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surveillance system setup help??

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

  1. kappax12


    Jul 15, 2007
    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.
  2. GSD/G23


    Oct 4, 2005
    Virginia USA
    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

  3. fireguy129

    fireguy129 NRA Member 2008

    May 31, 2001
    Northeast Pa, usa
    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

    MavsX The Dude Abides

    Jan 19, 2009
    Arlington, VA
    port forwarding ?
  5. Glockphobia

    Glockphobia NOT!

    Apr 30, 2005
    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:

    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.
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2009
  6. betyourlife

    betyourlife on a GLOCK

    May 10, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    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


    Jul 15, 2007
    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