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  1. N

    Advice on a system for an Elder

    I've setup several Hikvision systems, now I need to setup my parents who are elder and who have a summer home too far for me to install. I wanted to get the a 4-5 cam system + doorbell cam, NVR etc. I wanted an ONIVF system so they dont' have monthly fees, but regarding the doorbell cam I'm...
  2. J

    Advice Requested: Garage Camera Placement

    I have a quick question I'd like to ask this forum. I have an odd shaped garage (See attached rough) that I'm trying to determine the best options for camera placement inside the garage. There will be a camera outside the garage just to the left of the garage door (when looking at the...
  3. ChappyEight

    Preliminary Layout Review Request

    It's difficult to put into words how much I've learned from this site. That said, I am happy to admit when I don't know what I don't know. So, that in mind, I'm hoping you'd be willing to give some feedback on my current plan. I've got a Blue Iris box ready to go, so I'm to the "buy some...
  4. Z

    Advise needed, I looking for an IP camera that can do ....

    Hi, Since there is such a wide variety of choice I'm looking for some advise. Currently I have a Foscam FI9831P camera to guard the frontdoor of my house. It's positioned indoor behind a window. Now I'm looking for an upgrade with the following specs: Wifi enabked PAN/TILT Nightvision...
  5. Marble68

    Project for my town - I don't know where to start

    So, my town has asked me to try and build them something that will be mounted next to the road. Big flashing sign "Local PD welcomes you" - they want it to scream surveillance. The cars will pass by at 50mph or so. The goal isn't to read the plates (but I'd like to be able to) - but to get a...
  6. M

    What EliteDesk for BI?

    @fenderman as I recall your recent favorite PC for BI is an HP EliteDesk. I spent a couple of hours studying the different models and searching the net... is there a certain sweet spot model? I assume 800 G4 is too new and the G1 is too old. What would you be looking for today for your personal...
  7. Tuba

    Need to buy Security Cams for NYC Apartment Building

    I’ve been researching for weeks but now need to make a decision. Apartment building in NYC, USA. Currently have a Swann set-up with about 13 cameras. NVR is at the front desk with a monitor and is accessible remotely over the internet. Need to set up another NVR with cameras at the roof level...
  8. jockovonred

    Advice on Refurbs

    I've found a couple of refurbs on Newegg. I'm looking for advice on which would be a good buy. I've looked at the recommended 'Choosing Hardware for Blue Iris' guide and these are all the older I5 3rd gens. HP Desktop Computer Elite 8300 Intel Core i5 3470 (3.20 GHz) 8 GB DDR3 1 TB HDD Intel HD...
  9. superman1233

    IP Camera with webserver - recommendations wanted

    Hi, I've bought a couple of "IP Cameras" off amazon in the past, and been disappointed in both cases to find that the cameras are only accessible through a specific Android app (or iphone). I naïvely thought that these cameras would be accessible through my browser but have since come to realise...
  10. M

    4k help

    Hi, I'm looking for advice on 4k cameras and an NVR. I'm considering 4 of the IPC-HDW5830R-Z cameras to pair with a DH-NVR4208-8P-4KS2 from Andy's store here: Buy Products Online from China Wholesalers at Aliexpress.com and here: Buy Products Online from China Wholesalers at Aliexpress.com...
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    Camera Placement Recommendations

    Looking for any input from the forum experts as to recommendation for camera model & placement to monitor cars pulling up, people getting out as well as car traffic driving in front of the house and just overall monitoring of activity in the front of our house. I'm looking to stick with Dahua...
  12. murphy2u

    New System Build--camera selection and installation advice

    Link to overall build info: New member working on 1st sec cam project Looking for (likely) two cameras: · 10-30' coverage, day and night face-recognition quality coverage for driveway and adjacent walkway to door; Daytime coverage good enough to get facial recognition for anyone...
  13. G

    Advice, Please!

    I'm having a lot of trouble finding a camera that will simply: 1. Provide good quality video, ideally 720p+ with IR 2. Allow access via LAN IP address and RTSP (or possibly, HTTP) Ideally, I'd like an audio stream, too. Motion detection, FTP/SMB upload are nice but not essential. Maybe even...
  14. A

    NVR, Cam and supplier advice needed

    4 MP vs 5 MP/77xx or 76xx/HOFOTech Hi everyone! I am looking to install 8 IP camera in an office/factory space. I am considering 5 x DS-2CD2142FWD - I (4mp) 3 x DS-2CD2T42WD - I8 (4mp) Should I go in for 4 MP or 5 MP. I saw some people suggest that 4 MP performs better. Is that correct...
  15. M

    Can someone help a newbie please??

    Hi I'm looking for a setup for my house that's easy to install and manage, Ideally I'd like to have the ability to:- 1. Use power over Ethernet cameras - if I'm having to run a cable to them for power, I might as well use the same one that takes data down 2. A mix of dome camera's so they can...
  16. A

    IP Camera system for warehouse (indoor and outdoor areas)

    Hi, I am looking for information on suitable IP cameras for securing our warehouse in India, Chennai. Im not a camera professional, but have been enjoying reading about the tech for some time now. The total area to be secured includes the warehouse (60m x 100m) and the open storage yard 125m x...
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