#40 Musings

Looking at network management servIces or devices.

Unfortunately either its designed for enterprise networks and so hugely expensive or you need a certification to even download the software.

I have used the Fingbox and Domotz but unfortunately, the Fingbox was passed onto a relative and the domotz pricing while cheap in terms of enterprise software still works out to be 25-30 AUD per month.

The Fingbox is $199 and is looking tempting because the platform is quite good. I would prefer an open source, locally hosted solution and NEMS Linux could very well be that solution.

Seems fully featured, open source and hosted locally. Now it does need a Raspberry Pi 4 (I only have a 3 and it apparently should work on that as well). I would've like to have tested it out on a vm or docker but I'll have to dig up the raspberry pi.

If it works well that might be the best solution, considering the price of a raspberry pi 4 is very reasonable.

I am looking at a security system and unfortunately the cheap tp-link cameras I bought are just not the right fit. They record everything, and you can't seem to set them to record with geofencing (i.e. only if you aren't at home).

Till next time,


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