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    Non wifi security systems

    Anyone use this or have any idea how they work? Trying to figure out a way to leave for an extended period without having anyone come into the house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugal-one View Post
    Anyone use this or have any idea how they work? Trying to figure out a way to leave for an extended period without having anyone come into the house.
    My security person says it's either WIFI or Coax cable system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gardnr View Post
    My security person says it's either WIFI or Coax cable system.
    Don’t know what this means?

    Here is something I was looking at ..

    https://gizbuyerguide.com/do-you-nee...urity-cameras/

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    Your insurance coverage might have restrictions on what is acceptable. My house always has someone enter every other day with neighbours monitoring the outside. She leaves a record of her visits.
    As Cicero said, “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.”

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    razz.. think US and Canada are different??

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugal-one View Post
    razz.. think US and Canada are different??
    I don't know if the home insurance requirements are different in different countries. Others will know.

    I checked with my insurance company when I toured the SW US for 3 weeks in 2019 and was advised to have in-house visits every other day.

    The water was turned off, gas items disconnected where possible, periodic lighting came on so it all seemed a common sense approach to me. I didn't question it further.

    I don't know about the different tech options today but don't trust them. Locally, we have had whole barns filled with animals burn down when monitored using extensive technology that failed due to power interruptions, etc. Automation has limitations. I believe that the insurance for such operations has changed significantly as well. Your home is not just your home but impacts and is impacted by your neighbourhood and its activities.
    As Cicero said, “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugal-one View Post
    Anyone use this or have any idea how they work? Trying to figure out a way to leave for an extended period without having anyone come into the house.

    Are you actually talking SYSTEMS, or just camera's?
    They are two different things. A System encompasses much more, such as door and glass break censors, back up alarms, etc. etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToomuchStuff View Post
    Are you actually talking SYSTEMS, or just camera's?
    They are two different things. A System encompasses much more, such as door and glass break censors, back up alarms, etc. etc.
    I am thinking about just security cameras where wifi is not needed.

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    Non WIFI camera's, means they are wired. You are going to have to get up in the attic and run cable, possibly through multiple floors, etc.
    Coax is common, power over ethernet is a newer standard and cable.
    Then if you want internet access to them, you will have to make sure the recording device can do that, and there will be some configuring.

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    Remember back when there used to be shows/info/etc. from burglars about the best protection from having your house robbed? I seem to recall that, back then, the #1 deterrent to burglars was a house with a non-wifi security system... a dog!
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