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Any recommendation on Security Cameras?

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December 4, 2013 11:56:43 PM

I'm moving soon, and would like to have a security camera in the new place.

I was hoping for something I could connect to my camera so I could watch it live, but it also recorded like up to a month or so of data. Am not sure if any cameras do that, and how much HDD space they'd take up.

So, if anyone has any recommendations please let me know!
December 5, 2013 4:07:07 PM

I've got a simple TRENDNet wireless HD camera set up at my office and it works great. Very easy to set up, there's no additional software necessary, just log into the web configuration page for the camera and tell it what network share on what computer to start recording to and you're off and going. It also doesn't take up a whole lot of space surprisingly for a single camera running in HD. I've got a 500 GB drive partition that mine saves to 24/7 and even with two months of video it's only filled about half the drive.
December 5, 2013 5:59:37 PM

choucove said:
I've got a simple TRENDNet wireless HD camera set up at my office and it works great. Very easy to set up, there's no additional software necessary, just log into the web configuration page for the camera and tell it what network share on what computer to start recording to and you're off and going. It also doesn't take up a whole lot of space surprisingly for a single camera running in HD. I've got a 500 GB drive partition that mine saves to 24/7 and even with two months of video it's only filled about half the drive.


I was looking at a few, any chance you could link me your one in particular? Although, it doesn't have to be wireless. Hardwired is fine as well.
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December 5, 2013 7:16:15 PM
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That is the unit that I have. I actually bought it because I haven't had any previous experience with IP camera systems at all and wanted to learn. I heard that TRENDNet had some good DVR software for managing multiple of their cameras, no matter the model, and was completely free and very lightweight. So I bought this unit when it was on sale and was very surprised at how easy it was to get set up.

There's a lot of options from TRENDNet to fit your needs and budget, as well, which is one of the other things I like about their cameras. I will say, though, that I'm also going to be looking into some Ubiquiti cameras at some point. I really like the Ubiquiti networking products I've gotten to work with and their cameras seem like a very great value.
December 12, 2013 12:29:57 PM

conallbaker said:
Just installing a camera is not enough .You should be sure with the quality of the image it will provide. First of installing an camera has many advantages but if the picture quality is not good then there is no use of installing a security camera. Installing the best quality camera will help you to solve your troubles. See this infographics.
http://visual.ly/combination-ir-illuminator-and-cctv-ca...


Very true. There are a lot of factors that go into how everything works, though, including the networking throughput and quality, what you are recording to (hard drive capacity and speed, etc.) that can play a role. Mostly it comes down to does your network have enough throughput for all of the cameras you want to run, and does your storage have the capacity and throughput for all the cameras? Again, your camera is going to make a big difference as well in if it has the resolution and FPS capabilities you want or need.

For my camera at least, I can record in 720p HD with a completely fluid recording. There's no jitters or stuttering, it plays smoothly and I can see a lot of detail within the picture as well, enough to make out clearly the face of anyone coming into the office at least, as well as other features, etc.
December 12, 2013 10:59:16 PM

if you want a good quality image, you can choose a DVR security system, which are quite cheap, like about $200;If u want a perfect image quality, u can consider NVR security system, wireless, which are around $400. Actually u just need to choose 500GB, then the security camera can record for a month.

suggested store:http://www.cctvfocal.com/security-systems/4-camera-syst...
December 15, 2013 11:08:02 AM

hellomike said:
if you want a good quality image, you can choose a DVR security system, which are quite cheap, like about $200;If u want a perfect image quality, u can consider NVR security system, wireless, which are around $400. Actually u just need to choose 500GB, then the security camera can record for a month.

suggested store:http://www.cctvfocal.com/security-systems/4-camera-syst...


Ideally I just want one camera for my hallway, it'd be not more than 10 feet from the PC it'd be recording to. And it's in-doors.

I'd like software that'd hopefully come with the camera to cycle through footage, ie if I have a 1TB Drive it'd record like a months worth of footage then start deleting the first week in the cycle.

So after week 5 finished, week 1's deleted. And so on, or something similar so it's automatic. And in-case I ever do need the footage, I can copy it before it's deleted.
January 24, 2014 12:51:00 AM

See to it that , you must install an IR illuminator. Most of the times the crime or robbers take place during the night . And during the night, security cameras fail to get a clear image because of the AGC. So installing an IR is a must.
Read about the benefits of IR illuminator .
http://irilluminators.wordpress.com
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