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tim tim tim

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Recording security camera feed remotely

This doesn't have much to do with this forum but I know a lot of you guys are pretty tech savvy so I figured I would ask.

My dad is going to be renting some shop/storage space and would like to set up some security cameras at the location. The problem is that he wants to be able to record it at his house instead of on a local DVR at the storage site.

Do any of you guys know of any affordable ways to get this done that an average person would be able to do ?

Thanks


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Yes...

Synology NAS system using several of their compatible cameras..you are still looking at somewhere around $1500 depending on the number of cameras and you will need decent broadband at both locations. The synology security camera stuff is pretty sweet.


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So that means he will need Lightning or the Business Solutions equiv at both ends.

tim tim tim

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yeah I think thats a little more than hes looking to spend lol. no cheaper alternatives?


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A Synology DS212 or DS412 would be fine...then ya have to pair it up with IP cameras and then link them to the Synology which is easy. You can watch 8 or more cameras simultaneously and it records as needed.

tim tim tim

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maybe some way to remotely record a simple IP camera set up or even have the DVR at the location but have it remotely back up the data every few hours or something?
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Re: Recording security camera feed remotely

Are you looking for a poor man solution or an advanced setup. Based on your comments I assume you are looking for a cost effective, "get the job done" solution.

If you just want a simple solution without investing much, well you can simply use any camera with remote viewing and just do a video capture of the remote screen on the remote computer.

Even though a lot of mid range ip cameras offer upload to a remote service like FTP. Or simply look for a cloud based ip camera solution, I think Dropcam HD and Echo are one of them.

Also you wont need Lightning at the location unless you will be doing surveillance in HD. 640x480 h.264 @ 300K per frame and 30fps will only need slightly less than 1Mbit/s to stream.

tim tim tim

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I actually just stumbled on the dropcam site a little bit ago and thats looking like the best solution for what were looking to do. The price is reasonable and the ease of use is worth it for my parents (or else Ill be there constantly trying to show them how to use it again).

I think for starters hes going to try 2 cameras, it says on their site that they only need .15 kpbs upload for a good quality image.. Im gonna give RR light a shot and see if it works, if not ill go to the standard tier and that should hopefully get the job done. This is the only thing the internet will be there for, its mostly a work shop/storage place for him. The office has lightning already


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I thought you wanted multiple cameras....if not then the above is not the solution. Just get an IP camera (Foscam is cheap) and have your dad log into the admin console and monitor/record that way. I assume he wants the full video and not the stills....

tim tim tim

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yes, full video with the ability to look back and all that good stuff. He want the same functionality as if the DVR were stored at the same location. His only thing is that there isn't a practical way to keep a DVR on site and keep it protected.


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Then my original proposed solution is a good one albeit a bit pricey but you get what you pay for...

tim tim tim

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I agree thats a good solution. It would just cost as much as the supplies that will be in the shop lol. I appreciate the assistance though guys

rabeatz

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I'll agree with BHNtechXpert on Synology, I recently purchased two of their RS2212RP+ systems for my business, their DSM interface is great and the features it provides are way ahead of some of the more expensive business class enclosures - I believe it's the same software even in the cheaper models. The DS212 can be had for around $200 (without drives) online, I'm considering buying one for my home because of the multitude of things they can do.


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I have two and one alone handles my video security, email server, personal web server, media server, itunes server, vpn server, and several other things and still has tons of horsepower left. The other is currently my php dev box and serves as backup to the backups. Yes DSM is universal across all their hardware which is simply incredible...best tech money I've spent in a long time.


bigdaddy

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What type of drive's are you using regular or server class ?

Do you use RAID 0 1 ?


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The one currently handling everything has two standard Hitachi Deathstars 2TB ea (bad old reputation but good drives..just run hot) running Synology's raid method. You can put pretty much anything you want in there obviously the better the drive...these drives are getting old now and I'll be upgrading them to WD 3TB drives one at a time soon.


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If you are looking for a Christmas gift for yourself that you won't regret...make it a Synology...plain and simple...in fact you will thank me after you finally figure out all the awesome uses for it.


bigdaddy

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Hmm I like it. Now the more plugins you use slower your performance get's ?

rabeatz

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The RAM is upgradeable (at least on my model but that was $2600 each)


bigdaddy

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WOW !

rabeatz

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That's the business class 2u rackmount model with redundant power supplies though.


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said by bigdaddy:

Hmm I like it. Now the more plugins you use slower your performance get's ?

Nope....hasn't been the case for me....


bigdaddy

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How many Plug-ins do you have actively running on your unit's ?


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All but 4 which is a lot... at least 15 to 16


bigdaddy

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Wow and No slowdowns. Now the unit's you have are they the plus or non plus model's ?


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Have a plus and a non plus unit.


bigdaddy

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So the one unit that has 15-16 plug-ins is running on the plus model. And the non plus serves as the back up for that unit.


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For now yes....


bigdaddy

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Do you run all of this off a dynamic or static IP ?