No, seriously - I am a VMWare/Hyper-V Senior Engineer and love me some virtual systems. But, physical security at my home is a growing priority. I picked up some Blink cameras (5 pack) aaaand am shipping them back this week, most likely. Been looking around a lot, and I think this is the route I'm going: Optiplex Micro PC Core i3-7300 8gb DDR4 m.2 OS drive Blue Iris Enterprise 3.5 or 2.5 storage drive Intention is to script a nightly archive to my Synology NAS (2) Dahua 8MP Bullet PoE - North East / South East corners of my home These will be angled to cross, centered on the top of my U shaped drive (1) Dahua 8MP Turret - rear patio of my house This will cover the only other entrance to my home, including the sidewalk approach (???) Less expensive WiFi cameras for my wife's chicken coup/runs Unifi 8-port switch Probably going with the 4-poe 60W version for cost savings, I have PoE injectors for my Unifi wireless APs My big unknown is the overall setup/mounting and wiring i'll have to do. I'm comfortable with 90% of the configuration side, but running Cat6 in my attic and out my eves will be a new task for me =) I am still getting the CFO approval on the Dahua side - Amcrest and Reolink do have competitive options to me, more so as they have 8MP Wireles, which would be a MUCH easier deployment for my Patio, vs running a conduit for ethernet under my walkway. Anyways, look forward to digging into the forums more!