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    Posted in the wrong section, didn't see the vendor area.
    Last edited by bbertola; 12-23-2010, 10:12 AM. Reason: Posted in the wrong section, didn't see the vendor area.
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    You should know that this forum doesn't appreciate trolls or trolling. We have a board for vendor messages.

    You've made 5 posts on this forum and at least 2 of them have linked to EZWatch. In this particular thread, you post a totally naive "newbie" question about wireless CCTV as an obvious excuse for posting the link to EZWatch, but then in another post you expound on the indexing properties of DVRs like someone who has quite a bit of knowledge about CCTV topics. Anyone who knows that much about DVRs would not have to ask "Is wireless a viable option?" He would know that the answer to that question is "It depends".

    We were born at night...but not LAST night. Use the vendor board.
    Last edited by SecTrainer; 12-22-2010, 08:40 PM.
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    • #3
      Is wireless really a viable option?

      Yes According to my opinion wireless is the viable option. The best advantage of wireless camera is that it can be install anywhere.

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        Wireless cameras cannot be installed anywhere. Wireless cameras can only be installed near electrical outlets.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by CameraMan View Post
          Wireless cameras cannot be installed anywhere. Wireless cameras can only be installed near electrical outlets.
          I used to bypass electrical outlets and use deep cycle marine batteries.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by CameraMan View Post
            Wireless cameras cannot be installed anywhere. Wireless cameras can only be installed near electrical outlets.
            Ah, not so, my fuzzy-faced friend (FFF). There are, for instance, solar-rechargeable units and, as Curtis points out, those deep-cycle marine batteries (also popular for powering the gear in covert surveillance vehicles, incidentally)....
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              Oh, I'm very aware of solar power. They're crazy expensive, and less than ideal in the Northeast US, unless you do get the big old deep cycle batteries.
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                Originally posted by CameraMan View Post
                Oh, I'm very aware of solar power. They're crazy expensive, and less than ideal in the Northeast US, unless you do get the big old deep cycle batteries.
                True, but they can still be a hell of a lot cheaper than running a power line assuming you can, especially if you have no other reason for doing so (very little benefit).

                And, they're an option when running power proves to be impossible (e.g. you don't own the property or get the owner's permission) or impractical (e.g. rapid short-term applications), etc.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by SecTrainer View Post
                  True, but they can still be a hell of a lot cheaper than running a power line assuming you can, especially if you have no other reason for doing so (very little benefit).

                  And, they're an option when running power proves to be impossible (e.g. you don't own the property or get the owner's permission) or impractical (e.g. rapid short-term applications), etc.
                  True. Which brings us to my second objection: wireless cameras are either expensive or crap. Video is a big signal, and you can either get a big, expensive wireless transmitter or artificially degrade the image until you can pump the video through the tiny, cheap transmitter you can actually afford.

                  While there are some applications for which wireless video is appropriate, wired is almost always the way to go.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by CameraMan View Post
                    True. Which brings us to my second objection: wireless cameras are either expensive or crap. Video is a big signal, and you can either get a big, expensive wireless transmitter or artificially degrade the image until you can pump the video through the tiny, cheap transmitter you can actually afford.

                    While there are some applications for which wireless video is appropriate, wired is almost always the way to go.
                    I completely agree - especially if you have the option of going "wired" with PoE, which gives you the fat wired Ethernet pipe without running a separate power line as well.
                    Last edited by SecTrainer; 12-28-2011, 11:01 AM.
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