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Home CCTV options?

I've been toying with the idea of getting some sort of CCTV or IPCCTV to keep track of what's going on around my house. Do you have CCTV? What should I be thinking about? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Aug 28, 2014 - 6 answers

Small, hideable, motion activated HD camera with built in DVR?

Car was broken into last night, and again I wondered why I can't seem to find a small HD camera and DVR combo that can be hidden in my car. [more inside]
posted by hanoixan on Dec 1, 2013 - 4 answers

Good basic digital CCTV camera?

I'm planning to install a simple CCTV system in my house and am looking for recommendations for an entry-level camera. [more inside]
posted by Grinder on Aug 28, 2013 - 0 answers

Is this a good surveillance system?

Is this a good deal for a surveillance system? [more inside]
posted by spacediver on Jul 11, 2012 - 5 answers

Wireless IP Camera?

Can MeFi recommend a good wireless/IP camera to me? [more inside]
posted by DMan on Jun 17, 2012 - 4 answers

Capture all the video

Dashboard camera owners/connoisseurs: please share your recommendations for the best available. I'm looking for automatic operation and superior image quality. [more inside]
posted by Burhanistan on Jun 14, 2012 - 2 answers

Using office computers as security cameras

I have an open-plan office full of computers, about 75% Macs. We're considering putting in security cameras with a DVR. It seems to me that with all these computers (and a bunch of spares, at that) we could do this with what we have instead of paying a security company for dedicated hardware. What can I use to coordinate multiple webcams and do security-DVR-type stuff with them?
posted by mendel on Mar 30, 2012 - 9 answers

Are there any legal issues with security cameras outside the home?

Outdoor security camera system for a residence. Any potential legal issues to consider? [more inside]
posted by wongcorgi on Nov 10, 2011 - 2 answers

Mysterious security cam vid

I am attempting to play a video file that has come from a security camera, under Ubuntu. I think it's a codec problem, but I'm not sure of the solution. [more inside]
posted by chmmr on Sep 1, 2011 - 12 answers

Can I take the camera out of an iphone?

Quick and simple. Will my iPhone still work when I take the camera out? [more inside]
posted by ctmf on Dec 19, 2010 - 12 answers

Smile, you're on suprisingly cost-effective, internet-capable, DVR-connected camera!

What's the "best" standalone security/surveillance DVR? Assume that I want the best mix of value, quality, cool features and durability/longevity. Are there "prosumer" DVR products? [more inside]
posted by iknowizbirfmark on Sep 3, 2010 - 2 answers

What would be the best wireless outdoor security camera for me?

What would be the best wireless outdoor security camera for my needs? [more inside]
posted by texas_blissful on May 27, 2010 - 3 answers

How to set up a simple home surveillance system?

Looking to set up a fairly simple home surveillance system. I’m looking for some basic advice on equipment, programs for view and recording feeds as well as any other insights you might have. [more inside]
posted by emmysue01 on Mar 26, 2010 - 5 answers

PALing around in the EU

Where can I buy security cameras in the EU? [more inside]
posted by tip120 on Jan 22, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me with a bit of passive home defence

Looking for a GSM alarm system for my house. I don't live in the States, so the answer should ideally be non-US specific. I was wondering about the Panasonic BL-C131A, but that needs presumably a decent amount of light and a working internet connection to alert me of break-ins. And without push email, fifteen minutes could pass before I get the alert. It's not really ideal, I don't think... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 24, 2009 - 1 answer

What is the best security camera system for a medium sized business?

Securitycamerafilter: Our company is installing a surveillance system for our small two story building. We would like to know what you may have used, your review, your recommendation. We are mainly focused only on the camera, what kind of cabling (cat5, coax, etc.), and server versus stand alone dvr. [more inside]
posted by lateriser on May 28, 2009 - 2 answers

Recommend a good IP security camera that does motion detection.

Can anybody recommend a good IP surveillance camera that does motion detection internally? [more inside]
posted by monkeybutt on Nov 2, 2008 - 8 answers

Studry wireless internet cam needed

I want to attach a small (and waterproof) wireless camera to my mischief-seeking dog's collar and have it send images via the internet every 30 seconds so I can keep an eye on him while at work. He is restricted to an area with a maximum distance of about 200 metres from the wireless router. Ideally I could store and review every photograph over the day. How possible is all of that?
posted by zaebiz on May 1, 2008 - 10 answers

How can I pass through airport security without them X-Raying all of my camera film?

How can I pass through airport security without having my camera film X-Rayed? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Apr 7, 2008 - 21 answers

Surveillance system recommendations

Can anyone recommend a surveillance system with 6-8 cameras and a DVR that is internet ready? This is for a small business, so we want to keep the cost around $1500 or less. One concern is that employees could turn it off so it would be important to have it password protected. Thanks in advance
posted by Raichle on Jun 9, 2007 - 9 answers

Looking for a freebie digital camera. Sorta.

Dublin Airport Security accidentally broke my digital camera this weekend, and I'm looking for creative and cheap options to get a replacement digital camera to use for the rest of my trip. [more inside]
posted by KevCed on Mar 26, 2007 - 9 answers

eye spy

Video security for gated first level parking garage (condos are above the garage). How can I do this easily and cheaply? [more inside]
posted by striker on Jul 6, 2006 - 3 answers

Two Mac related questions.

MacAskMe: Two Mac related questions. The first regards Mac compatible security camera solutions; the second involves changing the color of the cursor/pointer in OS X. [more mac mumbojumbo inside] [more inside]
posted by anathema on Apr 13, 2004 - 8 answers

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