Any recommendation of a video system to record video on a computer and storage directly from cameras?
I don’t want my videos shared on internet or cloud servers that I have no idea who is saving or using that information…privacy is key and I don’t want to share my images with internet.
Just about any run of the mill DVR/cctv device such as a Night Owl DVR will work independently without internet access. These devices are not built like say a Ring doorbell where the device calls home over the internet to connect an app on your phone.
You would have to explicitly make changes on your firewall to open the device up to the internet. However you can hook up a monitor and mouse to the DVR all in one solution to monitor you security system.
If you really wanted to utilize your own computer (brick and mortar) you would have to get something like a 4 Channel PCI-Express card and an additional Hard Drive for storage and of course the cameras to connect them. Similar to a package such as this and this
Thanks…I’ll look into it.
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.
In my prior submission about security cameras, I forgot to mention that we get your radio show on KGWA in Enid OK.