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Residential Outdoor Camera Recommendations? (Not Hikvision)

Hi, I’m looking to get an 8-camera wired IP outdoor system installed at my house. I want to view camera feeds on my phone when traveling, as well as on my TV, when home. Given the recent news concerning Hikvision, can you recommend a brand for home surveillance? Thanks!

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I **********. So you want general overall coverage of the property. I'd be curious to know what type of buyer you are so I could help you best. I ask what you need to see because it opens the door to a line of questioning, intailing answers to questions I haven't asked. Throwing mud at the wall is a fun game to play as a kid, but it's not an effective strategy for conducting business with a customer that you want to establish a long term relationship. Questions are always helpful in situations like this.

Questions **** *****: Do you know what quality of resolution you want to see? Do you need to have a camera with full HD, UHD, or more? What kind of storage do you want? Do you have a home security system? Do you want it to be a silo of systems, i.e., stand-alone from all your other low voltage systems? OR, do you want it to integrate with other systems? Some people don't even understand what that means. Would you want them to communicate? Do you have automated lighting or anything else that could bolster the use of having a security control system? Do you need mobile access? How secure is your network? What is the network speed of your network now? Do you want encrypted access to your system? Etc..I can go on and on...

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