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Topic Title: CCTV.
Topic Summary: Cheap Ways .
Created On: 10 December 2012 08:28 PM
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 10 December 2012 08:28 PM
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Ampman

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Evening ,

Went to change a light fitting today for a old lady who has been having problems with mindless youths throwing eggs at the front off her bungalow ,

she asked me if i install Cameras ,

I said i dont as a rule but will look into options for her ,

She has a recordable dvd player with a USB port on it

is there a system out there that can use this dvd player .

Or can someone recommend a cheap system that can record and night vision ,

the police really dont want to help her .
 10 December 2012 08:37 PM
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slittle

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The problem you will have is DVD's full of nothing as the DVD player won't be clever enough to do movement detection.

How about one of the PIR floodlights with the camera built in. I've not used them but have heard good reports via one of our suppliers


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 10 December 2012 09:12 PM
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daveparry1

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I fitted one of those which the customer supplied herself Stu, seems a good idea as it has a sim card which fits into the light unit, problem is getting to it to remove the card to download it, although I fitted the light quite low down it still wasn't practicable for the lady to get the sim card out to read it,

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 10 December 2012 09:14 PM
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slittle

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The ones my supplier has have a usb connection. I did wonder how well it would work with a 5m usb lead out of it back into my office to save the card hassle.

In the end I needed "to trial" some IP cameras so that solved my problem nicely


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 10 December 2012 10:02 PM
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alancapon

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You need to be careful with the cheap setups, to ensure that the image quality is good enough to be used as evidence in a criminal prosecution. If the quality is poor, you are wasting your customer's money.

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Alan.
 11 December 2012 12:44 PM
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joepostle

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Alan has a good point with regard quality, being able to identify beyond reasonable doubt. I think from memory some Police forces recommend, where possible that two cameras from different angles are fitted in a location. Obviously this is not always be practical financially or physically.

This is in no way an endorsement but the IT supplier Novatech quite often has bundles although they maybe a bit cheap. Misco and Videk also have competitvely priced cameras and networking products.

Hope that helps.
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