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Discussion in 'Do It Yourself (Not Computer-Related)' started by romeoluzzi, Feb 3, 2019.

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  1. romeoluzzi

    romeoluzzi Thread Starter

    Dec 19, 2005
    I have a security camera in my vehicle that plugs into the cigarette lighter and sticks to the windshield via a suction cup - I'm interested in finding something similar for inside my house to be able to record what is happening outdoors. I would like to be able to stick it to my window, plug it in (preferably not battery operated) and have it record continuously onto a chip. Haven't been able to find any such hardware and would appreciate some assistance in finding something like that - assuming such an animal exists.


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  3. zx10guy

    zx10guy Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Mar 30, 2008
    Do yourself a favor and don't skimp on getting the proper security camera for home use. If you're going to do this to monitor your house for security, don't use a cheap camera or you're just throwing away money.

    The issue you're going to run into mounting a camera to a window is the inherent glare/reflections and the affect the glass will have on any IR emitter for night vision. I have Hikvision cameras and will be upgrading to the newest generation cameras from LTS which is a US based company which have their own firmware using Hikvision hardware. The optical performance of the cameras both day and night is unmatched for the price. I have one of the indoor cube cameras which is capable of doing audio. I have one in my garage. In the pitch dark, I have resolution from the camera that is just as good as the day time performance of the cheap cameras on the market. I can read the license plate off of one of my cars and can make out small objects I have laying around.

    Hikvision/LTS has IP66/67 rated outdoor cameras which have the ability to record to a micro SD card. They also have motion detection to only record when something changes in a set field of view. I have 3 of their turrets mounted to the outside of my home. They've been running for about 5 years exposed to the hotest of summers and the coldest of winters without any issues. All of the Hikvision/LTS cameras can run off of PoE or you can be powered via a wallwart power supply feeding it 12V.
  4. Twiki


    Feb 12, 2019
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    On top of what ZX said don't go wireless either. I learned the hard way. I'm using Kguard system which has 4/8 cameras (mine is 4). Decent resolution and terrific night vision (always black and white). Under light it is color. It uses a DVR which I have a 1tb HDD in it.

    It's dated though as I had it for years (still going) and uses a VGA monitor. I imagine that the new systems will use HDMI.
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