Complete 8 Channel 4 Camera CCTV Kit with Internet and iPhone/Android Connectivity £249.95 at Amazon.co.uk
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Complete 8 Channel 4 Camera CCTV Kit with Internet and iPhone/Android Connectivity £249.95 at Amazon.co.uk

£249.95Amazon Deals
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Found 13th Nov 2011
Seems a good deal for an 8 channel CCTV system with remote viewing and it looks pretty tidy too!

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i have mine running through a an old pc in the attic with 500G drive . you can pick up decent camaras on flee bay c/w video card.

Anyone got an idea on the camera specs, particularly the min lux.

Thanks

Venezia

Anyone got an idea on the camera specs, particularly the min lux.Thanks



Go to the link on amazon, choose the other pictures, it shows the camera spec

Can be done a little cheaper buying all seperate (but not much), internet/phone setup an be a bit daunting for the PC novice as it often requires ports opening on your router/ knowledge of IP address's etc, but worth it in the end, essential if you have nuisance neighbours (I did), good price out of the box.

For most people who will never add another 4 camera's to make full use of this system you may as well buy the parts seperately only buying a 4 chan DVR would suffice

Original Poster

This 8 Channel kit is significantly cheaper than the 4 Channel kit from the same manufacturer, so even if the additional 4 channels are not used, it is a great price. Having 4 additional channels available gives and opportunity for adding 4 additional cameras in the future and saves the cost of needing to change the DVR. Just my 2cents

Only one left on this deal, but looks like you can get this similar spec kit for £4.95 less

71 left

ebuyer.com/266…004
Edited by: "Madalion" 14th Nov 2011

Original Poster

I've just received my 8 Channel CCTV and after a while routing cables, I am now up and running, watching my home from my iPhone! This kit is excellent value - not only is there an option to connect another 4 cameras, there is a VGA connection which meant that I could connect this DVR to an old monitor.
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51SEK2IzDJL.jpg

Maplins also have quite a few similar kits - I seem to remember they were doing a 2 camera setup for £200 but the cameras were better spec I think. I am looking for something with high res cameras as the standard ones are quite fuzzy. This kit has 420 line cameras - better off with 480 line or higher I believe.
Edited by: "Zedmeister" 23rd Nov 2011

Both good finds. The Swann system seems to have better cameras 480 tv lines whereas the original deal has camears of slightly lower resulution at 420 tv lines, A second difference is that the ebuyer deal can not be added to as is made for 4 cameras and the original deal has the ability to be added to later with upro 4 additional cameras. Still undecided as to which one to go for.

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Madalion

Only one left on this deal, but looks like you can get this similar spec … Only one left on this deal, but looks like you can get this similar spec kit for £4.95 less71 lefthttp://www.ebuyer.com/266654-swann-dvr4-1200-4-channel-dvr-500gb-with-smartphone-viewing-and-4-x-swdvk-12004




Edited by: "pill" 23rd Nov 2011

Can you buy longer cable ? 18m, think I would need a bit long TBH.
Good deal though.

What is the picture like? Can u identify facial features?
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leod57

I've just received my 8 Channel CCTV and after a while routing cables, I … I've just received my 8 Channel CCTV and after a while routing cables, I am now up and running, watching my home from my iPhone! This kit is excellent value - not only is there an option to connect another 4 cameras, there is a VGA connection which meant that I could connect this DVR to an old monitor.


If you have a cat, make sure you point one of the cameras toward the bins.

Can you buy longer cable ? 18m, think I would need a bit longer TBH.
Good deal though.
Edited by: "Pug206" 23rd Nov 2011

are you able to save footage to a remote server like amazons aws? A bit pointless if you get burgled and they nick the footage..

For those who have this, how easy is it to activate / de-activate remotely ? I would want to monitor a remote location using a mobile internet link at the remote end, but would not want to use up bandwitdth streaming continuously - just look in from time to time to check all is OK. Also, is it right that recording on 4 cameras for a month will fit onto a 500Gb drive ??

Another question: What sort of cabling is this ? Co-ax, USB, ehternet ??
Edited by: "FF99" 23rd Nov 2011

FF99

For those who have this, how easy is it to activate / de-activate … For those who have this, how easy is it to activate / de-activate remotely ? I would want to monitor a remote location using a mobile internet link at the remote end, but would not want to use up bandwitdth streaming continuously - just look in from time to time to check all is OK. Also, is it right that recording on 4 cameras for a month will fit onto a 500Gb drive ??



I have just setup the 4 channel version of this same box, once connected up, it records easy enough and works reliably. However these are my pros/ cons

Pros
1. Our BT upload speed is 256kb, although the frame rate is low, it does display 4 channels simulatenously ok. It automatically drops the quality streamed to compensate. Should be much better when we goto 1mbit
2. It doesn't stream when no web devices are connected.
3. Has built in HTTP server, so you don't need any dedicate software.
4. Reasonable security features to prevent other people deleting files

Cons
1. You have to connect to the CCTV DVR box via a web browser first, otherwise when you connect with an iphone,android,etc... you just get a black screen. This also applies to the first time after a reboot also. Once the webserver is started on the CCTV DVR, iphone works very easily. Download the MEYEPROV2 for 4 screen viewing.
2. Playback is a real hassle, it's no XBMC.
3. Copying files off isn't simple
4. CnM h264 software PC program, I can't get it to connect

For £250 inc 4 cameras and cables, I think it's a good deal.

what software are you using for the iphone?

I have same thing but can't get to use it to it max got it on home computer but can't get it to work anywhere else any help?

False economy- far eastern junk. Are you going to be staring at the screen all day and night because the chances of recognition or identification with 480tvl cameras at low frame rates are going to be virtually zilch.

Just my opinion but a couple of decent IP cameras and Axis or Milestone free software on a cheap pc and you have a much more powerful system. Granted it will probably cost you about £750 but you really do get what you pay for.

ssouthall6

False economy- far eastern junk. Are you going to be staring at the … False economy- far eastern junk. Are you going to be staring at the screen all day and night because the chances of recognition or identification with 480tvl cameras at low frame rates are going to be virtually zilch.Just my opinion but a couple of decent IP cameras and Axis or Milestone free software on a cheap pc and you have a much more powerful system. Granted it will probably cost you about £750 but you really do get what you pay for.



WOW, that really is expensive!

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ssouthall6

the chances of recognition or identification with 480tvl cameras at low … the chances of recognition or identification with 480tvl cameras at low frame rates are going to be virtually zilch.



Use the normal cameras for surveillance, then get an old HI8 camera off ebay with a 22x+ optical lens pointed outside your window (hidden behind a flower pot) zoomed in on your driveway for facial and registration plate capture.

Cheap and works like a charm

kraven

Cons1. You have to connect to the CCTV DVR box via a web browser first, … Cons1. You have to connect to the CCTV DVR box via a web browser first, otherwise when you connect with an iphone,android,etc... you just get a black screen. This also applies to the first time after a reboot also. Once the webserver is started on the CCTV DVR, iphone works very easily. Download the MEYEPROV2 for 4 screen viewing.



Hi mate, I have the Maplin kit with 2 Cameras, I get the black screen on the iphone, how do you get the webserver started please?

Thanks

price gone up now

How do you set these up to record only when movement is detected?

You cant watch 7 hours of video even on fast forward everyday can you??

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tfish

How do you set these up to record only when movement is detected? You … How do you set these up to record only when movement is detected? You cant watch 7 hours of video even on fast forward everyday can you??



They usually have schedule and motion detection, mine will play back only movement throughout the day in one video clip in 8x meaning I can see everything that triggered it (like postman, robbers, cars etc) in the space of about 2 minutes at the end of each day.

Could anyone point out a hi-def alternative to this kit?

Anyone know how to start the webserver on these things?

Thanks

isn't it better to get some fascam ip camera and do this?

How paranoid are most of you to be recording your houses? Businesses yes. And if you were dealing, you might want one. But just move if the area is so bad you have to record what's happening on your doorstep!

whatsthestory

How paranoid are most of you to be recording your houses? Businesses yes. … How paranoid are most of you to be recording your houses? Businesses yes. And if you were dealing, you might want one. But just move if the area is so bad you have to record what's happening on your doorstep!


Yeah, that's the cheaper option, move house. FOOL!!

Didn't say it was cheaper, but if your living somewhere where you only feel comfortable with surveillance you might want to think about moving.

whatsthestory

Didn't say it was cheaper, but if your living somewhere where you only … Didn't say it was cheaper, but if your living somewhere where you only feel comfortable with surveillance you might want to think about moving.


You're describing the whole of London.

whatsthestory

How paranoid are most of you to be recording your houses? Businesses yes. … How paranoid are most of you to be recording your houses? Businesses yes. And if you were dealing, you might want one. But just move if the area is so bad you have to record what's happening on your doorstep!



I have lived in the same house for 30 years with very very little crime,today a commercial vehicle stoved the side of our car and drove off,this system would have paid for itself today! We also have a service lane at the rear where some dog owners let their pets empty their bowels from time to time.My point being that people can use this relatively cheap technology for more obvious reasons that being scared to live in a particular neighbourhood!

keithcrewe

I have lived in the same house for 30 years with very very little … I have lived in the same house for 30 years with very very little crime,today a commercial vehicle stoved the side of our car and drove off,this system would have paid for itself today! We also have a service lane at the rear where some dog owners let their pets empty their bowels from time to time.My point being that people can use this relatively cheap technology for more obvious reasons that being scared to live in a particular neighbourhood!



Good points, well made.

What are you going to do when you catch the neighbours letting their dogs sh*t? I'm intrigued? Let them have it back via post maybe :p..... Okay I see your point about the car. I wasn't trying to troll or anything just a feel we are caught on CCTV too much in some respects never mind setting up your own, and ppl are a little paranoid these days.

We were burgalled once - took absolutely everything, neibours saw a large wheelbase transit van parked to the rear gate for 2.5hrs. Also took my 3yr d BMW.
A month later the theif was sent down for two years he admitted to 16 house burgalaries he was out in
Less than 9mths.
My point being are you just trying to record events which will happen
Or is it purely a deterrent.

We moved from the house, in the new house I have a gsm alarm which phones my mobile.
I know a sophisticated burglar will
Bring a gsm blocker with him
But most of them are druggies.

did u get power adaptor for cameras? coz i dont have it

Hi all, sorry to bring up an old thread...

But is there anyone out there that has set this up to view on mobiles?

I cant seem to get the dvr to connect to my router, does it have a wireless card
I have followed all instructions but to no avail

Is there anyone out there that can help me?
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