Greetings all, Long time lurker in the forum for over a year and it has come time to get my home security going. My main concern with my choices is, I'm i utilizing the right cameras based on my current needs. For the front of my home i want to of course monitor the drive way via the garage and the front of my home. In the back, I want to monitor the pool and pergola area. Ideally, I'd like to cover all aspects of my home but given that I'm on a budget the bare minimum is what i need for now. Upgrades will come within a the next year.....just need to finish the pool project first. My budget is $1000, so here is what I'm planning on getting Option 1 NVR4208-8P-4KS2 WD Purple 4TB (4) HDW4231EM-AS (3.6mm) This setup puts me at about ~$856.20. Coverage of the 4 cameras will be 1 on the garage, 2 front of house, and 1 overlooking pool and pergola in back yard Option 2 NVR4208-8P-4KS2 WD Purple 4TB (1) HDW5231R-ZE (2) HDW4231EM-AS (2) HDW1230S 2MP This setup puts me at about ~$926.55. Coverage for these cameras will be 5231 over the garage, both 4231 front of house, and both 1230 covering the pool and pergola. I prefer option 1 because it allows me to purchase another camera for the main entry way to my home. However I'm not sure which one to get given my entry way faces directly west and after 3pm gets the full wrath of the sun. This is a huge blind spot for me since i have not peep hole or window to see who is at my door. I thought about buying the HDW4231F-AS, but after reading how this needs to be clear of direct sunlight I dismissed this option. What camera/option do you all recommend for the entry door? I've included pictures of my potential placements of my camera for the garage and front of the house. I've also included pictures of my entry way and what I'm working with to give you all a better idea of what might work for me. Front of my home. The red dots are what I think will work for cameras. The green is a another potential camera placement for one of the red dots. Thank you.