Security Camera Thread - Home Solution Write Up

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  1. NYGuns

    NYGuns Administrator Staff Member Administrator Yearly Shot Winner

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    There's no advantage to a DVR over an NVR, in fact the opposite. You still can use cat cable instead of the siamese cable, you just need a pair of baluns for each camera https://amzn.to/2RHwD4L
     
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  2. Mosinitis

    Mosinitis 6.5 Creedmoor

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    What is the ideal height off the ground to hang up cameras? It's analog 1080p cameras.
     
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  3. Cleck

    Cleck 6.5 Creedmoor

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    Depends on the type of camera you're using and how wide the viewing angle is. This article says to mount them at eye height so you can actually see someone's face, instead of the top of their head.

    What is the correct installation height? - CCTV Aware

    That being said, I'm wary of putting them that low. Mike just had his cameras spray painted and smashed at AllStar this week, I contend they were too reachable.

    Mine are all mounted higher and aimed lower. Driveway one (mounted in eave) will see your face all the way up the driveway. Front door (mounted in eave) will get most of your face, and my 3rd camera out back (mounted on the wall) most likely won't get your face, but I'm only watching my cars and the garage door from that view

    Few more articles to support:

    Where to place home security cameras, according to the data

    What is the correct height for CCTV camera installation? | HDCCTVCAMERAS.NET
     
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  4. NYGuns

    NYGuns Administrator Staff Member Administrator Yearly Shot Winner

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    What size lense? 2.8mm? 4mm?

    2.8mm will yield you a larger viewpoint while a 4mm is 'zoomed in' a little bit.
     
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  5. Mosinitis

    Mosinitis 6.5 Creedmoor

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    According to the specs they are 3.6mm (100 degree viewing angle).
     
  6. NYGuns

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    Okay, soffits of your house should be a good height.
     
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  7. Mosinitis

    Mosinitis 6.5 Creedmoor

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    I have a 3-story brick house. Soffits are way up there. I will run the wire on the outside of the house and use plastic junction boxes to protect the connections from weather.

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