Give some options. Considering I've been looking at $1200-$2500 anyway for a 4 camera system, I'm happy to look at options in that range.
Preference is to digital >=720p cameras. PoE is a nice-to-have.
I *do not* want a PC running sofware/cards to do the trick, I'll only look at dedicated hardware.
Note: I haven't listed any of the below based on personal experience with the specific equipment listed, just suggesting as ideas for raven to start looking.
Alright, rather than pricing up geovision stuff from altech I just did a quick ebay search for NVR and set it to >$100. With the NVR's I guess the biggest purchase risk over analogue setups is whether or not all IP cameras will be compatible - so find this out early on as your NVR choice may influence your cameras choice.
If I was setting up a system again i'd start compiling a list of whats available and compare the features for price. There is a some well known brands with NVRs in the >$1000 range (e.g. qnap, samsung). The thing with geovision is while they have hardware NVR's ready to go - it is easily cheaper to buy the software and put a pc together for it. Minimal price for their 'lite' NVR (hardware) would be $800~. Vivotek have NR8201, 4ch NVR around the $600~ range (altech).
In terms of cameras I guess you'd need to decide on what the chosen NVR will support and go from there. It seems that most megapixel IP cameras will support POE and you could get an injector cheap for them as required
Exploring other NVR's to look into:
- $274 Compro 4-channel NVR Network upto720 only (ebay, au)
- $307 Edimax NVR-4 4ch (ebay, o/s)
- $611 Compro 8ch NVR H.264 upto 1080 (ebay, au)
- $600 16CH No-name NVR, 8@720, 4@1080 (ebay, usa)
- $650~ QSee QC804-1 4ch NVR (upto 1080) with 2x720 cameras (ebay usa)
- $700 AVerMedia EH1008H 8ch (ebay usa)
- $830~ QNAP VS-2008 8ch NVR (eyo.com.au)
- $1100 (6 camera+nvr kit) 6xAVN801 1.3MP cameras + 1xAVH306 NVR (upto 1080)
and More info on AVN801 cameras
and More details and standalone price on AVH306
and More details and standalone price on AVN801
Oh and while you have a plan in your head, this is a good diagram to explain the outcome of setting up a fully IP camera setup (except where using a video server to convert analogue.. another option for camera choice):
last edited by Jerry at 22:23:55 29/Aug/12