Every other camera thread is 2+ years old, or is just unanswered questions so I felt like making a new one.
So I was at Harbor Freight the other day for unrelated stuff, and came across a $35 security camera. I figured it was cheap and would be fun to do something with, and bought it. Then once I had it, I just HAD to make a complete system.
Plugged the crappy $35 camera into my TV to see how it worked (it has a microphone too btw). Cam is in the bottom left corner of the screen
Hello, home improvement forum
This is when I thought "I want this at my front door!"
So for now all I have is this one ****ty camera. Then I went and bought this $235 stand alone DVR, which supports up to 4 cameras, can record only during motion or on schedule, is internet ready, etc etc
You can also set an alarm to go off when it detects motion, so I'm going to put this in my bedroom connected to my old plasma tv. Also had to buy a $100 500gb hard drive which can hold about 3 weeks of highest quality 24/7 recording.
So that's all I have for now, I didn't purchase any "good" cameras yet. If this one sucks, I'll just put it in the garage for an extra camera. But for a total of $370 plus whatever dece cameras I want to put at my front/back doors, I think more people ought to look into buying these kits if they are having any sort of trespassing problems or what not. Not too shabby to have a motion recording camera by my front door and garages I can watch in my bedroom at night and potentially my Droid when I am away
And on a side note, I guess most cameras suck at night and the color infrared ones suck more than the black/white night cameras. I realize this, and am going with all color IR cameras since I have motion activated flood lights at my front/back doors that should provide enough light if someone does try to mess with a car or anything.