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CCTV advice what to install etc,

Discussion in 'Gizmos and Gadgets' started by lovelyperson, Apr 21, 2015.

  1. pontiend

    pontiend senile member

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    Sorted.
    I do not use my cameras for surveillance.I just watch and record the birds at my feeders.
    What I need is decent motion detection and recording.I like Blue Iris it works well for me.
    Apart from ispy with all the other software that I have tried I have problems getting the software to see my cameras.Probably my fault:).
    I have no problem with blue isis though, a search finds both my cameras .Both are WiFi though one of them has no aerial, it is at the end of a 30 meter lan cable.I have taken the plunge and got a license from Ebay £38.
    I am sure that it will see my new camera when it arrives:).
    Edit.I am not on commission.:)
     

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  2. 2cvbloke

    2cvbloke Bulbs need shelter too...

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    GeniusVision is a very fiddly program to use, it took me quite a while to work out how to connect it to my camera aswell as set up its detection zones (and how to switch them on!!), but once it's set up it just works, the only issues I've had to date is HDDs crapping out on me, so may be worth setting it up with a basic RAID configuration seeing as most motherboards are able to do such things these days... :)
     
  3. 2cvbloke

    2cvbloke Bulbs need shelter too...

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    Unfortunately, the camera was useless tonight, some little 5h1t (or a few of them, I don't know) broke three windows on my uncle's house, and all I saw (which didn't get recorded) were a set of cowardly legs running off down the street. Seems I'm going to have to invest in more cameras...
     
  4. Chris1979

    Chris1979 Ad eundum quo nemo ante iit.

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    Sorry to hear that, hopefully no one has been hurt?

    Do you know what type of camera you are going to look for? E.g. Bullet cam.
     
  5. 2cvbloke

    2cvbloke Bulbs need shelter too...

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    Nobody was hurt thankfully, just damaged windows (outer panes smashed, inner panes either cracked or intact), my brother's been up here for the past couple of weeks and he has a habit of bringing trouble with him (doesn't know when to draw the line at getting into people's faces, if you know what I mean), and I personally believe he's gotten on the wrong side of someone who decided to attack the house, whether it's the start of something bigger, I don't know, but right now, protecting my uncle (whose house it is) is a priority, I just hope it doesn't involve having to move house.

    As for what cameras, I really don't know right now, I've dug out that crappy wifi Sricam I have and will have to put that up over the uncle's yard, it's already set up to be recorded on my server, it just needs putting up outside somewhere...
     
  6. Terryl

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    If you want video evidence that will stand up in court without heavy enhancement of the video (I've seen crappy stuff thrown out due to enhancement problems) you should get a good hi-res video system.

    Pay up and get some good stuff.
     
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    2cvbloke Bulbs need shelter too...

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    Paying up is the problem, as a family, we haven't the cash to be stumping up on such things, my camera over the front door was £23 and the footage from that was used in a court as evidence against someone who broke into a house a few doors down (they were caught trying three doors in the video, a few minutes before they were chased off out of the house they burgled), so it may have been cheap, but it provided someone with evidence at least...

    But like I say, money is an object right now, and all I can do is use what I've got to try and cover the bases as best I can, though the best way to deal with the problem is to go to the source and tell him to go back to lancashire where he bleedin' well belongs...
     
  8. pontiend

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    Yes it looks like a decent program.I have tried before to get it working.I could not get it going though.The last try yesterday a search could see my WiFi camera but not the one on the lan cable even then I could not get the camera to show on monitor view.I finally gave up and got a license for Blue Iris.that picks both cameras up straight away.


    Re sricam my first camera was one of those no ir cut,it worked alright.The camera on the birdhut is a sri spoo7 .It would be a good camera if the brightness contrast etc could be altered.As it is the colour is a bit rich and a bit too dark.All the settings are on a phone app no way to alter the brightness etc though.
     
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  9. 2cvbloke

    2cvbloke Bulbs need shelter too...

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    Yeah, GV takes some fiddling to get it to "see" cameras (made worse by chinese cameras which "borrow" other standards and modify them to be slightly different and non-standard!)I remember it took a while to get it to see the Sricam until I read that you had to set it up as a Foscam (again, a borrowed standard, but modified into a non-standard), this one I can't recall the model of (I did post about it earlier in this thread I think though), but it does have IR cut, but has an annoying habit of not turning the IR on unless it's totally dark, may need to add something to filter out the light over the LDR to reduce its sensitivity...

    The web interface on it does provide some crude brightness and contrast adjustment though, it took me a while to "find" the thing on my network initially (turned out to be 192.168.1.11:81), but it's there and kind of useful, but it's not that good to be honest.
     
  10. dan rose

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    Here recently I talked to a few people about getting a security camera for my apartment with a PVR. My mom has called me several times when i go to the college at night or driving for the bar. My mom calls me up and tells me someone is trying to get in through the front door he or she opens my screen door BANGS on my door and turns the handle. At odd hours it could be from 1am to 7:30 am I am getting tired of it so here recently I have bought a security camera for my front door that will sit on my pc tower outside. I want to get a PVR so I can record it while I am gone so I can catch the bastard trying to get in. I have live in the same apartment for 22 years I thought I would never had to get one well times have changed. Maybe I can go into cctv business as a side project from this. What do you guys think about this? Here are some pics it says login sorry. The black trash bag has an old PC tower with the guts out of it and powered multiswitches inside. I have 8 lnbs going to 4 zinwell switches and 3 disque switches. Its feeding 3 rooms of my apartment.

    Login camera working

    Login camera outside

    Login camera outside again
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  11. 2cvbloke

    2cvbloke Bulbs need shelter too...

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    Ended up mounting the crappycam on my window using the stick-on parts (usualy used for sticking the cams on car bodies, windscreens, bike helmets & tanks, and other smooth surfaces) from an imitation gopro camera kit, the lens on it is a very narrow angle so wouldn't do well in the uncle's yard, but from the height that it's at now, it does a good coverage of his yard, and that's what's needed, just incase the brother repeats his stupidity and rubs someone else up the wrong way again...

    windowcam.jpg cams.jpg
     
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    2cvbloke Bulbs need shelter too...

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    Unsurprisingly, the sticky pad came loose, but not the side on the window, but the one that had been pre-applied at the factory to the plastic mount, so, had to take it down again, clean off the glue, peel off the pad on the window, clean off more glue, then stick it all back up again, and after that I had to take it down again as the stupid camera wasn't staying connected to the wifi, so replaced the antenna, still wouldn't have it, gutted it, rewired it (adding a much longer ethernet cable for when I give up on the wifi part and just hard-wire it to something), and put it back up, and it seems to be working now, but, my god that Sricam is a POS, one of the most useless cameras I've used over the years... :rolleyes:

    Sricam - Do not buy!!!
     
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    Sri means "go have a sh!t" in Russian..
     
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    2cvbloke Bulbs need shelter too...

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    Sounds perfect then, I've been referring to it as "shitcam" since I first tested it after I got it... :-rofl2
     
  15. Chris1979

    Chris1979 Ad eundum quo nemo ante iit.

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    Just had the reminder email, from the ICO about my cctv license. £35 is now due.
     
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