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Posted: 7/21/2008 8:54:22 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/21/2008 12:36:23 PM EST by Andrewh]
Sure I can come out and dig around their scrap piles if I want.

So anyway I want to set up a video system to monitor my back driveway. At least 4 cameras.

The red dots. The yellow is where the ramps were sitting in front of my shed.
They had to come up into my yard/driveway a good bit, so it wasn't an accident, like I had left it in the alley.
I figure one on the back fence, one in the shed, one inside the house pointed out a window, and maybe another on the other side of the fence to catch them coming or going.

I want to keep it under 1k, for the cameras and dvr, but I understand if it is more expensive. I have priced out a couple of setups and it looks like 1k is reasonable, but don't want to cheap out on it.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 9:06:26 AM EST
I've got about $300 in my 2 camera (expandable to 4) setup. It's not high dollar by any means but works well.

Wireless outdoor color cameras, IR lights (only good for 7 meters), TV PCI Card in a junk PC I upgraded with a big hard drive and there you go.

If you don't want to set that kind of thing up yourself, there are complete packages as well.

Cyberguys

They are just a vendor, but they were still willing to help my complete my setup, and even went as far as pulling stock off the shelf and setting it up to help solve a problem.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 9:07:22 AM EST
I got my stuff through supercircuits.com
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 9:39:16 AM EST
my concern is being able to read license plates and see faces at the distances shown.
Figure the driveway is 60 feet long and about 10 feet wide.
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