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Home Security & Surveillance

Wired and Wireless Network Surveillance Cameras, Networking Equipment, and more!

A ton of equipment for DIY home security and surveillance system. Pair with BlueIris software ($59 for full version license, http://blueirissoftware.com), Windows PC only. All of the equipment in this collection has been tested with and compatible with BlueIris.

For the PC, any Windows PC will do, but the key specs you'll want to optimize is CPU speed, number of cores (more the better), RAM (more the better). Fast hard drive (SSD) is also good. A decent price-point would be $750-1000 Dell PC. Probably cheaper/better parts if you built your own, just less convenient. Recommend Logical Increments (http://www.logicalincrements.com) as a guide if building your own PC.

If you're already getting a rack and need a new PC, I'd highly recommend getting a rack PC server, because while you can do some light multi-tasking on the PC, it's best to just let it exclusively record video footage to prevent any potential interruption.

BlueIris software is most excellent, highly regarded and reviewed, and its maintainer is very responsive.


  • OnStage RS7030 Rack Stand
    Buy

  • Raxxess RAX Unitray Universal Rack Tray UNS1
    Buy

  • CyberPower CPS-1215RMS Rackmount PDU Power/Surge Strip
    Buy

  • Furman M-8X2 Merit Series 8 Outlet Power Conditioner and Surge Protector
    Buy

  • Reliable Hardware Company RH-RMSET-25-A 25 Sets of Rack Rail Screws and Washers
    Buy

  • Ubiquiti Networks ER-8 Edgerouter 8 Port Router
    Buy

  • Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch ES-24-250W 24-Ports L3 Managed
    Buy

  • TP-LINK TL-PoE150S Gigabit PoE Injector Adapter
    Buy

  • TP-LINK TL-SG1008PE 8-Port Gigabit PoE+ Rackmount Switch
    Buy

  • Sharx Security SCNC3905-WIDE HD 1080P Wireless Weatherproof Outdoor H.264/MPEG4 IP Network Camera
    Buy

  • Sharx Security SCNC3905 High Definition 1080P Wireless Weatherproof H.264/MPEG4 IP Network Camera
    Buy

  • Dahua IPC-HDBW4300E 3 Megapixel 1080P Dome IR Network IP Vandal Proof Security Camera 2.8mm Wide angle
    Buy

  • Monoprice Professional Networking Tool Kit
    Buy

  • Monoprice Cat6 Plug Solid W/Insert 50U 100pcs/Bag
    Buy

  • Monoprice RJ-45 Color Coded Strain Relief Boots
    Buy

  • Monoprice 1000-Feet 23 AWG Cat6 500MHz UTP CMR Solid Bulk Bare Copper Ethernet Cable
    Buy

  • Dahua IPC-HDBW4421E 4 Megapixel Dome IR 2.8mm Wide angle Network IP Security Camera POE
    Buy

The Tech Entrepreneur's Bookshelf

Interesting books on Entrepreneurship, Startups, Technology, Investing, Finance


  • The Elements of Style by Strunk and White
    Buy

  • Founders at Work
    Buy

  • Introduction to Algorithms
    Buy

  • The Lean Startup
    Buy

  • Zero to One
    Buy

  • Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits
    Buy

  • How To Win Friends and Influence People
    Buy

  • Steve Jobs
    Buy

  • Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
    Buy

  • The 4-Hour Workweek
    Buy

  • The Tangled Web: A Guide to Securing Modern Web Applications
    Buy

  • Cryptography Engineering: Design Principles and Practical Applications
    Buy

  • The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing
    Buy

  • Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose
    Buy

  • Predictable Revenue
    Buy

  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things
    Buy

DIY Swimming Pool Care and Maintenance

Equipment, chemicals, and tools for maintaining a backyard swimming pool


  • ProTuff 19" Swimming Pool Net
    Buy

  • Poolmaster 33430 1-1/2" x 30' In-Ground Vacuum Hose
    Buy

  • Taylor Technologies Pool Test Kit
    Buy

  • Poolmaster 22270 5-Way Test with Case - Premier Collection
    Buy

  • SweepEase SS/POLY BLEND Brush AquaDynamic Pool Brush
    Buy

  • Polaris Vac Sweep Sport pressure cleaner
    Buy

Sustainable Backyard: Chickens and Vegetables

Going green with composting, backyard chickens, and vegetable gardens


  • Envirocycle Compost Tumbler
    Buy

  • Grandpa's Feeders Automatic Chicken Feeder
    Buy

Canon DSLR Photography

Gear for the professional or pro-hobbyist

Get the L line.


  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full Frame DSLR
    Buy

  • Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM
    Buy

  • Canon EF 85mm f1.2L II USM Lens
    Buy

  • Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Wide Angle Lens
    Buy

  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
    Buy

  • Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L ll USM Zoom Lens
    Buy

  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens
    Buy

  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Prime Lens
    Buy

The Setup

Cool gear for a productive workspace

Inspired by https://usesthis.com/interviews/


  • LINE5 Multi-channel Headphone Audio Signal Switcher Stereo
    Buy

  • Cooler Master NotePal X-Slim Ultra-Slim Laptop Cooling Pad
    Buy

  • Rain Design mStand360 Laptop Stand with Swivel Base
    Buy

  • Plantronics PC Headset Speaker Switch
    Buy

  • Brainwavz Hengja - The Headphone Desk Hanger
    Buy

  • Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball
    Buy

  • Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750
    Buy

  • Logitech Trackman Wheel Optical
    Buy

  • Corsair Gaming K70 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
    Buy

  • Apple Magic Trackpad 2
    Buy

  • MagCozy
    Buy

  • Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone
    Buy

  • Beyerdynamic Velour Ear Pads
    Buy

  • Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 THX Certified Computer Speaker System
    Buy

  • Mpow Ground Loop Noise Isolator
    Buy

  • La Crosse Technology WT-3143A-INT 14-Inch Atomic Wall Clock,
    Buy

  • GermGuardian Air Cleaning System
    Buy

  • Elgato Thunderbolt 2 Dock
    Buy

  • Das Keyboard Model S Professional Cherry MX Brown
    Buy

  • Cooler Master NotePal LapAir
    Buy

  • 3M Keyboard Tray
    Buy

  • Corsair K70 LUX RGB Mechanical Keyboard Cherry MX Brown
    Buy

Coffee

All About Coffee! Brewing Equipment, Beans, etc


  • Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker
    Buy

  • Able Brewing DISK Coffee Filter for AeroPress Coffee & Espresso Maker
    Buy

  • Able Brewing Disk Fine Coffee Filter for Aeropress Coffee & Espresso Maker
    Buy

  • Able Brewing DISK Coffee Filter Set for AeroPress Coffee & Espresso Maker
    Buy

The Homeowner's Ultimate Toolbox

Tools & Home Improvement

Complete set of commonly used tools for the homeowner. Best bang for your buck if you're not a contractor.


  • Coleman Steel Camp Axe
    Buy

  • Komelon Premium 12 ft Self Lock Tape Measure
    Buy

  • Komelon 25 ft Self Lock Tape Measure
    Buy

  • Komelon 30 ft Self Lock Tape Measure
    Buy

  • Stanley Quick Change Utility Retractable Knife 10-788
    Buy

High-Speed Home Networking

Gigabit Speeds and Faster


  • TP-LINK TL-SG1008PE 8-Port Gigabit PoE+ Rackmount Switch
    Buy

  • TP-Link 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Desktop Switch (TL-SG108)
    Buy

  • TRENDnet 8-Port Unmanaged Gigabit GREENnet Desktop Metal Housing Switch, TEG-S82g
    Buy

  • TP-Link 24-Port Gigabit Ethernet Easy Smart Switch (TL-SG1024DE)
    Buy