DIY CCTV

Discussion in 'Alarms, CCTV & Telephones' started by LJ1, 17 Apr 2014.

  1. LJ1

    LJ1

    Joined:
    17 Apr 2014
    Messages:
    14
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Hi everyone,

    I am wondering if it would be worth a complete amateur trying to figure out how to set up CCTV! I'm assuming not, so I'll probably get a professional company in to do it for me! Thanks for any advice!
     
  2. Sponsored Links
  3. ekmdgrf

    ekmdgrf

    Joined:
    13 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    647
    Thanks Received:
    60
    Location:
    Blackpool
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Depends how much time you have and how good you are at research. There's a website (www.google.com) that has a lot of info. It's not really hard to do, it just take a bit of time and planning.
     
  4. EightyTwo

    EightyTwo

    Joined:
    14 Feb 2012
    Messages:
    1,136
    Thanks Received:
    170
    Location:
    Cambridgeshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Just make sure that you know what you want it to do. You're not going to be able to read number plates with a £50 camera and a lens wide enough to see your whole front garden...
     
  5. wermy

    wermy

    Joined:
    21 Aug 2011
    Messages:
    11
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
  6. adamdowney

    adamdowney

    Joined:
    20 Apr 2014
    Messages:
    7
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    Warwickshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    It really is nothing complex, the pain is just doing the cable runs nice and tidy!

    Good information and kit deals on http://www.icctvsystems.co.uk with good support on getting the networking side of things set up!

    The QVIS 720p HD IP kits using an all in one mini NVR with POE switch built in, are a good option.
     
  7. Sponsored Links
  8. LJ1

    LJ1

    Joined:
    17 Apr 2014
    Messages:
    14
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Hi again everyone!

    Thanks for all your help, but I found a local company to me that does CCTV http://www.acurasystems.co.uk/ is their website and I'm hoping they can come out soon!

    Thanks again everyone for your help, but sometimes I think it's best to leave some things to people who know what they are doing!
     
  9. scott1980

    scott1980

    Joined:
    3 Mar 2006
    Messages:
    511
    Thanks Received:
    96
    Location:
    Manchester
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I do hope they're not going to be using an internal patress and blank plate as an external joint box? Also, cable clipped up the side of the gate frame is a bit crap!
     
  10. Ricardus

    Ricardus

    Joined:
    15 Feb 2007
    Messages:
    539
    Thanks Received:
    35
    Location:
    Essex
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Surely they should have at least ran the cable in a conduit?
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  11. Jibbeh

    Jibbeh

    Joined:
    19 Jul 2011
    Messages:
    172
    Thanks Received:
    17
    Location:
    Derbyshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Hahaha.... do love it when people post pictures on their website of shoddy workmanship.
     
  12. DIYnot Local

    DIYnot Local

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2019
    Country:
    United Kingdom

    If you need to find a tradesperson to get your job done, please try our local search below, or if you are doing it yourself you can find suppliers local to you.

    Select the supplier or trade you require, enter your location to begin your search.


    Are you a trade or supplier? You can create your listing free at DIYnot Local

     
Loading...

Share This Page