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|11-16-2012 10:38 AM|
I should say that I'm not saying that this is a bad deal. I'm just saying that you'll probably be left with wanting more, if you really care. Something is better than having nothing at all. For me, I love being able to watch my home on my work computer or on my iphone. I also like being able to see on my tv who is at the door without actually getting out of bed on a sunday morning.
Linky to that thread
|11-16-2012 10:36 AM|
|11-16-2012 10:25 AM|
We are looking for something to watch our exterior garage entrance (not car entrance) & was thinking of a motion activating flood light/cam to SD card that Costco also sells for $159.
But that seems a cheap ass way to do things & this looks more robust & bullet proof.
|11-16-2012 10:05 AM|
Borrowing these pictures...
700TVL analog camera
2MP IP Camera. Yes, better than a 1.3MP camera, but you get the idea.
|11-16-2012 09:53 AM|
|ny518||I installed a system like this 3 years ago. Same brand and size HDD. Quality is ok, and that system is still running today, albeit with a new DVR. I paid $199 back then for a 500gb DVR and 4 cameras (2 were indoor/outdoor). I would expect to pay no more than $200 for a modern set, especially since the DVR is not that big when you are recording at a level high enough to capture faces and license plates.|
|11-16-2012 09:47 AM|
You'll be left with wanting more. Megapixel IP Cameras is the way to go now. Way better picture quality and ease of being able to record it remotely at another location.
Here is an example of a better system. Way too expensive right now...I'll break it down for you...
Look at this http://www.costco.com/Q-See-4-Cha...67205.htm
These cameras / nvr / dvr are all made by Dahua out of China. That being said, you'll find the same cameras sold under different brands, like Q-See. Dahua does not sell directly to the end user.
These cameras go for about $200~$225 a piece. Right now Costco is selling a (2) pack of these 720p cameras for $299.99. A few days ago they had a (4) camera package with a 4-channel nvr for $699.99. That expired this past Sunday, I believe. Q-See ran out of stock of the 4-channel packages and substituted out the 4-channel nvr with an 8-channel nvr. Score! It was a limited number. Alone the 4-channel nvr (most of the time without a hd) sells for about $300. If you broke down the above 4-camera package that Costco had, you essentially were paying $100 for the 4-channel nvr W/ a 1tb drive. Now, imagine what kind of deal the people who got the 8-channel nvr got! Slickdeal! BJ's is currently selling a 4-camera package with an 8-channel nvr for $1,299. Linky
For many people, the 4-channel nvr won't be enough. Oh btw, this Q-See nvr has built in PoE ports already, so you are kind of saving money there, maybe around $60, if you were to buy a 4-port Poe switch. The 8 & 16 channel nvr's still only have 4-Poe ports on the back of the nvr. You'll have to supply your own PoE switch or PoE injectors if you want to run more than 4 channels.
Q-See has said that a 8-channel package will be available at Costco in early 2013. It will probably be (4) 720p cameras with an 8-channel nvr. The cool thing about this nvr is that it will do 720p and also 1080p. Costco should also be carrying the 1080p cameras sometime soon.
|11-16-2012 09:32 AM|
|ibnuts||Thought 'HD' in title was HD resolution, rather than HDD for 'Hard Drive.' Why is HD resolution so expensive with these systems?|
|11-16-2012 09:24 AM|
i picked up a q-see set from costco a couple months ago.... same configuration with 8 cameras instead of 4 for $399....
the system is up and running and works great!
i like how i can easily access my dvr from any computer or smartphone...
|11-16-2012 09:20 AM|
Thanks for posting, but that and "Costco" would have saved me a click.
|11-16-2012 09:20 AM|
This is a pretty bad post. No idea the deal is good or not since I read title and pages of the OP and still can't find the price.
And especially OP copied pages and pages of useless info about the product which is not necessary. Should have summarize the features since no one going to look through all this.
|11-16-2012 09:16 AM|
deal sucks !
|11-16-2012 09:15 AM|
|drsketch||buried somewhere in 90 hours of reading is a price|
|11-16-2012 09:14 AM|
|jochfr||Probably should put price in the title...|
|11-16-2012 09:10 AM|
|i3ighead||I currently use microsoft lifecams thru blueiris for my security, but it isn't running as well as I would like. Cameras work intermittently. I am looking for a better solution. Any feedback on this and ease of installation?|
|11-16-2012 09:04 AM|
Q-See 4 Channel Security System with 500GB hd 4 High Resolution Cameras
I just got this, I think it's an incredible deal, no expansion though.
4 Indoor/Outdoor Rated 600 TVL Cameras, PC and MAC Remote Viewing, IPhone, iPad, Android, and Blackberry Viewing via Free App, 120' Night Vision, 60' Cable Per Camera
4 Channel DVR
500GB Hard Drive included
PC and MAC Remote Viewing
IPhone, iPad, Android, and Blackberry Viewing via Free App
4 indoor/Outdoor Rated 600 TVL Cameras
120' Night Vision
60' Cable Per Camera Included
What can you see about 120 feet away in the dark? - Probably not much. Let the four included security cameras in this bundle do the work by capturing detailed activity with a broadcast quality D1 view. The cameras are equipped with an infrared cut sensor, 600 TV lines of resolution, 42 infrared LEDs and a 120 foot night vision range. With the included 500GB hard drive, you can save numerous hours of video, and the industry-standard H.264 video compression allows for maximum recording time while minimizing file size.
Video is captured in real-time, broadcast-quality D1 704x480 pixel resolution at a rate of 30 frames per second (per camera), which results in smooth, continuous video motion and a larger D1 video image for improved recognition of people and objects.
You can save your vision for designing a top-notch recording schedule that will meet your specific home or office security needs. Do you want the DVR to record 24/7? – No problem. Set it to record on any day or hour, or set it up to record during motion detection only. The latter may buy you a little more space on the pre-installed 500GB hard drive and allow for days or even weeks of video footage.
The QT504-441-5 DVR+Camera bundle puts you in control of your security. If you’re committed to protecting your premises, you’ll appreciate the mobile surveillance features that allow you to view live footage via the Internet or a Smartphone. The only thing you may have to ponder is which Internet Browser you’ll use. The QT504 is compatible with Internet Explorer 7-9, Safari 5.0, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome (with IE 8 plug-ins), Windows Mobile Pro, Symbian OS, iPhone, iPad, Android, and Blackberry. Your DVR can send you email alerts about activity and you can stay connected by backing up or transferring your video footage to a USB flash drive or hard drive.
Remote Monitoring & FREE Smartphone Applications
Remote monitoring from Macintosh or PC computers connected to the Internet
“Q-See QT View” app for iPhone and “Q-See QT View HD” for iPad available from Apple’s AppStore
“Q-See QT View” for Android phones and “Q-See QT View HD” for Android tablets available from Android Market
“SuperCam” app for Windows Phone 7. in the Windows Phone Marketplace or available as a free download for Windows Mobile Pro
“SuperCam” apps available for BlackBerry and Symbian devices
Compatible operating systems: Mac OSX 10.6 and 10.7, Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7
Compatible Internet browsers: Internet Explorer 7-9, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Safari 5.0/5.1
Remotely monitor 24/7 worldwide using high-speed Internet
Q-See’s MyQ-See.com Dynamic DDNS allows you to access your DVR remotely using a convenient URL instead of a complicated – and sometimes changing – IP address
Receive instant email alerts and snapshot images when motion is detected, an alarm is triggered, video loss occurred or other events
Up to 10 users can simultaneously log into the DVR with dual-stream technology allowing for easier Internet access even on low-bandwidth connections
CMS software - included on CD – allows you to monitor one or more QT-series DVRs from a single computer
Universal Plug ‘n Play (UPnP): Instantly connect your DVR to your network – and the Internet – via your UPnP-enabled router for ready-to-go remote monitoring without the need for software or time-consuming configuration routines
MULTI-DVR MONITORING SOFTWARE:
Thinking of expanding your security system or needing to monitor a separate location? Q-See offers its free Central Management System (CMS) for its QT-series DVRs. This Q-See exclusive, advantageous feature allows you to access multiple same-series DVRs within your network or through the Internet. If you have two or more same-series DVRs in various locations (home office/business site, multiple retail sites, regional locations, etc.) you can conveniently view up to 64 or more cameras on one single screen. Additionally, up to 10 users can remotely log into the DVR at the same time and dual-stream technology allows for easier internet access with lower bandwidths.
Connect up to 100 DVRs, or up to 2000 cameras.
To identify if you have "Same-series" DVRs, the family of QT-Series DVRs include QT454, QT504, QT428, QT426, QT446, QT528, QT526, QT536, QT4332, QT4532, etc....
DVR & RECORDING FEATURES:
Full D1 Recording Resolution: Broadcast-quality D1 704x480 pixel resolution
120 FPS Total (30FPS per camera x 4 cameras)
Pre-installed 500GB Hard Drive: Record and store video footage. This DVR can support a hard drive upgrade of up to 2 Terabytes (SATA).
Four Recording Modes:
Advanced Motion Detection: Advanced motion detection settings help to minimize false alarms. The easy-to-use motion detection set-up screen allows you to mask out certain areas which frequently experience heavy movement in order to avoid false alarms and unnecessary triggers.
Time-Schedule: Record based on a pre-set schedule that you choose depending on your needs. For example, only at night, only during office hours or only during non-business hours.
Alarm Sensor Trigger: Only records when the alarm sensor has been triggered. (Alarm sensor not included.)
Manual: When set to manual, the system will record 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or until you manually turn it off.
Three Viewing Modes:
Single Cam: Display 1 camera at a time
2 or 4 Cam-View: Display all 4 cameras at once on a split screen
Timed Auto-Sequence: Display a timed-auto sequence, which shows each camera for a few seconds and rotates the view through all cameras one at a time.
Three Video Search Options:
1. Time: search video within a specific time frame
2. Motion Detection Event: search video by occurrences of motion
3. Alarm Triggered Event: search video by items that triggered an alert
Multi-Tasking Technology allows up to five functions to occur on the system at one time:
1. Record video
2. Watch live video or playback video
3.Monitor and manage the system remotely
4. Backing up files
Convenient Backup: Retain important footage on a PC, Flash Drive or USB Hard Drive
H.264 Compression: Minimizes file size in order to maximize the recording time, which also allows you to efficiently store as well as transfer video smoothly for viewing over the internet.
Connect Monitor: Display on any TV or 19” or larger VGA PC Monitor
System supports multiple VGA resolution settings: 800x600, 1024x768, and 1280x1024
Navigating Menus: The user-friendly interface, along with the accompanying mouse and remote control, make moving through the program menus a breeze.
QUALITY 600 TV LINE CAMERA FEATURES:
Resolution: 600 TV Line High-Resolution
1/3” enhanced infrared cut sensors: Allows for a higher quality picture, accurate colors, and better image quality than most standard surveillance cameras.
Night Vision: Up to 120 Ft. in the dark with 42 infrared LED (night vision appears in B&W, day viewing in color)
Weatherproof Cameras: Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
Cables: 60 Ft. cable included with each camera (Extensions available if needed.)
Lens: 5.0mm lens providing a 50°-55º radius of field of view
Theft-Deterrent Mounting Brackets: Flexible 3-Axis brackets allow for more precise positioning of the cameras, while guiding the cables directly through the camera brackets to reduce the threat of vandalism to the cameras.
ADDITIONAL SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS:
DVR supports RS-485 compliant Pan-Tilt-Zoom cameras (not included) with 128 presets and 8 cruise settings
DVR supports four channels of audio (audio cameras or microphones not included)
Video: 4 BNC inputs /1 BNC, 1BNC spot, 1 VGA output
Audio: 4 inputs / 1 output (Audio mic/cameras not included)
Two USB 2.0 ports for USB mouse and USB back-up drive connectivity
External Alarm 4 inputs / 1 output
DVR Power Supply: 12V output
DVR Operating Temperature: 50-104F
Camera Power Supply: 12V output
Camera Operating Temperatures: 14-122F at 95% humidity
Resolution and Frame Rate:
Live Display Resolution and Frame Rate: 704x480, 30 FPS per camera
Playback Resolution: D1 704x480 Real-time
Recording Frame Rate: D1 120 FPS Total Real-time (30 FPS per camera)
1-year Q-See Warranty & Lifetime Technical Support
4-Channel Full D1 Real-time DVR with 500GB Hard Drive (QT504-5)
(4) High-Res 600 TVL Cameras with 3-Axis Brackets (QM6006B-4)
(4) 60ft Cable for flexible installation
(1) 4-way camera power adapter for efficient installation
USB Mouse and Remote Control
CD-Rom with Remote Viewing Software and Manuals
Power supply for DVR
RJ-45 Ethernet Cable
BNC to RCA adapter
Sales Questions: CostcoSales@dpsi-usa.com
Support: 24/7 Technical Resources available at www.q-see.com/support