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Caribou Sandstorm
05-07-2013, 10:58 AM
We have an alley access to our garage and have had 2 break-ins over the past few years. We have ADT for the house and garage. But car break-ins are on the rise in our area.

After talking with a neighbor over the weekend and parking my rig in our ally parking spot, I decided to pull the trigger on a wireless system.

Has anyone tried this system or others?

http://www.uniden.com/video-surveillance/uniden-guardian+153-wireless-video-surveillance-system/invt/g755g

I choose this one for cost, customer reviews and ability to integrate with home laptop, Iphone/Ipad..

I also picked up a couple of signs to post in the alley.

Woodsman
05-07-2013, 12:04 PM
You might get with the neighbors and post a sign at each end of the alley.

Cameras will be good too and if it continues beyond that you can install an in-car surveillance camera with DVR to record on a loop.

nuclearlemon
05-07-2013, 12:36 PM
I have a revo system and the quality is great. Keep in mind the police most likely won't do squat with the video evidence though. I've been told it's too difficult to get a positive I.d. :confused:
At least you will know who you need to beat the crap out of.

Squishy!
05-07-2013, 01:03 PM
Keep in mind the police most likely won't do squat with the video evidence though. I've been told it's too difficult to get a positive I.d. :confused:

That seems ridiculous. They ID people with convenience store cameras all the time.

Caribou Sandstorm
05-07-2013, 01:09 PM
I have a revo system and the quality is great. Keep in mind the police most likely won't do squat with the video evidence though. I've been told it's too difficult to get a positive I.d. :confused:
At least you will know who you need to beat the crap out of.

Thanks Ige, I wondered about that aspect. I think the fact that I will be video recording should deter the random car break in thief, I hope.. I might call my local station and ask them their perspective. We have a great station in our area, University/I25. They are really nice and good at what they do around here.

sleeoffroad
05-07-2013, 02:56 PM
I use these cameras at work. http://www.foscam.com/

They are IP cameras. I went with wired to a hub. I can access the cameras from anywhere and see what is going on. You can then use BLUEIRIS to record to a PC with a large drive.

Also use IP Cam Viewer on Android or tablet to see what is up at the shop. You can also listed and talk back and forth, but that does not work that good.

Caribou Sandstorm
05-07-2013, 03:49 PM
I use these cameras at work. They are IP cameras. I went with wired to a hub. I can access the cameras from anywhere and see what is going on. You can then use BLUEIRIS to record to a PC with a large drive.

Also use IP Cam Viewer on Android or tablet to see what is up at the shop. You can also listed and talk back and forth, but that does not work that good.

Cool, So I can see someone walking up to my cruiser and tell them "back away from the vehicle, I have a Daisy 880 with a scope and I am not afraid to use it....::D

jonharis
05-07-2013, 04:17 PM
I set up the survelance at our buisness. We are using the equipment listed below. I am happy with the system. The 2MP cameras will make it much easier for positive ID. We looked at an analog system but you couldn't decipher facial features or license plates.

I would go with IP, 2mp minimum for your needs. the DVR is a big part of the cost for a system like ours and i'm not sure how the Uniden will hold up in the image quality, storage capacity front. I can get a few weeks on two 2TB drives in a raid 1 array at 15fps full resolution.

http://www.vivotek.com/web/product/ProductDetail.aspx?Model=IP7361

http://www.vivotek.com/web/product/ProductDetail.aspx?Model=NR8301

Corbet
05-08-2013, 12:06 PM
We just have a sign, "Beware of the Bears" :D Now I just need to figure out how to keep the bears from breaking into the cars this summer. I don't mind all the Cheerios getting cleaned out but they are not real carful of the upholstery:mad:

Sucks you have to go through that on the front range. Cheap solution would be a game camera(hunting) They can do still or video and have IR lighting for night photos.

Caribou Sandstorm
05-08-2013, 12:13 PM
We just have a sign, "Beware of the Bears" :D Now I just need to figure out how to keep the bears from breaking into the cars this summer. I don't mind all the Cheerios getting cleaned out but they are not real carful of the upholstery:mad:

Sucks you have to go through that on the front range. Cheap solution would be a game camera(hunting) They can do still or video and have IR lighting for night photos.

I guess we all have our predators..:D

My garage break in was tough a few years back but one of my biggest heart burns was once I left my garage door up by mistake and someone stole my tool box I had made for the Rubicon in '08.. It was an awesome set of tools and expensive.. Waiting for my delivery today...can't wait... Will be hard to focus on work when it arrives..

Shotshell
05-08-2013, 03:31 PM
Keep in mind the police most likely won't do squat with the video evidence though. I've been told it's too difficult to get a positive I.d. :confused:

Sounds about right. They just don't want to take the time to follow up on that kind of stuff.

Squishy!
05-09-2013, 11:15 AM
Crazy. The first thing the officer wanted when I reported my truck stolen was the parking lot footage.

Uncle Ben
05-09-2013, 02:20 PM
We just have a sign, "Beware of the Bears" :D Now I just need to figure out how to keep the bears from breaking into the cars this summer. I don't mind all the Cheerios getting cleaned out but they are not real carful of the upholstery:mad:

Sucks you have to go through that on the front range. Cheap solution would be a game camera(hunting) They can do still or video and have IR lighting for night photos.

Absolutely! I use my game cameras all the time to catch folks dumping trash and whatnot on my properties at night and anytime I have something going bump in the night when everyone is sleeping. They kick butt and good one's have high enough resolution that they will suffice as evidence! I have also caught teen agers having sex behind buildings, pot smokers and drug deals and even caught a moma bear and her cub making a stealth visit to a trash can (city). Great entertainment!

SteveH
05-10-2013, 10:19 AM
Absolutely! I use my game cameras all the time to catch folks dumping trash and whatnot on my properties at night and anytime I have something going bump in the night when everyone is sleeping.

Kevin - what model game camera do you have? The ones I have tried were not impressive and many reviews on the Cabelas site leave me wondering. I still want to get one.

LARGEONE
05-12-2013, 05:33 PM
I think the best thing I have seen is a friend of mine in congress park rigged a few lights up to a motion sensor...something crazy in the many thousands of lumens...and he put a flasher and clock on it. So when anything came near his ally after midnight, it lit up like it was daytime and it was flashing. You'd have to have some crazy balls to keep breaking into a vehicle with these lights flashing on you!

OilHammer
05-13-2013, 05:37 PM
I found the best deterrent is to be poor (and look it!) in a rich neighborhood. :)
Whatever camera you put in, I think I would have a sign that says so.
My brother in law was using a game camera, and it wasn't bad, but blew threw memory and batteries pretty quickly. Apparently, there was a LOT of motion going on at night...critters, wind, you name it.
My latest plan is to move all my tools out of the garage and into a shed that doesn't open to the alley. They could still break in, but it would require bigger balls as I would have a clear view of them from my house doing it...as would my neighbor.
Nothing pisses me off more than theft, and tis the season for it to start. Reminds me to go change bulbs tonight.

Caribou Sandstorm
05-14-2013, 12:14 PM
My Cameras images are not too bad, I don't think I could recommend my system, as I would prefer higher quality image but seems like that price point moves up from 345.00 to 1200.00

OilHammer
05-14-2013, 04:35 PM
Dunno man, in some cases that might be good enough. Last year when I was building my gates, I noticed that the same 5 trucks came through the alley regularly. One of them has chain link fencing high up the sides so they can haul more scrap, and even had a sign on the side "Lelu's" or something. If that guy stopped, got out and took your awning, you would have zero difficulty identifying his truck. You would have a hard time identifying a subaru, but those guys that cruiser the alleys have VERY unique rides b/c they are so cobbled together.

Caribou Sandstorm
05-14-2013, 05:16 PM
True, mostly I worried about night theft..

Here is a shot from my other cam