N6VMO wrote:Analog sercurity cameras are going the way of the dinosuar. Save your money and get an HD IP camera system instead.
These SVT cameras have the camera lens mounted behind a glass shield, so are the IR LEDs. When the glass gets dirty or waterspotty, the IR light will reflect directly back into the lens and night vision will be useless. Any night vision camera worth its money wil have the camera lens isolated from the IR LEDs and an IR Cut filter.
As long as analog systems are a fraction of the price of HD IP camera, they will continue to have a place.
The difference isn't too bad with 1 or 2, but if you're in the market for 8-16, it starts to go over the budget most are willing or able to spend.
I just ordered a 16 channel 8 cam system from the big A for 280, that gives me enough basic crummy cams to cover most areas, and leaves room to buy a few nicer ones for places that need better images, while keeping the entire project well under 1000.
Good point on the glass that covers lens and leds though, not the best design :/