After doing quite a bit of research, I found this is the best 4K weatherproof outdoor security camera system you can get out there for the money. There are some $2,000 or $3,000 systems out there that may be just a hair better, but honestly, this one for the price for a full 4K Ultra HD system, you can’t beat it. For one … I should mention actually too that I found a pretty good deal on it, and I put a link in the description for you guys. You guys can check that out.
But the first thing to talk about is the video quality, 4K unbelievably good video quality. Very, very impressed with that. The nice thing about it is the resolution is so high that you can capture the small details on people’s faces, license plates and stuff like that. The critical information that you kind of miss with some 720 and even 1080 cameras. The other nice feature about this thing is it has a single cable that runs to it. Both the power and your data is transmitted through a single network cable, so all you need to run is your network cables to where it’s going. You don’t need to run separate power, which is handy.
The cameras themselves are fully metal, and they’re IP67 certified, which means they can be submerged in water completely. They’re entirely sand and dust, dirt resistant to the point where basically, it’s about the highest rating you can get. They’ll never fail on you or anything like that. Of course, they use motion detection. You can have them always on, or you can have it just to set to do motion detection, and I should mention actually what you get with this kit. One, you get four of the 4K cameras. You get four 100-foot cables so that the wires come with it, and you get two terabytes of storage on your hard drive, which can be put anywhere in the house.
And what’s nice too is this uses the new H265. That’s the new high-efficiency video Codec. Very, very efficient because 4K video, believe it or not, takes up quite a bit of space, but with the HVC Codec, it’s like twice as efficient as the older H264 Codec was, and that was very efficient, to begin with. It will record a lot of videos. It has an excellent night vision interface. It will be able to see 100 feet with ambient light, which is basically what most subdivisions or homes have. There’s going to be always ambient light going on so figure about 100 feet. But if you do live in the country or somewhere with complete, absolute pitch black darkness, it’ll do 65 feet.
This will work with the Amazon Echo and Alexa system, but most people use it with the IFTTT program or app, which is called If this, then that. It’s straightforward to program little thing where you can tell it to do stuff if certain things happen. You could say if it senses motion, send me a notification, or if it detects movement, a record for 10 minutes and send me a message, or turn on lights. You can connect it with your house, which is nice too. For example, you can set it so if it detects motion, it’ll start recording, and it’ll turn on all your lights in your house if you have those also connected to a Smart Home. It’s a nice feature to have, and it works well too.
But yeah, anyway it’s a great starter system that you’ll never need to upgrade or anything like that. It’s both really well-built, very easy to use, very easy to set up, and records excellent quality video.