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Topic # 232168 2-Apr-2018 19:17
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I am looking for a cheap solution to setting up a temporary security camera for night time surveillance of an area. I have an old PC it can be hooked to, and I will just stick the camera out an upstairs window. It do want to make sure it has reasonable software with it, so it will activate from motion, and it would benefit from being at least 1080p. At the moment I have a hi res logitech webcam camera doing this, and it came with basic motion activated software, so it works well during the day. However during the night it doesn't work, even when using an infrared light source on the area, and it is at night when it is needed. It only needs to capture an area about 10 metres in size, but it need not be all that wide angled. Anyone have any suggestions? I don't want o invest much in it as it is only going to be temporary


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  Reply # 1987272 2-Apr-2018 19:22
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Define "cheap"? If you want something that delivers good picture quality at night the only option I'd recommend is something with a starvis sensor, and you'll pick up a Dahua with this for around US$110 incl shipping.

 

Anything under this will be to put it quite simply, rubbish.

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1987273 2-Apr-2018 19:25
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Define "cheap"? If you want something that delivers good picture quality at night the only option I'd recommend is something with a starvis sensor, and you'll pick up a Dahua with this for around US$110 incl shipping.

 

Anything under this will be to put it quite simply, rubbish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks I will check it out. Something around that price range would be ok.


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  Reply # 1987274 2-Apr-2018 19:28
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I don't normally post links to any particular Aliexpress sellers for products but vouch for this guy and his products (vs the vast majority of sellers who sell Chinese hardware with hacked firmware).

 

 https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/2017-Top-selling-cameras-2MP-IR-Eyeball-Network-Camera-IPC-HDW4231EM-AS-free-DHL-shipping/1200032_32846323682.html?spm=2114.12010612.0.0.66ec1f6bdutP3w

 

 


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  Reply # 1987289 2-Apr-2018 20:04
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sbiddle:

I don't normally post links to any particular Aliexpress sellers for products but vouch for this guy and his products (vs the vast majority of sellers who sell Chinese hardware with hacked firmware).


 https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/2017-Top-selling-cameras-2MP-IR-Eyeball-Network-Camera-IPC-HDW4231EM-AS-free-DHL-shipping/1200032_32846323682.html?spm=2114.12010612.0.0.66ec1f6bdutP3w


 



That camera is a good starting point, depending on how wide your target, you might want to get the 6mm options, typically that means the IR lens is more geared for longer distance. Just keep in mind when the specification says 50m it’s more like 30m detection of objects/persons only. For identification it’s much less, no more than 10m.

We have this camera and a range of other cameras you can check out. Please register to see prices. https://www.fusionautomation.co.nz

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  Reply # 1987322 2-Apr-2018 21:06
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Does the HDW4231EM-AS require Internet Explorer and Active-X for setup?





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  Reply # 1987377 3-Apr-2018 08:16
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Gordy7:

Does the HDW4231EM-AS require Internet Explorer and Active-X for setup?



I havn’t tried to setup with any non Active-X browser. I usually use the windows software on my laptop. Most cases we use the plug and play NVR recorders, once the camera is plugged in to the back of the recorder it’s configured automatically. We just need to make sure that the recorder itself is setup properly.

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