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Hi guys,

I hope you are all well and staying safe.

I was wondering if any of you have bought any Security Camera lately and what would you recommend?

I need one urgently!!

Please can you advise..

Thank you so much in advance.

AndreaAndzic
2 months ago
What do you think of this?
rararachel
rararachel2 months ago

Following with interest. A lot seem to rely on WiFi connections now and that is something that worries me a bit, I don't know why.....

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AndreaAndzic
AndreaAndzic
Original Poster
2 months ago

oh yeah.. thanks.. i did not even think about that. i really need one urgently as i have neighbours that are making my life hell.

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Dennab
Dennab1 month ago

rararachel It should worry you. That's a good thing but all you have to make sure of is securing it to stop outsiders hacking in and viewing whatever your camera is seeing.

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Johnny
Johnny1 month ago

Might a dummy CCTV camera do the trick? They're about £6 on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/BW-Imitation-Security-Blinking-Flashing/dp/B0095RE0K0/ref=sr_1_3

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Dennab
Dennab1 month ago

The cameras on eBay / Amazon are generally pretty good these days. Where do you need it, why etc? I have a few so happy to help.

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AndreaAndzic
AndreaAndzic
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1 month ago

oh wow... really glad that you are offering. i need it in front of the house and the back garden. Have a neighbour that is making my life hell. day and night. so need to record her walking into our garden and threatening me

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Dennab
Dennab1 month ago

AndreaAndzic

You have two options really. There are cameras designed to be inside that could point out through the window. The trouble with those is like all these cameras, they have infrared LED lights that allow the camera to have night vision. If pointed through a window, those lights reflect in the window and affect the camera.

I would therfore suggest cameras designed to go outside.

I have one of these: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07V4CLWVT

It connects to my WiFi but you have to make sure it's not too far from the router. The maximum WiFi range is probably in the description. You do need to attach it to something like a wall or other flat surface though so it depends how confident you are with DIY! It needs to be powered of course too so the cable has to be able to reach of a power socket in your house.

There is a third option - door bell cameras. Ring are the known brand but there are cheaper alternatives like the one listed as a deal on here.

One thing all these cameras have in common is they connect to an app on your phone that can usually be set to alert you when someone is there and also record. Some have microphones and some don't so it's worth checking that if you need sound.

There's a lot to consider basically so if you're not confident in setting up yourself, it's worth speaking to a local CCTV or IT company who can supply cameras and set them up for you.

One other option is 'secret' cameras. If it's a confrontation issue where you are there at the time, there are all sorts of cameras you can buy that look like something else eg. a pen in your pocket.

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AndreaAndzic
AndreaAndzic
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1 month ago

Dennab Wow... thank you so much. I dont know how i am going to stay thanks. I need to feel safe in the house until this gets sorted out. The one you sent me now is great and great price. Perfect actually to put on the roof part that is white. I did find one ... it this any good... https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B086DM6N3S/ref=crt_ewc_title_dp_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=AKI35MBUK34AD

This is really great of you. Thank you so much

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Dennab
Dennab1 month ago

AndreaAndzic That looks like a lot for the money but will take some time to setup. Also, careful with those reviews as a couple of them suspicious eg. possibly fake. I'd consider that system for the price though with the recording etc.

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AndreaAndzic
AndreaAndzic
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1 month ago

Dennab thank you. or i may just get 4 of the one you sent. thanks. honestly.

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Dennab
Dennab1 month ago

AndreaAndzic Bear in mind those cameras all have to be connected up to the recorder box with cable (60ft of it is supplied). It's a lot of work to run all that cable to the cameras.

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Dennab
Dennab1 month ago

AndreaAndzic The one I linked to is an outdoor WiFi camera so that's what you need to search for in case there are any cheaper models.

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Dennab
Dennab1 month ago

AndreaAndzic That first one needs a separate box like the one that comes with the set you found.

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Dennab
Dennab1 month ago

AndreaAndzic The second one also needs a box. That last one is an indoor camera so I'm not sure if it would be alright pointed out through a window but possibly not with reflection. I think the one I sent you for specific outdoor use is the best option as long as you are comfortable setting it up.

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Dennab
Dennab1 month ago

AndreaAndzic Yes that one looks alright for the money because it has audio and connects direct with WiFi. It can also connect to your Internet router with an ethernet cable if WiFi range isn't good enough. It's similar to the one I have but worth the extra few quid for the two way audio. It can also record direct to memory card which is useful.

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AndreaAndzic
AndreaAndzic
Original Poster
1 month ago

Dennab CACAGOO Outdoor Security Camera,1536P 4MP Wifi CCTV Camera,with Night Vision,Two Way Audio,Motion Detection,Outdoor camera Compatible with IOS/Android

this one. right

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Dennab
Dennab1 month ago

AndreaAndzic Yes. Maybe buy one, see what you think of it and then buy more if it works well for you. It's less risky that way.

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Dublish
Dublish1 month ago

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07HF481YF/ref=cm_sw_r_wa_apa_i_YTJ0EbNHB6BFW

51% off.

8CH NVR 4MP POE CCTV Camera System 4X 1440P Outdoor Bullet PoE IP Cameras H.265+ Coding Recording 1TB Hard Drive Night Vision/Power Over Ethernet for Home Business Security

These can be powered over Ethernet cable too. Decent system for the half price cost.

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Dublish
Dublish1 month ago

Ps, you can easily extend your WiFi range with a number of options. Home plugs, or a cheap router setup with the log in removed

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Dublish
Dublish1 day ago

AndreaAndzic do you have the dvr to plug those Into already

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AndreaAndzic
AndreaAndzic
Original Poster
1 day ago

Dublish hi. no. i dont.

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Dublish
Dublish4 hours ago

AndreaAndzic You would need to get one if buying any of the ones in the links. They are not stand alone cameras.

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AndreaAndzic
AndreaAndzic
Original Poster
1 month ago

Ok. Thanks for the information. I will chack all that and see what's the best option for me.

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