I'm a newb looking to learn about ipcams. I was looking to add some security cameras to my residence, and made the mistake of installing EZVIZ Wifi Cameras outside. I figured since I was using the new Google Mesh Wifi, it would be sufficiently strong for maintaining a connection to the cameras mounted on our garage, where I have no wired internet (POE not possible). EZVIZ as I understand it, are HIKVISION cameras, but use a proprietary connection. All things being equal, the picture quality was decent,and the app was OK. However, I added the EZVIZ NVR, and found out that you can not access the recorded video without the cameras being connected. In other words, if the camera was broken or stolen, it would not be possible to retrieve any of the recorded content. Seems to be a major design flaw. Wifi cameras don't seem to be too popular, likely because of the unstable connection. That said, any thoughts about using Powerline adaptors to get a stable connection to the garage which would feed into a POE switch? I would then be able to connect the IPCAMs to this POE switch. That said, I started looking into DVR software and it lead me to Blue Iris, which lead me here. I've also been impressed with the content around the Dahua cameras. I'll continue searching the forum to figure out how best to meet my security needs. It sounds like the Dahua turret camera with Starlight is very well regarded.