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If so I have some questions and maybe some business for you. A neighbor that I do IT work for wants to buy one of those boxed security camera/dvr combos you see in the big box stores. Due to a recent incident he is ready to move on it. I would be the one doing the installation. This would most likely suffice for his immediate need, however we eventually will also want to position cameras up to 300 yds away which would far exceed the camera/cabling technology the system comes with. Are those systems typically adaptable to something other than unpowered analog video or do I need some other kind of dvr/web server chassis, maybe build one out of a PC? We want all cameras to be accessible via the same web interface. He wants lots of cameras so initial per camera cost needs to be low.

If he goes with the boxed set of course that wouldn't be any local business opportunity but the longer distance cameras and transmission hardware might be.
 

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It depends on what type of location the cameras 300 yards away are going to be installed on, will it have internet access?

If you have internet you can just get a static IP from the ISP and then connect the cameras to a DVR with network connections and remote into the device with some kind of software, a web service connection will work on a network with a dynamic IP but there is normally a monthly fee.

We use fiber for many of our remote camera systems when a customer needs the cameras to be on a closed network but that is another ball of wax.
 

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No this would be 300yd down a private road. That one would have power because there is a light pole there we can use, but there may be one or two about 100 yds away with no power.
 

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I'm not a professional by any stretch of the imagination, but I have set up a couple home surveillance systems.

How many cameras total does he think he'll need/want? Whats his budget?

Foscam Blue Iris is a pretty good software (windows only) that lets you monitor your cams and record and all that jazz.

For the cameras 300+ yds away from the house check out Wireless IP cameras.
 

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You might be ok with running a standard RG-11 cable from the house to the camera 300 yards away a (1000ft spool should get you there with no splices and about 30+ feet to spare), you would pull power from the local source at the camera of course. It "should" work as long as you use quality cable and a good camera, if nothing else use the cheaper cameras in the house/buisness and spend the extra cash on a quality camera for the remote location.

I have worked on one camera that was ran from the home to about 220-250 yards to a gate on RG6 and the image was decent, it was Black and white mind you but it worked pretty well, other that getting struck by lightning every time a thunder storm rolled through it seemed fine.

Come to think of it I had a customer run 700ft of Cat5 from his house to a gate to run a video intercom, I got the call to hook it up and I told the guy up front not to expect much but I was pretty shocked when it worked like a champ, when I spoke with the Aphone rep he said they dont advise those distances but it will work, the cat5 carried power and video at that distance, I never for a moment thought it would work but it did.
 
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