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Video surveillance/ security cameras for around the house

CaseyForrest

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We are wanting to install 4 cameras on the property. 3 on the house and 1 in the shed.

I definitely want to go WiFi and 3 of the cameras will need to watertight as they will be outside. Mostly covered though.

Ive found several kits but have 0 experience with a camera system.

Any help or ideas would be appreciated....
 
CaseyForrest

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I don't want to have to run wires, which is why I want to go WiFi. The shed camera may be pushing the distance, but I can always get a range extender. Power wires wont be an issue as I can tap in easily to existing wires where we want to place the cameras.

I did see the Lorex set-up. They don't fit the criteria I want in a system.
 
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I have a Zmodo system that I hrdwired. They do make wireless as well. Main thing I like is that I can watch my cameras from my iPhone. A couple years ago we had someone try to break in at 10:20 am while I was at work. The camera sent a motion alert to my phone and I was able to keep tabs on the guy while I called police and drive home. Long story short, we caught him and he's lucky he didn't get shot.


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DR. P. Proteus

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We are wanting to install 4 cameras on the property. 3 on the house and 1 in the shed.

I definitely want to go WiFi and 3 of the cameras will need to watertight as they will be outside. Mostly covered though.

Ive found several kits but have 0 experience with a camera system.

Any help or ideas would be appreciated....

I would say you should just stay home on the porch with a shotgun or six to save the aggravation of buying and installing and maintaining all that crap BUT if you do happen to catch somebody shoot them once for me!!!!
 
DR. P. Proteus

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One time there was some kid who ran away from a teenage party that got rousted, he got lost in the dark and rain and ended up in my shed. I was going to shoot him on principle and it seemed enough reason to finally be able to shoot somebody but I changed my mind and drove him back down the road to wherever he came from.
 
CaseyForrest

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I have a Zmodo system that I hrdwired. They do make wireless as well. Main thing I like is that I can watch my cameras from my iPhone. A couple years ago we had someone try to break in at 10:20 am while I was at work. The camera sent a motion alert to my phone and I was able to keep tabs on the guy while I called police and drive home. Long story short, we caught him and he's lucky he didn't get shot.


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That's the direction I'm leaning. I'm still trying to discern which kits come with a DVR. I don't want anything stored offsite.


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fordf150

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I have a Funlux system in my shop....wired. http://www.funlux.com/accessory/acc...64-hdmi-security-dvr-with-1tb-hard-drive.html

can watch it from my phone and and it sends me alerts/pictures when motion is detected. Mine came with 4 camera's but no hard drive. I added a 1T drive. video quality is decent but next system i buy will have better quality video just to make sure any tom foolery around the shop is easily prosecutable. Overall for what is invested i dont have a single complaint and if on a budget or just for around the house i would buy another one like this without thinking twice
 
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I would not waste your time with Wifi the video is awful especially at night. Hard wire is a pain in the arse but you will be happy in the end!
 
CaseyForrest

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I have a Funlux system in my shop....wired. http://www.funlux.com/accessory/acc...64-hdmi-security-dvr-with-1tb-hard-drive.html

can watch it from my phone and and it sends me alerts/pictures when motion is detected. Mine came with 4 camera's but no hard drive. I added a 1T drive. video quality is decent but next system i buy will have better quality video just to make sure any tom foolery around the shop is easily prosecutable. Overall for what is invested i dont have a single complaint and if on a budget or just for around the house i would buy another one like this without thinking twice
Thanks for the link. I'll look into them.


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DR. P. Proteus

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This is a good thread. I'm building a big garage at my house and need some security.
Oh? You'll be supposed to be working but instead always checking ( hoping ) for trespassers all damn day.

And not only will you be able to watch but anybody else will to.

You go George Orwell!!!
 
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We are wanting to install 4 cameras on the property. 3 on the house and 1 in the shed.

I definitely want to go WiFi and 3 of the cameras will need to watertight as they will be outside. Mostly covered though.

Ive found several kits but have 0 experience with a camera system.

Any help or ideas would be appreciated....
Casey, what did you end up buying. We have been having a 500% increase in crime in my area and I am wanting to install something around my place. I need wireless and battery powered cameras as I dont have power where I need to place some of the cameras. My brother and another neighbor have already been broke into. Had someone suspicious walk up to my house only to be confronted by my grandson and leave. I am thinking a minimum of 4 cameras, but 6 is what I really need. Prefer motion sensing cameras to save on batteries and need infared for night time. Also thinking of a NVR recording instead of DVR.
 
CaseyForrest

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Mud,

I haven't done anything. Determined that it wasn't worth the expense given our location.

There are some nice options out there, but I have no first hand experience.

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