I am planning a couple of 4-6 camera systems for myself and another family member. I previously had a basic 1080 Zmodo system that bit the dust in an electrical storm. Not sure if any of my existing ip cameras still function. I am very much a DIY guy and fairly tech handy, but a little rusty on complex networks. Cut my teeth on Netware and windows 3.11 to tell my age. lol Looking for 8 channel NVR's with various cameras. So I am very much leaning towards piecing together a system or two. I have one location that I would like to view oncoming traffic at about 600 meters, so I am keenly interested in a long range camera. I have been spending more time than I should trying to decide on a system and I stumbled upon this site. This site looks like a great resource, I must say. However, I do see quite a lot of recommendations for a specific vendor - Andy. I do wonder if these are genuine and independent. Seems like the go to vendor. Anyway, see you around.