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  1. keeps

    Interference problems with Swann camera

    £24 !! Can't expect too much really. The image will certainly deteriorate as the light level drops with this spec camera.
  2. At 25' you could use a high res trail camera and record on board rather than trying to send a wireless signal to a recorder elsewhere.
  3. keeps

    avtech dvr remote viewing

    Pay someone to come in and do it for you is my advice. Always problematic trying to solve networking issues remotely without access to the hardware......
  4. Personally I'd buy a 4CH dedicated DVR rather than another card.....
  5. keeps

    Help needed.

    I would look at the power supply perhaps - 2 amps to run the DVR and 4 infrared cameras may be the issue... Any change if you disconnect 3 of the cameras leaving only the DVR and 1 camera drawing power? If the cameras draw a max of 350mA when in infrared mode then that would take 1.4amps, leaving only 600mA for the DVR.... Has your ebay seller been of any help? Have you phoned them?
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    Discrete camera options

    Yep, that's a bit steep! I've sent you a PM, maybe I can help.
  7. keeps

    Discrete camera options

    Hello Paul What sort of prices have you been quoted on the security floodlight cameras?
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    Covert/pinhole cameras - outdoor?

    Hello Dave What sort of lighting conditions do you need the camera to operate in? What sort of subject area (size-wise) are you looking to cover? Happy to run a cable back to your recording device?
  9. If you are looking for a professional CCTV system for your restaurant I'd avoid wireless too, too many potential problems....
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    Outdoor surveillance - help neded

    It shouldn't be too difficult Tom, I'll PM you some info.
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    Outdoor surveillance - help neded

    Would really depend upon the resolution quality of the model you chose to go for. Obviously, whether you get a good "face on" image of the culprit too, especially at night time when your footage would be black and white.
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    Swann ADW300 Wireless Camera and Receiver

    How far are you looking to transmit Chris? And what sort of obstructions will the signal need to break? Wireless is always variable and you never really know what you will get until you have the kit on site unfortunately..
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    Outdoor surveillance - help neded

    Hello Michael Have you thought about using perhaps a trail camera, this wouldn't alert you that something is going on live but will record footage when movement is detected for you to playback and review later. The downside of a trail camera is that if you can fix it somewhere nearby to the action area then the vandals could potentially get to it and wreck it or steal it completely. This would be a relatively low cost option though...
  14. Hello Adam I think you may have to do a fair bit of configuration work to your vehicle if you don't want it to look like it's just got 4 cameras stuck to it and therefore maybe end up drawing vandals to it. I'm not sure but maybe with that hummer in the youtube video it may be that it has covert cameras built into the wing mirrors and all pre cabled into an in car recorder and connected up to power during manufacture perhaps.... A retro fit may be very expensive to have done properly and a DIY job could end up wrecking your car! I'd probably stick to a couple of cameras inside the vehicle looking through the windows. A portable system that your mum can just switch on when she parks up at work could be the way to go.
  15. I don't have experience with the cameras you are looking at, but from the spec I would imagine both will be fine for your home CCTV system. So if you prefer the apperance of a dome, go with the dome camera.
  16. keeps

    Help with my Ivigil 540TVL

    Hello Dave Is it a 12v or 24v camera? Probably 12v, so I'd use a 12v 1.5A PSU if it's got a max draw of 820mA with IRs on. Over 15m should be fine. The company you bought from should confirm what you need anyway.
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    Please help with DVR

    Hi Helen From what you have said it definitely sounds like the recording quality of the DVR you are using that is the key. You have some good quality cameras there and should be getting some excellent video footage from them. Out of interest, the level of service you have been given does not sound good so who did you purchase the system from? Also can you tell me the exact Apollo DVR model you have?
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    HELP!!!! I'm a New DVR Owner.

    Think I'd buy a second 4CH DVR or sell the first one and get an 8CH unit....
  19. keeps

    Please need some Advice

    You could just buy a dedicated CCTV DVR..... Might save you some time, hassle and maybe some money too!
  20. Out of interest, does your receiver output all 4 channels simultaneously? - most 4ch receivers do not. If it doesn't then I'd stay away from a 4ch pci card and use a dedicated 1ch DVR (either SD or hard disk). Connect the receiver to the DVR and you'll be able to record whichever channel the receiver is set to at any particular time. However, if your receiver does output all 4 channels simultaneously then ignore what I've just said.
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    help pls newbie

    Try connecting your DVR directly to a TV and so removing the Genie box from the equation - if your DVR/ camera images show fine on the TV then you know it's the Genie TV modulator/transmitter that is the problem.
  22. keeps

    Motion lights w/ camera

    Hi silversurfer - what sort of budget were you looking at? The "Guardcam" could be the answer, security light with built in camera and SD recording....
  23. Hello SSTV - is this sorted out now, do you have a system in place to monitor your scooter? If not, let me know - I might have an option for you so that you can still monitor the area from inside the window.
  24. Hello Martin Just taken a look at the wireless kit you have and, with that manual tuning dial on the receiver, it seems to be a 1.2GHz unit. This is not really for use in the UK and if you're going wireless then you should, strictly speaking, stay with the 2.4GHz frequency band. Then, if you do stay with the 2.4GHz frequency band, you can have problems with wireless interference from other household appliances just as Tom has mentioned. Seeing as your camera is a dual unit (wireless or wired) I would do as Tom says and hard wire directly into the Mobi DVR - we stock the Mobi DVR but not sure if I can post a link on here or if it's regarded as spamming......