IPVMU Certified | 03/05/15 07:03am
I'm struggling to find a suitable camera system for a lovely old house and would greatly appreciate some help. Neighbors on both side of the house were burgled on the same day so the residents in the middle are understandably feeling rather vulnerable!
The residents want two cameras on the front of the house so they can see anyone entering their property from the street. They want one camera at the back of the house and one inside in a central hallway.
The two-storey house was built in the 1800's and everything is solid. The internal and external walls are double-brick. Under the floor is bluestone! They have renovated the house beautifully and do not want any exposed cabling or conduit. The house is in a major city.
Ordinarily I avoid wireless cameras but am considering them for this job. Three of the cameras would need to be rated for outdoors. I'm in Australia and, unless I am mistaken, none of the local distributors for Samsung, Dahua or Hikvision import their respective WiFi camera models. This seems to rule out WiFi cameras although I am following up with each of these companies in case one of them can supply WiFi cameras in Australia. I don't want to import the cameras myself as they wouldn't have gone through the costly compliance testing for WiFi products in Australia. If the cameras caused any interference, I would be liable and the customer would be very unhappy.
External radio equipment, such as that from Ubiquiti, would be ruled out as it would ruin the look of this lovely old house.
Does anyone have any other bright ideas as to how I could provide them with a 4 camera solution which they could remotely access via the Internet. They are not keen on paying ongoing costs for some kind of Cloud storage although I haven't completely ruled that out. They would prefer a one-off cost for the equipment which is a reasonable preference for residential installations.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated as I'm finding these constraints to be quite tricky. I'm also considering some kind of neat-looking camera with built-in recorder even though it would not be connected to the Internet. I just need to find one that doesn't look like a camouflaged trailcam. Thank you for your help!