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#1 Ivor

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Posted 11 June 2020 - 08:14 AM

Currently trying a Ring video doorbell, while it has features I like I wouldn't recommend it, difficult to set up, audio indeciferable , has anyone experience of similar systems, want something phone app based, not pc or related camera drive system based.? As I now have a doorbell looking for app linked, motion sensing security cameras, ideally with night vision although I can put lights up of course ( we do have some)

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Posted 11 June 2020 - 09:36 AM

Not quite sure what you're after but I put up a swann CCTV system last year.  Works really well, has night vision, HD etc.  records 'action' to HDD and/or cloud.  It can record audio if you have the right bits.  You can get gimballed cameras.  Logs in from my phone and I can see realtime views and move cameras about.  I've been very pleased with it.


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Posted 11 June 2020 - 11:30 AM

Thanks, are the cameras wired? Guess so for power?

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Posted 11 June 2020 - 11:47 AM

I've got Swann CCTV too (had it 6-7 years) - very easy to set up and quite happy with it.



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Posted 11 June 2020 - 11:53 AM

I've got Swann CCTV too (had it 6-7 years) - very easy to set up and quite happy with it.

Connects to the phone?

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Posted 11 June 2020 - 12:51 PM

Thanks, are the cameras wired? Guess so for power?

 

Yup.  I've got the cameras under the soffits and the cables through the loft.  To get it onto the phone app it needed a wired connection to the router too.  I assume newer ones will have wireless.
 



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Posted 11 June 2020 - 01:11 PM


Thanks, are the cameras wired? Guess so for power?


Yup. I've got the cameras under the soffits and the cables through the loft. To get it onto the phone app it needed a wired connection to the router too. I assume newer ones will have wireless.
Excellent, I've power sockets in the loft already, and I can run a cable to the router if required, son has the cat 5 crimp tool :)

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Posted 11 June 2020 - 01:34 PM

 I put up a swann CCTV system last year.

 

Matt, have your cameras got Swanns infrared(?) motion detection on them? How do you find that for reliability? I'm fed up with the motion detection we've got on our cameras that just relies on detecting (in software) any movement in the frame and gets triggered by leaves moving and the rain, etc. Would much prefer something that relies on a bit more intelligence and dual detection like some of the Swann kit. What's the software like these days? Last time I used a Swann system it had a god awful interface to the management software and the detection area and recording masking type stuff; hopefully that's improved over the intervening years?



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Posted 11 June 2020 - 01:56 PM

 

I've got Swann CCTV too (had it 6-7 years) - very easy to set up and quite happy with it.

Connects to the phone?

 

 

Yes and can select different cameras. I keep meaning to get a some new cameras so I can move and zoom too.



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Posted 11 June 2020 - 02:27 PM

 

 

I've got Swann CCTV too (had it 6-7 years) - very easy to set up and quite happy with it.

Connects to the phone?

 

 

Yes and can select different cameras. I keep meaning to get a some new cameras so I can move and zoom too.

 

 

*awaits footage from 'plughole cam'*
 



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Posted 11 June 2020 - 08:25 PM

Arlo stuff here.

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Posted 12 June 2020 - 07:39 AM

Arlo stuff here.

What useable range do the cameras have? Swann appears to be 100-130'? Are Arlo any better?

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Posted 12 June 2020 - 07:45 AM

Arlo looks good but eye wateringly expensive

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Posted 12 June 2020 - 07:46 AM


I've got Swann CCTV too (had it 6-7 years) - very easy to set up and quite happy with it.

Connects to the phone?

Yes and can select different cameras. I keep meaning to get a some new cameras so I can move and zoom too.
Do you know which camera/system you have?

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Posted 12 June 2020 - 11:49 AM

 

 

 

I've got Swann CCTV too (had it 6-7 years) - very easy to set up and quite happy with it.

Connects to the phone?

Yes and can select different cameras. I keep meaning to get a some new cameras so I can move and zoom too.
Do you know which camera/system you have?

 

 

It looks like the cameras have improved since I bought mine, but I think this system:

 

https://www.swann.com/uk/swdvk-445804v

 



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Posted 12 June 2020 - 11:59 AM

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Posted 15 June 2020 - 11:25 AM

 

 I put up a swann CCTV system last year.

 

Matt, have your cameras got Swanns infrared(?) motion detection on them? How do you find that for reliability? I'm fed up with the motion detection we've got on our cameras that just relies on detecting (in software) any movement in the frame and gets triggered by leaves moving and the rain, etc. Would much prefer something that relies on a bit more intelligence and dual detection like some of the Swann kit. What's the software like these days? Last time I used a Swann system it had a god awful interface to the management software and the detection area and recording masking type stuff; hopefully that's improved over the intervening years?

 

 

TBH I don't know.  It picks up cars and vans on the road and occasionally gets triggered by the cat.  I'm not sure on reliability as I don't have alerts on due to covering part of the road near my driveway.  The interface isn't great nor is it terrible.  It just has a list of 'events' its recorded during the day.  I've not even attempted to tweak anything as it does what I need.  Do you want me to have a play with it (Fnnnaaaarrrrr!)
 



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Posted 15 June 2020 - 11:25 AM

I do have night vision and all that crap.



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Posted 22 June 2020 - 09:21 AM

I'm assuming that the system will not function at all if someone trips the power, or there's a power cut, unless you have a UPS. If one wanted to it's easy to cut my power supply

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 11:27 AM

 If one wanted to it's easy to cut my power supply

 

Cool, remind me of your address.  :ninja:
 






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