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    Blimey grandad, get with the times, you pull in fibre now, even cat 7 is old hat.
    We're on 40meg FTC which is great inside hardwired to the router for Netflix etc. With a wireless extender, a few homeplugs and APs I've got 100% coverage all around the house. The cable that goes down to the workshop terminates in the cupboard with the meters and the burgalar alarm, the other side of the building from where I've got the router etc. Luckily there are sockets in the cupboard so another (older) pair of homeplugs gets it livened up. At the other end in the workshop I've got a switch and an old 54G AP. I'm getting 8Mbps down there, whcih is better than I hoped for. It's plenty for a Nest camera and Spotify.


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    It's a workshop, not a kitchen.

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    I'm really impressed with these Nest cameras. I bought a pair, one of the conservatory and back door and one for the workshop. Very good resolution and viewing angle, easy to set up, online storage of video footage, alerts to your smartphone etc.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek Badger View Post
    I'm really impressed with these Nest cameras. I bought a pair, one of the conservatory and back door and one for the workshop. Very good resolution and viewing angle, easy to set up, online storage of video footage, alerts to your smartphone etc.


    How many times have they been set off by the kids, or a squirrel?

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    How many times have they been set off by the kids, or a squirrel?
    Lolz. The workshop, once. A pigeon sat on the fence and cast a shadow through the blinds. The camera in the conservatory is constantly alerting me when the cat walks past, you can set up areas of the frame to exclude etc. I just need to get round to it.

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    What is the picture like at night? Not used Nest myself as I have access to pro level kit like below (snapshot from midnight) but may have uses for family if it works well.



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    I bought a NEST camera as I have the NEST thermostat. It is good as to alerts, and you can see the pop up on your phone and,just ignore or look, no problem. Fecking fantastic if I see the alert and its DPD, Hermes etc and I can say take it next door. But unless you pay the subscription for NEST aware, you cant check back into something that happened but only came to light later.

    Mine is the older version camera and can't read a number plate of my neighbours car across the road, but its pretty good for up close stuff. I#m thinking of shift this camera to the back garden and upgrading to a better camera to the front.


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    I'm thinking of getting some sort of camera for back home now the technology has moved on a bit.
    Which ones are best?

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    I was recommended Hikvision kit comprising of IP cameras with a minimum of 4MP resolution, a NVR with minimum of 4Tb storage and web access.

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    Spent most of the day breaking the back on it today. Everything out. Swept. Heating, wiring and stereo sorted. Outside bulbs replaced. 50% unpacked, the rest accessable so I can address it in short evening stints.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Mosschops13 View Post
    What is the picture like at night? Not used Nest myself as I have access to pro level kit like below (snapshot from midnight) but may have uses for family if it works well.

    It's good. Very good. A moth just set it off and sent me an alert, so it might be a bit too sensitive!


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    It's good. Very good. A moth just set it off and sent me an alert, so it might be a bit too sensitive!

    Nice spread on the IR too. Linky for where you bought it?

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    Nice spread on the IR too. Linky for where you bought it?
    https://nest.com/uk/cameras/

    Got a pair from Amazon, all managed from an app/the cloud along with my smoke alarm.

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    I was recommended Hikvision kit comprising of IP cameras with a minimum of 4MP resolution, a NVR with minimum of 4Tb storage and web access.
    Ratty knew his onions about cameras and recommended hikvision and a couple of firms on my local FB page will fit any cctv system but only recommend hikvision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taipan View Post
    Ratty knew his onions about cameras and recommended hikvision and a couple of firms on my local FB page will fit any cctv system but only recommend hikvision.
    I went to school with the wreckless one and he was the one to suggest the Hikvision kit

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