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I Hate Security Camera Cords

Posted by Jason Andersen on

pile of tangled cords

One thing I don't like about my security system is all those darn cords. Power supplies for the cameras themselves, for the monitor, and for the DVR. And all the cords to connect the cameras. Analog was not the way to go, however less expensive it was at the time. One of my cameras barely works because I bumped the cable and can't seem to get it right.

Why do I tell you all this? I don't want you to make the same mistake I did. Two things I should have done differently:

  1. Found a DVR with PoE
      • This is power over Ethernet. Your cameras are connected to the DVR anyway, so why not have a DVR that is capable to provide power as well!
  1. Not getting a dinosaur camera (analog)
        • The resolution is not helpful. For example, when a bunch of teenagers egg the cars out front for no good reason, you can't track them down because the camera cannot see clearly that far away. All I can do is watch the footage over and over and stew over the incident, but see nothing of value.
        • I should have stuck with 720p or 1080p, or even 700TVL or 1000TVL resolutions. Maybe then I would have been able to zoom in and catch the culprits.

    If I had the option to choose from one of our new security camera packages, I would have done that in a heartbeat. Anything to make my life easier. This is the idea behind making product packages available to you. Easy, breezy, you know the rest.

    Hot, New NVR's to solve the cord problems:

    (click on the pictures to view product information)

    Platinum Professional Level 4 Channel NVR - Compact Case
    Supports 4 PoE channels for IP cameras
     
    WiFi NVR
    Supports 8 channels for IP cameras
     

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