I’m looking into the ReadyView 8MP cameras with the 6TB drive, but have some questions for the experienced folks in this forum.
My router isn’t close to were I want to setup the NVR and cameras, I figure this is a common challenge and wonder what solutions others have chosen?
I could run HomePlug-AV (ethernet over powerlines) from my router up to my attic where I could put the ReadyView NVR and then run the cameras through the eve “windows” in the attic out to the cameras. However, this would mean the NVR is in a very hot attic, and running over HomePlug-AV for its connection back to my router.
How resilient to attic temperatures is the NVR? I’m in California so it gets very hot in my garage attic.
Alternatively if I run the NVR inside the house, can I use HomePlug-AV from the NVR to the cameras by adding a POE switch that the cameras are connected to, i.e. using HomePlug-AV to go through my powerlines, and then a POE switch to add the power for the camera?
Does this HomePlug-AV + POE method work with more than one camera? I.e. can you actually just connect one port on the NVR via HomePlug-AV to the POE switch and then connect 4 cameras to the POE switch? Or does the NVR actually require one camera per port? Basically I guess I’m asking whether the cameras operate as true IP devices, and thus should work over any network combination, or whether there’s something special about ports 1-4 on the back of the unit, it seems that you have to use 1-4 to get the cameras onto page-1 of the display, so that seems to imply these aren’t normal arbitrary network ports.
Is there a Windows/Web interface to the NVR? It seems focused on Android/iOS support but I haven’t understood if you can view the cameras and control the NVR via a web browser, especially with the NVR inconveniently placed in an attic.