A year into my rennovations and its time to begin putting product in.
My two main issues right now are -
The thermostat ive almost sorted (evohome is winning)
That leaves security.
Im looking for 2 interior cameras, 2 external cameras, ive got a ring pro already (to make 3 externals in total)
Both external sites have mains cable ran to them.
One is within cable run distance of ethernet, the other isn’t.
Both internal sites are next to a mains socket, One is next to a ethernet port, the other could be moved to be by one at a push.
Im running a ubiquity Ac Pro, so adding extra wireless connections isn’t a worry.
I need also an alarm system (more conventional type), doesn’t have to be tied to smart things (i don’t trust the two working together well) however some form of smart system on the alarm from my phone would be good.
I have read the threads on POE/Mains powered cameras tying into blue iris(BI). Did some research on blue iris but cant find anywhere with UK Support or pricing?
So my query’s:
Can BI link up with wireless IP cameras?
I realize BI needs an always on system, would an old laptop hooked up in the corner with one or two HDD’s plugged into the side of it suffice?
Can BI integrate well with smart things?
Can BI integrate into action tiles (live view via tablets around the house?)
can anyone suggest any interior and exterior cameras that would suit if i was going the BI route?
would an all in one system be better, arlo’s, blinks?
Outside of the cameras, is there any smart alarm systems that dont have a monthly fee (i dont care about external company monitors) and that are reliable enough to be worth the cost. Ive looked at the YALE smart kit which i can get with a pretty good discount, but there has been talks about the manual only guaranteeing the servers until end of this year, so im worried that it will be useless come next year.
Any and all other advice gratefully recieved.