CCTV setups

Hi Guys,

Thinking about setting up CCTV for my place in Karratha and none of the local guys seem too interested on quoting as they only want the commercial stuff (or the ones I've spoken to).  Anyone got any suggestions on best quality / price and simple to do yourself kits?




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harvey norman

Tue, 2017-10-03 13:03

 we got a uniden kit from harvey norman, the vision in the night time is great. can see clearly at distance, it is all plug and play. took me a few hours of running cables through the roof, but aprt from that was very simple to do.

I have got around to connecting to the interent yet, but seems strsight forward as well. Helped a tradie out over the road who had his car broken into, got there faces and rego number clearly. And that was at 3am in the morning.

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 Mate put in an arlo system

Tue, 2017-10-03 13:35

 Mate put in an arlo system from jb hifi. He isn't very tech savvy and it was an easy install. He is very happy with it. 


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I have set up a few CCTV

Tue, 2017-10-03 14:23

I have set up a few CCTV systems for residential place's however only locally in the metro area. You can get systems where the camera's are powered by PoE (Power over Ethernet) instead of mains power. So all you need to do is run CAT5e or CAT6 network cables to camera locations, the rest is fairly plug and play with some minor customisations. 

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Swann Security Camera Systems

Tue, 2017-10-03 16:30

  I put my own 8 camera Swann security system in myself. Its pretty much plug and play. The video quality is ok through the day and anyone coming into the boundary can be recognized, but at night unless the target is close, forget it, you wont even get a number plate at 10 metres. The Swann systems are not a really reliable unit as their mass production and price means problems, in saying that, the warranty is bloody good and two camers that went down were replaced swiftly, no questions asked. Swann has great backup and advice should you need it. Overall i have been pretty happy with this kit type system. If I had more money and knowledge I would have purchased the Hikvision brand as their reliability record is far better generally. Just my spin on it. Be warned though, you may at times see more than you need to see and learn more about the number of creeps that lurk around like I did ! My wife runs our business from home and now feels safer simply cos in one glance at her phone or the extra monitor in the office can see 360 deg around our house.Depending on what settings you run it will record 6 days or more of footage depending on wind , cobwebs and other things that trigger recording, before it starts to overwrite. These systems are great because they eliminate the need for investigation outside the safety of your home if you hear a bump in the night.  Hope this helps.

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Tue, 2017-10-03 18:26

What sort of cost are you looking at for these plug n play systems?


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 I'm getting some info from a

Tue, 2017-10-03 19:02

 I'm getting some info from a mate of mine tonight Adam who has a plug n play system in his workshop which can be operated through an iPhone. I know he said it was around $700.


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Tue, 2017-10-03 19:48

 about $500 for 4 cameras but next time i would get a 8 camera setup

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harvey norman

Fri, 2017-10-13 14:19

I bought a $800 Uniden, 8 camera, 1TB hard drive system from Harvey norman, for one of my sites last year.

very good picture quality, and simple plug and play. it only came with 20m leads, but I chopped/spliced longer leads on it with left over cat 6 (data) cable, and got well over 100m of run from these, without any issues.

it comes with a user friendly hard drive/storage system, controlled by a mouse (supplied), and easily plugs into the internet via Ethernet cable, with a user friendly app, that allows you to watch any camera at any time, or alert you if one of the cameras senses motion. only thing I had to supply was a monitor.

we successfully caught a few people breaking in, a few dodgy trade practices, and also had one camera hidden in the lunch room, where we caught a floor tiler stealing the guys' lunches!! he has been banned from all our sites!

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 Adam have the been wanting

Tue, 2017-10-03 19:12

 Adam have the been wanting to put in stuff like Hikvision/Dahua? 


This is good gear and sort of plug and play but still expensive say 1k for a dvr and 2 cameras cost price. A lot of houses and workshops use this stuff all the way up to big projects. 


Sorry cant help on any cheaper stuff!

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Zosi System

Tue, 2017-10-03 19:23

 I have a Zosi System i installed myself, really easy to setup for most.

8 cameras with a 1Tb harddrive that hooks up to my router then through their app you can view, record and playback all from your phone.

The hardest part is running cables through the dusty roof.

Had it for about 6 months, only thing i have changed is the internal fan to a larger quieter one.

Pretty good for around $290 au delivered.




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Adam, flick me a PM mate, i

Thu, 2017-10-05 10:09

Adam, flick me a PM on what your thinking mate, i can sort you out on the hardware, can buy through our suppliers cheap.


Using o2 NVR's and cameras at the moment, fantastic quality and cheap!

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Yes as stated by others POE

Thu, 2017-10-05 10:14

Yes as stated by others


POE cameras are the way to go, they run over standard data cat 6 cabling. Easy to do. Plug and play. NVR's come in 4, 8, 16, 32 port depending on the number of cameras you want.

Recording can be set for motion, or continous, or a mixture of both.

Come with mobile app's so your able to view cameras remotely with a little bit of configuration on the internet router.


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Thu, 2017-10-12 19:01

 Missus got a quote for karratha; 3 x hikvision 2.8mm domes, nvr, conduit n equip etc and installation of 3 cameras back to nvr.... $4533!!!!


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that include call out

Fri, 2017-10-13 13:11

that include call out fee............ :-)

My parents have been in K-town for a while, love listening to their stories of exorbitant costs!