Best Home Security Cameras

Purchased house with alarm system already wired. No power tho.

I can’t find the transformer for the life of me. Where are some common places installers tuck these away? And is it common for when someone moves – that they (realtors or whoever) sabotage the system? I’ve checked all the closets/utilities rooms/garage/attic. In the attic I see that a wire that looks like the others is going over and down where all the other mains wires go down to the fuse box, however near the fuse box I don’t find anything, and inside it just looks like normal romex style…

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Does the type of outdoor camera I want even exist?!?

Hi, I’ve been searching online for a long time and figured I’d post here to see if anyone has seen or heard of what I am looking for…starting to think I’m S.O.L. Requirements (MUST HAVES) ============ 1) Must be completely wireless camera (i don’t want to drill holes and run cable through my roof (not even power cable) so must be rechargeable battery operated. 2) NO MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION (no cloud, or any other recurring fee to view captures past or present) 3) Motion activated captures and ability to configure area…

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Does such a spec exist?

I am a bit overwhemled searching various different NVR based systems and can’t find anything which confirms this spec. Does it exist or am I making this up? I’m looking for a NVR system that has all this: * Backs up (video not images) to the cloud (instantly in small chunks) incase a burglar steals the DVR. * I’d like to set it up to backup to Google Drive, if not something else free. * Can connect to the DVR via my PC/network to download the videos/mp4s. * View instant…

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Thots on Q-see system at Costco? 8-channel, 2TB NVR and 4 5MP cameras for $450?

Here is the link to the Costco listing [Q-See 8-Channel 4K UHD NVR with 2TB HD, 4 5MP Cameras with Color Night Vision](https://www.costco.com/Q-See-8-Channel-4K-UHD-NVR-with-2TB-HD%2C-4-5MP-Cameras-with-Color-Night-Vision.product.100423966.html) How is Q-See as a brand? I don’t see too many posts on r/homedefense talking about Q-see systems. Are they not good?

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House is wired with 12V motion and glass sensors everywhere and has a signal safety control panel but we’re not using the alarm company. Can I monitor all these sensors myself?

So I moved into a new home and don’t know what to do with the fancy alarm system that’s installed. Previous owners paid for monthly monitoring which I don’t want. But I don’t wanna just take it down because all the sensors are wired internally and would be cool to monitor on my phone. Would also like something somewhat future proof if I wanted to change some of the motion detectors to cameras or what not. Any suggestions welcome.

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2Gig CP21 Panel Power Wiring?

I’m looking to replace my current home alarm system with a Konnected Alarm Panel and use a fire tablet. Looking at my current panel, I don’t understand how the power wires are configured. From my closet there is a black and red wire connected to a 14v dc wall plug. On the power terminals of my panel, I was expecting to see the corresponding ends of those wires but instead I see a bunch of different color wires plugged in, seen here https://imgur.com/a/YWLkBOb. Would I be able to use some…

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