Posted 02 January 2012 - 09:14 PM
As Suggested, im after peoples idea's/ opinions on Security Cameras.
I only Require 1 camera, but if there is some form of a package for more than 1, then it doesnt matter.
The 1 camera is require is to put down the side of my house, to watch my new jetski. Apparently there have been a few thefts in the area.
In The current d*** smith catalogue there is a Swann Camera package that is 1 motion activated camera with 5m Night Vision.
It says It can store 250 videos of 10 sec length. Does this mean it will continually record, but just break the files up. Or once motion is detected, it will record 10 seconds and that is it?
This is for sale for $199 until 23rd January. Does this look like a descent setup? In the opinions of anybody who knows anything about this sort of stuff.
Im tossing up between that single camera, or a 4 camera package with harddrive.
Opinions appreciated on brands/ styles.
Posted 03 January 2012 - 06:42 AM
I'm not sure if the quality of the video would be sufficient for "evidence", as it's only 400 lines or so, and not a lot of resolution.
and $199 is way too dear... I've seen them for around $100 on special.
To be honest, the swann stuff is well packaged, but not top performance for the price,
i.e. only 480 TV lines is not really too clear a picture, even standard PAL (analogue TV) is supposed to be 625 lines.
If you're serious about recording the video for "later use", you could try a local security gear company.. They have good solutions, and can usually do better pricing.
Posted 03 January 2012 - 03:48 PM
This interference will manifest itself in (most commonly) wobbly picture, or lines through the picture.
I would be looking at getting either a wired system, or an IP camera that connects to your wireless network ,then you can use your computer to watch and record.
Posted 03 January 2012 - 05:42 PM
I am currently still looking at the 4 camera Swann package, and Also as a 2 camera package with a DVR but the Camera's are Samsung 600TVL cameras. I am waiting on them coming back to me with a price.
I am going to see what old CCTV cameras We have laying around at work and see if i can get them to work. I just have to fine one that isnt running Fibre otherwise i then have to hunt down a media converter aswell
http://www.ozspy.com.au/default.asp give those guys a look they will have what your after
This is one of the ones I am looking at.
Posted 03 January 2012 - 05:56 PM
Having footage of someone stealing the jetski could be useful, but are no gaurantee it will save it in the long run, or that you will find the thieves if it is stolen.
Posted 03 January 2012 - 08:44 PM
If somebody really wants to get it, they will get it. This is just another measure.
Posted 18 January 2012 - 07:42 PM
Secure it properly, and the amount of time and noise needed to get the ski will be to high.
Posted 20 January 2012 - 08:37 AM
But to get CCTV cameras that were good enough to identify a person or read a number plate we were going to have to spend big bucks
Instead we got big f*** off gates made and nothing is being stolen since.
Posted 20 January 2012 - 12:17 PM
Ive been looking at heading down to the security mob up the road to have a chat.
As said tho, something is better than nothing.
Posted 21 January 2012 - 08:33 AM
Posted 21 January 2012 - 03:54 PM
but then again, if you plan on stealing heaps it may be a good investment haha.
oh, i was going to say, if you have SS shackles on the master locks, they are fairly useless for security
but hey, they wont rust
if you want some quality gear, hit me up and ill see what i can get.
also, i could prob point you in the way of some good CCTV gear.
Posted 28 February 2012 - 02:53 PM
The ozspy package seems pretty expensive at $880 for a 4ch DVR and 2 rebranded bullet cameras from some OEM probably based in Korea/Taiwan.
Could get Samsung, LG, Bosch, Pacom etc. gear for that or less, let alone the far cheaper ebay cameras, although you do get what you pay for.
Posted 12 October 2012 - 07:16 PM