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binky

CCTV how many Mega Pixels?

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binky

Not done a lot of CCTV, but I want to install a couple of cameras above my garage door to cover the service lane.  I want to get clear view of reg plates and faces - been getting problems with fly tippers and I'm pretty sure a drug dealer is living further up my road, plus there has been the odd shed break-in and theft of  bicycles. Cameras will be at about 3m high, back lane is pretty dark. I've fitted 5 MP on a school - impressive images at a range of 50m, but that is overkill for my location, so I was thinking of 2 MP , possibly 1 MP - don't want to end up buying twice! 

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Andy™

wouldnt fit anything less than 4. look at hikvision

 

something like this. dont use the dome cameras though, use eithe the turret or bullet

 

http://trade.cctvkits.co.uk/hikvision-4mp-darkfighter-4-channel-kit.html

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binky

oddly enough I was just flicking through that website ! Is this where you normally buy CCTV from Andy ? 

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Andy™
Just now, binky said:

oddly enough I was just flicking through that website ! Is this where you normally buy CCTV from Andy ? 

 

yep

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rapparee

What is the best way to do CCTV 

 

Co-axial or PoE?

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binky

PoE seems to be the way forward - simple cat 5 cable run to each camera with the usual max 100m for cat 5 (not sure if cat6 will go further?) 

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rapparee
Just now, binky said:

PoE seems to be the way forward - simple cat 5 cable run to each camera with the usual max 100m for cat 5 (not sure if cat6 will go further?) 

Does it provide as good as quality pictures  

 

Our CCTV company insisted on coax, I was a bit surprised,  I thought they were putting themselves to extra work. 

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Sidewinder

Definitely poe imho

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Andy™
8 minutes ago, rapparee said:

What is the best way to do CCTV 

 

Co-axial or PoE?

PoE

 

PoC also exists

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binky
1 minute ago, rapparee said:

Does it provide as good as quality pictures  

 

The 5 MP cameras I fitted at a local school can zoom in at least 75m from a mounting point about 20m above the playground and give excellent face recognition.

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Sharpend

Andy, 

 

What sort of price is that kit? 

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Andy™
19 hours ago, Sharpend said:

Andy, 

 

What sort of price is that kit? 

 

4x bullet / turret, recorder & 3tb hdd £470+VAT

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Sharpend

That’s not a bad shout. 
Is that trade price via registration or is that what you can get it for? 

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Barx

If it is really dark, lk at dark fighters.

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Andy™
8 hours ago, Sharpend said:

That’s not a bad shout. 
Is that trade price via registration or is that what you can get it for? 

 

my price. register yourself, straight forward to do

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Sharpend

Ok will look at doing so. Cheers

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Spoon
On 07/10/2019 at 19:32, Andy™ said:

dont use the dome cameras though,

 

Out of interest Andy, whats wrong with using the dome cameras?

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Andy™
5 hours ago, Spoon said:

 

Out of interest Andy, whats wrong with using the dome cameras?

 

the camera & IR are behind the same dome cover lens. you can get the IR light reflecting back at the camera. turret & bullt the camera & IR are behind differen lens so doesnt happen

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