CCTV hiding the cables....?

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ahdsh

So when you fit a CCTV system do you

A. Site the recorder under the home TV?

B. Run the camera cables through trunking/under floorboards

Obviously alarm cables can be routed to an understairs cupboard and the end station but with CCTV needed in the lounge you have to have cables from the room.
They can't be drilled immediately outside or they would be cut so they have to go up at least one floor.
How do you do it?

Also a CCTV DVD is easily burgled therefore removing the evidence?
How do you solve that problem?
 
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I use wireless IP cameras.

The recorder is a remote internet server.

My internet connection runs in steel conduit.
 
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youtekkinthepish

So when you fit a CCTV system do you

A. Site the recorder under the home TV?

B. Run the camera cables through trunking/under floorboards

Obviously alarm cables can be routed to an understairs cupboard and the end station but with CCTV needed in the lounge you have to have cables from the room.
They can't be drilled immediately outside or they would be cut so they have to go up at least one floor.
How do you do it?

Also a CCTV DVD is easily burgled therefore removing the evidence?
How do you solve that problem?

Why would you put the DVR under the TV??
The noise of the fan would drive you mad. A touch obvious for billy burglar too. And would you want several additional Cat5/coax's behind the TV?.
I assume your question was based on using the TV to review the footage?
Far better to use the PC.

Locate the DVR somewhere less obvious than under the TV and where the noise will not be an issue (very few are silent) and adequate cooling. Also accessible if required.

Hide the wires as you would any other system.
 
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ahdsh

Cheers. Thanks for the replies.. :eek:

How would you get a dvr to be linked into your home wireless internet?
 
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Cheers. Thanks for the replies.. :eek:

How would you get a dvr to be linked into your home wireless internet?
Many come with a LAN port.
Simply patch lead it into the router, or if you only have a wireless network (rare but possible) the you bang it onto a wifi adapter/point.

At the risk of offending, please don't tell us you are now going to be selling CCTV installs to customers too.
 
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ahdsh

I use wireless IP cameras.

The recorder is a remote internet server.

My internet connection runs in steel conduit.

What if the broadband goes down? and the same with the networked computer.
Isn't it just as practical to have the dvr recorder somewhere safe and then just hook it up to a tv to view when needed. ie if you don't need to view it continually but just require something to gather evidence if needed?

If you did that how far could you run a lead from the dvr to a scart tv input?
 
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Hi, we have our system in a spare bedroom with all the cables going up into the attic and through the walls, all the cables are hidden behind GWizz boxes and under conduits. You can have a BNC to BNC lead in any length. This simply goes from the back of the dvr to the other end which is a scart to BNC then into the rear of your TV. We took it through the aerial socket hole in the wall. We got a 50 meter BNC lead. More than enough length with that.
 
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No have a shed/garage to look after.

Run a set of dummy cables that are "hidden" but can be found.

Run the real cable in a concealled route.

Put a sound bomb alarm inside the shed/garage to make it painful for intruders to remain inside. Will also wake up neighbours.

If it is esential to have the images recorded clear enough to be used as evidence in court then bear in mind that there are [1] radio scanners that look for the presence of a CCTV wireless carrier and [2] jammers that can block or seriously break up the image transmitted.
 

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