Hik Vision CCTV camera for the home anyone?

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    Do any of you professional CCTV and Security specialists use or install Hik Vision?

    If so, how do you rate it compared to others on the market, what are the good and bad points about it?

    Thx.
     
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    Yes probably the best budget to midrange cameras available, the turbo TVI range is pretty good . Only bad points on the cameras are..... They are normally white in colour , and the base/ mount stock codes are confusing...
     
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    Hi

    What do you mean by mount / stock codes?

    Would you say they are better or worse than Swann?
     
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    HIK is better than Swann without any doubt.

    The camera and the (base/fixing mount), the codes can be a little confusing, I always ask the supplier for the options if its unclear.
     
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    hi

    Codes for what? I'm confused on this point.

    Do they offer dome camera that rotate do you know?

    Do all CCTV camera run of BMC cables to power it and for data transmission?
     
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    CAMERA + Mount.
    Yes, they offer cameras that rotate visit there website and have a look at there dome cameras.
    No, the cabling options available depend on camera and what they can handle.
    Ethernet cable with ip cameras and an NVR that supports POE makes things simple
    Ethernet cable with baluns can be used for analogue cameras but not with HD-SDI which use coax.
    CVI cameras can use either Ethernet cable with baluns or coax.

    If using coax you require to power the cameras, so a shotgun cable that has coax and power cables side by side might be used, or you may power up the camera locally and run the coax back to the DVR.

    There are lots of options and I am only just getting to grips with CCTV and there are so many offerings finding the right solution depends on so many things.
     
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    Ok lots of acronomns for me to get to grips with here. NVR, POE, baluns, HD_SDI, shotgun cables.....what's a good web site or easy to read book to get to grips with all of this (for my self interest)?
     
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    anyone?
     
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    NVR - Network Video Recorder. Used to record video from IP cameras onto disk.
    PoE - Power over Ethernet. Used to power IP cameras (or other devices like VOIP telephones in offices) down the same cat 5/6 cable as the data. It requires a PoE injector or PoE switch (D-link?).
    Baluns - "Convert" coax to cat 5 cable. Cheap ones are not as good as the quality branded ones but it might not matter with the relatively short runs on a domestic system.
    Shotgun cable - two cables side-by-side (like a double barrelled shotgun), one coax (RG59) and the other for power or data.
     
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    If the shotgun cables are used to for power and data, what is the difference between this type of cable and BNC cables which do the same thing for some camera that I bought from Maplins some time ago?
     
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    Google 'shotgun cable', you'll be surprised what turns up.
     
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    I did and I read that is said twin core one for data and one for power. But my question now is about BNC cables and how they differ.
     
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