After shopping I bought this setup. About same price with same cameras. I only use 4 but can place 8. I have access to video, alarms, playback and pictures.I'd like to get some outdoor security cameras hooked up, but I can't find anything that seems to review very well. I really want something that I can quickly look at my smartphone but video recording wouldn't be bad. Really don't want any kind of monthly service either. Anybody use anything that they really like? Considering the Skybell HD system that hooks up where doorbell is.
There is a learning curve and some frustrations including playback. it's slow. There may be better ways. I have not yet needed to find out. It records a tera byte. Hard drive included. That is important and do not over look it.
I can monitor from my android cell phone. Go to meshare.com. Explore it. It works great. To add additional camaras I have to spend around $300.00.
I have had to use the tech support. No complaints. There are reviews online. The negative ones I do not understand.
If you find something better please share it. This is a good topic to sticky.