Make sure you test each position day and night. Use a test rig (see WIKI). Mine is shown below. Make sure you WALK through the FOV and record the video. Look at it and see if you are happy with the view. Can you ID the face? Can you get a good description including clothing?The cameras monitoring the fence do not need to identify but detect & observe at ~40 feet distance. If the subject jumps the fence and comes to an ingress point, one of the other cameras can identify so I am fine with it.
Yes, thats a nifty rig. I have a PoE switch. Do you just connect the cameras to the switch with a long cable run to test them out in various locations? My plan is to try placing a couple cameras at a time and not go whole hog at once I am new to CCTV but not new to the technology.Make sure you test each position day and night. Use a test rig (see WIKI). Mine is shown below. Make sure you WALK through the FOV and record the video. Look at it and see if you are happy with the view. Can you ID the face? Can you get a good description including clothing?
The nice thing about cams is you do not have to do it all at once. Do 1-3 cams at a time and learn as you go. My plan radically changed over time.
Realize that perps do not always follow your plan. Walk the FOV like you were a perp. Most do not care there is a cam there, but they will not look up at it. Having multiple possibilities of capturing a face can mitigate their behavior. See the thread below that covers this issue.
A lot of newbies ask for help with their camera setups and most think that they can get by with a single cam to cover quite a bit of area. While that is possible if all you are interested in is a wide-angle overview, it usually will not give you a great chance of getting a face shot good enough...ipcamtalk.com
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Can you recommend a varifocal Colorvu camera?Personally I would go for the hikvision alternative "Colorvu" if you are looking at the 8MP camera. Has been out a bit longer and most of the kinks are worked out. The dahua 4K is still quite new.
You may want an extra section of wood sliding you can place "upside down" .. that is thicker side up .. on the siding section behind this mount to flatten out the mount ..I am trying to figure out mounting the turret with this -
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I have to mount it on the wooden siding and in some locations on stucco. Stucco isn't an issue but with the wooden siding, the mount is a bit crooked. What is the recommended way to install this? I can't easily mount this on soffits so have to mount it on the side of the house.