- Jan 17, 2017
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HI @ipcamtalkingAfter reading through this thread I gather two things. All youtubers are considered a joke and we shouldn't watch the hook up. Other than IPCT forums (Video Tutorials are all outdated), are there any video resources that will help us set up the system the "correct" way? I'm just curious Only because I've set up 6 systems in the last 2 years from the hook up's videos and all are working as expected. I get his videos are limited, but so are a lot of people's surveillance needs. From what I learned most people just want SOMETHING, and when I tell them "how about 24/7 recording for up to a month or more with remote access and zero recurring fees?", the answer is usually a sound YES. I always declare I'm not a "Pro" and that they'll get exactly what I am offering. Is there something other than the hook up we should check out?
Youtubers .. many are in the business of getting ads .. this may limit the quality of their videos and influence the type of videos they produce, often this means less truth and more hype, more emotional messaging and less rational.
There are some youtubers who are horrible on advice, and others who are good .. normally to tell the difference you need to know about the topic enough to be able to make a judgement.
TheHookUp is getting better, and I appreciate that. Many of his early videos on security cameras were Reolink love fests .. which gave inaccurate assessments and thus were very misleading.
At first they looked good to me, then once I started to look closer I saw numerous errors and omissions.
To be fair, I see that in other videos also .. few youtubers cover 100% of the job you need to do for any task well enough - often you have to find various quality presenters to get a solid view.
With Reolink that is far harder, as Reolink has done a lot of social promotion so it is hard to find quality videos giving accurate assessments of Reolink and similar cheap camera solutions.