Grewen wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:46 pm
I got three dirt cheap cameras off AliExpress. Two 1080p indoor cameras that cost me €20 each (including shipping) and a third 1080p outdoor camera for €30 (including shipping)
All three are setup on zm on a raspberry pi 4 4gb and now running fine (I had an issue getting all to work simultaneously but that was resolved by increasing GPU memory on the raspberry)
I got the source using either Onvif device manager or the onvif "sniffer" in zm.
I'd link them but it appears that the store doesn't exist anymore....
Before I ordered the cameras I checked with the seller that the cameras where onvif compatible.
It's good that you had a good experience, but the caution posted above is for good reason.
1) "But the store doesn't exist any more" -- so hard to get more of them if you like them that much, hard to get any comeback if something goes wrong, or if nothing turns up at all
2) Aliexpress, not sure how you enforce any rights if they turn out to be not compatible, cheap AND nasty, or just rubbish. Consumer Rights under Chinese/Korean/Random Country law is not my area of expertise!
3) "I checked they were compatible". If you're buying, then yes. They are compatible with whatever you need. Need compatible with ISO9660? They are! Compatible with a left handed Whitworth thread? Sure! ...
4) Just when you find some working ones, you re-order them 3 months later and get a different innards under the same model number
If you're willing to take the chance, then it's up to you, just be aware what you're getting into. Either a bargain or a world of hurt.