Well, it wouldn't have to be 60p...MarkHastings said:Any Hi-Def recording system (designed to run 24/7) would need MASSIVE amounts of storage....wouldn't you think?? It doesn't seem very practical, but who knows...
We have them at our amenity center. We use the hi res which uses a lot of storage but you only need enough so that when an event happens you can scan through it and make copies. Who cares if it records for 30 days if nothing happened.MarkHastings said:but the main reason security cameras are so crappy is because they record at real low quality to allow the device to record 24/7.
Any Hi-Def recording system (designed to run 24/7) would need MASSIVE amounts of storage....wouldn't you think?? It doesn't seem very practical, but who knows...
But how long do you actually keep the footage? I've seen crimes where the cops needed to go back more than a few days to get footage off of VHS security tapes.John Alvarez said:Who cares if it records for 30 days if nothing happened.
Your right on every account. I have even seen people put up dummy cameras in hopes it sways vandals. Thing that sucks is I have busted people breaking into our soda machines at our amenity center with a clear picture of them LOOKING at the camera but unless it is big news it doesn't get put on the news so we haven't found anyone to arrest.Shawn Solar said:Having Installed numerous CCTV systems in the last 6+ years I must say I can't wait till compression/hard drives and computer based DVRS can record and handle the high amount of info of HD cameras at a reasonable cost.
Most high res cameras are not even at 800X600 but slightly lower res. Most are spec with 525 lines of resolution and such but even that doesn't tell how a camera performs IMO. I'n my experience long cable runs and how a camera handles incoming and changing light sources(sunlight, a door opening) really can make/break camera installs. Also a lot of installs I see really try to catch way to much with one camera. For example trying to catch a 100 ft parking lot with a wide angle lens and the camera mounted at 20 ft above the ground will end up with a crappy picture imo.
Most DVRs I use now have a 500GB or larger(1.2TB) HD with at least 240-480fps for 16 cameras. Thats good for about 2 weeks+ of motion recording. Schedule recording is just not used as much now and most installers rely on motion activated recording unless specific requirements are requested. We use Baluns(passive) on long runs(250 ft+) to ensure quality but it depends on the amount of interference we may encounter.
I think cost is the biggest reason why most people/stores have crappy video with the avg 4 zone system costing $4-5K with standard cameras and it goes up from there. A 16 zone camera system can easily cost $30K with most in the $20K area. A lot of small business just can not afford or don't want to spend that much and resort to "cheap" off the shelf cameras and DVRS. The second reason would be poor execution of the equipment. Not understanding light requirements, wire/interference issues/limits and wrong camera selection for the application also result in poor camera quality.
Crap, at that price, it's cheaper to deal with the cost of the theft/vandalismOriginally Posted by Shawn Solar /forum/thread/251960/hi-def-security-cameras#post_3087202
A 16 zone camera system can easily cost $30K with most in the $20K area.