All Home Security Discounts, Offers and Sale - July 2020
There was an attempted burglary several years ago on the house to the right of mine by some youths (one local and others up from London, apparently on a working holiday), the house had a monitored alarm system at the time with alarm boxes front and back, so difficult to miss even though they came in across back gardens climbing over 6ft fences looking for homes where the owners were out. It was one of only two or three houses in the street with an alarm. The thieves also wandered past the analogue wireless camera I had at the time (only camera in the street) when trying to force windows and when they were challenged and scarpered. My camera was not hooked up to a recorder, but they wouldn't have known that. They weren't the brightest of thieves though, they came back on bicycles to watch the commotion when the police and my neighbour turned up, and the guy that had challenged them recognised them so they got nicked. (lol)
The local smack heads won't spend time researching your security system, they will just go to the next house that doesn't have one. There have been a few burglaries locally recently and none of the houses targetted have alarms. They didn't touch the houses with alarms (most have them) even though it's likely most of them don't work or are fake. For £2.99 it may save you a load of heartache. I used to have some flats I rented out and after a few unwelcome visitors to the lobby stealing fire extinguishers put up one of these fake cameras. Since then the only problems I had were residents complaining about privacy, so obviously they are convincing to some prople (y)
Exactly what I just thought.
Anything small and valuable put it in a hidden safe, underfloor or bolted down, key type only and not one of the open with a potato digital ones.
Correct: 'thieves' are generally pretty stupid.
Thank you :)
I wonder if people still buying 720p. It's like buying black and white tv now a days.
I have the Kasa ones from tp link. They work with IFTTT so I have them switching off when I get home and they alert to movement and allow me to watch from home. Slightly more expensive, but I'm more than happy.
Has anyone actually got the free spotify
Tapo from TP-Link does two cheap internal cameras. Records un-encrypted video to an SD card, and live streaming via Wifi is available. The quality is surprisingly good for the price (you can pick it up here for £20), I saw no noticeable lag in the frame rate, and the motion detection worked well. It even has night vision mode. https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/tp-link-tapo-mini-smart-security-indoor-camera-works-with-alexa-google-home-no-hub-required-1080p-1999-449-non-prime-amazon-3492974
Posted already https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/ring-3-doorbell-with-free-echo-dot-free-delivery-if-prime-3491979
Other options also such as Ezviz 3MP doorbell camera. Wired version. Normal price £135 Probably not as slick as Ring.
I'm in process of returning my wireless Eufy doorbell due to unmanageable notification delays causing missed deliveries etc... (annoyed) So I'm now considering moving to Ring (confused)
I appreciate having all perspectives/info so I can make a more informed decision whicjever way I go. Been where you are though not with a dashcam.
Unfortunately It's what their deal wizard picked. Looked fine at the time.
Is the v2 of this alarm any better for the extra price, can you get it in the UK yet?
Yeah, I'd be interested in its Home Assistant integration too
They are more well known for there Android TV Boxes.
I bought a couple of things from this brand, sd card for example, seemed to be good quality.
On that link, you can get just the sensors for less. I'm not sure if the code works for that offer though.
Looking for some door/window and motion sensors only.. Can this gateway act as an alarm in Home Assistant better than the Xiaomi Gateway integration does?
Can these be linked together, wired?
Get away with what exactly, having a profitable business model? If it had an SD card someone could just rip it off the wall and you’d have no doorbell and no footage. Ring will replace your doorbell (once) if it’s stolen which is something no other smart doorbell maker offers. It always amazes me people are more than happy to pay for these subscriptions which cost considerably more but always moan about the Ring subscription. Sky Virgin Apple Music Spotify A mobile phone contract Deezer Amazon prime video Netflix A daily cup of coffee Now TV add ons Disney Plus
I bought a eufy security cam. Slightly more expensive but it has built in hdd and also has option to have a cloud subscription. Which I won't be using. Same as ring, notification and Live feed view from anywhere in the world, records 20sec clip per notification and stores on hdd for you to view later.
And thats how they get away with it only 7p a day it all adds up can you not install a sd card in this and view recordings ? i avoid company that gimp devices just to get you to buy subs
Hmmm thank you for that..
Yes, however you can only see live view, motion events and doorbell presses as they happen. You will not be able to see any recorded footage whatsoever which makes the device pretty useless. That said, the Ring subscription is very reasonable and considerably cheaper than almost every other subscription out there. For what is essentially CCTV footage smack bang on your front door and stored in the cloud it’s very good value at £24.99 annually or less than 7p a day.
Excellent first post. Good find, thanks for posting and welcome to hotukdeals @iainmartins
superb piece of kit! had one around my place for a few years - couldn't be without it now
The Ring Floodlight Cam has floodlights, camera, two-way audio, siren and person detection all built into a single unit. I have 5MP Reolink cameras myself and although mine record audio, they do not have two-way talk, a siren or person detection. I don’t even bother turning on push notifications for my Reolink cameras because there are so many false notifications from bugs, shadows, reflections, cats, foxes and rain. My Ring Pro doorbell (not the floodlight camera I know, but uses the same software) has person detection on and I get absolutely zero false notifications. Although CCTV is good, these Ring devices including the cloud subscription which is extremely reasonable offer great value for those wanting an all in one single device.
No, you cannot use these as a siren with the alarm.
reddit.com/r/Ring/comments/evzfpk/why_cant_the_floodlight_cam_siren_be_configured/?sort=confidence So supposedly it's something to do with the fact that in some states in the US, external sirens are illegal. Ring already localises some features though so we'll have to just wait for them to do this. The request for this function in the UK had been logged with support many times.
Got mine for £185 from Toolstation, already had a hard wired chime. But has to swap out the AC transformer as it is was only 8V. Replaced with a 12V AC transformer. Took me 30 mins probably to fit everything. Only thing left to do is to hide the nest chime connector attached to my chime
Just got my dispatch confirmation from sqizzas which was kind of unexpected but welcome
Thanks buddy, I did exactly this but went with the option of ordering and getting refund difference so also managed to get a free nest mini out of it due to AO current promotion! Working on getting my refund with Squizzas now
Hi @Jack_t I've added some additional information to your opening and checking there is still stock available for delivery at this offer price. Thanks for sharing (y)
I’m not sure, but the chances are they will ask you to buy through them first and claim after. AO agreed the price match on the online chat, 5 mins later someone called me and took the payment over the phone. Very simple process.
They are the same apart from the Nest logo is missing. My May 19 one was a Nest. I was interested to know when they switched to Google as people mention having Aug 19 that are Google.
Didn't know there was a difference. Which is newer?
I took 4 back today and it took them 20 mins to sort out the refund, constantly nipping to the back of the shop and back out again...... Anyone know who has upto date stock in ?
I took mine back today and what a hassle. They said the life time was from opening which I corrected them on. After this they wanted to phone around presumably there area manager or similar. Must have taken about 10-15 minutes of messing around for them to take them back. I advised them that with something as expensive as this you don't expect to have 1/10th of it's working life gone.
You've lost 10% of the shelf life immediately. They are this price all of the time from other retailers, you'd be best sending back and getting 2 X gen 2 Google versions.
Not yet, will post here if I find something.
Did you manage to find anything? I'm after similar.
Does this need a PC to view or is there an app to view previous recordings? Thanks
Sorry can't recall how you check serial number. Did it at the time using guide on internet. If it's a reputable supplier (authorised dealer) then you should ask them directly to confirm. The camera itself ins't an alarm but can alert you to any line crossing as you can set motion detection areas etc. You can integrate it with a house alarm if that's what you mean. The Pyronix burglar alarms should do this. HikVision also have their own Burglar Alarm - AXHub -not seen a UK supplier offer these yet.
Thanks for your reply, how do you know if they are grey imports? Do you have any camera with an alarm connected with your HikVision NVR? Am new to this, really like to have the best system (wired cctv) with mobile access as well.
So glad to read that this system doesn’t have the delay as mentioned before - buying one of these for my first home
I get no more than 1 second while it wakes up, this is perfect. I’ve yet to actually see this 5 second issue. If anyone can post this on YouTube and post a link.
Not tried the Arlo Pro 2 myself, but when I read the reviews about the Eufy cameras (specifically the 2c) there were certainly a few who had bought this to replace their Arlo cameras and were very happy. Might be worth having a look at some of the Amazon reviews to get an idea.
I have the Arlo Pro 2 - anyone know how these compare to that?
100 is the usual deal price.
Wait, often cheaper.
yes, it seems so.
Wasn't it £99 last week?
3 camera - will keep an eye on it!
May be it will back in stock again soon. What Camera bundle are you looking for?
I hadn't used it at all. Looks like the last one sold anyway, so that sorts that problem out.
You can use it only theee times. If you purchased three items using that coupon code. Then you are done (y)
Which one goes with Alexa and which with google or Apple device with customers and partners
I use mine with the echo show and it’s great, I sat show front camera, back camera or indoor camera and it’s shows instantly. The schedule is useless for me as I need to schedule each camera and blink doesn’t support that which is the only downfall for me.
Can 1 of these transmit straight to a phone or tablet ? I'm wanting a camera pointing out from the front of my sailing boat that will show on my device where I steer from, as sometimes the sails get in the way of looking forward. If this won't then what would someone recommend? I have 12v supply on board, but obviously no internet. I'd rather not set up a hotspot if possible.
The PIR range is only 20 foot, around that and over and it won't trigger the camera to record. Edit: realised you are talking about WiFi distance (lol)
Christmas sales, we brought echo show and hoping that it can work seamlessly with Blink XT2. We were hoping to see notification and eventually who at the front door on echo show. Despite strong wifi, Blink XT2 are too slow to be useful. It is possible to view camera picture via echo show but latency are just too much. The latest update of Blink app let you do the schedule arm/disarm camera which we find very useful. Blink also linked with IFTTT so it is very flexible. [before we have Echo Show, we set up 'Good night' routine with Google Assistance which work very well] Overall it is a good product but dont hope too much with Echo Show.
Oh okey you have £90 ,just think that way,you want to buy tube tv even not LCD, it up to you ,its your choice your money .
So where are the 4 camera PoE NVR systems for £90?
Do not buy it,it is not PoE NVR ,with Ethernet Cable,what u buy is old technology, research about Poe nvr ,how much data u can save and electricity cost,
Forgive my lack of knowledge here but how does this connect to a TV/monitor? Is it HD lead? Does it need to connect to it? Is there a phone app this can connect to?
I know I have a system
Thanks, I checked again and the app is fully updated. Under Settings> System Settings - Home > Scheduling, there's only one global schedule available in the app. There's no mention of this in the App change log on the website, and people on Blink forums are still asking for this update. The only way to do this apparently is to have two sync modules, one for each camera as in these instructions! You can of course manually arm or disarm cameras individually. If you have an update that allows you to set scheduling for individual cameras off a single sync module, please do share the version of the App that permits this. Mine is 6.0.12 and there are no further updates available on the Play store.
Any particular ones that you recommend on android and iOS?
No, you can view on Android/IOS apps too
I'd check your updates, you can individually schedule cameras to arm and disarm now.
Can this only be viewed on a echo show?
Cheaper on eBay Curry's.
It was an issue with GDPR for both, cloud and Alexa + Google functionality. The Alexa and Google was sorted and they were working on the cloud. I don't know where they are now. I was not interested in the cloud, but I will have it if is for free :D . Otherwise, considering where I want to place the camera, an SD card will do, there is no way somebody will access it there.
My only issue with the reolink products is the lack of cloud functionality in UK. From memory I think it was an issue with GDPR which prevents reolink from offering this service in the UK currently
The Reolink cameras are pretty good. I have the Argus 2 and it's good for my needs although they do have other battery operated cameras.
Jasonmason wow that is impressive :)
I have Ring2 (subscription required to save video) and Blink Xt2, both have uses the same both can be powered direct if required. I actually prefer the Blink. 1min is plenty of time to ID a vehicle or people and it can be triggered again to record soon after. Its good value and I'd still recommend them over the Ring.
I've got one and they're well worth the price, if you want continuous recording you're gonna need to wire them in and it's gonna be much much more expensive.
So I set my system up about a year ago, I have most of the settings up high (movement sensor, length of clip, quality etc). I arm the system probably once or twice a day for up to 9hours, when the system is disarmed aside from maintaining a digital handshake with the control module it’s not using much power from the cameras, (module plugs in to power socket) After a years use I’ve not had to change the included batteries yet, and both power levels (according to the app) are still good. Hope this helps