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Best Indoor IP Camera – 2019 Recommendations

A DIY home security camera system is not complete unless it has indoor cameras. Outdoor cameras are great at securing your home's perimeter and alert you to an intrusion, but what if the intruder has already made their way into your home? That's why ...

Best Outdoor IP Camera – 2019 Recommendations

Our annual roundup of the best outdoor IP cameras to buy has become a very popular resource for those who want to create their own DIY security camera system. We have received many emails from readers with compliments and further questions about IP ...

Review: Reolink C1 Pro 4MP Wireless Indoor Pan-Tilt IP Camera

Reolink recently launched their latest indoor pan-tilt wireless camera, the 4 Megapixel Reolink C1 Pro. I got the chance to do a thorough hands-on review and I found it to be a great multi-purpose DIY security camera. With its easy setup, built-in ...

How to set up your own DIY NAS NVR using QNAP Surveillance Station

If you have read my DIY home security camera system story, you know that I have gone the FullDIY route and created a DIY NAS NVR system. So I have a single box, the QNAP TS-253A running my entire home security system with redundant RAID storage, an ...

Arlo Pro vs. Arlo HD

The Netgear Arlo is that once in a century product, that totally revolutionizes the industry by making taking something niche into the mainstream. As I noted in my recent Reolink Argus wire-free camera review, I was initially against ...

Review: Reolink Argus Wire-free Security Camera

I'll admit it - I have never been a fan of battery powered security cameras and have stayed away from them in the past. I am a set-it-and-forget-it type of person and that is probably why batteries have never appealed to me. Well all that changed ...

I just bought a new NAS – QNAP TS-253A Quick Review

When I first started toying with the idea of getting a NAS for our home, I didn't realise how much a part of our daily life it would eventually become. Let me take you back to where it all began... The problem My wife and I have separate ...

Review: Reolink RLC-423 4MP PTZ IP Camera

While I have owned and reviewed quite a few outdoor IP cameras and pan-tilt indoor cameras regular readers will note that my DIY CCTV system does not include a Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) camera. I have even got a few emails asking me why I don't write much ...

Hikvision vs. Dahua – The Most Popular IP Cameras Compared

Hikvision and Dahua are two of the most popular IP camera brands among DIY enthusiasts. Most of my cameras are Hiks, but that's more due to my lack of experience when I first got into DIY CCTV. Often when I saw recommendations being made online, it ...

10 Best NAS for Home Surveillance – 2019 Recommendations

When I started using my NAS as my DIY NVR, it was more of an experiment than anything else. 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 ...

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