BI install or NVR, trying to plan a system

Jack Haley

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I need some advice on setting up a camera system for my grandmother.

I'm thinking I only need 5 cameras:


1. Back porch
2. Back Yard
3. Driveway
4. Front porch
5. Garage (inside)

I imagine that 2.8mm, 2 or 4 MP starlight cameras would be best for everything except the driveway camera.

I don't know much about NVR systems, as I use Blue iris myself.
Should I go with a small install of blue iris, or is there a better way?
Any additional thoughts or camera models are appreciated.
Let me know what questions you have.

In the image, the numbers are the areas of coverage, and the arrows are rough camera directions.

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Jack Haley

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I think this is my goal (subject to change at anytime).

Mother in law goals:
be able to see the cameras remotely
be able to look at the recordings if needed

Grandmother goals:
have a screen inside some place where she can see the doors, driveway, and where the dog roams

I'm guessing from the wiki, that you would go for something varifocal that can go to at least 6mm for all but the driveway. For the driveway, I'm guessing the varifocal that goes up to 35mm.
 
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