Questions tagged [home-security]

For questions about devices involved in home security systems. This is a broad tag, consider using a more specific tag as well.

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Wireless home alarm system that does not need internet?

I am looking for an alarm system that does not require wiring between its different modules, but at the same time I do not want it to be on the internet. The only two modules I'm looking for are door/...
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Indoor tabletop security camera that does not require outside cloud storage and easiest to setup

This may or may not be a duplicate question, but please read on before deciding. So I have tried the foscam brand, but found that they have the you figure it out approach to setup. I have never set ...
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IP Cameras with API support to detect and connect for stream from outside network

I am looking for IP cameras which can be connected to from across the internet using information like Device ID, Credentials. Do you have any recommendations? In this case, I would think the vendor ...
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Recommendations for Modem/Router - Xfinity [closed]

I'm looking to setup my home network with xfinity and am looking for a modem and a router to use. Any suggestions for modems and routers that are compatible with xfinity that would provide as much ...
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USB Security / Mounting / Authentication

I have few questions regarding Pen-drive security. 1. Is there any way to, prevent a pen-drive, to stop detecting on random system. I want to detect my pen-drive on a particular system. Please, ...
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Smart door lock with logging of mechanical key opening

I'm searching smart door lock for my small business. I checked Xiaomi Aqara Smart Door Lock, Igloohome, Samsung lockers but all af them CAN NOT log door openings by mechanical key. Does anyone know ...
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Does a System with Absolutely no Soldered Antennas Exist?

I need a system with absolutely no wireless capabilities for my small business that will solely operate through a wired LAN. Since I have no need for WiFi or Bluetooth, I’d prefer not having to deal ...
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What parts make up a cctv installation at home?

I've scoured the internet and understand the following for cctv installation at home. 1. IP Camera(s) (Bullet or Dome) 2. POE Switch to power the IP Camera(s) Now I'm undecided on the following ...
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Mount an IP camera to the top of a flagpole

I am trying to set up some DIY home security video streams. I have several IP cams, like the D-Link night/day wireless Cloud Cam. The problem is that it's hard to get a good angle and it's hard to ...
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Security Camera: 1080p, 4 megapixel, or 4K?

I plan on installing a security camera on my house. I want the security camera to be wide-angle so that it can capture my porch, driveway, and sidewalk all on video. My house is two stories with 9 ...
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Access control system for a club

A UK-based friend has asked my to recommend a single access control system for a members club/bar* with a single door. (* despite the "home-security" tag). [Update] he now tells me that it should ...
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Battery powered multi-camera outdoor home surveillance system where all video streams can be displayed on 1 screen

The key difference between this and a similar existing question is that I need my cameras to be not only wireless, but battery powered. I have one like this, the Ring "stickupcam", which is perfect ...
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Network Video Recorder

My 3-year-old Lorex NVR is dead. I have six POE HD IP cameras: Lorex models LNB2153 LND2152 MCNB2151 I want to get an 8-16 channel NVR that will work with those, and that will also support newer IP ...
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Cheap CCTV/IP Camera to work with raspberry pi MotionEyeOS Or own its own software

My subdivision is tired of speeders on our street. I would like to setup a camera outside of my house to catch some of the repeat offenders, every house on the street has small children, and its a ...
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Indoor camera with night vision and no Internet access

I am looking for an indoor camera with the following requirements: night vision with infrared (i.e. can see in a 100% dark room) no Internet access needed save video (e.g. on an SD card) at least ...
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Outdoor Webcam for low temperatures and fog

I want to install an outdoor surveillance camera. I looked into many models, but all have rather strange, i.e., non-outdoor, operating conditions they are specified for. Typically they have a ...
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A cloud-based security/alarm/access control solution

I'd like to know if anyone knows of a decent, internet-connected alarm and access control system with modern software, possibly cloud-based or hybrid (on-site controller but it in turn talks to the ...
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Smartphone-controlled motion alarm system

I don't want to pay for a monitored alarm system. I would just like to install some wireless motion sensors that, either directly or via a separate controller that uses the local wifi: Can be armed/...
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Security camera that doesn't use a third party

I am looking for a security camera that I can use to view what's going on in my apartment, without having to use a third party website/app. I am currently using one that requires me to connect to a ...
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Wifi “button” - recommendation

Is there a wifi product that is a simple alarm button? When pressed it would notify my PC through my local wireless network, so i can autosend and email or other message through the web. Generally I ...
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Digital Peephole Viewer

I have a motion-recording camera at my front door, but when the doorbell rings, the app takes so long to come up that I'm already at the door and sometimes it just gets stuck attempting to connect (it'...
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Reliable indoor/outdoor weatherproof home camera system for around $500 [duplicate]

I need a home camera system. It should be reliable and cost around $500, using it for 5 corner home surveillance and a few indoor cameras pointing at living room and down the bedroom hallway. It ...
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Motion sensing home security cameras that work with Windows 10 (or standalone) and have both iOS and Android apps

I have several brands of home security cameras (WiLife, Dlink, Logitech, TrendNet), but they all have issues with Windows 8 and later. What home security cameras exist that work entirely without a ...