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security camera help

liftedpsd2010 660 174 February 18, 2016 at 04:07 PM
I have had some trouble with neighbors lately and need a security camera. I need one that records to a hard drive and I really don't have many options for power or video cables. If needed I can run power for them but prefer wireless for video. I need at least 2 cameras. Any advice on what I can use and would really like to be able to view from my phones thank you. My internet speed right now isn't the best with dsl but Comcast is putting all fiber in our neighborhood as we speak.

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oh and my budget( which I hope isn't to low) is about 3-400
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These cameras aren't wireless - but good price & reviews for $180 - Q-See 8-Channel HD Analog DVR with 1TB HDD, 4 720p Cameras with 80' Night Vision [costco.com]
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are those good enough to see a persons face?
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"Wireless" cameras still need power... Most wireless cameras still have a power connection. There are a few that are battery operated like the Arlo, but they're overpriced for what you're getting.

You're better off with wired cameras. At that price point, the choice would be between a less expensive kit probably with analog cams or a smaller number of higher quality network based IP cams and recording to your computer or micro sd card.
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I can do wired I'll just have to check out my attic space. and crazy I know but I don't have a computer. really wanting a dvr based system. Any links to a good system?
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Amazon [amazon.com] has a few in your price range.
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Be aware that some of the cheapest ones may not include a hard drive and require that you add the drive.
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can you have them in your house pointing out a window

Put up a couple of these with the real ones

http://www.amazon.com/Security-Ca...PMJHRECX67
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Dont randomly buy a system on amazon. Do some research. Consider IP cameras that are power by POE. All you have to do is run a single ethernet cable to the camera.
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Quote from komondor View Post :
can you have them in your house pointing out a window

Put up a couple of these with the real ones

http://www.amazon.com/Security-Ca...PMJHRECX67
Flashing lights are ONLY found on fake security cameras.
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Dont randomly buy a system on amazon. Do some research. Consider IP cameras that are power by POE. All you have to do is run a single ethernet cable to the camera.
A perk to PoE is it's easy to run the cable whatever length you need <328'. No need to coil up a bunch of excess or wind up short.
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ok I'll check out Poe and yes I want to definitely do research and get one that works the first time. kinda hard to pack it back up and ship it back as I have to run wires in the attic.
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Does this look like a good system?
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Does this look like a good system?
No its crap. Let me help you. Check out ipcamtalk.com
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thanks for the help I'll check that site out!
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