Vince did all the research. You know how he is. I don’t have a single clue why he chose what he chose but he went with Eufy. Here’s what he got and these are all affiliate links – meaning if you buy from them, I get a bit of commission:
This one is a light/camera combo. Vince ordered two of these and took down two existing outside light fixtures and replaced them with these.
He got several of these gutter mount cameras. He was hoping not to have to drill a bunch of holes but because the gutter guards are in the gutters (maybe screwed in – I didn’t ask too many questions), he came up with another way to mount them. He said there are multiple ways to mount them and they’re very easy to mount.
EDIT: I thought Vince got everything from Amazon but he didn’t. He got the 4 camera kit directly from Eufy.
The doorbell – there is a hardwired doorbell, which we used because the wiring was there, and there’s a battery powered doorbell. The link is to the hardwired dorbell.
I think you can also hook the doorbell into an existing chime/box (whatever you call the noise maker) but the doorbell came with a little box that plugs into an outlet so we used that.
Vince probably would not have installed all the cameras today had it not been for the visitor last night but he installed them all today. I’m not going to show all the areas we have covered but I can see it all from my phone. My phone sends out an alert when the cameras or the doorbell see a human or animal. From one screen on my phone, I can see what’s happening now on all cameras, I can turn on a floodlight on each camera or all cameras and I can make an alarm sound from each camera, as well as speak through the camera via my phone.
I feel like I’m talking way out of my league but I hope anyone interested can figure out what I’m saying. The bottom line is that while the setup wasn’t inspensive, it wasn’t horribly expensive. Vince said it was amazingly easy to set up. As he was setting it up, he kept shaking his head and saying ‘this thing is so smart!’.
Here’s what I can see from the front door camera (which is what Vince named it though it isn’t really at the front door – it catches people walking up to the front door).
I think the image quality is great, even though you see the butchered side of those shrubs <G>.
If you have any questions, you can ask and I’ll see if Vince can answer them.