Originally Posted by Timothy Wright
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Software is determined by the NVR brand and model. So select wisely.
I spend a lot of time not in front of my TV but on a PC every day. I use IE for CCTV cameras but Chrome for everything else. When I open IE the 4x4 (16 camera) display is the home page. Nothing could be easier. Because it is a browser window I can change shape and size at will. I can choose to monitor 1,4,9 or 16 cameras. Watching 16 cameras in a browser is a load on the network but not so much on the CPU or GPU.
How do you feel about cameras inside? I see you have several, including one in the garage (if one wants to consider that "inside").
A few weeks ago, I was thinking of putting two cameras inside, where I currently have motion detectors as a part of my alarm system.
But out of all of the site evaluations, the one installer that came on-site suggested instead just to have great overlapping coverage outdoors rather than a little less outdoors + 2 indoors. (With a 5-8 camera purchase, as opposed to a greater amount).
He suggested that the increased overlapping coverage outdoors would be more beneficial.
He also said that people sometimes act funny or are self conscious if they know they're being recorded.
He said if I wanted to, I could later expand and keep indoor cameras when going on long vacations.
To me, that made sense. If I'm starting out with 8 cameras, and given the areas he showed where he'd place them, I could get better coverage outdoors.
If I wanted to expand in the future, I could add 2 where the motion sensors are, indoors.