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DVR /PVR / CCTV on linux ,help ?

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 1:42 pm
by osmansiddiq
Hi
I want to make a DVR (digital video recorder) or CCTV setup hooking upto 16 cameras on a computer ,some of the cameras will be motion sensitive ie only record when it is trigered for a set period of time,and some will be recording in a continous loop ,for 2 months the last day gets written on
I have already seen such a system in a shop but it is running windows xp
I have seen some dvr cards on e bay where u get software free as well ,but that only runs in xp
I have googled around and found some sites for PVR setup
I dont think i need expensive tv cards
Any help in the right direction would be appreciated ,what kind of software ,hardware would i need

Thanx in advance

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:15 am
by crazy_frog
I do beleive that you need to have a high budget to fulfill all your requirements as expressed.

I know DVR Cards which can fulfill your requirement but are too expensive. Can I know you budget please?

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:28 am
by crazy_frog
also tell me what system you have and what kind of frame rate would you require ?

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 9:45 am
by osmansiddiq
hi crazy_frog thanx for the quick reply

i,ve been lokking on the net and dvr cards dont seem to be that expensive
i have looked at ebay.co.uk
item no
8766958776 DVR Surveillance CCTV SECURITY CAMERA SPY RECORDER CARD
5869941668 BRAND NEW 16ch 480FPS Real Time DVR card with 1ch Audio
6038223500 16 Channels 4 Real Time 120 FPS CCTV DVR Card, NEW SOFT
6038223637 8 CHANNELS CCTV DIGITAL SURVEILLANCE 240FPS DVR CARD
5869070515 16 Channels - 100 frames CCTV DVR/DSR PCI Card
5870501771 4 Ch CCTV PC CARD VIDEO RECORDING DVR Card FPS X03
8766958776 DVR Surveillance CCTV SECURITY CAMERA SPY RECORDER CARD
7592357510 Linux Window CCTV Alarm + Record DVR CARD *New Software
7592400199 CCTV 16 Channels 4 Real Time 120 FPS DVR Card C03

plus on the dvr cards description it says p3 would suffice

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 9:51 am
by osmansiddiq
i,ve tracked down a site
http://www.zoneminder.com/
gonna have a look at it , but on it the hardware requirements are quite high

any other links /projects on similiar lines that anybody knows of
basically i just want to make a low cost cctv system for shops /offices etc

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 5:46 pm
by osmansiddiq
help! anyone, any clues
i know for a fact that faisal bhai from orangemacrame was interested in such a project ,any feedback ,suggestions would be welcome
i was googling around found an interesting article about turning a Linux box into a motion detector
http://enterprise.linux.com/enterprise/ ... tml?tid=89