@medz Reminds me of a recent instagram ad for some Google hub thing where the woman taps the screen and then sits there with a big satisfied smile, drinking her coffee and watching her baby cry alone in the other room.
@Macoland Solid maybe… RTSP support is kinda there, but hardly official. And like many of the more hubless/standalone units these days, the emphasis is solely on cloud, with limited support for local storage via SD. Add that to the extremely odd and limited codec support and 25fps video, and I’m going to say no thanks. I’d stick with other models that the BlueIris community seems to like better.
Similar issues with the door/window sensors, which show little to no compatibility with major systems or protocols, such as Z-Wave, Zigbee, or HomeKit. Just because it can talk to Amazon hardly impresses.
@mydrivec > I bought two Zmodo older cams here…ok, maybe on Woot. Both died within 6 months
This … and yet I just bought 2 more. I like the Android phone app, the all-in-one aspect of the various internal/external sensors (when they work), and the cloud storage options are among the most flexible.
Of the old ones, one went into an endless setup loop after a power outage and the other is exhibiting some sort of sensor burn-in that renders 2/3s of the field of view dark, but I just realized that my previous purchase also came with a 3 year warranty so I’ll let y’all know how that goes.
Camera: $20 stationary, $30 pan. Includes rolling 14-day cloud storage of event videos (motion or sound detected, up to one 12-second clip every 5 minutes) and supports local SD storage card for continuous local video storage (overwrites oldest video when card is full)
Sense starter kit $20 (2 contact sensors & an IR motion sensor)
@FeralRants Some ISPs block ports to prevent you from running a spaming email server or web server on their infrastructure. This may depend on if you have home or business class service. I’ve experienced this before but easily got around it by using non standard ports that don’t get blocked. Not sure why they would block ports used by Zmodo cameras though.
Zmodo is good. I have 2 external cams, doorbell cam, 4 door sensors, one internal cam, and 2 leak sensors. Needless to say i have a lot of experience with their products. I use it as an unmonitored security system. They are very good products. Updates are fairly regular. Phone/tablet interfaces are friendly. Their is also a website you can go to. Notifications arrive 90% of the time within 2-3 seconds.
@aarond12 Honestly, that seems about consumerist/corporate level “edgy” (not really edgy, but we want to safely project the image that we’re “hip” and edgy). It reminds me of the people who are always talking about “thinking outside the box”. Those who genuinely think outside the box don’t talk about it nearly as often.
I’d genuinely appreciate a picture that includes a sign, maybe accessorized with blood, that says, “Just fucking do it”. Same general message, a little more emphatic.
@petrosclark I really wish Google Assistant supported better IFTTT integration (i.e., this should or at least could be handled at another level). I see no reason that the lights shouldn’t automatically turn on as I pull into the driveway. I hate having to shout as we enter the door (closest device is around the corner and there’s no other reason to put one closer).
This could be super cool if it functioned as a Google Home Assistant, had a video screen and better facilitated video chat. All of which seems at least within reach. Fix that shit, Zmodo. And get back to us.
The APP is pure garbage. No one can get the app to connect to the WiFi. Contacted their customer support… And they were as useful as nipples on a bumble bee. Guess I’ll be sending this pile of poopy Kaka back. Thanks for nothing Meh.