Outdoor camera and DVR system

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Old 07-29-15, 06:00 AM
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Outdoor camera and DVR system

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This is for my new home. I would like to build out an outdoor camera & DVR solution but still see a use case with cloud upload. Is it possible to have a hybrid where everything records to a DVR but you also get snapshots being sent to the cloud?

I don't have a crazy budget. Do the Costco camera kits do a decent job like Swann or AvertX do a decent job at day & night? I do plan to have solar powered lights mounted adjacent to my camera focusing on the same scene. For any camera I buy, I want to make sure it ties into home automation and alarm systems in the future

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Old 07-29-15, 06:23 AM
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Most midrange or better DVRs have the ability to send snapshots out to email and/or SMS. About all you can do is read through the datasheets for the DVR you plan to buy.

The quality of the images you get are largely dependent on the cameras you get. Cheap cameras produce lower quality images.

If you just want a general overview of the field of view, the mass-market kits will do an acceptable job.
 
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Old 07-29-15, 06:41 AM
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outdoor cameras - dome or no dome?
 
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Old 07-29-15, 07:10 PM
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Domes are generally more weather resistant, and more vandal resistant.

You have to judge based on your local environment.
 
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