Got one of the Maplin ones at home (aka Fort Knox). They all seem to suffer from poor image quality at anything more than about 10′ so have upgraded the cameras. Avoid the ebay stuff unless you know what you are buying, mate had his café done and when we looked at the playback there was lump moving in a grey background. Not exactly admissible quality.
KevPosted 4 years agosimon_gSubscriber
CCTV42 are good – http://www.cctv42.co.uk/
They have lots and lots of example screengrabs on their site showing what you can expect from different cameras under different light conditions, and best placement for them.
As said, the cheap stuff can be terrible, some are so bad you wouldn’t even be able to describe what someone was wearing, let alone what their face looks like.Posted 4 years agoallmountainventureMember
Just bought a system from the Spain equivalent of Homebase. Smart phone operated so you can stream the video, switch it on/off remotely and so on. 250 euros and came with 2 cameras, extra cameras are 90 euros each or 20 euros for an identical dummy one. Image quality is pretty good; with the more expensive one you could also zoom and pan remotely.
If it could temporarily suspend human rights and then fire off a shotgun cartridge as well it would be perfect…Posted 4 years agorichcMember
I’ve got some EyeSpy 247 ones, as has someone at work who bought the Maplins ones first and got fed up them breaking.
They are pretty good, as they stream the images, and can save the offline to a website for a fee, plus the do motion alerts etc.
Very useful for when people come around ‘collecting ladybirds’ or working out if you missed a courier 🙂Posted 4 years agoCougarSubscriber
Not for me, someone at work was asking.
Looking for a recommendation for a home CCTV system. Requirement is basically to point a camera out of the bedroom window onto the driveway below, and review the footage on a TV (or presumably, computer screen) at a later date.
I know nothing about this sort of thing. Any ideas where to start?
Cheers.Posted 4 years agothegreatapeMember
I recently had cause to review CCTV from a variety of systems, and one chap had this in his house
which was very good.Posted 4 years ago
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