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Hi all, I retired back in May and started an eCommerce business that does, on occasion generate walk-up customers. I had a 12 camera security system installed back in 2014 (analog cameras setup) and was mostly happy with it. However, over the last few months several cameras have stopped working and about a month ago the HD stopped recording. I replaced the HD but it still wouldn't record. Today the local power company decided I didn't need electricity for about 15-20 seconds and when it came back on, the DVR started beeping every 5-10 seconds. When I looked at it, it seemed to be trying to boot up but would restart and beep again, doing this over and over.

My choices seem to be, buy another analog DVR and hope all is well or to invest in a digital system since analog stuff is becoming more and more scarce every day and the better video quality that digital seems to have.

I have decided to NOT replace the cameras that I have inside my home which drops my requirements from a 12 camera setup to a 6 camera setup. I'd like to get two PTZ cameras of better than ok quality along with four non-PTZ cameras with better than ok quality with two of them being mounted inside or in a location that would be totally out of the weather except for temperature.

Looking for suggestions as to Make and model of both the cameras and DVD which offers the best bang for the buck. A portion of the outlay will be a tax write-off for the business (home based firearm sales) but don't want to break the bank for obvious reasons.

So what does everyone say? I hope there is enough experience here to give some quality direction to this endeavor.

Thanks!

John

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On 11/18/2021 at 5:31 AM, Lanman61 said:

Hi all, I retired back in May and started an eCommerce business that does, on occasion generate walk-up customers.

 

Have you ever thought of the idea that this lethal conflict of your cameras with software can be related to incorrect work of your eshop? I may be wrong, but I always blame software.

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3 minutes ago, CarlMarx said:

Have you ever thought of the idea that this lethal conflict of your cameras with software can be related to incorrect work of your eshop? I may be wrong, but I always blame software.

I wish I understood what you are trying to say here. What "conflict" are you talking about? What does my "eshop" have to do with the camera system? Finally, what software are you saying is to "blame" for me wanting to get some sort of recommendations as to the best system to purchase?

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Lamman, don't pay attention to him, he is stupid. But what, not even a word of thank you to the only person who tried to help? Hey, CarlMarx! You will only know if you test this idea of yours. But in my practise I had a situation, when my mass market ecommerce website went crazy and started shipping the cameras that were not paid. I always react immediately like I go now and ask the guy to stop this chaos. So back then the thing was that a bug caused the software 'think' it got money already. Omfg.

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