Homeowner 4 Channel Kit - Analog, IP or HD SDI?

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Jun 13, 2012

What should a homeowner use for a 4 channel surveillance system? We recently called up internet reseller Supercircuits who sells multiple types of video surveillance systems, and pretended to be a homeowner looking for a system recommendation. In this note, we examine Supercircuit's pitch for 3 competitive offerings - Analog, IP and HDcctv offering our observations on the pros and cons of each approach.

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