I'm having some problems with neighborhood hooligans and would like to set
up a resonably priced, wireless outdoor security system that logs activity
real time to a home PC.
Anybody have any suggestions?
I've googled it and checked in with the security group, but the
information is overwhelming and seems geared toward the professional
If this is the wrong group, does anyone have a more appropriate place to
Define (for yourself, if not us) "logs activity real time"
You can get a "slow record' VCR that can record 16 hrs on
A difficulty with outside is that motion sensors are
often all but useless, depending on what "outside" is.
Trees, animals, stuff blowing all cause false alarms.
So cameras are abundant. I'd look at a wired low-light
camera going into about any video card with "video in".
is a project for linux/bsd that might give you some ideas to voice
more specifically what you want.
If you find anything of interest would you mind
reporting back here.
I'm building a house out at the lake. Probably be
looking for something similar by the end of the
I'd like to go as far as having a monitor
mounted where the clowns could see themselves.
No doubt there are some stupid enough to watch
themselves on TV while they are breaking in.
I just bought one of the Gran tec E guard cards
They just cut the price to $30
I will know in a week or so how it works. You are supposed to be able to hook
up to 4 cameras. The bundled software does motion detection and recording.
there are a bunch of wireless Ethernet cameras that would work fine for you
remember that B&W will work better under low light conditions
check your local computer store or security camera store about 150.00/camera
should do it!
You can even put the camera on the internet and watch it from work!
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