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I have the beginnings of a plan for our typical 3 bedroom home. Any help is welcome (complete home security noob here).

Blue Iris 4 makes sense to me. It will run on a PC with an i7-3720QM, 4GB, 465GB SSD, 4TB WD external, Win 7(?).

Initial camera setup will be one of these---

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B7K1P28/?coliid=I3KLODUVB9EYGZ&colid=1X3CKCTGJ41UH&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

and several of these---

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DRC93S8/?coliid=IUJQKDAVL8Q43&colid=1X3CKCTGJ41UH&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

using these ---

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DVX8QMJ/?coliid=I12Z1I8ABS5IFL&colid=1X3CKCTGJ41UH&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

and running thru this in the attic(which will replace a Netgear 5-port Gigabit switch...only use two ports now)-

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074PXNRFH/?coliid=IGW62LG124XCE&colid=1X3CKCTGJ41UH&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

I will use this method from Jim Odell, from the Cliff Notes -


All locations have cat5e near to them already (24awg).

Any comments on any of the above will be wildly appreciated... pitfalls? blind alleys?
 

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:welcome:
My standard welcome to the forum message.

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

Read How to Secure Your Network (Don't Get Hacked!) in the wiki also.

Quick start
1) Use Dahua starlight cameras or Hikvision darkfighter cameras or ICPT Night eye cameras (https://store.ipcamtalk.com/) if you need good low light cameras.
2) use a VPN to access home network (openVPN)
3) Do not use wifi cameras.
4) Do not use cloud storage
5) Do Not use uPNP, P2P, QR, do not open ports,
6) More megapixel is not necessarily better.
7) Avoid chinese hacked cameras (most ebay, amazon, aliexpress cameras(not all, but most))
8) Do not use reolink, ring, nest cameras (they are junk)
9) If possible use a turret camera , bullet collect spiders, dome collect dirt and reflect light (IR)
10) Use only solid copper, AWG 23 or 24 ethernet wire. , no CCA (Copper Clad Aluminum)
11) use a test mount to verify the camera mount location. My test rig: rev.2

Read,study,plan before spending money ..... plan plan plan
Test do not guess
 

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Blue iris 5 will be coming out next month. It will not run on a windows 7 machine. But you should be able to do a clean install of windows 10 by using the microsoft media creation tool.

The i7-3720QM CPU is a very old third generation cpu. It may not support hardware GPU acceleration. 4 GB of ram may be small for a pc running .If possible get a faster 64bit cpu . The SSD and disk driver are perfect.

Excellent choice on cameras.
 

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Thanks, southernyankee, for that info.

Much appreciated.

Back to more study & planning...
 

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Camera is good.
Do you need a buried cable. It will work good, but it may be over kill. A lot of people use monoprice cables.
 

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Thanks, SouthernYankee. I finally got back to this project.

All is set up and working great. (I went with that pre-cut shielded cable from above.)

Thanks again for all your help !
 
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