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  1. tomcctv

    Night surveillance pickup bed build

    Even more money ..... ip camera .... router .... nvr .... ir ..... solar . And all that cost it only works in that 1 location..... drive away from parking spot and nothing works the link to Walmart’s $19 dashcam is still best option
  2. tomcctv

    Question in ZModo DVR replacement

    Ok take a look at the first 12 units on this page https://www.amazon.com/stores/page/ACD30175-F216-481E-977C-87964F05F0B3?ingress=2&visitId=1c9d2f9d-99d5-43de-8933-8ea077058afc&ref_=ast_bln
  3. tomcctv

    Question in ZModo DVR replacement

    Hi that’s cheap for a reason ....... app only shows 1 camera at a time and app has problems
  4. tomcctv

    Question in ZModo DVR replacement

    Hi. Yes your homework is right 4 in 1 allows standard analog and analog HD digital which is cvi tvi ahd. But look for a unit of 5mp
  5. tomcctv

    Question in ZModo DVR replacement

    Hi. What you need to look for is a 4 in 1 dvr and pic a 5mp unit ..... this will allow you to use your existing cameras and also allows you option to go better cameras when you should start to replace yours you have a 4 way now but I would recommend going 8way ...... not much difference in price where are you located
  6. tomcctv

    No color image on 4k dvr

    Hi. Your cameras are not compatible with your 4K recorder .... the give away is you can connect your camera direct to tv which makes it analog only.... also known as a CVBS camera. you might find under camera settings on your dvr a CVBS setting for backward compatibility but most companies don’t use it anymore. But check CVBS is a standard analog format...4K systems run analog HD digital these formats are AHD - TVI or CVI ... these format allow you to use resolution cameras from 2mp - upto 8mp (4K)
  7. tomcctv

    Hello to CCTV

    Hi. Dvr power is ok because you mentioned beeping (alarm) but you still haven’t tested camera power supply how are cameras connected to dvr is it coax or cat5 cable with BNC connectors
  8. tomcctv

    Camera and housing association

    Hi. Sounds like your having a bad time of it and car damage other tenants and housing association complaints can take months or years to sort but the harassment never ends life is to short to deal with crap .... why not think about moving instead life could only get better This is easier to sort rather then getting wrong information Ask a lawyer to Wright a letter to your housing association about the use of cctv you will get the right answer then
  9. Hi looking at compatibility spec Samsung is not supported how many Samsung do you have
  10. tomcctv

    Night surveillance pickup bed build

    Good idea ..... something else to restrict the lighting to camera sensor .... resulting in no image. Why don’t you put some nice plants along the bed as well
  11. tomcctv

    Night surveillance pickup bed build

    So $55 it total ...... and has no night time capability and auto switch off at 3hrs oh maker is HNsat and are on amazon for $10 so for your $55 ..... you could of bought one uc-20 ...and two Walmart full dashcams as listed and a coffee from Starbucks walmart like I said many posts back has night mode........ it won’t switch off after 3hrs also don’t think of putting the uc-20 looking out of your window as it can’t handle light through glass watch guy in video we’re he is standing with windows behind him...... even when he opens the blinds you can’t see out of window.......... it’s called white out which you get with cheap cameras
  12. tomcctv

    Night surveillance pickup bed build

    I’m not on about the BlackVue ..... the link was Walmart $19 dashcam so you have ordered your camera equipment to build from eBay..... post what your ordered why don’t you just look at a webcam .... that’s usb and comes with software
  13. tomcctv

    Night surveillance pickup bed build

    You just don’t have a clue
  14. tomcctv

    Night surveillance pickup bed build

    Ok put it another way .....you buy the camera plug it in to usb ... how does your usb know what to do ....... is your graphics card good enough also cpu will use up a lot with that camera being mpeg which are massive files how will footage get to your hard drive without direction (direction being software) 1000s of engineers on this forum not one uses a lux meter there not used in cctv buy are in the photograph industry anyway good luck in your build as crap as it is you have a link to a $19 dash cam and a link to how much information they collect as you can see in the linked video..... good face image full colour for clothes .... make model colour and licence plate of there car and audio your not going to build anything that can do better ..... because you don’t understand
  15. tomcctv

    Night surveillance pickup bed build

    I think your here just to wind people up again that’s camera only ...... and you seem to only read parts of what you need the spec you have left ..... keep reading spec and try and understand what it says in BIG RED LETTERS Warning: UC20MPE camera is not recommended for capturing moving objects in low light condition, but only still objects. Now back to your build without software you will not get any footage on a laptop at all software is needed to decode video input it’s also needed to display time and date over image ... without date and time alone makes your home build useless (footage can’t be used)