My name is Don and I would love to get your opinion/help on my first system design.
Project is for a house and a horse barn with the following details:
-- Each location gets 8xIP cameras, total of 16
-- Should I have two separate DVRs or one central (the two buildings are 100ft apart and will be connected)
-- Options to add few more cameras
-- Options to receive alarm/push notifications on a smartphone upon event triggers
-- Total budget is around $10K
So far I have looked at
-- Avigilon - too expensive and goes over budget
-- Axis - also expensive and no ONVIF support. They said it will be in the next release of their Station Software
-- Lorex - seems too cheap and not many reviews online.
I guess my struggle is where to start - cameras; software; NVR. I think the most important piece is the software, since it will manage the cameras and allow for updates; added features, etc. So I guess once I find a good software, I can build from there, but I might be wrong.
I will highly appreciate your opinions.