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I have the below pictured 4 camera setup hooked up to a cheap DVR that has a pop out LCD screen. In the day time, the quality is OK. You could kind of see who is walking up and down the lawn but at night time, or right before night, when shadows start appearing on my lawn (where the camera is pointed), I don't see anything. It's just a green glowing spot. Please recommend me a good, HD if possible wireless camera setup so I can get rid of this joke of a surveillance apparatus.

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If you know more about using USB webcams as surveillance cameras it would be great to hear a recommendation about those as well.



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i wouldnt really use web cams because they are not good outdoors, at night, and usually after 15'. Now one question you need to ask yourself is a budget. A really nice pivoting 4 camera system a friend of mine has comes with a DVR and night vision. Great picture and quality, but at a 5 grand price tag. Check out Newegg, i have seen some on there that had good reviews i was planning on getting. I currently own a two camera setup linked to my HTPC that records that i got from Costco for 100 bucks. Works decent in night vision. Other than that, if you need night vision, make sure it indicates it!
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umm, try searchin for LOW LUX or NIGHT VISION security cams
then, get some good infrared lights and set it to turn on during night
by doing this, you'll get good night vision for your surveillance system
look for IR spot light or flood lights

also, HD is not a good option for security because it takes too much disk space
unless maybe you set one or two cameras for HD and rest for SD. but still, you might need some crazy compression or erase your disk daily

i have a one camera surveillance and i erase my disk every week
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