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I am wanting to set up a camera security system at my home. I'm not doing anything really fancy. I just wanted to start with one camera, and expand as I need. This site has some cameras on the cheap, so I was looking at the CL-4S.
http://www.closeoutcctv.com/Security...Fape7AodXx47dA

Do any of you have experience with CCTV cards and using a PC instead of a stand-alone DVR? I don't need a great card. I am looking for the cheapest that works. I only plan on starting with one camera and will build from there. Eventually I want four. These will be outside, only. I have some repeat offenders trying to break into my cars. Any help would be appreciated!
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You need recording/monitoring software for the camera. If you use an IR camera people will be able to see the red lights at night time. I had an el cheapo wireless setup before because people would keep vandalizing our front lawn. You need a card that will support whatever resolution your camera is. You might even need BNC adapters depending on the connections that are needed by the camera. I couldn't find very good software though, most of them were okay but nothing to my likings.

Keep in mind that the low resolution cameras make it harder to make out whoever is vandalizing or causing trouble by your house. You have to be quite close with a low resolution camera to see the person's face. Better resolution cameras are $300+ so it might be out of the question. You can set the software you're using to record only when there is motion detected by the camera to save hard disk space. For a setup like this you would need a dedicated PC that will be left on 24/7 to record. So it would be good if you had another PC with enough disk space to run your setup using low power to save on electricity.
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Agreed. For the price you may be better off just buying a dedicated DVR. FWIW I've used Nuvico DVR's in the past and they work wonderfully though they are a little pricey at about $350 for a 4 channel. Anoob is right about the resolution though, especially at night. Also make sure you get flush IR camera's. The reason for that is spiders tend to like to make their webs in IR cameras that have recessed lenses.
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If you are trying to minimize the cost, this EasyCap USB 2.0 Video and Audio Capture device should be much cheaper than getting any card.

It is not physically a card but an USB device. Just install its driver and plug your surveillance camera (wired or using a wireless receiver) into the yellow RCA video input plug and it should work OK.
Note that it supports up to DVD resolution format. So, if you want HD, then look for something else.

Here is a Google translated link showing the installation demonstration. The translation is not very good but the pictures should be easily understood.
http://translate.google.com/translat...id%3D6&act=url

It sells for US$9. Cheap enough!

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http://www.zoneminder.com

Zoneminder is free and more powerful than an entry level out of the box DVR. PCI video capture cards you can find quite cheap.

Add a 1TB drive, some used cameras and a camera power supply, and you're set.
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