I am looking to install some security cameras outside my house. After doing some research., there seems to be so many types and systems on offer. I am not looking for anything too sophisticated just something with a decent pi cture quality such that you can see peoples faces/ number plates etc. etc. in both day light and pitch black.
My house is fully wired with cat6 cable connected to a Gbit switch and I ha ve a couple of servers (linux) which are always on. My broadband speed is not great (around 1mb upload, 6 download).
The system itself ----------------- In trying to find the best option, I guess ideally I would like to use my h ome network/ servers etc. as it feels like I would have more flexibility go ing forward with software options, backing up to the cloud, remote access e tc. If I went down this route, what sort of camera would I use? I haven't found any external USB cameras. I have found wireless cameras but have hea rd you have to be careful that they are not hackable/ blocked.
Almost all systems I have come across seem to have their own system, softwa re etc. Also it looks like the cameras are connected via a coax type conne ctor and some power leads. Assume there is a good reason why people don't d o what I was thinking about?
The cameras ----------- What sort of spec should I look out for to get decent enough pictures to he useful? There are lots of HD, H.265 (?) and you seem to get a distance fo r night time vision (is this the right thing to use?). etc.
Any pointers as to how to narrow down my search and advice greatly apprecia ted.
thanks in advance