Reolink RLN8-410 NVR Review – An affordable 8-channel network video recorder with ONVIF support

The Reolink RLN8-410 was launched around three years ago, so this new isn’t anything particularly new, but with the growing number of POE Reolink cameras I have covered it made sense to see what the NVR was like. Even though this has been out for a few years, it still has access to the advanced … Read more

WD Purple vs Seagate SkyHawk Network Video Recorder Surveillance Hard Drive Comparison? And are Surveillance Drives Needed?

Over the past few months, I have upgraded my home surveillance, moving from cameras that recording motion only to microSD cards, to cheap Ezviz NVR and finally a BlueIris NVR with Sentry AI human detection. I have done everything as cheap as possible, and that includes re-using old desktop hard-drives. I had one of them … Read more

Synology DS220j 2 Bay NAS Review – More affordable than the DS218play & better than the DS218j

I recently personally bought the excellent Synology DS218play which I found offered enough additional functionality over the cheaper TerraMaster F2-210 to justify the extra £40. However, at the time, I was not aware that Synology had just launched the DS220j could be a better option overall than the older DS218jplay and DS218j and making the … Read more

The Best Colour Night Vision Home Surveillance Security Cameras for 2020 – Starlight CCTV cameras

In recent years, one of the big improvements in home surveillance is the availability of cameras that can record video at night in full colour Starlight Vs Darkfighter Darkfighter is specific to Hikvision cameras and these are able to provide full-colour images up to 0.002 lux, and black and white up to 0.0002. Starlight is … Read more