hi nayr, thanks for all these info. means a great deal to me! another question with 6mm, i notice that there are various lens options to choose from. from what i can tell the smaller mm gives wider viewing angle? or have i got the whole concept wrong?
Glad I read this, I was considering going the blue iris route, but it seems NAYR has me researching the Dahua NVR route instead.
I'm looking for easy maintenance, low electric bill etc .... but i'd like some bells and whistles too..
1.Network Question, i may have 4 of my 8 cams 80 to 100 feet away from the basement poe switch, is it wise to maybe mount a 2nd poe switch say in the garage near those cams and uplink that 2nd poe switch back to the main? or am i within the distance tolerances?
2. is AliExpress reliable as a seller?
3. does anyone recommend a dealer? (I'm in the US)
Note: I am not a HikVision or WD rep in any way. I just usually buy all the same with the assumption that they will all work together, and they did.
So far, I'm extremely happy with my setup. I still need to tweak all the cameras a bit but I love it. I also love that my router traffic has very little impact from the cameras because it all goes to an NVR directly.
Only downfall so far is the noise of the NVR. I plan to rectify this with another fan. The NVR is already in a temperature controlled room so I don't believe that changing the fan to a lower/quieter CFM will do anything negative. Hope this helps you.