Home Security System Remote, Cameras Blue Iris. Basics?

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Hello,
I saw a lot of talk about this forum on reddit.

I recently had a relative pass away and I need to go and install a security system there now.

I am probably going to avoid prebuilt NVR's and go with Blue IRIS. probably on a cheap ryzen build with a lot of storage.

Someone said that Dahua IPC-HDW5231R-ZE is a great and amazing camera and from what I've seen it's pretty awesome!

I was wondering if there are any other suggestions that I should look into. I am new to the home security world , but I got a degree in computer science so this shouldn't be too difficult.

I also looked into Blue IRIS tools, Very cool!!!

I would Like Indoor and Outdoor Cameras. But also If there is any other security tips yall have for me, I am all ears, (Like UPS, or PIR sensors) this is all very new to me and I need to get this done ASAP before people steal stuff from his house. <3

thanks

Zombo
 

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Hello,
I saw a lot of talk about this forum on reddit.

I recently had a relative pass away and I need to go and install a security system there now.

I am probably going to avoid prebuilt NVR's and go with Blue IRIS. probably on a cheap ryzen build with a lot of storage.

Someone said that Dahua IPC-HDW5231R-ZE is a great and amazing camera and from what I've seen it's pretty awesome!

I was wondering if there are any other suggestions that I should look into. I am new to the home security world , but I got a degree in computer science so this shouldn't be too difficult.

I also looked into Blue IRIS tools, Very cool!!!

I would Like Indoor and Outdoor Cameras. But also If there is any other security tips yall have for me, I am all ears, (Like UPS, or PIR sensors) this is all very new to me and I need to get this done ASAP before people steal stuff from his house. <3

thanks

Zombo
before cameras, the first thing you need to do is install an alarm system.
 
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before cameras, the first thing you need to do is install an alarm system.
are there diy recommendations that can work with a PC like blue IRIS? or is the recommended alarm system setup Commercial installers?

sorry for my naivety this is all kind of sudden for me.

thank you again for your help
 

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Welcome to the forum.
The alarm system Fenderman is talking about is a regular home alarm system
1) has a siren inside and out.
2) break glass sensors,
3)Door open sensors
4) window open sensors.
5) motion detection inside.
6) ability to call out to a monitoring center or your cell phone.

Cameras are nice for security, but they are a second line of defence, They are mostly for after the fact. To get cameras to work as the primary line of defence takes alot of work to get them configured correctly.

I am not a fan of the ring cameras, but look at there alarm system New Ring Alarm System 199

I have a wired home alarm system, that i installed my self , I use a local monitoring service.

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My standard welcome to the forum message.

Please read the IP Cam Talk Cliff Notes and other items in the IP Cam Talk 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) If you do not have a wired monitored alarm system, get that first
2) Use Dahua starlight cameras or Hikvision darkfighter cameras or ICPT Night eye cameras (Store | IP Cam Talk) if you need good low light cameras.
3) use a VPN to access home network (openVPN)
4) Do not use wifi cameras.
5) Do not use cloud storage
6) Do Not use uPNP, P2P, QR, do not open ports,
7) More megapixel is not necessarily better.
8) Avoid chinese hacked cameras (most ebay, amazon, aliexpress cameras(not all, but most))
9) Do not use reolink, ring, nest cameras (they are junk), no cloud cameras
10) If possible use a turret camera , bullet collect spiders, dome collect dirt and reflect light (IR)
11) Use only solid copper, AWG 23 or 24 ethernet wire. , no CCA (Copper Clad Aluminum)
12) use a test mount to verify the camera mount location. My test rig: rev.2
13) (Looney2ns)If you want to be able to ID faces, don't mount cams higher than 8ft. You want to know who did it, not just what happened.
14) Use a router that has openVPN built in (Most ASUS, Some NetGear....)
15) camera placement use the calculator... IPVM Camera Calculator V3

Cameras to look at
IPC-HDW2231R-ZS Review-Dahua IPC-HDW2231RP-ZS Starlight Camera-Varifocal
IPC-HDW5231-ZE Review-Dahua Starlight IPC-HDW5231R-ZE 800 meter capable ePOE
IPC-HFW4239T-ASE IPC-HFW4239T-ASE
IPC-T5442TM-AS Review IPC-T5442TM-AS-LED (Full Color, Starlight+)
IPCT-HDW5431RE-I Review - IP Cam Talk 4 MP IR Fixed Turret Network Camera
DS-2CD2325FWD-I
IPC-T5442TM-AS Review-OEM 4mp AI Cam IPC-T5442TM-AS Starlight+ - 4MP starlight+
IPC-T2347G-LU Review of the Hikvision OEM model IPC-T2347G-LU 'ColorVu' IP CCTV camera. (DS-2CD2347G1-LU)

Other dahua 4MP starlight Dahua 4MP Starlight Lineup

My preferred indoor cameras
DS-2CD2442FWD-IW
IPC-K35A
If interested in Blue Iris and other setup items see the following post

Read,study,plan before spending money ..... plan plan plan
Test do not guess
 
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