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Old 2nd May 2019, 12:23   #121
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I am looking for some DIY stuff or at least know-how things and take a call whether I can do it myself or need someone's assistance.

Since me and wife goes for work, it has become very important that we have a remote monitoring in place for our kid at home till we return. (The baby sitter is posing some challenges in delivering her duties)

I have asked some people and the vague responses I received is that one can have a 4 camera setup (that is 4 cameras), which can be monitored from 2 android phones and can store files (for one week). The total estimation comes to something around 20K.

Now being a TBhpian, where we diligently perform PDIs before taking delivery, this sort of response is very difficult to digest.

I am therefore looking for guidance and inputs from your end, something in lines with below :-

1. Some basic understanding how the things work?
2. How technical are these for a layman to fix and install?
3. Do we have something to deal with camera angles and field of views ( cinemas suggests that they are of Fish Eye type lenses, Is it?)(Or is it the Bond in me guessing this )
4. What should be the typical points of installation for maximum coverage (considering a 2 BHK); any specific thumb rule?
5. What about Audio capturing and data transmission to hand held devices (basically remote monitoring)
6. Considering that the need of the device would mainly be when both of us are away, how best can the setup be performed. Do we have something like remote initiation for capturing?
7. Are these dependent on electricity? If Yes, can we have an inverter / UPS setup at home for continuous capture.
8. Though I have a broadband connection but being BSNL has its own pain points. Is it possible to have the data transmission via JioFi.
9. How much camera resolution is good to have to capture details?
10. Can the setup be made discrete?

Many more questions have been doing the rounds and it would be quite beneficial if someone can please take the efforts of educating me. I am sure a lot many would be benefited as well.

Thank you.
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Old 2nd May 2019, 13:38   #122
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I am looking for some DIY stuff or at least know-how things and take a call whether I can do it myself or need someone's assistance.

Many more questions have been doing the rounds and it would be quite beneficial if someone can please take the efforts of educating me. I am sure a lot many would be benefited as well.

Thank you.
If not being discrete is not a deal breaker, this seems like the easiest option. Super easy to setup

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1. Some basic understanding how the things work?
2. How technical are these for a layman to fix and install?
3. Do we have something to deal with camera angles and field of views ( cinemas suggests that they are of Fish Eye type lenses, Is it?)(Or is it the Bond in me guessing this )
4. What should be the typical points of installation for maximum coverage (considering a 2 BHK); any specific thumb rule?
5. What about Audio capturing and data transmission to hand held devices (basically remote monitoring)
6. Considering that the need of the device would mainly be when both of us are away, how best can the setup be performed. Do we have something like remote initiation for capturing?
7. Are these dependent on electricity? If Yes, can we have an inverter / UPS setup at home for continuous capture.
8. Though I have a broadband connection but being BSNL has its own pain points. Is it possible to have the data transmission via JioFi.
9. How much camera resolution is good to have to capture details?
10. Can the setup be made discrete?


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1. It is a simple set up. A camera is hooked to a control unit/DVR which records the video/audio when triggered by a motion. The DVR is connected to the net and you get to watch the proceedings from your mobile.
2. If you are comfortable drawing the wiring for some electrical appliance , yes - it is doable for any good DIYer.
3.Absolutely. The surveillance camera has a wide angle but not a fish eye wide angle. It comes equipped with IR LEDs which turn on when the light level goes down below a threshold. The camera has to be fixed at a height but at the same time it should show a face at normal angle.

Outdoor cameras should be outdoor type with protective enclosures.

4. Ask yourself this question: What do you want to protect ? What do you want to monitor ? What is the area this protection zone covers ? You need to position the camera in such a way that you can see the 'action' and not someone's posterior. I read somewhere that a celebrity's child was kidnapped right under the camera surveillance as all they could see was someone who wore a purdha. The camera captured only the back. The kidnapper knew the position of the camera and so walked backwards till the view of the camera.
5. See above.
6. Once the setup is done, you can monitor the cameras from your mobile app. You must have a UPS/Inverter for the device and your modem/router. You must have a broadband net connection with at least 10 mbps connectivity.
7. See above.
8. Yes.
9. You need to have - 2 megapixel camera (the higher the resolution, the better) for best results. Add adequate light as well. If there is not enough illumination, the camera will switch to IR mode which means the vision will be B/W. It is enough for forensics but not enough for a parent who want to watch over their child. Fix the light at 45 degree angle to the camera for better profiling.

10. How discreet ? You don't place the camera in bed room or in a rest room for obvious reasons. Understand that the connection between your camera and your mobile doesn't have the US DoD certified security. Any one with reasonable knowledge can steal a sneak preview. So think twice before you place your cameras.

Sometimes, the mere presence of a camera can deter a crime. It gives a psychological advantage to the owner and your employee should know that s/he is being monitored all the time.
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Old 17th May 2019, 23:04   #124
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I want to install a single camera at our entrance door. I feel the need when we go on long vacation, to monitor the entry point and act as deterrent. So long storage might be required. Or maybe not, I don’t know. That’s why I am seeking advise here. What kind of setup should I choose? With DVR or on board storage? Pros and cons.

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I got the Ring Spotlight cam from the US. Night-vison, motion detection, FULL HD with two way talk, WIFI, spotlight, a 110-decibel alarm, inbuilt battery... etc. Very happy with the performance, except there is a monthly recurring cost for storing video on their cloud of USD 30. I'm checking with the technically blessed brethren over here if I can guide the transmission to my own cloud or HDD setup? Please help! Thanks in advance
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