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10 Best NAS for Home Surveillance – 2017 Recommendations

10 Best NAS for Home Surveillance – 2017 Recommendations

When I started using my NAS as my DIY NVR, it was more of an experiment than anything. Here I had a NAS that I primarily purchased for backing up all our devices and media serving, but which could also serve as an NVR. So why not try that before buying a dedicated NVR like a Hikvision? But over the last 2 years, I ...

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Best DIY Home Security Camera System – 2017 Recommendations

Best DIY Home 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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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 ...

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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: 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 ...

The Ultimate IP Camera Buying Guide

The Ultimate IP Camera Buying Guide

We love IP cameras and home security – we built our own DIY home security camera system after countless hours of in-depth research. All of this hard work has given us a very deep understanding of the IP camera market, the selection process and any other questions you may face on your journey. Whom is this ...

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