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#1 +warwagon

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 22:23

Back in 2009 I bought a logitech Wilife Outdoor Master system. As someone who had never had Security Camera, I thought they were pretty cool ... they still are. Once you go security camera's you never go back. Master system at the time was probably $250 - $300. Later on I bought additional camera's for about $64 a piece on ebay starting 2 years later.
 
This year my goal is to upgrade the camera's to HD. After a bunch of researching the camera I decided on was an


Hikvision DS-2CD2132-I Outdoor HD 3MP IP Dome Security Camera 2.8mm

 
 

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It's also powered over POE. So I bought the camera which retails for  $200 to test it out, as well as a POE switch to power the camera. So today I set it up and compare the quality from the old and the new as well as the viewing angle and I had an oh my god moment. Below is a snap shot from the old and the new camera.
 

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New



The things you see in the bottom right are the old camera's I have yet to take down. To record the video I just held the camera up.


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Night Vision test



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I think the test turned out good. I think i'll order 3 more of them

 

PC Specs

I have yet to see if when running 4 HD cam's if that computer chokes, I don't think it will, but we shall see


Windows 7

AMD Phenom 9750 Quad-Core

8GB RAm

SSD Boot drive

1TB data storage drive.


Software that I tired out using with this new system. The camera is not yet in full operation this was just a test do see if I liked this camera or not. It will be hooked up once the other 3  cameras arrive Friday so probably hooked up and operational Saturday.


iVMS-4200

http://www.hikvision...ore.asp?id=1277


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Sample Video


Daytime Sample Video (watch in 1080p if possible)



Edited by xendrome, 10 November 2013 - 18:54. Reason: Added Daytime Sample Video 1080p



#2 Ironman273

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 22:27

What do you view/record it on?



#3 astropheed

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 22:28

You went from evidence to substantial evidence. :)



#4 OP +warwagon

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 22:32

What do you view/record it on?

 

Windows 7

AMD Phenom 9750 Quad-Core

8GB RAm

SSD Boot drive

1TB data storage drive.



#5 shozilla

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 22:36

^ is waiting to watch the naked people streaking in the street on the TV.



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 22:38

He's actually waiting for flaming bags full of dog doo doo.



#7 shozilla

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 22:39

^ lol



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 22:40

That camera will come in handy if this ever happens...

 

 

Who got the lighter?



#9 Ironman273

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 22:50

Windows 7

AMD Phenom 9750 Quad-Core

8GB RAm

SSD Boot drive

1TB data storage drive.

What software?



#10 OP +warwagon

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 22:51

What software?

 

At the moment the software that cam with the camera iVMS-4200. So far it seems good.



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 22:55

^ is waiting to watch the naked people streaking in the street on the TV.

In case the Bait Bus stops by .... :shifty:



#12 notta

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 00:35

Wow, what a difference. I've also been looking for some camera's but haven't been able to decide. Reviews seem to suggest that the software is lacking. Any thoughts?



#13 OP +warwagon

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 00:38

Wow, what a difference. I've also been looking for some camera's but haven't been able to decide. Reviews seem to suggest that the software is lacking. Any thoughts?

 

To be honest I haven't used the software THAT much, but it does seem to do everything the wilife software could do. The one thing i'm not sure that it does but doesn't look like it does, is allow you to make one image bigger and put all the other ones as little images around it. Like wilife lets me put my drive way came as the largest image which is the most important to me. Then in smaller windows I Could put the other 3 cameras. This software looks like all the cameras are the same size.

 

Here is an example

 

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That being said, just the fact the software is a free download, its more than good.



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 02:10

Night vision tested added to first post.



#15 shozilla

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 02:31

lol...  nice mask you have there.