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Old 07-17-2019, 06:14 PM   #16
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Are you putting them in for the immediate sale of the house? Or, is your plan to use them and hope for an increased sale price in the future? been my experience, you wont get what you paid for the system back out, in fact, could hurt your potential sale due to buyers thinking the neighborhood is bad - since you have cameras. And, yes, I do have cameras myself, for my personal use...
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Are you putting them in for the immediate sale of the house? Or, is your plan to use them and hope for an increased sale price in the future? been my experience, you wont get what you paid for the system back out, in fact, could hurt your potential sale due to buyers thinking the neighborhood is bad - since you have cameras. And, yes, I do have cameras myself, for my personal use...

Three years ago I struggled with the blue text above, when I chose to install 7 outdoor soffit mounted security cameras with motion detector controlled floodlights in proximity to the cameras on our home. Because I did not want to be the person to "set the trend" of indicating a bad neighborhood, while using security cameras.

I also struggled with the notion, of how would our 3 neighbors right around us feel about them. While they knew our cameras facing the street, would be seeing them out in their front yards across the street from us.

I drove around our around 1600 home subdivision and looked for exterior mount cameras on the homes. I only found maybe 10 homes with them. Now just 3 years later, they are getting installed on homes around me daily.

Our local police have even requested our communities here to let them know when we put up cameras. They asked us to do so, in case if there is crime committed in our neighborhood, someone may have caught some activity on their system that will help the police in their investigation.

Today, all anyone has to do today is watch their local news. The drug epidemic has painted a whole new face on crime here in the USA. No longer is it just the high priced homes getting broken in to. Few people are totally safe from crime now, no matter their location or economic status in life.

Maybe just move to rural and be safe ? Another outdated idea now I am seeing come to fruition. In my state now, the rural crime rate is really on the rise due to the illegal drug industry. And IMO, rural living due to the lack of neighbors eyes/security cameras watching out for one another, makes them even easier targets.

Now more direct to the OP. Before a person invests in exterior security cameras, they NEED to understand two points IMO.

1. The exterior mount cameras are only going to be useful for the PREVENTION OF A CRIME, if one sits at their security monitor screen 24/7. Otherwise, the cameras are just video recording devices. Meaning any crime committed and caught on camera and recorded, will be seen AFTER the fact. So if buying a SS, be sure to get the WIFI systems to where a triggered camera alert or even live streaming monitoring of the homes cameras, will come to ones smart phone.

2. The presence of security cameras on the outside of a home will NOT make a property 100% safe. There are bad people every day that look up right at a camera while robbing a food mart. Or, as they kick someone's front door in.

Because these people doing so, have become hardcore criminals and they do NOT care about our cameras. So my thought of putting up cameras and floodlights, was not so they will prevent a crime happening to us. But more so as a possible deterrent.

I just hope while using the law of averages, the person(s) thinking about doing a crime to my family or our property, will not be total hard core criminal YET. And hopefully they will see the cameras on our home, and then just keep on looking for a easier target. All JMO
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Old 07-23-2019, 07:38 AM   #18
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100% agree on hard criminals. Doors themselves aren't much of a deterrent. Just petty opportunistic ones which there are more of. In nj and have always had neighbors no less than 20' away, well, maybe little more, all sides, which is both a blessing and a curse.
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Yes cable the entire house with cat 5 including the bedrooms. Drops. No way a wireless camera will ever perform like a hardwired camera. Plus it would will hog your network bandwitgh which is precious if sell to a family with kids .

Power is supplied via a poe network switch at your main juntion , network cable is easy to terminate with some basic networking tools , plus having dataline will certainly increase your resale value. Most new houses are cabled.

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POE is the only way to go. Cameras are relatively inexpensive yet with good resolution.
4 to 16 port systems are available. One wire from each camera to the ethernet DVR.
Low voltage, no additional outlets needed for power supplies.
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