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Security Camera system #4111547 05/31/16 03:10 PM
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Can you guys recommend a security camera setup? It should:
- have wireless cameras (4 of them);
- cameras should be triggered by a motion sensor;
- a storage of 1+ tb;
- access over the internet for live monitoring and review of archived material;
- 720p resolution is desirable.

Re: Security Camera system [Re: Alfred_B] #4111561 05/31/16 03:28 PM
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What is your budget?
I recently went through the same thing. I didn't want to spend alot. Ended up with a Lorex brand. Works great but the monitor is suspect, though I haven't had any problems yet.
Cost me $300.

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$300 to $500 is the budget.

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I'd look at Lorex brand, anything with 'sony' like quality is much more $. Mine is 720p, two indoor/outdoor cameras with night vision (cameras seem very nice), motion detection, and I slipped in a 64G card. This gets me about 65 hrs of record time.
Also it can use Skype or some such to view on your phone, but I don't do that.

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I put up some Axis cameras at a boat club. Those cameras are about $300 each.

One thing to keep in mind is that a demo may show you a live picture of yourself in the monitor and it looks great. But they typically use heavy compression to store the video on disk. I would make sure you view recorded video rather than live video when you judge systems.

The Axis cameras had a mask you could setup for motion and then you could say when more than xx% pixels change from frame to frame then that is motion. Some cheap camera use what a outdoor light uses.

Also if the motion is not detected in the camera but in the "brains" then you have a ton of network traffic that gets thrown away.


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Re: Security Camera system [Re: Alfred_B] #4111606 05/31/16 04:15 PM
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IMO wireless systems are very subpar.. and you have to run power anyway.

Get a POE ethernet type with IP CAMERAS and a NVR.
720p digital.

Similar to this but I dont really recommend zmodo as reliable.
http://www.amazon.com/Zmodo-Security-Out...p+camera+system

The NVR(network video recorder) provides PoE(power over ethernet)

And you simply have to run the ethernet cables.

This would be a typical quality example
taken from one of my cameras aimed out a dirty bay window.
Mounted outside the quality would be slightly better.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/27353239/recfile_-150320-072259-072349-51P30200.mp4


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Re: Security Camera system [Re: Rand] #4111797 05/31/16 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted By: Rand
IMO wireless systems are very subpar.. and you have to run power anyway.

Get a POE ethernet type with IP CAMERAS and a NVR.
720p digital.

Similar to this but I dont really recommend zmodo as reliable.
http://www.amazon.com/Zmodo-Security-Out...p+camera+system

The NVR(network video recorder) provides PoE(power over ethernet)

And you simply have to run the ethernet cables.

This would be a typical quality example
taken from one of my cameras aimed out a dirty bay window.
Mounted outside the quality would be slightly better.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/27353239/recfile_-150320-072259-072349-51P30200.mp4


Can we see how the camera shows the outdoors, looking out that bay window after dark?


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Re: Security Camera system [Re: Hysilver] #4111798 05/31/16 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted By: Hysilver
I'd look at Lorex brand, anything with 'sony' like quality is much more $. Mine is 720p, two indoor/outdoor cameras with night vision (cameras seem very nice), motion detection, and I slipped in a 64G card. This gets me about 65 hrs of record time.
Also it can use Skype or some such to view on your phone, but I don't do that.


What is the model or model number of your Lorex?
How is the night vision?
Do you display the cameras indoors or outdoors?

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Re: Security Camera system [Re: Triple_Se7en] #4111809 05/31/16 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted By: Triple_Se7en


Can we see how the camera shows the outdoors, looking out that bay window after dark?


IR LED wont shine through a window
so it doesnt work through a window after dark unless you have bright lights.

Thats my UPS cam for people who were stealing off my front step.

I plan on soffit mounting them on opposite corners of the front of the house this year but the broken arm is delaying that.


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Re: Security Camera system [Re: Alfred_B] #4112181 06/01/16 07:52 AM
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if you are close to chicago, i suggest going to a microcenter to check what they have available, see capabilities then ask questions.
then you can buy it over internet (il/cook county/chicago taxes....)


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Re: Security Camera system [Re: Hysilver] #4112297 06/01/16 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted By: Hysilver
I'd look at Lorex brand, anything with 'sony' like quality is much more $. Mine is 720p, two indoor/outdoor cameras with night vision (cameras seem very nice), motion detection, and I slipped in a 64G card. This gets me about 65 hrs of record time.
Also it can use Skype or some such to view on your phone, but I don't do that.


Hysilver, what model do you have?

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Originally Posted By: Rand
IMO wireless systems are very subpar.. and you have to run power anyway.

Get a POE ethernet type with IP CAMERAS and a NVR.
720p digital.

Similar to this but I dont really recommend zmodo as reliable.
http://www.amazon.com/Zmodo-Security-Out...p+camera+system

The NVR(network video recorder) provides PoE(power over ethernet)

And you simply have to run the ethernet cables.

This would be a typical quality example
taken from one of my cameras aimed out a dirty bay window.
Mounted outside the quality would be slightly better.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/27353239/recfile_-150320-072259-072349-51P30200.mp4


Rand, what brand would you recommend?

Re: Security Camera system [Re: Alfred_B] #4112630 06/01/16 03:39 PM
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All the vetting has come down to this:

https://www.lorextechnology.com/hd-ip-se...eras/LNR84W-1-p

The Internet will be a Cricket Wireless hotspot.

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good move on ditching wireless. It never works very good.
You pay a ton for it... inferior... and still a power wire.


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I use claymore mines with trip wires. Seems to work, but wakes up the neighbor once in a while.

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