Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: Video Security Systems

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    224

    Video Security Systems

    I am thinking of purchasing a home security camera system. I would like something that has at least 4 cameras and recorder/hard drive but will be inexpensive. I have been doing research on line and thought maybe some of you have a system that you like. I don't need an alarm system or want to pay monthly charges. The cameras will be placed outside and I know that I don't want wireless system.

  2. #2
    Senior Member TinkerQuilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Big Horn Mountains, Wyoming
    Posts
    543
    I bought a Swann camera system that fits all of your criteria. I installed it in our home in Wyoming that we had not moved in to yet, and I was able to hook it up with my laptop and smart phone and view any of the 8 cameras from Colorado. Only problem I had was I watched a pack rat chewing on the wires of one camera, then of course that camera shut off.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Southern United States
    Posts
    360
    My neighbor purchased this system from Best Buy after three break-ins and two attempted break-ins. Although he has a security system you can tell he is gone 90% of the time so his house is a target for break ins. He has a friend who had this system installed at his rental houses and so my neighbor got the young man who did the install to come put in his system. The installer recommended a camera at the front door, one on each corner of the house and one at the side door that has been repeatedly kicked in. That left him with a couple of extra cameras in case he needed a replacement. I've viewed footage from the cameras when it caught a guy wandering around his house and the resolution is excellent.
    You can purchase the system on the Best Buy website.

    Defender - 8-Channel, 8-Camera Wired 1080p 1TB DVR Surveillance System - Black/White


    • Model: HD1T8D4B4
    • SKU: 5580770

  4. #4
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    2,165
    I am wondering why you don't want a wireless system...

  5. #5
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    224
    My research has indicated that areas with lots of wind and close proximity to other wifi users can cause interference with video feed and most use memory card to record. This system will be located at our property on the beach (windy) and close to several neighbors with wifi. That is reason I am curious if others here have any knowledge of what works and what doesn't. Will look at the Swann and Defender systems mentioned but if anyone else has a suggestion would appreciate the input.

  6. #6
    Super Member moonrise's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Northwest Georgia
    Posts
    2,897
    We have an Amcrest system that came with 4 cameras and a DVR (less than $300 on Amazon, last time I checked). It works great. I read the same thing about wireless systems, and decided to go with the wired kind. You can buy additional cameras, if you want more. I like that you can also view the cameras on your computer and cell phone. We can see all around our house, no matter where we are ... even if we're out of town.

    (no affiliation)
    Have a wonderful day! If you need to contact me, please use the e-mail address on my profile page. Sometimes I don't get notifications that I have a PM here. Please note that I'm usually unavailable on weekends, but I'll get back to you on Monday.

  7. #7
    Super Member MaggieLou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Statesville, NC
    Posts
    1,349
    I'm going to keep watching this thread. We are moving in a few weeks and DH wants to install video cameras around the house. It already has a security system.
    Margaret

    "If the devil could dance in empty pockets, he'd have a ball in mine."

    Life is a coin. You can spend it any way you wish but you can only spend it once.

  8. #8
    Super Member cashs_mom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    2,461
    I'm going to be watching this thread to see if anyone chimes in who has actually had a break in and how it worked out. I only know one person who has had a security system and had a break in and theft. In my area, thefts of property are not investigated that well and unless they happen to arrest the person on the video on another crime or he is known to the police, the video isn't much good. At least with a monitored alarm system you have a chance to catching them in the act.
    Patrice S

  9. #9
    Super Member AZ Jane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    2,633
    We purchased The Ring after several issues in the neighborhood. Not us. The front door bell has a built in camera and we have another over the garage that is run by a small solar panel. My phone giggles when someone crosses the path of the cameras. Have not had any problem with wind or other wifi's in the neighborhood. When we were on vacation, the mailman left a package, I called the house-sitter and told them where the package was located. I really like it, when the camera is activated, the info goes to a "cloud" and costs $36 a year. If there are issues, you can go and get the info for the police.
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
    Done is better than perfect.

  10. #10
    Super Member redstilettos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Posts
    1,835
    I wish they didn't need to have internet/wifi .... I'd love to have a system for our cottage up north.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.