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Where do I get cheap minute cctv cameras?

October 2, 2011 by admin  
Filed under CCTV Cameras

I need small concealable cctv cameras that I can monitor on the internet, where can I get cheap WIRELESS ones that I can afford to help me monitor around my compound?
Also which ones are better, big or small; cable or wireless type?

Firstly if you want to use a wireless kit they start from around £150 if you want a display so you can be in the other room viewing it. However if no display is needed then just the wireless camera and receiver will cost around £50.

Now, another option would be to use a Covert Camera (link 2 below). Most of the covert cameras have a built in power supply (Battery pack) so you can charge them up and then place it in a location you want to monitor. The Covert cameras use either Micro SD or standard SD cards as there Hard Drive to store the data on and hence you can get any size you want, usually up to around 30GB. This will store a week or two of video depending on the video quality and frame rate. A factor to take into account with covert cameras is that you will need to recharge them atleast every few hours depending on the battery life. Would you be able to go and charge them without people realising their location in the compound? Remember covert cameras can be viewed on displays if they have receivers but not over the internet.

The DVR will have to be connected to the internet using an ethernet cable. In the DVR setup you will then be able to create a web address and password. You can then access this on your iPhone or laptop anywhere in the world. The majority of cheaper DVRs around £150 have the internet feature and all the more expensive ones will have them as standard (link 5 below).

Give West Midlands Electrics a call if you have any more problems or need any more advice and they would be more than happy to help.

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One Response to “Where do I get cheap minute cctv cameras?”
  1. gurmukh says:

    Firstly if you want to use a wireless kit they start from around £150 if you want a display so you can be in the other room viewing it. However if no display is needed then just the wireless camera and receiver will cost around £50.

    Now, another option would be to use a Covert Camera (link 2 below). Most of the covert cameras have a built in power supply (Battery pack) so you can charge them up and then place it in a location you want to monitor. The Covert cameras use either Micro SD or standard SD cards as there Hard Drive to store the data on and hence you can get any size you want, usually up to around 30GB. This will store a week or two of video depending on the video quality and frame rate. A factor to take into account with covert cameras is that you will need to recharge them atleast every few hours depending on the battery life. Would you be able to go and charge them without people realising their location in the compound? Remember covert cameras can be viewed on displays if they have receivers but not over the internet.

    If you want to view your CCTV cameras over the internet the only way will be to purchase a DVR (Digital Video Recorder) with the feature to stream onto the internet. This will require you to use cabling to connect the camera to the DVR unless you have a wireless transmitter (link 4 below). A transmitter connected to the camera and the reciever connected to the DVR.

    The DVR will have to be connected to the internet using an ethernet cable. In the DVR setup you will then be able to create a web address and password. You can then access this on your iPhone or laptop anywhere in the world. The majority of cheaper DVRs around £150 have the internet feature and all the more expensive ones will have them as standard (link 5 below).

    So you best bet is to get wired cameras if possible as they produce the best quality images and have a fixed power supply. You can purchase CCTV kits and install them yourself, but if its alittle over your head get a reputable CCTV installer to do it for you, this is key if you want them to not stand out. Wireless cameras should only be a last resort as image quality can be affected by the range between the DVR and the camera and interference.

    Give West Midlands Electrics a call if you have any more problems or need any more advice and they would be more than happy to help.
    References :
    http://www.wmestore.co.uk
    http://www.wmestore.co.uk/cctv/cameras-1/covert.html
    http://www.wmestore.co.uk/cctv/cameras-1.html
    http://www.wmestore.co.uk/cctv/wireless-transmitters.html
    http://www.wmestore.co.uk/cctv/digital-recorders/standard-1.html

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