Cheapest NAS compatible IP cameras under $50

IP Camera on Cat5 & Memory Usage

Hello, Firstly I have built my new NAS a few different ways RAID1 the SHR, (btfrs)I noticed memory usage was down with same applications installed (proxy, plex, Essential AV, Surveillance) memory went from 21% to 14% with SHR all other things being the same interesting!

Anyway can you recommend some budget IP cameras for my budget no more than £200 for 3, thank you.

3 camera’s approx £60 each?

There are few keywords that would indicate that IP camera would work with a NAS. All IP cameras used to be able to connect to a NAS, but then several brands started to lock those cameras to their own software. This ended up with a monthly subscription fee and all footage being stored on a third party server which you have no say about the security of those videos nor much of control.

So noways IP camera is just a title. Things to look for include ONVIF and FTP functionality. These two options would allow your NAS to connect and record surveillance. In some cases, you may need a camera with a multi-stream option of two connections that need to be made.


There are hundreds of cheap camera manufactures offering their IP cameras that would work with a NAS, but reliability would be questionable. They might not last very long or the connection might not be stable. For this reason, I would recommend sticking with some known brands.

You can choose between wifi, ethernet, POE and indoor/outdoor cameras.


Recommended brands are FOSCAM, REOLINK, SV3C, Brillcam, Wansview, H.VIEW.


Things to avoid are all battery-powered cameras.


Cheap brands

WIFI 720P Security IP Camera, Pan Tilt Dome Camera Motion Detection Wireless IR Night Vision Camera SD Card Up to 64G (not included) with 3 Antennas

TRENDnet TV-IP324PI Bullet Camera Indoor/Outdoor 1MP 720p PoE IR NTSC, Black, White


Remote Control Wired Security Camera, IP Security Camera, ABS Plastic for Information Reminding Alarm Recording


banapoy Dome Ip Camera, Ip66 Waterproof Hi3516E 20Fps Metal White Ir Dome Camera, For Windows 7, For Windows 10,
Brand: banapoy


IP Camera, 1080P HD POE Security Monitor with Wide Angle Cable Indoor with Alarm Mode and 24LED Infrared Night Vision for Family, Hospital, Hotel
Brand: Sonew


Recommended brands

H.VIEW 5MP IP Camera with 2.8mm Lens Super HD Dome POE Outdoor Camera, Audio, H.265, Motion Detection, Smart IR, Easy Setup, Easy Install

SV3C IP POE Camera Security Outdoor 5 Megapixels Super HD 2592×1944 H.265 Waterproof Cam Onvif IR Night Vision Motion Detection …


Brillcam UHD 5MP Outdoor Camera,Security IP Camera,PoE with 110ft Night Vision,Onvif,2.8mm Lens,IP67 Weatherproof,Built in Audio and MicroSD Slot with Surveillance/Motion Detection

Wansview Security Camera 1080P IP66 Waterproof Outdoor WiFi Home Surveillance Camera with Motion Detection, 2 Way Audio, SD Card Storage, ONVIF and RTSP Protocol and Works with Alexa W6 (Black)


Reolink PoE CCTV Securty Camera, 5MP Super HD Outdoor IP Camera IP66 Waterproof Support Audio IR Night Vision Motion Detection Built-in Micro SD Card Slot for Home Business, RLC-410-5MP

Reolink 5MP PoE CCTV Security Camera, IP66 Waterproof Outdoor Indoor Dome IP Camera Supports Audio IR Night Vision Built in Micro SD Card Slot Remote Access, RLC-520-5MP



Reolink 4MP WiFi CCTV Camera, 2.4G/5GHz Dual-Band WiFi, Pan Tilt Indoor WiFi Security Camera, Baby Monitor, 2-Way Audio Remote Viewing Motion Detection Push Alerts,with SD Card Slot, E1 Pro

SV3C Security Camera, Full HD 1080P POE(Power Over Ethernet) IP Dome CCTV Camera Indoor/Outdoor, IP66 Waterproof, Motion Detection Alarm, 20Meter Night Vision【Upgraded Series A 】


Reolink 4MP PoE CCTV IP Camera Super HD Support Audio Dome Outdoor Home Surveillance Cam Only Work with Own Brands NVR or Kits, D400





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