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  1. TheStash

    Night vision without IR

    Thank you Sentience Security for your reply! While I appreciate your reply along with PMs from others and I understand that patronizing a business is important, I was hoping for shared knowledge for a DIY’er/hobbyist so maybe others could benefit as well. Maybe my post is in the wrong area or forum? I’m not looking for an entire system, but would like to get my feet wet with recommendations for: 1.Brands of reliable wired Outdoor Motion and/or photo cell beam Sensors with N.C. contacts. 2.Brands of “NON IR” IP Cameras that work well with plain old white spot lights at night. 3.Or maybe special brands of low voltage LED spot lights for this purpose? The driveway I’d like to cover (for now) is 80ft long, 20ft wide and goes north from the house. I probably don’t need to go the full length of 80ft. It all depends on the cost of the recommendations. The camera, light(s) and motion sensor(s) would be mounted from 9 to 13 feet high over the garage door. Thanks for any information you can provide and please let me know if I should be posting this in a different spot or forum. t
  2. TheStash

    Night vision without IR

    I’m new and the more I investigate the more things seem way over complicated but have a simple idea. We’re thinking of getting one POE camera for now to see how things go and eventually an NVR with more cameras for outdoor security. From what we’ve learned – or think we’ve learned: 1. we don’t want a camera that shines its own IR light for night viewing because it will be located on a private house in a rural setting and expect spiders. They are everywhere here! 2. Separate IR blasters can be an energy hog. Turning off the IR on the cameras seems like a waste. 3. using “video motion triggering” is somewhat touch and go; especially at night. With these three points in mind is there a way to have plain old motion detectors turn on plain old “white visible light” spot lights AND the cameras at the same time to start recording video? Or are we way off here? I don’t mind wiring up anything custom and always prefer separate components. TIA, Tony