Is using IP as a security camera the best option?

spadekevin shared this thanks 10 months ago


I am looking to install a video camera to the front and back of my house for a bit of added security. I have a Linux server that runs 24/7, so my initial thought was to connect a couple of RPis (running motion) and record to the server. I was just wondering whether, in practice, this is the best route - does anyone have any firsthand experience, even?

There are lots of ready-made IP cameras on the market and I was just wondering whether these might be a better option (practically or cost-

wise). Is it even advisable to avoid using the server completely and just buy a separate kit with a DVR and cameras?

Any help will be apprecited.

I didn't find the right solution from the Internet.


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Thank you.

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Hello Kevin,

unfortunately, this has nothing to do with our product lineup, please use another forum in order to discuss products which aren't related to Zipato in any way.

Best regards,


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