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    Need a good cctv recommendation

    Afternoon all

    Im looking for a good cctv home system recommendation please.

    Im not up to date with what the requirements are, all i know is id like it to be good quality images day and night and id like to be able to view the footage on my phone. Also being able to have the cameras start recording when motion is detected and an alert sent to my phone too.

    max budget is probably £250 and I only need two cameras front and back of house.

    Many thanks

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    We looked in maplin and they had a swan system that looked good within your budget. Perhaps go on and talk to them

    The cheapest option will be diy system. There are loads in the market but most them are hard to configure and maintain. In my opinion a traditional system with DVR for 24hour recording is useless. I would recommend newly launched nest outdoor cam, with cloud recording and instant notifications on your smartphone.

    johnlewis.com/nes….ds
    Edited by: "ihotuk" 16th Dec 2016

    if I was you I'd be looking at a POE system that is full HD , CCTV is great but most of the time the images are rubbish I'd only be looking at HD systems

    It's all down to budget, how many cameras you want and the coverage , but ultimately the purpose. A budget set for example : amazon.co.uk/FLO…ctv

    I personally would go (for home) with a PoE set (Power Over Ethernet). The overall cost to run them is very low, the cabling is never an issue (100m length) and they're easy as hell to use. Anything from 720p+ is ideal for most people....but take a look on Amazon for CCTV PoE and you'll most get great reviews.
    Edited by: "TANDY" 16th Dec 2016

    or another option is Netgear - bang on your budget. With 7day free cloud recording.

    amazon.co.uk/Arl…h=1

    TANDY

    It's all down to budget, how many cameras you want and the coverage , but … It's all down to budget, how many cameras you want and the coverage , but ultimately the purpose. A budget set for example : https://www.amazon.co.uk/FLOUREON-P4-D4A5008-CCTV-Serveillance-Camera/dp/B01IVU4Y52/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1481893942&sr=8-3&keywords=cctv I personally would go (for home) with a PoE set (Power Over Ethernet). The overall cost to run them is very low, the cabling is never an issue (100m length) and they're easy as hell to use. Anything from 720p+ is ideal for most people....but take a look on Amazon for CCTV PoE and you'll most get great reviews.


    These systems had their time, but its out of date now. DVR solutions are not the answer.
    What will do if the dvr is stolen, you'll end up with no recording and its a hell of a nightmare to enable these boxes for cloud recording and smartphone notifications. I wouldn't even go near it.

    Original Poster

    how would the sustem get stolen? its a camera 10 feet up on side of house.

    i think digital is better especially this one come with 2 megapixel camera and three year warrenty

    amazon.co.uk/d/S…h=1

    We have a really good swann system from maplin. They were great instore and if you catch a deal on ts a good bargain. Nght and day quality are great x

    Personally I'd go with what I have. Which is a Hikvision 4mp camera, paired up with a Hikvision NVR + a Purple WD drive. You can also get a POE model (although mine isn't). The quality is excellent and are very reliable from what I've read. You can also save a load if you order from China with custom firmware.

    what josh said ^^^^ id go with .I have a few poe and a minimum of 720 is poor quality (I know people will disagree here ) but at least with anything more higher than 720 you'll have something a little more future proof and it will also work with numberplate recognition ..

    bbfb123

    how would the sustem get stolen? its a camera 10 feet up on side of house.


    I know that camera can't be stolen. I'm talking about the video recorder aka DVR.
    Edited by: "ihotuk" 16th Dec 2016

    joshp

    Personally I'd go with what I have. Which is a Hikvision 4mp camera, … Personally I'd go with what I have. Which is a Hikvision 4mp camera, paired up with a Hikvision NVR + a Purple WD drive. You can also get a POE model (although mine isn't). The quality is excellent and are very reliable from what I've read. You can also save a load if you order from China with custom firmware.


    Are you for real
    It is the most vulnerable cctv system on the market, don't take my word, just google hikvision and see it yourself.
    plus its Chinese company not just made in china but designed in china, which makes it a terrible choice.

    theregister.co.uk/201…ts/
    Edited by: "ihotuk" 16th Dec 2016

    Original Poster

    So i still dont have a clear answer here...

    Is a 1080p poe system my best bet? What about nightvision? whats best?

    ihotuk

    Are you for realIt is the most vulnerable cctv system on the market, … Are you for realIt is the most vulnerable cctv system on the market, don't take my word, just google hikvision and see it yourself.plus its Chinese company not just made in china but designed in china, which makes it a terrible choice.http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/21/hikvision_dvrs_wide_open_to_hacking_say_security_analysts/



    "Are you for real" well that's makes you sound childish right of the bat.... (_;)

    Because your average burglar who wants to get in and out as quick as possible is going to 'hack' into your network and remotely disable the CCTV camera knowing it is there and recording.. and then it only mentions the vulnerability on certain models, over 2 years ago.

    They would need to do it prior to the crime because for all they know the footage would be saved to another source.

    Perhaps for a bank heist, but extremely unlikely for the average household. Also Hikvision are well known for making decent cameras.

    Edited by: "joshp" 16th Dec 2016

    Look at the Arlo system. Comes out on top of many security camera reviews and is completely wireless.

    Original Poster

    andyb83

    Look at the Arlo system. Comes out on top of many security camera reviews … Look at the Arlo system. Comes out on top of many security camera reviews and is completely wireless.



    ​seems overpriced for a 720p system

    joshp

    "Are you for real" well that's makes you sound childish right of the … "Are you for real" well that's makes you sound childish right of the bat.... (_;)Because your average burglar who wants to get in and out as quick as possible is going to 'hack' into your network and remotely disable the CCTV camera knowing it is there and recording.. and then it only mentions the vulnerability on certain models, over 2 years ago. They would need to do it prior to the crime because for all they know the footage would be saved to another source. Perhaps for a bank heist, but extremely unlikely for the average household. Also Hikvision are well known for making decent cameras.



    If you want to live in the dark ages, you are welcome to do so, its your choice. But the age of wired cctv is well and truly over, thats why they are going cheap.

    about hikvision, the hack story is not 2 years old, they were under attack september 2015
    ipvm.com/rep…dal

    Not just that this company is controlled by the chineese government.(42% government stake) I don't even go anywhere near a system which is controlled by any government, and this one even worse. I can understand why you are defending and prising hikvision, coz your are stuck with it. Good luck

    thetimes.co.uk/art…6gv



    Edited by: "ihotuk" 16th Dec 2016

    ihotuk

    If you want to live in the dark ages, you are welcome to do so, its your … If you want to live in the dark ages, you are welcome to do so, its your choice. But the age of wired cctv is well and truly over, thats why they are going cheap. about hikvision, the hack story is not 2 years old, they were under attack september 2015 (https://ipvm.com/reports/the-hikvision-hacking-scandal) not just that this company is controlled by the chineese government.(42% government stake) I don't even go anywhere near a system which is controlled by any government, and this one even worse. I can understand why you are defending and prising hikvision, coz your are stuck with it. Good luckhttp://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/fears-over-rise-of-chinese-cctv-m0j3bt6gv



    Stuck with it? X)

    I could sell the camera and NVR for more than I paid, fact. I really couldn't care less about Hikvision as a brand, I'm just saying my experience.

    I'm done with your nonsense as clearly you're deluded.

    joshp

    Stuck with it? X)I could sell the camera and NVR for more than I paid, … Stuck with it? X)I could sell the camera and NVR for more than I paid, fact. I really couldn't care less about Hikvision as a brand, I'm just saying my experience. I'm done with your nonsense as clearly you're deluded.



    oh really, when it comes to facts, you shut yourself out.

    Original Poster

    quite an interesting debate you guys are having but can we get back to the original question?

    For £250, go for an AHD or TVI system. There is some 4-in-one stuff on the market that works on all formats, the resolution is really good nowadays too. I would avoid China (poor support and warranty) and Maplin Swann stuff is overpriced.

    For wireless, it will work for some but won't for others.. And it is slightly easier to hack, unless you use Hikvision which my 2yr old can hack.. Haha
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