ouch bro. sorry to hear about that.
Ok, so I decided to put some camaras in my car. Last week, some jerkoff decided to broke into my car and stole from me $1400 Sound system and that is not including damage to the panels in my car plus the window. I am sick and tire of low life @sses doing that *****. And to make matters worst, I found out in the morning today that my car was egged and that was the last straw, I want to catch does mother truckers for what are they doing. Now, back the camara installation. I found two small pinholes camaras online with RCA's inputs. The problem is not installing them, the problem is recording every time I leave my car. I really do not want to have the PC turn on all the time (at the moment I have nothing on my car, I took everything out, well, what is left of it). So I thought about a small video recorder, but the ones that I found online are way to big so I am still looking for the best way for me to record everything that happens when I am out of my car.
Now for the house security, I am looking at tons of camaras at ebay and I am undecided as to what to buy, but I found a 4 port video server that might work and I would be able to see the cameras online anywere, but I would need to buy RCA cameras, so we will see what happens..
Any help will be greatly appreciated guys, this whole stealing thing has to stop and if I ever catch them, its kiking @ss time.. Here are some pics of the carnage..
Look at the mess...
ouch bro. sorry to hear about that.
Cant code cause I dont know how, but give me the paint bucket and my eraser and have at you!
I'd suggest infrared cameras and some IR illuminators. I doubt they're doing this in broad daylight. Be sure the cameras can handle low light situations and are focused in at the right distance to catch the ****bags.
Is the car parked in your driveway or in front of the house or elsewhere?
I would mount cameras on the house or somewhere similar and aim them at the car as opposed to trying to install anything of this nature into the vehicle itself. It'd be ideal to have a digital video recorder of some type triggered on motion recording the action.
A video system would be a good investment, but a two way paging alarm and an assault rifle are a better investment in my opinion.
NVPC, they stole everything on broad daylight when I was working at my University man, I went in to work at 7:30am and did not get out until 5:30pm, so when I open my passenger door to put in my stuff, I saw that carnage....
About my car, it is always parked in front of my house, I might start parking it on the side of the house but there's no pavement but who cares. But I am still planning on putting video in my house, screw this. And about the rifle, I want to get me this baby:
Oh, and I do have a two page alarm system, I have a Clifford Matrix Alarm, and even with that they took everything...
Wow, I'm actually working on a similar system, but its for monitoring the car from home. Been doing lots of research, and nvpc is on the right track. you want IR LEDs (cameras can see them, the naked eye cannot), and a CCD based camera (not cheaper CMOS). For me, I bought a 4-channel PCI card that you can hook-up RCA inputs into.
One thing I learned about is frame rates per second (FRPS). 30 frps = real-time. And some cheaper pci cards advertise that they are 30frps....total! so if you're using 4 cameras, divided 30 by 4 to get the frps for that camera. I found a card by Digivue that is 60frps total, and for when I complete the project, will try it out with 3 cameras, so 20 frps, which isn't too bad, but not 100% real-time.
Set the computer to continous record, and check back on the footage if something happens. Here's a link to a clip caught by a fellow member's camera with IR nightvision mode: here
Most capture cards only use one capture device through a multiplexer for all channels, even on some expensive DVR cards or image grabbers. However, I don't see the need for full motion video as long as there is a decent framerate and you can see what's going on. Full motion video at a decent resolution can fill up a hard drive fast and this increases exponentially when you add more cameras.
By the way, nice rifle. I need to pick up a foregrip for mine.
I saw a 120fps car for pretty cheap price... So I am still trying to figure out the best combo.. I will not put more than 4 camaras that is for sure...
You're looking for an amateur. Breaking the small 3/4 window in the rear is a much better approach since it leaves less glass in the car while you're working.
I grew up in the midst of car thefts, they got my brother, and almost got me but I caught them doing it.
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Man do I feel your pain. Back in April I had my work van broken into and $1200 worth of tools stolen. Then in July some *** wipe broke into a house I was working on and stole another $2000 worth of tools. Of course the cops didn't do jack. The guy cut himself breaking in the house, blood all over, they didn't do jack again. Now I understand how upsetting it is to have car audio equipment stolen, I've had that done many a time before, but this how you I make a living using these tools. Think the flippin' cops could do something besides sit on their fat asses and "fill out a report".
Anyway, I also park very close to my house so I'm looking into getting a couple of wireless cameras and running the video receiver on my home computer. That way I can recorded it, possibly set up some kind of alarm, maybe motion, and also record who breaks in. That way the flippin' cops can have a video with which they'll probably not do jack with.