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My mother is looking at getting a home security system so she can monitor the house and make sure no one steals anything while her home is being rented out. Problem is she doesn't know the first thing about security systems and I'm not a whole lot better myself.

What we're looking for is something with three or more cameras, two outdoor and one indoor. She want's it to store footage locally on a DVR or something like that so she can go back and watch the footage later. Also, something that connects to the internet would be best so she could view the footage from her phone while she's out and about.

Is something like this good? https://www.newegg.com/laview-lv-941folf4bw-4-channel-kit-solution/p/N82E16881183133

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Subscription services are probably best and much easier to work with. Nest and Ring are recommended. I use Nest product personally, and Ring product at work. Both are basically the same and work well, they both offer indoor and outdoor cams.


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Camera inside the property is a big no-no. If she's that paranoid about her stuff she probably shouldn't be renting. 


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1 hour ago, JohnShepard said:

My mother is looking at getting a home security system so she can monitor the house and make sure no one steals anything while her home is being rented out. Problem is she doesn't know the first thing about security systems and I'm not a whole lot better myself.

What we're looking for is something with three or more cameras, two outdoor and one indoor. She want's it to store footage locally on a DVR or something like that so she can go back and watch the footage later. Also, something that connects to the internet would be best so she could view the footage from her phone while she's out and about.

Is something like this good? https://www.newegg.com/laview-lv-941folf4bw-4-channel-kit-solution/p/N82E16881183133

 No. Do not do that.  Do not ever let anyone stay over. If you do, prepare bad times. It's safe to say you're not a descendent of a knight of hospitaller. I understand you wanted to try out an idea, but i showed my wife your paragraph.  She was horrified. You should seriously be chanting "NO"... If anybody did steal, it could cause you both to get put in jail.  Getting booked at the same time can risk being put in the same cell if the town is even small enough.........

 

Rule of thumb.  Don't do that. Don't think that.  Say no.

 

Now if you needed a  view of the back yard, street, and porch.  Alarms will be misery with the police calls and having to change the alarm all the time.  It would only be used when people weren't staying there really.  Doesnt sound like a money making scheme to me.. if you screw people over don't expect repeat customers.  Good customers leave when you put a bad taste in their mouth. If you only expect trash you'll only ever get theiving peasants for tenants.

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As mentioned by others there are serious legal implications here. They would need to know before making their purchase that the home was under 24/7 video surveillance and I doubt many people would pick that options over another.

 

I mean how would you feel if every hotel you stayed in had video cameras in your room? I mean maybe me and the wife want to get away for a weekend of "fun." Last thing I would want is your mom staring at my hairy ass.

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