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Would like to buy security cameras for a house of worship, and software to monitor and record.
It's a good idea to have in writing why you need security cameras and software for such, how many you think you need, the kind of community you serve, the kind of security challenges you have faced in the past, etc. You can add that information here and also write directly security camera companies and tell them why it would be great if they would offer their product at a discount through TechSoup for nonprofits and houses of worship. Sometimes, that voice from the people and communities TechSoup serves can be a very powerful motivator for a company to partner with TechSoup.
Is there a particular product you are interested in most?
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The security cameras you want, depends on the region where you are going to use them. Knowing a trader who deals in these security gadget circles will help you to buy the cameras.
In most cases, the best software is simply the software that works with your cameras, and that offers all the functions you need. Compatibility is the first concern, but you also want it to work well with your device. For example, if your cameras have a zoom function, but your software doesn't allow zooming, then that piece of software is not the best one for you.
For example, if you are using Linux, then you want Linux security camera software. And, some people insist that their software allows them to monitor their cameras from their Smartphones. The great thing about free security camera software is that you can test it out first without the risk of losing your money.
I am pleased to share that TechSoup has introduced a Cisco Meraki security camera that can be found on our site by clicking this link: https://www.techsoup.org/products/cisco-meraki-mv12we-indoor-security-camera-g-53209-
TechSoup does not have every Meraki product in our catalog at this time - so if you have a need for a different Meraki security camera please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to provide you with nonprofit pricing.
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Nowadays, you could actually find a hell a lot of really great security cameras. It depends on the budget that you are ready to spend and what do you actually want from these cameras. Recently, the Wyze Cams are considered really great, especially if you take into account their rather small price. I actually decided to go for the Arlo Pro 4: Best wire-free camera, and besides that I got a business doorbell which are connected between them. You know, I am really pleased with those cameras actually.
Mitch -- I've got 3 types of security cameras for my home (Arlo, Wyze, and Blink).
All three do very different things.
* Arlo is great for outside and gives good quality. Unfortunately they are expensive. The rechargeable batteries need to be changed often for high traffic areas.
* Blink is also great for outside, has less cloud recording functionality, and is quite inexpensive. They use 2 AA lithium batteries.
* Wyze is super cheap and great for monitoring certain rooms. They are like $20-30, but the cloud backend features are not that great.
My advice is to start listing out what you need and an approximately budget, and then you'll narrow down your solution.
I have 4 wyze cams and I really like them
That is interesting i have also 2 of them.
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