Hooray for wireless wireless, (Really)

On an earlier post, I said that wireless security cameras were not really truly wireless because you still had to power them. That involved a cable with a transformer that plugged into an outlet that had to be installed in some instances where a camera site had no power outlet.

Well, not anymore!

Introducing the Reolink Argus 2

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The Reolink Argus is the world’s first truly wireless security camera.

100% Wire-Free over Wi-Fi with no cables or wiring hassles. Based on 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi and works independently of your alarm system.

The Reolink Argus has a rechargeable Battery that is long lasting and save you money.

Place & Move Anywhere

Place the camera anywhere you want, indoors or outdoors, in your garage or shed in fact anywhere you like but usually within 300 feet of your router (varies with router model).

There is also a Solar Powered pack available just Connect the camera to Reolink Solar Panel to get non-stop power.

1080p Full HD: Get crystal and sharp videos/images with true 1080p Full HD in the daytime and at nighttime there is Starlight Night Vision. With the Starlight CMOS sensor, the camera offers clearer night vision, up to 33 feet.

With the PIR Motion Sensor a Smart PIR sensor detects if anything is moving and triggers alerts and starts recording.

If your camera does sense movement, not only does it instantly start recording but also sends push notifications, emails, and/or siren alerts in real time.

Then there is also a Built-in mic & speaker to listen in and talk back to someone interactively.

Talk back

IP65 Certified Weatherproof

Come Rain or shine, the Argus 2 is always ready for extreme environments with IP65 certification you can rest assured that your camera is weatherproofed.

130° Wide Viewing Angle

The 130-degree Wide field of vision helps you to cover more and see more.

Live View Anytime Anywhere

You also have remote live view so that you can view your cameras on smart phones or computers or iPad at anytime from anywhere in the world.

Low-Battery Notifications

Inform you when battery capacity reaches 10% so you can replace the battery with a fully charged one or if you choose the solar option you will never have to replace the battery for more viewing time.

The Reolink Argus

uses Rapid Wake-Up technology to Wake up at once for live view or motion event detecting.

There are multiple Mounts, mounting options, and other accessories help Argus 2 blend in any placement environment.

The Reolink Argus 2 really is 100% Wire-Free, Place It Anywhere

Rechargeable battery and Wi-Fi connectivity make Argus 2 totally wire-free. No network or power cable, no drilling and no outlets needed. Security is simple. You can put it anywhere you want — on a shelf or a table; at the front door or back door; from room to room, to keep an eye on the elderly, babies or pets. Or use it at a temporary construction site, rental house or holiday house.

Till next time, this is Andy Thebrit signing off.

Netgear wireless routers

Hi Andy here, in today’s post i will be looking at wireless routers.

Part of, in fact a very important part of your DIY home security cameras system is the wireless router, if you have no idea what i am talking about let me try to explain a little about your home wireless network.

First you have the internet which come into your house through a little thing called a modem.

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This item is effectively the gateway to and from the internet so that you can watch YouTube videos and send out email to your friends and family telling them about the great YouTube video you just watched 🙂

Next most people these days will have a wireless router such as a Netgear Wireless Router

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Like the one shown above, which is what they call a high end router, That means it may be more expensive than some other routers ( I have a Netgear Nighthawk router myself) but the money you pay is well worth it, because it is capable of doing so much more than a little cheap router that will not allow you to stream 2 or 3 movies at the same time or handle multiple wireless security cameras trying to connect to it.

So, the internet traffic comes into your house via the modem then the modem is connected to your wireless router which broadcasts a wireless signal around your house so that you can connect to and from the internet via your iPad, cellphone, wireless cameras etc etc, Still with me?

OK, so your wireless cameras are broadcasting a signal that can be picked up by your Netgear Wireless Router after you have synced them together of course ( I will produce a video shortly on how to connect your camera to your router) and that will allow you to be able to view what your camera is seeing, even from half way around the world.

I hope that this makes sense to you, and as always please feel free to contact me with any questions or problems related to your Netgear wireless router, or indeed any other aspect of your DIY home security cameras system.

Till the next time, be safe and God bless.

Diy Home Security Cameras

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DIY Home Security Systems And Cameras

As a professional in the filed of diy home security cameras it has been my duty to install and commission all kinds of security equipment. At present I am engaged in the activity of reviewing diy home security cameras and will later post a page on diy home security camera reviews.

DIY Home Security Systems

As you may or may not know there are several types of systems out there. In times gone by, the most common home security camera systems were hard wired video cameras connected by cables to a recording device, usually in the home.

With the advent of the internet and wireless home routers all that changed. Now it was possible to have diy wireless home security systems that utilized wireless home security cameras to connect to the wireless router

 

and then broadcast those videos to a screen on the pc or in another room or even over the air to your cell phone.

Best DIY Home Security Camera System?

As time goes on, I shall be reading, testing and reviewing many systems to ascertain which in my humble opinion is the best diy home security camera system and then I will publish my findings for your viewing and comments.

 

 

Start with IP Cameras

Start with IP Cameras
Today we will be looking at the ip camera, I P stands for Internet Protocol.

These cameras are probably the best type for beginners as they take very little set-up and do not need a local recording device to store video on, a bit like your web cam these cameras work over your wireless network to transmit images thru the airwaves to your network which then can be accessed over the internet which means you are able to view your house in timbucktoo whilst sipping pina coladas on the beach in the Maldives. 🙂

 

In later posts I will be walking you thru the simple setup steps for these cameras and probably a video too.

It really has become so simple theses days for almost anyone with two neurons and a working synapse to be able to provision these cameras for remote viewing, also the price is truly affordable for just about anyone living in the United States.

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Get protection for your loved ones now.

 

 

Wireless security cameras

Today we are going to turn our attention to wireless security cameras.

Wireless security cameras

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Is a wireless camera really wireless?

The truth of the matter is NO; wireless cameras are not wireless.

The only component of a wireless camera that is wireless is the image transmission.

But what about power, where does that come from?

Most wireless security cameras will need to be installed close to a power outlet or

you may have to run a long cable to be able to reach a power outlet.

Different types of cameras

There are literally thousands of cameras around today and not all of them are wireless. In the past all security cameras had wires or cables running to them and on larger systems they were connected to a DVR which is a standalone unit that had a hard disk where all the pictures were stored for later viewing. As technology progressed wireless security cameras became more readily available and affordable.

Nowadays one can buy wireless security cameras relatively inexpensively and easy to install, whether you need an indoor or outdoor camera there are plenty to choose from, added to that there are wireless security cameras that detect motion and only then do they record and also night vision wireless security cameras that allow 24 hour surveillances without needing a light source.

Positioning your wireless security camera

When installing your wireless security camera, you need to be mindful of a few things. First of all it is not a good idea to place your camera too near a high-energy power source or line as it will interfere with the image transmission. Second try to point your camera at none moving objects like a wall for instance, if you were to point your camera out to the road then you would be recording all the people going by and cars and trees moving in the wind, etc. So try to find a spot that is movement minimal but still covers the area you wish to cover.

Local or Cloud storage

local or cloud?

Of late the cloud had become very popular for storing things like, songs, articles, videos, Pictures, whatever, and that includes your wireless security cameras videos, that may be all well and good but usually there is a monthly price to pay for that privilege.

The security companies just love this; it is for them a residual income, that is ongoing income from a job that they performed one time and then sold you a monitoring package, they do this with simple alarm systems as well as camera systems and you end up stuck with a monthly bill you do not need because we have the solution.

Instead of paying a security company to come and install some cameras around your house and then having them bill your every single month for “monitoring” why not do it yourself?

These days wireless security cameras have evolved to the point that paying for “monitoring” is just not necessary anymore. I purchased a few cheap wireless security cameras sometime back. They were cheap because the company supplying them wanted me to purchase a monthly cloud storage package from them for “monitoring” but the cameras themselves have a storage card inside of them (as do most wireless security cameras.) which stores the video locally therefore negating the need for cloud storage. These cameras also came with an app that you download from the play store or app store so that you can view your cameras anytime day or night from anywhere in the world, also the cameras had night vision and motion detection so that they only record to the storage card (or cloud, if you like to pay for nothing) when motion is detected, also on two of the five cameras I purchased I have the ability to move the cameras to scan left and right and up and down remotely straight from my cellphone or on the web at the companies web page.

Another aspect of this handy little app I downloaded to my phone was the ability for the cameras to send me an email or a push notification straight to my phone whenever there is movement in front of one or all of my cameras, OK so there may sometimes be a little latency between the motion and the alert going off on my phone but it‘s never more than a couple of seconds by which time you can easily turn to the app on your phone and view what is going on at your house and also feel safe in the knowledge that your camera is recording the intruder, even if it is just the neighbors dog:-)

Conclusion

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You are being watched!

So there you have it. It is not hard to do, any person with reasonable motor skills and half a brain can figure this stuff out.

In the coming weeks I will be choosing and reviewing a few of my favorite wireless security cameras that can be easily installed and operated in your home and I am always here to help with any questions you might have.

Choosing a video surveillance system

Hello, and thank you for joining me on this journey to protecting both the lives of your loved ones and their security, our goal on IviewHome is to review all types of security systems and evaluate them for quality, longevity and value for money.

This blog will be updated regularly so please do come back often and comment if you wish. Today we will take a look at How to select A Good home protection System.

The first step to making sure you design a decent security system is to match the coverage demand with the camera count. What about Indoor, outdoor or a mixture of the two? Would you like to concentrate on one specific area to monitor or do you need the whole house covered or maybe a mix?
Another facet to think about is that the use requirement, is it necessary to view a live video feed throughout the day, maybe multiple individuals will wish to see the feed? If that is the case then maybe an ip camera or two would suit, as they permit the video feed to be broadcast over the internet and accessed remotely by anyone with the correct log in credentials.

Once these requirements have been determined, the next step would be to look at how you would like to proceed. One key quality to ensure that you have is at least one decent night vision camera that can get a good definition image a face or a license plate day or night.

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Next time on IviewHome we will compare a couple of different system sizes and components to identify if you really need that $2,000 DVR system or could you get by with a much cheaper but just as reliable IP option.

Till then be safe, be protected.