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Think outside the house too, your lawn will be healthier with the help of smart sprinkler controllers and you might even save on your water bill. The one big advantage in going with a wireless home security system over a hard wired setup is in the installation cost. You will save hundreds if not thousands of dollars in installation costs by going wireless. In fact if you can hang a picture on the wall, odds are you can install a wireless security system yourself. With a wireless security system there are no wires to run other than the electrical cord on the control interface. You'll likely just need to be able to screw in a sensor here and there, or in some cases just stick it on via the adhesive backing. That means you or a paid installer won't have to drill through walls, concrete, steel, fish for and run wires through walls, and hook everything up to your home's power box which could even need a costly electrical addition. The larger the property usually also means the bigger the savings when it comes to wireless home security installation. When it comes to choosing the wireless home security system that is proper for you, you will want to consider what options are best for your needs. Generally a system that supports a variety of different sensor and detector options is a good choice. That way you can add onto the system as you see fit, and further improve the overall safety and security of your home.

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Amcrest bundles their NVRs and cameras in a wide range of combinations, so you are sure to find a kit that matches your exact needs. The NVR in this kit is a 4 channel affair which can record all the channels simultaneously at up to 1080p. It can also do motion detection on all the channels and send email alerts. One thing I really like about Amcrest is that they do not try to lock down their products and trap you in their ecosystem. Since the NVR supports the ONVIF standard, you can add any 3rd party camera from manufacturers like Hikvision, Dahua, Sony, Vivotek, and even Foscam Amcrest’s nemesis whom they had a falling out with and the reason for the Amcrest brand being created. The camera included in this kit appears to be the IP2M 842EB model, which can also be purchased separately. These are 1080p 2MP IP cameras that ca do night vision and have a very good IP67 weather rating. They are also ONVIF compliant so can be used with ONVIF compliant NVRs or a DIY NAS NVR system if you have one. Using the Amcrest smartphone app, you can login to the NVR at any time to see a live feed of all the cameras as well as recordings. See the full datasheet of this NVR hereopens in new tab. PROS:Good image quality with 1080p camerasWide 3rd party camera support through ONVIF standardIR LEDs provide night vision capabilityVery good value for moneyUSB Backup feature2 way audio voice chat possibleCONS:No advanced motion detection methods such as line crossing, intrusion or dwell detectionFree smartphone app could be better – it lacks basic features such as push notifications, paid version needed reallyNo redundant storage due to single SATA interface, cannot write to networkNo scheduled USB backup optionNo alarm in/out connectionsCheck Price on AmazonBack to comparison tableBest Value 4 ch Wireless Security Camera System: Reolink 1080p 4 channel NVR Kit with 4 1080p PoE/WiFi cameras and 1TB hard drive Reolink RLK4 210WB4 NVR Features4 channel recording @ 1080p supportedPoE enabled1TB hard drive included, max.