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    Have any of you used these before? Looking to get a few set up at my house... want to track people entering the property.

    Yes this is related to the Dog shit incident...

    Right now I am looking at some units from DLink that are about $100 a camera and come with software for upto 32 cameras
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    $100/camera? really?

    It can be done much cheaper than that. Hell, i've played with just a webcam and a raspberry pi running a program called motion. Turns on when it senses motion in the frame and grabs pictures or short video clips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cegan09 View Post
    $100/camera? really?

    It can be done much cheaper than that. Hell, i've played with just a webcam and a raspberry pi running a program called motion. Turns on when it senses motion in the frame and grabs pictures or short video clips.
    well that's why I created this thread
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    I have ADT cameras / dvr and viewing from multiple locations. its integrated with my alarm. that said its expense, but if you have security system you may wan to check to see what they have and what integration points are available.

    there are some laws that you should be aware of. technically you can only video your property or public roads. you should not be viewing your neighbors property. this may constrain where you can put cameras

    hope this helps
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    the problem with wireless IP cameras is that they aren't truly wireless... They still need a power source. Which means you still need to run wiring unless you are putting them somewhere near an outlet.

    We use zModo DVR systems at both the house & the barber shop. 4 cameras, 500 gb hard drive, remote access, whole shebang is roughly $150. The barber shop one actually has 8 cameras, but I haven't installed the rest yet.

    Installation is more of a pain, but it really can't be beat for the price, and you can upgrade the cameras for really cheap. I'll actually be upgrading the cameras to ones that my friend uses from eBay, that have wide angle & night vision for $25 a camera.
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    I bought a DVR and 4 camera setup from Microcenter a few years ago after my wheels got stolen. I think it's a 500gb dvr. Cameras have night vision with installed ir LEDs. Cameras aren't the greatest that came with it and I've replaced a couple of them with cameras that have a wider viewing area. I can monitor the DVR live from any computer and can get remote access over the internet if I turn it on (have used it this before, have it turned off now). Lately I use it mainly to see if someone's at the door without having to go to the window/door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nperkins View Post
    the problem with wireless IP cameras is that they aren't truly wireless... They still need a power source. Which means you still need to run wiring unless you are putting them somewhere near an outlet.

    We use zModo DVR systems at both the house & the barber shop. 4 cameras, 500 gb hard drive, remote access, whole shebang is roughly $150. The barber shop one actually has 8 cameras, but I haven't installed the rest yet.

    Installation is more of a pain, but it really can't be beat for the price, and you can upgrade the cameras for really cheap. I'll actually be upgrading the cameras to ones that my friend uses from eBay, that have wide angle & night vision for $25 a camera.
    hmm I think most of the locations for them would go near power locations
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    I tried a couple of the cheap ones that rotate they are OK for checking things out from work, but are useless for recording and the night vision does not work facing out a window. Still not bad for $100 and pretty easy to set up.
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    would they read a license plate?
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    It should get a plate if its close enough the tractor is 4-5 previas away and the stop sign is about 125+ feet and this is looking through a screen it is also probably wet from the rain.

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    lmao @ using a Previa as a unit of measurement
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    Mine runs across the road, so if there's a license plate in-frame, the car's just about to back into the garage. I'll go run outside with a plate and then see if I can read it.

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    more practical than knots on a rope i'd say.

    harbor freight sells some 4 camera set ups for pretty cheap. haven't used them.. and they aren't wireless, but as already pointed out you still have a cord for power anyway. there are reviews of them and they don't seem terrible. i was considering a 2 camera set up awhile ago.. just too lazy to install.
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    I finally installed a peephole camera in the front door a couple of months ago... still haven't wired it and hooked it up.

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    that's swell, I was really getting used to my secret hot tub parties at your indoor pool house


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