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Old 11-09-2011, 12:24 PM
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Well I need to get a security system for my home. Looking for a decent system, with at least 4 camera's. I don't think that I would need more then 4.

I am looking for something that has a high quality image for cheap. I have used ones in the past that would work if you knew the person, but as far as ID'ing a person they were not so great.
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Old 11-09-2011, 12:26 PM
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Please let us all know how to get high quality image for cheap.
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Old 11-09-2011, 12:36 PM
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Yeah that is why I am asking her. I am looking to spend <$500 but can to upto $1,000-$1,200 if that is what I have to do.
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Yeah that is why I am asking her. I am looking to spend <$500 but can to upto $1,000-$1,200 if that is what I have to do.

Per camera?
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No idea of the quality, but if you are not happy you can return to any Costco store:

http://www.costco.com/Common/Categor...90414*&topnav=
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I was looking for a kit, like the ones at Costco. I have no idea on what to look for though.

I am trying to get as cheap as possible while still having clean evidence to provide the courts/police.
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Old 11-09-2011, 04:14 PM
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I am trying to get as cheap as possible while still having clean evidence to provide the courts/police.

Evidence of what?
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I am worried about theft. I have had several things stolen over the last few years. Theft has been increasing as the addiction to pain pills has grown. Most recent a Stihl chainsaw was stolen from my garage. I can tell who took it by the camera I currently have, but it is only because I know the guy. The recorded video is not high enough quality to print a picture from. It is almost but it's not quite there.

Now I have my boat sitting in the yard with a bunch of commercial equipment on it and expensive electronics so I want to keep eyes on it. My deductible is $1000 so I don't really see a need to spend more then that.
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that will be interesting, most of the time they show bank robberies the pictures are such poor quality you can't id someone
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I use 5 Panasonic 'Pet Cams' two inside, 3 on my entrance areas all indoors. They have motion triggers (altho too sensitive for outside) that will email and text as many photos as I want .. They are always on and provided enough light (I use motion trip lights in conjunction) is available give great photos. I have a nice 'smile for the camera' sign that anyone reading would be too late, I already have 10 or more pictures. No service charge, just needs to be hooked to your router, hard wired or wireless, I use both, excellent results..
This is at my entranceway right now...
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Old 11-10-2011, 05:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Afishinado View Post
I use 5 Panasonic 'Pet Cams' two inside, 3 on my entrance areas all indoors. They have motion triggers (altho too sensitive for outside) that will email and text as many photos as I want .. They are always on and provided enough light (I use motion trip lights in conjunction) is available give great photos. I have a nice 'smile for the camera' sign that anyone reading would be too late, I already have 10 or more pictures. No service charge, just needs to be hooked to your router, hard wired or wireless, I use both, excellent results..
This is at my entranceway right now...
Which Models, the BL-****?

how is the quality at night?
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Originally Posted by Afishinado View Post
I use 5 Panasonic 'Pet Cams' two inside, 3 on my entrance areas all indoors. They have motion triggers (altho too sensitive for outside) that will email and text as many photos as I want .. They are always on and provided enough light (I use motion trip lights in conjunction) is available give great photos. I have a nice 'smile for the camera' sign that anyone reading would be too late, I already have 10 or more pictures. No service charge, just needs to be hooked to your router, hard wired or wireless, I use both, excellent results..
This is at my entranceway right now...
X2 feet interested. My garage was just set ablaze, neighbors house was just broken into, other neighbors car and garage broken into. I can't stay up all night with the 9 ya no?
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Originally Posted by Afishinado View Post
I use 5 Panasonic 'Pet Cams' two inside, 3 on my entrance areas all indoors. They have motion triggers (altho too sensitive for outside) that will email and text as many photos as I want .. They are always on and provided enough light (I use motion trip lights in conjunction) is available give great photos. I have a nice 'smile for the camera' sign that anyone reading would be too late, I already have 10 or more pictures. No service charge, just needs to be hooked to your router, hard wired or wireless, I use both, excellent results..
This is at my entranceway right now...
X2 very interested. My garage was just set ablaze, neighbors house was just broken into, other neighbors car and garage broken into. I can't stay up all night with the 9 ya no?
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go to supercircuits.com. You can buy a complete triplex networked DVR with cameras reasonable. You want triplex so you can record, playback and access via the network simultaneously.
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Originally Posted by arista5 View Post
Which Models, the BL-****?

how is the quality at night?
I have this one


The wired one is BL- C111 (I think, I'm in Florida) They NEED light though which is why I have motion activated lights at the entrances as well. The other negative is they cannot be mounted in direct sunlight as it will burn them out, I found out the hard way. I just have them mounted on the suction cup camera mounts sold for cars etc at the top of the windows (inside) or where there is a roof outside.
http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-BL-C...ef=pd_sbs_p_13

They also come with zoom, pan etc, all controlled remotely from wherever you are. What I would like now is to find a thermometer with big digital readout so I can monitor the temp in the house from here in Florida.
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I have the Revo systems from Costco in a few stores. Not too crazy about the picture quality. The thumbnails are pretty clear, when you have all cameras on the monitor, but when you click on one to bring it full screen, not so good.
They all probably work better on shots with day lighting than inside a store.
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Old 11-11-2011, 07:54 AM
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I have a multi-camera system on my boat, which records to a multi-channel DVR (you can go up to 16 cameras), it records everything but can be programmed to send alerts based on digital motion detection (you set up the motion sensor up separately for each camera, and "mask" areas that may have background movement). The video quality of 480i, and depending on the perp's distance to the camera may be way more than sufficient to determine identity. Any of the cameras can be Pan Tilt Zoom. And the whole thing is internet accessible. The total cost was more than $1K (figure $700 per PTZ, plus $150 per fixed camera, plus $300 - $1,200 for the DVR, depending on how many channels you want).

I bought this because a "couple" had been having drinks on the back of my boat, passing themselves off as the owners. No harm done, but I still felt violated. Sheriff will arrest (no need for special "no trespassing signs, etc.", they just have to catch them in the act. Apparently, it is a common tactic for thieves to come aboard pretending that they heard the boat was for sale, etc. If someone comes on my boat, I will know about it within 20 seconds (the time it takes for an internet text message), I can look at the camera on line (takes maybe another 20 seconds to make the connection through my iPhone), and unless its my cleaner (who is on a schedule) or someone else I recognize (like maybe marina security, although I have told them not to go on my boat without calling first -- and had video of one of their guys snooping around just after I brought my boat in to the new marina), I have a direct phone number to the marina sheriff, they constantly have boats on the water, so they ought to be able to get to my boat within 2-3 minutes. If the perp is still there, its off to the clink for an arrest. If their "story" about thinking the boat is for sale is credible, the DA won't prosecute. If they have a sheet, different story.
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Old 11-11-2011, 08:35 AM
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So what brand is it, and do you recommend it? The Costco/Revo units are a small computer tower that the cameras plug into, and a monitor, mouse, remote control, etc. It will back up video for 8 cameras running 24/7 for about 2 weeks, and is accessible via the internet.
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Old 11-11-2011, 08:45 AM
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Research "Clover" they make some pretty good systems for a reasonable price. Quality of the picture has to do with how your settings are set. Such as hom many frames per sec. How much record time before the system starts overiding the older video stored, etc,. There are way to get quality pictures out of these systems, it just take some studying. I dont have any pics to post but I will try to get some.
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also make sure it will give you remote access. I can pull up live feeds on my iphone anywhere in the world provided there is phone service. Gives you real piece of mind, and the kids know the cameras are always on!
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