Please consider registering
Guest

Search

— Forum Scope —




— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

Register Lost password?
Advice on getting an HD IP camera for capturing license plate #'s as the enter my subdivision?
Don
New Member
Members
Forum Posts: 1
Member Since:
August 27, 2013
Offline
1
August 27, 2013 - 12:58 pm

We've had a number of break-ins in my subdivision and since my house is at the corner of the only street that enters the subdivision I'd like to purchase an outdoor HD IP network camera with IR lighting. With motion-sensing I think I could capture a readable  license plate in a photo or video and time stamp for every vehicle that enters and leaves my subdivision.

 
Would like to get some additional IR LED floodlights, maybe get the neighbor across the street to aim one at the street from his house. Looking at the specs I could light the street up like a football stadium. I assume they don 't draw lot of power?
 
I'm open to suggestions if anyone has them. camera hardware, software, etc.. Was thinking of mounting the camera on a 4x4 post, use peer over ethernet and run the cable through my attic to an outlet near my furnace. WOuld like to do this fairly economically without hiring an electrician and save the money for a quality camera.
 
Thanks in advance for any feedback.
Daniel Ross
Member
Guests
Forum Posts: 287
Member Since:
March 27, 2013
Offline
2
August 27, 2013 - 2:43 pm

I would go with IP cameras but certain cameras are better for different shots. For plate capture you want to be close to the vehicle focused in on the plate. Also the car needs to come to a complete stop preferably no more than a few miles per hour. You may or may not need more illumination at night. It depends on conditions if you will need more light. For plate capture I would plan on extra light.

Do you have any idea on how far away you want the cameras?

Matt Stetson
West Palm Beach, FL
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 17
Member Since:
November 21, 2012
Offline
3
August 27, 2013 - 11:59 pm

That's a tough challenge.  If there isn't anything in the street to force vehicles to slow down where you're going to try to capture plates, you're very likely to get picture or light blur...  

bd
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 12
Member Since:
September 27, 2013
Offline
4
September 27, 2013 - 9:45 pm

My neighborhood is rather large (500+ homes) with two entrances and a landscaped island between entry/exit lanes of traffic.  I have electric in the islands, but no internet connection.  I opted for a couple of Reconyx cameras that are made for recording license plates, day or night at high speed.  They're enclosed in green utility boxes so they blend into the environment very well.  Here's a link: http://www.reconyx.com/shop/SM.....a/d/243/96 and here's the enclosure: http://www.reconyx.com/shop/Ca...../d/266/110

 

I would highly recommend that you record license plates as they leave the neighborhood.  Criminals can enter at any time, but when the SHTF, they're gonna be leaving in a hurry.  Better to know what cars left during a short time window rather than who came in.

 

Hope this helps.

Forum Timezone: America/New_York

Most Users Ever Online: 41

Currently Online:
5 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

Daniel Ross: 287

shockwave199: 178

Gilberto: 150

MrDeepFreeze: 113

tubac: 105

Jer7of9: 95

Night Hawk: 78

ShawnInFL: 61

smokey44: 40

Craig: 34

Newest Members:

Hexagony

VideoExpertsGroup

Nitesh Singh

adam.dillon

Ted

Jess Brooks

choi

Sunandan

jharborside

twoskins

Forum Stats:

Groups: 5

Forums: 27

Topics: 685

Posts: 3342

 

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 4

Members: 864

Moderators: 7

Admins: 5

Administrators: Security Camera King, Damon Delcoro, Brad Besner, Dro Simoes, Ian Bailes

Moderators: Ryan Newkirk, Jesus Ragusa, Zeke Richey, Jose Malave, Heath Phillips, javajeff, mrkuchuk