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Recording security camera system question

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by bigbore613, Jun 23, 2012.

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  1. bigbore613

    bigbore613 Active Member

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    I am looking to purchase a system with 8 cameras,only need 5 but thats the way they come in multiples of 4.I am looking to spend about $500. Any opinions will help. I have a friend who just purchased a Pro system for $1500. More than I want to spend.Outdoor use. Thanks, Jeff
     
  2. Auctioneer

    Auctioneer Well-Known Member

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    What are your things worth? You buy cheap you get cheap. Do you use a cardboard box as a gun safe? NO you use a real gun safe. Buy the best that you can and you will be ahead of things.
     
  3. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    1500 is only a starting point. If you want video that will hold up in court, and good low light motion activated cameras, with a DVR that holds enough video you need to go to a security professional.

    If you just want to watch your cash register help from the back room, go to Sam's club or Costco and buy the cheapie.

    You can also buy dummy cameras with an LED on, I only advise that if you have a very bullet proof facility. Steel doors and fake cameras may deter juveniles, pros go elsewhere any time they see electronics.

    HM
     
  4. trapperpg

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    Don't buy junk, which is what $500 is going to get you. Even the decent low-end outdoor rated cameras are going to cost you about $150/camera. I suggest Pelco Cameras, Ademco power supply, and ImageVault recorder. You're gonna have to spend more than $500, but you will have quality equipment that should last a long time. My .02
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    Trapper, halmile etc. are all correct. Do not buy junk and there is a lot out there. go to wwwx10.com or lorextechnology.com and give them a call and talk to the experts. They are knowledgeable and know their stuff.
     
  6. bigbore613

    bigbore613 Active Member

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    thanks guys. Jeff
     
  7. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    Dont put any cameras in the Ladies bathroom...they get real touchy about that I hear ; ))
     
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    ken1okie Active Member

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    Try this guy http://nellyssurplus.com/
    You won't be dissapointed!!!!
     
  9. GunDr

    GunDr Well-Known Member

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    If you have high speed internet service at this building, get the camera system that also allows you to monitor the cammeras remotely.
     
  10. blade819

    blade819 Well-Known Member

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    bigbore...you have a PM


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