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IP cameras. What is a good brand ?

LionRed

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Dahua (Dahua Starlight for good night time picture quality) or Hikvision. Both work easily enough with Blue Iris.


From over at ipcamtalk - "note - some of the lorex kits sold at Costco are Dahua OEM though w/o the Dahua IVS features - some are not and are from another OEM which I have not yet read which OEM they are."


BlueIris/Dahua Cam pic down at the shed --
 

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justmehereajax

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Mr. Friendly

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I've heard Dahua is about the same as Hikvision for quality but comes with better user support than Hikvision. as I mentioned, Hikvision won't support end user unless it's warranty. all technical assistance has to come from their reseller.
 

justmehereajax

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So now I have 9 cameras ... 3x3 grid which is nice. My crappy Belkin N600 router dedicated to the cameras (also Smart plugs and google home minis) can not keep up with 4 wifi N cameras streaming to Blue Iris.

I bought an open boxed Foscam C1 lite which eats up all the bandwidth I think lol

I bought a used Trendnet camera and I am quite pleased with it (2015 model) Took a damn long time to arrive because of lazy ebay shippers.. I had to ask 2 times until they shipped it finally...

The plastics on the Trendnet is solid and looks top notch. Makes it look premium lol

Should I separate the IP cameras to its own AP? If so what should I buy for 3x480p and one 720p?
 

justmehereajax

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I finally wired up most of my IP cameras and the viewing is solid now.
Now only one HD camera and one VGA wireless.

From now on I will try to get wired cameras just or the sake of best connections.
I am ordering 2 more cameras. TrendNet VGA ones from China. I hope they are as advertised. Trendnet has been good to me and my boss.
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/TRENDnet-Wi...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
 

clshades

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A separate AP if it's wired otherwise it's the same wireless bandwidth.

So now I have 9 cameras ... 3x3 grid which is nice. My crappy Belkin N600 router dedicated to the cameras (also Smart plugs and google home minis) can not keep up with 4 wifi N cameras streaming to Blue Iris.

I bought an open boxed Foscam C1 lite which eats up all the bandwidth I think lol

I bought a used Trendnet camera and I am quite pleased with it (2015 model) Took a damn long time to arrive because of lazy ebay shippers.. I had to ask 2 times until they shipped it finally...

The plastics on the Trendnet is solid and looks top notch. Makes it look premium lol

Should I separate the IP cameras to its own AP? If so what should I buy for 3x480p and one 720p?
 
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