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Wired CCTV camera and DVR needed for Motor Home

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Last Modified: 2013-11-08
I'm trying to find the best setup to provide surveilance for a client. He has a new luxury motor home that has slide out sides. On the passenger side, he wants me to install a camera that vies the front door which is bout 15 feet from the wall that extends out when the passenger side section is extended out. I was thinking of a flush mouted camera but need something that will be weather proof with infradred and durable.

The 2nd camera should be a disquised camera that looks like a clock, picture, smoke alark or someting that will not draw attention.

Both cameras need to have their content recorded. we will have a small Sony laptop hidden in a storage cabinete on the RX. We don't know if we can use it to record the cameras. We might need a small DVR. This will only be used when the RV away from home and is parked. Any suggestions?
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I appreciate this info. I have reviewed it and will definately try it out this week and let you know how it worked out.
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Small WiFi cameras might work also. Considering the distances are small, interference should be a problem. Somebody accidentally tapping into the feed might be, though. I don't have any software suggestions on that setup.

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if you want something cheap and reliable for the PVR side of things, try http://zoneminder.com

A laptop may not meet your needs for something that is running 24x7 though, especially if you want remote access and a decent amount of storage (like a weeks worth or more).

A cheap small desktop with a 4 port capture card (10 bucks on ebay!) will do the trick very adequately.

FOr zoneminder, burn the CD (liveCD) and install with a cheap video card.  Follow the instructions and you will have a very reliable, low maintenance solution.  Not to mention if you want to get clever it can page your cellphone and send pictures (if you're feeling adventurous).

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I've been trying to see my client on this solution, but has been on vacation. I plan to se him next week. Sorry for the delayed response.
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OK. Thanks for the update.

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I finally made contact with this client. He loved this solution. Thanks
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Thank you much.   : )
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