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Installing Video Surveillance

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Looking to install about 6 cameras around the outside of the house. Looking to use a color monitor as well as night vision cameras. Would like to have some sort of recorder that saves for about a week or so in case I go on vacation.

 

Any suggestions, tips, experiences??

 

Thanks a lot guys!

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There are all kinds of systems out there, sometimes you get what you pay for.

 

On the commercial side, I have installed some Pelco gear with good results.

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A 6 camera DVR system can run about $800 and up for good cameras with IR.Dont go wireless,because you will have to install it the same way as a wired system.Run the wires from were you want the camera then to its connection if its DVR or PCI capture card.You can use your computer to.Make shure you buy a system that comes with motion detection.You will save lots of HD space.

 

If you use your PC you can save about $400.00

 

This is funny,because iam hooking up the other half of my cameras as we speak.

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Thanks.. I have plenty of computers, so I could use one specifically for that. I did plan on going hard-wired instead of wireless. Would I still need a separate unit or I could install a card in the back of my PC and run the cameras to that. I guess I would just need the correct software as well.

 

What model cameras are you using?

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Q-see makes a capture card you can connect up to 16 cameras.Iam using Lorex cameras,and two capture cards with 3 RCA inputs on each.

 

This cameras night vision works good near a light.In total darkness you cant see much.

 

The more LED`s the better night vision.

 

I use this for my capture card.

 

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Last you will need motion detection software.Lots of free stuff on the net.All ways test the camera before installing it.

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My advice would be to get software that you can remotely access your camera's and watch them in real time too from another source (laptop phone etc) Digi watcher is what I have used however i'm sure they have better

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