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Re: Security Camera System
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2013, 03:09:50 PM »
mixing and matching image quality isn't an issue, right? (provided the DVR can handle the highest reso)

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Re: Security Camera System
« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2013, 03:19:47 PM »
mixing and matching image quality isn't an issue, right? (provided the DVR can handle the highest reso)
Correct.

No name usually = cheap!


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Re: Security Camera System
« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2013, 03:31:12 PM »
No name usually = cheap!

absolutely true.

the question is which brand names are also cheap!

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Re: Security Camera System
« Reply #18 on: November 26, 2013, 03:33:57 PM »
absolutely true.

the question is which brand names are also cheap!
in your price range none.


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Re: Security Camera System
« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2013, 03:51:11 PM »
in your price range none.
well that's a bummer  :( :(

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Re: Security Camera System
« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2013, 03:52:20 PM »
well that's a bummer  :( :(
You can't win everything.


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Re: Security Camera System
« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2013, 03:53:46 PM »
There are some things money can't buy; for everything else, use miles ;)

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Re: Security Camera System
« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2013, 07:01:37 PM »
Just out of curiosity, are the systems mentioned earlier in this post any better or worse that a hosted solution such as dropcam? Anyone have experience with dropcam?

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Re: Security Camera System
« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2013, 12:06:03 PM »
Does it make sense that my 7 camera system with 8 chanel DVR would cost $3500 installed? ( and that includes 2 free cameras)

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Re: Security Camera System
« Reply #24 on: November 28, 2013, 12:08:47 PM »
Does it make sense that my 7 camera system with 8 chanel DVR would cost $3500 installed? ( and that includes 2 free cameras)
Yes.
But to know better, it will help if you supply the models and brand name of the parts.


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Re: Security Camera System
« Reply #25 on: November 28, 2013, 01:01:08 PM »
Speco weather proof  mini color camera and  HIKvision ir torrent
Vmax flex 8 channel DVR and HDTV screen

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Re: Security Camera System
« Reply #26 on: November 28, 2013, 01:02:14 PM »
Speco weather proof  mini color camera and  HIKvision ir torrent
Vmax flex 8 channel DVR and HDTV screen
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Re: Security Camera System
« Reply #27 on: May 29, 2014, 06:17:34 PM »
Thread Resurrection:
Now that substantiated reports say that Google expresses serious interest in acquiring Dropcam, I'd like to revisit the issue of security camera systems and Dropcam in particular.
The consensus online (Amazon reviews, blogs, etc) is that Dropcam is a very good system considering it's price ($150). The Samsung SmartCam HD Pro is also highly touted but it costs slightly more.
One caveat, if you will, on Dropcam is that you have to pay a fee for access to the cloud for old footage; watching live is free, going back for 7 days is $10 a month. I'm wondering if I can setup my own DVR system for this to avoid paying them $120 a year. Comments and suggestions welcome.

The question is, does anyone have experience with either of these two systems or can anyone suggest a better system that's in this price range?
« Last Edit: May 29, 2014, 06:43:10 PM by MoGro17 »

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Re: Security Camera System
« Reply #28 on: May 29, 2014, 07:18:36 PM »
I use a foscam for my front door. I don't store the footage, but someone posted that you can easily use an old android and a hard drive to store footage for free.

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Re: Security Camera System
« Reply #29 on: October 26, 2014, 09:16:15 AM »
Why do that if you can just have the Foscam send you snapshots every 10 seconds?