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i am wanting to put up a simple two camera(one back one front garden) type cctv system ... frankly i am befuddled!

 

i have read reviews and trawled through loads of info but i am no wiser..

 

i had cctv many years ago and it was just a camera that plugged in and a wire connecting it to a vcr to record...

now i'm seeing 'earthnet' and 'wifi' and nvr/dvr

 

can't find the dummies guide to cctv purchasing/installation so here i am asking

 

the main questions are...

in a wired system..

 

does it need wiring to the router? or does wired just mean wiring to the dvr which could be in a room close to where the camera is sited, and not involve cabling going round the house...other than the cable from the second camera at the back of the house i presume?

 

wifi system...

so these cameras need to be wired to a power source but the picture signal is sent wirelessly to the dvr box..

does this dvr box need to be plugged into a router ?

 

is one system better than the other?

 

 

appreciate any help or recommendations and apologise if these questions are a bit on the 'basic' side

 

thanks....kit

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... frankly i am befuddled!

 

i have read reviews and trawled through loads of info but i am no wiser..

 

i had cctv many years ago and it was just a camera that plugged in and a wire connecting it to a vcr to record...

 

In the interests of keeping this very simple, what I would recommend is that you just buy a cheap 4-Channel DVR with BNC connectors.

 

Just connect the cameras to the DVR in a secure place, and the DVR to a monitor, and then worry about all the internet and viewing on mobile phone stuff later. You can get up and running and secure in a few hours, and if you are a technophobe I suspect you will never bother with all the more complicated stuff. It will be just like the system you used to have, only much better quality images.

 

Something like this, but you can find cheaper.

 

Good luck.

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Basic system ....coax and power 2 core for most cctv cameras back to dvr

Cat 5 cable to router OR homeplug type device IF you require remote access

HD System ( eg TVI Cameras 1080p Hikvision )same as above

IP System cat 5 replaces your coax and power and will go to your nvr

You can run cat5 to standard or HD cameras but you will have to use a balun ( a connector on the end of the cable )

Pros and cons

Only fitting TVI at moment as the system is backwards compatible and costs are not much more than basic , max resolution 2.4mp but 3.0mp coming

IP higher resolution up to 4K but no standard ,so one brand may not work with another , may need some network configuration experience to get up and running ...

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Basic system ....coax and power 2 core for most cctv cameras back to dvr

Cat 5 cable to router OR homeplug type device IF you require remote access

HD System ( eg TVI Cameras 1080p Hikvision )same as above

IP System cat 5 replaces your coax and power and will go to your nvr

You can run cat5 to standard or HD cameras but you will have to use a balun ( a connector on the end of the cable )

Pros and cons

Only fitting TVI at moment as the system is backwards compatible and costs are not much more than basic , max resolution 2.4mp but 3.0mp coming

IP higher resolution up to 4K but no standard ,so one brand may not work with another , may need some network configuration experience to get up and running ...

 

i really do appreciate you answering ....but this is why i am struggling

this is like trying to read the Guardian in Welsh.. while unicycling backwards..:help:

 

i really thought i was ok with tech stuff.. and not bad with the DIY but all these words.. :huh:

 

---------- Post added 12-06-2016 at 17:42 ----------

 

In the interests of keeping this very simple, what I would recommend is that you just buy a cheap 4-Channel DVR with BNC connectors.

 

Just connect the cameras to the DVR in a secure place, and the DVR to a monitor, and then worry about all the internet and viewing on mobile phone stuff later. You can get up and running and secure in a few hours, and if you are a technophobe I suspect you will never bother with all the more complicated stuff. It will be just like the system you used to have, only much better quality images.

 

Something like this, but you can find cheaper.

 

Good luck.

 

thanks for the reply...

i'm not a technophobe(well i never thought i was till just now)

but i do like to subscribe to the 'KISS' formula.. less to go wrong i find

 

didn't want to have to run cables all round the house and everything i looked at had cabling diagrams akin to the London tube map (even the wifi options )

:help::thumbsup:

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I don't know where you're based but i know someone who has had a two camera system similar to the maplins one, bought and installed by and alarm engineer for £300.

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Has anyone used the Maplins CCTV installation service? Were you pleased with the job?

 

Does anyone have recommendations for installers based in Sheffield/South Yorkshire? Thanks.

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Hi

 

Looking for some advice in the way of CCTV.

Basically I want to put some up around my property. There's quite a few options online and not sure which to go for.

A lot of the CCTV packages don't come with a hard drive and I'm also unsure what size hard drive I would need.

 

Any advice would be awesome! Thank you!

 

 

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HD system eg 1080p upwards 4 cameras 2tb min WD PURPLE or SEAGATE SURVEILLANCE

5-8 cameras 4tb min

Hikvision good price and spec for the money

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Maxxone range of CCTV 1080p & easy to view on your phone,tablet etc

 

available at Solutions Sheffield Ltd

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i had a 6 cctv camera kit from ebay, within a year I upgrade to Hikvision Turbo HD cameras x 5,and pvr. fantastic picture quality.

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