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Sunluxy 8 Channel CCTV Sytem,
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I had been looking for a CCTV unit for some time, and I decided on this one as the specification was similar to my requirements so I ordered it.
I was very impressed with the delivery, it was prompt and very well packed.
I did ask a couple of questions which were answered promptly and helpfully.
I have not installed all the cameras yet as I have to remove the 'facing' on my house to run the cabling. I chose wired as I did not want the pictures to be able to be received by a.n.other or to be jammed. The cables were more than adequate in length and not to difficult to run.
I have installed six of the eight cameras so far and the system is in use and was quite easy to set up, the pictures are very good (quality can be adjusted) the day pictures are excellent and the night pictures are very impressive. I will be fitting one more camera but this one is a bit more difficult to get to so this can wait for a short while (this is to watch over the other installed cameras as well as the garden.
To say I am impressed is an understatement and would recommend this system to anyone.
The pictures are much improved to the ones normally viewed on the TV crime programs.
Are also very good over the LAN - I have not yet tried it over the internet.
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Initial post: 29 Dec 2012 00:32:32 GMT
S. H. W. Lowen says:
Good review. I have two questions, the first one is that I am wandering whether the cameras all record at the same time? I have heard of some systems that only end up recording 1 camera at a time.
And, 2, what sort of noise level does the DVR produce? I'm not too bothered, but I've had people compare theirs to wind turbines.
In reply to an earlier post on 16 Feb 2013 05:42:09 GMT
Last edited by the author on 28 Aug 2013 23:37:03 BDT
i have read the same on some about noise however the only part i know of inside mine that makes a noise is the hard drive that i had to put in myself and as its a pretty new one (Sata not IDE) its super quiet i have the Sunluxy 4 Channel CCTV Sytem so the 8 channel may have a internal fan on it that i carnt answer, i have my set up to record motion so any camara that detects motion will record as long as it sees motion the sensitivity you can adjust so it dont pick up things like the tree blowing in the wind or if its inside a room with a window in the door then you can blank out the screen where the window is and have it set to high sensetivity (it will record the blanked out area but only if there is movement somwhere else in view) my setup is in a ventilated cupard and i use a pc power supply for all my set up as i dont like them moulded power adaptors that take up more than a single socket and you carnt plug another adaptor by the side of it, O back to recording my old system used to record in quad or single quad is all 4 cams but as a single image ie a cam in each corner this saves hard drive space on a big scale however i was not able to zoom in to a perticular camara on playback but as single ie one at a time dont mean it will only record one cam at a time its just like recoring bbc1 bbc2 quest and then dave all at the same time and then you choose the video you wish to watch it takes some setting up to get how you wont it but its all good fun its a daddys toy, ive done sevaral practise jobs with mine just to get all the settings right i have a 4 camara setup but camara one is not set to record at all and a 500gig hard drive and i record motion but constant from 9pm to 8am and get arround 3 weeks of use before its over wrighting the hard drive they have spent some time getting these things right i can tell as a few times im thinkin why would you wont to do that? and then low and behold there i am workin it out how to do it (the buzzer part im thinkin there as you going to look what made a noise and there you go youve just looked directly into the camara!).... this partAdded some time later, please beware that that if you use the power splitter (one power supply splits into 4,5,8 or more etc) if anyone was to be able to cut the cable to one of your cams you in trouble! why you ask? well cutting the cable will allmost certinanly short out the power for a split second and this will result in anything useing that power source to be dead so no recording! some of these power supply's you have to turn off then back on to resume power if they have cut out due to a short or overload,
In reply to an earlier post on 11 Oct 2013 15:11:49 BDT
Last edited by the author on 11 Oct 2013 15:13:27 BDT
Mr. A. S. Beer says:
hi at the moment I have two night .day time wireless camera just hooked up to a 14 inch monitor and to be honest its a little dated and doesn't record .we have had a recent spate of burglaries and I want to upgrade my system ..my question is is it easy to convert what I have to this new system ,can I use my laptop as the hard drive ,and are the cameras hardwired ,I am retired electrical engineer do I need anything anything extra to make this system work >? my endgame is to have decent home coverage that only records when an intruder or visitor comes in to contact with the camera I don't want to be trawling through hours of useless video I just want to know if we have undesirable on our property is this the system for me ..many thanks Anthony if I need any extra kit can you please let me know what I need .at the moment I have my=two Panasonic night time/ day camera I have a live feed already there for two cameras and it would be an easy fix to get a third and even a forth feed to the camera .getting an RG59 feed with be a little harder but not impossible ,thanks for your info .Anthony can I just use 4 cameras and if so do they do a 4 camera system . save me a few quid 4 would be plenty
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