Hi everyone... I'm new to IPVM and wanted to ask for feedback regarding the replacement of a 3-4 camera Logitech Alert system installed at home. This product has been end of life and unsupported for a long time now but the system has continued to work fairly reliably... I just don't know for how much longer as the Windows OS changes the control application might not be compatible etc..
I have three Alert 750 cameras installed; one outdoor aimed at the back of the house and yard, one installed indoor in the garage and the third is inside the porch covering the front door. All are using Powerline networking with a mix of Logitech Alert Powerline units connected to the cameras and TP-Link AV500 Powerline units at the router and other areas. It works well. These units are installed in Canada using 120VAC over the home electrical wiring.
I am interested in the Panasonic Nubo due to the outdoor rating, WiFi and cellular and SD storage on board. But no idea when that product and cloud service will be available in the US (Canada even later)... one feature that I liked about the Logitech Alert was the capability for cameras to store video on the local SD card and the PC software would download from the cameras for longer term storage and review. Plus the cameras would send email alerts with a snapshot to my email (and to others if configured)
Here my newbie list of features for a replacement system:
- Camera that is 720p or higher with 30fps (Logitech was only 15fps)
- Capability to store on local SD card and to an NVR connected to home TV w/HDMI
- Powerline and PoE networking or WiFi 802.11n minimum; 802.11ac 5Ghz optimal
- Capability to send email alerts based on rules/settings
Thanks in advance for your feedback..