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jealousofyourgeekery

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Hi guys
First of all, I apologize in advance for my complete lack of knowledge on this issue. I'm like a middle-aged woman trapped in a twentysomething's body in regards to all things tech. ;)
I tried finding a discussion on here that might answer my question to no avail. 
I also tried looking on amazon for the type of product I need but it's a little overwhelming. 

Ok so here is my inquiry. I'm wanting to set up several cameras in my home for monitoring reasons (not security so they don't have to be discreet) and I need something inexpensive (as in poverty-line affordable).
I would like to be able to store both audio and video to the internet preferably because I have very little memory space on my laptop (I have an ideapad) unless y'all have some sort of genius hack to store all that info on here.
So basically,
>I need multiple cameras/angles
>I need something relatively inexpensive

>I need to record both audio and video

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>I need a way to store it that allows me to go back and view/listen to it if necessary. 
So do ya'll have any recommendations? 

 

Again it doesn't have to be discreet. 
Also if there are no "cheap" options, I might still be willing to invest in something more expensive.

 


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One thing that even TV fiction programs points out -- the electricity and/or phone system can be severed -- usually quite easily from the outside.  You might have to invest in something similar to way laptop run.  Most if not all normally-operating laptops run "through their respective batteries" whether solely on DC or with the AC cord/adapter plugged in.  Your home system must assume the electricity and/or phone will be severed by professional[s] break-in.  Search for and prepare to invest in the best battery-backup you can afford. 


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