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Q&A:

Kevin G asked Looking for a good set of surveillance camera system?

Hi, im looking for a good set of surveillance camera, thats also fair priced. The cameras will be installed in a store. One of the cameras will be aiming at the cash register, so i want it to be clear enough to see the cash thats being hand out. I also want it be to able to connect to a PC, and works on a network. I like to keep an eye on the store when im at home.
Thanks in advance!

And got the following answer:

I use equipment from x10.com. Good equipment at great prices. When aiming cameras to see customer at cash register, place camera low enough to be able to get a good view of their face. Many people place cameras up high and shoot down at a high angle, many times you can not see the faces as hats obstruct the view. Also, spring for the color or high res camera to be able to see clearly and get a good ID. I would also, suggest you record to a hard drive that has an off sight back up, like Carbonite.

KarmaChameleon asked How can I create a home surveillance system?

How can I create an affordable home surveillance system that I can view remotely?

And got the following answer:

‘Easy Home Surveillance’ is an online package that offers you the ability to ‘check in on your house, from wherever you are, from your cellphone or computer’. They offer easy setup instructions that teach you how to transform your current built-in webcam in your laptop or computer, into a home surveillance system. And best of all, you can check on the camera from nearly any web enabled device. Easy enough for novices, yet robust enough for experts, this product is exactly what you are looking for! I’ll post a link below.

Kevin G asked Looking for a good set of surveillance camera system?

Hi, im looking for a good set of surveillance camera, thats also fair priced. The cameras will be installed in a store. One of the cameras will be aiming at the cash register, so i want it to be clear enough to see the cash thats being hand out. I also want it be to able to connect to a PC, and works on a network. I like to keep an eye on the store when im at home.
Thanks in advance!

And got the following answer:

Try http://www.supercircuits.com which specializes in surveillance cameras, including the kind you are asking about.

DavidO asked How can I fix my wireless home surveillance system to not interfere with my Lynksys wireless access point?

Every time I connect my wireless home surveillance system I cannot connect to the internet. I have to unplug the power to the camera so that I can connect to the internet. Some how I need to change the frequency levels on aether my Lynksys access point or on the security camera. The Lynksys is connected to the router and the camera to the wireless receiver. how can I fix this issue?

And got the following answer:

Its not necessary to change the frequency – just the channel within the frequency.There are a total of 11 channels available. Its probably easier to change the linksys than muck around with the surveillance system.To get to the router, you just type its IP address into an internet browser’s address line (probably best done with the security system off, or plugged in to the router with a cable to prevent getting kicked out!). Once you have logged into the router I believe for most linksys units you can find the settings for channel on the wireless tab at the top of the home page. Once changed and saved, restart the computer and scan for your wireless network. You should then be able to reconnect to your router’s new settings. If you run into trouble, linksys’ website www.linksys.com has help specific to each model and version number.

Kevin G asked Looking for a good set of surveillance camera system?

Hi, im looking for a good set of surveillance camera, thats also fair priced. The cameras will be installed in a store. One of the cameras will be aiming at the cash register, so i want it to be clear enough to see the cash thats being hand out. I also want it be to able to connect to a PC, and works on a network. I like to keep an eye on the store when im at home.
Thanks in advance!

And got the following answer:

Hi, a great system to use with the PC & Network you have already is BiKal EyeSoft IP Camera Software. It will work with analogue, network IP, HD MegaPixel and USB cameras from many different manufacturers.

Simply install the software. Then connect the network cameras, these can be wireless too. Enter the password in the software and that’s it. You can download a free trial from their website http://www.bikal.co.uk/network-surveillance/ip-software.html.

The cheapest & easiest solution is to simply buy 2 plug n play wireless ip cameras like the Candy Bar Cam. The software is free and is the easiest IP camera to setup in the world. Just plug it in to your network, no router config is needed, even for remote access and you can even view the camera on your 3G mobile phone. See http://www.bikal.co.uk/network-webcam/pnp-ipcam.html. I’m not sure but I think BiKal has dealers around the world but ask them to find out.

Ashley asked Is there a guide for creating a home surveillance system?

I would like to be able to check-in on the babysitter while I am away from home. Is there a guide that teaches you to create a home surveillance system that I can view from my cellphone?

And got the following answer:

Hello I already answered a question similar to this one so I will just post my previous answer.

for a DVR guide Wikipedia is actually quite good and if you google CCTV guide you will find tons of information.

Not all DVRs are created equal, in fact there are many options that offer varying performance much like the automobile industry. In the world of DVRs you can find the equivalent of a $10,000 Kia and a $350,000 Ferrari and everything in between. Both have 4 wheels and windshield but that where the similarities end, it’s under the hood that counts. Just like any other consumer electronic in the end you get what you pay for.

I suggest you buy a PC based DVR has they have more processing power and normally have a much smaller file size and offer more features then Standalone DVR’s. I know many people buy a cheap standalone DVR, only to upgrade to a PC based in 6 months especially when they are using it to manage a store remotely. Also PC based allows you to record up to 64 cameras where a standalone will have a limit of 16.

Many people have the misconception that a PC-Based DVR is simply an off-the-shelf PC with video capture (encoder) cards, display (decoder) cards and some generic OEM software. A true DVR requires years of research and development to facilitate the seamless integration of both the hardware and software. DVRs are highly complex systems that must run 24/7, processing millions of images per day. This makes consumer-level hardware inadequate for DVRs which is why Ascendent uses custom-built PCs with performance-level hardware.

My personal favorite DVR is Ascendent X4 series: Ascendent’s Tri-Fusion Hybrid Platform allows for the creation of a true hybrid surveillance system by utilizing the advantages of Analog, Megapixel, and IP technologies for unparalleled customization and expandability. I am working on government projects and use Ascendent cameras and DVR because the offer superior performance and cost less then comparable brands like bosh, Honeywell and pelco.

The X4 also uses the latest H.264/SVC codec offer video substantially better quality,. While its file size sizes is 30% smaller than MPEG-4, 60% smaller than MPEG-2, and exponentially smaller than MJPEG.

File size is crucial to streaming because most DVR’s on the market record at real time performance (30FPS per channel) so on a 4CH is trying to send 120, 8CH 240, and a 16CH 480 images per second which requires way too much bandwidth even for the most extreme internet connections.

The smaller the files size the more images are able to be sent, and the faster they can be processed improving both FPS and speed. File size is the heart of any DVR and goes far beyond just its streaming capabilities, as it also determines the recording storage time, how much you can back up at once, how fast it renders and searches video. The file size of a DVR impacts the performance of the DVR in just about every aspect from speed to longevity and is often the most important spec of any DVR.

If you are buying a DVR and streaming is a high priority I suggest you ask for a demo and connect to the DVR to make sure it is able to stream fast enough for your needs. Most DVRs say they have remote viewing but it is often too slow and laggy to be of any use especially if it is a standalone. Some good DVR brands that I recommend are Bosch, Pelco, Honeywell and Ascendent. These brands are what security professionals use, Q-see, Swan and Lorex are only used in residential applications because they are sold by Tiger Direct, Newegg, Sams Club, Costco and other retail outlets but are not used by any security professionals also their tech support rarely speaks English as their first language…

These brand manufacturers also have a complete line of CCTV cameras for any application from residential to military.

http://www.ascendentgroup.com (Recommend)
http://www.honeywell.com
http://www.pelco.com/
http://www.bosch.com

I have done projects that required cameras to stream over satellite and cellular networks and the only DVR that could provide the video streaming was Ascendent Technology Group’s X3 DVR. To give you an example of what a good DVR should stream like, below are instructions on how to connect to Ascendent’s X3 DVR using Internet Explorer.

Instructions on how to connect to Ascendent’s DVR with Internet Explorer:

1) http://connect.ascendentgroup.com/ (Must be Internet explorer)
2) Install active X control
3) Hit “Connect)
4) DVR type PC
5) DVR code SITE-100
6) User ID Demo (case sensitive)
7) Password demo (lower case)
8) Hit extend config
9) IP address: 24.66.224.223
10) And hit connect

Again I recommend going with a PC based DVR but if you don’t want to spend the money I suggest Ascendent’s AVP-4120 DVR or Pelco’s DX-4000 as they will allow you to view all your cameras instantly from anywhere in the world using either IE. The AVP-4120 will also allow MAC platforms as well as PC to remotely view camera