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by Ron Hazelton on October 28, 2014 in News
by Ron Hazelton on September 21, 2014 in News
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Wireless systems are fine, but you still have to worry about hooking up the power supply line - which means drilling into wall or soffit. As for someone hacking into the wireless system, that depends on the encryption you've got setup on the wireless router. This encryption can be broken into with time - especially the 64-bit and 128-bit encryption, so go with 256-bit encrypting wireless routers.
How high security screws are they? There are $$$ (>$149) cameras that are in electrical boxes. Button cameras (>$129) could hide too. Re do the camera wire's connections can be run almost any where.
Thanks for taking the time to share your experience quiggers!
Funny that I should see this video for I just put in a cheaper unit. 2 cameras.Made by D-Link. Hooked up to my PV. cover the front & back doors.
Before I installed my system I also thought that the only way to go would be wireless. However, many security specialists I consulted said that a wired installation was much more secure than a wireless system (with today's technology). With a wireless system, interested parties can just come into your neighborhood, hack your system, and turn the entire system off. Accordingly, I went with a wired system. However, unlike the cameras in this video, the cabling in my system goes down through the support mechanism. You drill your hole right behind where you want your camera. The cable goes through the stem directly inside and is invisible to any prying eyes or cable cutting tools. Security screw heads prevent someone from stealing the camera or moving it to cut the wire.
Are they wireless Bro?
Is it smartphone compatible Bro?
Not! The bad guy would already be recorded tearing it down. When bad guys see them cameras, the skedadle. Ask any con.
Ha ha. Were you able to salvage your smart phone? I installed a wireless wi-fi system with no drilling or hassle. Love it. You can get them at the Home Depot.
Can you do a security system
WRONG WRONG WRONG!!!! . cheap system with poor quality....camera connectors are exposed and not weather protected, and easily accessible, (also camera shots are not overlapping, (criminal could craw up under it, disconnect it, and steal the darn camera before even getting viewed) wiring run like that is visible, ugly and could easily be cut by burglars, wire running down to hole should have a drip loop, water will follow the wire right into the basement. He Should have ran wire through soffit into attic and fished down the wall, OR put in metal conduit with LB into basement.... very unprofessional Ron
The pan/tilt/zoom camera and dvr i purchased exceed my expectations!http://www.rctophobby.com/fr/r...
Excellent Video - I like how you drilled into the basement to organize your wires - my thoughts exactly prior to watching this. It looks as though you drilled into the attic above the garage(if you have one)? That mount is the only one I am not sure how you completed. Maybe you brought it in the garage then drilled into the basement? Lots of options I guess. Great work.
I wonder if the Swann systems are better than the system I purchased from SuperCircuits several years ago? Mine can't see as far at night as advertised, senses motion and turns on when nothing is happening, yet at other times does not activate when you walk right up to the camera.
What is the approx cost?
Is there such a thing as wireless security cameras? Running all those wires looks like a hassle and could be impossible for some locations. By the way, I enjoyed the little bit of comedy at the end!
Oh it sounds fine, Bro.
I like this one too! If I could buy all that I need if would cost me a month pay.
Just a heads up guys. DO NOT install your wiring like this guy did, very unprofessional and ugly. It can easily be cut. Only with a last resort do this but drop wires through conduit into the basement. Instead run your wires to the attic or down a wall into the basement. These swan cams aren't that great either. I agree this is an oversimplified install, fishing wire through walls can be tricky.
"are going to be run".......crap....that doesnt sound proper....sorry
Great video....Usually the hardest part of installing your own system is running the wire (and proper networking)...David and Jeri if you have not purchased a system as of yet (I know Im a little late with this comment) try Costco.com...they have a number of Swann systems like the one shown by Ron and fairly reasonable as far as price...I agree with Bruce as far as minimizing outdoor exposure...three of my cameras are going to be run right into attic just inches from mount which brings wiring inside...all depends on type of house and where cameras are mounted among other factors of course...Al B great point on drilled holes..(bring wires through one at at time.......Eric: DVR should connect right to your router if you have one...that will give you your internet access after you download or run software.....Thanks again Ron....