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surveillance system setup help??

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by kappax12, Apr 8, 2009.


  1. kappax12

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    anyone know any idea on how to setup a surveillance system for business.

    i want to hook up at least 6 camera to a desktop/laptop with a huge harddrive to record 24hrs daily.

    i did search but all i see is camera to dvr system not to computer.
     

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  2. GSD/G23

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    You will likely have to addd the correct card to your computer but that's about it. Depending on circumstances sometimes it's easier and cheaper to buy a stand alone system. Check this site out, they have been helpful in the past. There is alot of free & useful info. there.
    Good Luck

    http://www.homesecuritystore.com/
     

  3. fireguy129

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    Im scanning through for help on connecting my dvr system to my network. I think you should look for a network capable dvr, unless you can figure out how to hook up 6 cameras to your pc. I hooked up a 4 camera dvr to my network, and installed the software on my pc. Now I can't get my router to allow the connection.
    But back to your question, I think a decent dvr would be more helpful. Check out super circuits or ICRealtime.
     
  4. MavsX

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    port forwarding ?
     
  5. Glockphobia

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    check out PELCO dvr's. we've got three of them at work. they come with the software to enable viewing on LAN and over the internet. they're not cheap - 4ch w/cd-r drive,usb drive and 250 gig HD was $1200.00. EDIT - link:http://www.pelco.com/Products/default.aspx?id=510

    as far as the setup you have now, check your virus software/firewall settings to allow the program and the IP ADD for the dvr.
     
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  6. betyourlife

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    For IP cameras, you want to use an NVR or Network Video Recorder. Intellex and Pelco are good brands.

    You could also get a hybrid DVR/NVR for more flexibility but also more money.

    Also, just so you know, you can use twisted pair to tie an IP camera into a DVR if you like.
     
  7. kappax12

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    i was trying to gather information to set up a camera system to a computer so i can utilize the hard drive which i thought was a cheaper route, i wasn't planning on doing remote view since i don't have internet connection, it just a small convenience store.

    so i guess the most convenient and most bang is to go with a stand alone dvr system.
    now i don't know which one,

    i need a min. of 4 camera or max of 6 with a big hard drive, 2 outside camera and 2 inside, prefer the system to be under $800. possible find? screen also?

    thanks for the reply