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Old 03-25-18, 04:19 PM
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Installing security camera system quesitons

I'm thinking of installing a security camera system for my home.

This is the system i'm looking at
https://www.costco.com/Lorex-8CH-4K-...100367618.html

The problem for me is drilling holes into the wall of the house... I'm afraid i might hit the electrical wiring or a water pipes and how to run all the wires to the NVR..

What are some good guides/advice for installing security camera system?

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Old 03-25-18, 05:38 PM
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You need to have an installation plan from the start. You need to map out your wiring path.

Where will the cameras be installed.... all outside ?
All up high ?
Is there an attic ?
Where is the NVR going ?
Have you run wiring inside a home before ?

With most of the systems I install..... the cameras are mounted up high on the house and the cable runs thru the soffit, thru the attic and down to the NVR. If you've had no experience running wiring inside walls in your house.... you should try to find a friend that has.
 
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Old 03-25-18, 07:27 PM
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One of my best purchases (both as a tech, and as a homeowner) was a quality stud-finder that has the electrical wiring and metal sensing features. I've avoided many annoying and potentially costly errors with a gadget that cost around 25 dollars (10+ years ago). Now, the equivalent is still going to be under 40 dollars in most markets.
 
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are you talking about this?

so security camera system is not one of the DIY projects then ??
 
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I know you didn't really ask about this... but... I installed a wireless security camera system. There are 4 cams and they wirelessly connect to a base station which connects to your house wi-fi. No cables to run, and the cams use 4 CR123 batteries which last 5-6 months. This has worked great for me. The system I installed was Arlo brand and I got it thru amazon.
 
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I use an older version of this model: https://www.zircon.com/tools/multiscanner-340/

Installing cameras is very much within a DIY context; it just take a bit of fore-thought and planning.
 
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Old 04-12-18, 08:50 AM
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looks like those 4K cameras will only record at 15fps at the moment...

I found a helpful guide with pictures
https://www.howtogeek.com/307625/how...camera-system/

It will cost quite a bit for my case to put in security camera system (tax no included)

$800 for the 4K camera system
$240-$290 for the 28'-32' extension ladder
$30 for the stud finder
$15-$25 for the fish tape
exterior caulk, PoE cables , etc..

I don't want to put a lot of holes in my house so i'll just run all the cables into the garage attic and into my office. I might have to buy those long cable. I don't know if 60' PoE cables would be enough
 
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Rent the ladder, unless you needed one, anyway.

Camera systems, especially good optics, are costly...
 
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NVR vs DVR ?

https://www.costco.com/Q-See-8-Chann...100397517.html

I don't know how reliable is Q-See brand but six 4K camera system for $500 is a good price. It is DVR though..
 
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A DVR is a digital video recorder.
An NVR is a network video recorder and is needed for cameras that connect via cat5/6 cable. Also called POE cameras. They get their operating power over the cat. wire from the NVR.

You can access both units from the internet.

That's a basic homeowner type system.
The basic systems I install.... the cameras start around $175 each and a 2TB NVR is roughly $400.
 
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Old 05-06-18, 08:52 PM
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That 4K system fro $500 is not a good idea (7 fps?) I see they have those 4K cameras that will also record audio but it's $330 per camera.
 
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