Home Security Cameras

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  1. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm starting to look at home security cameras, does anyone have any input or experiences, good or bad? I have seen a totally wire free set up by Lorex. WIFI and batter operated on motion sensor cameras. The idea of those is appealing.
     
  2. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LAST

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    i have no personal experience, but at the very least are the ones you are looking at able to work at night with out any surrounding lights?

    i always wondered if any of those motion detector cameras could also be rigged up with a buzzer that sounds off as well.

    but if you have little critters like raccoons or deer getting into the path, they will be a bother to the neighbors, every time they set it off.
     
  3. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Night vision out to a distance for long distance a light would be good. Looking into it reveals that the wired models get their power through the cat5 cable that connects them to the VR. It does relieve one of the battery regimen and looks like a better system. I could probably work with that with the set up I have here.
     
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    SMOKESTACK Administrator Staff Member

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    Just look out the window !
    It's free ...
     
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  5. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You so funny! Good thing looks aren't everything!!! :hilarious::hilarious: I'm sure you never heard that one before. But...but...but...what about when I'm not here to look out the window?
     
  6. Stimpy

    Stimpy Wingnut

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    Lol.... get a big dog.... I have two. ... one is a black German Shepherd 84 pounds. ... and a white great pyrenees 150 pounds. ... great for home security. ...there is the cost of food and poo clean up. ..lol
    [​IMG]
     
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    Stimpy Wingnut

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  8. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    I take ALL my valuables with me, they fit in a small backpack
     
  9. mud

    mud Wonderin'

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    I hope he's not on duty.
     
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  10. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I can definitely appreciate the value of a nice, big dog. My grandfather used to breed Great Danes and all of his kids (my father and Aunt and Uncle) all had them. I love them. I just don't want to take on that responsibility (they are a responsibility) at this time.
     
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  11. Stimpy

    Stimpy Wingnut

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    Naw... he's working the graveyard shift
     
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  12. Stimpy

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    Sounds like good pet owner responsibility you have especially with the big dogs
     
  13. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    I know a good Teamster when I see one.
     
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    He took lessons from his owner good lessons that is
     
  15. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    I can read Mud's mind, he's thinking about a guard dog for his Camp Ground Approved Firewood.
    Stimp, better keep an eye on your pup.
     
  16. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I dunno :idunno:, I was thinking that he should be hiding under a bush.
     
  17. othertrucker2001

    othertrucker2001 Professional Flummoxer

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    On google play store, a app called ALFRED, allows you to use a smartphone as a camera, while using another smartphone as a monitor. It works while I am at home, but have not tried it away from home. Instructions say you can access it from anywhere. Wireless and free. Download the app to both phones and mark one as camera and one as monitor.
     
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  18. 20_yrs_2_go

    20_yrs_2_go Well-Known Member

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    A sign that says

    Guarded by Smith & Wesson

    usually does the trick and helps if a police report has to be written
     
  19. Brian Junior

    Brian Junior DOFT $50M ICO!!!

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    It is better to use the wired cams than wireless. Still i do not understand completely what is this system is needed for.
     
  20. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    ABFer has been nervous since Ump stole BillyLo's goats.
     

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