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  • Squid
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    Originally posted by FireEMSPolice View Post
    Embarrassed to say I still have not done this yet but now I have some time. I would like something wireless (to save time) and be able to view the cameras on my cell phone. They also should be a white housing to match the exterior of the house (black would stick out). I am also considering a Ring system for my doorbell. Since this thread is so old, alot of the links have discontinued products. Please post links. Thanks!
    color of device can be solved with spray paint (just make sure not painting over sensors and not wanting to return for refund lol)

    But sounds like they will be mounted on house. My pet peeve is all these CCTV that only give great shot of back of head of some young man wearing a hoodie and jeans.

    Do whatever it takes to have some up-ward pointing cams at certain points bad guys will always hit, like when they ring front door to check if anyone is home and gate to back yard.

    have a bunch of potted plants etc by front door and hide cam in them.

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  • FireEMSPolice
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    Embarrassed to say I still have not done this yet but now I have some time. I would like something wireless (to save time) and be able to view the cameras on my cell phone. They also should be a white housing to match the exterior of the house (black would stick out). I am also considering a Ring system for my doorbell. Since this thread is so old, alot of the links have discontinued products. Please post links. Thanks!

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  • mrsolenya.vn
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    Costco (with membership to get inside their warehouses) has great deals on camera systems. You can get 4 and possibly 6 in a pack for $250.

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  • Squid
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    I'd want something that uploads to the cloud 24/7, now that everyone and his uncle has All You Can Eat broadband.

    Also, something with cams that point UP from ground or low level, particularly at the standard entry points. If I see one more CCTV of some thugs breaking in that only shows hoodies and baseball caps from a high mounted camera I'm gonna scream.

    IIRC most break ins start with ringing the front door bell. I'd want 3 low cameras in that location.

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  • davidjones
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    ZOSI 960H is by far the most affordable camera for home externals. It also has a large field of view, 72°, and a night vision range of nearly twice what you’ll get with almost any other camera.

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  • Thictly1979
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    There is some opinions:
    CCTV Camera
    HD-SDI Camera
    IP/Network Cameas
    Different kinds of cameras has the advantage and disadvantage, you can view the related product on ebay or amazon.
    After familar with the functions of different cctv camera, you can make the right choice.

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  • WatnNY
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    You still haven't bought a camera system yet? If you have a Harbor Freight store near you go in and buy the system they have - comes with a DVR and 4 inside/outside cameras that are color, with night vision and audio. I think the whole system is under $300. You install the system yourself and it's very easy to do. It's a great little system for home monitoring - I like mine and would recommend it to anyone looking for an easy system.

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  • FireEMSPolice
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    Revisiting this thread, what about wireless cameras for indoor/outdoor use? Anyone know a good system?

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  • FireEMSPolice
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    Well, it looks like Security Camera King folks only offer installs in South Florida and I dont know anyone who will install someone else's equipment.

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  • bababouy
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    They have an amazing tech support team that can help you. I think their site explains quite a bit. A dvr is used for regular analog cameras and an NVR is used for IP megapixel cameras. There is a player/converter that is on their website under "downloads" that converts the video from the DVR, which is in AVI format, to a DAV format.

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  • FireEMSPolice
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    I dont even know who I would hire to install these

    Also, whats the difference between a DVR and NVR?

    Do Security Camera King's cameras use proprietary software? I ask because if something would happen and I needed to turn a copy of CCTV footage over to police I would want them to view it with no problem


    I also want to be able to view the cameras wirelessly.
    Last edited by FireEMSPolice; 01-22-2014, 05:03 AM.

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  • bababouy
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    These cameras will work great with lights or with an area that is receiving a lot of ambient light. They also work great in complete darkness.

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  • FireEMSPolice
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    Originally posted by FireEMSPolice View Post
    So I shouldn't mount them near floodlights? I wanted to put them on the corners of the house, among other places.
    Anything???

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  • FireEMSPolice
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    Originally posted by bababouy View Post
    You want to buy cameras with 100ft IR, at least. The cheaper cameras are only 50ft. It might seem like 50ft is enough for home use, but 100ft IR makes a big difference. If you go to their support section and flip through the forum there, you will find a demo video that we put up from a 27X PTZ that has 250ft of infrared. The video was shot in complete darkness. Infrared cameras work best when they are installed where there is no light at all. You will be able to see a black cat or a person wearing black clothes so much better when using a good IR camera.
    So I shouldn't mount them near floodlights? I wanted to put them on the corners of the house, among other places.

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  • bababouy
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    You want to buy cameras with 100ft IR, at least. The cheaper cameras are only 50ft. It might seem like 50ft is enough for home use, but 100ft IR makes a big difference. If you go to their support section and flip through the forum there, you will find a demo video that we put up from a 27X PTZ that has 250ft of infrared. The video was shot in complete darkness. Infrared cameras work best when they are installed where there is no light at all. You will be able to see a black cat or a person wearing black clothes so much better when using a good IR camera.

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