Cameras in bulk?

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Perhaps just a thought it would make sense for FNA or EKNA or ORCA to look into some bulk purchase situation that we could all stream line through - seriously we should hit up some sort of wholesaler of these products and get them out to our neighborhood meetings and get some deals - if we are serious about getting everyone to have them lets make it easier!
Thoughts?

Pure_Fishtown's picture

This is something that I have been trying to find out if there is a demand for them. I would also like to set it up like they did the pole lamps years ago.

The cameras could be bought in bulk and a few guys who are knowledgeable could install them. I'm sure the homeowner should be responsible for setting up the dvr or whatever you need. This is all new to me and I think it is a worthy thing for the organizations to jump onto. Once the income tax check comes in, I want to get one.

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Kenzo's picture

im for it

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Stock's picture

I like it, as long as they are controlled by the homeowner individually. They seem pretty easy to install from what I've read.

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zimmiezelda's picture

We were pricing them on www.newegg.com. $250 - $319.00 for 4 cameras and a 320-500GB DVR. Some have mobile phone access, too. Not cheap, but worth every penny if it catches someone. I'm all for going for going in on bulk cameras, if they're not crappy.

We've been the victims of 2 crimes in a month, a car break in and now a window smash.

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Pure_Fishtown's picture

I wonder how many a typical rowhouse would need?

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rinobio's picture

we need to contact a rep of some companies, get some advice like an RFP process

Kenzo's picture

My camera guy is coming to my house tomorrow to take a look at my network. I told him about this thread and that people are looking to mass purchase economical digital home security cams. I'll talk more with him about it tomorrow.

I've been doing what most everyone else has been doing... reading up on this stuff. The options out there are crazy. Yeah there's the $90 cams at Wal-Mart and you can do-it-yourself DVR, then there's $2.5K bulletproof/valdal-proof cams that also have built-in heaters to clear up fog and condensation; I guess if you're the Philadelphia Mint you need that sorta stuff.

I just want a basic system that I can pull the clips when goes down, give it to the PPD when they ask me for it, and it easily identifies the who did it.

Or more likely... when someone does crazy crap close by, they choose NOT to come down my block to get away from the cops to avoid being picked up by cams.

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key2ursoul's picture

Kenzo wrote:
im for it

Absolutely! I am determined to get one, but so lost on the how/where from.

key2ursoul's picture

Kenzo wrote:
I just want a basic system that I can pull the clips when goes down, give it to the PPD when they ask me for it, and it easily identifies the who did it.
Or more likely... when someone does crazy crap close by, they choose NOT to come down my block to get away from the cops to avoid being picked up by cams.

You can register your camera with the PPD apparently, so they have direct access to the footage, when notified of a crime on that block.