Help me put together a security system like this

Reply

  #1  
Old 05-13-09, 07:26 PM
B
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: nowhere
Posts: 87
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Question Help me put together a security system like this

I live in a rural area, so anything that is coming on to my property is either uninvited, or I know about it in advance.
I want cameras that detect motion, along with some software that they feed into. The cameras should work at night. However, if the neighbors kids are coming into the yard, then I dont want to get 10 million images or text message alerts in the span of 5 minutes. Im very computer savy, so I can network everything, but Id like to get some suggestions for a list of components to start with, along with the software. Budget is maybe $500-1000.
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 05-13-09, 08:57 PM
A
Member
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Northeast
Posts: 75
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Cameras don't do the motion detecting. The DVR they are conneted to does that. The DVR's have a sensitivity setting and an alarm when it detects motion, but that's not going to discrimminate kids in your yard or deer or any other wildlife. Also I've found that Day/Night (LED) Cameras are more sensitive at night when they switch to black & white so they do alot of recording when there's no motion. In short, I wouldn't use cameras for detection senarios.
Good cameras will cost you about $300.00 each
DVR's start at $450 and up depending on how many channels (Cameras) you're looking to install.
Unless you by one of those kits from Costco. I installed one of those kits for a customer that he purchased. The DVR wasn't bad, but I wasn't crazy about the cameras.
 
  #3  
Old 05-26-09, 11:35 PM
I
Member
Join Date: May 2009
Location: mn
Posts: 6
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Get a few obscure wildlife cams. Put them in areas you suspect kids to be hanging out.

It will snap photos if it detects movement.

I know people will leave these in woods for weeks between checking them. So i would assume this would have a lot of cameras.


It wont allow you to go out during and catch them red handed, but will allow you evidence to bring to parents, police, etc.
 
Reply
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: