Had a possible incident a week or two back that got the hairs on the back of my neck up a bit, so I decided to start looking into camera systems.
I've had a couple of IP cameras, but the resolution isn't that great at any distance. They're OK for a general view, but not much detail beyond about 10' or so, especially at night. To record, you either need to allow space on your PC's HDD or use a dedicated machine.
Tiger and Newegg both have what look like decent systems, but reviews are mixed. Of course, none of them are recognizable brand names, at least not outside of their field. To cover the perimeter, I figure I'll need at least an 8 channel system with 6-8 cameras. I may get one with four cameras included and then add a couple of specialty cameras with longer range or brighter IR LEDs for better nightvision.
Candidates so far are:
8 Channel, 8 Camera, 1TB HDD: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16881523061
They have a 8 CH/4 Cam/500GB HDD version, but it's only about $30 less.
8 Channel, 4 Cam, 500Gb HDD: http://www.tigerdire...19036&csid=_61
Extra distance nightvision camera: http://www.newegg.co...67&ignorebbr=1
Most of the Tiger systems are 480 TVL while the Newegg systems are 600 TVL (which is better, right?)
Most all that I've looked at have remote viewing capable and can be accessed/viewed from a web browser across the LAN, but I think I'd also need a separate monitor. Those are pretty cheap now though. I've seen 19" LED screens for $50 or so.
Anybody using anything like these?
Edited by SayWhat?, 29 December 2013 - 06:49 AM.