My main requirement is a system that works for security. I don’t mind running power. But my home isn’t network wired so I need wifi. So cleaverloop is an option. I currently have foscam but I don’t like the offline storage for these cameras (I have old models). I like the Dlink and I really like the option to record data to the dlink storage device they have but that device needs a networked connection. So it make it hard to hide the storage, if the thief can just steal the storage device it makes it somewhat useless. Cleaverloop has free offline storage for 7 days of clips which I like.
Arlo - Like but delayed video is a deal breaker
Blink - OK but 10 second clip seems too short, No local storage, can’t record when watching live video
Foscam - I have experience with these and currently own two indoor units. Mostly happy with them but outdoor units are hard to wire with a huge wire bundle. I have also found these to be buggy at times. They are a strong contender but I would like something with cloud storage included if possible.
cleaverloop - Has local storage of clips onto an SD card and can record 24/7 video onto an attached hard drive, has cloud storage, negatives include inability to record live, cloud storage is just clips
dlink - has local storage but no cloud, ip camera so plenty of live view apps which can record
I like cleaverloop because of both local 24/7 recording and cloud clips.
Dlink is a strong option but lack of cloud concerns me I would have to hide the base much better in this case.