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Had some delinquents break into our car. Sucks but not a big deal. More importantly, my wife usually leaves around 4-5 in the morning which is when this happened. She could have encountered these guys and who knows what would have happened. 

I would like to put in a wired camera system that has 360 coverage that we can put on a dedicated TV screen which runs 24/7 that my wife can check before she leaves in the morning to make sure it is safe. 

Needs to have lowlight/night coverage.

I called a shop near our home and he carries MOBOTIX and IDIS. I see MOBOTIX is one of the brands listed on your Ultimate IP Camera Guide. 

Not sure what questions I need to ask or what I should research. 

This is a diagram of our house if that matters. Would like to get coverage of all 4 zones but 1 and 2 are most important.

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Hi.  Mobotix is a big cost with no extra benefits 

for home use a nvr with ip cameras is the best option .... no point running a dedicated pc 24/7

what is your budget also how is the lighting around your property 

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Thanks Tom!

I thought Mobotix had a NVR system? There are so many vendors and options, it is a very confusing space.

I may have not explained very well, my apologies. By 24/7, I mean I would like the video feeding to a TV that can be viewed all the time. 

  1. we don't have great lighting. Two regular decorative lights on each side of garage. Maybe 13w bulbs? It is not very bright. At night, both the left and right side of the house is very dark, there is no lighting. 
  2. cameras have to withstand significant amount of direct sunlight and humidity. I am in Houston.
  3. I would prefer to go step above cameras you can buy in the general retail outlets like Costco

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Hi the ideal system for you because of your no light situation and your reason for your install would be a TIOC system 

It will alert you on a screen or cellphone of any intruder around your home 

TIOC (3 in 1 camera) has audio both ways .... it’s own floodlight built in and switches on with movement all of which can be controlled by your cell

dahua or lorex usa make this system 

call lorex for a price 

https://www.lorextechnology.com/

 

 

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Hi Tom and thanks again for the reply. 

I would like to avoid Chinese cameras. Is there any other U.S. or European cameras you could recommend? 

I would prefer to get professional installation on these. 

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5 hours ago, amrogers3 said:

I would like to avoid Chinese cameras.

Hi. Unfortunately everything is from China or Taiwan even your first mobotix choice is China owned company (was Germany)

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4 hours ago, tomcctv said:

Hi. Unfortunately everything is from China or Taiwan even your first mobotix choice is China owned company (was Germany)

That is crazy. I thought MOBOTIX was 100% German and IDIS was South Korean. Are you sure about Mobotix? It says they are manufactured in Germany.

What's the best way to find a professional installer?

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Hi mobotix is now known as Konica Minolta mobotix of Japan 

3 hours ago, amrogers3 said:

What's the best way to find a professional installer?

I have just looked at installers in your area

no one wants to tell you what equipment they use and some sites the price to buy only is stupid money. 
 

but most look like hikvision or dahua 

dahua by the way is lorex (Canada) and I would choose dahua over old hikvision

i would look at using a local electrician and buying the equipment yourself 

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lol, that was my exact thought as well. It all just seems like they are wanting you to sign up for a subscription service and it looks like rebranded equipment with their name on it. No one really lists what they use and a lot of the websites I found for area seemed a little sketchy with minimal info and details. 

I would def trust Japanese equipment much more than anything manufactured in China. 

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2 hours ago, amrogers3 said:

I would def trust Japanese equipment

Hi. Mobotix is good equipment do a search on the forum and you will see many discussions... I listed equipment I install for an American hotel chain.  Problem is it has premium price which in reality cant be justified ..... even there own cameras a few years old can’t be connected to mobotix move nvr .... last few months they have discontinued 70% of there cameras. 
 

just logged into mobotix for a quick price. 
 

move nvr .......... $600

Mobotix m73.......$780 each

mobotix m16 ......$700 each

so for around $3.720 plus cable plus fitting is high for a 4 camera system 

 

a brand that has also been around a long time is TVT. It is China made and one of the best viewing apps on the market. It outdoes hikvision and dahua 

 

good to see your doing your homework before you buy

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