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Old 12-17-2012, 08:36 PM   #1
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I'm looking to get a job site camera for my jobs. I would want a mobile one. Anybody have one and can tell me pro and cons of it? Cost? Any other information would be good. Thanks
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:47 PM   #2
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What exactly do you mean by "job site camera"? Security? Progress shots?

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Old 12-17-2012, 09:01 PM   #3
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If you just want photo's for before and after shots, just about any digital camera these days will do. I make sure all of my guys have a camera. If their on a one day job, they normally just have to take before and after shots. If the projects runs more than a day, they have to take daily progress shots.

On bigger jobs you may want to get a hunting camera(the type you can attach to tree's). Just set it up in a good location when your ready to start, and take it down when your done. Its motion activated, so you don't have to worry about having enough memory to record a big project spanning several days/weeks.

The hunting camera's work good for security too
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:11 PM   #4
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I use swann products for my home and shop. I have an eight channel full hd night vision equipped recorder but only use four channels.

The inferred is pretty neat for the money.
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Oh I can access any of my cameras from their mobile app.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:17 PM   #6
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If you use the camera in an iPad there is a great Ap called Measures where you can take pictures, add notes and dimensions right on the picture.
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The ipad app is a good one. I take photos and send them to the lumber yard for a quote.
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:41 PM   #8
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I was wanting a surveillance camera that I could watch from office
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:14 PM   #9
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How are you going to power and secure the camera, and how is the image going to get to your office?
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Just hack into Finch's computer.

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Old 12-18-2012, 01:01 AM   #11
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So this is to see when your guys are having a safety meeting or who knows what else
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It is a good idea to keep your eyes on your employees and see what they are up to. Also it is a good in case someone is up to mischieve at night.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:40 AM   #13
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That's exactly what I want it for. Just trying to find a good one for a good price.
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I have 4 cameras set up around my shop, 3 outside, one inside. their weather proof, and have decent night vision. can record 2 months of video on all 4 channels before it starts recording over the oldest feeds.

the 3 outside monitor the grounds, and the one inside will show if someone actually makes it into the building illegally.

I got it from Sams club or BJ's for like $400 5 years ago
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Take a look at this site, good prices.

http://www.x10.com/homepage.htm
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You're going to need a few things. A camera that can access the internet, a power source, and an internet connection.

You could get an IP cam and hook it up to a router/switch which is connected to the net. Or you could get a security camera setup with it's own DVR. The DVR would be connected to the internet.

Power can either be an extension cord from the clients house to a power strip or a battery bank with an inverter in case the extension got "accidentally" unplugged. A UPS could serve the same purpose but wouldn't run as long as a battery bank.

Internet can either be accessing your clients wireless network or connecting to their network with a cat5 cable. Or you can use a 4g wireless hotspot through a cell company.
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Check out the system by RSI called Videofied. There is info at Videofied.com.

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Put one up outside the house and be prepared to be amazed. Almost all the time, the people slashing tires, crashing cars, and stealing stuff are the neighbors. Nice neighborhoods, too.
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Here is another company I have worked with.

http://www.newgatesecurity.com/gps-t...?product_id=69

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Check out the system by RSI called Videofied. There is info at Videofied.com.

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That system looks like an outstanding option. Maybe I should get one too.

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