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Author Topic: Wireless security camera system recommendations?  (Read 6445 times)

March 08, 2011, 06:42:44 am
Maybe this topic has been discussed before, but I don't know where to start from. I am looking at buying new wireless camera system for my restaurant. I would prefer a basic system with two wireless cameras and a small DVR unit with SD card recording capabilities. It needs to be able to overwrite the oldest files and record both video footages at the same time. Currently I am looking at SVAT GX301-013, but it can only record one at a time. BTW, my budget is under $400.

Any recommendations?

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March 08, 2011, 01:18:12 pm
If you're looking at analog camera's (which it sounds like), then go for something with a higher end sensor.   360line ones are pretty crappy.  You really want better sensors otherwise you won't be seeing stuff clearly.  I'd go with a better sensor, eg a 540line or 470line one.  You'll have a much clearer picture.

My other issue with that is that SD is NOT going to work well. Flash memory is crap for continued use, and will die quickly.  You really need a Hard disk based system.

I'm not in the USA, so I don't really know pricing there, but

In China, wifi analog cameras are about 100-300 each, 4 input dvr would be 350+ another 300 odd for 500g hdd.  rmb is 6.5 per usd right now, so 15$ - 45$ for camera's, < 100$ for dvr.

I'd be more inclined to look at something else than what you've given.
Mostly due to the reasons I give.

Not sure what I'd recommend but Deal Extreme has 4 x wireless camera's for 250$ odd

or crappier ones for $157

Add a cheap laptop to record it somewhere, and you're good.

Or use a HDD DVR - $130 + $50 for a HDD

Would need to get a BNC -> RCA but otherwise a much better kind of solution I'd say.