GOOD, BETTER, BEST For Residential Outdoor Night Vision Cameras

For DIY shopping lists for outdoor neighborhood security cameras, we want to offer GOOD, BETTER, BEST recommendations.

The only two requirements of the cameras/NVR are:

  1. very reliable H.264 RTSP stream >=15 fps and >= 720p resolution
  2. infrared night vision

So I'm hoping this forum's subjective judgement can skip to the bottom line recommendations with gut-level tradeoffs across all the other aspects in FOV, video quality, night vision range, aesthetics, mounting ease, reliability, etc...

  • GOOD: budget-conscious residential minimum of a single exterior camera
  • BETTER: 2 exterior cameras at a residential price point < $500 total.
  • BEST: 2-6 exterior cameras at a money-is-no-object quality and aesthetics.

For example, our initial take on BETTER is captured in this draft Amazon shopping list http://go.camio.com/nslist.

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