I need some advice with regards CCTV.I need a system that will be
looking over a car park outside my house.It will be connected to a
video,recording through the night,so if anything happens I can view it
after on a TV.But the camera will be looking through a window on to the
car park,this is to stop people vandalizing the camera.So it needs to
have good to average night vision.It also needs to be wireless as it
may be used elsewhere for other viewing concerns.Audio is not required
just visuals.I have been looking at the Tranwo 3010 Indoor B&W
Day/Night Vision Wireless CCTV Camera & Receiver from
http://www.iviewcameras.co.uk/,but I am not sure how good the picture
quality would be,going by the price I presume you get what you pay
for.Price wise I am looking at spending up to £100.00 on a system if
one exists with the requirements I have mentioned.I emailed
iviewcameras and asked them their advice to this question but they
never replied.They do seem to have the best selection of CCTV
cameras/systems that I have found.
Any and all help on this problem will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for any help
To avoid possible wireless Lan/microwave oven conflicts, you could consider
one of the Homeplug cameras that transfer their info to your computer via
the mains wiring. Pictures are jpegs and readily stored on a pc. I'm sure
there is software available to give the equivalent of VCR functionality.
Google will find suppliers such as Solwise for the cameras
I've not used a camera on Homeplug but do use Ethernet over Homeplug which
works very well.
Modern wireless is pretty good, and modern ovens less crap than they
occasionally used to be. I was worried about this, but my 802.11a/g WIFI
and DECT phone work quite happily with the microwave on. The DECT base
station is 6" away from the oven too.
This fact not fiction, but...
Some time ago a resident was find £2000, an offender who had committed an
knife assult on a person, police gained footage of the assult by the said
residents CCTV camera footage as it was verging over the residents property
boundry(public footpath...result was the offender was found guilty and his
lawyer then filed a lawsuit against the resident for illegal use of the
So do be warned.
Sir Benjamin Middlethwaite
Key part is 'some time ago'. I think it was February 2004 that new
guidance came from the ICO. Essentially: if there are no more than two
cameras, they are not remotely steerable, the output is just taped, and
it's only used for police assistance, then it's fine.
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Have a look at the laws relating to CCTV on the information
commissioners web site
it is an offense to use a camera in public places without cause etc. we
were warned at work as one of our roaming cameras look at our second
building (across a public rd) by the installation company. Having said
all that if anything happens on the estate the police borrow to the tape
to see who came on and off it via the road so they tend to be understanding.
The commission only applies to commercial buildings, I do except that you
cannot have a camera pointing in to your neighbours bedroom, or you cannot
have ptzs on a domestic dwelling.
As long as the camera is fixed to one position, namely his car nothing is
out of order.
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