IP Cam Talk

Welcome to the new IPCT! If you are having an issue logging in, please clear your cookies / cache.

Hello from NJ

grumpywilson

Young grasshopper
Joined
May 1, 2019
Messages
32
Reaction score
7
Location
NJ
Been doin research on this forum for a few weeks now. Thought I had a plan until I found this site but now it has all changed. Just looking to have my wife and kids feel safe and not wonder what that noise was outside late at night while I'm at work on late nights.
 

grumpywilson

Young grasshopper
Joined
May 1, 2019
Messages
32
Reaction score
7
Location
NJ
Sure will. I've been skimming through them here and there. Tons of great info there
 

SouthernYankee

IPCT Contributor
Joined
Feb 15, 2018
Messages
2,076
Reaction score
1,195
Location
Houston Tx
:welcome:

My standard welcome to the forum message.

Please read the cliff notes and other items in the wiki. The wiki is in the blue bar at the top of the page.

Read How to Secure Your Network (Don't Get Hacked!) in the wiki also.

Quick start
1) Use Dahua starlight cameras or Hikvision darkfighter cameras or ICPT Night eye cameras (https://store.ipcamtalk.com/) if you need good low light cameras.
2) use a VPN to access home network (openVPN)
3) Do not use wifi cameras.
4) Do not use cloud storage
5) Do Not use uPNP, P2P, QR, do not open ports,
6) More megapixel is not necessarily better.
7) Avoid chinese hacked cameras (most ebay, amazon, aliexpress cameras(not all, but most))
8) Do not use reolink, ring, nest cameras (they are junk)
9) If possible use a turret camera , bullet collect spiders, dome collect dirt and reflect light (IR)
10) Use only solid copper, AWG 23 or 24 ethernet wire. , no CCA (Copper Clad Aluminum)

Read,study,plan before spending money ..... plan plan plan
 

grumpywilson

Young grasshopper
Joined
May 1, 2019
Messages
32
Reaction score
7
Location
NJ
I'm thinking about using ipcamtalk 2mp turrets around my house. I want to start out with two cameras and will probably expand to around 8-10 cameras. I am also thinking about using BI to run everything. Just trying to track down a computer to run it on. Not to good with computer specs and value though and think I should buy the computer first. Is that a good start?
 
Top