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Old 12-05-12, 05:46 PM   #1
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any of you all use security cameras

GRR took me 10 minutes to spell security ..ok now i vented do any of u all use em? i just bought 2 wireless camera that has remote pan and tilt should i order one for insde to? as it is now it just for the entrances of my home
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Old 12-05-12, 06:07 PM   #2
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Tip with the spelling: If you use Google as your search engine, then enable Instant and open up a new tab when you need help figuring out how to spell a word. Simply start typing and it uses a predictive algorithm (<- used for that word) and starts narrowing down the choices the closer to the actual word you're wanting to spell is typed in. Works in the search box on Google's home page as well.

As far as the main topic... sorry, I got nothing.
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Old 12-05-12, 06:08 PM   #3
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I messed around with a foscam brand camera at work, pretty easy to setup and use.
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Old 12-05-12, 06:10 PM   #4
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I have two dogs that hate strangers. Theyre probably less reliable than cameras but more loving.
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Old 12-05-12, 06:17 PM   #5
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Nope. Sounds like a rough neighborhood.
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Old 12-05-12, 06:18 PM   #6
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Ya but spell check never knows what im trying to type .like it will think im trying to type another word then the on i want
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Old 12-05-12, 06:18 PM   #7
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I messed around with a foscam brand camera at work, pretty easy to setup and use.
the fos cams are on sale now for 63 bucks was amazons deal of the day
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Old 12-05-12, 06:19 PM   #8
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edited link removed it is now 99 bucks man i got them just in time lol

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Old 12-05-12, 06:27 PM   #9
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ok in the 1 minute since i posted link it went back up in price so now im not sure if it is worth it at all i got em for 63 Not sure if this is a good deal but seems ok http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o00_s00_i00
I saw this thread and amazon and was wondering if that was why.
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I wanna get a security camera that actually secures me... Maybe discharges a spider web upon an intruder or teargas.

They should have nemed them "surveillance cameras".
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here is a demo of it far as i know u are controlling this cam for user name type user password foscam http://12.69.124.229:8910/
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I wanna get a security camera that actually secures me... Maybe discharges a spider web upon an intruder or teargas.

They should have nemed them "surveillance cameras".
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Always aim my security camera towards the area the neighbors daughter suntans
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Old 12-05-12, 07:06 PM   #14
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I have two dogs that hate strangers. Theyre probably less reliable than cameras but more loving.
.....and poop.
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Old 12-05-12, 07:14 PM   #15
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I have two dogs that hate strangers. Theyre probably less reliable than cameras but more loving.
Same system I use. 175 pounds or so of shed and slobber.
The Irish Setter sings Puccini. Bagpipes and air raid sirens ain't got nothin' on him.
The lab will use his whole weight when he jumps on the front door to look out the window.
Good solid thump to let the world know he is there.

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I used to work installing camera systems. For the most part, as far as protecting your property, unless you have them placed correctly most of the DIY systems are going to do nothing more than give you a picture of humans that did "whatever". It is very rare that the resolution/lens is good enough to give you what you need to prosecute when watching out in the yard and far away items. Using them to watch the front door to see who is there, driveway cam for tags (with proper lens, etc) is your best bet.
Dual color/bw cameras will give you the best performance for day and night as the lux rating on bw is better at night. IR illumination is good for the porch, or inside in the dark at short distances, but typically won't light up far enough out to see exactly what is going on at night.
So, short answer would be, they are useful for certain things when you consider their real limitations.
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Old 12-05-12, 08:28 PM   #17
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im happy just to have one at my front door so i can see if someone is there i cant ever hear em knocking
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Old 12-05-12, 08:37 PM   #18
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im happy just to have one at my front door so i can see if someone is there i cant ever hear em knocking
Put a set of knockers on your front door.
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Cannon cameras are nice... the question is what software are you using for auto-detection... hmm...

For general purpose, end-to-end solutions go ADT.

For extremely high-end solutions, go to a vendor that does installations for government contracts. wow.
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Old 12-05-12, 10:13 PM   #20
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I have two dogs that hate strangers. Theyre probably less reliable than cameras but more loving.
Unless you're a stranger
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Old 12-06-12, 12:20 AM   #21
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In the early '70s we had a VW van. My dad worked for a video company. We slapped a sticker that said something to the effect of "Protected, by Concord Video Systems" onto the rear window. The van was never messed with.

I figure it must have worked. I timed it, with the doors locked, removing the radio without having a key took just under 15 seconds.
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Old 12-06-12, 06:24 AM   #22
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I have thought about it in the past, but until relatively recently a good system was pretty pricey. I'm also the type of person that goes all out or doesn't go at all, so I'd have to get some hard drives, wire them to the attic or somewhere else hidden, get at least a camera for every entrance, etc etc. I also think that putting up cameras might kind of be asking for negative attention, particularly in my area... Maybe if I don't get the M1911 I requested for Christmas I'll look into it further. I'm lucky enough to live in the nicer part of my town, but we are maybe 2 miles away from some pretty serious crime.
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Old 12-06-12, 08:02 AM   #23
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I have a Lorimax system with 4 cameras... yeah, I live out in the middle of nowhere, but that doesn't seem to stop meth-heads from robbing places in rural areas. We have the cameras set to get car tags, surveil the front of the house, the workshop, etc... but we did get help when deciding where to put them. 2 of our friends - one in law enforcement, and one an electrical whiz. We also have 2 big german shepards. So far, in the past year, we have caught FedEx & UPS delivering packages on camera... and that shifty law enforcement dude returning tools!

Was it worth the money? I don't think so (@$450), but hubby feels better.
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Old 12-06-12, 08:22 AM   #24
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Yep, what punkncat and apclassic9 said. Even though people know me here as a musician, my secret job that actually brings in income is in high-level security, so I actually make decisions on stuff like where cameras go and what types to use all the time. I laugh when I see news stories with "video footage of an incident taken from a neighbor's security cameras OMGZ!!!11". They are hardly ever in the right spot and never doing the correct job--the news just got lucky, for example.

In OPs case, maybe just having empty/fake camera housing in obvious places is probably all that they need. Otherwise, yes, you need cameras set to do very specific things, in specific positions, with specific specs and capabilities, and it's going to be very expensive.

Or simply get a "beware of dog" sign.
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Old 12-06-12, 08:23 AM   #25
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The cameras I use aren't for security purposes.
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