Nightwatcher DIY 1TB 8 Channel Full D1 4 Camera 700TVL CCTV Kit £189.99 Free Delivery @ Ebuyer
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Nightwatcher DIY 1TB 8 Channel Full D1 4 Camera 700TVL CCTV Kit £189.99 Free Delivery @ Ebuyer

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Found 18th Oct 2014
Security cameras for home or office. nice price for a good sized kit. I have big garage i want to make a bit more secure and this will do the job very nicely. Put a few stickers up on the windows and doors that you can get on ebay saying you place is video monitored and it keeps the baddies moving to the next softer target.
The NightWatcher NW8D1 CCTV kit is the ideal security solution for your home or business. It features the latest D1 DVR recording technology, providing real time record & 2 channel real time playback, high resolution recording and HDMI playback for up to 8 cameras.

The NW8D1-700-4B come with a 1.0TB hard drive, 4 x weather-proof 700 TVL day/night, high resolution cameras and all the accessories required to install your CCTV security system. The DVR will record up to 20 days** from 4 cameras; view cameras live on TV or via your smartphone from anywhere in the world using the free vMEye app*, when connected to the internet and transfer video evidence direct to a USB drive.

Real time, full screen record and playback. Supports up to 4 cameras.
Set up your DVR in minutes.
Super-sharp 700 TV lines CMOS camera.
Powerful day & night vision up to 65ft/20m.
Connect to HDTV, LCD & plasma TVs.
Protect your property.
Simultaneously view & record.

74 Comments

Original Poster

really important to have the good day and night camera otherwise you can see nothing on the playback. I will combine these with some sensor lighting.

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Product name and retailer added, thanks for sharing.

I have a night watcher kit with 500 cameras and it's good but agree about the lighting

Any deals on balaclavas?

Seriously though, are these really that much of a deterrent?

Thanks for posting been looking at getting a system but been looking at a 900TVL system. Does anyone know if there is much difference in quality between 700TVL and 900TVL cameras?

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WhiteishNoise

Any deals on balaclavas?Seriously though, are these really that much of a … Any deals on balaclavas?Seriously though, are these really that much of a deterrent?




not unless someone is watching 24/7.

if someone wants to break in and has half a brain, they will use a balaclava.

arronc

Thanks for posting been looking at getting a system but been looking at a … Thanks for posting been looking at getting a system but been looking at a 900TVL system. Does anyone know if there is much difference in quality between 700TVL and 900TVL cameras?



A 900TVL camera would give a better picture, and linked to an HD-SDI DVR would give a better recorded picture... BUT NOT on the D1 spec DVR posted here as D1 only records at a resolution of 540TVL - so might as well stick to 540TVL cameras!
If you want good recorded pictures, save up for an HD-SDI DVR ?

WhiteishNoise

Any deals on balaclavas?Seriously though, are these really that much of … Any deals on balaclavas?Seriously though, are these really that much of a deterrent?


It’s not maybe a deterrent but peace of mind.....
To me it’s more about saying what’s going on/gone on.

leon7

not unless someone is watching 24/7. if someone wants to break in and has … not unless someone is watching 24/7. if someone wants to break in and has half a brain, they will use a balaclava.




You can usually trigger units to email or maybe text you.
You can usually watch from your smart phone.
And they will record to give you maybe a chance catching the perpetrator, give images to police etc.

Now whether it works is a different matter, but it’s make me feel better that I’d know who did it if they are opportunist type villains, which is the norm, so not covered/covet usually, watch the off mainstream channels for numerous clown villains police shows.

edz222

A 900TVL camera would give a better picture, and linked to an HD-SDI DVR … A 900TVL camera would give a better picture, and linked to an HD-SDI DVR would give a better recorded picture... BUT NOT on the D1 spec DVR posted here as D1 only records at a resolution of 540TVL - so might as well stick to 540TVL cameras!If you want good recorded pictures, save up for an HD-SDI DVR ?



So is D1 not good enough for home use?

Does anyone now if they all record at D1 I notice on some of the systems on Amazon that only 1 or 2 channels record at D1 and the rest at CIF (lower)

Thanks

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WhiteishNoise

Any deals on balaclavas?Seriously though, are these really that much of … Any deals on balaclavas?Seriously though, are these really that much of a deterrent?

leon7

not unless someone is watching 24/7. if someone wants to break in and … not unless someone is watching 24/7. if someone wants to break in and has half a brain, they will use a balaclava.




house across the road from me has cctv that faces my house lol
saves me the £££ on electric

leon7

house across the road from me has cctv that faces my house lolsaves me … house across the road from me has cctv that faces my house lolsaves me the £££ on electric



Just a heads up if you do have cctv fitted it's illegal to record anything other than your own property. Also I always recommend installing a camera inside the house if a burglar does get in there's more chance of seeing the face. Also fit the dvr somewhere out of sight eg loft or wardrobe so they don't nick it with the tv. Not an expert on cctv just my opinion

Re the above commentsome clarification
Below taken direct from the information commissioners office...

Q: Can I, or my neighbour, use CCTV?
If the cameras are installed on residential property and are for personal domestic use, they are unlikely to breach the Data Protection Act. This is because the use of CCTV cameras for domestic purposes, for example, protecting a home from burglary, is exempt from the data protection principles, even if the camera overlooks the street or other areas near the house. If you are concerned about the use of domestic CCTV, it may be worth contacting your local police. However, if you or your neighbour are using CCTV for business purposes, you'll need to comply with the Act.

When you could be Breaking the Law for Having CCTV at Home
While home installation of CCTV does not fall under the jurisdiction of the Data Protection Act, if the home installation has not been carried out correctly or is being used for a purpose other than for which it was designed, then you may have a case for taking further action under totally different laws.

For example, if you have a camera which is pointed directly at another person’s property or it’s suspected that it can capture part or all of a neighbour’s property, they might have a case to take action against you under legislation covered by the Human Rights Act. They might have sufficient grounds to say that they have had their privacy violated, that your CCTV system is tantamount to harassment and even voyeurism.

rap451

So is D1 not good enough for home use?



It's good enough for watching over things, but it can be difficult to make out faces or other details depending how far away they are from the camera. The post above recommending a camera inside the house or somewhere that could get a close up of an intruder is sensible.

Doesn't it just flag any suspect activity? We had someone trying our rear door late one night, so I'm not sure this would help in those incidents?

You can take pictures or record in a public place freely

Wouldn't the burglar just cut the wire?
I would like a camera security solution just so I can tell which dog is chewing my house to bits and also to be able to check my house from anywhere

SpudGunner

Re the above commentsome clarificationBelow taken direct from the … Re the above commentsome clarificationBelow taken direct from the information commissioners office...Q: Can I, or my neighbour, use CCTV?If the cameras are installed on residential property and are for personal domestic use, they are unlikely to breach the Data Protection Act. This is because the use of CCTV cameras for domestic purposes, for example, protecting a home from burglary, is exempt from the data protection principles, even if the camera overlooks the street or other areas near the house. If you are concerned about the use of domestic CCTV, it may be worth contacting your local police. However, if you or your neighbour are using CCTV for business purposes, you'll need to comply with the Act. When you could be Breaking the Law for Having CCTV at HomeWhile home installation of CCTV does not fall under the jurisdiction of the Data Protection Act, if the home installation has not been carried out correctly or is being used for a purpose other than for which it was designed, then you may have a case for taking further action under totally different laws.For example, if you have a camera which is pointed directly at another person’s property or it’s suspected that it can capture part or all of a neighbour’s property, they might have a case to take action against you under legislation covered by the Human Rights Act. They might have sufficient grounds to say that they have had their privacy violated, that your CCTV system is tantamount to harassment and even voyeurism.



I'd love that to be the case.
We have a problem neighbour who is a CCTV freak. I personally think he's previously antagonised someone who has a vendetta against him.

Suffice to say Police have been involved as have the council but neither will do anything.

For the last few years we've simply not allowed it to wind us up, partly because we can't afford to take this down the legal route and partly because it will probably annoy him more that it doesn't appear bother us any more.

I assure you though its not paranoia on our part. the camera does nothing but look into our secure, secluded back garden / house

gr8t1

Wouldn't the burglar just cut the wire?I would like a camera security … Wouldn't the burglar just cut the wire?I would like a camera security solution just so I can tell which dog is chewing my house to bits and also to be able to check my house from anywhere



Not sure about this system but with my HD cameras you can set video tampering and notification, that means if the camera is still operating but covered with a bag for example. You can also set video loss and again notifications, this would cover a camera failure, wiring problems or being cut etc.
So if I am working on one of the cameras and I remove the Ethernet plug then within seconds I get an email to my phone warning me of the loss of that camera.

Prior to going to HD I had a pretty good D1 system and overall it was fine within its limitations but getting good quality stills, even in the brightest of light, was quite challenging. By good quality I mean images that would be useful to identify a person. But a good D1 system with their CCD sensors still produce a damn good night image, within limitations, and hold their own up against that of a CMOS based HD camera.

I can watch all of my six HD cameras via my Android phone by using the dedicated Hikvision app.

My partner has his DVR in the loft and all cameras are up at gutter height. a cable is run up the side of the house and into loft for internet connection. No cables to cut. He has already provided police with cctv ref a neighbours motorbike being stolen. You would only watch recordings if aware if an incident. Between us our cars have been damaged four times at my house, three times on my private driveway. No one ever caught. CCTV could assist in this case.

A quick questions guys please, I have a small pc that is running as a server, only takes around 17 watts per hour. could this be used as a recording system maybe connected to some ip cameras, what about quality/software. Has anyone used this method?. My brother has this system installed and the quality is damn good, I notice that these small recorders seem available from china at vastly reduced prices, thought please.

hdcctv.co.uk/pro…1bp
Edited by: "steviecross" 19th Oct 2014

If your serious about getting CCTV I wouldn't bother with this old technology. Look at the Hikvision range of ip cameras and a hikvision NVR.

I have 3 Hikvision DS-2CD2032 cameras running at 3 megapixel that I can view from anywhere in the world. The quality is amazing compared to the old 'corner shop cctv'. The cameras can be had for about 55 quid each if you use a trusted seller on Aliexpress and the NVR cost about 200 if I remember correctly.

Our area has vandals so several now have cameras bought from the police
These have ssd with recordings
Caught several peeps

To stevie cross. You need a PC with some decent spec to be running CCTV software effectively. A lot of people use blueiris software but it all depends on how many cameras you have and what spec they are recording at.

I bought the zmodo dvr with 4 poe cameras.

really easy install and good apps for pc/iphone/android.

its only 4 port and 1tb but was about £225.

720p too.

wooden top

To stevie cross. You need a PC with some decent spec to be running CCTV … To stevie cross. You need a PC with some decent spec to be running CCTV software effectively. A lot of people use blueiris software but it all depends on how many cameras you have and what spec they are recording at.

Right thanks, just a small itx celeron system. so plan B then, thanks

I'd recommend the Saance kit off amazon.

I'm not voting on this - it seems a reasonable price for what you get - however I've been a cop in a rough-ish North East city for 26 years and have seen the lengths that the courts expect a prosecution team to go to in order to secure a conviction in terms of CCTV footage - the bar is set very, very high indeed.

If you want to buy a camera system for peace of mind then that is your choice. If I had a finite amount of money I would be far more inclined to spend a reasonable sum on physical security - better doors (composite doors are extremely strong - ask my colleagues who have to kick them in, panting, sweating and cursing, from time to time), more secure windows (sometimes it just needs an extra lock or two on the windows to make them as secure as they would really need to be) and even getting into a routine where you check your locks when leaving the house or have some sort of latch system when you're in the house - a lot of burglaries are opportunist sneak-ins where a villain will just try a few door handles to see which is unlocked.

Put it this way, I know how many burglaries there are where I work and live. Not many, frankly. Would I install CCTV? Probably not. Would I have a little bit of extra physical security? Yes, why not..... If my house is a harder target than the next house, then the burglar will more than likely seek the easiest target.

By all means fit a few cheap dummy "dome" style cameras as a deterrent. The strong likelihood is that a burglar, if they choose to attack a house that has CCTV, will wear a cap or mask.

lazy_sheep

I have a night watcher kit with 500 cameras and it's good but agree about … I have a night watcher kit with 500 cameras and it's good but agree about the lighting


That's a lot of cameras.

This is re-badged Floureon and price is about £160 on flebay. Its not bad kit for home users, but cameras at night without lightning are poor... Inbuilt IR leds can easily brighten area up to 5 meters indoors, outdoors you would need some additional IR lightning if you plan using from 3 meter. Picture quality daytime is nice, night time quality will depend on light amount.

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/ODAwWDgwMA==/z/PVUAAOSwq7JUBBxk/$_57.JPG

wooden top

If your serious about getting CCTV I wouldn't bother with this old … If your serious about getting CCTV I wouldn't bother with this old technology. Look at the Hikvision range of ip cameras and a hikvision NVR.I have 3 Hikvision DS-2CD2032 cameras running at 3 megapixel that I can view from anywhere in the world. The quality is amazing compared to the old 'corner shop cctv'. The cameras can be had for about 55 quid each if you use a trusted seller on Aliexpress and the NVR cost about 200 if I remember correctly.



Same here did an install this week and the Hikvision dvr i installed cost more than this system, not trying to put anyone off buying just its cheap for a reason

scrumpypaul

I'm not voting on this - it seems a reasonable price for what you get - … I'm not voting on this - it seems a reasonable price for what you get - however I've been a cop in a rough-ish North East city for 26 years and have seen the lengths that the courts expect a prosecution team to go to in order to secure a conviction in terms of CCTV footage - the bar is set very, very high indeed.If you want to buy a camera system for peace of mind then that is your choice. If I had a finite amount of money I would be far more inclined to spend a reasonable sum on physical security - better doors (composite doors are extremely strong - ask my colleagues who have to kick them in, panting, sweating and cursing, from time to time), more secure windows (sometimes it just needs an extra lock or two on the windows to make them as secure as they would really need to be) and even getting into a routine where you check your locks when leaving the house or have some sort of latch system when you're in the house - a lot of burglaries are opportunist sneak-ins where a villain will just try a few door handles to see which is unlocked.Put it this way, I know how many burglaries there are where I work and live. Not many, frankly. Would I install CCTV? Probably not. Would I have a little bit of extra physical security? Yes, why not..... If my house is a harder target than the next house, then the burglar will more than likely seek the easiest target.By all means fit a few cheap dummy "dome" style cameras as a deterrent. The strong likelihood is that a burglar, if they choose to attack a house that has CCTV, will wear a cap or mask.



Yes thats a common problem even for a £10,000 system if someone has a baraclava/cap/mask on

scrumpypaul

I'm not voting on this - it seems a reasonable price for what you get - … I'm not voting on this - it seems a reasonable price for what you get - however I've been a cop in a rough-ish North East city for 26 years and have seen the lengths that the courts expect a prosecution team to go to in order to secure a conviction in terms of CCTV footage - the bar is set very, very high indeed.If you want to buy a camera system for peace of mind then that is your choice. If I had a finite amount of money I would be far more inclined to spend a reasonable sum on physical security - better doors (composite doors are extremely strong - ask my colleagues who have to kick them in, panting, sweating and cursing, from time to time), more secure windows (sometimes it just needs an extra lock or two on the windows to make them as secure as they would really need to be) and even getting into a routine where you check your locks when leaving the house or have some sort of latch system when you're in the house - a lot of burglaries are opportunist sneak-ins where a villain will just try a few door handles to see which is unlocked.Put it this way, I know how many burglaries there are where I work and live. Not many, frankly. Would I install CCTV? Probably not. Would I have a little bit of extra physical security? Yes, why not..... If my house is a harder target than the next house, then the burglar will more than likely seek the easiest target.By all means fit a few cheap dummy "dome" style cameras as a deterrent. The strong likelihood is that a burglar, if they choose to attack a house that has CCTV, will wear a cap or mask.


Agreed, but most theives are thick - the amount of them that will practically kiss the camera just goes to show.

noticed this on amazon.whats the difference between 960 and D1?

amazon.co.uk/gp/…FXQ

SoupDragon1

noticed this on amazon.whats the difference between 960 and … noticed this on amazon.whats the difference between 960 and D1?http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00K9HHNTU/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=AVLIGT5QDDFXQ



960 refers to the number of horizontal pixels. D1 equals 700 (ish) pixels and so 960h is more "widescreen". Still has the analogue limitations of relatively poorer images over that of HD, but cheaper.

Thanks VimesUK,
so is this a better spec?

mat2090

You can take pictures or record in a public place freely



Once we went to Trafford Centre and my wife saw a dress that she thought would be ideal for my daughter, and the shop assistant stopped her from taking a picture. She claimed that was policy of the shopping Centre and her own store as they would loose business.

Then she proceeded to give a catalog and pointed out the same dress so we could order the item on line!

so Trafford Center (and I'm guessing that other shopping places) have the same no pics policy.

P:)

SoupDragon1

Thanks VimesUK,so is this a better spec?



Not really....

~I sort of hesitate to write this but I have installed bother analogue and HD systems, only for myself and one or two others, and I would no more look to buy a single complete kit than I would not build my own PC. I would want control over the components etc and whilst I can appreciate that it will have a visual deterrent I am reminded of "Buy cheap and buy twice" when looking at either kits.

I would not use BNC type cable to connect the cameras to the DVR. I would use external grade Ethernet with baluns and 2.5mm DC connectors if using analogue or just crimp an Ethernet plug etc if using a POE HD camera.

If all you want is a visual deterrent then perhaps consider some reasonable dummy cameras but if you expect to have a reasonable CCTV system which can capture useful images then look towards something like the Hikvisions noted in this thread and a NVR.

I have six Hikvision cameras HD 3MP cameras set up with a Hikvision NVR and a Netgear POE 8 port switch. The NVR is fitted with a 4TB WD Purple HD for continuous recording with motion detection flagged.

Take a look over at Aliexpress or ebay and have a read about the differences between analogue and HD cameras and systems and then decide what will meet your needs and budget.
Have a look over at YouTube as they have some videos showing comparisons between HD and Analogue.

Edited by: "VimesUK" 19th Oct 2014

Vimesuk,
OK,will do thanks for you answers to my question

wooden top

If your serious about getting CCTV I wouldn't bother with this old … If your serious about getting CCTV I wouldn't bother with this old technology. Look at the Hikvision range of ip cameras and a hikvision NVR.I have 3 Hikvision DS-2CD2032 cameras running at 3 megapixel that I can view from anywhere in the world. The quality is amazing compared to the old 'corner shop cctv'. The cameras can be had for about 55 quid each if you use a trusted seller on Aliexpress and the NVR cost about 200 if I remember correctly.


I am using the same cameras, like you bought from aliexpress:
aliexpress.com/ite…tml (just under 68 punds delivered by DHL)
I was thinking about an NVR but i already had a POE switch so I added another VM to my low power esxi server and installed free version nvr software. Have changed that software a few times but it they run fine. Currently trying out xprotect free version, very slick software, but lots of limitations on the free version.
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