I want to implement a security system with say 3 cameras that save to one PC
Posted on 2005-05-04
I looked at this a few years ago but at the time the largest HDD was about 60gb but now surely it can not be too much trouble to store camera recordings to a pc.
What i am considering at both home and office are either wired or wireless cameras that save data to a pc with large HDD's
Wired is probably cheaper, but wires can be cut easily, whereas with wireless I can have a pc in roof space and no-one knows where it is or even if its in the same building.
I need cameras that record good images to a pc in real time or at least regular images. Ideally I can build my own PC without a problem, but the main thing is what cameras are best for the job? and if I have three cameras I can have a windows OS installed on one 250gb drive that saves data from 1 or 2 cameras, then a second drive that stores data from a third camera.
It would be great for the PC to store a continuous 7 day cycle, then after 7 days overwrite the previous 7 days, but realistically if the cameras can be turned on 5pm friday and off at 10am Monday that is my ultimate aim, but the 7 day cycle is just my perfect solution.
Sorry for writing so much, I hope someone can help me.