I found a dash cam that fits your requirements:
AUKEY Dash Cam, Full HD 1080P, 170° Wide Angle Lens, Night Vision, Car Dashboard Camera
It sells for $90 on Amazon.com
Supports recording resolutions of: 1080p 30fps, 720p 30/60fps, 480p
No wifi or internet connection
Saves to a MicroSD card (up to 128GB)
Good night vision capaiblity (according to product ...
I've used Topaz (GE) for many years and was pretty strong. That brand has been acquired by Interlogix and they have since discontinued it for TruPortal.
It meets all of your points with the exception of the first (good looking) and the last (not designed by idiots); those are purely subjective and impossible to quantify.
Use the NVR.
It’s a dedicated piece of equipment that will consume less energy than a windows 10 computer. NVR’s also contain different hard drives that are specifically made for constant writing and over-writing of video (they last longer).
In my house the NVR is tucked away (and cleverly disguised) on a closet shelf. This adds to security as an ...
For starters, make sure that if you get a third party modem/router you get an approved device since you'll be up a creek if you want Comcast to acknowledge that you have an Internet outage because of them. Their support page gives some tips on selecting an approved one. Supposedly there's an Amazon page that has a bunch of approved modems/routers as well, ...
I've purchased a couple of years ago an in-house wireless camera system made by Tonton, currently available via Amazon.
I did not want any requirement for outside network access and the linked system does not appear to require it. The router engages the cameras automatically and does share my home network, but that merely allows me to view the cameras via my ...
https://www.amazon.com/Linkind-Security-Starter-Control-Protection/dp/B07W49TS34 is a non-WiFi system which fulfills all your requirements. It includes a 110dB Siren Alarm, PIR Motion Sensor, and a pair of Door/Window Sensor sets. It uses ISM (Industrial, Scientific, and Medical) radio frequencies and therefore does not need a license.
I second @user: use your provider's router/modem as a bridge and your own router behind that. Waaay less hassle and not using their hardware does not gain you anything honestly.
If you are worried about eavesdropping: don't. Wether you use your ISPs modem or not won't change a thing. One thing which you could do is set up a site-wide VPN which is supported ...
The Sesame smart lock from Candyhouse allows for bluetooth operation, as many of these products provide, but also allows one to open the deadbolt manually. When the lock is operated manually, from within or outside, logging and notification is available.
This may not meet your requirements, as one cannot determine if the action is performed with a key or by ...
A package like the KKmoon HW0029 or the FREECAM C310 would probably do it pretty neatly.
To mount something on the poll you can use a bracket like this https://www.ebay.com/itm/Pole-Mount-Bracket-SUNLUXY-Universal-Column-Camera-Mounting-Bracket-8-inches-/282935918551
Does the D-LINK DCH-S150 (http://us.dlink.com/products/connected-home/wi-fi-motion-sensor/) suits you?
It's connected to your local wifi and registered onto your D-LINK account which leads to a control from the D-LINK app on your smartphone.
I love their "weather" station (I have 5 independent "weather" stations with a total of 13 additional add-on indoor modules - never even the smallest hiccup with any of them).
I also have their "Presence" external camera at one site. It is mains powered & WiFi (only 2.4GHz) and when it works, it works wonderfully (HD, night IR, ...