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Best DIY Security Camera System – 2017 Recommendations

Best DIY Security Camera System – 2017 Recommendations

There used to be a time when a professionally installed home security camera system was the only option for most of us. But in 2017 we live in the golden age for DIY enthusiasts. Why pay a 'professional' when you can select, buy and build your build your own home security camera system for far less money? ...

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Best Indoor IP Camera 2017 Recommendations

Best Indoor IP Camera 2017 Recommendations

While reviewing the articles we published in 2016, my wife and I realized that we did not write much about indoor IP security cameras. For the most part, this was because we did not have indoor security cameras set up in our home. At the time, our priority was to fully secure the outdoor yard and the garden. Well this ...

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Best Outdoor IP Camera 2017 Recommendations

Best Outdoor IP Camera 2017 Recommendations

When I sat down to write my list of the best IP cameras last year, I wanted to bring you an easy to follow guide to the best technology in the home security market. That post took months of research but I wanted to give you the best advice on the Internet. This year I intend to do the same. But boy oh boy, has it ...

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Amcrest Security Cameras and Systems – 2017 Guide

Amcrest Security Cameras and Systems – 2017 Guide

Network or IP security cameras Network cameras have become incredibly popular with security conscious homeowners over the last couple of years. Quite a few manufacturers have tried to jump on the bandwagon in 2016 and I would argue none has been more popular than Amcrest. The shortsightedness of industry leaders like ...

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Review: Hikvision DS-2CD2542FWD-IWS 4MP Mini-Dome IP Camera

Review: Hikvision DS-2CD2542FWD-IWS 4MP Mini-Dome IP Camera

For quite some now, I have been looking for an IP camera to watch my front door. I already have a Hikvision DS-2CD2132F-IS dome camera on my front driveway, so a more discreet mini-dome type camera seemed perfect for the job. So when Hikvision announced their new 4 Megapixel DS-2CD2542FWD-IWS with 120dB Wide Dynamic ...

NVR

NAS NVR or Dedicated NVR – Which is better?

NAS NVR or Dedicated NVR – Which is better?

Which is better, a conventional dedicated NVR like the Hikvision DS-7608NI-E2/8P or a NAS-based NVR solution from Synology or QNAP? This is something I get asked quite often by readers. It's also a question that's been on my mind for some time now. So let's take an objective look at the pros and cons of each option. ...

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Review: Ring Video Doorbell Pro

Review: Ring Video Doorbell Pro

Video doorbells are a great addition to your home security arsenal. I am just about to embark on my home automation project and the doorbell is one area that I am particularly interested in making smart. A quick note: This article contains affiliate links from Amazon. I don't like ads and I'm sure you don't ...

Review: Hikvision DS-2CD2132F-IWS IP Security Camera

Review: Hikvision DS-2CD2132F-IWS IP Security Camera

The 3 Megapixel Hikvision DS-2CD2132F-IWS Network Security Camera under review today is a popular choice among our readers looking for a cheap yet reliable outdoor security camera. It is the dome equivalent of its widely acclaimed cousin, the Hikvision DS-2CD2032F-IW. The key feature that makes ...

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