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Posted: 8/4/2009 6:54:21 AM EST
My neighbors and I have been having problems with stolen property and break-ins and it seems the other end of the street is headed downhill fast starting

with the house next to mine. I have been considering installing video cameras to cover the back of my house and the driveway plus a couple inside the house and

would appreciate any advice or suggestions you might have. It seems like the only way to prove anything when there are no witnesses, or more likely, nobody

who is home in the middle of the day that gives a damn.
Link Posted: 8/4/2009 7:02:23 AM EST
What do you want to know?

Systems range from a couple hundred to thousands of dollars.

Standalone DVR based and PC based systems are available.

You get what you pay for out of them.

If you don't have cabling experience they can be a PITA to install.

I have a PC based 4 camera setup with IP based remote access. Nothing fancy, cost me about $400 total ( I am a home automation tech so self install was free). It is not a pro quality setup, but works OK for me.
Link Posted: 8/4/2009 7:09:00 AM EST
I was wondering about video quality, I have looked at some in the store but wasn't impressed. I guess I don't trust the sample videos of the ones online and was looking for a recommendation.

Yours is like a Cisco or D-link? Are the cameras any good? The pc has to stay on all the time right?
Link Posted: 8/4/2009 7:10:23 AM EST
I can spend around $1000 but if I can I like to go cheap.
Link Posted: 8/4/2009 7:10:43 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/4/2009 7:13:48 AM EST
Originally Posted By crzywlf:
Here ya go!


Cool, thanks.

I knew there had to be one here someplace but didn't think to look in outdoors.
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