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What is the distance range of the cameras to the base?

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LTygress
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How far can the cameras be to the base? Our driveway is probably a good 100 feet long, and we'd like to put a camera by the mailbox facing BACK towards the house to record who pulls up.

Also, how many (total) cameras can the base support, without having the subscription service? I don't need to see my entire house from my cell phone, I only want to record certain things that could happen. If something did happen, I would be downloading video from the base unit to my computer, and copying it to a thumb drive for law enforcement.

I do understand each additional camera will reduce the amount of video it can save before overwriting. But if I have to drop it to something like 10-15 days worth for eight cameras, that's fine. I just need to know my limits before I i

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jguerdat
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100 feet could be pushing it depending on what's between the camera and base/hub. The Ultras seem to have a bit less distance capability so be sure to position the hub as close as possible to the camera with as few walls, etc. to have to pass the signal through.

 

ALso, the Ultra cameras don't have the old 5 camera free plan - you either record locally-only or subscribe to one of the plans. The latest Android app allows you to use the app to see the local videos (iOS to follow) so that should help.  A 64-128GB drive will hold a lot of 4k video so overwriting shouldn't be a problem. Be sure to use a card of the proper specs.

LTygress
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But how many cameras can the base support for local recording? Infinite?

StephenB
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@LTygress wrote:

But how many cameras can the base support for local recording? Infinite?


All bases are spec'd to handle 5 simultaneous video streams.  You can connect more cameras to the base (I think up to 15), but I suggest staying at 5 or less.

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