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Nightwatcher DIY 500GB 4 Channel Full D1 4 Camera 520TVL CCTV Kit £129.99 @ Ebuyer Free Delevery
Nightwatcher DIY 500GB 4 Channel Full D1 4 Camera 520TVL CCTV Kit £129.99 @ Ebuyer Free Delevery

Nightwatcher DIY 500GB 4 Channel Full D1 4 Camera 520TVL CCTV Kit £129.99 @ Ebuyer Free Delevery

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Cracking deal from ebuyer with this CCTV set - we have had a string of burglaries in the area and this is by far the cheapest going !!

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Does anyone know if it will be okay for me to add another 500gb in this to make it 1tb, or if possible me adding a 1tb after taking out the 500gb inside? Thank you.

Hi Usmaniac.

The system above is using extremely basic 520tvl camera's nowadays 700 are the norm for analogue based systems, recording wise these record at around 414,000 pixels or lower, please also note the recorder does not state if its D1/960H quality on the recordings and frame rates. Based on the advertised 500gb hdd I would expect 7 days footage in D1 quality at 25fps to be recorded before the HDD is full, maybe this recorder only records at 6 frames in which case 18days is almost in reach? this would give you very choppy playback, and the quality wont quite be what your after, especially at night time *no advertised IR length so I suspect 10m max*

520tvl? Better off with an original gameboy with a camera attachment

So what is a better system then? I am wanting a cctv system for my house.

I would recommend getting an IP based system with 4 cameras at 1.3MP quality with a 2tb recorder, this should provide around 3 weeks of recordings based on using 12 frames per second recording.

Edited by: "bencompston" 24th Jun 2014

bencompston

I would recommend getting an IP based system with 4 cameras at 1.3MP … I would recommend getting an IP based system with 4 cameras at 1.3MP quality with a 2tb recorder, this should provide around 3 weeks of recordings based on using 12 frames per second recording.



Do you know which one to get and where from

I agree with the comments regarding the low res cameras. You could build yourself a pretty decent 500GB 4 camera (700tvl) setup for £145-ish if you shop around on ebay buying individually.

700TVL Cameras £18 each including cable
DVR around £40-50
500GB Drive, around £25
4 way 12V power adapter for cameras around £10

this is something i was looking at the other day, i'd like three a four cameras but its so confusing....

i was hoping to store the DVR in the loft and all the camera into it up there, assumed that would be easier, do you think with the DVR in the loft it can cope with the cold or would it pack in.


what is this one like, too cheap...





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Edited by: "essexgangsta" 24th Jun 2014

I've been looking at getting something like this but a lot of them just look naff to me including this one. Its cheap but as mentioned above i'm sure you can build your own better setup for less. Browsing around ebay theres hundreds of DVR's and its pretty damn confusing if you dont know what you're getting but the DVR's is the major part of the equation so you want something decent. Where i would be putting mine there is no internet so i would need to setup mobile internet (3g) and connect to it wirelessly meaning i need a system that supports USB dongles. Easier said than done as half of them dont tell you squat! Dont suppose anyone knows of any good ones?

No point you can't see detail. Need HD minimum!

bencompston

I would recommend getting an IP based system with 4 cameras at 1.3MP … I would recommend getting an IP based system with 4 cameras at 1.3MP quality with a 2tb recorder, this should provide around 3 weeks of recordings based on using 12 frames per second recording.



12 fps? You need 24 unless you like pure judder playback.

freakstyler

700TVL Cameras £18 each including cable



£18 including cable, it will be rubbish!

What's this a picture of I hear you all ask? >

https://libcom.org/files/images/library/black-square.jpg

No it's not a picture of the England trophy cupboard, although that's a pretty good guess, no it's the picture you'll get from this great CCTV setup. Look copper he stole my bike!

Take a look at this which is a nice system.

ebay.co.uk/itm…fe0

Remember that the very best cameras in the world will be no good if the DVR isn't up to much and you do get what you pay for.

Also bear in mind that you might need to use the footage as evidence in a court case and it's a desperate disappointment if you find what you spent good money on isn't up to the job.

A neighbour & I had CCTV fitted and when the house next door was being renovated some young scroats decided it would be fun to set it on fire. The idiots didn't check they were being recorded and thanks to us both being alert they were arrested at the scene and the CCTV evidence was pivotal to a conviction of arson with reckless endangerment, which is a serious offence.

Unfortunately one of them decided to appeal and thanks to an irascible judge who thought the prosecution barrister should be an AV technician threw the case out when he couldn't work out how to get the footage to play!

DarkBat1

12 fps? You need 24 unless you like pure judder playback.


Not necessarily, it obviously depends on how quickly an object in view is moving. In many cases 12 fps is more than adequate.


fishmaster

What's this a picture of I hear you all ask? No it's not a picture of the … What's this a picture of I hear you all ask? >No it's not a picture of the England trophy cupboard, although that's a pretty good guess, no it's the picture you'll get from this great CCTV setup. Look copper he stole my bike!



Harsh

montana78

Harsh



Yeah I know, they once switched the light on in the England trophy cupboard and there was a bottle of Vim in there, sadly none of the players had drunk any of it.

Thoughtful

Take a look at this which is a nice … Take a look at this which is a nice system.http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-TB-700-TVL-Sony-Effio-Exview-HAD-QVIS-4-Camera-CCTV-System-View-On-Mobile-/141056315360?pt=UK_CCTV&hash=item20d79c8fe0



It is.(_;)

I was just going to mention that if anyone wanted a half reasonable dvr then buy a QVIS dvr. QVIS tend to be rebranded Dahua dvr's, I have a Dahua and it's been very good.

To view images on your phone remotely and if your home IP address is dynamic, which it is with Virgin it's useful with the Dahua dvr's that they provide free Dynamic DNS, meaning that it will keep track of your IP address if changes.



Edited by: "merckx" 24th Jun 2014

merckx

It is.(_;)I was just going to mention that if anyone wanted a half … It is.(_;)I was just going to mention that if anyone wanted a half reasonable dvr then buy a QVIS dvr. QVIS tend to be rebranded Dahua dvr's, I have a Dahua and it's been very good.To view images on your phone remotely and if your home IP address is dynamic, which it is with Virgin it's useful with the Dahua dvr's that they provide free Dynamic DNS, meaning that it will keep track of your IP address if changes.



thanks, the ip address bit dont get.... im with SKY broadband so i guess it will work with this broadband.


seen this one aswell, slightly cheaper but i guess maybe the cameras are diffferent on this one

4ch camera

Edited by: "essexgangsta" 24th Jun 2014

2 weeks ago, I got a 600 tvl 4 camera system with 1tb, off eBay with best offer for £130.

essexgangsta

thanks, the ip address bit dont get.... im with SKY broadband so i guess … thanks, the ip address bit dont get.... im with SKY broadband so i guess it will work with this broadband.




Yes it will work with Sky.

The Dynamic DNS, means you can associate a domain with your external IP address, meaning that if your external IP address changes then it is still associated with your domain. This means you can enter the domain and port in to your iphone or laptop and remote view/admin the system.

Example:

External IP: 76.56.45.123 port 8080 you enter these details in your phone and all is well, you can see the cameras remotely. Your ISP now changes the IP to 76.45.56.124, you don't know it's changed or ever what the IP is, now you can't view your cameras.

The solutions is to use a DDNS service so you get for example [email protected]ddns.org port 8080 which is linked to your external IP, if the external IP changes this doesn't matter as it automatically gets associated with your domain address. So you're using the domain instead of an IP. If you know your IP is static, meaning it never changes, then you don't need DDNS.

See:

en.wikipedia.org/wik…DNS

"It is used to resolve a well-known domain name to an IP address that may change frequently. It provides a persistent addressing method for devices that change their location or configuration."

The other piece of advice I'd give is to install at least one microphone, and they only cost around £5.00 each. Seeing someone at your door is one thing, hearing them discussing dirty deeds is another and if you're installing a system then it's something well worth including.

merckx

£18 including cable, it will be rubbish!



Maybe, maybe not.

Been looking into this the last few weeks and going down the IP route myself with Hikvision.

One quick question to ask.

If i install my NVR in the loft how would i be able to see this on my TV and use the remote etc. I don't think having a 35m HDMI cable would be the best thing.

Hikvision 3 mp IP Daytime and Night pic below.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v424/ljw2k/HikvisionRear_20140624172956_20140624172959_5910588.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v424/ljw2k/HikvisionRear_20140624221140_20140624221145_5697175.jpg





Edited by: "n0chex" 25th Jun 2014

What model camera is that, looks very impressive. I've just bought 4 of these ds-2cd2032-i

Hikvision 3mp ds-2cd2032-i

that looks quality. I'm looking for something of that quality to get working with Xpenology/Surveillance Station on my Proliant.

You can View my DVR .....You must be a magician as I don't have one

Not sure what you mean and not sure what you mean by " Thanks for the delete" please elaborate.

n0chex

You can View my DVR .....You must be a magician as I don't have one



If you don't mind me asking how do you then get footage off the camera? Interested in good quality CCTV cameras and came across the Hikvision will researching and understand it has an Ethernet port and a power port? Do you run a long ethernet cable as well as a power cable of some kind or is there a special cable you need and then it connects to something other than a DVR?

Thanks in advance

Mods why was this comment removed by a poster.



A word of warning to any one with a cctv system with a dvr recorder, You won't believe how easy they are to hack. Anyone with a very basic knowledge can view your cctv and view you dvr, even change your settings etc...Once hacked, changing your password , ip addy etc doesn't work. Please be aware that the only safe way is to not let your dvr have access to your router.

mod

From what I can see n0chex the poster is removing his own comments

hasan6958

If you don't mind me asking how do you then get footage off the camera? … If you don't mind me asking how do you then get footage off the camera? Interested in good quality CCTV cameras and came across the Hikvision will researching and understand it has an Ethernet port and a power port? Do you run a long ethernet cable as well as a power cable of some kind or is there a special cable you need and then it connects to something other than a DVR?Thanks in advance



The 2032's I bought have POE so only 1 cable needed I used CAT5e outdoor stuff
Regards the recording my computer is on 24/7 as it is very eco friendly and uses very little power and all my recordings are done to a Western Digital Purple 2TB Drive and Hikvision IVMS-4200 PCNVR software which is free to download from Hikvisions site.

andywedge

From what I can see n0chex the poster is removing his own comments



Thanks Andy and I take it as a Threat when he says he is watching me and he is PMSL and something about he is deleting stuff.

n0chex

The 2032's I bought have POE so only 1 cable needed I used CAT5e outdoor … The 2032's I bought have POE so only 1 cable needed I used CAT5e outdoor stuff Regards the recording my computer is on 24/7 as it is very eco friendly and uses very little power and all my recordings are done to a Western Digital Purple 2TB Drive and Hikvision IVMS-4200 PCNVR software which is free to download from Hikvisions site.



Ah exactly what I was looking for, thanks very much. Will have a closer look into it all too

Sorry didn't mean i was watching you, was just tryng to warn people that cctv dvr's are very viewable online and the recorded images can be viewed has well. Please beware everyone.

If you are letting the dvr/pc to be viewed external ie smart phone/ pc etc.. you are opening up yourself to people accessing the same thing has your viewing. All that is needed is your ip addy and nothing else. please be aware.

PMSL just looked at the image/picture are you spying on your neighbour? You do know that you should be blanking out there garden. Its not legal to view other peoples property and is an invasion of privacy. Please correct me if you have rights to the images.
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