Slides from my security camera presentation

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  1. wtimothyholman

    wtimothyholman Getting the hang of it

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    Last Tuesday I gave a presentation to my neighborhood association about choosing the right security cameras (a major point of interest given the property crime that residents deal with).

    In case anyone is interested, here is a link to a PDF of the slides: Security Camera Presentation Oct 2018.pdf

    I should add that much of what is in that presentation started with what I learned on this board, and I gave a shout-out to ipcamtalk.com during my talk. So thanks to all of you who got me started on the path of wisdom, so to speak. :)
     
  2. mat200

    mat200 IPCT Contributor

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    Good job @wtimothyholman

    Quick review on some of those pages:

    Slide on page 5 - suggest modify 4K HDTV - to perhaps 4K UHD ( HDTV )

    Coax - 4 standards to note, HDCVI is one of those...


    Slide 12 - may want to differentiate DVR and NVR

    For Cloud Cameras - add bandwidth used.. this can be especially painful 300-400GB per month per each Nest Camera at higher res settings. ( lower res = poorer quality picture )

    Also note failure and reliability issues with Cloud cameras - as well as many lack embedded time stamps. ( can be problematic for evidence )
     
  3. wtimothyholman

    wtimothyholman Getting the hang of it

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    Thanks for the feedback. I'll definitely be adding to the presentation as time goes on, and as new products and cameras hit the market. I had a good response from the presentation, which probably means a lot of people will be asking me for free advice. No good deed ... :)
     
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    Very nice presentation Mr Holman, I am just starting to research security cameras and needed an explanation that started with the basics.
     
  5. catcamstar

    catcamstar Pulling my weight

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    Indeed, very nice presentation, great addition to the Cliff Notes on this forum. I really liked the ending slides, you should have made an NCIS remake, zooming in with turbo lenses, improving the image until you could identify Donald Duck as the stupid driver ;-)
     
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    wtimothyholman Getting the hang of it

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    During my talk, I provided some more detail about the story behind those last few slides. My neighbor was furious when he saw the damage to his car the next morning, but the camera footage helped him find the driver. This happened before I installed my front porch PTZ camera and my LPR cameras, so the Amcrest camera recordings were the best that I could provide. Fortunately, the driver and his girlfriend visited a party at the house two doors down from my neighbor's house. I was able to tell my neighbor when the couple arrived and when they left.

    So my neighbor went down to the house (being rented by some college students) and said, "Last night someone came to your house party. He arrived with his girlfriend at 11:45 p.m., and left at 1:13 a.m. He hit my car, got out to examine the damage, then drove off. He left no note. I have all of this recorded on a security camera. Can you help me find him?"

    The renters gave up their friend on the spot. As it turned out, he was a freshman at a local college, and (from what I later heard) told his Dad that his brand-new car had been hit in a parking lot. My neighbor contacted the student, met with him the next day, and basically said, "We can make this a matter between your insurance company and mine, or I can call the police." The bit about the police was a bit of a bluff, as they had zero interest in dealing with a minor accident two days after it happened, but the kid didn't know that.

    So the college kid had to call up Dad and tell him the truth about what happened. (Ouch!) Their insurance covered the damage to my neighbor's car, my neighbor was happy, and hopefully the student learned a valuable lesson about taking responsibility for one's actions.
     
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