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Installing Security Video Cameras

Published February 16, 2010

Security Camera SystemAbout a month ago, we had a security breach at our office. Well, at least we thought we did - it turned out not to be a security issue, but rather a disgruntled guy from the cleaning crew.

In any event, we decided to buy a do-it-yourself (DIY) security camera system, which records and can be watched remotely, over the internet. We purchased a $300 system, on sale from Tiger Direct, made by Q-See. Over the past week or so, I have been punching holes in sheet rock and tracing through wires in the drop ceilings.

I am just about done setting it up. It was fairly easy to set up. The thing is, we need to return the DVR box, because one of the channels is broken. But I wanted to set up the cameras before I send the box back, so that when the new box comes in, I can just flip it on and plug in the cameras.

As you can see from the pictures below, it lets you plug in monitors, watch it over your iPhone and even on your PC. The cameras are small and the DVR box is small. I still cannot find a good Mac or PC program to view the cameras. But yet the iPhone has several FREE apps that view it fine. I don't get that, but whatever.

Here are some pictures:

Our messy closet, DVR box at the top:
Security Camera System

Two cameras on, on the PC monitor:
Security Camera System

iPhone App viewer:
Security Camera System

One mounted camera:
Security Camera System

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Barry Schwartz is the CEO of RustyBrick, a New York Web service firm specializing in customized online technology that helps companies decrease costs and increase sales. Barry is also the founder of the Search Engine Roundtable and the News Editor of Search Engine Land. He is well known & respected for his expertise in the search marketing industry. Barry graduated from the City University of New York and lives with his family in the NYC region.

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