Security camera questions. I’ve printed several appropriate pages from your website. I have not easily found answers. Who can I speak to in order to get answers to the following questions?
My cable internet speed is 100 mbps. Is there a mesh WIFI 6E router that will connect with an 8TB hard drive? I do NOT have a smart phone. Any updates to router or cameras will need to be with a Mac desktop.
I do NOT want cloud. What cameras will connect to the router and then send automatically send info to the hard drive? The distance from my garage to the street is about 50 feet. Are there any color HD night vision cameras which will work with this router set up?
Home is about 1500 sq ft, one story. Want 5 or 6 cameras. Netgear suggested a Nighthawk RAXE 500 which I think is NOT a mesh router. It connects with a hard drive via USB.
When I checked bbb.org for several security camera manufacturers, most of them have an “F” or very low rating. This includes some of the ones you suggest on your website. I want to make sure the security cameras are secure, well made, and have excellent customer service. FYI, Simplisafe is mainly for use with a security monitoring service. So, it seems that Simplisafe is not a good option for me.
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What you are looking for is a bit of a hard ask, as most security cameras do not save to a network-attached USB drive, and anything that can would require a lot of configuration and in turn, would turn your router into a workhorse for saving the CCTV streams.
Along with requesting these devices are secure but do not require an app to configure. Anything with a Web Gui backend and not an app I can almost guarantee is made in China and not worth the time to get configured. I will outline what your best solution will be below.
1. A cheap Blu Android phone, only to be used with Wi-Fi and configuring your devices. – https://amzn.to/40zHHpa
2. Riolink DVR, capable of recording up to 8 camera streams, this kit comes with 4 cameras to get you started. – https://amzn.to/3QYnwxW
3. TP-Link Deco – TP-Link Deco AXE5400 Tri-Band 6E Mesh System – Wi-Fi up to 7200 Sq. Ft. – https://amzn.to/3FYPNys
The Riolink DVR will be attached to your home network via
an ethernet cable, Riolink does not require a subscription
when using a Network DVR
According to my research done a few months ago, Reolink has an “F” rating at the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
TP-Link has a “B” rating at the BBB. However, their engineering dept is not in the USA. Their customer service is not good and the Company does not offer refunds or exchanges.
I am hesitant to use either company. Your website has several suggestions which are not applicable to my situation. That is why I asked the question in your community forum.
Thanks for the reply.