Right now I’m using Vivint, which works reliably for recording clips when motion is detected and sending the alert to my iPhone. But the 24/7 playback is completely hit or miss. If it goes offline the only way to fix the issue is by calling support and having them fix the problem on their end. The company basically admitted that there’s no way for me to troubleshoot the issue on my own in most circumstances. The playback is just not worth the extra $50 a month.
What would be the best system that is basically just a hard drive and wired cameras, no extra complications getting in the way of storing around two weeks to a month of constantly recording video?