Hi guys used to visit this site alot, forgot my username. Hope this is the right forum for this.
I'm looking for some suggestions on a surveillance system for a parking lot.
Looking to get like the best quality stuff I can, but at a reasonable cost.
Looking for a 8 channel DVR, need the option to add cameras later (so a kit of DVR/8 cameras is out of the question).
I want to cover the door listed in the picture, I want to cover as much of the lot as I can, and I would really like to be able to get plate numbers...
A street light is right on the other side of the road (top of picture), but the lot is still very dark. I know they sell LPR cameras but... thousands for one camera is out of the question right now.
So pretty much what would be some good high quality cameras and a supporting DVR at least 8channel, (POE is at the sameish price, that would be even better). A 4wired/4wireless system would not hurt either but I am trying to go as cheap as I can, with the best cameras.
No real budget atm, to start off 2-3-4 cameras + a DVR under like $800 would be nice. Something like the door camera could be a lower quality than the say lot cameras.
Putting up some motion lights (like 500watt halogens) is not out of the question if it would help at night with the cameras.
O ya on the picture the right side is buildings with a little parking area, the left the cut off is just lawn, no buildings.