I am in the middle of revamping my internet and wifi. While doing all this, I’m also adding an option for 2 to 3 IP cameras (with options to expand in the future if needed). I thought I had everything planned out to the “t” but after reading many of the stickies here, I’m more lost than ever. Here’s a network overview of what I have and what will be added shortly: 1. Cisco/Linksys EA4500 router (soon to be replaced with Ubiquiti USG) currently dropping physical ports left and right 2. Ubiquiti 8 port POE 60w switch (4 POE – good enough for now) 3. 12 port patch panel to hard wired lines all over the house (using 6 now) 4. Unifi AC Lite wireless access point (House Wifi, guest Wifi soon to be VLAN for client isolation) 5. Qnap 219+ (Raid 1, 2 EA 2TB drives) I have limited networking knowledge (Youtube is helpful) and even less IP camera knowledge (here is helpful). The plan had been to throw 2 Reolink cameras in at the front door/sidewalk and driveway and call it good. I had doubts about their quality and confirmed them after looking through on this site. That plan is OUT. Thinking Dahua or Hikvision now – jury is still out on which models. I was going to use the two surveillance station channels on my Qnap NAS and run Vmobile/Cloudlink on my android phone to access from outside. I’ve read a few posts from NAYR and now I’m rethinking my plan. I don’t fully understand how I’m going to set things up – I can bumble through things fairly well to get by. I’m concerned about the following: 1. Overall security from outsiders looking in from the internet. Setting up a VPN per NAYR’s posts will help. a. Will a VLAN for IP cameras help me here? 2. Unsure about Surveillance Station in general. Going to test an IP cam from work this week to see. Not thinking NVR in future – I use my NAS for limited music to Sonos so no problem with space yet. 3. Was going to try out motion detection events only. Not thinking of recording 24/7. 4. Wife would like 2 way audio to the front door. No subscription based anything. I want to do it with all owned equipment – why should I pay for a service?!? 5. If I create a VLAN for the cams, I’m assuming my NAS has to be on the same VLAN for things to work? Is that the reason to run a VPN? 6. Security of Qnap’s Cloudlink from outsiders. I don’t know how this works with ports and I’m downright scared of the unknown. This post is lengthy and may not even be in the right forum category.