I’m planning to install a couple of cameras to monitor around my house. I’m currently planning just two cameras along the two long walls of the house, but I might add one or two monitoring the garage and driveway.
A colleague of mine uses a couple of Ubiquiti cameras and their NVR box, and that seemed nice to me.
This is still an option but, as I understand it, by choosing them I will be “locked in” since it’s a closed system (?).
I’m not entirely sure I will incorporate anything regarding the surveillance system into my small OpenHab system, but it sure would be nice to be able to if I want to at a later stage.
I’m planning to use an old i5 (4670 maybe?) with 8Gb of ram as my NVR, and possibly move my OpenHab2 installation from my RPi to that machine as well.
So, what software and cameras offer reasonable functionality, stability, price and security?
Is Zoneminder the way to go? Can I access the (live and recorded) video remote in a secure way?
(I would say that network security is my biggest fear, since I know almost nothing about it, other than it’s important…)
Any tips on reasonably priced, PoE powered, secure, high quality outdoor cameras to match a software candidate? Just any ONVIF camera with good reviews?