Recommendations for camera/NVR kit or should I piece together with Blue Iris

Which surveillance system would you suggest for 4-8 cameras paired with a reliable NVR system? Are there any brands you trust for their quality software, night vision capabilities, and user-friendly interfaces? My maximum required distance is only 40 feet, and I’m based in NYC, where there are ample street lights and porch lights in front. Alternatively, is Blue Iris the preferable option? I have a spacious PC available, which could be suitable for it. However, I’m also considering the convenience of an all-in-one kit. What’s your opinion? My budget falls between $500 and $1500.

Within your budget of $500-$1500, brands like Reolink, Amcrest, and Lorex offer good all-in-one kits with 4-8 cameras and NVRs.