Which wifi cameras are better for Blue Iris?

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  1. mehditaly

    mehditaly n3wb

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    Hello,

    I need to get some cameras for Blue Iris V4
    I have already very old cameras from Sricam and Wanscam working well but new generations doesn't seem to work well

    So I want to add new cameras with an affordable price (I can't pay on Amazon) So Ebay or direct Paypal

    My needs :
    Wifi + PTZ + Audio + can be mounted on the wall + with 100% compatibility of all functions with Blue Iris Software.
    Indoor (If outdoor with these functions no problem)

    I searched about reolink but I read on this forum that they don't work on Blue Iris

    Any help please ?
    Thank you a lot
     
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    SouthernYankee IPCT Contributor

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    Look on Amazon they have a large number of junk wifi cameras.

    Please read the cliff notes in the wiki. The wiki is in the blue bar at the top of the page.

    Do not use wifi cameras. They overload your home network, they are easily shut down, blocked.
     
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    Hello SouthernYankee
    Thank you
    We just rent a new local and we are not allowed to make works on walls except fixing cameras
    So I don't have really choice except using WIFI
    Let's say it would be better than nothing
    That's why I don't want to spend on very expensive cameras
    Maybe we move local after some time
     
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    I will really be happy if I can get help here :)
     
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    you have not read the wiki
    any camera can be made wifi by use of a 10 dollar wireless bridge or powerline adapters.
     
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    - I can't find that in the wiki maybe I should search more there
    - Is Andy : EMPIRETECANDY ?
    I read he sells Dahua which work fine on Blue Iris
    I'm right ?

    Thank you to help me as I'm really lost with all these informations :)
     
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    This site has loads of information. I had to read the wiki multiple times and I still refer back. Suggest you review. andy is empiretecandy. Andy sells Dahua. Suggest you reach out with requirements and he is very responsive. Just bought a 13 cam setup from him. But also the blue iris software website has a Compatibility list if you want a starting point to see other brands.
     
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    Wiki is in the top blue bar and also wherever the word is written in a post
     
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    Thank you a lot
    But just I didn't find where to make a non wifi camera as a wifi :)
     
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    spankdog Getting the hang of it

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    That's actually not in the wiki. You would need to purchase an access point, connect it to your network (wirelessly), then wire the camera to the access point.
     
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    lifeatredline Getting the hang of it

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    I have a few installs where I used a tplink cpe210 in client mode where customer didn't want to bury cable across the property to garage, etc. $40 and being solid enterprise grade is a home run.
     
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    I want to add new cameras with an affordable price (I can't pay on Amazon) So Ebay or direct Paypal

    My needs :
    Wifi + PTZ + Audio + can be mounted on the wall + with 100% compatibility of all functions with Blue Iris Software.
    Indoor (If outdoor with these functions no problem)

    I'm not searching an excellent quality but a good quality will be OK for me
    Thank you for your help
     
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    garbage is garage regardless of price. you dont need ptz. Those cameras are only pt no z. You dont need pt.
     
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    Ok Fenderman no need for ptz
    Wifi + Audio + can be mounted on the wall + with 100% compatibility of all functions with Blue Iris Software.
    Indoor (If outdoor with these functions no problem)

    So what do you advice ?
     
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    Thank you for your help
     
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    Thank you a lot @molimelight
    On Ebay I found DS-2CD2442FWD-IW which is cheaper
    Hikvision 4MP Wifi IP Camera DS-2CD2442FWD-IW 4mm Two-way Audio Built-in Micro | eBay

    Are they the same do you think?

    Can it be fixed on the wall or ceiling please?