Smart home CCTV

Discussion in 'Alarms, CCTV & Telephones' started by JonnyMercUK, 29 Aug 2018.

  1. JonnyMercUK

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    I'm very much into Smart home devices, we've moved into a project property which is allowing me to put what I want in.

    I'm onto the CCTV now, i'm not sure whether to go for wired/battery powered, IP/analogue. I've seen quite a lot of hype about Hikvision which looks a good system to use if I was going down the wired route.

    Integration with my other devices would be good, so for instance Alexa. The Arlo cameras seem to do this.

    Does anyone have any advice?
     
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    Not really looked into Alexa integrated cctv cameras what will Alexa do for you with them? I mean I can ask Alexa to switch plugs on and change temperature but I don’t know what I could ask to do with cctv as it is always on and always recording?

    Anyway my advice stay away from battery powered and wireless if possible. Nothing beats a hard wired system and Hikvision has my vote I have a 6 camera system which is great.
     
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    Agree with above. Also with Hikvision you (a) have better definition (4, 5 or 6 Mp cameras) and (b) you can select the correct type of camera for each location.
     
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    Thanks for the replies, looks like Hikvision is the way to go!

    I installed a cheap analogue kit in my last house so not familiar with the IP camera set up in terms of what hardware I need.

    Any help would be much appreciated.
     
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