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An outdoor , mains-powered camera that does **not** phone home, uses a “cloud service” or any of that bollocks?

I'd be grateful for any suggestions. 🙂

@61 what do you mean exactly? Some unwanted cloud features on wifi devices?

@61 ah, your looking for a product - no idea but you can check openwrt table of hardware - maybe you are lucky and there is something where you can install your own Linux

@mt
Nope, looking for a consumer grade video to install at an outdoor location (well, asking for a friend actually, but same thing 🙂) and the only stuff I can find proxies connections via the manufacturer's own servers and/or stores data in them.

Obviously this is unacceptable in terms of and and in terms of not ending up with a brick when the manufacturer gives up maintaining their server one year later.

@61 if you are willing to invest some time it's possible to use a usb-cam + usb-wifi-device that runs openwrt + network-mount or "local" storage like a 64gb usb stick that should be enough for days/weeks of data. However I'm not sure if there is something out of the box - but I guess that most tools should support an samba-mount (at least I hope so) - however never did research - maybe asking on reddit or some specialiced forums might provide more infos...

@61 check out the ubiquiti cameras. You set up UniFi protect inside your house, and the camera stream there, not to cloud

@blair
@mt

Both good ideas. We'll do some research along those lines. If anything comes out of it I'll post back (it may take a couple of months).

Cheers!

@61 @mt great! Feel free to reach out with questions, otherwise I look forward to seeing where you end up

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