Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Moderator - Clown Central
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    5,990
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Home Security Cameras

    Just wanted to pass on the following information
    as I have been asked several times about "What is a good security camera".

    Well, after years of BAD cameras and several I thought were good,
    I found the "Mother Lode".

    Recently I purchased several Speco/Provideo Intensifier cameras.

    I bought both Bullet types and Dome types (Outdoor cameras).
    (I originally bought just one to test, then went back and purchased several more)

    I am totally "Amazed" at the performance of these cameras.
    They do not use "Infra-Red" but rather they Intensify light.

    How good are they?

    Last night we had no electric for about 23 hours, just a clear moonlit night outside.
    On the security camera at multiple times during the night I viewed the security monitor.

    If I had just woken up and ONLY looked at the monitor,
    I would have sworn it was broad daylight.
    But it wasn´t, it was the middle of the night.

    I also have Infra-Red cameras and on the multiple camera view of the monitor, the Infra-Red camera showed a picture that was just too dark to view.

    The cameras do require some light to work, be it a small outdoor light or a moonlit night. They cost roughly $250 each on sale, close to $300 not on sale. My brother in the States viewed them over my Sling Box connection and was also truly amazed at their performance.

    I have one camera that cost "Mucho, Mucho Dollars" and I thought it was great under low light conditions, these cameras made it look sick.

    The models that I bought are HT-INTB8 and HT-INTD8.


    Don SantiagoDR

  2. #2
    Bronze
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    1,051
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Great info to pass on Thanks!!

    I might look into getting a few, May i ask where you found them on sale?

  3. #3

  4. #4
    Moderator - Clown Central
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    5,990
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by laurajane View Post
    Great info to pass on Thanks!!

    I might look into getting a few, May i ask where you found them on sale?
    Surveillance Cameras, Security Camera Systems and Digital Video Recorders

  5. #5
    Moderator - Clown Central
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    5,990
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    The following is a link with a demostration of Intensifier vs Infra-Red Camera, provided by Speco.

    The link will ask to download the Window Media Player file.
    The demo was what convinced me to buy a Intensifier camera and test it.

    http://www.specotech.com/Cameras/Int...VsIRcamera.wmv

    PS: The cameras video is in color

    Don SantiagoDR

  6. #6
    El Tigre de DR1 - Moderator
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    2,188
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    SantiagoDR - that is sick!!!!!!!!! If I had a house in the DR I'd get me a couple of these for sure!!!!

  7. #7
    Silver
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    4,128
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default On line storage of security camera footage

    Are there any on line services that store security camera footage? If I was a thief and robbing a house, I would make sure I stole the DVR that recorded me coming into the house.

  8. #8
    Gold
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Posts
    5,686
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Luperon View Post
    Are there any on line services that store security camera footage? If I was a thief and robbing a house, I would make sure I stole the DVR that recorded me coming into the house.
    If you have a constant high speed Internet connection you can have it stream and record offsite...An idea.

  9. #9
    Moderator - Clown Central
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    5,990
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Luperon View Post
    Are there any on line services that store security camera footage? If I was a thief and robbing a house, I would make sure I stole the DVR that recorded me coming into the house.
    I think you are giving the thief too much credit, dumb enough to hit a home where he knows he is being recorded, but smart enough to take the security DVR?

    The DVR which should be in a secure location out of site to begin with!
    Half-ass security is almost as bad as none at all.
    If you are going to leave it visible, then fake it with a fake security DVR for them to take.

    Don SantiagoDR

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •