security camera questions?

bill_hJune 13, 2005

i would like to set up a camera to watch my dog kennel, i have an older vcr, and i have seen these inexpensive cameras. what i want to do is record a 24 hr tape, if this is possible. what do i need to do this? can i do this? or do i need a bunch of expensive equipment?

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You will need a special VCR to record 24hr tape. Don't know how expensive they are. I would look into digital and record on your hardrive of your PC.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2005 at 8:48AM
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That's right. You need a special vcr or dvr that records "snapshots" at a specified rate like once per second.

These guys were the first hit from Google "security vcr"

Here is a link that might be useful: Security VCR

    Bookmark   June 13, 2005 at 3:24PM
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thanks bill g that link helped. now if iam smart enough to get it to work with my p/c thats the question.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2005 at 6:57PM
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Our DVR system at work records more than once a second. I looks like regular video.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2005 at 8:16PM
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The XCAM2 seems to be a good, and cheap, option. It's not great at night (very bad picture), but for security purposes, people say it does the job. I'm getting one for my house (3 toddlers rooms and gameroom). It broadcasts to your tv, remotely, and triggers the VCR to record when it senses motion. Cool stuff!

Here is a link that might be useful: XCAM2 Info and sales page

    Bookmark   June 24, 2005 at 11:12PM
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You can use a security DVR unit for that. This
4 channel security camera DVR unit even has network capability so that once you set it up you can view remotely over the internet.

Here is a link that might be useful: best source for video surveillance/ home security camera system, Network IP camera and other CCTV related products.

    Bookmark   September 5, 2007 at 8:16PM
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