Looking for an outdoor camera wth live iOS support and recording. Ideally integrated with Samsung SmartThings to if possible, in UK
I’ve just seen the “Ring” stick on camera, looks decent, but pricey, with the solar panel as well otherwise be on charge all the time? and £25/year for cloud recording
Anything else? Is it possible to record to my NAS maybe somehow? its a Seagate type that allows certain apps on it.
What do others use?
Probably your best bet would be blink
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It comes with free cloud storage and NAS is easily set up.
After that I would go with arlo pro hub and just regular arlo camera, that way you get free cloud and have ability to store locally with no extra workaround
Thanks will have a look, found it on UK Amazon (I’m in UK)
Does it integrate fine with SmartThings? How long is battery life? looks lie great idea. never heard of them though?
reading through it just read this…was almost perfect…
“The Blink camera was built for indoor use, however customers have successfully used Blink in protected outdoor areas (such as under an awning, on a covered porch, etc.) as long as it remains dry and within its operating temperature range of 32 to 95 degrees F. The camera is not waterproof and any exposure to moisture and/or temperatures outside the operating range will void our one-year limited warranty.”
Yes both of them do and I know that the arlo pro solution works well as a good friend of mine is a professor at Leeds Beckett University and uses them himself.
I installed blink outside my parents in upstate NY , simply sealed it with silicone and lasted through some of nastiest weather coming of 2 great lakes without any issues.
Also for Blink cameras, you will need to use integration by
@RBoy. He is the unofficial ST integrator. And Blink acknowledges him as such on their support page.
NOTE: THIS INTEGRATION HAS BEEN SUSPENDED BY AMAZON AFTER THE BLINK ACQUISITION
Check out the
Blink IFTTT Integration for SmartThings
Folks have been requesting to integrate Blink Camera with SmartThings, so here it is finally. This has been approved by Blink. A big thank you to Blink’s management and engineers for their support in making this happen.
For those who don’t know Blink, it’s a VERY cool HD wireless camera that runs on a battery (about 1-2 years per set of 2 batteries)/USB power and uses a PIR motion detector to detect intrusion and start recording a clip / see a live video and connects via Wifi (totally wirefree). You will need to buy a Blink sync module which can support up to 10 Blink Cameras. You can find more details about it here http://blinkforhome.com/