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#1 of 17 OFFLINE   Carlford5

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Posted January 28 2014 - 10:41 AM

Hey Everyone,

I am a newbie to this forum and don't know whether I am at the right place or not, but I need some good suggestions for security cameras that I need to install at my grocery store. I am facing some issues regarding employee theft and also some of the things are missing, it may be due to some local crowd too but I am not sure, therefore I am planning to get a camera to keep an eye.

So, if anyone of you could provide me some good suggestion regarding the camera like what to get, from where to get. I would be really thankful :)


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#2 of 17 OFFLINE   schan1269

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Posted January 28 2014 - 11:12 AM

How many?
Wired/wireless?
VHS/ DVD/ cloud storage?

#3 of 17 OFFLINE   schan1269

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Posted January 28 2014 - 11:15 AM

Oh yeah...

Constant/motion activated?

Will fake cameras do? (Sometimes just hooking up a camera to a monitor with signs indicating "hi, I'm watching"...works)

#4 of 17 OFFLINE   GeorgeAB

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Posted January 28 2014 - 11:46 AM

You are in a home theater forum.  Talk to a security professional.  Some companies might offer a free site survey and proposal you could use for guidance.  Try a search engine, or start here:

http://www.ehow.com/...ce-systems.html



#5 of 17 OFFLINE   Dave B Ferris

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Posted January 28 2014 - 01:56 PM

From some experience at my work:

 

You might want to look into "IP Cameras".

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_camera

 

 

I now see link in previous post also discusses IP cameras.



#6 of 17 OFFLINE   Carlford5

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Posted January 29 2014 - 11:43 AM

How many?
Wired/wireless?
VHS/ DVD/ cloud storage?

Hey schan, I was thinking of installing at least 6-8 cameras to cover each & every corner of the store. I would prefer wired one because it is said that the clarity and resolution of wired cameras are better than wireless ones and also their price is less. I would prefer a dvd storage. Therefore, I was looking over the internet for some electronic store that specializes in security cameras.



#7 of 17 OFFLINE   Carlford5

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Posted January 29 2014 - 11:47 AM

Oh yeah...

Constant/motion activated?

Will fake cameras do? (Sometimes just hooking up a camera to a monitor with signs indicating "hi, I'm watching"...works)

Constant cameras will do. But ofcourse not fake cameras because I just don't want to keep people cautious about the camera being installed. I really want a security system that would help me to get some proof if something suspicious happens in the store. That time the camera footage would be of use to find the suspects. I was thinking of a 4 or 8 channel dvr security system.



#8 of 17 OFFLINE   Carlford5

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Posted January 29 2014 - 12:01 PM

You are in a home theater forum.  Talk to a security professional.  Some companies might offer a free site survey and proposal you could use for guidance.  Try a search engine, or start here:

http://www.ehow.com/...ce-systems.html

Oh! Sorry about that George. I wasn't sure about that. Therefore, I mentioned earlier about the same. I searched for the security camera on the internet and came across various camera stores. Thanks, I'll look at this too :)



#9 of 17 OFFLINE   Carlford5

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Posted January 29 2014 - 12:12 PM

From some experience at my work:

 

You might want to look into "IP Cameras".

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_camera

 

 

I now see link in previous post also discusses IP cameras.

Yeah IP cameras, I have heard about them too in fact I saw some great IP cameras over here - https://www.q-see.co...?id=126&pid=119
I am thinking to get from q-see because this website only provides security cameras and have specialization in them. If some one has any other source or vendor, please let me know :)



#10 of 17 OFFLINE   Roy Lambe

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Posted January 30 2014 - 04:41 PM

If you are looking for IP cameras, here it is: http://www.ipcamprice.com/  I got some wansview cameras from this store.



#11 of 17 OFFLINE   Gregg Loewen

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Posted February 01 2014 - 07:00 AM

great stuff at Sams Club. .....8 cams with DVR for around 400 ish. You may want to upgrade some cameras to add sound and or motion / zooming panning. If you buy a kit...you will want to upgrade the cabling.


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Posted February 01 2014 - 12:38 PM

One more time.  Consult with a security professional.  You are not doing this for entertainment.  The image capture quality of the equipment should be very important to you.  Not just the claimed specifications, but the quality of the lenses and all associated equipment.  This activity you want to view and record is costing you business revenue on an ongoing basis.  This has to be stopped.  Realize that if there is any employee stealing inventory from your business, they may escalate their activities.  No employer should want a crook working in their establishment.  If you have to take someone to court, the quality of the image capture and recording will be vital.



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Posted February 03 2014 - 11:12 AM

If you are looking for IP cameras, here it is: http://www.ipcamprice.com/  I got some wansview cameras from this store.

Thanks man, but I already got one. I'll have a look at that and see if i could fin'd better than what I got actually.



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Posted February 03 2014 - 11:23 AM

One more time.  Consult with a security professional.  You are not doing this for entertainment.  The image capture quality of the equipment should be very important to you.  Not just the claimed specifications, but the quality of the lenses and all associated equipment.  This activity you want to view and record is costing you business revenue on an ongoing basis.  This has to be stopped.  Realize that if there is any employee stealing inventory from your business, they may escalate their activities.  No employer should want a crook working in their establishment.  If you have to take someone to court, the quality of the image capture and recording will be vital.

Oh, yeah, you're right. I must have the quality of image & video vital enough to drag someone to court. So far, I am pretty much happy with the system I got and look forward that all goes well.



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Posted February 08 2014 - 02:54 PM

Anyone that is setting up these systems should make sure they mount the camera's high enough so that burglars have a harder time breaking or tearing the cameras off the wall or where they are mounted.  Another problem that is happening more and more is law enforcement performing no knock warrants at the right address and wrong addresses and even for the most simple infractions.  When they see camera's more and more of them are tearing the cameras off there mounts or just breaking them.  So just in general I would be careful where you mount the camera itself.  Just some FYI.  Basically if you need to go to court you want to have the video footage no matter who the person is.


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Posted February 19 2014 - 11:23 PM

There are different criteria are needs to be consider to select the security camera at home and businesses. Security system are installed by evaluating the premises and final objective of monitoring the place. IP camera are better than CCTV camera. Safety Home Destination is the very nice blog to get the information about security surveillance system.


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#17 of 17 OFFLINE   Gaptek Edan

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Posted March 27 2014 - 07:02 AM

w.pngyou can http://www.amazon.co...eillance Camera, i suggest D-Link DCS-930L mydlink-Enabled Wireless-N Network Camera this camera wide angle lens, has audio, quality image not bad, work great on android and iphone, and cheap




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