I frequently attend and speak at community meetings within the City I work, most of which lately have centered around home owner video surveillance.
Though several solutions have been previously identified and discussed among residents, the one solution I am looking to fill is an affordable and simple to install video surveillance camera that can be mounted on the front of a homeowners house, facing the street, and allowing for high quality video both day and night. The goal of this solution is allow community members to identify vehicles and persons of interest that have come into their community to commit crimes.
Some general specs I am looking for:
Cost: Preferably under $300
Installation: Something an average home owner can install themselves or one that would require minimal installation services, such as a single PoE / Cat 5 cable. Due to the cost goals, I am looking for something that has its own built in VMS that can be easily accessed from the internet. Do not want solutions that require a complete surveillance system due to the fact we need to keep the cost down.
Storage: Thinking on-board SD card storage would be best.
Coverage area: Most installs would typically require a viewing distance between 30 and 60 feet. The width would only need to be in the area of 20' at that distance.
Any camera recommendations would be greatly appreciated, as would simple installation steps for such a camera.