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Is it possible to get an HD Security Camera System on a Budget?

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Friday, May 22nd, 2015

4 Camera NVR Security System

Until recently you would be hard pressed to find a security camera system that didn’t look like the stereotypical, jumpy, grainy, black and white “Convenient Store” security camera video without spending a small fortune. Luckily, over the past few years HD (High Definition) security camera systems have significantly evolved in quality and have been reduced in cost. This article will explain that if you are on a budget, then there is an HD Security Camera System for you.

A great example is the ELI-SIP-NVRKIT-4D 4 Channel 1080P high definition security system from for only $466.65. This incredible deal includes every thing you need to protect your home or business straight out of the box. It is truly Plug and Play and simple to setup. It includes a 4 channel NVR (Network Video Recorder), 4 ports of built-in POE(Power Over Ethernet), 2 x 1080P Indoor/Outdoor bullet style cameras and 2 x 1080P Indoor/Outdoor vandal dome style cameras. All 4 cameras have a 3.6 mm lens providing a crisp & clear wide field of view as well as 20 foot of IR (InfraRed) for night vision. These cameras can be powered using 12-volt power or using the built-in POE.

In addition, the package comes with free software and apps for video playback, remote viewing and system maintenance.

You will truly be amazed at the 2-megapixel video quality of these cameras, especially when you consider that watching the footage they record is equivalent to watching a 1080P high definition movie on your big screen TV in your living room.

The NVR can accommodate storage up to 4TB. This means even if you record video 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in real-time 30 frames per second and you will still get almost 2 weeks of stored footage.

You can increase your storage even further by simply adjusting any or all of the features mentioned above. As an extra benefit each camera can be setup individually. This means that if you wanted the cameras near your front and back door to record all the time and the rest of them to only record when motion occurs, you can.

Setup and Installation

In addition to the incredible price and superior video quality, installation has never been easier. This Network IP system can transfer the power and video to and from the each camera on a single cat5 cable with the built-in POE switch. When using this system with the 100 foot pre-made Cat5 cables (also available at it makes running your cables and hooking up your cameras a snap… literally!

Don’t forget these cameras can also be powered with 12-volt power in situations were you have long cable runs or specific mounting situations that require a local power supply.

Need help getting your software, apps, and remote viewing setup? No problem, this system comes with free tech support for the life of the product. As a matter of fact, every DVR, NVR or camera you buy though has this level of service.

Our expert staff is available on both the east and west coast to provide live phone support in addition to the robust, information packed CCTV Security Camera Forum, Live Chat and Free Software Downloads.

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Are you not comfortable installing this system on your own? Well, don’t fret, has a full team of installation services available. Their technicians are not only experienced in CCTV and security camera systems, but can also help you with an alarm system for your home or business as well as Home Automation and Access Control.

What’s included?
The ELI-SIP-NVRKIT-4D security camera system includes the following:

2 Bullet Style 1080P (2 Megapixel) security cameras with IR
A bullet camera is a common design and the most versatile option for many installation scenarios. The camera is attached to an armature making it very easy to mount and point in any direction.

1080p Bullet Security Camera on sale

These cameras are high-resolution cameras recording full 1080P HD video. At a resolution of 1920x1080px, each frame of recorded video is almost 3 times larger than the resolution of traditional D1 CCTV video. IR or night vision infrared enables these cameras to see in complete darkness for up to 30’ but these cameras are also extremely good at using any available natural light without the assistance or the internal IR .

2 Vandal Dome Style 1080P (2 Megapixel) security cameras with IR.
The vandal dome cameras have all of the features and functionality of the bullet cameras mention above but the covered dome proof design protects the camera from debris and vandalism.

1080p Dome Security Camera on sale

4 Channel NVR (Network Video Recorder)
Although each Network IP camera and be setup and accessed individually as a stand alone unit, the included 4 channel NVR acts as an network hub, power supply and recording device. In conjunction with the free video monitoring software and apps you will be able to view real-time video, review recorded footage and remotely access all of you cameras at once.


Vandal Proof Security Camera

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Vandal proof security cameras are excellent for mounting in areas where the security digital video camera might otherwise be tampered with.  Although they may not be able to sustain the injury inflicted upon them with something like a hard swing from a baseball bat, they are built with “vandal-proofing” technology in mind.

There are basically three types of digital video security and surveillance cameras:  1. The box camera; 2. The bullet camera; and, 3. The dome camera.  THe box and the bullet cameras, mainly because of the way they are mounted, are fairly easy to tamper with.  Especially the bullet camera, it can easily be persuaded to move on its mount thereby re-aiming the camera in a totally different direction and field of view.

The fact that the cameras are often even used for monitoring vandalism is a serious and often forgotten situation.  Therefore, the very essence of fighting vandalism becomes the specific target once the camera is installed.  After all, the vandal proof security camera is one of the most visible components of the entire security and surveillance system.  If the system (specifically the camera) is installed properly, it will be in the hot spot which is the area of highest vandalism occurrence.

To combat vandalism, consider exactly what you are trying to monitor or catch on camera and mount the camera accordingly, to make that the camera’s field of view.  However, if possible there are some things you can do to help prevent vandalism of the camera.  For example, a camera may normally be mounted (arbitrarily) at about 8 feet.  At this height the camera is too vulnerable.  If possible, consider the multiple angles of view to the same field of vision and see if there is a possibility of mounting the camera at 15 feet or more.  This should place the camera out of jumping distance of most would-be vandals.

In addition, use a vandal proof security camera.  Security Camera King offers several different models of vandal proof security cameras.  In fact, most of their bundled systems come with either product# OD-LX420IR50 or for the Ultimate series product# OD-LX550IR50; both are vandal proof security cameras.

These models possess certain characteristics in order to reinforce anti-vandalism.  For example the dome camera is mounted flush to the ceiling or wall with the necessary cabling coming into the camera from behind the cameras through the wall.  This means no exposed power supply or video transmission cable that can be readily seen from outside of the camera and subject to being tampered with.

These vandal proof security cameras are constructed of tough metal exterior housings.  These housings are designed to take a beating.  If the camera is mounted properly, it’s going take a very tough object to cause damage to it.

Not only are they inside a metal housing, but the structure of the housing is made so that once the camera is mounted, any visible screws are kept to a minimum as well.  The vandal proof security dome camera is also very “tight” in design; nothing is sticking or hanging out.  This also helps to deter vandalism.

Another feature of the vandal proof security camera is the clear shield which the lens is placed behind. A camera’s vulnerability to vandals is probably its lens.  The lens has to function (be aimed at the proper field of vision) but simultaneously be protected somehow so as not to interfere with its function.

Therefore to provide the greatest protection to the lens the clear shield on a vandal proof security camera is usually made from Lexan®, chemically known as polycarbonate resin thermoplastic.  You may not be familiar with the chemical name “polycarbonate resin thermoplastic” and you may not even be familiar with its registered trademark name, “Lexan®,” but you certainly are familiar with some of its uses.  Lexan is commonly used in space and sports helmets, clear high performance windshields and aircraft canopies, and bullet proof windows.

These features are generally unique to the vandal proof security camera.   In addition to these extra features with careful consideration concerning mounting you can easily keep and maintain a good working vandal proof security camera for years.

If you have any more questions about vandal proof security cameras please contact one of Security Camera King’s security experts via on-line “Live Chat” or telephone at 866-573-8878 Monday through Friday from 9AM to 6PM EST.