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So, due to recent events, I feel the need to get a security system.

After looking on Newegg, the prices are more reasonable then what I expected to begin with.

However, I know nothing about security cameras. Thus, I need some advice.

Generally, I only need two, but, 4 would be fine as well, can't hurt anything.

I need at least 1 Night Vision spec camera.

Any suggestions on kits or individual cameras?
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Are you wanting a closed circuit set or just a few network cameras? We have used these at work: [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Foscam-FI8904W-Outdoor-Wireless-Viewing/dp/B00426FEL8/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1308071049&sr=8-5"]Amazon.com: Foscam FI8904W Outdoor Wireless/Wired IP Camera with 15-20 Meter Night Vision and 3.6mm Lens (67° Viewing Angle) - Silver: Electronics[/ame] and they work very well for the price. They are wireless and have a built in web interface for viewing them.
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Yeah, that was something I was looking for. I would love to be able to plug them up to a network, but, the constraint of Ethernet jacks outside is a factor. Wireless would be great.

How is the picture quality? How well does it actually work with Night-Vision (if possible, could you PM me an example)?
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They can either be plugged into ethernet or used via wireless. We have ours in our conference room at work and you can see people walking on the sidewalk outside the window, probably 30ft away, at night. They aren't amazing spy cams by any means but they work decent enough, especially for the price.
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post #5 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by GH0;13868167 
So, due to recent events, I feel the need to get a security system.

After looking on Newegg, the prices are more reasonable then what I expected to begin with.

However, I know nothing about security cameras. Thus, I need some advice.

Generally, I only need two, but, 4 would be fine as well, can't hurt anything.

I need at least 1 Night Vision spec camera.

Any suggestions on kits or individual cameras?

get a tv card.
post #6 of 9
Never buy wireless cameras. That's all I can say. I'm upgrading my current multiplexer system with a new one, so if you want to PM me with questions, I'd be happy to answer them as I shop for a new unit.
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We had a couple around the home. We could see the cops pull up front without a delay. It takes them under a minute to smash down the door. With wireless there's a delay which is the difference between gettin caught and hiding whatever you are doing.
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Originally Posted by Spooony;13875974 
We had a couple around the home. We could see the cops pull up front without a delay. It takes them under a minute to smash down the door. With wireless there's a delay which is the difference between gettin caught and hiding whatever you are doing.

The delay is more dependent on the quality of cameras rather than the interface. The delay from the cameras we use is no more than a second or two. You'll get the same delay from any camera with a built in web interface and streaming to a browser.
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post #9 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by IEATFISH;13876266 
The delay is more dependent on the quality of cameras rather than the interface. The delay from the cameras we use is no more than a second or two. You'll get the same delay from any camera with a built in web interface and streaming to a browser.

that's why I said get a tv card.
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