Looking for home CCTV and front door security advice

Discussion in 'Alarms, CCTV & Telephones' started by JP_, 27 Nov 2017.

  1. JP_

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    OK, so we've decided we want CCTV. Ideally I would like something that backs up to cloud. I guess HD is a must, or you won't actually be able to use it to ID people, just prove a break in.
    Been looking at Maplin, amazon etc. and too many choices.....
    has anybody set anything up recently? We probably only need 2 cameras, plus a front door camera - but this could be one of the 2 recorded cameras, rather than just a video intercom camera.

    Obviously concerns are if using a HDD then burglar might nick this - unless its wired in under the floor... which is possible with my renovations... I could send the camera cables through the air bricks! Anyway, suggestions please.

    EDIT i've just spotted this thread ... https://www.diynot.com/diy/threads/cctv-recommendation.493009/
    so answers might all be there!

    Edit 2. This actually seems OK and good value at £120
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/KKmoon-Wea...id=1511785254&sr=8-2&keywords=cctv+cloud&th=1

    no cloud, but maybe no need for cloud....
     
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    The problem with the cloud is the usage on your internet. HD footage is not small and will be a drain on your net and if your with a supplier that caps you then won’t be any good. In my eyes cameras are more of a deterrent and good to catch things like the post man chucking packages in your garden. If a thief manages to break in and steal the NVR/DVR I very much doubt the footage would be useful anyway I am sure they would of scouted seen the camera and covered faces.
     
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    I was thinking that - well, more the cost. Got BT infinity, so that should not be a problem. But cloud storage is costly. Maybe better to just hide the hdd somewhere and then have a separate hd hidden camera inside pointing right at the place where the hdd drive is ....
     
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    If you are worried you could even go down the route of buying an empty shell of something that resembles cctv like an old VHS player and put a big sticker CCTV on it and put in a obvious location with some cables coming out back that appear to run off to cameras but go no where. Then the real one somewhere hidden.
     
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    that's a cunning plan.

    Freecycle ... "broken cctv drive needed". ...
     
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