and full information for you. I saw that he reviewed the Eufy 2K camera and doorbell already but do not have realistic compare with arlo or nest. You should watch the video compare quality of Arlo Pro 2 3 and Ultra, pause at the test camera footages and after that play the Eufy test to compare by yourself. Good luck guys


https://youtu.be/X9EOZrO8lkw
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FYI - plan to wire to power for better results. Battery powered operation = less performant

note - a wired IP PoE system will be more reliable than any WiFi cloud dependent kit
Can you recommend a good POE system that offers the convenience of solid apps and good motion detection/push notifications like these wireless setups do? I've went through two of the Costco POE setups (Lorex 4k) and have been really disappointed. The apps are terrible, playback difficult and clunky, and so many false positives on motion that it's mostly unusable. I'd prefer POE over wireless and already have all my cable runs in from previous installs.
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Bought a Ring spotlight camera. The app works pretty well, unfrontunately they charge a fee but it does work. Even when the live feed doesn't work ( my only problem) the camera still records.
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This

or

Eufycam 2 kit with extra camera ($259 + $106 for extra cam)

Or

Nest 2-cam kit ($239 at home depot right now)

I just cannot decide which one.

I like Eufy for the decent quality and obviously no subscription charges, Nest is always recording and is about $10 a month, but those cameras are 3 years old and the quality doesn't seem that great. The arlo is $9 a month for the service and the cameras seem pretty good, but like the Eufy, they are event based only, and I just worry if something were to actually happen if it wouldn't get a good recording of the action, or stop early, or something like that.
Arlo pro 3 still record to local sd.
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Can you recommend a good POE system that offers the convenience of solid apps and good motion detection/push notifications like these wireless setups do? I've went through two of the Costco POE setups (Lorex 4k) and have been really disappointed. The apps are terrible, playback difficult and clunky, and so many false positives on motion that it's mostly unusable. I'd prefer POE over wireless and already have all my cable runs in from previous installs.
Hi Chensoendo
  • Remember that you will not find a kit that out of the box does everything well.
  • A lot of people like to use 3rd party apps with their IP PoE kits ( like TinyCam Pro ).
  • Also note that you should be looking at an alarm system as well as a security camera system. ( unfortunately there really is no one kit good solution for both )
  • Some people get a good wired system as their core, and augment it with a couple of cloud cameras. ( If TinyCVam PRO does not solve what you are looking for then using multiples types of cameras is probably what you'd need to do to meet your requirements... yes, it will mean more cameras and multiple systems.. just the way it goes )

I've yet to see a kit which does everything I want, so I've had to start by first checking that any camera system meets the most critical required functionality listed below:

Security Camera System Minimal Viable Product requirements:
  • 1) It must be Reliable.
  • 2) It must be able to capture good enough images to potentially ID suspects.
  • 3) It must be useful for evidence. [ thus date and time stamps are critical ]


What does this mean in practical terms?
Wired systems with local storage will be the most reliable. While some maybe able to get wifi cameras to work well enough it requires a significant investment in building and maintaining a quality wifi network, which most people are unwilling to learn and spend the resources to do. Wifi is also subject to interference ( common ) and even possible jamming ( less common ).
Quality cameras are required. 1080p+ The best way to determine if a camera is good is to test it and compare it to others. Megapixels is only one factor to look at, and does not in itself determine the quality of the image. That said, your search should avoid 720p and poorer spec'ed cameras, they tend to be the cheaper cameras and provide poorer results. Test both day time and night time.
Few consumer marketed cameras have date and time stamps. This is critical if you plan to use your video images for evidence.
[ good wired camera = In general either PoE ( Power over Ethernet ) using cat5e/cat6 cable for digital, OR coax wire with power wires and BNC connectors for analog based systems. ]

Ref:
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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This will be the third set I buy from Costco because I return them after batteries fail, or have connection issues.
Arlo 1 - Will not connect, returned within the year
Arlo 2 - Battery drain on 1 camera, returned after a year of use.
Arlo 3 Pro HD - Bought the set with solar and only two cameras, currently working fine.
As I see it I spent $400 and have had a security system for the last 3 years.
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This will be the third set I buy from Costco because I return them after batteries fail, or have connection issues.
Arlo 1 - Will not connect, returned within the year
Arlo 2 - Battery drain on 1 camera, returned after a year of use.
Arlo 3 Pro HD - Bought the set with solar and only two cameras, currently working fine.
As I see it I spent $400 and have had a security system for the last 3 years.
And you are proud of this?
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Just what I was looking for! In for one.
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Can you recommend a good POE system that offers the convenience of solid apps and good motion detection/push notifications like these wireless setups do? I've went through two of the Costco POE setups (Lorex 4k) and have been really disappointed. The apps are terrible, playback difficult and clunky, and so many false positives on motion that it's mostly unusable. I'd prefer POE over wireless and already have all my cable runs in from previous installs.
You can buy a POE adapter to use with these cameras.

https://www.amazon.com/PLUSPOE-Splitter-Ethernet-Raspberry-injectors/dp/B075CQRX2H/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=arlo+poe&qid=1587330035&sr=8-4​
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