Suggestion for Outdoor Wifi Camera

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GreyHenna

Hi guys,

Please suggest a outdoor wifi camera used for security purposes.

Need night vision.live feed, storage to sd card and access recording/live away from home.

I shortlisted Take a look at this PHILIPS Philips Smart 360° Wifi Outdoor Security Camera (HSP3800) Security Camera on Flipkart
https://dl.flipkart.com/dl/philips-smart-360-wi...

I can also see many cheap models. Will cheap ones get the job done?

Also what is 4 channel, 1 channel . Which is better?

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Firestorm Firestorm
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If you're looking to monitor multiple areas, a 4-channel system would be better. However, if you only need to monitor one specific area, a 1-channel system would suffice. So, it depends on your specific needs and the areas you want to cover.

Generous Generous
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check TP-Link Tapo series, I find it decent and reliable so far

Deal Lieutenant Deal Lieutenant
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shortlisted one will perfectly solve your problem.

cheaper one majorly face quality issues. 

4 channel means you can pair 4 individual Cameras to one viewing device and watch.

since it is a wireless device, this capability allow 4 cameras without need of DVR.

Cool Cool
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I see in some forums that cloud subscription is needed for live feed outside the wifi network. Could you please tell How to check if it is needed for this model

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Deal Subedar Deal Subedar
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I would suggest you to look at TP-Link's offerings too. One of the thing you got to consider while buying stuff today is the user interface (software), scalability and the overall ecosystem. At least I don't like to have multiple apps to manage multiple products!

Benevolent Benevolent
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First thing first, which area do you require CCTV for? With a 4 channel CCTV system you can connect up to 4 cameras to an NVR or DVR.While you can operate only 1 camera with 1 channel system.For e.g. you can consider the difference between a single SIM and a dual SIM mobile phone.

Bro, it entirely depends on your security requirements.I would advice you to choose an option that allows for future expansion ( think of RAM expansion).Suppose you install a 4 channel DVR, but if you need to add even 1 more CCTV cameras in the future, you will have to purchase a new DVR (8 channel).

If you only require a wireless security system, you won't require a DVR but first determine your requirements.

Cool Cool
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I don't want to do dvr. I'll go with wifi ones only.

For now I'm installing only one and may install 1 more, Not more than that. 


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Generous Generous
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wifi ones are unreliable ... my 4 wifi cameras in dustbin .

get proper physical / wired CCTV setup for peace of mind . 

Deal Lieutenant Deal Lieutenant
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Which model you used as wifi camera? And what was the problem

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Deal Newbie Deal Newbie
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Use Hikvision Ezviz C8C Outdoor camera. Works like a charm. Even has flashlight, full color night vision and 360 maneuverability from app. Has 18 months warranty. Personally I am fully satisfied with the service.

Outdoor cams are great but nothing is indestructible, you should provide as much protection as you can from direct rain and sunlight.

Cool Cool
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Thanks for your suggestion.

I'm going to place it in shade only.No direct sunlight or rain

Deal Lieutenant Deal Lieutenant
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https://amzn.in/d/i...QF

How's this model ?

Benevolent Benevolent
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Philips is superior to this. 

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Generous Generous
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Wireless me kya option hai.. i need 4camera to watch in tv with app.. aisa koi hai kya.. op ka link me jo hai usme 4 camera hai kya? Btw i have one mi camera but its not outdoor and 2nd can watch in mobile only..

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
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I have two mi cameras kept outside (protected from sun & rain) for the last 3 years. The SD cards get corrupted sometimes. You can use the Mi home app in TV to watch live feeds.
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